Personal Enrichment / Community Education

FINE ARTS

Take a classical approach as you sharpen your drawing skills with artist Wanda Chudzinski. We will explore the media and methods of drawing with a reference portrait photo in the forgiving medium of charcoal. This workshop is ideal for all artists of all skill levels who want to cultivate their drawing abilities and learn more about how to approach a portrait drawing. Wanda is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a long-time instructor at Atlantic Cape Community College. She was the founder of Zone One Gallery and a long-time member of Assemblage Women’s Exhibiting Group. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-104 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (Supplies and Lunch Not Included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, December 7
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Betsy Naumchik returns to lead a workshop on painting and inking winged creatures. Even winged insects can be a delight to paint in watercolor and accent with ink. The emphasis is on the process of doing the work and where to put accents in ink, not a full-blown final piece. This approach can appear sketchy or complete depending on how you wish to apply the watercolor and ink. Your subject matter can be any whimsical winged creatures such as birds or the beautiful creatures from the insect world such as butterflies or dragonflies and more. Betsy is a signature artist is the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and an Associate Artist of the NJ Watercolor Society and Millville’s RRCA. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-101 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (Supplies and Lunch Not Included) 

  • Section MW01- Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, October 12
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This workshop with award-winning artist Madeleine Kelly offers participants an opportunity to paint the beauty of winter with soft pastels. This theme is a specialty for Madeleine. She has been published in magazines and newspapers including a Philadelphia Inquirer feature; an American Artist Magazine feature and the Philadelphia Stories Magazine. Her artwork can be seen gracing the set of an indie film; “The Suspect.” She serves on the board of the Philadelphia Water Color Society. Madeleine is an expert at contrasting the iciness of the season with the natural brooks, trees, and meadows. You will convert your winter photographs into an expressive pastel painting under expert guidance. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-140 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (Supplies and Lunch Not Included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, November 2
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the internet and teach you how to prepare for a demo. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors and record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer.

PDEV-114 (2.5 hours)
Fee: $29 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Monday, December 9
    6-8:30 p.m.

With no college planning, you may end up paying for college in the most expensive way. With a well thought out approach, planning for college can be the most fulfilling time of your life for you and your child. This class covers important money management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or approaching the education funding and distribution phase of their lives. Our informative approach will empower you and your child to not only have a successful college experience but with the financial knowledge and tools for a fiscally responsible life. Topics include how to reduce pressures on retirement and other incomes to pay for college. An optional complimentary financial planning consultation is available after the class.

CFIN-104 (1.5 hours)
Fee: FREE (Registration is required to reserve a seat for this workshop) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 10
    6-7:30 p.m.

 

Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus

Saturday, October 5

9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

We’ve all heard of eBay, but have you ever used it? Are you afraid to buy something because you may not do it correctly or don’t know how to get the best deal? This class is for you! This seminar will introduce you to the world of eBay and will review all aspects of how to use eBay for buying and selling. It will cover tips on which sellers to avoid, what is too good to be true, and how to determine which seller to buy from.

We will also cover tips on how to list an item for sale at the right price to attract the right buyer. If you are interested in selling something specific on eBay, please bring in all information (including any code numbers) about the item, and we will use it as an example in class.

COAP-116 (4 hours)
Fee: $49 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, October 1 & 15
    6-8 p.m.

Prerequisite: To take this class, you must have taken our Beginner Buying and Selling on eBay workshops, or be an experienced eBay buyer and have some experience selling on eBay.

Learn tips on how to list an item for sale at the right price and to calculate billing and shipping charges. Learn how to ship an item in the most cost-effective way. We will also cover scenarios like “why didn’t my item sell?” and make suggestions on how to tweak a description page, photos, and pricing to attract the right buyer. If you are interested in selling an item, bring in as much information on the product as possible, and we will use it as a sample listing.

COAP-189 (2 hours)
Fee: $29 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesday, November 19
    6-8 p.m.

Bring a digital SLR camera to class and gain a full understanding of all the functions it has to offer. Learn what shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO mean through the hands-on picture taking. Other topics will include composition, lighting, sports photography, and more.

CEGN-172 (6 hours)
Fee: $59 (Supplies not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, September 24 & October 1, and October 8
    6-8 p.m.

Expand your photography knowledge and practice fill-flash outdoors, portrait photography, and macro, landscape, sports, and nature photography. Students will learn what equipment and techniques are needed to get the best results. Some equipment will be provided for hands-on work, but bring your SLR camera. This class is not for point and shoot cameras! 

CEGN-191 (4 hours)
Fee: $39 (Supplies not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesday, October 15 & 22
    6-8 p.m

Are you looking for natural ways to achieve and maintain optimal health? Join us for this series of educational and empowering workshops to learn how to apply natural approaches to facilitate your body’s natural health building potential (both physically and emotionally). Optimal health is more than just the absence of disease or symptoms; it is a state of vibrant being.

By taking the whole series, you will receive an introduction to the following: Energy Healing Work, Transformational Breathing, Nutrition, and Kripalu Yoga, and Meditation. Alternatively, you can pick and choose individual workshop topics. Please see below for descriptions of each workshop and specific dates.

All sessions provided by Kathy Smith, a Holistic Health Practitioner. Kathy Smith has over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field and nearly 20 years as a Certified Breath Facilitator. She is trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, EMF Practitioner, Weight Loss Coach, and Life Coach.

CEGN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $79 

  • Section MW01- Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning September 25 (ends October 16)
    6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW02- Mays Landing Campus
    Thursdays, beginning September 26 (ends October 17)
    10-11:30 a.m.

When a person feels unbalanced physically, emotionally or mentally, Energy Work aids to restore and realign the body’s subtle vibrations. Two popular modalities are Reiki and Chakra Healing. This workshop is an introduction to both Reiki and Chakra Healing and will provide you with a Chakra Balancing and experience with Reiki Energy.

The word Reiki can be translated as “universal life energy.” The Usui System works with Reiki for healing oneself or others. Reiki practitioners place their hands on or over the part of the body that needs balancing and channels energy into the body. This may be felt as a temperature change or tingling or just deep relaxation.

Chakras are the circular vortexes of energy that are located in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are connected to various organs and glands within the body. Chakra Healing balances these seven chakras, bringing the body and emotions into balance.

CEGN-203 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, September 25
    6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW02- Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, September 26
    10-11:30 a.m.

Transformational Breath is a self-empowering healing process that creates great transformation in one’s life. It is a dynamically powerful technique that utilizes a high vibrational energy force created by a specific breathing pattern. The three levels allow us to breath better, have more energy, feel peaceful and loving, create your hearts desires, and of course, attain higher levels of consciousness. Join us for this inspirational session and learn to breathe your way to a better life. Please bring a blanket and water.

CEGN-121 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, October 2
    6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 3
    10-11:30 a.m.

Nutrition is the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and wellness. Can what we eat make a difference in how we feel in our body on a day to day basis? If so, then what are the best things to eat or not eat? Should we eat differently as we age? Are vitamins and minerals useful or a waste of money? Do we need to eat organic? Come to this workshop and learn the best ways for your body to get the nutrition it needs to not only survive but to feel vibrant and healthy! 

CEGN-169 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, October 9
    6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 10
    10-11:30 a.m.

Kripalu Yoga is the “Yoga of Compassion.” It begins with understanding your body and how you can comfortably bring your body into each pose. It also encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. Practicing Kripalu Yoga can initiate a gradual process of physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening. This workshop is appropriate for all levels. Join us as we practice short meditations. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a small towel.

CEGN-207 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, October 16
    6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 17
    10-11:30 a.m.

With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of life. This class covers essential money management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or near retirement. Topics include how to reduce pressures on retirement income and which assets are appropriate for retirement income, which are appropriate for lifetime use and which assets are appropriate for future generations; how to make the right health care decisions; and options on how to transfer assets to other generations of family. An optional financial planning consultation is provided after the class. A “hear it, see it, read it, write it” teaching method makes it easy for students to understand and remember the practical information. The fee includes a workbook and study aids.

CFIN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $59 (Couples may attend together for the single fee of $59.)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, October 17 and 24
    6-9 p.m.
  • Section CW03-Cape May County Campus
    Saturdays, October 12 and 19
    9 a.m.-noon

MUSIC

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Studies have shown that playing a musical instrument can benefit both your mental and physical health. It stimulates the brain and improves memory. Have fun while learning the basics from Eric “Rick” Land of Rick’s Rock Guitar School, who has more than ten years of experience playing and teaching. You will learn chords, scales, music theory, and your favorite songs. Bring your own guitar; an electronic tuner is recommended.

FINE-126 (12 hours)
Fee: $139 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays beginning October 7 (ends November 25)
    6:30-8 p.m.

Master the fundamental concepts and basic techniques to play easy melodies in this beginner’s workshop. Proper posture and reading music will be emphasized.

FINE-163 (15 hours)
Fee: $149 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays beginning October 7 (ends December 9)
    6-7:30 p.m.

LANGUAGES

This course exposes participants to practical French for immediate application. Participants may have some or no knowledge of the language. The course seeks out the basic but key elements of French used in practical situations, such as understanding or giving directions, expressing oneself, requesting assistance in traveling, lodging, shopping, etc. Course dialogue is to be held bilingually (English-French).

LANG-102 (14 hours)
Fee: $129 (Textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursdays beginning October 3 (ends November 21, no class on October 31)
    6-8 p.m.

Learn useful expressions for communicating in business and personal settings in this beginner’s course. A simple conversation, pronunciation, and basic grammar will be stressed, as well as an introduction to this Mediterranean culture.

LANG-132 (20 hours)
Fee: $159 (Recommended textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning October 1 (ends December 3)
    6-8 p.m.

Learn useful words, phrases, and expressions common to everyday life, business, and travel situations. Designed for travelers and other foreign language enthusiasts, this beginner’s course in conversation will introduce students to the excitement of the Italian language and the culture of Italy. The emphasis will be on functional conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and fun.

LANG-123 (20 hours)
Fee: $159 (Textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays beginning October 2 (ends December 11, no class on November 27)
    6-8 p.m.

Communication is a vital part of our world. If students have a desire to learn this unique and beautiful language or brush up on the basics, then join us. Students will be introduced to information on deaf culture and history and learn basic sign language skills to communicate with the deaf or hearing-impaired.

LANG-145 (16 hours)
Fee: $139 (Textbook not included) 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning October 1 (ends November 19)
    6-8 p.m.

COMMUNITY ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Students can improve their speaking and listening skills, and learn about American culture through reading authentic stories and talking about real-life situations. Learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate about school, family, work, and community. Intended for students with little or no English language skills. 

ESLA-103 (30 hours)
Fee: $129 (Tuition $109, Materials $20) 

  • Section AW01- Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 23 (ends October 30)
    10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 30 (ends November 6)
    6:30-9 p.m.

Continue practice in listening and speaking, and learn more about American culture. Read authentic stories and talk about real-life situations. Learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate about school, family, work, and community. Intended for students with a minimum of English language skills.

ESLA-203 (30 hours)
Fee: $129 (Tuition $109, Materials $20) 

  • Section AW01 – Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 24 (ends October 31)
    9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 1 (ends November 7)
    6:30-9 p.m.

SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES

Millennials and Gen Zs are everywhere! This session will cover best practices, case studies, and trends on how to attract and retain Millennials and GenZs. You will also learn techniques and strategies that connect with these generations.

PDEV-177 (3 hours)
Fee: $39 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, November 7
    6-9 p.m.

Discover the primary uses of social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and how they differ. Learn the basics of operating each platform and which ones you should utilize based on your lifestyle, career, or business.

PDEV-137 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 3
    1:30-4:30 p.m.

You understand social media basics, so what’s next? Discover the latest trends and tactics on how to harness the power of social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

PDEV-173 (3 hours)
Fee: $39 

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 24
    1:30-4:30p.m.

Cape May County Campus & Mullock Family Library Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC) & Funding Information Network (FIN)

The Nonprofit Resource Center is located at the Cape May County Campus in the Mullock Family Library. Nonprofits will find fundraising resources that include FREE online access to, the Funding Information Network, (FIN), a research tool to help nonprofits find the grant makers most likely to fund their projects. The FIN online directories offer the most up-to-date information on available grant opportunities and funding history for 140,000+ foundations, corporations, and federal agencies. In addition to the online services, the NRC has a collection of reference books about fundraising. The NRC also offers periodic workshops (free of charge) on HOW TO: use the online research tools, write grant proposals, budget and financial management and other topics of interest to nonprofit organizations.

The NRC is funded by a generous donation from the Mullock Family and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The public access to the NRC is available when the library is open. Individuals may schedule a one-hour consultation with a coordinator. For more information, questions, and appointments or to join the mailing list, please email: fin@atlantic.edu

Club 50 Plus Workshops

Club 50 Plus offers workshops and seminars designed to enhance the personal, professional, and social lives of participants. Students will enjoy the quality instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

View Fall 2019 Club 50 Plus Workshops