Kerrville offers choices for the adult learner who loves to explore new subjects and learn new skills. Schreiner University is a highly rated liberal arts university that offers the opportunity for learners of all ages to continue to grow and in a beautiful setting as a bonus. Club Ed offers an informal setting for adults to learn languages, how to play a guitar, make a quilt, develop computer skills, or even take a trip with new friends. If art is your thing and you have always wanted to learn how to create your own art, the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is the place for you. In so many ways, our town will broaden your horizons.
Schreiner University, a growing Presbyterian-related liberal arts college with 1,117 students and more than 100 faculty, is known for excellent academic programs and for making a private-school education accessible to students of all income levels. Schreiner also offers a variety of learning opportunities for people who may not see themselves as students anymore.
There is a growing cadre of Hill Country residents who have discovered that Schreiner welcomes the community to participate in a variety of educational and cultural programs, most of which are free. Here are just a few, starting with one that requires the most commitment, followed by many that require only your willingness to come to campus and open your mind.
If you are 55 or older and would like to audit (no credit, no grade) a college-level class, you may do so for a nominal fee, providing the class you choose has space available after credit-seeking students have registered. Class sizes are restricted to preserve Schreiner’s 13/1 student-to-teacher ratio. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 and courses are $25 per “credit” hour.
Texas Music Coffeehouse
Artists you’ve heard of and some you haven’t (yet) perform monthly at these events that Schreiner and the Texas Heritage Music Foundation co-sponsor on campus. It’s developed a loyal following of music-lovers of all ages that enjoy the intimate, casual atmosphere. And there’s open mic, too!
Monday Night Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Club
At the beginning of fall and spring semesters, the book titles and dates for the two series are announced. Schreiner faculty facilitate discussion for the evening and anyone who has read the book is welcome to participate.
Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua, Harry Crate, Labatt and Margaret Syers Lecture Series
These are a few of the scholarly lecture series that Schreiner offers to students and community members alike. Each one has its own focus. Hallman showcases Schreiner’s faculty and their research and scholarly learning. Crate lectures focus on scientific careers and research. Labatt brings motivational speakers to campus and serves to link the campus with its Hill Country community. Syers lectures highlight the value and beauty of literature.
Go to www.schreiner.edu to learn more about the opportunities that await.
Club Ed at the Dietert Center
Club Ed is an adult education program that is part of the Dietert Center in Kerrville. Club Ed offers classes in languages, how to play bridge, beginners and advanced watercolor and oil painting, enhancing computer skills, photography, all kinds of fitness classes, craft classes such as quilting, jewelry construction, health related courses, and even offers trips. The Dietert Center is Kerrville’s Senior Center and enriches the lives of all those who take advantage of the opportunities.
Go to www.clubed.net to learn more about Club Ed.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center offers year round showings of various art displays including paintings, photography, jewelry, hand made furniture, gourd show, and so much more. In addition to all they offer in exhibits, KACC holds classes in all types of art mediums. If you have always wanted to learn how to paint, take fabulous photographs, make fabric art, or put together collages or make jewelry – you name the art, then KACC may have the class for you. They have classes for the beginners and for the seasoned artist.
Go to www.kacckerrville.com and find out how to discover the art in you.
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