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If you want to be involved in the intellectual, cultural, and active life of our community, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers alternatives to conventional higher education. Provided through Continuing Education, non-credit classes and seminars range from art and recreation to all areas of personal interest. Our youth programs are designed to offer local young people a variety of classes to teach skill development, college preparation, and other special interest areas.  The popularity of continuing education programs across the country reflects the need for lifelong learning beyond traditional higher education.

 

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Spring & Summer 2015 Schedule

  

March

Recreational Archery A to Z

DIY Boutonnieres & Corsages

SAT/PSAT Preparation

How to Arrange the Perfect Vase

Post-Processing: Taking Control of Your Images

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Introduction to Biking

Springtime Floral Arrangement

Taking Better Photos

 

April

Beginning Golf

Recreational Archery A to Z

ACT Preparation

Voice-Overs... Now is Your Time! (webinar)

Proprioceptive Writing Weekend Immersion

Summer Wreath Making

Canning College

Writing From the Inside Out

 

May

Mother/Daughter Floral Design

The Exciting World of Nature Photography

Retirement Planning Today: An Educational Course for Adults - Ages 50-70

Introduction to Reiki Healing

 

June

SAT/PSAT Preparation Summer Camp

Around the World Cooking Camp (for rising 7th-10 graders)

ACT Preparation Summer Camp

Travel Photography: Beyond the Postcard

Explore Archery Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Action Photography

Art Camp: Visual Storytelling (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

 

July

Rising Girls Camp... Cooking, Crafts & More (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Grades 4 and 5 Math Enrichment

Explore Archery Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Adventure Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Grades 6 and 7 Math Enrichment

Cartooning with Mr. Ollie

Caricatures Made Easy for Fun and Profit

 

August

You've Taken All Those Great Photos, Now What?

A New View: Shifting Focus From Seeing the Subject to Seeing the Composition

Writing the Mind Alive: A Weekend Immersion in Proprioceptive Writing


Recreational Archery A to Z

Eric King

Come and learn what makes archery such a great sport that can be enjoyed at any age.  In this class, you will learn to use the bow and arrows, play some archery games, and make new friends!  Must be at least 8 years old to participate.  All equipment will be provided.

$80

Session 1:

When: Mondays, March 2-23, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: River City Archery, 1304 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

Session 2:

When: Thursdays, April 9-30, 2015

Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: River City Archery, 1304 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

DIY Boutonnieres & Corsages

Lisa Tanner

Just in time for the prom and wedding season!  In this class, you will learn how to make boutonnieres and corsages for a wedding or prom.  The instructor will provide a detailed “how-to” demonstration and help participants make both a boutonniere and corsage to take home.

$69 (includes supplies)

*Each participant will need to bring their own floral scissors and wire cutters.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Fletcher 113

Click HERE to register.

 

SAT/PSAT Preparation

Dianne Bruce

SAT/PSAT workshops are designed to help students take an individualized study approach to the new SAT and PSAT tests. An actual retired SAT/PSAT test will be given to students to show strengths and weaknesses in all areas tested. This class offers a review of critical reading skills, math and writing skills and in-class problem-solving and strategies. Test-taking strategies will be covered for each required testing point. Students will leave with a personal study plan, including a vocabulary workbook and explanatory answers to each test question. *Workshops are open to the public.

$200 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

When: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Baylor School (Chapel Building, Room 8)

Click HERE to register.

 

How to Arrange the Perfect Vase

Lisa Tanner

Have you ever found yourself with beautiful fresh flowers, but you have no idea how to arrange them in a vase?  In this class, you’ll learn how you can take purchased flowers from the grocery store and display them into a charming arrangement at home.  The instructor will demonstrate and walk you through the steps, and you’ll take home an arrangement you’ll be proud to display.  Must be at least 15 years old to participate.  All participants must register and pay to attend.

$45 (includes supplies)

*Each participant will need to bring their own floral scissors and wire cutters.

When: Monday, March 9, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Continuing Education House, 551 Oak Street

Click HERE to register.

 

Post-Processing: Taking Control of Your Images

Dianne Blankenbaker

In this 3-hour class, you will learn what post-processing is, the post-processing your camera does (with or without your knowledge), and how to take control of post-processing.  We'll start by examining the post-processing settings in your camera and experiment with changing those settings.  Then we'll discuss how images are moved from the camera to the computer.  You’ll learn a workflow for performing post-processing quickly and efficiently while gaining considerable control over how your images are "developed."  We'll discuss RAW vs JPEG image file formats, the advantages/disadvantages of each, and how they impact your post-processing options.  This class includes a demonstration using Adobe Lightroom 5 for the post-processing workflow.  You are welcome to bring a laptop if you have post-processing software and want to follow along during the class, but it is not required.  Please bring your camera with a fully charged battery and 8GB of free space on your memory card.  

$39

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

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Introduction to Biking

Jim Thompson

Ever thought about biking your way to health and fitness?  Join us for a beginners’ class which will cover apparel, costs, fun rides, health benefits, locations, and safety.  Road, mountain, and casual biking topics will be discussed by an enthusiast and educator with 45,000 miles completed in a coordinated effort to help get your program jump started.

$19

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 239

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Springtime Floral Arrangement

Lisa Tanner

Spring is finally here!  Celebrate by learning to create a fresh flower centerpiece to enhance your holiday or every day table.  The instructor will show you how easy it is to create one yourself.  The arrangement you take home will boast flowers typical of this season.  Must be at least 15 years old to participate.  All participants must register and pay to attend.

$59 (includes supplies)

*Each participant will need to bring their own floral scissors and wire cutters.

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Continuing Education House, 551 Oak Street

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Taking Better Photos

Pat Cory

When you show someone a photo and they like it, often the first thing they say is, “Wow, you must have a really good camera.” This is like telling your host after a really nice meal that they must have some great cooking pots. It is easy to focus on your camera, but it is important to remember that your equipment is just a tool. Your vision and creativity are at least, and perhaps, more important than the camera. While part of taking great photos is technical, depending on having the right equipment and your knowing how to use it, we must never lose sight of the importance of the photographer. Understanding the qualities of light, choosing the ‘right’ subject and composition to convey your story, developing a style, and understanding how your camera ‘sees’ the world are extremely important whether you are using the automatic settings of your camera or setting the controls yourself. While many striking images have been made using a camera in automatic mode, we will review how the camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed and ISO influence the look of your images.  

$39

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 232

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Beginning Golf

Lee Cantrell

This class is for the individual who wants to learn the basic skills of playing golf.  The instructor will teach you the basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, woods off the ground and tee.  Begin now to learn a sport for a lifetime.  This class is limited to 8 people.

$125 (plus $25 to be paid to the instructor on the first night for range balls)

When: Tuesdays, April 7 - May 12, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Hixson Driving Range, 6801 Middle Valley Road

Click HERE to register.

 

ACT Preparation

Dianne Bruce

ACT workshops cover general information about the tests as well as individual sections for the ACT in English, Math, Science, and Writing. Each student receives 5-6 hours of classroom instruction and a workbook that has an additional 10-15 hours of supplementary work. The workbook includes an actual retired ACT test with explanatory answers, English and Math reviews, clearly outlined content overviews for each subsection, quick tip study guides, and additional retired ACT tests.   *Workshops are open to the public.

$200 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

When: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Baylor School (Chapel Building, Room 8)

Click HERE to register.

 

Voice-Overs... Now is Your Time! (webinar)

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this online class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more!  Most people go about it the wrong way.  In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there!  This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead!  And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before.  This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!  We encourage you to join us for one of our online, interactive classes which includes a live Q&A session and voice evaluation.

*You will need access to a computer with speakers and a phone to call in the script read.

$25

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Click HERE to register.

 

Proprioceptive Writing Weekend Immersion

Anne Bright

What is it like to really hear yourself?  Unlike ordinary hearing, it’s like entering a realm where you know yourself differently than you did before.  Following certain simple rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm.  The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the further you travel from ordinary self-judgements and the greater your confidence to think in new ways.  Through Proprioceptive Writing®, (PW), you can quiet your mind, focus your thought, clarify your feelings, and ignite your imagination.  If you feel cut off from creative expression, you can re-connect to your authentic voice through PW.  Experience this unique approach and leave with a writing practice you can use daily.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$150 

When: Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Summer Wreath Making

Lisa Tanner

Create a beautiful wreath to dress up your front door for the summer.  The instructor will demonstrate how to create a unique, one-of-a-kind door wreath using the silk flowers you’ve chosen to match your home’s decor.  Bring your own silk flowers, and the instructor will provide the wreath, filler, and ribbon.  If there is something special you would like to add to your wreath, bring it along too.  Must be at least 15 years old to participate.  All participants must register and pay to attend.

$55 (includes supplies)

*Each participant will need to bring their own silk flowers, floral scissors, and wire cutters.

When: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Continuing Education House, 551 Oak Street

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Canning College

UT Extension staff

Learn to safely preserve fruits and vegetables.  This class is for beginners or a refresher course for experienced preservers.  Determine the difference between various food preservation methods - water bath, pressure canning, drying, and freezing foods.  Participants will:

• Be able to locate safe, reliable resources

• Learn why high and low acid foods must be processed differently

• Receive a packet of useful recipes and resources to use year round

• Find out why grandmother's jam may not be safe

• Learn to ferment pickled products

• Sample some preserved foods

$20

Session 1:

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: University of Tennessee Extension, 3rd floor

                  6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive)

                  Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

Session 2:

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: University of Tennessee Extension, 3rd floor

                  6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive)

                  Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Writing From the Inside Out

Anne Bright

Whether you think of yourself as a writer or you simply enjoy writing, Proprioceptive Writing (PW) can help you discover your voice, narrate experience, locate life stories, and center yourself in your work, and your work in yourself.  Through daily practice, you collect a rich storehouse of raw material to draw on for creative projects.  People who practice PW report increased awareness, confidence, and self-trust; improved memory; and a sense of growing intelligence and burgeoning creativity.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002).  Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$175

When: Tuesdays, April 21 – May 26, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, SE

                  1401 Williams Street, Suite #210

                  Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Mother/Daughter Floral Design

Lisa Tanner

Looking for a gift idea for Mother’s Day?  Look no further!  This class will be a great treat for Mom, as she’ll get to spend quality time with her daughter while making something special.  The instructor, a floral designer, will demonstrate how to make a topiary, and each mother and daughter will work together to create their own - one for each to take home!  Don't miss this special opportunity with your loved one.

$69/pair (includes supplies for both mother and daughter)

*Each participant will need to bring their own floral scissors and wire cutters.

When: Monday, May 4, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Continuing Education House, 551 Oak Street

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The Exciting World of Nature Photography

Tom Cory

This entertaining and educational class will focus on all aspects of nature photography.  We will discuss and illustrate how to photograph landscapes, waterscapes, and wildlife.  A good portion of our time will be spent exploring the exciting world of close-up and macro photography.  This class is suitable for everyone from beginning photographers to advanced amateurs.  Bring your questions, your manual, and your camera with a memory card and a fully charged battery. 

$39

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 233

Click HERE to register.

 

Retirement Planning Today: An Educational Course for Adults - Ages 50-70

Robby Taliaferro

Learn how to:

• Determine the amount of money you need to retire

• Eliminate debt and improve cash flow

• Plan your retirement income to preserve a comfortable standard of living

• Reduce or eliminate taxes, expenses, delays and legal planning with estate planning

• Much more!!!

$49

Session 1:

When: Thursdays, May 7 & May 14, 2015

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 218

Click on the link to register:  Retirement Planning - Thursdays

Session 2:

When: Tuesdays, May 12 & May 19, 2015

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 218

Click on the link to register:Retirement Planning - Tuesdays

 

Introduction to Reiki Healing

Judy Fisher, RMT, Reiki Master

Reiki is a holistic Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying the hands on or above the body and enhances your life force energy (chi).  Learn the basics and experience a brief Reiki session at the end of class.

$29

When: Monday, May 18, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 239

Click HERE to register.

 

SAT/PSAT Preparation Summer Camp

Dianne Bruce

SAT/PSAT one week workshops are designed to help students take an individualized study approach to the new SAT and PSAT tests.  An actual retired SAT/PSAT test will be given to students to show strengths and weaknesses in all areas tested.  This class offers a review of critical reading skills, math and writing skills and in-class problem-solving and strategies.  Test-taking strategies will be covered for each required testing point.  Students will leave with a personal study plan, including a vocabulary workbook and explanatory answers to each test question.

$375 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

When: Monday-Friday, June 1-5, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 315, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Around the World Cooking Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Whether you want to go into the culinary field or you just love to cook, this camp will be a great place for you to start.  You will discover the connoisseur within by creating flavorsome appetizers, magnificent mains and delectable desserts from places all over the world.  From American and Mexican food to across the ocean to Chinese, French, and Italian cuisines, each day will feature new flavors and cooking techniques. You will learn the use of kitchen equipment, proper preparation techniques, and the best ways to keep your kitchen clean and ready for your next great creation.  And yes, you will eat what you create, so bring your appetite!  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hone your inner chef skills as you are cooking and having fun in the kitchen. 

$299

When: Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

ACT Preparation Summer Camp

Dianne Bruce

Students will learn the “art” of test taking needed to conquer the ACT exam.  They will gain familiarity with the test, a necessary component for optimum performance, and develop the kind of mastery that will give them confidence and self-assurance when taking the ACT.  Extensive review of all four test areas included in the ACT (English, Math, Reading, Writing and Science Reasoning) will be the focus of this course as well as test-taking strategies for timing, guessing and success on the ACT.  We will be using actual ACT retired tests and all materials from ACT.  Each student will receive an individualized study plan and 15 hours of extra material to use on their own.

$425 (workbook included)

*Each student will need to bring a calculator, 2 sharpened pencils, and a sack lunch.

When: Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 315, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Travel Photography: Beyond the Postcard

Tom Cory

Educational and enjoyable, this class is designed to help you ‘go beyond the postcard.'  After a brief review of equipment, basic camera controls, composition, and lighting, the instructor will share what he has learned from years of experience as a nature and travel photographer to help you come home with images that create exciting memories of your travel experience.  Some of the subjects to be covered include cityscapes, landscapes, waterscapes, and photographing people.  Other topics such as how to photograph when with a group of non-photographers will be discussed.  Bring your questions, your manual and your camera with a memory card and a fully charged battery. 

$39

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 232

Click HERE to register.

 

Explore Archery Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Archery is more than just bows and arrows.  It’s a sport you can enjoy for a lifetime – whether you want to be competitive or just have fun with your friends.  Archery also provides health benefits like upper body strength, balance and coordination, mental focus, and self-confidence.  In this camp, we’ll spend the week learning the fundamental skills of archery.  We’ll practice basic techniques and discuss safety too.  Campers will have the opportunity to earn awards for skill achievements in areas such as safety, scoring, equipment, form, and shot execution.  You don’t want to miss participating in these exciting and challenging activities while making new friends.  All equipment will be provided, so just come ready to have some fun as you learn a new sport!

*This camp will be held off-campus at River City Archery and will be instructed by a Level 3 USA Archery NTS Certified Coach.  Instructions for drop-off and pick-up and other details will be sent prior to the first day of camp.  Campers must bring their lunch daily.

$325

Camp 1:

When: Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: River City Archery, 1304 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

Camp 2:

When: Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: River City Archery, 1304 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

Camp 3:

When: Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: River City Archery, 1304 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga

Click HERE to register.

 

Action Photography

Dianne Blankenbaker

This 3-hour workshop builds on photography basics.  You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how motion plays out in photographs, which even long-time photographers often find surprising.  We’ll examine the sources of motion blur in images.  You’ll learn how to combine camera settings with technique to either use motion blur artistically or eliminate it – depending on your own creative preference.  We’ll discuss solid panning techniques and practice panning with moving subjects.  We’ll spend approximately one hour outdoors practicing with our cameras (depending on the weather).  Please bring your camera with a fully charged battery and 8GB of free space on your memory card.  

$39

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 219

Click HERE to register.

 

Art Camp: Visual Storytelling (for rising 7th-10th graders)

For as long as we’ve been around, people have told stories.  One of the oldest and best ways we have done this is with images.  Sculpture, architecture, painting, and drawing are how we tell the happy, sad, deeply moving or profoundly silly stories that make life interesting.  In this camp, young artists will explore two and three dimensional methods for visual narrative including illustration, painting, figural sculpture, and comics .  The week will culminate in a student exhibit!

$275

When: Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Pat Cory

This class is helpful whether you have a digital SLR or point and shoot camera and want to know what all those controls do. While you can take great photos in automatic mode, it is helpful to know what your camera can do when you start using the various controls. Then you can choose when you want to use the automatic functions and when you want to ‘take control’ of your camera. We will start at the beginning and cover terminology, the various camera controls, menus, discuss how your camera is a great learning tool, and show you the easy way to make your manual your friend. As we describe the various controls, we will work with you individually to make sure that your camera is set up the best way for the subjects you like to shoot. At the end of the class you will be familiar with your camera and be ready to go out and practice. Bring your questions, your manual and your camera with a memory card and a fully charged battery.  

$39

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 232

Click HERE to register.

 

Rising Girls Camp... Cooking, Crafts & More (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Girls, this camp is all about you!  This activity-packed, fun-filled week will be the highlight of your summer break as you and your friends learn valuable skills for life.  Each day, you’ll be in the kitchen learning cooking techniques, preparing lunch and desserts, and of course, eating your tasty creations.  But that’s only a fraction of the fun!  We’ll discuss etiquette, healthy eating habits, self-esteem, party planning, table setting, and more.  And let’s not forget crafts!  We’ll end the week with a celebration by dressing up and practicing our new skills for our ladies tea party on Friday.  This is an exciting new camp that is sure to be an amazing learning experience you don’t want to miss!. 

$299

When: Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

Grades 4 and 5 Math Enrichment

Students will participate in a variety of mathematics enrichment activities that emphasize problem solving, have connections to other content areas, and use a variety of learning materials.  Sessions are appropriate for students entering the selected grade, or for students who want to review, and will be taught by licensed teachers.  Please join us to explore numbers, patterns, geometry, measurement, statistics, and probability in a child-friendly environment.  The program will be held at UTC, with drop-off and pick-up at Hunter Hall.  Instructions will be sent upon registration.  Students may bring their lunch every day, or they may sign up to have lunch provided for the week by UTC Food Service for $35.  There is also a before care option available from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and an after care option available from 4:00-5:15 p.m., and each costs $25 for the week.  These optional services can be selected when completing the online registration form. 

$200

When: Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

Adventure Camp (for rising 7th-10th graders)

Need a little adventure?  Then this is the camp for you!  It is packed full of high adventure, outdoor activities.  We’ll start off the week with rock climbing followed by a creek walk.  Tuesday will include playing field games and canoeing on the North Chickamauga Creek.  On Wednesday, we will get dirty as we go caving in Trenton, GA.  Then on Thursday, we will hit the river for a day of tubing at the Hiwassee.  We will camp overnight and end the week with a whitewater filled day of rafting on the Ocoee on Friday.

*Adventure campers MUST be 12 years old prior to start of week.  Campers need to bring their lunch daily.

$325

When: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Meet at Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

Grades 6 and 7 Math Enrichment

Students will participate in a variety of mathematics enrichment activities that emphasize problem solving, have connections to other content areas, and use a variety of learning materials.  Sessions are appropriate for students entering the selected grade, or for students who want to review, and will be taught by licensed teachers.  Please join us to explore numbers, ratios and proportions, expressions and equations, geometry, statistics, and probability in a child-friendly environment.  The program will be held at UTC, with drop-off and pick-up at Hunter Hall.  Instructions will be sent upon registration.  Students may bring their lunch every day, or they may sign up to have lunch provided for the week by UTC Food Service for $35.  There is also a before care option available from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and an after care option available from 4:00-5:15 p.m., and each costs $25 for the week.  These optional services can be selected when completing the online registration form. 

$200

When: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - Hunter Hall

Click HERE to register.

 

Cartooning with Mr. Ollie

Tim Oliphant

This fundamentals to cartoon illustration class is structured to guide the recreational doodler or the cartoonist/illustrator wannabe through professional techniques of this interesting art form.  Basics such as construction of characters using shapes, movement, heads turning, and color techniques are studied as well as discussions on getting illustrations published.  Tim Oliphant (professionally known as Mr. Ollie) has been a professional cartoonist/illustrator since 1983. He's had a wide and varied career having produced comic strips, editorial cartoons, humorous illustrations for advertisements and magazines, and gag cartoons in major publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, and Highlights

$39

*Register for both Cartooning with Mr. Ollie and Caricatures Made Easy for Fun and Profit at a discounted rate of $65.

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: UTC - EMCS 203

Click HERE to register.

 

Caricatures Made Easy for Fun and Profit

Tim Oliphant

This class explores the basic fundamentals of how to draw caricatures.  These easy to learn techniques are geared for those just curious about caricatures or some that may want to take this unique art form more seriously.  As the title implies, learn caricatures for fun or the possibility of profit.  Tim Oliphant (professionally known as Mr. Ollie) has been a professional cartoonist/illustrator since 1983. He's had a wide and varied career having produced comic strips, editorial cartoons, humorous illustrations for advertisements and magazines, and gag cartoons in major publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, and Highlights

$39

*Register for both Cartooning with Mr. Ollie and Caricatures Made Easy for Fun and Profit at a discounted rate of $65.

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 203

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You've Taken All Those Great Photos, Now What?

*Bonus Segment: Useful Photography Apps and Websites

Pat Cory

In this class, we will explore a variety of resources that are available to us as photographers.  We will look at options for organizing the photos you have taken so you can find them when you want them.  You may also want to do some editing, which may be very basic or quite complex, so we will look at several editing options. We will discuss the cool things you can do with your photos such as making prints, note cards, or books. We will also learn about other ways of sharing your photos through slideshows and photo sharing sites. As a bonus, we will look at some apps and websites, which are great resources for helping you to know when and where to go to take great photos of the subjects you enjoy.  Bring your questions, your manual and your camera with a memory card and a fully charged battery.  

$39

When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 232

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A New View: Shifting Focus From Seeing the Subject to Seeing the Composition

Dianne Blankenbaker

Many photographers struggle with hyper-focus – not of the camera, but of their own vision.  Our human brains filter out important information about the scene we're shooting and fail to recognize distracting compositions.  In this class, we will spend a lot of time practicing seeing backgrounds and looking for shapes that will make appealing backgrounds.  We'll practice perspective and learn how to take control when our subject cannot be moved.  We'll also learn a technique to eliminate distracting backgrounds through controlling Depth of Field and background blur.  Exercises will be geared toward training our brains to notice new things and begin to translate a 3-dimensional scene into 2 dimensions when we look at it through the lens.  Please bring your camera with a fully charged battery and 8GB of free space on your memory card.  

$39

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: UTC - EMCS 239

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Writing the Mind Alive: A Weekend Immersion in Proprioceptive Writing

Anne Bright

Find your voice.  Liberate your creative energies.  Awaken your senses & emotions.  Dissolve inhibitions & build self trust.  Learn to write from the inside out.  A simple  practice anyone can learn, Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) is a form of contemplative writing that enables you to engage your thoughts and feelings in a way that awakens the wisdom inherent in your own mind. While writing proprioceptively, you become open, receptive, and focused. The mind is freed from anxiety and you are left feeling refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness.  Participants will take away a rich storehouse of material for future writing projects and a writing practice they can use every day.  Required text: Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Metcalf and Simon, (Ballantine, 2002). Ms. Bright has taught Proprioceptive Writing for over fifteen years and still works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process.

$125 

When: Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, Suite #210

                  1401 Williams Street

                  Chattanooga

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