LSU Leisure Courses Announced for Spring 2018

BATON ROUGE – Registration is now open for more than 30 LSU leisure courses scheduled to take place from March through May. The catalog of course offerings is now available online at

New courses this spring include Gentle Yoga, Clay Date Night: Hand Built Clay Rattles, Deco Mesh: Wreath Making and two new cooking courses: Spring Simple Suppers and Sea of Pasta. New soap making courses include Southern Citrus Kitchen Soap, Lavender Honey Oatmeal Soap and Brewsky Bubbles Soap. 

Visiting scholar Grace Wang will teach watercolor painting starting March 4. A native of China, Wang has won many awards for her watercolors.

Notable returning courses include instruction in acrylic painting, drawing, bonsai, stained glass, pastels and backpacking.

“Date night courses continue to be popular for people seeking a fun night out. For a small fee, two people can come to campus and share a creative experience,” said Lynne Maxwell, assistant director of the program. “Participants can choose from throwing pots on a pottery wheel, mixing up a batch of purple and gold soap, or to building rattle-style instruments using clay.”

The Leisure & Arts Program provides engaging and entertaining personal enrichment courses for LSU and the surrounding community. The arts studio in the LSU Student Union serves as the main hub for arts and craft courses. Leisure courses take place at both on-campus and off-campus locations, depending on the needs of the individual courses.

For more information about the Leisure & Arts Program or to download the spring 2018 LSU Leisure Courses Catalog, visit

About Continuing Education
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Contact Lynne Maxwell
Leisure & Arts Program


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LSU Media Relations