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Continuing Education in Art

Art Department

Learning throughout Life

The art department recognizes that learning is not confined to the traditional college years but takes place throughout life. As an outreach service to the local community we make art department resources available to the local adult public through a series of courses offered within the MSSU Continuing Education (CE) program. These courses can help meet one's interests and needs for personal enrichment. They are open to any adult in the community.

Community members interested in taking one of these courses may browse and sign-up on our Continuing Education Portal. Priority is given to students who have signed up and have their course selection(s) paid before the first class meeting.

Contact Continuing Education by phone at 417-625-3003 or by email at for more information.

Please note: Continuing Education classes are not included under the Sixty Plus (60+) program.

Courses commonly offered:

Clay techniques photo Clay Techniques: This is an intensive hands-on clay workshop utilizing stoneware or porcelain that is for both beginners and established clay artists. Students may create functional or nonfunctional items utilizing the potter's wheel or hand-building techniques. Glazing and firing methods using food-safe glazes are part of the course. Lab fee required. Enrollment is limited.

Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing: This is a hands-on silver-smithing workshop for both beginners and established artists. This course includes an exploration of methods and techniques of creating forms for jewelry and metal-smithing design. Lab fee required. Enrollment is limited.

Some Continuing Education Art courses contain enough content and clock hours to qualify for academic credit. MSSU Students who wish to enroll in such a course must make a petition to the Dean of Arts and Sciences BEFORE enrolling if they desire to receive academic credit. Upon completion of the course, credit hours are gained by having the instructor complete an academic petition in the Registrar's Office. More information about CE courses eligible for academic credit is available through the Art Office.