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Registration for Fall 2012 Leisure Classes Has Begun

07/31/2012 03:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – Members of the LSU and greater Baton Rouge communities can use their leisure time to discover a new art, polish a skill or learn to play a sport or musical instrument without investing a lot of time or money. The Fall 2012 LSU Student Union Leisure Class brochure and registration form are now available online at


Included in the Fall 2012 LSU Student Union Leisure Class schedule are 130 non-credit, personal enrichment classes, with 24 new and exciting topics. Registration for all classes will continue until the class is full or until the class starts, whichever comes first.


Leisure Classes have something for everyone with classes in the following categories: book arts, calligraphy, clay, culture and travel, dance, drawing and painting, fiber arts, fitness, health and sports, food and drink, games, glass crafts, home improvement, jewelry, landscaping and gardening, language, money, music, on stage, outdoors, personal growth, professional development, photography, sculpture, woodcarving and woodworking, and writing.


Swing from the rafters in “Aerial Silks” class or join “Longsword Fencing” as an alternative to a traditional workout. New dance classes, including “Disco Hustle,” “East Coast Swing” and “West Coast Swing,” are also fun ways to get in shape and meet new people. Get active outdoors with “Can You Canoe?” and “Boating Safety” classes concentrating on “Weather & Forecasting” and “Using GPS.”


The hands-on creative soul will appreciate two new bookmaking classes, “Accordion Books” and “One Sheet Books,” as well as “Watercolor Painting” featuring “Waterscapes.” “Zentangle” and “Zendala,” easy drawing classes that have been described as meditative art, are also included in the line-up and will appeal to those who want to doodle with a purpose. Leisure Classes is offering a sculpture class, “Volumes Inspired by Nature,” as well as two seasonal wreath making classes using one of today’s trendiest materials, “Deco Mesh Wreaths: It’s Fall Y’all!” and “Deco Mesh Wreaths: Happy Holidays.”


And, due to popular demand, Leisure Classes has added “French: Conversation & Culture” and “Italian: Beginning Plus” for those who have the basics down pat and want to build on their knowledge of the language and culture. Those who want to build their professional skills or find a new career will be interested in “Sell Yourself: Build a Professional Online Portfolio,” “Music Business 101” or maybe even “LOL! An Intro to Improv.” Other new classes include “Genealogical Research” and “Scotch Tasting.”


Classes are small and spaces fill up quickly so those interested in participating are encouraged to register early. Prices are reasonable and discounts are available to LSU students, their parents and Leisure Classes members.


Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, personal checks and cash are accepted. To request a free copy of the fall 2012 brochure, to register for classes or to obtain more information regarding membership, visit to, call 225-578-5119 or visit Room 107 of the LSU Student Union Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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