Personal Enrichment


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               Thursday              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              Thursday               B             MATTSON
PER 785 30          18768             HH-220


Art Exploration Seminars with Jennifer Aradhya

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                     Friday                 B               ARADHYA
PER 774 30                18748                 HH-114

Art Seminar: 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                  Friday                    B                  ARADHYA
PER 780 30                   18749                      HH-112


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

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



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! 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


The following language courses take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. 



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


Last Modified: 3/23/17