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HCC's philosophy of "lifelong learning" - sustaining personal growth, expanding horizons, and making new friends is well represented in this varied array of continuing education courses focusing on applied arts, music, history, and cultural studies. There are no tests and no academic requirements. Informal class sessions encourage comments, questions, and lively discussions.
The Art Studio
Classes offered include chair caning, rug hooking, beading, and more.
Introductory courses in the art of decorating cakes from basic shapes to complex flowers.
Specialized calligraphy classes for beginning or advanced students.
- Cultural and Historical Trips
Experience outdoor adventure and nature walks or visit a museum or historic site.
Dance classes for all ages and skill levels.
Learn to trace the origins of your family through genealogy software.
Explore the Hagerstown Valley and beyond.
History and Culture
Discussion topics include American and world history, music, film, and more.
- Home and Garden
Classes in landscaping, gardening, floral design, interior decorating, and architecture.
- Life Enrichment
Learn the art of bluegrass, classical guitar, and other instruments.
Beginning and advanced photography courses including film, digital, landscape photography, and portraiture.
Religion and Philosophy
Study religious texts and figures of note or talk about the origins of philosophy.
Introductory courses in different methods of creating stained glass art.
Travel to exotic places all over the world.
Classes in fiction writing, grammar, publishing, and editing.
For a complete listing of all Continuing Education courses in the Lifelong Learning area, click here.
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