Other Personal Enrichment

Guide to Selecting Paint Colors
This fun and interactive class provides an introduction to selecting interior paint colors for your home. You’ll learn how to read the undertones of paint colors, address challenges in selecting the right shades and get ideas for incorporating color to enhance the overall design, look and feel of your home. Bring your questions, as well as photos of your interior designs, and you’ll leave with confidence in how to approach the selection of paint colors for your next project. Instructor Sue O’Connell, a Boston-based Architectural Color Consultant, has worked on numerous residential projects, selecting color schemes for a variety of architecture.  (1.5 Hours) $50  03/19   7:00pm - 8:30pm Tuesday  Bedford Campus Building: North Academic, room G-11 Course Number:  PER 583 30 CRN: 20317 Professor: O’CONNELL

Interior Design 101
Learn how to design like a pro.  This course will teach you how to choose paint color for the home.  Redesign a space with existing furniture and using pieces you already own.  How to incorporate charming and heirloom items into a new room design without the space looking dated.  Repurposing furniture and learning how to measure a room for proper furniture size including the topic of proper size area rugs to use in a space.  Lighting is another design element that will be addressed, size, placement.  How to measure for window treatments, fabrics, scale and custom vs. ready- made.  Design theory, furniture placement and how to design a room from scratch.  $379. Taught by Debbe Daley of Daley Designs.
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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping
This introductory course will give an overview and will prepare you for the excitement and challenges of backyard beekeeping in New England. We will cover bee culture and society, tools and equipment, establishing your first hives, hive management, the harvesting process and potential cash flow streams from bees. (10 hours) $109
New Dates: 2/26-3/25  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Monday       
Professor: WEISMAN          Bedford Campus             
Building and Room: Henderson Hall Room 112
Course Number:  PER 946 30       CRN: 19859      

New - Cooking with Cannabis
This class is a beginner’s guide to making cannabis infused foods or beverages using different carrier oils such as vegetable base glycerin, coconut oil, butter and more!  We will focus on milligram dosage, creating infused products that are not alluring to children along with the importance of labeling and storage.  Pre-req:  Must be 21+ to attend. Demonstration only via Zoom.  Taught by a Responsible Vendor Trainer, Green Path Training.  Cannabis recipes include:   Hard Candy Demo, Brownie Demo and Gummies.   Not eligible for waivers. $90
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New - Spring Tapas 
Enjoy an engaging experience with Chef David Spear into the world of Tapas. Chef Lived in Spain for years and is excited to work alongside attendees (yes, it’s hands on!) in a fun tour of Spanish Tapas (including wine suggestions) from the Northern waters to Central mountains to the Costa del Sol. No skills are required, but a willingness to taste as you go and participate with others is. Recipes will be provided after class as attendees ought be able to make most at home following the class. Come Hungry! Materials fee of $39, payable to Instructor at class includes all food, recipes, and take-aways.(2.5 hours)   $79
April 9      5:00pm – 7:30pm            Tuesday           
Presented by Chef David Spear
Lowell     Off Campus  Nesmith House
Course Number: PER 579 80        CRN: 20335

New - Intro to Expressive Watercolor
Embark on a creative journey with Bethany Peck's beginner watercolor class, the perfect opportunity to dive into the whimsical world of watercolor painting. Class is designed to help students grasp the basics of watercolor and build a strong foundation for their artistic pursuits. You will learn essential skills such as understanding values and color mixing, enabling you to create striking and harmonious compositions. Bethany will guide you through the ins and outs of watercolor painting equipment, ensuring you have a solid understanding of the tools necessary to bring your artistic visions to life. Discover the captivating world of watercolor pigments as you explore various colors and learn how to mix them effectively, allowing you to create stunning, vibrant hues that truly stand out on the paper. As you delve into the art of watercolor washes, you will unlock the secrets of achieving beautiful, flowing transitions and captivating textures in your paintings. In addition, this class will take you on a journey to paint enchanting watercolor landscapes and still life, capturing the beauty of nature and everyday objects through your own unique perspective. By the end of the course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to create breathtaking finished watercolor paintings that evoke emotion and inspire. Immerse yourself in this wonderful artistic adventure and enroll today in Bethany Peck's beginner watercolor class.  This class is suitable for High School students to Adult. Bring the following Materials to class: Basic watercolor set, watercolor brushes in an assortment of widths, pad of watercolor paper, paper towels, masking tape, pencil, cup for water. Instructor will have some materials students may borrow or purchase if needed.   $155
03/06 - 04/03     6:00pm - 8:00pm              Wednesday        Professor:  KALABOKIS
Bedford Campus               Building and Room TBA
Course Number:  PER 581 30       CRN: 20308

New - Spanish for Beginners
Introduction to Spanish is an interactive, fun class intended for those with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary, grammar, and to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. You will have the opportunity to practice and apply what you learn in conversation and enjoy getting to know your fellow classmates while doing so. Communicative class activities will include pair and group work, interviews and roleplaying. We will also introduce you to Spanish customs and culture!   $389
Next Session TBA                 Professor: HOYES
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number:  PER 645 75       

New  - Improve your English Pronunciation & Conversation Skills  
This class focuses on developing precise pronunciation in English.  There are targeted practice areas for phonemes, word stress, grammatical endings, sentence stress, and intonation. During the practice areas, there are opportunities to perform dialogues for analysis, and free speaking. During free speaking, students focus on developing academic discussion habits. $189
3/4 - 4/1              9:00am-10:30am    Monday        
Professor:  Drislane
Bedford Campus    Building:  Enrollment Center, Room 210  Course Number PER 578 30       CRN: 20336
No Class 3/18

New -  What Is Your Story?
You don’t have to be a writer to be a storyteller. By learning a number of foundational techniques, you too can share compelling content that will inspire, motivate, captivate, and delight your audience!  We’ll take you on a journey through the many places in your everyday life where you’ll need to communicate your story well.  From the toast at a wedding to putting your family history in a journal for your grandkids, or from training others confidently to conveying your skills story to land your dream job or volunteer role. Storytelling ensures you connect where it matters most.  Come ready to share your stories!  Notebooks, handouts, will be provided. $149. Not eligible for waivers. 
03/26 - 04/16     7:00pm - 9:00pm              Tuesday               Professor: HENRY
Bedford Campus   Building and Room TBA            
Course Number:  PER 582 30       CRN:  20306       


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