It’s not too late to join many others who are part of Lighthouse for Learning. The classes listed below are beginning in March.  To view the complete catalog or register online go to Students may also walk in or mail in registrations to the WISD Administration Building at 411 N. Gibson Street or contact (972) 923-4631 or for additional information.

Intro. to Computers I

If you would like to start at the beginning using a computer, this class is designed for you. Let us show you how to start up, shut down, use a mouse, navigate windows, customize your desktop. This course is designed for people with little computer experiences. Limit 20 students.

Instructor:  Josh Corrigan

Mondays 6:00 -7:00

March 28 – May 9 six classes

Cost:  $42.00

How to Create


Join this class and learn the basics of making labels from Excel spreadsheets for sending to mass mail outs. You will learn the steps to mail merge that will help you send mail outs in an efficient and timely manner.

Instructor:  Ashley Cieri

Thursday March 24


Cost:  $10.00

PowerPoint for Beginners

Learn the basics of PowerPoint as you have fun creating a presentation about your life!  This class is styled for “PowerPoint Beginners” who either have very little knowledge or no knowledge of the product.  You will have a great time interacting with other students and the instructor and take away the confidence you need to put together a great PowerPoint presentation!

Instructor:  Nicole Mansell

Thursday March 31

6:30 – 8:00

Cost:   $12.00

Preserving Your Historic Property

Do you want to know more about your historic property?  This three session course will guide you through identifying the style of your property, choosing the best restoration strategies for your property style and age, researching the history of your property, as well as understanding how to apply for historic designations.

Instructors:  Becky Kauffman, Larry Felty & Mendy Autry – Historic Waxahachie Board Members

Mondays 6:30-7:30

March 7 - 28  three classes

Cost:  $15.00

Basic Dog Obedience

Dog owners will learn basic commands which will enhance the pet-owner bond, using positive reinforcement. Owners will need to bring their pet with a standard buckle collar and 4-6 foot leash. Please bring vaccination certificates for pets as well as training treats.  Bring your pet for the first class so the training can begin. Limit 10 students.

Instructor:  Shanda Vance, Dog Obedience Trainer/ Animal Behavior Specialist

Mondays 6:00-7:00

March 28 – April 25  five classes

Cost:  $28.00

Knitting – Lacey Dishcloths

Learn a couple of new patterns. Make lacey dishcloths for yourself or for gift giving.  Supplies: size 7 needles, solid color cotton yarn (pattern will not show up well if variegated yarn is used).

Instructor:  Karen Kelly

Thursdays  5:30 -7:30

March 24 – April 7  three classes

Cost:  $26.00

Kids In the Kitchen – Cooking Up A Story Ages 5-9

Each month students will gather in the Marvin Library to hear stories from favorite authors and then we will proceed to the Marvin Cooking Room to “cook up” snacks related to the stories.  Stories will involve the following topics: Week 1 – Winter Fun., Week 2 -Texas, Our Texas, Week 3 – Going Buggy, Week 4 – Dig Those Dinosaurs.

Instructor:  Kathy Parker

Mondays  (May 3 –Tuesday)  5:00-6:30

March 7,  March 21, April 4, May 3   four classes

Cost: $70.00

Kids in the Kitchen – Super Snacks Ages 5-12

Not every day is a party or holiday but every day a kid wants a snack.  This class will help your child prepare easy and nutritious snacks that are fun to make and more fun to eat. Join us in the Marvin Cooking Room.

Instructor:  Kathy Parker

Monday March 28

5:00 -6:30

Cost: $26.00

Culinary Herbs

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow.  They will grow almost anywhere, don’t like a lot of fertilizer, and generally prefer minimal watering.  But they reward you with an abundance of flavor year round.  What more could the casual gardener want.  You will learn which herbs grow best in Texas, which love our hot summers and those that prefer the cooler fall, winter and spring seasons.  We will talk about container gardens as well as kitchen gardens.  There will be lots to smell, sample and maybe some to share.

Instructor: Arlene Hamilton

Monday, March 7


Cost:  $12.00

Backyard Pond Building Basics

Water features are soothing and can make an attractive addition to the landscape.  The where, what, how and when should be decided before beginning a pond.  Considerations prior to excavation are: location, size, purpose, physical appearance, sounds, and habitation for animals and plants.  Plan for the unexpected like electricity location, electric bill increase, and who will actually do the work.   Cost of building and maintaining a pond will be determined by your ability to do your own work and the choices you make.  This class will go beyond basic book information.

Instructor: Scherle Barth

Monday, March 28


Cost:  $12.00

Perspective Drawing 101

Would you like to learn how to draw a building or a house and can’t figure out all those angles? If so, this class if perfect for you.  This class is also perfect if you need a refresher or would like tips and tricks to improve your perspective. We will cover 1, 2 and 3 point perspective in this class.  You will learn to draw a house, a barn and street scenes and then work on an independent project with instructor help. Please bring: #2b pencil, 12” ruler, T Square (instructor can provide) 12 x 18 drawing pad, colored pencils (optional),

house or building photo.

Instructor:  Daniel Smith

Thursdays   March 24 – April 14   4 classes

6:00 -7:30

Cost:  $28.00

Ruth’s Market Basket

This basket (9.5 x10)  is woven off a square wood handle. The base is a solid woven base using only round reed. You will learn all the basic weaves in this basket. Shaping is the main challenge. This is one heavy duty basket.

Instructor:  Jan Schmidt

Thursday March 24 & 31

5:30 -8:00

Cost:  $24.00 + $30.00 supply fee pay to instructor

Introduction to Voice Overs

Have you ever been told you have a great speaking voice? Join JB, professional voice-over artist, as he introduces the voice-over business as a whole.  He will talk about the numerous opportunities, the income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. JB will give you insight on how and who you should market your demo to. You’ll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results.

Instructor:  J. Blanco

Monday March 7


Cost:  $26.00

Stamping Greeting Cards

Enjoy the satisfaction of creating your own greeting cards.  Participants will use rubber stamps and embellishments to create 12 greeting cards (3 cards each of 4 designs) suitable for all occasions. Learn basic rubber stamping techniques and bring out the artist in you. Limit 16

Registration deadline March 18.

Instructor:  Billinelle Currie

Monday March 28

6:00 -8:00

Cost: $10.00 + $8.00 supply fee pay to instructor


This class is perfect for that timid person who just doesn’t think they are “artsy”enough to create a mosaic masterpiece.  Learn how to cut and score glass to create various shapes and patterns.  You will create your very own mosaic piece.  Class taught at Mosaic Madness 211 S. College Street.

Instructor: Cassie Ortiz

Mondays March 28 & April 4


Cost:  $26.00

Cooking – Mexican Food

From huevos rancheros to chiles rellenos, you can impress your friends and family with authentic Mexican dishes cooked by you in your own kitchen. Mila and Norma Salazar will show you step by step how to make authentic Mexican dishes ranging from different salsas to tamales to homemade flour tortillas. Come join us as we discover Mexico’s best kept secret…its recipes.

Instructor:  Mila Salazar & Norma Salazar

Mondays  March 28 – April 18 four classes


Cost: $26.00 + $12.00 supply fee pay to instructor

Home Management Planning

Overwhelmed with daily chores, seasonal cleaning and home maintenance? Do you have kids’ activities schedules and school papers all over the house? Learn how to make an easy home management binder where you can have all of the information required to run your home efficiently at your fingertips.  You will have a guide that will list exactly the family’s routines and schedules.

Instructor:  Maria Galan

Thursday March 10


Cost:  $10.00 + $5.00 supply fee pay to instructor

Do It Yourself Decorating on a Budget

Are you ready for a new look at home, but it is just not in the budget? Join Interior Designer, Sacha Whitehead as you gather ideas and tricks to update your home at minimal cost.

Instructor:  Sacha Whitehead , Interior Designer

Monday March 7th


Cost: $12.00