Community Education News Posts

EWC announces public presentation by Sculptor Gareth Curtiss

Eastern Wyoming College announces a public presentation by sculptor Gareth Curtiss in Torrington, Wyoming. Mr. Curtiss has been contracted to do the art piece for the new Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC).

This presentation will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 pm in Mechanical Arts Room 116. He will be presenting information/power point slides on the processes of producing bronze sculptures and the business side of being a professional artist. Throughout the week he will be working with EWC art students. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Sculptor Gareth Curtiss standing next to one of his works.

Sculptor Gareth Curtiss standing next to one of his works.

Working in the tradition of the old masters, sculptor Gareth Curtiss creates monuments and memorials for our time. His career has spanned over thirty years and he is an expert in his field. Figurative sculpture is his specialty. His master level skills include; working in multiple sculpture mediums, sculpture enlargement, bas-relief, alto-relief, mezzo-relief, figure drawing, and all aspects of large-scale bronze casting and fabrication, including welding, patina, and mold making. All of Gareth’s monuments have been created, designed, and sculptured by him and all of his large-scale work has been cast at his own foundry. Gareth prides himself on his work ethic and is recognized by his contemporaries as a master sculptor and foundry-man. He uses no computer generated 3-d imaging or carving devices. All his work is through the artist’s eye to the artist’s hand.

He was born in Whitefish, Montana in 1959. Independent Study of art and sculpture under Richard Sprang began in 1979. His first sculpture was produced in bronze in 1982 and his first commission was created for Anheuser-Busch in 1986. Apprenticed at Valley Bronze Art Foundry, Joseph, OR from1987 to 1989, he built his own foundry in 1990. His first heroic size sculpture was completed and cast in 1991. One or more life-size or larger commissions have been completed every year since 1996, over 40 commissions completed to date, most of those being life size or larger, many with multiple human figures. He has created bronze statues throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about this presentation, please call the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

 

EWC announces date change for upcoming Yoga Mixed Levels PM Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces date change for the following class.

Yoga Mixed Levels PM
Session C will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 25 through May 25 from 5:15-6:15 pm and cost $50.00

Increase your balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina. Help alleviate stress, worry, fatigue, pain, insomnia and promote general well-being in the body, mind, and spirit with new instructor Sandy Huckfeldt.

To register for this class or other classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC highlights upcoming Zumba Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Spring Toning via Zumba class.

Need some toning before that spring and summer yard work gets in full swing.  This is a great way to get ready for all those summer activities.  Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin and International dance and music.  The Latin music includes both fast and slow rhythms, allowing for a great cardio workout as well as body sculpting exercises.  If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and like to try unique moves and combinations, Zumba is for you.  Instructor Teresa Brott is offering classes at two different times to meet your varying schedules.

This class will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, April 19 through May 26, from 7:15-8:15 am, or 5:15-6:15 pm and will cost $85 for 17 sessions.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC highlights upcoming Beginning Dog Agility and Walleye Fishing class time change

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes.

BEGINNING DOG AGILITY
Instructor:  Penny Hutchison & David Reynolds

Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the US, appealing to dog lovers of all ages. It is exciting for the handler/owner, the dog, and spectators. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations and to do so really fast. To enroll in this class, owner and dog must have taken and passed Level I Dog Obedience. To ensure that the owner has full control of his/her dog and for the safety of class members and their dogs, each dog must have learned: Come, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, and Heel.  Vaccination records are required, including Bordetella, Rabies, DA2PP. 6 foot leash, choke collar also required.

Date:  Tuesday/Thursday, April 18, 20, 25, 27 and May 2, 4, 9
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $65
Location:  WNG Armory

Announcing time change

WALLEYE:  Do you hunt or Fish?  Maybe both!
Instructor:  Jason Vowers

This two evening class will include topics such as live & artificial baits—when & where to use what, tying on lures, equipment (because you can’t have just one fishing rod), changing lure presentations for a variety of conditions—fishing for the weather, electronic gear to enhance your “catching” odds, and more.

Date:   Tues April 18
Time:   7:00-9:00pm
Date:  Thurs April 20
6:00-8:00pm
Cost:  $30
Location:  Tebbet 132

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC highlights upcoming Container Gardening and Gardening in Goshen County classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes.

GARDENING IN GOSHEN COUNTY—what will grow here?
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse

There are many challenges to gardening and landscaping, particularly in Wyoming and Goshen County.   Although Wyoming is considered to be zone 3 & 4, there is no guarantee that a zone 3 &4 plant will thrive without some special care, at least.  The staff at Great Gardens want to help you make the best decision when choosing plants, whether annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees.  They want your landscaping and gardening experiences to be positive.  In this class you will become familiar with what will grow best in the Torrington and Goshen County area.

Date:  Thursday, April 13
Time:  5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $25
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

CONTAINER GARDENING
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse Staff

Creating a container garden is a genius way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials , whether you’re  short of space, don’t have a lot of time, are new to gardening, or simply want an easy way to add to your existing gardening area. In this class you will learn about the type and size of containers, as well as soil, water, drainage, and fertilizer requirements. Whether you are wanting to container garden to provide fresh produce for your table or to beautify your porch, deck or backyard, this is the class for you.   This is a hands-on class and you may get a little soil under your nails.

Date:   Thursday, April 20
Time:   5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $35    includes basic garden container, soil & plants
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC Community Education highlights upcoming Miniature Gardens, Terrariums and Fairy Garden class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will have a miniature garden, terrariums, and fairy gardens class on Thursday March 30.  This class will be held at Great Gardens from 5:30-7:30 pm and will cost $35.

Miniature gardens, whether in the form of a terrarium container or a fairy garden, are becoming a favored hobby.  Miniature gardening can be done at any age, inside or outside, year round or seasonally, in an expensive container or even in an old shoe.  The art of miniature gardening is only limited by your imagination.  A mini-garden can be elaborate and fancy or simply plain.  In this hands-on class you will be introduced to a variety of plants that lend themselves well to miniature gardening and you will create your own basic mini-garden to take home.

To register for this class or any other class please call 307.532.8323.

EWC Highlights the Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class. This class will be held on Monday and Tuesday April 24, 25, and May 1, 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center and the cost is $25.

Wheat Weaving is an ancient cross-cultural tradition practiced in many parts of the world—Europe, Africa, North & South America, and now Torrington. The act of wheat weaving is repetitive, requiring only a gentle focus, and can be a deeply meditative experience.  You will be surprised at the beautiful art objects you can make. Since wheat harvest is long past, there will be wheat kits available for purchase.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes.

SPRING & SUMMER QUILTED TABLE RUNNER
Instructors:  Goshen County Quilters Guild Members

Make a quilted table runner in one day!  All fabric and thread supplied in kits, you simply select your favorite color scheme for spring and/or summer.  You will need to bring your own sewing machine with bobbin in good working order & a ¼” presser foot and basic sewing supplies—2 new sharp or quilting sewing machine needles,8-10 medium safety pins, lead pencil or fabric marker, hand-sewing needles, seam ripper, scissors, ruler (clear plastic or quilting).  Must have some basic sewing experience.  Plan on bringing your own lunch, beverages & snacks.  Depending on enrollment there may be additional kits for purchase.

This class will be held Saturday, March 25, from 8:30am – 4:00 pm and the cost is $50 which includes fabric and thread kit.

OUT ON A LOOM:  Introduction to Loom Beading
Instructor:  Sandy Hoehn

Loom beading is an incredibly beautiful and versatile craft.  Instead of stringing a single strand of beads, loom beading allows you to make intricate patterns, even if you don’t have much or any experience with this type of beading.  With a bead loom you can make hat bands, bracelets, wrist cuffs, belts, and much more.  And to get you started right, your class fee will include a beginner’s kit including a bead loom, needles, thread, and 1,000 seed beads.

This class will be held on Mondays, March 27 through April 27 from 6-8:00 pm and the cost is $50.

SPRING COOKIE FRENZY
Instructor:  Donna White

Kids, celebrate spring! Make and decorate some cookies.  Yep, you and your mom or dad, or better yet, both, will mix up an easy roll out cookie recipe, cut out springy shapes, bake and decorate. This class is limited to 12, so don’t wait sign up.  All supplies are provided.   Bring a lidded container or small box to take your spring cookie creations home with you.

This class will be Saturday, April 8 from 1-4:00 pm and the cost is $25.

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Highlights upcoming Hunter Safety class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will be having a Hunter Safety class Monday through Saturday April 3-8 from 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am – noon.  The cost of this class is $25.

Wyoming Hunter Safety Certification—is required for all hunters born after 1966, or for hunting in certain parts of Wyoming; ages ten years and older recommended; must attend 12 hours of instruction and complete a test.

Scholarships are available and provided by the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunting committee for students 8-17 residing in Goshen County who pass the test. Materials will be provided at the first class.

To register for this class, participants are required to register on-line at wgfd.wyo.gov/education

For more information contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Highlights Volleyball Spring Training

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the 3rd annual Volleyball Spring Training.

Lady Lancers Head volleyball coach, Julie Sherbeyn will be coaching spring training for all area girls and boys ages 10-14 who are interested in improving their volleyball skills. This spring training series offers opportunities to develop fundamental volleyball techniques including serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, digging and serve receive.  Participants will also receive training in game concepts such as position play and defensive & offensive strategies.

This camp will be held Mondays and Thursdays beginning on March 27, through April 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The cost is $45 and includes a t-shirt.

To register for this spring training or other classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington.