University offers

continuing ed classes

The University of Montevallo’s Continuing Education Department will offer the following classes this year:

Painting from Nature – class encourages creating technical skills with water-soluble oils or watercolors and features individual guidance and critiques for beginners and experienced painters. Section 1 meets Feb. 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Section 11 meets March 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ramsay Conference Center room 9. Cost is $125 per section or $195 for both sections and does not include supplies. Instructor is Jill Johnson, UM painting instructor.

Let’s Play Chess – learn the basics of the game, strategies, moves, check and checkmate. Bring chessboard to class. Class will be 7-9 on Mondays and Thursdays between Feb. 3-March 13 in the Ramsay Conference Center room 119. Cost is $35 per person. Instructor is Alex Mechitov, UM associate professor of business.

The Alabama Constitution – an eight-hour seminar focusing on the current status of the 1901 Constitution. Is it time for reform? How have the more than 700 amendments changed the original document? Why are some of these amendments in violation of the U.S. Constitution? Active discussion and debate regarding specific reform proposals. Seminar will be 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 5 to March 26 at the Ramsay Conference Center room 105. Cost is $75, and instructor is Dr. Jack Hamilton, professor of social sciences at UM.

Antique Furniture – learn how to identify specific pieces and specific styles. Space is limited. Class will be 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 18 to April 22 at the Ramsay Conference Center room 121. Cost is $100 and instructor is Nancy C. Rogers, a certified appraiser and associate member of the International Society of Appraisers.

Photography – indepth basic photography for 35 mm cameras. Learn photocomposition, shutter speeds, aperture, action photos, film types and more. Bring camera to first class. Class will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 11-March 18 at the Ramsay Conference Center room 119. Cost is $185 per person and includes one roll of film, processing and printing fees and critique. Professional photographer Golson Harrison will be the instructor.

Digital Photography – learn to shoot inside and outside activities as well as portrait photographs. Edit and transform digital photographs by manipulating images and creating textures and backgrounds. Bring digital camera and photo paper to class. Class will be 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 4-April 15 at the EBSCO classroom in the Carmichael Library. Cost is $130 per person, and instructor is Liz Hamilton.

Morning Water Exercise* – cardiovascular and muscular toning class. Open to men and women. Class is each Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 a.m. from Jan. 15 to May 7 at the McCall Pool. Semester program is $110 per person. Dr. Carolyn Miller, UM professor, is the instructor.

Weight Training* – individually assessed and assigned personal weight training to meet specific needs: weight management, rehabilitation, general mobility and body re-shaping. All fitness levels included. Open for men and women. Class is each Tuesday and Thursday from Jan. 16-May 8 from 7-8 a.m. in the Myrick Gymnasium Weight Room. Semester program is $110 per person and instructor is Dr. Carolyn Miller.

*Take both classes for a discount, $200 per person or for participants over age 65.

Judith Crowe’s Water Fitness Class – class is 7:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from Jan. 16 through May 8 at the McCall Pool. Cost is $110 per person, and instructor is Judith Crowe.

All health classes offer one complimentary session to introduce the benefits. Attend the first class with your swimsuit or workout clothes