Get a Sneak Peek at Fall 2012

Watercolor, "Eggs Frying in the Pan," 2012 Ellen Orseck

“Eggs Frying in the Pan,” 2012 Ellen Orseck, a watercolor painting by the instructor of the new course, “Watercolor for the Beginner”

You might be thinking about plans for the coming summer, but at Continuing Studies, we’ve been planning for the fall. From a hands-on cooking class to an examination of the 2012 election, a survey of art history to the art of the personal essay, our fall personal development courses offer something for everyone. Take a sneak peek now, and visit when registration opens July 16.

Arts, Humanities and Sciences

  • DAYTIME and EVENING: Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars
  • Prints and Drawings from the MFAH Collection
  • Hands-on Cooking with Chef Roger
  • Saturday Sampler Series
  • Spotlight on Rice’s Department of Philosophy
  • Decision in America: The 2012 Elections
  • Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History
  • From Single Cell to Humankind: The Ascent of Life on Earth
  • India, Past and Present: Perspectives of a Nation in Transition
  • Signatures of Civilization: A Survey of Art History
  • Jesus and Judaism
  • In the Footsteps of Odysseus
  • Houston 100 Years Ago
  • Beer Beyond the Hedges

Studio Art and Photography

  • DAYTIME and EVENING: The Basics of Photography
  • DAYTIME: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics
  • The Photo Essay
  • Introduction to Digital Photography:
  • A One-Day Seminar
  • Travel Photography: A One-Day Seminar
  • Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Creating Art with Prismacolor Pencils
  • You, Too, Can Draw
  • Advanced Photography Workshop with Peter Brown
  • Photographing People
  • Introduction to Essay Writing
  • Watercolor for the Beginner


  • DAYTIME: Connecting to Your Inner Joy through
  • Tibetan Meditation
  • DAYTIME: Everyday Mysticism
  • Shorebirds of Texas
  • World of Persian Rugs
  • Your Dream Home: A Guide to the Design, Building and Remodeling Process

Creative Writing

  • DAYTIME: Journal Writing: A Medium for All Seasons
  • DAYTIME: Introduction to Short Story Writing
  • Writing the Novel: Draft Stage
  • Building Your Buzz: How Writers Can Develop a “Platform”
  • Scriptwriting Workshop
  • The Art of the Personal Essay

Personal Finance

  • Retirement, Investment and Estate Planning in the New Economy
  • Stock Market and Investment Portfolios: The Fundamentals

Courses and titles are subject to change.

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