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Creating Custom Photo Books Class is at capacity.  Please add your name to the wait list.

4/25/2019 - 5/16/2019 Instructor: Julia Loughran
Sessions: 4 Location: Reuter Center 207
Th, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM UNC Asheville , NC 28804
Section B: Second four weeks
Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable using their own laptop or tablet, know how to access files and photos from their device, know how to navigate to websites on the internet and fill out forms online. Laptops or tablets must be able to connect to the OLLI Wi-Fi.

Art of Watercolor, The 
Dates: 3/27/2019 5/8/2019  Instructor Sharon Kopstein
Sessions:  7 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: W, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM  

Beginning Acrylic Painting 
Dates: 3/28/2019 5/2/2019  Instructor Angelika Wagar
Sessions:  6 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: Th, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM  
Materials fee: $45 for all canvases, paints, papers, and a set of brushes for each student.

Craft in Western North Carolina: From Functional to Artistic  
Dates: 3/27/2019 5/1/2019  Instructor Karen Depew, Sherry Masters
Sessions:  6 Location: Off Campus Asheville Area
Meets: W, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM  
Course Fees: Parking fees at studios are possible.

Crochet an Eco-friendly Market Bag from Recycled Grocery Bags 
Dates: 3/26/2019 4/30/2019  Instructor Sally Pete
Sessions:  6 Location: Reuter Center 207
Meets: Tu, 11:30 AM 1:30 PM  
Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of crocheting, including single crochet (SC) and double crochet (DC). See for a detailed description, pictures of various tote bags and potholders and a list of supplies needed. Each tote bag will require approximately 50-75 bags, so start saving colorful bags.

Design and Make Pop-ups  
Dates: 3/25/2019 5/13/2019  Instructor Angelyn Whitmeyer
Sessions:  8 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: M, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM  
Materials fee: $20 payable to instructor for paper, card stock and adhesives. See for the course outline and complete materials list.Prerequisites: Ability to cut (with scissors and/or craft knife) and to fold paper accurately and precisely. Some intricate options will be presented.

Introduction to Beading 
Dates: 3/27/2019 5/15/2019  Instructor Ulana Mellor
Sessions:  8 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: W, 11:30 AM 1:30 PM  
Materials list: Participants must bring their own beads and supplies to each class, which can be purchased at any local bead or craft store for an estimated cost of $25-40. Instructor will have tools available. Class fee of $5 for eyeglass holder ends, badge holder clip, etc. See for a list of materials and course outline.

Painting Loose Figures in Watercolor 
Dates: 3/26/2019 5/14/2019  Instructor Sharon Sandel, Susan Kibler
Sessions:  8 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: Tu, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM  
Prerequisite: Participants need to have taken at least one watercolor class previously.

Sculptural Ceramics and Hand-Building in Clay 
Dates: 3/27/2019 5/15/2019  Instructor Lee Orowitz, Jim Kransberger
Sessions:  8 Location: Off Campus Asheville Area
Meets: W, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM  
Participant Fees: $80 for Asheville residents, $90 non-residents, payable to the instructor at the first session. Materials Fee: Clay, $18 for 25 lbs. See for a complete materials list. Prerequisite: Willingness to get your hands dirty and experiment. Participants should come with an idea and an openness for tips and suggestions for moving your idea to your personal creative goal. Location: Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC

Sparking Your Creative Muse 
Dates: 3/28/2019 5/16/2019  Instructor Kathleen Corcoran, Linda Robinson
Sessions:  8 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: Th, 11:30 AM 1:30 PM  

Zen and the Art of Balloon Twisting  
Dates: 3/26/2019 5/14/2019  Instructor Ira Sloan, Paul Weiss
Sessions:  8 Location: Reuter Center 230
Meets: Tu, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM  
Required text: Captain Visual's Big Book of Balloon Art: A Complete Book of Balloonology for Beginners and Advanced Twisters, ISBN-13: 978-0806516417. Participant fees: $45 for balloons, a pump, the book, and some miscellaneous items. See the materials list and costs for this course at

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Reuter Center, CPO 5000
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.251.6140