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PHSC Encore Academy Offers Lifelong Learning Workshops in New Port Richey

The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College will offer a variety of enrichment workshops in March on the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The Encore Academy is a service of PHSC that provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50, however there are no age restrictions on registering for these workshops.

Dr. Seuss: Outside the Cat! – Mondays, 3/17 through 3/31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Oh the places you'll go, there is fun to be done. Students will free their inner creativity with the influence of Dr. Seuss’ whimsical illustrations, characters and rhymes. $36

Fun With Polymer Clay – Tuesdays, 3/18 and 3/25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The basics of working with polymer clay will be covered as students use a marbleizing technique to create some incredible beads for their first bracelet. $24

Tai Chi – Thursdays, 3/20 and 3/27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn the basic techniques of the ancient art of tai chi (TIE-chee) to help reduce stress and improve health. $18

Oil Painting – Tuesdays, 3/25 through 4/8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn techniques for applying paint in an impressionistic manner and paint a small still-life to gain experience in finding the light and expressing what is seen. An overview of materials needed to get started with oil painting and mixing colors with a limited palette will be presented. $36

All workshops are open to the community. The registration fees are as shown at $6 per workshop hour. Supply fees may apply to art workshops. Adults of all ages are welcome to register. Registration deadlines are two days prior to workshop start date. For more information about these and other Encore Academy workshops, call 727-816-3439 or visit

Release date: 
March 4, 2014
Encore Program Manager
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