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									Lifestyle & Life Skills
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Camera, Light, Film or Digital I                 Camera, Light, Film or Digital II:                 Camera, Light, Film or Digital III
Walter T Bower, Jr.                              Beyond the Basics                                  Vincent L Lawson
                                                 Vincent L Lawson
Intimidated by the settings on your camera?                                                         Take your photography skills to a higher
No need to be! Learn how to use your cam-        Move beyond the basic photography skills           level of expertise as you learn the four
era in this introductory photography course      in this course that offers an in-depth view        essential digital skills: capturing, editing,
designed for both traditional film and digi-     of camera use, exposure techniques and             prepping, and presenting images that can
tal users. Topics covered include camera         composition. The instructor discusses how          be easily mastered with the RAW format
formats and use, film (media) selection,         aperture, shutter speed, light, focal length,      feature included with most digital SLRs.
choosing the correct lens, flash photogra-       depth of field, filters and artificial light can   Gain the confidence you need in using this
phy, exposure, composition, and the rela-        be used creatively. You will participate in        format which yields the greatest control in
tionship between shutter speed and aper-         one classroom and three outdoor sessions           post-shoot production and even the ability
ture. By the end of the course you will          where you will learn various functions of          to correct some of your shooting mistakes,
know how to use the various functions and        your camera. You will have challenges              such as under- or overexposure. To utilize
modes on your particular camera. Field           such as photographing moving and still             the power of the RAW format you will
trips include a behind-the-scene's look at a     objects with various shutter speeds and tak-       need some type of image editing computer
custom color lab, a studio lighting session,     ing advantage of natural lighting as it            software package, which can save files in
and making your own print at the USA             changes. At the end of this course you will        JPEG or TIFF format.
Special Courses' darkroom.                       have a deeper trust in your ability to oper-
                                                 ate your camera in automatic and manual            PREREQUISITE: Camera, Light, Film or
10IPH104AG, 1/25/2010 - 3/15/2010                mode. This course is designed to immedi-           Digital II
8 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            ately follow Camera, Light, Film or Digital
                                                 I for the Photography Certificate. Bring           10IPH107AG, 1/23/2010 - 1/24/2010
1.6 CEU, $89                                     either digital or film camera to each class,       2 Sessions, Sa and Su from 12 Noon to
                                                 and film if using a film camera.                   4:00 PM

How to Use Your Digital Camera                   PREREQUISITE: Camera, Light, Film or               10IPH107BG, 2/6/2010 - 2/7/2010
Joe Calagaz                                      Digital I.                                         2 Sessions, Sa and Su from 12 Noon to
                                                                                                    4:00 PM
Interested in becoming more familiar with        10IPH103AG, 1/31/2010 - 2/28/2010
digital photography, digital cameras and         4 Sessions, Su from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM             0.8 CEU, $89
digital photo printing? Joe Calagaz teaches      NOTE: No class February 14, 2010
this course on the changing world of pho-
tography. You will become more familiar          10IPH103BG, 3/14/2010 - 4/4/2010
with the operation of digital cameras. In        4 Sessions, Su from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
addition, you will learn about digital           1.2 CEU, $89
media, file sizes and types, computer con-
nectivity, digital photo printing, both inkjet
and "true photographic", and the costs
involved in each. The final class--a practi-
cal exercise session--will take place at
Calagaz Photo Supply.

NOTE: Bring digital camera and instruc-
tion books to all class sessions.                                          Register
10IPH105AG, 1/20/2010 - 2/3/2010
3 Sessions, W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
                                                                         Photography                 “[Vincent Lawson]keeps
0.6 CEU, $67
                                                                          classes fill               things moving but also allows
Third class meets at Calagaz Photo Supply.                                  up fast!                 time for hands-on training.”
                                                                         Register now!
                                                                                                                      - Erin Wainwright

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Camera and Darkroom
Walter T Bower, Jr.                                           USA PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE
                                                 USA’s Photography Certificate Program             Required Courses (5)
Walter Bower's basic black and white             teaches the essential skills needed to
darkroom course is designed for those who                                                          • Camera, Light , Film or Digital I
                                                 develop or enhance photography skills.
value the beauty and permanence of the                                                             • Camera, Light, Film or Digital II:
                                                 The program provides training in several
gelatin silver black and white print. Each       areas of photography including: camera,             Beyond the Basics
student will be provided with an enlarger        darkroom, photographic styles, under-             • Camera & Darkroom
station and all chemicals. It is an opportu-     standing of techniques and uses, and light-       • Studio Lighting and Portrait
nity to print custom prints that would be        ing.
cost prohibitive if you paid a lab. Topics                                                         • Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Photoshop
covered include: dodging, burning, use of        Program Requirements
multi-contrast filters, paper selection,         • 5 required courses,
composition, and archival processing. If         • 42 contact hours of electives                   New classes are routinely added to elective
you have a film camera and you want to           • Portfolio review                                offerings and some elective courses are
release your hidden Ansel Adams, this is                                                           not offered every term. Students should
                                                 The portfolio or exhibit should demonstrate       check the latest catalog for classes being
the course for you.
                                                 the candidate's technical proficiency and         offered.
                                                 visual creativity. Students completing all
LOCATION: USA Springhill Campus                  coursework must register for the portfolio        For application requirements or to regis-
NOTE: Registration fee includes dark-            review. The final project must satisfy an         ter, please see the Certificate Programs
room lab fees.                                   instructor's review committee before the          application on page 51. The table below
                                                 certificate is awarded. Course work must          outlines the terms courses are scheduled
10IPH110AG, 1/19/2010 - 3/16/2010                be completed within three years with no           to be offered; however, they can change
8 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM           more than 2 excused absences per class.           due to schedule conflicts or new classes
                                                 Admission to the University is not required       being offered.
                                                 for this program.
2.0 CEU, $105 (New Price!)
                                                                   WINTER                                     SUMMER
NOTE: No class February 16, 2010                  • CLFD I                                     • CLFD I
                                                  • CLFD II                                    • CLFD II
Intermediate Darkroom                             • CLFD III                                   • CLFD III
Photography: Portfolio                            • How to Use Your Digital Camera             • How to Use Your Digital Camera
Development                                       • Camera & Darkroom                          • Camera & Darkroom
Walter T Bower, Jr.                               • Intermediate Darkroom                      • Intermediate Darkroom
                                                  • Studio Lighting & Portrait Photography     • Studio Lighting & Portrait Photography
                                                  • Exploring Photographic Style               • High School Senior Photography
If you wish to prepare an exhibit-quality
                                                  • Digital Workflow                           • Photographic Style
portfolio you will benefit from this course.      • Adobe Photoshop/Elements                   • Adobe Photoshop/Elements
You'll find this course is specific to gelatin    • Portrait Photoshop Retouching              • Wedding Photography
silver print photography. Topics include
paper selection, expanding tone and range                          SPRING                                        FALL
of black and white prints, improving nega-
                                                  • CLFD I                                     • CLFD I
tive quality spotting, hand coloring and          • CLFD II                                    • CLFD II
mounting prints. This is an intermediate-         • CLFD III                                   • CLFD III
level darkroom course...not for beginning         • How to Use Your Digital Camera             • How to Use Your Digital Camera
photography students.                             • Camera & Darkroom                          • Camera & Darkroom
                                                  • Intermediate Darkroom                      • Intermediate Darkroom
PREREQUISITE: Camera and Darkroom                 • Studio Lighting & Portrait Photography     • Studio Lighting & Portrait Photography
NOTE: Fee includes darkroom lab fee.              • Light, Perspective & Balance               • Photographing Children
                                                  • High School Senior Photography             • Business of Photography
LOCATION: USA Springhill Campus
                                                  • Photographic Walking Tour of Historic      • Adobe Photoshop/Elements
                                                    Downtown Mobile                            • Wedding Photography
10IPH130AG, 1/21/2010 - 3/11/2010                 • Photographing Children                     • Photography Tour of Bellingrath Lights
8 Sessions, Th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM            • Business of Photography                    • Good Morning Photography Tour of
                                                  • Adobe Photoshop/Elements                     Dauphin Island
2.0 CEU, $105 (New Price!)                                                                     • Posing for Profit

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                                   N  ew
Portrait Photoshop                                Studio Lighting and Portrait                       Posing for Profit Workshop
Retouching                                        Photography                                        Sonja M Foshee
Chelsea S Hargett                                 Carlos A Prieto
                                                                                                     Posing techniques can be tricky when
Discover how professionals retouch and            Lighting is the key to all photography.            trying to get the perfect angle for every
shape up images in Adobe Photoshop.               Learn the various techniques for successful        shape and size. You will learn the basics of
Learn the techniques for making your              portrait photography with emphasis on              posing your clients to achieve a slim profile
subject look their best, while still looking      creative use of studio lighting. You will          and enhance their looks. You will be taught
natural and un-retouched. You will learn          learn how to use the various techniques for        the basics of the S curve and C curve, discuss
the tools and filters to remove skin blemishes,   successful portrait photography with               profile, 2/3 and full face posing, clothing,
wrinkles, birthmarks, and smooth skin             emphasis on creative use of studio lighting.       lighting, and the business side of knowing
tones. Choose the best head shots from a          You will also learn how to use natural, arti-      how to pose your clients. By week three,
group session and "swap" them together            ficial, and electronic lights to photograph        live models will be in the studio for you to
for a perfect image. By the end of this           your subjects. Color to black and white            practice your posing using studio lights
course, you will also know the techniques         portraiture and children to glamour                and then reviewed for critiquing. Formal,
of lighting and toning in an image. Make          photography will be covered. Other topics          photojournalistic and event posing will be
your portraits more impressive through            include: different kinds of portraits, posture,    covered.
simple photo retouching, enhancing a face,        lenses and apertures, flash portraits, flash
and creating mystical lighting photo              diffusion, reflectors and diffusers, lighting      NOTE: Bring camera and notebook to each
effects.                                          ratios and errors, camera height, and framing      class.
                                                  the portrait. Volunteer models are needed;
NOTE: Bring blank dvd to class.                   experience not required. Students will             10IPH145AG, 1/25/2010 - 2/15/2010
                                                  present their work to family, friends and          4 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10IPH172AG, 1/21/2010 - 3/18/2010                 classmates at their show the last night of
9 Sessions, Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            class.                                             0.8 CEU, $149
                                                  NOTE: Bring camera and film to each class.
1.8 CEU, $199
                                                  10IPH171AG, 2/3/2010 - 3/10/2010
                                                  6 Sessions, W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

                                                  1.2 CEU, $89
The Business of Photography
Steven L Goraum

This class prepares you for what it takes to
be successful in the photography business.
Learn what it takes to setup your business,
how to apply for a business license, and
                                                  “Steve taught a subject I dreaded
how to value and price your product -             (took a class I felt I should take)
namely your photographs. Upon completion          and it became my favorite.
of this course, you will be comfortable in
                                                  Outstanding instructor.”
calculating the true cost of your work
along with ideas on how to establish
yourself in the photography marketplace.                                - Denise Hastings
This class has been requested by numerous                                                              Learn to excel in posing
students and is guaranteed to fill fast.
Register early to ensure your space!                                                                   with Sonja Foshee in this
                                                                                                      course offered this winter.
10IPH215AG, 1/20/2010 - 2/10/2010                                                                     You can learn the basics of
4 Sessions, W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
                                                                                                      how to professionally pose
0.8 CEU, $99                                                                                          your clients in a flattering

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Advanced and Creative                                      Mardi Gras Photography Workshop
Photography                                                Gerald R Hodges, The Racing
Gerald R Hodges, The Racing                                Reporter
                                                           If you enjoy photography and the local tra-
Point, shoot and….what? Get to know your                   dition of Mardi Gras - combine them as
camera better with this advanced photogra-                 you learn to document special events such
phy class. You will take a closer look at                  as this. With the masked revelers, colorful
specific techniques with your camera to                    floats, marching bands and active street
take a better quality picture and nourish                  scenes, Mardi Gras is a playground for the
your creativity. Such techniques include                   photography enthusiast. At the beginning
metering and exposure, depth of field,                     of this workshop you will review the fun-
backlighting, ISO settings, white balance,                 damentals of light, aperture, speed and
landscapes, character portraits, night time                depth of field then apply these as you
photography, and so much more! The class                   develop your own creative style. You will
will have an emphasis on SLR digital pho-                  not need a camera bag full of equipment,
tography, but those with good quality                      only your basic 35mm SLR (either film or
35mm SLR film cameras will benefit as                      digital), flash, and zoom lens (preferably
well. It is necessary that you know how to                 28-200mm), and a desire to have fun. A
use your mechanical functions and controls                 basic knowledge of photography and oper-      Be creative with your
                                                           ation of your camera and flash are all the
on your camera before taking this course.                                                                camera and join Gerald Hodges
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed                          prerequisites.
three classes in photography program
                                                                                                         with his Mardi Gras workshop
NOTE: Handouts included. Bring camera                      10IPH230AG, 2/16/2010                         or creative photography class.
to each class.                                             1 Session, Tu from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM        Learn to document special
                                                                                                         events and take better quality
10IPH158AG, 1/21/2010 - 2/4/2010                           0.4 CEU, $69
3 Sessions, Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

6.0 CEU, $79

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Adobe Photoshop/Adobe                            Digital Arts Certificate using                    Website Design Training: Online
Photoshop Elements                               Photoshop and Illustrator: Online                 Program
Michael A Behr
                                                 The Digital Arts Certificate program              This online Website Design training pro-
Explore your creative options and produce        allows you to focus on developing your            gram focuses on developing the visual
quality images using Adobe Photoshop and         technical skills and creative artistry in dig-    graphic and information design skills
Adobe Photoshop Elements. This course            ital photography and imaging. Through             required to create compelling Web sites. As
will highlight the major differences between     course projects, you will apply learned           a student, you'll gain proficiency in the
the two graphics programs so you can             objectives in digital art studies, retouching,    software programs that every Web design-
decide which software package is best suited     compositing, illustration, identity design,       er needs to know: Adobe Photoshop,
to your needs. These powerful software           color matching and composition studies,           Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Flash. You'll
packages offer fast, professional-quality        photorealistic imaging, color correction          learn how to create digital images and
photo enhancement and photo retouching           and art exhibition development. This              animations, and build standards-compliant
tools. You will learn to adjust color and        online program also includes a course             Web sites using either HTML/CSS hand-
density of pictures taken with a conventional    teaching the professional applications            coding or Web editing programs.
film camera, a digital camera, or a scanned      Photoshop and Illustrator or equivalent
image. In addition, the course teaches you       digital imaging and vector drawing tools.         Hands-on projects focus on essential skills
how to turn color images into black and          Each course in this certificate is instructor-    and provide experience in professional
white pictures and colorize black and white      led, project-based and completed at your          Web design project scenarios. Class
pictures. The instructor will cover the basic    own pace. Expert instructors provide critique     assignments include digital retouching and
and most-needed controls and tools these         and feedback within one to two business           compositing, XHTML page markup, CSS-
programs offer, and then he will begin using     days, helping you build a design portfolio        based layout and typography, home page
more advanced tools such as "Adjustment          for perspective employers or clients.             and navigation design, Flash graphics and
Layers", "Masks", and Blending Modes."           Photoshop and Illustrator software is not         animations, mouseover effects, competitive
Layers, selections, filters, and channels will   included in course fee; you must purchase         analysis, site maps, wireframes, mood
be demystified. All handouts included in         each on your own.                                 boards, color palettes, blog layout, and
course fee. To succeed in this class you                                                           portfolio site design.
should be fairly proficient with keyboarding     10IPH109AG, 22.5 CEU, $5595
skills and knowledge of using a PC.                                                                NOTE: Students will be required to provide
NOTE: Required course in Photography                                                               their own software for each of the courses.
Certificate program.                                                                               Once registered, students will have the
                                                                                                   ability to purchase software through a student
10IPH732AG, 1/25/2010 - 3/22/2010                Certified Wedding Planner: Online                 software store at discounted prices.
9 Sessions, M from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                                                 Discover how you can be a part of the             10ICP530AG, 22.5 CEU, $5595
1.8 CEU, $199                                    exciting business of wedding planning as a
                                                 planner or coordinator. This comprehen-
                                                 sive online certificate program will teach
                                                 you everything an aspiring planner needs
                                                 to know to get started in the business. This
                                                 program will provide you with all the tools
                                                 necessary to start your own business.               Get ahead in event
                                                 Tools that you will be able to utilize in
                                                 your business include contracts, business
                                                                                                   planning and learn the
                                                 packages, profiling templates for new             practical knowledge of
                                                 clients and tools for designing a signature
                                                 wedding such as fabric boards, design               this industry in our
                                                 displays and presentation tools. This             Event Management and
                                                 online program will also cover how to
“[Michael Behr] takes the time to                market your planning services through              Design online course
answer questions and offers help                 bridal shows, websites, and public relations.            on page 47.
as needed.”
                                                 10ICP660AG, 30 CEU $1395
                   - Carla Carter

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Bridge Made Easy:
                                  Ne             Stage Acting Workshop
Part 2                                           Shari P Prestwood
Mickey T Groggel, M.S., ACBI
Accreditation                                    "To be or not to be," is that the question?
                                                 Develop better acting skills in this hands-on
Ready for round 2? If you completed the          workshop with an experienced acting
Bridge Made Easy course or have played           instructor. Learn the basic terminology,                  TEXTBOOKS
social bridge and would like to improve          rules and technique tips for becoming a         Textbooks for all instructor-led courses
your game, then join us. This course is for      skilled actor while learning all aspects        in this publication are available at the
the intermediate player who wants to learn       involved in a performance. In this workshop     USA Bookstore in the Student Center
                                                                                                 on main campus in the Continuing
leads against no trumps and suits, the play      you will learn to utilize props and costumes,   Education Noncredit Section. To contact
of the long suit and how to get more tricks,     improve characterization to create believable   the bookstore, call (251)460-7011.
bulls eye bidding, no trump bidding, opening     characters, dance movements, apply basic                   Bookstore Hours:
the weak two bid, take out doubles, learning     stage make up, read and rehearse scripts,                 Monday & Tuesday
the seven deadly finesses, and so much           and create emotional and psychological                        8 am - 6 pm
                                                                                                       Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
more. By the end of class you will be able       aspects of characters. The final project will                 8 am - 5 pm
to define the rules for the first and second     be a class production that will be performed.
seat openings, bid different 10 conventions,
define four responses to partners opening,       10IDM195AG, 1/21/2010 - 3/11/2010
and identify different types of slam bidding.    8 Sessions, Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Each class will consist of a lecture regarding
a new concept or convention and a supervised     1.6 CEU, $79
play of the hand.
NOTE: A $21 workbook fee will be col-
lected at the 1st class.

                                                                     We Need YOU!
10IED175AG, 1/19/2010 - 4/13/2010
12 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOTE: No class February 16, 2010

2.3 CEU, $15                                              Do you have a hobby or interest that you can share with other
                                                        adults? Earn extra money by teaching adult enrichment classes. We
                                                        are looking for exciting new classes on a variety of topics, including
                                                                                  but not limited to:
                                                                Feng Shui • Sailing • Pilates • Canning Basics • French
                                                                Architectural & Food Photography • Introduction to Tea
                                                              Container Gardening • Cheese Appreciation • Cooking
                                                                       Legal Aspects of Medical Office Management
              The Center for Continuing                                        Introduction to Tax Preparation
                 Education follows official
                                                                          Management Skills for the Medical Office
                     University of South
                     Alabama decisions                                Anatomy and Physiology for Managers & Coders
                  regarding class closings.
                   Information about class
                                                         Courses offered through the USA Center for Continuing Education
                       closings due to
  inclement weather or other emergencies               must be educational in nature. If you would like to submit a course for
     can be obtained by calling the USA                 consideration, please send a resume, a course proposal, including
       Emergency/Weather Hotline at                     course objectives and content outline, and contact information for
                460-6999                                                          two references to:
               or online at                                                         Catherine Drake

                                                             P H : ( 2 5 1 ) 4 3 1 - 6 4 0 5 / Fax: (251) 431-6408

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Bob Ross
                          Ne                      Bob Ross Oil                                   Bob Ross: Landscape Oil Painting
Seascape                                           Painting Workshop: Beginning                  Workshop
Painting Workshop                                   Wildlife: "The Eyes"                         Jane Graupp, CRI, CRFI, CRWI
Kelli N Bosarge, Certified Bob                      Jane GrauppCRI, CRFI, CRWI
Ross Instructor                                                                                  With the Bob Ross Painting Technique, you
                                                   Bob Ross Wildlife Painting is a unique        can achieve a certain amount of success
Get your paint brushes ready! Learn to             technique developed in keeping with           almost immediately! The best part - no
paint skies, clouds, water, waves, and           the world famous Bob Ross wet-on-wet            artistic talent is needed! You don't even
more using the Bob Ross wet-on-wet             style of painting. Learn how wildlife paints      have to know how to draw a straight line.
technique. In this class you will                       and brushes differ from other Bob        All you need is the desire, some basic
learn how to use the tools to                           Ross materials. This course will be      techniques, and practice. Using Bob Ross'
create and complete four                                an introduction to eyes, the central     "wet-on-wet" technique, special firm oil
seascape oil paintings. Simply follow          focus point of any animal. Students will          paints, and large brushes-clouds, mountains,
instructions in using five specially           complete an "eye chart" and the facial portion    trees, and water appear in seconds. Learn
designed tools and watch seascapes come        of a Puma. The course will include preparing      to prepare the canvas, mix colors, and
to life. No prior experience is required.      the canvas, applying patterns, using acrylic      employ the technique for using each brush.
                                               and oil paints for under and over painting.
LOCATION: Via! Arlene Mitchell                 All classes are broken down into instructor       SUPPLIES: Supply list provided upon
Campus, 1717 Dauphin Street.                   demonstrating a step-by-step method,              registration. Easels and cleaning supplies
NOTE: Supply list provided upon registration   followed by the student repeating the             provided. Bring to class: Four (4) 12x16
                                               process. Students are encouraged to view          stretched canvases and Viva or Bounty
10IAT381AG, 1/20/2010 - 2/10/2010              any assistance given to other students as it      paper towels.
4 Sessions, W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM          helps with the learning process.
                                                                                                 LOCATION: Alabama Art Supply, 1002
1.2 CEU, $105                                  LOCATION: Alabama Art Supply, 1002                Downtowner Blvd. Enter studio from back
                                               Downtowner Blvd. Enter studio from back           door.
                                                                                                 10IAT373AG, 2/9/2010 - 3/2/2010
                                               NOTE: Supply list provided upon registration.     4 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

                                               10IAT382AG, 1/12/2010 - 2/2/2010                  1.2 CEU, $105
                                               4 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

                                               1.2 CEU, $110

 Join Kelli Bosarge for this
Bob Ross class and learn the
   techniques of painting.                     “[Jane Graupp] kept the class
                                               light and interesting and had
                                               very good interaction.”

                                                                       - Roberta Wood

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Still Life Painting for Beginners              Drawing Studio                                       Step-by-Step Masterpiece:
Susan Downing-White, B.F.A.                    Tracy C Host                                         Beginner's Acrylics class
                                                                                                    Tracy C Host
Learn to paint a luminous still life in the    Using exercises from the fabulous book
style of the old masters. This beginning       "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"             With the assistance of a predesigned canvas
level course explores the classical indirect   by Betty Edwards, you will find yourself             and instructor's guidance, you will gain an
method of painting. Students learn to          amazed at the skills you can master.                 introduction to painting with acrylics without
develop an under-painting with acrylic         Anyone who is willing to follow very simple          tackling the detailed technical aspects. This
paints followed by glazing with oils. It       steps can master drawing skills. You will            course is strictly for beginners as it covers
makes the process of creating a traditional    learn to create successful renderings of the         the basics of color theory, composition and
painting easier to understand. The class       still life, the figure, and the portrait in this     color balance while progressing through
examines fat-over-lean paint application,      course. In addition, you will gain the basic         still lifes, florals, seascapes and landscapes.
glazing, scumbling, and impasto. You will      through intermediate concepts of learning            As you enjoy the instant gratification of
learn color mixing, paint handling, and        to draw and will find out how to continue            completing a painting each class, your
brush strokes. We'll finish two paintings      to improve the skills you learn in this class.       accomplishment will encourage you to
during class.                                  Students will benefit from participating in          continue your pursuit of painting instruction
                                               this course more than once as instruction is         beyond this four-session course.
LOCATION: Alabama Art Supply, 1002             progressive.
Downtowner Blvd. Enter studio from back                                                             LOCATION: Via Arlene Mitchell Campus,
door.                                          NOTE: Bring pencil and plain copy paper              1717 Dauphin Street.
NOTE: Supply list provided upon registra-      to first class where supply list will be             NOTE: Bring smock or art apron.
tion.                                          given.
                                               LOCATION: Via! Arlene Mitchell Campus                10IAT367AG, 1/25/2010 - 2/15/2010
10IAT260AG, 1/21/2010 - 2/25/2010              TEXTBOOK: Drawing on the Right Side                  4 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6 Sessions, Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM         of the Brain by Betty Edwards (Optional)
1.2 CEU, $89                                                                                        0.8 CEU, $89
                                               10IAT321AG, 1/19/2010 - 3/16/2010
                                               8 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

                                               1.6 CEU, $99

                                               NOTE: No class February 16, 2010

                                               F E A T U R E D                                    I N S T R U C T O R
                                               Join Tracy Host this winter and discover a new
                                               hobby with either drawing or painting. Tracy has
                                               worked as a professional artist for the past 10
                                               years. Her work is included in private collections
                                               across the nation and is represented by galleries
Gain a new hobby this winter                   and art brokers in Alabama, Mississippi,
by learning to paint still life                Louisiana and Georgia. In her beginner painting
in this beginner course with                   class, she will direct you to learn to paint with
   Susan Downing-White.                        acrylics and cover basic color theory, composi-
 Students will learn to paint                  tion and color balance while in her drawing class
  with acrylics followed by                    you will learn beginner to intermediate steps to
      glazing with oils.                       simply drawing still life and portraits.

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Lifestyle & Life Skills

Glass Painting                                                                                  Landscape Planning & Design
Thekla Wilkinson, M.A., Owner                                                                   Timothy D Bullion, A.S.L.A.
Forget-Me-Knot Floral Presentation
                                                                                                This is an ideal course for those interested
Learn to create your own etched and painted                                                     in landscape design at home or for those
glass masterpieces that can be given as                                                         who just need help with a problem yard.
one-of-a-kind gifts or elegant pieces for                                                       The course will provide you with a basic
entertaining. You will begin the course by                                                      knowledge of the design process as it
reviewing the tools and types of mediums                                                        relates to residential landscape architec-
used in glass painting, including etching                                                       ture. Topics will include plants and forms
creams, paint and lead for faux stained                                                         with an emphasis on their function in the
glass. Each session will cover a hands-on
                                                  Painted glassware is popular but              overall design, and problems in design
project that when completed will be a                expensive in gift boutiques.               involving patios, decks, courtyards, pools,
functional piece such as martini and wine        However, with a little practice you            etc. A three-ring binder and numerous
glasses and a faux stained glass panel. This                                                    hand-outs will be provided to class participants.
class is a perfect way to personalize your
                                                 can produce some basic designs for             SUPPLIES: Bring drawing paper and pen-
glassware for entertaining or a hostess gift.           a fraction of the cost.                 cil.
                                                  Discover how to personalize your
NOTE: A $25 supply fee collected at 1st                                                         10IHM400AG, 1/20/2010 - 2/24/2010
                                                 own glassware or give a great gift!            6 Sessions, W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

10IAT356AG, 1/19/2010 - 2/9/2010                                                                1.2 CEU, $75
4 Sessions, Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

0.8 CEU, $49
                                                 Faux Finishes: Strokes of Brilliance          “Tim enlightened us thoroughly
                                                 Kenneth B Lawley, Certified Interior          on the varieties of trees, scrubs
Calligraphy Made Easy
                                                 Designer and Custom Faux Finisher             and ground cover. His designs
Ashley M Kuppersmith
                                                                                               were imaginative and enjoyable.”
                                                 How would you like to transform your
The art of calligraphy can be achieved with
                                                 house into a beautiful home? Kenny
several styles of lettering and materials.
                                                 Lawley, a Certified Instructor & Custom                                  - John Manning
The art of illuminating, or dramatizing, let-
                                                 Faux Finisher, will teach you everything
ters and words with calligraphy can turn
                                                 from the basics of faux finishing to the
something as simple as a phrase into a work
                                                 more advanced techniques of decorative
of art. You will explore the differences
                                                 painting. When you leave the class, you'll
between the Art Nouveau, Art Deco,
                                                 be able to apply what you've learned in
Gothic, Medieval and Celtic styles and the
                                                 your home and achieve professional
flourishes that add distinctive touches to
each. Hands-on instruction will allow you
to experiment with pigments, Gold Leaf                                                             Special Courses
                                                 Material fee of $50 collected at 1st class
and borders to complete projects in each
class that are functional as well as artistic.
                                                 for supply kit. Dress appropriately for          General Information
                                                 working with paint.                           Our Promise to you...
NOTE: Bring to class: Mechanical pencil,                                                       • Polite and courteous service from the
                                                 10IHM313AG, 1/25/2010 - 3/22/2010               Center for Continuing Education.
ruler, kindergarten practice pad, eraser, and
                                                 9 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM         • Customers are a top priority.
calligraphy pen (No quills & nibs).
                                                                                               • Your opinions and suggestions are
                                                 1.8 CEU, $89                                     valued.
10IAT455AG, 1/21/2010 - 3/11/2010
8 Sessions, Th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM                                                         • You will receive the highest quality
                                                                                                  educational experience.
0.8 CEU, $69                                                                                   • USA Special Courses will not disclose
                                                                                                 educational records without written
                                                                                                 consent from you, the student.

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                                                                                           Lifestyle & Life Skills

Interior Design Certificate: Online                Demystifying Middle Eastern                    Mediterranean Dinners
                                                   Dinners                                        Robin Ann Lea
This nationally recognized Interior Design         Robin Ann Lea
online course is an exciting interactive                                                          If Mediterranean food is what spices up
certificate program where you will learn to        Learn the techniques essential to preparing    your meals and a yearning to learn new
create spaces for living, working and              some of the most popular food dishes of the    preparations to this blend interests you,
enjoyment. The program focuses on design           Middle East. You will learn recipes and        then this course was made for you. Learn
theory, design process methods and design          techniques through demonstrations in each      the diverse cultures of both Italy and
studio work. The learning sequence study           class as you begin with appetizers and work    Greece, gain new techniques to preparing
included are the design elements and principles,   your way to desserts. You will receive         Mediterranean food, and receive recipes
color theory, programming, space planning          handouts with detailed recipes and infor-      and their variations. Robin will prepare you
and the design of residential, commercial          mation on techniques, kitchen safety,          to be able to cook from different areas of
and retail spaces. You can set the pace for        recipe and menu building and the Middle        Italy and Greece and concoct some of the
learning, sequencing and style of learning         Eastern culture. Each class will conclude      most popular dishes of the Mediterranean.
that best suits you individually. This course      with a question and answer period around       You will receive a notebook with detailed
mimics a real-world professional design            recipes and techniques covered that session.   recipes and information about each country
experience and uses the communication                                                             and kitchen safety. Each class will con-
and design tools most frequently used in           LOCATION: Bayside Dinners Cottage Hill         clude with a question and answer period
the industry. This program will prepare you        Road                                           around recipes and techniques covered in
for an entry-level position in the booming                                                        class. Come and celebrate the sensuous
design industry.                                   10ICK166AG, 1/25/2010 - 2/15/2010              pleasures of healthy and popular
                                                   4 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM          Mediterranean cooking with delicious dishes
Students should have basic computer skills                                                        from this region.
and be comfortable navigating the Internet.        0.8 CEU, $74
An Internet connection and e-mailing                                                              LOCATION: Bayside Dinners, Cottage
capabilities are also required. While not          NOTE: A $30 meal fee will be collected at      Hill Road
required, it is strongly recommended that          first class session.
students have basic architectural drafting                                                        10ICK168AG, 3/1/2010 - 3/22/2010
and/or AutoCAD basics, a basic drawing                                                            4 Sessions, M from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
class that includes perspective drawing,
and a basic design class is encouraged.                                                           0.8 CEU, $74
Students should also know how to use
Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and                                                              NOTE: A $30 meal fee will be collected at
PowerPoint.                                                                                       the first class session.

10IHM248AG, 35.0 CEU, $2395

                      The Center for
                Continuing Education fol-
                 lows official University of
                 South Alabama decisions
                   regarding class closings.
                  Information about class
                       closings due to
                                                     Cook it up with Robin
    inclement weather or other emergen-              Ann Lea and discover
  cies can be obtained by calling the USA                                                                   REGISTER ON-LINE
        Emergency/Weather Hotline at                 new ways to spice up                           w w w. u s a c o n t i n u i n g e d . c o m
                460-6999                                 your meals.                                     or via FAX (251)431-6408
               or online at                                                                           24-hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Lifestyle & Life Skills
                                                                                                   REGISTER ONLINE
Beginning Guitar                                Intermediate Guitar
Paul M Williams                                 Paul M Williams                                       Six Good Reasons to Send
                                                                                                        Your Staff to a Special
Have you ever wished to learn to play the       Continue mastering your skills in playing
guitar? This course is designed to teach you    the guitar with this intermediate course.                  Courses Class
the basic principles of playing the guitar in   Course topics to be covered include
a small group setting with hands-on practice.   advanced rhythm patterns, chords, scales            1. Excellent learning opportunities
You will learn basic left-handed and right-     and song structures. Picking techniques to             • Job skills, upgrading, professional
handed techniques, how to read musical          be covered include: flat-picking, finger-                 development
notes and basic chords, and notes on the        picking for right or left hand, Travis picking,
guitar neck. Upon completing the course         and claw and hammer techniques.
you will be able to perform basic songs.        Advanced left-handed techniques including           2. Comprehensive course offerings
You will need to bring an acoustic or           hammerons, pulloffs, slurs and bends will also         • Personal development, computers,
classical guitar, textbook and notebook to      be covered. You will develop improvisation               languages, accounting, office
all class sessions. Please bring portable       skills in order to play songs heard on the radio         skills, management skills, small
music stand to each class.                      or your favorite CD. This course is                      business
                                                designed for anyone who has completed a
TEXTBOOK: Mel Bay's Modern Guitar
                                                beginning guitar class or has basic skills in
Method Grade I.                                                                                     3. Benefits to you and your staff
                                                playing chords and scales. Please bring
10IMU549AG, 1/20/2010 - 3/17/2010               portable music stand to each class.                    • Skill development, increased
9 Sessions, W from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM                                                                    efficiency and productivity,
0.9 CEU, $89                                    TEXTBOOK: Mel Bay's Modern Guitar                        improved morale and motivation,
                                                Method Grade 2.                                          enhanced job satisfaction,
                                                                                                         improved job performance.
                                                10IMU552AG, 1/20/2010 - 3/17/2010
                                                9 Sessions, W from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
                                                                                                    4. Quality
                                                0.9 CEU, $94
                                                                                                       • Great choice of courses, quality
                                                                                                         instruction, highly qualified,
                                                                                                         experienced instructors, up-to-date

                                                                                                    5. Value and Convenience
                                                                                                       • courses available right here in
                                                                                                         Mobile, no need to travel out
                                                                                                         of town, value for your staff
                                                                                                         development dollar.
                                                             The Center for Continuing
                                                                Education follows official
                                                                    University of South             6. Easy, flexible registration
                                                                    Alabama decisions                  process
                                                                 regarding class closings.
                                                                  Information about class
                                                                                                       • Register an individual in a
   Come learn the guitar                                              closings due to                    course, purchase a number of
                                                 inclement weather or other emergencies                  seats and determine who will
 with Paul this winter and                          can be obtained by calling the USA                   attend later.
   by spring you will be                              Emergency/Weather Hotline at
 ready to sit on your front                                    or online at
     porch and strum!                           

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