Personal Enrichment

Hi-Ed offers a variety of courses and programs to meet the personal enrichment needs of individuals in Northwest Pennsylvania. Click the buttons below to view our schedule brochure, to download a registration form to register by mail, or to register for a class online.


SAT Prep @ Tidioute Community Charter School

Dates:  TBD

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



“Know the Ten Signs of Dementia”

Wednesday, September 20

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Jill Curtis


This course will focus on: The 10 warning

signs, Basic overview of Alzheimer’s

disease, Risk factors, What is involved in

getting a diagnosis, Benefits of early

detection including accessing available

treatment, planning for the future

and participating in clinical trials

Identity Theft

Thursday, October 12

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

State Trooper Michelle McGee-Morrison, Dave Close and John Palimari from Freedom Investments


Identity theft affects millions of

Americans each year. Learn the risks

and how you can protect your sensitive

data from cyber criminals.

Dementia Conversations

Thursday, October 12

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Jill Curtis


This course is an education workshop offered

by the Alzheimer’s Association that offers

helpful tips to assist families in having honest

and caring conversations with family

members about dementia. The workshop

reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a

care team that communicates well in order to

reduce the stress that can accompany a

disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you

with helpful resources to enhance quality

of life for everyone involved.

Medicare: “What You Don’t Know…Could Cost You”

  Thursday, October 26

 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 John Palmieri, Freedom Investments


 Medicare planning

is a critical component 

of retirement planning. 

This course covers the nuts and

bolts of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.

SAT Prep @ Hi – Ed

Saturday, September 16, 23, 30,

October 14, 21 & 28

 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.



The Joy of Painting: Fall Landscapes

Thursday, October 5

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pete Ferry


Pete attended Bob Ross schools in FL, OH,

and VA.  He became an instructor of Bob

Ross painting,certified in landscapes,

seascapes, and wild life painting. 

In this class, you will do a complete

16×20 landscape or seascape painting in

about 3 hours.  You will learn to paint

mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls,

different types of clouds, trees, cabins,

waves, and even covered bridges! All you

bring to the class is the desire to learn.

The class on September 27 is full!

Two-Day Watercolor Workout

Thursday & Friday, October 12 & 13

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Karen Frattali


From life-like blooms to lush landscapes,

you will soon have the opportunity to

put paintbrush to canvas and create your

own masterpieces. You will work with 

photographs, focusing on realism. 

 Supplies that you need to bring:

Paper- Good quality cold press watercolor paper, around 15″ x 22″ and 140 lb or 300 lb;  either a block or a loose sheet that has been secured to the backing board.  Arches, Stonehenge or Fabriano are good papers.

Brushes-  #10, #12 round brushes, ¾” or 1” soft flat watercolor brush.  Some form of liner (#0).  You may have other brushes but these are versatile ones to use.

Palettes– Large watercolor palette.  If you have paint already in the palette, clean out some spots to add new paint selections or bring a second palette.  Plein air palettes (travel palettes), do not have enough room in the mixing area.  Karen will be bringing tubes of paint to help in the testing of new pigments.  Bring what you have but be prepared to try new pigments.

Two water containers for wetting brush and for cleaning brush

A water spray bottle and masking liquid

Roll of paper towels and box of tissues.

Pencils, kneaded eraser and a couple of sheets of sketch paper for the preliminary sketch.

 To see what the class looks like take a look at the video at the bottom of the page!

Chef Bruce’s Fall Favorites

Wednesday, October 18

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Chef Bruce Faulkner


Help Chef Bruce cook

some of his favorite fall meals!


Two-Day Watercolor Class Video

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