Personal Enrichment



Art Exploration Seminars: 

Art Seminar: Henri Matisse
A master of 20th century Modernism, the artistic career of Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) proves his boundless creativity and energy. This seminar presents an overview of Henri Matisse?s life and art, beginning with his powerful Fauvist work. Matisse?s style continued to change and evolve, as we see his subject matter gravitate around the female form, leading to his mature style focusing purely on color and form. Matisse?s experimentation with reduction of space and simplification of form, set the stage for the incredible Cut-Outs series. $29
03/24                   2:00pm - 4:00pm                     F                   B               ARADHYA
PER 774 30                18748                 HH-112

Artist Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. This seminar presents an overview of Van Gogh’s life and art. His work is characterized by bold, symbolic colors, and dramatic, impulsive and highly expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. (2 hours) $29
04/28                    2:00pm - 4:00pm                  F                      B                  ARADHYA
PER 780 30                   18749                      HH-112

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Culinary Adventures
All Culinary Adventures class will take place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA

Love ‘N Cake
Nothing says I love you more than a Valentines’ Day cake. Give your sweetie a romantic treat in this fun 3-dimentional fondant cake decorating class. No experience is needed. A supply fee of $15 should be paid to the instructor at the first class and everyone goes home with a fully decorated cake. Parents and students age 12+ are welcome. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 hours) $29
02/08             5:30pm-8:30pm             W              SAVINO
PER 678 33              17382                    MIDDLESEX MEETINGHOUSE

Cupcakes Galore
Cupcakes are one of the hottest trends in the dessert industry right now. Everyone loves cupcakes, you don’t have to cut any cake, just pass and serve! In this class you will learn how to decorate for a variety of special occasions, from birthday themes to holiday themes even wedding and baby shower ideas. Everyone will go home with an array of decorated cupcakes. These hands on classes will also teach you how to make a cupcake cake perfect for any event. There will be a supply fee of $20 for the two classes. The supply fee will cover all the supplies needed for the classes; all you have to do is just show up. Enrollment limited to 8. (6 hours) $59
02/22-03/01      5:30pm-8:30pm           W            SAVINO
PER 674 33          18848                   MIDDLESEX MEETINGHOUSE


Intro to Cake Decorating for Teens

Learn the art of cake decorating in this introduction course. Everything from frosting a cake perfectly smooth to piping intricate borders and making frosting roses will be covered. Each student will take home a fully decorated cake. Maybe one day you could be just like Food Networks and TLC’s top cake decorators. Everything is provided for in the cost of the supply fee of $20 due at the first class. Ages 13 and up. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (6 Hours) $59
3/15-3/22        5:30pm - 8:30pm       W              SAVINO
PER 803 33      17381               MIDDLESEX MEETINGHOUSE

 
Frosting Fun for Easter
In this class you will learn how to decorate an Easter themed cake using frosting and piping bags to create a magnificent 3-Dimentional cake that tastes as good as it looks. All supplies are included in the class. Everyone will go home with a fully decorated cake perfect for Easter. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 Hours) $29
04/12                     5:30pm-8:30pm       W               SAVINO
PER 818 33                  18218                MIDDLESEX MEETINGHOUSE

A Little Bite of Everything
This course covers a little bit of everything you could think of with decorating chocolate covered treats, cookies, cupcakes, even learn some cake decorating. These classes will teach you all the tricks to decorating any dessert to the T! Each class students will take home their own fully decorated desserts for friends and family to enjoy. Cost of food and supplies are included in a class fee of $30. Enrollment limited to 8. (9 hours) $89.
04/26-05/10          5:30pm-8:30pm         W                 SAVINO
PER 684 33                18849                      MIDDLESEX MEETINGHOUSE

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

NEW! Home Solar Electrical Energy Systems
Electrical energy costs in New England have risen substantially and are expected again to experience cost rate increases this year. The instructor will teach homeowners how to assess the economic feasibility of installing a solar photovoltaic system at their residential properties in order to reduce electrical energy costs. (4 Hours) $59
03/07 - 03/14                6:00pm - 8:00pm             T              B             CHAVIER
PER 788 30                18820                NA-202


NEW! Home Electrical Repair
Instructor will provide demonstration and explanation of practical methods to repair or upgrade small/simple residential electrical problems generally not requiring a permit. Topics discussed will include Electrical Code Requirements; Safety Issues; Equipment and Tools; Materials; Fixtures, receptacles, and switches. (6 Hours) $79
04/04 - 04/11               6:00pm - 9:00pm              T            B                CHAVIER
PER 787 30              18821           HH-220

NEW! Sustaining Your Garden During Climate Change
Climate change is forcing gardeners to question their understanding of plants and gardening. This class offers an organic approach to achieving green healthy plants, lawns and gardens; safe for children and pets and less harmful to the environment. Topics discussed include: plant nutritional needs, soil dynamics, water conservation plant selection and propagation, landscaping and garden design, and organic pest and disease solutions. (3 Hours) $39
03/25                  9:00am - 12:00pm                  S                B              COPPOLA
PER 781 30             18774                NA-103

03/25                  1:00pm - 4:00pm                   S                L                 COPPOLA
PER 781 80            18775                 LC-110


NEW! Mastering Garden Skills
Expand your knowledge of plants, products and techniques. This course is designed for individuals seeking a more balanced gardening approach by improving their skills and understanding of plant care. Class sessions will include discussions on soil preparation, plant selection and propagation, proper use of fertilizer and pesticide, landscaping and garden design, lawn care, pest management, yard maintenance, tool selection and other subjects of interest related to the growing season. (12 Hours) $149
04/08 - 05/20                    10:00am - 12:00pm                  S             B               COPPOLA
PER 800 30                18777                NA-103

04/08 - 05/20                1:00pm - 3:00pm                   S                     L                COPPOLA
PER 800 80                  18778                  LC-110

NEW! History of Hand Tools & Repair
Discover your inner crafting skills by learning how to repair, restore, and use the woodworking hand tools designed and used by our forefathers during the industrial revolution (3 Hours) $39
03/18                       10:00am - 1:00pm                S                  B                  COPPOLA
PER 782 30                  18772                   NA-103


NEW! Indoor Winter Organic Composting
Are you interested in organic composting? Have you ever wondered what happens to outdoor compost piles during the cold winter months? This one night class will teach you how to create and maintain a healthy compost bin that will be fully operational during winter months and beyond. You will take home a 1/2 lb. container of a compost starter kit, which contains all the micro and macro organisms that are needed to start a perfectly healthy, organic, functioning compost bin. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington (2 hours) $60
01/25                       6:30pm-8:30pm                    W                      OFF
PER 790 33                       18847


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Floral classes are taught by Given Erwin florist from Burlington, MA at MCC: 

Intro to Floral Design
Have you always wondered how to make a floral arrangement pleasing to look at? Join Cindy Mattson of Given Erwin Florist for this 4 week class. We will cover the principles and elements of Floral Design, as well as fresh flower care and handling. A hands-on workshop will be included in each class session. All flowers, materials, and tools will be provided you can take home each project. Bring your creative spirit. This is a fun, hands-on class - no experience is necessary! While this is more of an educational program, the atmosphere is casual and the material we’ll work with is lovely. We’ll use a different combination of florals each week. Topics covered: Harmony and Unity; Proportion and Scale; Rhythm and Emphasis; Balance and Symmetry. Materials fee of $25 for each class session ($100 total) payable to the instructor. Ms. Mattson is accredited as an American Institute of Floral Design member. (10 hours) $99
4/03 - 05/01   6:00pm - 8:30pm              M             B         MATTSON
PER 783 30                18766             HH-314
No class April 17

 

Spring Has Sprung Floral Arrangement
Daffodils, Tulips and other flowers are joyful harbingers of the season. Just in time for spring and Easter, learn tips for how to best care for these fresh flowers that you will arrange and take home. This hands on class is low key, geared for beginners, no experience necessary. Enjoy learning while you make something beautiful and you’ll get the bragging rights for doing it yourself. All flowers, tools and materials included. Material fee per student of $25 is payable to the instructor at class (2.5 hours) $29
04/13              6:00pm - 8:30pm               R                B          MATTSON
PER 784 30            18767               HH-220

 

 
Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement
Mom Said, “Bring Home Flowers”. As the saying goes….when Mom is happy, everyone is happy. Out do your siblings and make her proud, by bringing her a fresh arrangement you made yourself. We supply everything you’ll need, including flowers, materials and tools. You don’t need experience, we walk you through, step-by-step. Classes are fun and low key! Material fee of $30 per student is payable to the instructor at the first class (2.5 hours) $29
05/11               6:00pm - 8:30pm              R                B             MATTSON
PER 785 30          18768             HH-220


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LANGUAGE COURSES
All Language courses take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. Registration is through Middlesex Community College

French for Beginners
Come and join us to learn the fundaments of this exciting language You’ll learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and conversation through a variety of activities and methods. Please purchase Alter Ego + 1: Livre de l’eve, ISBN: 978-2278062492 for the class. (20 hours) $175
01/18-03/22                    6:30pm-8:30pm                W                 OFF
PER 638 33                      18247

French Intermediate
This course is intended for students who have had some exposure to French, such as courses in high school or an adult evening beginner French class. We will work on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on oral proficiency using a textbook, compact discs, and videos. We will end the session preparing a French dish and, of course, speaking as much French as possible while enjoying our repas. Please purchase A1/A2 Latitudes 1 Methode De Francais (French Edition), ISBN: 978-2278062492 for the class. (20 Hours) $175
01/24-03/28                   6:30pm-8:30pm                 T                  OFF
PER 651 33                      16622

French Advanced Intermediate
This course is intended for students continuing on from the previous class and for students with previous exposure to French, such as several semesters in high school, college, continuing education, etc. We will focus on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing as we read a novel or play and view a movie in French. (20 hours) $175
01/26-03/30                 6:30pm-8:30pm                 R                   OFF
PER 814 33                     18844

German Intermediate
Guten Abend! Sprechen Sie Deutsch – ein wenig?
This course is intended both for students continuing from the Spring 2016 ‘German Beginners continued’ class and for others with previous knowledge of basic German (in the present tense) and some basic grammar (e.g. conjugation & basic sentence structure). The emphasis will be on building conversational ability by engaging in conversation about everyday situations. Participants will review and expand their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Please purchase the following workbook prior to class: German Grammar Drills, by Ed Swick, ISBN 978-0-07-178945-5. (20 hours) $175
01/19-03/23                7:00pm-9:00pm                   R                   OFF
PER 648 33                   16620

German Intermediate Conversation
Guten Abend! Sprechen Sie etwas Deutsch und suchen nach einer Gelegenheit es zu anzuwenden?
This course is intended both for students continuing from the Fall 2016 ‘Intermediate German’ class and for others with some previous knowledge of German (in the present tense, simple past, present perfect). The emphasis will be on building conversational ability by engaging in conversation about current issues. We will also be reading newspaper & magazine articles that will be provided by the instructor and participants. Participants will engage in conversation and expand their knowledge of grammar while building vocabulary and communication skills. (20 hours) $175
01/18-03/22                 7:00pm-9:00pm                    W                  OFF
PER 791 33                   18845

Deutsche Gesprächsgruppe
Sprechen Sie Deutsch aber haben wenig Gelegenheit es zu benutzen? Vielleicht ist unsere wöchentliche Gesprächsgruppe dann genau das Richtige für Sie. Bei einer Tasse Tee und lässiger Atmospäre werden wir aktuelle Themen diskutieren, sowie einige Zeitungs-und Zeitschriftenartikel und Kurzgeschichten lessen. Lese-und Diskussionsmaterialien werden vom Interesse der Gruppe bestimmt und oft von den Teilnehmern beigetragen. Obwohl der Schwerpunkt der Klasse auf Erweiterung der Gesprächsfähigkeiten liegt, werden wir Gelegenheiten nutzen um die deutsche Grammatik zu besprechen und Kenntnisse darin zu erweitern. Die Lehrerin ist Muttersprachlerin und unterrichtet an der Deutschen Sonnabendschule Boston. (20 hours) $175
01/23-03/27                   7:00pm-9:00pm                    M                      OFF
PER 649 33                       18210

 
Italian for Beginners
Come and join us to learn the fundamentals of this exciting language. You’ll learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, through a variety of activities and methods. Please purchase the Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar, ISBN 9780071603676. (15 hours) $160
01/31-04/04                    6:00pm-7:30pm                   T                     OFF
PER 642 33                       16613

Parliamo Italiano!
If you are fluent in Italian and want to keep up or improve your conversational ability, this class is for you. The class is conducted in Italian and different topics will be discussed during each of the sessions. (15 hours) $160
01/30-04/03                     7:30pm-9:00pm                       M                   OFF
PER 644 33                        16615

Spanish for Beginners
This course will help students develop the four skills of the Spanish language necessary for basic communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These skills will be practiced and integrated regularly during the semester. Students should not expect to comprehend every word from their instructor, but should try to integrate what they do know to understand the overall meaning. The classes are planned to practice 65% conversation, 25% reading, and 10% writing. (15 Hours) $160
03/16-05/18                   7:00pm-8:30pm                        R                     OFF
PER 645 33                         16617

Spanish Intermediate
This course is intended both for students continuing on from our instructor’s Spanish for Beginners class and for students who are comfortable using the present and past verb tenses. You will build upon your previously-gained knowledge of the Spanish language, gaining fluency with the description of daily routines, future, and past events. (15 hours) $160
03/15-05/17                7:00pm-8:30pm                       W                          OFF
PER 813 33                        18209

Spanish Conversation Group
Si usted ha aprendido español hace unos años o recientemente, de seguro disfrutará de esta clase. Los estudiantes podrañ recordar lo aprendido y añadir a su conocimiento más vocabulario y más gramática. En esta clase se hablará sobre los intereses de cada estudiante y sobre los temas de actualidad. Se espera que los estudiantes ya hayan aprendido al menos los tiempos presente, pasado y future. Además es indispensable que traigan a la clase muchos deseos de usar la lengua. (15 hours) $160
03/14-05/16                        7:00pm-8:30pm                  T                         OFF
PER 646 33                              16616

Words From The Greek: Greek Vocabulary
Greek words and word roots permeate the English language and have rich sources of meaning derived from ancient Greek mythology, literature, drama, history, religion and philosophy. Each week you will learn about twenty new English words originating from Greek sources such as Homer, Aristotle, Aeschylus and the Greek historians. Special attention will be paid to the vocabulary of myth and Greek tragedy - words such as hubris, nemesis and arete, which are especially meaningful today. Not only will you enjoy increasing your vocabulary, you will also deepen your understanding of Greek influences upon modern life. Class sessions will include lecture, storytelling, video clips and discussion and well as interactive and written exercises. (8 hours) $99
01/23-02/13                         6:30pm-8:30pm                   M                   OFF
PER 789 33                             18846


Last Modified: 12/2/16