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

Create your own masterpiece while enjoying a fun relaxing and social evening.  No experience is necessary, so, whether you are a skillful painter or just hoping to discover your creative side, you will be amazed at your very own work of art.  Supplies and refreshments included.
Session 1:  Tulips, March 24
Session 2:  Birds, April 21
Session 3:  Surrealistic Landscape/Guitar, May 5
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor:  Cammie Walters
Fee: $30.00 per session
Room:  3210, Main Building

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: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room:  5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor:  Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

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, March 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

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, April 15, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

Get Connected with 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: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

iPhone - Tips, 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, May 20, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Instructor: Maria Fields
Fee: $29.00

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. 

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.
NOTE:  Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. 
Date/Time:  Coming in early fall 2015, visit sheboygan.uwc.edu/continuing-ed for dates.
Instructor:  Dan Gilipsky – use same bio info
 

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.

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2015 (8 sessions) 
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Room: UW-Sheboygan Gym
Fee: $45.00
Instructor: Rufina Garay, certified instructor

Yoga with Maggie

Move, breathe, and laugh. Learn everything from basics to advanced. No previous experience needed and people of all fitness levels are welcome. A waterbottle and matt are recommended.

Session 1:  Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 2015
Session 2:  Tuesdays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2015 
Time:  4:45–5:45 p.m.
Room:  Cyber Cafe, Main Building
Tuition:  $60.00 (drop-ins at $10 per class)
Intructor:  Maggie Olson

Health & Wellness

UW-Sheboygan offers 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.

As You Think

Lean to use your thoughts effectively to create a life you want.  Learn about "Vibration Universe" and how it works, recognize why your life may be moving in a certain direction and how to make changes, also learn to apply the power of intention.
Dates: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room:  3211, Main Building 
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: John Oestreicher

Reiki, Level 1

Reiki Level I:  Reiki for Health Care Professionals……And Everyone Else

 8:00 am               Intro
 8:30 am               Reiki Attunement
 9:30 am               What is Reiki
10:30 am              History of Reiki
11:00 am              Using Reiki
12:00 pm              Break for Lunch
 1:00 pm               Self-treatment & Practice
 1:30 pm               Client Treatment & Practice
 4:00 pm               Q&A
 4:30 pm               Adjourn
 

Reiki is a Japanese form of stress reduction and deep relaxation which helps strengthen the immune system and promotes healing.  Reiki is a type of hands-on healing that is effective for the treatment of any emotional, mental and physical health issues.  Reiki is currently practiced in 800 hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.

This workshop is for individuals and professionals who want to be Level I Reiki Practitioners.   Students will receive a Level I Reiki attunement, which enables them to utilize Reiki energy.   By the end of the workshop, students are able to give a Reiki session to a client and are also able to perform self-healing.  Upon completion of the workshop, students will receive Level I Reiki Certification.

 What to bring: 
  • If you own a massage table, you may bring it along with you.
  • A “highlighter” marker will be helpful. 
  • Bring a lunch, or plan to visit a nearby restaurant.
  • Training Manual:  “Reiki: The Healing Touch (First & Second Degree Manual)” by William Lee Rand.
The manual may also be purchased in class by check or cash for $20.00.  This is separate from the class fee.  See instructor before class.
Target Audience: OT and PT, SLP, nurses, counselors, physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in this topic.
Dates:  Saturday, March 14, 2015  
Time:   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room: 2114, Main Building                    
Tuition:  $185.00
Instructor:  Presented by popular speaker and Mental Imagery instructor, John Oestreicher

Reiki, Group Seminar and Session

Learn about Reiki's many rewards inculding relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief and improved health.  Followin the discussion, students may participate in a group Reiki session.
Dates: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: John Oestreicher

Herbs for a Healthy Heart

Learn about herbs that support the heart and circulatory system,  Herbs can even heal a broken heart.  We will learn the best way to prepare herbs for optimal results.
Dates:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015  
Time:   6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Room: 3107, Main Building
Tuition:  $25.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy

Herbal Spring Tonics

Join Herbalist, Linda Conroy, to learn about herbs that nourish the body and support the transition from winter to spring.  We will learn about herbs that can be ingested as tea, infusions and/or soups as well as decoctions.
Dates:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015  
Time:   6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Room: 3107, Main Building
Tuition:  $25.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy

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.

Digital Photography

Learn basic to advanced digital photography techniques from photography Maggie Olson of ML Photography and Design.  From easily manipulating your camera to fun tips and tricks to get the perfect photo, any skill level can learn something new!
Dates:  Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2015  
Time:   Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Room: 5001, Learning Resources Building                    
Tuition:  $59.00
Instructor:  Maggie Olson

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

Dates:  Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2015
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.

Dates:  Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2015
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.

Dates:  Tuesdays, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015
Time: 6-8:30
Tuition: $125 plus $30 for materials
Instructor: Lorena Brunette
CEU’s: 1.25

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. 

Dates:  Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 2015
Time: 6-8:30
Tuition: $125 plus $30 for materials
Instructor: Lorena Brunette
CEU’s: 1.25

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. 
 
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 

Spring Session 
Dates: Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 
 
Summer Session 
Dates: Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 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.

Dates:  Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuition: $75.00 plus $60.00 Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin                             

 FRENCH 1b

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

Section A:  Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2015
Section B:  Mondays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2015
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuition: $75.00 plus $60.00 Festival 1 textbook
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin 

FRENCH 2a

For students who have a little knowledge of French or who have already completed French 1a & 1b, this course will start at Lesson 6, text: Festival 1. Students will learn to ask for information & directions and how to shop for food at the market, including words for items, prices & quantities. Students will get to practice speaking and listening by responding to the teacher’s questions in French.

Dates:  Wednesdays, May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2015
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Tuition: $75.00 plus $60.00 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 and learn about the distinctive culture of Italy’s many regions.The course includes one outing and an authentic Italian dinner.

Dates:  Thursdays, April 30, May 7, 21, 2015
Time: 6:30-8pm
For more information, please call (290) 459-6617.

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.
Dates:  Mondays, February 9 - March 2, 2015
Time:  1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Rich Edwards, UW-Colleges Philosophy Instructor
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $39

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.
Dates:  Mondays, April 6 - 27, 2015
Times:  1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Rich Edwards, UW-Colleges Philosophy Instructor
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $39
 

Origins and Course of the Second World War

This course will briefly examine the origins of WWII in both Europe and the Pacific.  We will touch on the major events of the war and then discuss the consequences of the conflict.
Dates:  Wednesdays, May 6 - 27, 2015
Times:  1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Mark Karay, Associate Professor of History, WU-Sheboygan
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $39

Revisit the 1950's - '60s and Rock n' Roll

From doo-wop to Woodstock, revisit political, racial and other cultural changes of the fifties and sixties.  Come to this class expecting to add to your knowledge of the times to discussions, to engage in this diverse and signficant music of our American heritage and to stroll down memory lane.
Dates:  Mondays, June 1 - 22, 2015
Times:  1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Christy Talbott, Assistant Professor of Music, UW-Sheboygan
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Tuition: $39

 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: April 9 & 16, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00p.m.
Room:  3107, Main Building
Tuition: $59
Instructor: Pamela Hertel, MS, LCSW, LPC
 

Stop Reading So Slow!

This course is designed to quickly improve your reading speed by 50-100%, using a newly developed technique that increases the speed and flexibility of your reading voice.  Slow readers read word by weord, faster readers read whole phrases (groups of words) in a single glance, which boosts comprehension, recall and makes reading a lot more fun.  Appropriate for ages 14-adult
Dates:  Mondays, April 6, 13, 20, 2015
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room:  3107, Main Building
Tuition:  $49.00
Instructor:  James Protsman

Selling on eBay for Beginners

Making money on eBay is a skill that can be learned.  Learn why a PayPal account is important and how to price, photograph and write good descriptions.  Also learn about closing a sale, shipping and why feedback is important.  Students should be computer savvy and know how to use the Internet.  Please register with eBay and PayPal prior to starting this class.

Dates:  Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 2015
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Room:  5001, Learning Resources Bulding
Tuition:  $65.00
Instructor:  Lisa Hurley and Lori Risse