Remember Bob Ross? It seemed like every time you saw someone painting on public television, it was Bob Ross. The bushy-haired painter with the soft voice that encouraged viewers to paint "happy little clouds" and "pretty little mountains" has since passed away, but his painting methods live on. Three non-credit, community service classes are being offered at Western Nevada Community College this fall that teach oil painting using the Bob Ross "wet on wet" method.
Special Topics: Arts & Crafts (CMSV 086C) will cover Ross' painting techniques in three different classes. Landscapes will be the focus on September 8, florals will be featured on October 13, and seascapes will be highlighted on November 17. Each class costs $50, and lasts from 1-4 p.m.
A series of four different health-related community service classes are also being offered at WNCC Douglas starting August 16. Special Topics: Health & Fitness (CMSV 143C) will cover ear candling for cleaning wax and debris from the ears, reflexology using massage to affect areas of the body, first degree Reiki that teaches how to channel healing energy through the hands, and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome coping techniques.
Other highlighted for-credit classes are Basic Writing III (ENG 098), Personal Computing IV (SENR 104B), and World Literature II (ENG 232). Basic Writing will help students improve their writing for school or on the job. Personal Computing is directed to seniors, but open to everyone. Students will learn various graphics programs, including PowerPoint and Publisher. World Literature will survey literary masterpieces of the Western World after the mid-1600s.
Press Release: August 7, 2006
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