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with Jerry Preator

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 10 am

Class for beginner and intermediate on how to handle the medium of water color. Learn to paint a painting in the first class period.

Instructor Bio                                                                                       

I am a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute.                                     

I have been Art Director for BETTER HOMES & GARDENS magazine in Des Moines, Iowa and Art director for LEE RIDER JEANS & WESTERN WEAR in Kanas City, MO.                                                                                   

I have been teaching water color painting for 60 years and  have taught over 2,000 people to paint.                                                                 

I have an Art Studio and a Gallery with over 800 paintings. 

I love teaching art and watching people who thought they couldn’t paint, get excited as they grow with their new found knowledge.

Welcome to the Keyboard


with Tamatha Dudley

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Welcome to the Keyboard! This course is designed for students who have little or no keyboarding experience. Students will learn proper keyboarding techniques for keying alphabetic, numeric and alphanumeric data with speed and accuracy. It’s not about how “fast” you type, it’s about how “right” you type. One of the most important reasons for teaching keyboarding is to provide technical skills. Keyboarding has become a necessary skill for education, most careers and just everyday life!  It has become an integral part of social relationships, helping to support email, social media, and other forms of communication.

Duane Hada's Watercolor Instruction


with Duane Hada

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 6 pm

This is a comprehensive course in all aspects of transparent watercolor techniques with an emphasis on local Ozark landscape, flora & fauna as the subject matter. Course is suitable for all levels of experience, beginners and beyond.


List of supplies students will need to have prior to class start are available upon request from Duane Hada’s Rivertown Gallery. Email: or call (870) 425-3898


 Instructor Bio:

Duane Hada brings a unique, aesthetic appreciation to the sport of angling. Duane credits his life-long passion as artist and angler to being raised close to nature in the rural Ozarks’ Buffalo River country. Growing up surrounded by some of God’s greatest handiwork fuels the creative inspiration that has blended beautifully into a career as both angler and artist. When asked about his vocation, he’ll quickly tell you some days he’s an artist who guides, and some days he’s a guide who paints. Either way, his clients cherish another memory of a great day spent on the water. Duane’s recognition as both artist and angler has been honored with numerous awards and accolades, locally as well as nationally. His art has graced trout stamp designs, wildlife calendars, trout regulation manuals, and Nature Centers. A very prolific artist, Duane’s originals adorn banks, famous trout and saltwater lodges, as well as the Governor’s mansion special selection.

His highly sought after art has helped raise funds for FFF, Trout Unlimited, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, St. Jude’s Hooked on a Cure, and numerous other conservation groups and organizations. He is the illustrator for Ozark Trout Tales, Home Waters, and created the popular 2005 Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation license plate with a White River rainbow trout scene. His angling peers have honored him with the first fly-rod Master Angler Award from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 1989. He received the Silver Medal for the coaching the US Youth fly fishing team in the FIPS Mouche International Fly Fishing Competition in Wales. His art and fly fishing has allowed him to travel and experience many of the great angling destinations of the world. Duane’s clients are often eager to have their outdoor adventures memorialized by him. His sketches, acrylics or watercolors frequently become prize possessions as souvenirs for his angling friends. Upon receiving his recently finished original, one client stated, “I have an original piece of art that will forever refresh that special day on the river.  It’s like having a modern day Winslow Homer”.


Fly Fishing


with John Berry

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Let two knowledgeable local guides teach you to fly fish, in a safe and comfortable environment. Subjects include fly casting, water safety, equipment, knots, rigging, four basic fly fishing techniques, reading water, and fly selection. No equipment is needed. Rods and reels are provided at each class meeting or you may bring yours. Learn everything you need to fish on your own.

Class will be held Dryer Hall 1st Floor, Room D106

Rural EMS Education Session 5


with Doug Wintle

Calendar Oct 7, 2023 at 8 am

 This is for ANY EMT that needs CEU's for their National Registry EMT or an individual interested in obtaining their Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).

These sessions will be offered in a similar pattern from 2023 - 2024 so if someone is not able to attend all of these sessions they could attend a session in that year. 

By attending all 8, it will meet the NREMT and State of Arkansas requirements.  

For the EMR they must attend all 8 concurrently, then we will assist the individual in obtaining their EMR through NREMT. 

 Register for each session separately

  • April 15, 2023  Session 1
  • May 13, 2023  Session 2
  • July 8, 2023  Session 3
  • Aug 12, 2023  Session 4
  • Oct 7, 2023  Session 5
  • Nov 11, 2023  Session 6
  • Jan 13, 2024 Session 7
  • Feb 10, 2024  Session 8

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The Magic of Clay Pumpkins Trees and Angels


with Dawn Lagerstedt

Calendar Oct 10, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

During the first class. I will demonstrate how to make all three projects. Students will make a couple of projects from the choice of the three.

In the second class, students will glaze their projects.

The students will pick up their projects at the third class. Three Tuesdays starting October 10, 2023

 Instructor Bio:

I was an elementary art teacher for 32 years. I have been creating and selling pottery since 2012. I have a studio and gallery in Bull Shoals. I offer workshops and classes. I also sell local craft shows and have been part of the Art Odyssey Tour. I find making clay artwork very relaxing and so enjoy sharing my passion for clay

Basic Spanish for Travelers- Beginner Level


with Vanesa Roberts

Calendar Oct 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn some basic Spanish phrases and conversations that every traveler needs to know. Greetings, introductions, going shopping, eating at a restaurant, asking for directions and some phrases for small conversations. Students should be prepared to pronounce Spanish words, practice conversations, and interact with other students and the instructor.

Included in the class is a Spanish/English dictionary as well as a $10 gift card to apply to "Dinner Night" when the class goes out to dinner! Any amout over $10 will be the responsibility of the student.

Instructor Bio:

Hola! My name is Vanesa Roberts.  I was born and raised in Argentina.  I love learning about different cultures and the magic of language.  I started teaching in Argentina and with all the years I have already been in the USA, I add up to over 20 years of experience in the field of education.  In my free time, I like to be with my family.  We love to travel, and whenever we have a chance, we go camping and hiking.  Bakeries are a must-stop at our destinations, especially those with European or Argentine-style pastries. Let’s say that music, friends, adventure, faith, as well as dancing, baking, teaching, laughing, and spending tons of time with my family makes me the person I am today.  What about you?  Are you ready for this Spanish adventure?  Let’s do it! 

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel


with Tamatha Dudley

Calendar Oct 18, 2023 at 2:30 pm

This Excel course teaches you the foundations of Excel including essential Excel formulas and how to work efficiently and effectively using Excel. You also learn techniques for working with and managing data in Excel, including how to use calculations, apply formatting to content, and how to create charts. The course includes multiple projects that help you practice and apply the skills you learn in this live, hand-on class. This two-day course provides a solid foundation for jobs that require Excel.



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