Basic sewing, Illustrator, Excel and ACT courses planned at UT Martin

Basic sewing, Illustrator, Excel and ACT courses planned at UT Martin

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 2:46 pm

WCP 9.7.10 Several classes are planned this fall by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies for those with an interest in sewing, Illustrator and Excel, as well as ACT preparation.
“A Stitch in Time – Beginning Basic Sewing” is slated from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 7.
Instructor is Denesa Gatewood. The fee will be $75, with a $5 supply fee paid to the instructor. Participants should provide scissors.
 Using a needle, thread and a couple of minutes a day, participants will learn how to mend clothes, repair hems and sew on buttons.
The same tools used on apparel, can also be used to create window treatments and gifts. The same basic skills can be used for quilting.
 “All About Illustrator” is planned for 6:30-7:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 14-30.
Instructor is Natalie Carroll, UT Martin graphic designer/print specialist, and the fee is $95.
 Learn how to utilize the basic functions and tools of Adobe Illustrator to create logos, illustrations and more.
Becoming comfortable and familiar with the Illustrator workspace is a major factor in experimenting with its capabilities.  
“Beginning Excel” is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and 23.
Instructor is Doug Bloodworth, UT Martin analyst and programmer, and the fee is $85.
 Participants will learn to build spreadsheets with easy-to-use techniques. They will learn how to use functions, manage files, move and copy, format sample worksheets and use multiple worksheets and summarize.
Participants also will learn how to create graphs, use drawing tools for special emphasis and work with the new Excel 2007 and Vista.
“Making Sense of the ACT – ACT Prep Course” is planned on Saturdays from 9 a.m-noon, Sept. 25-Oct. 16.
Instructor is Ron Ramage, and the fee is $65, plus the cost of the book.
This course will help students plan a strategy to make the highest score possible on this test.
The course is designed for first-time test takers as well as seasoned veterans. Students will be using The Real ACT Prep Guide and should have the book at the first class meeting.
The cost of the text is not included in the registration fee.  
The book may be purchased on the UT Martin campus at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Call the bookstore, 713-881-7760, to obtain a copy. The class limit is 20.
 Pre-registration is required for classes. To register, call ECOS at 731-881-7082 or for online registration, go to  http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/nondegree/home.php.

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