Community Art Classes

Community Art Classes

O’More College of Design is offering a new round of art and design-based community education courses to the public, an initiative launched by the College last February.

The fall session will run Oct. 1 through Nov. 17 and includes classes in digital photography, sewing, entrepreneurship, styling, creative writing and more.

“Our campus is a hub of creativity,” said Shari Fox, O’More’s vice president of academic affairs. “We want to invite the community to be part of that.”

Participants should expect a hands-on learning experience from practicing professionals, and a class environment similar to that of O’More undergraduate courses.

Courses cost $200 and are taught by O’More faculty members, unless otherwise noted. Anyone over the age of 16 is invited to participate, regardless of skill level.

To see dates and times, or register online, go to or call (615) 794-4254.

Founded in 1970 and located in the downtown historic district of Franklin, Tenn., O’More College of Design offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in fashion design, interior design and visual communications.

·      Art of the Written Word: A Creative Writing Workshop, led by Jessa R. Sexton. The workshop explores elements of creative writing including poetry, elements of literature, blogging, writing strategies and more.

·      Conflict Resolution and Dealing with Difficult People, led by Alan Corry. The course addresses how individuals deal with difficult relationships and examines psychological conditions that cause struggles in these relationships.

·      Business and Career Planning, led by Shawnna Simpson. This course focuses on resume development, interviewing skills and negotiation.

·      Creative Entrepreneurship: Making Your Art Your Business, led by Paige Holmes. This workshop offers a map for turning artistic pieces and services into a product for small business. Students will learn about networking, local and regional presence and more.

·      Jumpstart Sewing, led by Jenny Kemala. This course will cater to beginning sewers with little or no machine experience. Students will learn a variety of techniques and how to use commercial patterns.

·      Hello Camera: An Introduction to Your Digital Camera, led by David Braud. This course is a basic get-to-know course that will help individuals understands the numbers, dials and buttons of his or her camera. Students must supply digital camera.

·      Photoshop Ninja, led by Paul Campbell. This course teaches students how to use the Photoshop software to edit, manipulate and composite images, restore damaged photographs and prepare files for output. Students may bring images they would like to learn how to edit. Students must supply their own laptop.

·      Dress Your Best workshop, led by Lori Bumgarner. Fee for the workshop is $75 per person with a minimum of seven students. The workshop teaches individuals what styles work best for their body types, what to splurge on and what to save on, must-haves for every closet, mixing and matching, layering, accessorizing and more.

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