Take your brain back to class with clay and dance

Dough ornament-making is just one of many community education classes at JWCC.

Experts suggest exercising your mind on a daily basis.

A growing number of people are looking to year-round Community Education Courses at John Wood Community College to fill that need.

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.

Click here to watch a wreath-making demonstration on KHQA This Morning.

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.

Click here to watch KHQA's Melissa Shriver learn how to make a dough ornament live on KHQA This Morning. Click these links for Part 2 and Part 3 of the demonstration.

"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.'"

Click here to search a list of JWCC's Community Education courses.

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.

Click here to get a list of all John Wood Community College's Community Education classes.