Maybe you’ve had a lifelong desire to blow glass but never had a chance to explore it. Or you’re considering turning a hobby into a second career. Whether your motivation is personal satisfaction or your career, we offer non-degree courses that will help you explore your interests or hone your skills. And we’ll do so with instructors who are experts in their fields.
Start by exploring your options here. And if you’re interested, take a course.
You’ll be glad you did.
Teachers can earn MI State Board of Education approved SCECHs (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) for their certification renewal and maintenance.
No prior experience necessary. Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Whether you've taken classes here before, or are a first time novice, CCS has non-credit courses that will fit your interests and experience level.
Adults can also choose to enroll in credit bearing undergraduate program courses, which can be audited or taken for credit. Course listings and fees are published in the CCS Course Schedule (950 KB, PDF).
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Learn the magic of shaping hot glass. This course, open to both beginning and advanced students, teaches the glassblowing techniques required to create vessels and sculptural forms. Advanced students refine their skills and learn more advanced techniques. Please wear a long-sleeve shirt and bring sunglasses to the first class. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per section.
AVIS 285 A
Saturdays, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.
May 24 — Jun 28, six sessions
$365 plus $65 material fee
AVIS 285 B
Sundays, 12 – 4 p.m.
May 25 — Jun 29, six sessions
$365 plus $65 material fee
Both beginning and more experienced students explore the basic metal shop techniques of welding, brazing, cutting and forming, and use them to build metal sculptures. Projects are tailored to each student’s skill level, and student-initiated projects are encouraged. Students will receive a materials list during the first class.
AVIS 056 A
Wednesday, 6 — 9:30 p.m.
May 21 — July 2, seven sessions
$309 plus $35 material fee
Students will gain an understanding of two- and three-point perspective while painting from observation and/or photographic images. This course will focus on realistic representations of architectural forms and space, color selection and composition.
AVIS 315 A
Saturdays, 10 a.m.– 12:45 p.m.
May 24 – June 28, six sessions
Individual course rate: $295 plus $20 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $245 plus $20 material fee
Learn and apply planning processes and visual communication design theories to website development. Through practical hands-on instruction, learn how to effectively design and technically build your own website. By the end of the course you will have created and placed a website on the Internet using Macromedia® Dreamweaver® software and HTML and CSS fundamentals. This course is for students with limited knowledge of web design, and participants must have a working knowledge of Macintosh computers and basic Photoshop® skills.
AGRC 350 A
Saturdays, 10 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
May 24 — July 19 (no class July 5), eight sessions
Alias 3D Modeling and Rendering
To enroll in an Alias courses you need to apply and be accepted into the Professional Automotive Modeling program.
To enroll in the Clay Modeling courses you need to apply and be accepted into the Professional Automotive Modeling program.
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