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Education stimulus plan correction

Gila Community College mailed a letter and a brochure entitled “Your Education Stimulus Plan” to parents of Gila County high school students this spring, which overstated the 2009-2010 tuition at Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University.

Corrections have been made and if anyone is interested in an updated brochure contact the Payson campus at (928) 468-8039.

Gila Community College remains the most cost-effective way for students to complete their first two years of college, according to college officials.

New college art classes

Due to high demand, GCC has added a new summer ceramics class, along with our sculpture class.

Art 161, Beginning Ceramics I, will be taught by Marie LaFrance on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., May 28 through July 16.

Art 151 and 152, Beginning Sculpture I and II, will be taught by instructor Annelle Henson on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., May 26 through July 14.

In the ceramics class, students will learn how to work with clay as both a utilitarian and expressive medium. Beginning wheel throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques will be taught.

Students will learn:

• Ability to throw beginning pottery forms on the potter’s wheel

• Possess basic hand-building skills

• Possess basic glazing skills

• Possess some knowledge of ceramic materials

 In the sculpture class, students will create everything from a little bowl, fish, whistles, a bust and many other things for eight weeks. Students can register online, at www.gilaccc.org, or visit the Payson campus at 201 N. Mud Springs Road.

Students to perform

On Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m., the adult students from Dr. Victoria Harris’ piano class will play keyboard duets and ensemble numbers at Gila County Community College, Room 301.

The students have been enrolled in the spring semester piano class at the college.

The public is invited to this free event.

Fingerspelling class this summer

Gila Community College will be offering an ASL Fingerspelling class for interested students this summer.

The class focus is on receptive and expressive skills of the manual alphabet and numbers. Concentration is on methods and applications.

The course will be taught by Peggy Miles, and is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 to 3:15 p.m., May 26 through July 16.

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