Watercolor, Mushrooms & Air Force One at Northwestern Michigan College

We are all about expanding our horizons and improving ourselves.

And one way to do that is through education.

Laura Matchett, director of Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Program, says people have a few enviable opportunities coming up.

Including a chance to get in touch with your artistic side, and a luncheon to hear stories from a former stewardess on Air Force One.

Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—April 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

“We have a local instructor and teacher, Adam VanHouten, who is a beautiful artist,” Matchett says. “He has a watercolor landscapes class where he really focuses on textures and surfaces, so whether you are new to painting or you are a veteran painter, he is going to talk you through how to make rocks, trees, landscapes, water, skies, with texture.”

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms—April 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“Our instructor James Moses is going to walk you through how to grow your own shiitake mushrooms,” Matchett says. “And these classes fit into our Northern Naturalist Portfolio.”

Northern Naturalist Certificate

“These are classes in environmental studies, Michigan mammals, understanding Michigan rivers,” Matchett says.

LIFE Luncheon Fridays: Air Force One – 30,000 feet with the Commander In Chief

“Enjoy coffee, tea, plus dessert,” Matchett says. “Rose is going to walk you through her past and her experiences. She was on Air Force One as a stewardess with Carter, Reagan, and Bush Senior.”

Learn more at nmc.edu.

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