Personal Enrichment

Our Personal Enrichment courses offer learning opportunities for the pure pleasure of learning.

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Art & Crafts

Discover your creativity and develop new skills through classes taught by experienced artists. Our small class sizes assure personalized attention and encourage artistic development.

Canvas with a Twist

The perfect ending to your day and a great way to have a fun, relaxing, and social evening while creating a masterpiece to take along with that evening! NO experience is necessary; our talented instructor will guide you step-by-step! So, whether you are a skilful painter, or just hoping to discover your creative side, you will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Supplies included. Refreshments served.

Tuesdays
Time: 6:00-8:00
Tuitions: $30.00
Instructor: Cammie Walters
October 21- Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers
November 18-Leonid Afremov, Fall Marathon
December 9- Thomas Kinkaid, Christmas

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Enjoy the festivities of the season with friends while learning how to design and create your own beautiful fresh holiday wreath for your front door or your home. Simply call (920) 459-6617 to place your order for the greens and register for the class. Please register by November 26
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuition:

Ballroom Dancing 

Ballroom Dancing: Gatsby Gala

The exuberance and elegance of the Roaring ‘20s come to UW-Sheboygan this Fall in this four-week ballroom dance series, culminating with a “Gatsby Gala” on November 7th.  Ballroom dance instructor Mike Mattek, along with UW-Sheboygan’s own Continuing Education Director, Teri Mattek, will teach you the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, and Charleston for three 75-minute lessons followed by the Gatsby Gala, a two-hour review session and costume ball, where you can go back in time for a fun social event! 

Cost: $50/person (includes four lessons, costume ball, and light hors d'oeuvres) 
Gatsby Gala only: $30/person 

Dates: Friday evenings, October 17, 24, 31, and November 7
Times: 7:00-8:15 p.m. except for November 7 which is 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Commons, UW-Sheboygan

Computer & Technology

Whether you need to brush up on your skills or are a seasoned techie looking to learn something new, we have classes designed to help you meet your needs. If you can't find a traditional course to meet your needs check out our online courses here.

iPad  NEW!!

This course will help you to develop a basic understanding on how to operate your iPad. Learn how to set up an iTunes account, how to use Facetime for video calls, how to download FREE apps, and many other features available on the iPad.
Date: Monday & Wednesday, October 6 & 8, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor:  Maria Fields
Fee: $59.00

Windows 8  NEW!

Have Windows 8 and is driving you crazy? Come and learn how to navigate on Windows 8. In this class you will be introduced to Windows 8 main features; how to navigate, download Free Apps, use the calendar, store and retrieve your photos and computers files and more.
Date: Monday & Wednesday, October 20 & 22, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $59.00

Google Drive  NEW!

Google Drive is a single place to store, manage, and access all your files, from any place and on any device. In this class you will setup and learn how to navigate as well as how to use the basic features of your Google Drive account.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

Facebook  NEW!

Want to learn about the online social network and connect with family and friends? During this class you will learn how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and settings.
Date: Monday & Wednesday, December 1 & 3, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $59.00

iPhone Tricks + Apps  NEW!

Learn about the many features that are available on your iPhone, how to work with the Settings to enhance the use of your phone. A list of Apps that can assist you in your daily tasks, travel, entertainment, budgeting and much more will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

Windows 7 NEW

Want to learn how to optimize your time when using Windows 7 Operating System? Develop the necessary skills to customize the desktop, organize and search your files (file management), how to make programs easily accessible by using the Pin feature, customize the view of your windows and more.
Date: Monday & Wednesday, December 15 & 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $59.00

QuickBooks Accounting Introduction Workshop

Learn to use QuickBooks for invoicing, bill payment, bank reconciliation, customers, vendors, and employee information, payroll, financial reporting and more. This class features hands-on computer instruction including the accounting needed to work with QuickBooks correctly. A 150+ page manual is included.
Prerequisite: Windows or working knowledge of the environment
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. (Lunch on own)
Fee: $199.00
Early Bird Fee: Enroll on or before October 10, 2014 and pay $179.00 for QuickBooks Accounting Introduction Workshop or $330.00 for both Introduction and Intermediate QuickBooks Accounting Workshops.
Instructor: Fay Uraynar is a CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor

QuickBooks Accounting Intermediate Workshop

Learn time saving techniques and how to customize the system for your industry and organizations needs, use inventory and non-inventory items, full payroll feature, advanced reporting, including aging reports. Common problems and tricky transitions will be included. This class features hands-on computer instruction. An intermediate 150+ page manual is included. This class is fitted to the needs of the participants.
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 8:30a.m-4:30 p.m. (Lunch on own)
Fee: $199.00
Early Bird Fee: Enroll on or before October 31, 2014 and pay $179.00 for QuickBooks Accounting Intermediate Workshop or pay $330.00 if you enroll on or before October 10, 2014 for both Introduction and Intermediate QuickBooks Accounting Workshops.
Instructor: Fay Uraynar is a CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor  

Educational Travel

From day trips to week-long excursions UW-SheboyganContinuing Education tours focus on literature, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, food, theology, history, and more. 

Savannah Music Festival, March 25-29, 2015 

 

A New England Primer:The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, June 15-21, 2015

Financial Education

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement

Learn how to make informed decisions about your future, set realistic goals, properly allocate assets, and minimize the impact of taxes and inflation, control health care costs and plan for the transfer of your estate.  If you are over the age of 55, this course is a must!  This three-week class includes a 235-page illustrated textbook and a comprehensive retirement plan.
Dan has invited qualified speakers to cover topics such as Asset Allocation Strategies, Medicare and Long Term Care, and on the last night, an Estate Planning Attorney will present the section on Wills, Trusts and Probate. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. 
 
Date:  Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, 2014
Room: 1202
Time:  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Instructor:  Dan Gilipsky – use same bio info
Fee:  $119.00 

Fitness

Tai Chi

Increase your mobility, flexibility, strength, and well-being at any age with Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
Tai Chi helps busy people live with more quality, balance, and energy in life. It is a mindfulness practice and martial art that gives people a quiet mind and heart to reflect on their inner leadership and grace. Movements are slow, gentle, and even to restore balance in the body, mind, and spirit.

The course is fast-paced, but the goal is not to memorize the form but to learn the fundamentals of tai chi. Most students continue their studies beyond the first eight weeks in order to gain deeper knowledge of the form and an ability to practice on their own.

Dates: Tuesdays – October 28 November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2014 (8 sessions)
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Room: Gym
Fee: $45.00
Instructor: Rufina Garay, certified instructor

Health & Wellness

UW-Sheboyganoffers a variety of classes to help you open the door toward better health. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical, as well as emotional and mental health.  Our classes are taught by instructors who have experience working with people of all ages and abilities. Check out our Online Accredited Certificate Programs for Health Care Professionals here.

Meditation Training

Relaxation expert John Oestreicher has been meditating for 25 years and teaching meditation for eight years. In this informative and relaxing class, participants will learn: the benefits of meditation, how and when to meditate, focused attention, and how to slow down and release the mind’s endless chatter. Students will practice meditating and each individual will receive a customized mediation based on their goals and energy scan.
Dates: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: John Oestreicher

Healthy Sleep

Relaxation expert John M. Oestreicher will teach you how to fall asleep easily and quickly. Learn to sleep soundly and release the endless monkey mind chatter to create a restful night. Learn about natural, holistic and practical techniques that help you develop a calm and peaceful mind for longer and healthier sleep.
Dates: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: John Oestreicher

Peaceful Warrior

Do you have a short fuse or get into frequent arguments and fights, have explosive anger? Relaxation expert John Oestreicher will teach you to understand, control and find healthier ways to express your anger. In this class you will learn the early anger warning signs and ways to cool down quickly. Techniques will be given to respond and perceive situations calmly and effectively. Learn a practical and holistic approach to move through life as the Peaceful Warrior.
Dates: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: John Oestreicher

Certificate in End of Life Care-Online!

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation. 

The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience. Six weeks.

Certificate in Gerontology-Online!

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. 

With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.  44 hours, 6 week course.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health

Increasingly, today's consumers are seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. As a result, the exciting and rewarding field of integrative health is growing rapidly. 50 hours, 6 week course.

 

Photography

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shutterbug, we have classes that can help you become a better photographerOur classes are taught by experienced photographers who can help you create beautiful photographs to share with family and friends.

 

Secrets to Better Photography-Online

Master your digital camera and learn the secrets behind outstanding photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or something in between, you'll learn how to use it the way you want to in this hands-on course!  You also have the opportunity to have your lesson assignments critiqued by our knowledgeable teaching team of professional photographers. Average hours 24, 6 week course.  

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera-Online

Photographing people can be fun, exciting – and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. Don't be nervous if you're new to digital photography, because we'll start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You'll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos and make other improvements. Next, we’ll move onto portrait and formal group shots, where you’ll learn how to organize people, which angles to use, and which to avoid. You'll become proficient in action photography, and you'll also learn several fun and creative ways to photograph children and babies. You'll even gain expertise in filling your photographs with imagery, setting moods, and creating themes. This course will have you well on your way to becoming a skilled people photographer. Average hours 24, 6 week course. 

World Languages & Religions  

Whether you're preparing for a vacation in France, trying to talk to colleagues overseas, or just searching for a new personal challenge, we have classes to meet your needs. Our classes are taught by experienced instructors and are professional, engaging and affordable. Please check out traditional world language classes below and our online world language classes.

Spanish l 

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language for the beginning student who has never studied the language before and also serves as a refresher course for the student wanting basic review.  The course will use the workbook “Asi Escribimos” and serves as a prelude to the remaining Spanish courses

Tuesdays, October 7- November 4
Time: 6-8:30
Tuition: $125, plus $30 for materials
Instructor: Lorena Brunette
CEU’s: 1.25

Spanish ll

This continuation to the Spanish I course allows for progression within the Spanish series.  The class is geared toward the beginning Spanish student and will include a basic review of material covered in the first course and then focuses on the workbook “Asi Escribimos.”    Emphasis will continue to be on grammar in the present tense, conversation and listening comprehension.  New students with some prior exposure to the language may be ready to begin their study at this level.  The workbook is required for the class.  If you need the workbook payment should accompany your registration.

Tuesdays, November 11- December 9
Time: 6-8:30
Tuition: $125 plus $30 for materials
Instructor: Lorena Brunette
CEU’s: 1.25

Spanish III 

This course is designed for serious Spanish students at an intermediate level of study. The class will offer continuing study and application of the Spanish language for those who have completed Spanish I & II courses, or who have a general understanding of the language’s grammar structure, could join at this level. The emphasis will be on grammar, conversation and will include both review and application of the present tense, with introduction to past tense and other main grammar concepts. Study continues in the workbook “Asi Escribimos.” Payment for the workbook (if needed) should accompany your registration.

Instructor: Susan Allison

Spanish IV 

This course is designed for serious Spanish students ready to complete their study of grammar concepts and strengthen conversational skills. The emphasis will be on advanced grammar and will include reinforcement of present and past tense while introducing future. Study will focus on completing the workbook “Asi Escribimos,” which is required for participation in this course and will be distributed, if needed, at the first class session. 

Conversational Spanish      

This course, facilitated by native speaker, Jose F. Araujo. This total immersion course is designed to stimulate conversation and expand vocabulary. Students will use text “Advanced Spanish Grammar” as a self-teaching guide to reinforce grammar structures previously presented in the Introductory Spanish courses. 
 

Fall Session  
Dates:  Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 26, December 2, 9, 2014
Time:  5:30 – 7:00 pm
Tuition: New Students: $140.00, Returning Conversational Spanish Student: $95.00 (Plus $30. The text)
CEU's: 1.5

Winter Session 

Dates: Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 2015 (10 Weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Tuition: New Students: $140.00, Returning Conversational Spanish Student: $95.00 (Plus $30. The text)
CEU's: 1.5 

FRENCH 1a

For true beginners, this introductory course will have a strong focus on pronunciation, culture, & fun! Students will learn vocabulary to describe and give basic information about themselves & others, including their likes & dislikes. Grammar taught will be noun-adjective agreement and conjugating present tense verbs.

Wednesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2014
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuitions: $75.00 plus Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin                             

 FRENCH 1b

This second part of French 1 will cover lessons 3, 4, & 5. 

Wednesdays, Nov. 12, 19, December 3, 10,  17 (no class Nov. 26), 2014
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuition: $75.00 plus Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin 

FRENCH 4a

Continuing French 3 from the Spring semester, this course will start at Lesson 14 in the text: Festival 1. Students will enjoy expressing themselves while deepening their grammar knowledge to increase fluency, as well as continue to learn about cultural differences. 

Mondays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2014
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuitions: $85.00 plus Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin 

FRENCH 4b

This second part of French 4 will cover lessons 16 & 17. 

Mondays, Nov. 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 2014
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuitions: $85.00 plus Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin 

Culture Connections...Discovering Italia

This hands-on course will explore a sampling of Italian art, culture, language, and cuisine. We will learn simple Italian sentences and vocabulary, learn about the distinctive culture of Italy’s many regions, and eve get our hands dirty preparing some delicious Italian dishes! The course includes one outing: an authentic Italian dinner at Il Ritrovo Restaurant in the heart of Sheboygan. Molto Buono! 

Tuesdays: October 21-November 25
Time: 6:30-8pm
Tuition: $115, includes meal at Il Ritrovo Restaurant
Instructor: Mario Ciotola

World Religions

The Middle East and Isalm

This course will cover the history of the Modern Middle East (1890-present) and various forms of Islam and Jihadi Movements in the context of Contemporary Events.
Mondays, October 6-27
1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Rich Edwards, UW-Colleges Philosophy Instructor
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $49

India and Indian Religions

This course will compare and contrast the dominate religions of India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, and Sikhism) and the how they interact in contemporary Indian Society.
Mondays, November 3-24
1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Rich Edwards, UW-Colleges Philosophy Instructor
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $49

 Lifeskills 

Clutter to Comfort – How To Clear Your Home, Head and Heart

Are you wishing to simplify your life? Do you want to regain a sense of balance in your home, head and heart? Is clutter robbing you of peace of mind? Are you unsure of how or where to begin living life on purpose? Join us as we discuss the thoughts, feelings and behaviors which trap us in the overwhelm of life. This class will examine how and why we hold on to clutter. This clutter often manifests itself as emotional burden, mental stress and physical disorganization. We will explore how to simplify and clear the clutter - from home, head and heart - and begin living a life of greater intention, in a space of improved utility.

Class will consist of presentation with handouts, exercises and discussion. A gentle and non-judgmental approach will be used, with attendees encouraged to participate at their level of comfort.
Dates: 
Time: 6:00-8:00p.m.
Tuition:
Instructor: Pamela Hertel, MS, LCSW, LPC