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08/08/2019

Community Ed and Workforce Development Fall Schedule Announced

EACC has announced its Fall Schedule of classes for Community Education and Workforce Development Programs.  The schedule offers a variety of courses for students of all ages.  Click Here for the Full Schedule.

The Personal Interest and Senior Sage (students aged 50+) classes for adults include: Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Introduction to Web Design, Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Excel, Internet Basics, Yoga, Zumba, Weightlifting, Conditioning, College Singers, Applied Voice, Applied Piano, Applied Guitar, Beginning Sign Language, Hunter Education, AR Concealed Carry course, AR Enhanced Concealed Carry course, and more. 

Students will learn the basics of watercolor techniques such as transparency, composition, basic color theory, and value in the Watercolor class taught by EACC’s new art instructor Remy Miller.  During the course, students will work to create art pieces as they develop a personal style of watercolor paintings.  

Travelers will enjoy a tour to Oxford, Mississippi and Rowan Oak, the historic home of William Faulkner.  In 1930, William Faulkner purchased what was then known as “The Bailey Place.”  Colonel Robert Sheegog, an Irish immigrant planter from Tennessee built the home in the 1840s.  The house was unoccupied for seven years before the Faulkners purchased the home in 1930, and soon after their purchase, William Faulkner optioned the surrounding acreage and settled in with his wife and her two children from a previous marriage.  Within a few years, their own daughter was born, and Rowan Oak was the family home of the Faulkners until 1962, the year of William Faulkner’s death. Rowan Oak was Faulkner’s private world, in reality and imagination, and he was fascinated with its history.  His writings were inspired by local stories of Indians, runaway slaves, and old colonels.  Faulkner’s years spent at Rowan Oak were productive as he set stories and novels to paper, ultimately winning a Nobel Prize in 1949 and the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A Fable.  The day tour scheduled for Friday, October 25th will feature a tour of the Rowan Oak, lunch on the square in Oxford, and transportation.  The deadline for registration is Friday, September 27th. 

The Community Education and Workforce Development schedule for Professional Development classes includes: Paramedic CEU Training and EMT CEU Training courses, as well as a free First Time Home Buyers class.  The Kids on Campus programs include: Gymnastics (Ages 3+) in Forrest City and Wynne, new Cheerleading (Ages 5+) and Mommy & Me (Ages 3 and Under) classes in Wynne, and Slammin’ Jammin’ Guitar Lessons.

The complete schedule of Fall classes is available online.  Pre-registration is required for all classes and events. For more information about classes, fees, and their locations please call 870-633-4480 ext. 333. Tuition waivers are available for credit classes for students aged 50+.

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