The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes for the spring semester.
Alla Prima Oil Painting
Instructor: Dr. Monte Stokes, EWC Professor/Department Head-Ag/Business
Alla prima refers to a direct panting approach where paint is applied wet-on-wet without letting earlier layers dry. In Italian, the term alla prima means “at first attempt”. Paintings created using this technique are usually completed in a single session. This made it popular with the Impressionists, as they were able to more easily capture the fleeting light and color of the environment. Learn how to see as an artist as you explore alla prima oil painting with instructor, Monte Stokes. Monte will teach you the fundamentals of alla prima painting and how to create paintings from life. Learn how to simplify the subject matter by blocking in shapes. Leaving out useless details, and using correct values and edges to make your paintings look realistic. The class will consist of discussion, demonstration, and lots of painting during which the instructor will offer help and critique. Youth 15+ may register, all skill levels welcome. Supply list will be provided at registration.
Date: Sunday, January 12 to February 16
Location: Art Room FA 109
Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Module
Instructor: Julia Carpenter-Morehead
Julia has been in the healing arts field for over 30 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Instructor of Massage Anatomy & Physiology, and Clinic Director.
Do you have an interest in or feel a calling for exploring your natural given talents as a healing arts practitioner?
Do you have an interest in learning massage therapy and healing arts techniques for your own personal healing, or that of family, or others in your personal community?
Do you know massage therapy and healing arts are viable means of earning income and honoring your interest/calling at the same time?
If you answered yes to these questions, then sign up for this 5 week introduction to massage and healing arts. Julia will guide you into the heart-centered art of healing that can lead you to developing the skills and practical know-how for self-healing, providing care to others, communicating effectively with your recipients, and organizing your business or method of outreach. Julia believes, “This world needs healers and we all have healing capacities within us.” She invites you to explore your capacities!
This first 5 week module will introduce you to beginning level integration of identifying pain and tension patterns in your body, proper breathing, posture, therapy ethics, hands on techniques, and general structure and function of the body. Whether you are considering a career in Massage Therapy or just want to learn massage techniques for relieving your own pain or stress, this is a perfect introductory class.
Julia will be offering a 3 hour Get Acquainted with Healing Arts on January 11, 10:00am to 1:00pm for $25. The $25 will apply toward the fees for this Massage therapy and Healing Arts Module. Enroll by January 15 and get $50 off
Date: Tue/Thurs January 28 to February 27
Location: TEB 131/133
Get Acquainted with Healing Arts
Instructor: Julia Carpenter-Morehead
Each day brings a variety of challenges and stresses. Each person deals with these differently. Sometimes the challenges become overwhelming and the stress builds, and our bodies begin to feel the negative effects. The tension in our bodies increase and we become more susceptible to illness and pain. We need healing before our bodies become ill. This is when healing arts can be of great benefit. Let Julia help you discover the world of the healing art of massage therapy and the many benefits for your overall health and well-being. She will introduce you to some basic self-massage and breath control techniques that will help you to connect to your body and begin the process of healing from the effects of stress. At the end of this brief getting acquainted with healing arts, you decide you want more, the fee for this class will apply toward the fees for Julia’s Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Module.
Date: Saturday, January 11
Location: CTEC 101
To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by the CTEC building at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.