Personal Enrichment

Upon completion of registration please request an audition time by contacting Orlando Cela at (30 Hours) $300.  This course will take place at the Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01852.  This course is not eligible for tuition waivers. 

Flute Ensemble

Flute players 18 years or older are invited to audition. Participants will be rotated and are welcome to use any auxiliary flutes they may have. Works will comprise of a wide variety of original works, plus arrangements specially written for the ensemble. Prerequisite: Participants should be ready to demonstrate proficiency playing in regular concert flute; ability to play in auxiliary flute (alto, bass) very desirable. Please prepare two contrasting selections demonstrating candidate’s best playing ability, no more than 5 minutes. Auditions take place, Saturday, February 1st and rehearsals begin February 8th. (30 hours) $300

02/01 - 05/09                   2:00pm - 4:00pm                 S                   CELA
PER 943 80                             19681                          OFF

Youth Ensemble

The ensemble will prepare music from standard repertoire, and during rehearsals will learn about the historical context and importance of the works, the structure, and the lives of the composers. This class is for students between the ages of 15-17 and are invited to audition with the instrument of their choice. Students will be placed according to their level and age. Prerequisite: Youth should play an orchestral string or woodwind instrument, and be involved with their school music programs and/or have private lessons. Must bring your own instrument in working order. Early-intermediate level or above. Please prepare two short selections of contrasting styles and speeds, no more than 5 minutes total. Auditions take place Saturday, February 1 and rehearsals begin February 8. (30 hours) $300

02/01 - 05/09                            10:00am - 12:00pm                      S                 CELA
YTH 768 80                                  19842                                    OFF


Intro 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) $99

01/27 - 03/09                   6:00pm - 8:00pm                  M                B                   WEISMAN
PER 946 30                            19859                        HH 220
NO Class February 17 & March 2


NEW! Knitting & Crocheting All levels

Whether you’re looking to learn how to knit, crochet or to polish your existing skills, this is the perfect class. Learn to read patterns while making useful items with others who share your interest. Individual instruction will enable you to advance at your own pace. Please bring light-colored worsted weight yarn, a G or H crochet hook and size 8 knitting needles. Patterns will be supplied by the instructor. This class is located at the Meeting House, 294 Concord Rd., Billerica, MA and is limited to 10 enrollments. (12.5 Hours) $95

02/13 - 03/12                     12:30pm - 3:00pm                  R                    CUNNINGHAM
PER 965 30                             19883                               OFF


NEW! Interior Design Certificate Program


This course is designed for students to familiarize themselves with all aspects of design. We will learn how to choose the best quality furniture for any budget, studying how case goods and upholstered furniture’s are constructed. Each class helps students towards their final project. Ages 15+ welcome with signed parent consent.

Each class has a materials fee of $10 due on the first night of each class via cash or check payable to the instructor.

What are Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colors? We will discuss Complimentary, Monochromatic, Analogous and Triadic color combinations. Discussion on how to choose color and when. (1 Hour) $39

02/18              6:00pm-7:00pm             T            B              TAVANIS
PER 966 30           19892                 HH 115

What Style Are You?
Let’s learn about identifying design styles, such as Modern, Traditional and Mid-Century. How to mix styles to make a harmonious room. (1 Hour) $39

02/25               6:00pm-7:00pm            T             B            TAVANIS
PER 967 30          19893                 HH 115

This class will be dedicated to flooring. Distinctions will be made between hardwood and engineered hardwood. Learn what types of carpet are available, and what is best for your room and life-style. Various tiles and vinyl floors will be introduced. (1 Hour) $39

03/03                6:00pm-7:00pm           T            B              TAVANIS
PER 968 30             19894                  HH 115

Window Treatments
What types are best for dark or bright rooms? Do we need window treatments for a cohesive design? What is available in blinds - shades or shutters? Fabric is also discussed. (1 Hour) $39

03/10                6:00pm-7:00pm           T              B                 TAVANIS
PER 969 30            19895                  HH 115

Lighting a room is not as easy as one may think. Do’s and don’ts of lighting. Floor plans will be introduced. (1 Hour) $39

                   6:00pm-7:00pm            T               B                TAVANIS
PER 970 30                  19896                 HH 115

More about furniture placement. How to accommodate a difficult room. Let’s practice setting floor plans, and introduce furniture into the space. (1 Hour) $39

                  6:00pm-7:00pm              T               B                    TAVANIS
PER 971 30                 19897                   HH 115

Re-do, or just freshen up? What new materials are available? The work triangle. Best flooring choices, cabinet styles and much more. (1 Hour) $39

                   6:00pm-7:00pm               T                 B                       TAVANIS
PER 972 30                19898                    HH 115

Interior Design Presentation
Students will present a culminating final project, including floor plan, Presentation Board, fabric choices, flooring and window treatments. This class is for students who want to gain the certificate in Interior Design and have completed all of the Interior Design Classes. (1 Hour) $39

                  6:00pm-7:00pm                  T                 B                 TAVANIS
PER 973 30              19899                       HH 115


The Myths of Credit

In this class, we will drill into all the myths, suspicions, fallacies, and beliefs of the credit world we live in today. We will discuss the information we have acquired along the way as to how our scores are created how to avoid the pitfalls of bruised and damaged credit, and what steps can be utilized to help repair and build a strong credit rating into the future. This is a must if you have ever had a negative experience applying for a car loan, credit card or line of credit. The truths will be disclosed. Please join us for a candid, interactive class to learn the truths of the credit world we live in today! (3 Hours) $49

01/11              9:00am - 12:00pm             S            B              BEAUDION
PER 951 30            19852                    HH 114

02/01              9:00am - 12:00pm          S              B               BEAUDION
PER 951 31             19853                  HH 114

05/16                  9:00am - 12:00pm       S              L                 BEAUDION
PER 951 81               19855                  LC 115

Home Electrical Repair & Solar Energy Systems
Instructor will provide demonstration and explanation of practical methods to repair or upgrade small/simple residential electrical problems generally not requiring a permit. Instruction will also include how to assess the economic feasibility of installing a solar photovoltaic system at their residential properties in order to reduce electrical energy costs. Topics discussed will include: Electrical Code Requirements, Safety Issues, Equipment and Tools, Materials, Fixtures, receptacles, and switches and Survey and forecasts, economic and utility considerations, installation costs, and contracts for solar systems. (12 hours) $150

06/02-06/23                   6:00pm - 9:00pm                T             B              CHAVIER
PER 929 30                           19580                         HH 220



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