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Spring 2015 ASUMH Community Education Classes


Wellness 101 - Thursdays,  Mar 12-Apr 23   6:00pm-8:00p.m.
Instructor Jeanie Larson
  ORACCR  A FUN, holistic approach to achieving optimal wellness. Topics covered include healthy eating and cooking, how to incorporate that dreaded "E" word (exercise!) into your busy life, stress reduction, life goal-setting (it's never too late to achieve your dreams), laughter as medicine, as well as alternative therapies, such as massage, meditation and Reiki. Multi-media lecture plus hands-on learning. Class fee $60. Materials fee $10.    

Pottery - Tuesdays, March 31-Apr 14, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor Liz Gamelin 
This is a three week hand-building class, covering the basics of pottery making. Each session is three hours long. Session One: Intro to clay Pinch pots and coil pots Session Two: Simple slabs and slab construction, Session Three:  Glazing, and if time allows, taking a turn on the potter's wheel. Class Fee $75, supply Fee $45.

Genealogy 101 - Thursdays, Mar. 19-Apr. 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm,   Instructor Vicki Roberts  F207 Research your family's history. This class uses web-based search engines such as For the beginning researcher or for those that are seeking clues to their family's past.

Beginning Tai Chi - Tuesdays, Mar. 17- May 5, 6pm-7:30pm   Instructor Erik Hardin Vada Sheid Community Development CEnter- Learn ancient Chinese internal and external exercises to increase strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, longevity, and focus. $80

Concealed Handgun License Course - Saturdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May. 16, June 20  8am-2:30pm,  Instructor Dan Hall ORACCR Upon completion of this one-day course, you will have a completed package ready to send to the Arkansas State Police to procure a concealed handgun permit. $75

Essential Oils - Monday and Tuesday, Mar.  30 and 31  6pm-8pm, Instructor Tammy Tenison  ORACCR Come learn about essential oils in this fun, interactive class. Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications. Students will learn history and science behind essential oils, as well as practical application for everyday health and household uses with hands-on "make & take" projects each class session. $35 class fee, $20 supply fee

Beginning Fly Fishing - Thursdays, Mar. 19-Apr. 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm Instructors John Berry and Lori Sloas   D105 - a local husband/wife team of professional guides with over twenty-five years of experience in guiding and fly fishing instruction. Structured for the beginner or novice angler, the class is designed to develop confidence on stream and covers all of the basic skills necessary for success. Learn basic fly casting, equipment selection, water safety, reading the water, stream entomology, fly selection, knot tying and fishing techniques. $75

Microsoft Office Excel - Mondays, Apr. 13-May 18, 6:00pm-8:00p.m.
Instructor Cindy Isbell  D101
Learn to use Microsoft Excel and cover the basic tools and methods used to create worksheets and workbooks for home or office. For beginning to intermediate levels. $60

Beginning Computers for Seniors - Fridays, Apr 17-May 22, 1pm-3pm Instructor Don Blair  F207 - Learn the basic functions of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, learn about files and folders, email, Facebook and the internet.   $50

Water Color Painting - Tuesdays, Apr 7-May 12  6pm-8pm  Instructor Duane Hada   Vada Sheid Community Development Center  Learn professional tips and techniques to create your own masterpiece in watercolor. Hada is a working artist and passionate outdoorsman who loves the Ozarks. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in both art and fly-fishing.  Hada's award-winning art is on display at Rivertown Gallery on the square in Mountain Home. $75

Beginning Guitar -Mondays, March 30 - May 4  6pm-7pm or 7pm-8pm or 8pm-9pm Vada Sheid Community Development Center, ORACCR Instructor Tony Esposito Learn basic guitar techniques, rhythms and music. Max of 3 students per session. $75

Beginning Photoshop -Saturdays, Mar. 7 and Mar 14.  9:00am-12:00pm Instructor Linda Clark  LOCATION TBA Taught by professional designer and photographer Linda Clark. A beginners class to learn how to use the most powerful photo editing software on the planet. Learn how to make your photos look professional. Some of the things you will learn: Photo taking basics, Adjusting light colors, cropping, sharpening, Taking out backgrounds, Sizing photos, Portrait work on faces, skin tones, eyes, etc. and liquify.  Must be familiar with Photoshop CS5 or CS6 Learn basic Photoshop techniques. $85

Healing Essential Oils of the Bible- Mondays, Apr. 6-27, 6pm-8pm  Instructor Tammy Tennison  ORACCR There are 1,035 references to essential oils, aromatic oil-producing plants, and their applications in the Bible, including at least 33 species. We will learn what they are, God's purpose for these oils, what it means to anoint with oil, how these oils can help our bodies heal, and how the oils are used today. (Optional book "Healing Oils of the Bible" by David Stewart PhD) $35 class fee, $20 supply fee

Boating EdSaturday, Mar. 7  9am-4pm. Instructor Denis Dunderdale   Vada Sheid Community Development Center   The Arkansas Boating Education Course teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat on Arkansas water. The law also affects operators of sailboats. To register for this class, call Denis at the AGFC at 870-321-5548. Please leave a message if no answer.  Free

The Basics of Blogging Tuesday and Thursday March, 10 &12  5:30pm-7:00pm  Instructor Christy Keirn VSCDC Have you always wanted to start a blog, or do you have one that needs some direction? This class will provide you with skills to create, maintain, promote your blog. You will get tips on how to promote your blog effectively both online and off. The class is for those without a current blog or with a basic one that could use a boost.  $35








How to Register


On-line, at the sign up page

In Person, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653.


Over the phone by calling 870-508-6280


By Mail, please mail checks to ASUMH, Department of Community Education, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653. Please indicate which class you would like and list your phone number.


Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted forms of credit/debit cards. If paying with cash, please have exact amount. All checks must be made payable to ASUMH. 



Please check this page often for class additions and updates.

Community Education Course Proposal

The Community Education Office of Arkansas State University - Mountain Home welcomes ideas for classes of interest to the local community.   If you have a suggestion for a community education class that you would like to teach, please complete the Community Education Course Proposal form and submit a short course description, a personal bio, a sample presentation and sample handouts for review.  Please contact Sarah Sikes at 870.508.6105 for more information.



To register for seated classes please call 870-508-6280 or stop by the first floor at The Sheid. To register for ed2go and Web CE please click on links above.

Please mail check for seated classes to:

Department of Community Education
1600 S. College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653