Adult Courses

Taking Your Interests to the Next Level

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.

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Non-credit Courses

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. 

Credit Courses

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).

Course Offerings

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  1. Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  2. Glassblowing
  3. Casting in the Foundry
  4. Welded Metal Sculpture
  5. Weaving
  6. Figure Drawing

Create jewelry of your own design by learning how to use the tools and materials required to form sheet and wire metal into 3D objects. Hammering, bending and soldering techniques will be taught. Projects are tailored to each student’s skill level and student-initiated projects are encouraged.

AVIS 140
Ford Campus
Tuesday, 7:15 - 10 p.m.
Jan. 30Mar. 4, six sessions
Individual course rate: $295 plus
$35 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $245 plus
$35 material fee

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-sleeved shirt and bring sunglasses to the first class. Enrollment is limited to eight students per section.

AVIS 285 A
Ford Campus
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Feb. 1 – Mar. 8, six sessions
Individual course rate: $365 plus
$65 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $315 plus
$65 material fee

AVIS 285 B        
Ford Campus
Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Feb. 2 – Mar. 9, six sessions
Individual course rate: $365 plus
$65 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $315 plus
$65 material fee

AVIS 285 C
Ford Campus
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mar. 22 - May 3, six sessions
(no class April 19)
Individual course rate: $365 plus
$65 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $315 plus
$65 material fee

AVIS 285 D
Ford Campus
Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Mar. 23 - May 4, six sessions
(no class April 20)
Individual course rate: $365 plus
$65 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $315 plus
$65 material fee

Learn the materials, processes and techniques used to produce finished cast-metal sculpture safely. Students create waxes through plaster mold-making and direct wax fabrication. Spruing, ceramic shell investment, pouring, metal finishing and patina techniques are taught. Both beginning and more advanced students cast their own work. The cost for metals and investments used during this course are in addition to the listed material fee.

AVIS 150
Ford Campus
Wednesday, 7:15 – 10 p.m.
Feb.5 – Apr. 16, 10 sessions
(no class Mar. 12)
Individual course rate: $395 plus
$60 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $345 plus
$60 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
Ford Campus
Wednesday, 7:15 – 10 p.m.
Feb. 5 – Apr. 16, 10 sessions
(no class Mar. 12)
Individual course rate: $395 plus
$35 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $345 plus
$35 material fee

Here’s your chance to create a garment, blanket or other fiber art while learning the workings of a loom. You will learn how to set up and weave on a floor loom. Advanced students can improve their techniques. Dye facilities also are available. Enrollment is limited to seven students.

AVIS 139 A
Ford Campus
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Feb. 1 – Apr. 12, 10 sessions
(no class Mar. 15)
Individual course rate: $345 plus
$35 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $295 plus
$35 material fee

Working from a nude model, you will explore drawing techniques that enable you to better understand and draw the human figure. Emphasis is placed on design, line, light variations, measurement and alignment procedures, and gesture. Bring a drawing pad and pencil or drawing charcoal to the first class.

ADRW 134 A
Ford Campus
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mar. 22-May 3, six sessions
(no class Apr. 19)
Individual course rate: $365 plus $35 model
fee plus $10 material fee
Art Scholars rate: $315 plus $35 model
fee plus $10 material fee

Alias 3D Modeling and Rendering

To enroll in an Alias courses you need to apply and be accepted into the Professional Automotive Modeling program.

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Clay Modeling

To enroll in the Clay Modeling courses you need to apply and be accepted into the Professional Automotive Modeling program.

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