The Fresno State Downtown Center will offer several new classes this fall starting with “So, You Think You Can’t Paint” beginning Thursday, Sept. 6. This course will allow students to develop or increase their understanding of methods, processes, and techniques of painting through lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. A supply list will be provided upon registration. There is a $100 fee for this course. “Package Design and Implementation for Small Business” begins the following week on Monday, Sept. 10. This is a creative and strategic course that will outline how to determine packaging needs, resource and resolve production processes, create budgets and develop implementation strategies. There is a $150 fee for this course. The third course, “Perspectives on the Architectural History of Fresno’s Public Buildings and Historic Homes” begins Thursday, Sept. 11. Explore the origins of a selection of Fresno’s award-winning government buildings and historic homes, along with discussions on the history and significance of Fresno’s architecture. There is a $100 fee for this course. “Craft Beer 301: Sensory and Styles” beginning Thursday, Sept. 13, is part of the “Brew U” series. This course is designed for beer enthusiasts and those with a desire to learn more about the brewing process, importance of sanitation and skills needed to identify flavors in beer through sensory training. Students must be 21 or older to enroll and will need to pay a $210 class fee. “Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation” begins on Monday, Sept. 24. This six-week workshop on 3D modeling and animation teaches how to use Blender, powerful, free software used by countless professionals. This course is offered Mondays and Wednesdays. These courses will be offered between 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Center located in the Bitwise South Stadium. INFO: For more information on these events visit or call Division of Continuing and Global Education at 559.278.0333.


University Communications news intern Easton Kerby contributed to this report.