Take your brain back to class with clay and dance
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:42:54 GMT —
Experts suggest exercising your mind on a daily basis.
Stringing ornaments on a coat hanger may not look like college material, but anything is fair game here at John Wood Community College. That's the word from Alyssa Hummel an instructor for some of the College's Community Education courses.
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This winter some of the featured classes include wreath-making and create-your-own dough ornaments, but no matter the topic, no-credit classes like this one are teaching new skills to hundreds of unconventional students.
"T here are so many classes here at John Wood, cooking classes, dance classes," Hummel said. "But no matter the class, the overwhelming response is, 'I didn't know it was so easy and I would do it again.'"
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And in case you were wondering, classes like these are filled with students of all ages. But no matter their background, they all have this in common. A desire to learn, not matter their age or skill level.
"The overwhelming response is I didn't think I could do it, but I did and I loved it and now I have a new hobby," Hummel said.
But while students take away a new skill, instructors say they reap rewards as well.
" For me, I just really love meeting the families that come in and its always really encouraging to me when people say I didn't think I could do it and I could," Hummel said.
So no matter your creation or class, students are showing it's never to early or late to learn something new.