Principles of the American Founding:

The Declaration of Independence, constitutional convention, and federalist papers will be covered, with an emphasis on foundational principles and how they relate to past and present events. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to be a part of this class. Cost is $150 per person or $125 for couples and Nicholls’ employees. There will be 4 classes total. Classes are in the evening from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM. By registering for the course, you agree not to share any streams or recordings from the course without written consent from the instructor. Discussions and conversations within the course are meant solely for the consumption of those who are registered for the course

4 classes – Wednesday evenings

Dates: July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021

Fee:  $150.00 per person
$125.00 couples (each) or Nicholls’ employees

Instructor: David Whitney – Associate Professor of Political Science

Location:  In -person or Zoom
                    Classroom – TBA

Chess – Adult Leisure Class

Come learn the art of chess with an instructor who earned the title of National Master from the United States Chess Federation in 1985 and has written two books on chess. Mike Papa teaches at several local elementary schools and gives private lessons to people at all ages. In these camps, he will teach all beginners how to play and help others improve their games by instruction and holding tournaments. For those interested in a chess book, there is one that can be purchased for an extra $25, but it is not mandatory. If you are a chess enthusiast and loved the newest hit movie about the game, come further your skills and knowledge!


Dates:  (Mondays)
March 22, 29 
April 12, 19, 26 
May 3 


Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Chess is even more popular now with the new Netflix hit movie.  Here is your opportunity to learn or improve your chess game!  Opened to all interested in chess at any level, including tournaments, online play or casual playing. You may purchase a  chess book for additional $25 on the first day of class with our knowledgeable chess instructor, but it is not mandatory. 


Chess helps with memory skills, logic thinking and problem solving skills. 

About our instructor:  Mike Papa is a National Chess Master starting at the age of 7, he has mastered the chess game.  He enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge about chess and has done so for many years.



Basics in Photography is designed for the learner to gain a basic and practical understanding of how to capture the moment. The key objectives of the course are:

What is photography?
Parts of the Camera

What is your style?

Practical application by capturing moments with models and landscapes.


Fee: $110

Pottery Wheel and Hand Building:

Pottery Wheel and Hand building for all levels Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel and use hand building techniques to create functional and sculptural objects. We will decorate and glaze our work. Anyone 15 or older is welcome to be a part of this class. Student cost is $200; it includes a $175 class fee and a $25 studio fee which covers materials for clay and glazes. There will be 6 classes total. Classes are in the evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

6 classes – Monday evenings

Dates: April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17

Fee:  $200.00

Instructor: Ashley Tabor – Nicholls Department of Art graduate

Location: Talbot 108