Continuing Education

Barton’s Continuing Education Program offers educational opportunities to individuals throughout their lives. These non-credit-bearing courses address interests such as skill upgrades and training, cultural advancement, or personal creative development.

Our Continuing Education classes are currently offered on campus, and the minimum enrollment is seven students. Barton College reserves the right to postpone or cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2017 Courses

DRW 001A – Drawing

Dates: January 10 – February 28, 2017
Schedule: Tuesday; 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Case Art 101
Cost: $90
Register by: January 9, 2017

Instructor: Donovan Woods

Come explore the wonderful world of drawing from life. Students will be introduced to a variety of ways to see and respond through the medium of drawing. Guided exercises will include gesture, contour and value. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate drawers and will focus on drawing from a model and still life and will also include exercises in abstraction and self-expression. Materials used will be graphite, charcoal, and ink on paper.

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MCL 001B – How to Prepare for an Audition in Musical Theatre

Dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
Schedule: Monday; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Family Theatre
Cost: $36
Register by September 8, 2017

Instructor: Sherry Allen

This course will offer instruction in selecting appropriate music in showcasing individual talent, rehearsing music for audition preparation, learning audition etiquette, learning song interpretation/lyric monologue, and providing mock audition experiences.

Supplies Needed: Bring music or 32-bar audition material. Additional material and music will be distributed in class.

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PNT 001H – Painting

Dates: March 14 – May 2, 2017
Schedule: Tuesday; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art 101
Cost: $120
Register by March 13, 2017

Instructor: Donovan Woods

Painting will explore different approaches, including still life, painted collage, and abstraction. Students can work in oil and/or acrylics. There will be a focus on material exploration, process, and creative problem-solving.

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Eligible students must be at least 18 years old. Some courses may have additional requirements.


To enroll, students must complete the registration form, pay the registration fees, and attend the first meeting of the class.

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Use the online form or visit the Office of Lorraine Raper in Hackney Library to register for classes.


The cost for Continuing Education courses will be determined on a course-by-course basis. See each offering below for its fee.

Students are eligible for a 100 percent refund if they officially withdraw from their classes prior to the first class meeting or if a class is canceled because of insufficient enrollment. Once classes begin, no refunds will be given.