Personal Enrichment

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

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Arts & 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.

Painting with a Twist

Speand a fun evening with friends, or embrace new ones, as you explore your creative side and create you own 11 X 14 masterpiece to take along with you that 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.  Our talented instructor will guide you step-by-step.  Supplies included.
UW-Sheboygan
Session 1:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016 "Water Lillies"
Session 2:  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Van Gogh's "Cherry Blossoms"
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor:  Cammie Walters
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee:  $35.00
 

Welcome Spring Floral Workshop

Nothing says "welcome" like a unique wreath on your front door!  Inspire your imagination and celebrqate Spring by learning how to make your own fresh boxwood wreath for your front door.  Students will be guided step-by-step through this creative process and construct a one-of-a-kind wreath that will be sure to receive many compliments from family and friends.  Students will also learn event designing tips for the home and dining table.  Please register by February 25.

UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Thursday, March 3, 2016
Room:  7103, Fine Arts Building
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee:     $45.00 includes all supplies
 OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date: Thursday, Maech 10, 2016
Room:  Commons
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee:    $45.00 includes all supplies
 

Instructor:  Lisa Heun, the event/floral designer and owner of Floral Essence LLC, has over 20 years of experience in the design field as an Interior Designer and Floral Designer specializing in the event design, weddings, holiday décor, and much more.  Heun worked at several companies including Botanicals Floral Studio of Fond du Lac and Evolutions in Design of Wausau.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and continued with her floral studies at Milwaukee School of Floral Design.  She loves to share her passion through hands-on floral workshops and sharing design tips for making all your celebrations successful.

 

 

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.

NEW!!

iPad

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.
UW-Sheboygan
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room:  5001 Learning Resources Building
Fee:  $35.00
Instructor:  Maria Fields

 
NEW!

iPhone - Tips, Tricks + Apps  

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.
UW-Sheboygan
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Fee:  $35.00
Instructor: Maria Fields
 

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Excel 2013


6 Sessions
Excel has become an essential tool for organizing data, monitoring progress and making decisions. In this course, you will step through the basics of creating useful spreadsheets, and then working with those spreadsheets to reorganize, analyze, present and correct data. You will learn tips, shortcuts and practical ways to put the power of Excel to work for you

Paul Kluenker is a graduate of UW– Oshkosh, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in business. He has spent his entire career in the scheduling field, first at Manitowoc Ice, then at Burger Boat Co., and finally at Skana Aluminum.  Paul initiated many of the scheduling and analysis spreadsheets that are still in use at all three companies.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates: Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 15, March 3, 10, 2016
Room: 5001, Learning Resources Building
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Paul Kluenker
Fee: $69.00
 OR
UW-Manitowoc
Dates: Monday February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 2016
Room: F139
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Paul Kluenker
Fee: $69.00
 

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.

UW-Sheboygan
Prerequisite: Windows or working knowledge of the environment
Date:  Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. (Lunch on own)
Room: 5001, Learning Resource Building
Fee:      $199.00*

Early Bird Fee:  Enroll on or before May 13 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.

UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 8:30a.m-4:30 p.m. (Lunch on own)
Room: 5001, Learning Resource Building
Fee:      $199.00

Early Bird Fee:  Enroll on or before June 3 and pay $179.00 for QuickBooks Accounting Intermediate Workshop or pay $330.00 if you enroll on or before May 13 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. 

New York - June 8 - June 12, 2016

In five adventure-filled days, you and a group of like-minded travelers will experience three outstanding Broadway performances. You’ll spend four nights a conveniently located hotel on Times Square. You’ll see many of the city’s most popular attractions guided by our trip leaders or you can explore the city on your own! Be a part of this year’s exciting adventure in one of America’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

The price for the trip includes the following items:

  • Coach and air transportation to Milwaukee and New York
  • Three plays: two musicals and one non-musical (TBA)
  • Four nights at the Marriott Marquis Hotel conveniently located on Times Square
  • Group tours of some of New York’s many “must see” attractions with Jane Marx
  • Optional excursions with your trip leaders
  • Plenty of free time to explore

Departure dates: Wednesday, June  - Sunday, June 12, 2016  (Departs UW-Manitowoc campus to Mitchell International Airport. Note: Fox Valley residents will depart from UW-Fox Valley Valley.)

Fee: $2,199.00 based on double occupancy; for single occupancy add $650.00; $200.00 non-refundable deposit needs to be submitted with registration.

 Group leaders:  Susan Rabideau, UW-Fox Valley Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications Arts/Theatre Director; and Bil Stachour (New York City navigator)

Note:  Itinerary will be available in late fall!

Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour of Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL - May 19, 2016

What to expect from the Lincoln Park Food Tour:

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – This guided Food Tour visits six food tasting stops in the lakefront neighborhood of Lincoln Park, the largest park area in Chicago. Succulent food samples, enough for a large lunch, are served from locally owned and operated artisan stores, delis and one-of-a-kind cafés. Stops include Chicago’s top rated Chicago-style stuffed pizza, the longest operating all-cupcake boutique and an iconic bagel shop. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. 

Culture & Historical Experience – Between bountiful samplings, you’ll get an insider’s view of many Chicago gourmand-favorite mainstays as you traverse the vibrant streets of the Lincoln Park neighborhood near Oz Park and Armitage Avenue. Our professional guides share their knowledge of foodie favorites, lively parks, hidden gems and exciting local entertainment and cultural options.

  • Delicious food specialties are served on the Lincoln Park Food Tour (subject to change) - see below!
  • Bacino's Pizzeria: #1 Rated Heart-healthy Chicago style Stuffed Pizzeria and Italian Trattoria (established 1978)
  • Vosges Haut - Chocolat: "Travel the World through Chocolate" with a Bon Appetit Food Artisan of the Year winner (established 1998)
  • Swirlz Cupcakes: Chicago's top-rated and longest operating all-cupcake boutique (established 2006)
  • Berco's Popcorn: Chicago popcorn maker featuring authentic homemade recipes and flavors (established 2013)
  • Glazed & Infused Doughnuts:Handcrafted and gourmet doughnut shop featuring sweet and savory reinventions (established 2012)
  • Chicago Bagel Authority: Iconic Lincoln Park bagel shop featuring decadent sandwiches, chilis and apparel (established 1998)

When tour is over, the remaining time is on your own to shop and explore the area.

NOTE: There is a lot of walking on this tour but all fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tours take place rain or shine.

Travel date: Thursday, May 19, 2016. Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am, returns at approximately 7:30 pm. Fee: $109.00. Includes transportation and guided taste tour. Group size is limited so register early! Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Manitowoc, and Jane Donlon, Continuing Education Program Assistant, UW-Sheboygan.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

- July 23, 2016

Visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th century games,, rides, arts, crafts, food music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters.  The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring swordfighters, minstrels and jesters.

Call 920 459-6617 for more information

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.

Reiki, Level 1

2 Sessions
 

Gina Armstrong was attuned to Reiki over 15 years ago and has been a Reiki Master since 2004. In this time she has witnessed many shifts in herself and others by practicing this empowering tool. Gina is a licensed massage therapist, sound and vibration healing practitioner and owns Balance on Buffalo a Wellness Center.

Classes are limited to 10 students. Included in the $150 tuition are the class session, manuals and other materials.

Certification: Certificate of Completion for Usui Reiki I as a Reiki I Practitioner.

The Usui system of Reiki is one of the easiest natural healing systems known today. It is also the most effective way to transfer Universal Life Energy. This class teaches basic aspects of Reiki in order to perform hands-on healing with the Reiki Ray. The history, principles and ethics of Reiki are discussed and the chakra system is also examined. Students are attuned to Reiki I in a four step process.  Students will complete a self-healing session, give a full session and receive a full session. Join us for this introductory exploration of this powerful energy.

Prerequisite: None. There is no background nor skills required to take this course.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates: Thursdays, March 10 & 17, 2016
Room:  2114, Main Building
Time:  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gina Armstrong
Fee: $150.00
 OR
UW-Manitowoc
Dates: Mondays, February 22 & 29, 2016
Room:  L151 County Board Room
Time:  5:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gina Armstrong
Fee: $150.00

Reiki II 

1 Session
 

Gina Armstrong was attuned to Reiki over 15 years ago and has been a Reiki Master since 2004. In this time she has witnessed many shifts in herself and others by practicing this empowering tool. Gina is a licensed massage therapist, sound and vibration healing practitioner and owns Balance on Buffalo a Wellness Center located in Manitowoc, WI.

Classes are limited to 10 students. Included in the $150 tuition are the class session, manuals and other materials.

Certification: Certificate of Completion for Usui Reiki II as a Reiki II Practitioner

If you have been attuned and certified in Usui Reiki Level I, you are invited to continue the journey onto Level II. The Usui system of Reiki is one of the easiest natural healing systems known today. It is also the most effective way to transfer Universal Life Energy. Having been "attuned" to Reiki (in level I), this course is for those ready to deepen their healing abilities -- for the self and others. In this course, you will receive three healing symbols that will help you take your Reiki practice to a higher level. These symbols will (respectively): strengthen the effects of Reiki for you and bring protection to others; bring mental and emotional healing to a deeper level; allow Reiki to travel over time and space so you can send Reiki to people, places and situations from a distance.

The power and effectiveness of the Reiki symbols comes from the Level II attunement, which activates the symbols in your mind and hands.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Room:  2114, Main Building
Time:  5:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gina Armstrong
Fee: $150.00
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Dates: Monday, March 28, 2016
Room:  L151 County Board Room
Time:  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gina Armstrong
Fee: $150.00

Meditation and Play through Sound and Vibrations

Join us for this fun and playful class exploring a variety of tools including Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, harmonium, the human voice and many other surprises.  The vibrations and overtones bring about relaxation and an overall state of wellbeing.  This class creates a fun environment to play, interact and experience the sounds and vibrations first hand.  You'll feel the vibrations and learn how you can add this form of self-care to your personal wellness practice.
 
Expect an exploration and discussion about the history of Kirtan, its benefits, and then have fun experiencing and participating in a series of guided singing meditations.
 

“The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that’s deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us. These chants have no meaning other than the experience that we have by doing them. They come from the Hindu tradition, but it’s not about being a Hindu or believing anything in advance. It’s just about doing it, and experiencing. Nothing to join, you just sit down and sing.” – Krishna Das

What to Bring: Water, snack, comfortable clothes for sitting and lying down, pillow and blanket, notebook and pen.

There is no prerequisite for this workshop -- all experience levels are welcome.

UW-Sheboygan
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Room: 2223, Main Building
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Fee: $39.00
Instructor:  Gina Armstrong,LMT
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Room: L151 County Board Room
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Fee: $39.00
Instructor:  Gina Armstrong, LMT
 

Gina Armstrong, LMT was gifted a harmonium over 15 years ago which sparked her interest in using the voice as an avenue to quiet her active mind in a joyous easy manner. Gina uses this method as a practice every day and is excited to share.  Gina is a member of Ananda Vikaasa, a kirtan group based out of Manitowoc, WI. Gina has spent the last several years immersed in the study of sound and vibration as a healing modality.

Whole Brain Health & Fitness


5 Sessions
Research is showing that there are often changes in the brain’s neurons up to 20 years prior to the appearance of signs and symptoms of brain health issues. Per the CDC, 87 percent of the public believes that intellectual stimulation will delay cognitive impairment; 83 percent of the public believes that physical activity will delay cognitive impairment; 82 percent health & diet and 67 percent social involvement. However, only 7.8 percent of these individuals are receiving information from their health care providers on strategies to accomplish this.

This course is designed to provide health care providers, activities professionals, ALF, SNF, and CBRF staff and other individuals the opportunity to gain further understanding of brain function; distinguish between leisure and therapeutic activities; and identify and engage in activities that address current standards of mental fitness.

UW-Sheboygan
Date: Thursdays, April 14 - May 19, 2016
Room: 2223
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Fee: $99.00
Instructor:  Lisa Heilser, OTR, CAPS, CDCS
 

Lisa has her BS from UW-Milwaukee in Occupational Therapy and is the founder and owner of Guardian Angels Consulting Service. Lisa is also certified as a Dementia Care and Aging in Place Specialist and has her Gerontology Certification.

NEW!

Meditate for Health        

It is time to start taking control of your life! Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of life? Tired of the stress? Tired of feeling like you are dragging through life? Learn how meditation can assist you with re-energizing your physical, emotional, & spiritual well-being. In
 
Meditate for Health you will learn the science of meditation and how to diffuse stressful situations and create a positive, healthy future.
We will also explore meditative techniques and concepts that assist in understanding the meditative process, such as chakras, subtle energies, brain waves, mudras, journaling, and essential oils.
Each evening will conclude with a guided meditation. 
 
Meditation can assist you with:
Stress reduction * Smoking secession * Restoring balance * Making clear choices
Boosting your immune system * Increasing your vitality * Making dietary choices
Relationship issues * Anger management * Depression * Emotional wounds
Tapping into your innate Wisdom * Increase your Spiritual awareness
 
Laurie D. Werner has been a life-long student of metaphysical topics. Her Christian upbringing provided her with a solid foundation rooted in the belief of a Creator. Her continuing search for a personal relationship with that Creator and her desire to assist people in their awakening and healing process, has taken her on a unique journey.
Her experiences with traditional religion, with paranormal experiences, and meditation led her to formalized education in the healing arts of Reiki and massage therapy. Laurie is a Reiki Master, a Board-Certified Licensed massage therapist of ten years, and has attained her Masters Degree from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. Laurie owns The Healing Space, LLC in Oostburg, WI.
Her goal is to provide others with the information and tools needed so they can follow their own inner guidance to travel their own path and experience their own unique journey to inner peace and health.
 
UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Monday, March 7, 14, 21, 2016
Room: 3107, Main Building
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fee:  $75.00
Instructor:  Laurie Werner
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date:  Monday, April 11, 18, 25, 2016
Room: F231
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm 
Fee:  $75.00
Instructor:  Laurie Werner

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Angels Among Us     

Have you ever wondered: Do angels really exist? Can they help me with my personal challenges in life? Who are they? How can I access their ancient wisdom?
 
In Angels Among Us we will explore the Angelic realm and discover the how these beings have modern-day relevance and how they can assist us in our desire to live more fully and experience the peace that comes with knowing: We are not alone.
 
Laurie D. Werner has been a life-long student of metaphysical topics. Her Christian upbringing provided her with a solid foundation rooted in the belief of a Creator. Her continuing search for a personal relationship with that Creator and her desire to assist people in their awakening and healing process, has taken her on a unique journey.
Her experiences with traditional religion, with paranormal experiences, and meditation led her to formalized education in the healing arts of Reiki and massage therapy. Laurie is a Reiki Master, a Board-Certified Licensed massage therapist of ten years, and has attained her Masters Degree from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. Laurie owns The Healing Space, LLC in Oostburg, WI.
 
Her goal is to provide others with the information and tools needed so they can follow their own inner guidance to travel their own path and experience their own unique journey to inner peace and health.
         
UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Monday, May 2, 2016
Room: 3107, Main Building
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee:  $35.00
Instructor:  Laurie Werner
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date:  Monday, May 9, 2016
Room: F175
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm 
Fee:  $35.00
Instructor:  Laurie Werner

NEW!

Pine Needle Basket Making     

Explore the traditional art of Pine Needle Basketry. Herbalist and wild crafter Linda Conroy will guide you through the steps to make your own unique basket. You will learn the art of coiling and creating simple stitches using pine needles that have been gathered and cured in advance. Discussion about other basket styles and decorative options will be included. You will leave with your small completed basket and materials to make another at home! All materials included.

UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Thursday, March 3, 2016
Room: 3107, Main Building
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee:  $45.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date:  Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Room: F175
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm 
Fee:  $45.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy
 

NEW!

Herbal Soap Making  

Join Herbalist, Linda Conroy, for this fun evening of soap making! We will start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap that you will take home. Participants will also receive instructions and recipes for making soap at home. Materials provided.

UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Room: 3107, Main Building
Time:  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Fee:  $49.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date:  Monday, March 7, 2016
Room: F231
Time:  6:00 – 8:30 pm 
Fee:  $49.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy
 

 

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Wild Food/Wild Medicine                    

Take a walk on the wild side with herbalist Linda Conroy! This program will offer a virtual plant walk. Participants will be introduced to wild plants that are edible and medicinal through the seasons. Samples will be provided and everyone will leave with recipes to get them started at home.

UW-Sheboygan
Date:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 
Room: 3107, Main Building 
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Fee:  $45.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy 
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Date:  Monday, April 4, 2016 
Room: F175
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Fee:  $45.00
Instructor:  Linda Conroy 

Join herbalist Linda Conroy as we discuss and taste the immune boosting plants. We will learn to incorporate plants for boosting our system as well as addressing common winter aliments.

 

 **Coming in Fall 2016 and Beyond!!

Frequency Vibrating at the Speeed of Love

Aanatomy of a Dream

 

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.

Taking Better Pictures with Your Digital SLR Camera

This class will help you learn how a D-SLR camera works and help you go beyond the full-auto setting by revealing the mysteries of shutter speeds, f-stops, light meters and ISO speeds that are already built into your camera but seldom understood or used. Time will also be spent discussing digital photography concepts as we answer common questions such as “What are megapixels” and “Which file format should I use to get the largest and sharpest prints that my camera can produce?” We’ll also discuss the importance of lighting and good composition and demonstrate some of the possibilities provided by digital editing software such as Adobe Photoshop.

 Dale has worked with the art and craft of photography since 1978 having served as event and public relations photographer for two local colleges over the course of his professional career. He has worked in many photographic mediums including color, black & white, infrared, and Polaroid film. Since the arrival of digital photography, he has been exploring the creation of unique images using the iPhone and software including Photoshop, Aperture, and Hipstamatic. http://www.dvanminsel.com for Dale’s work. Since 2012, Dale participated in Wisconsin art exhibitions in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Ozaukee counties, as well as International exhibitions in Ferrara and Verona Italy.

UW-Manitowoc
Dates: Mondays, April 18, 25, May 2, 2016
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Room:  F139
Fee:  $79.00
Instructor:  Dale Van Minsel
  OR
UW-Manitowoc
Dates: Mondays, May 9, 16, 23, 2016
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Room:  5001, Learning Resources Building
Fee:  $79.00
Instructor:  Dale Van Minsel
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 

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

UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Tuesdays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Fee:  $125.00 (Plus $30.00 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.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2016
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Fee: $125.00 (Plus $30.00 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.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Tuesdays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2016
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Fee: $125.00 (Plus $30.00 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. 

UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Tuesdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Fee:  $125.00 (Plus $30.00 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. 
 
UW-Sheboygan
 
Winter Session 
Dates: Tuesdays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 (10 Weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Room:  3204, Main Building
Fee: New Students: $140.00, Returning Conversational Spanish Student: $95.00 (Plus $30. text)
Instructor:  Jose Araujo
CEU's: 1.5 
 
Spring Session 
Dates: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2016 (10 Weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Room:  3204, Main Building
Fee: New Students: $140.00, Returning Conversational Spanish Student: $95.00 (Plus $30. text)
Instructor:  Jose Araujo
CEU's: 1.5 
 
Summer Session 
Dates: Tuesdays, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016 (10 Weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Room:  3204, Main Building
Fee: New Students: $140.00, Returning Conversational Spanish Student: $95.00 (Plus $30. text)
Instructor:  Jose Araujo
CEU's: 1.5 

 

French 1

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 conjugating basic present tense verbs, the near future tense, and how to ask yes/no questions. Text: Latitudes 1, Module 1: Units 1, 2, & 3 and depending upon the group, we could possibly advance further.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Wednesdays, March 2 - April 20, 2016
Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee: $199.00 (plus $60.00 for the books)
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin                                           

French 2

French 2 will start at Module 2: Units 4, 5, & 6 in the text: Latitudes 1. Students will enjoy expressing themselves while deepening their grammar knowledge to increase fluency, as well as continue to learn about cultural differences. Students will learn vocabulary to ask people more complicated questions. They will learn how to plan things to do, and to give their opinions. Grammar taught will be the past tense, questions with question words, and negation.

UW-Sheboygan
Dates: Thursdays, March 3 - April 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fee:  $199.00 (plus $60.00 for the books)
Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin 

French 3 and 4

If interested in more advanced levels of French, stop by and look at the text Modules 3 & 4. Leave your name with Jane Donlon and if there are enough students who are interested in taking French at a higher level, she will contact you.

Instructor: Debbie Desmoulin

 

Senior Scholars

The First World War

This course briefly examines the causes and course of the war, the reasons for the defeat of the Central Powers and the impact of the war on the remainder of the 20th century.
 Dates:  April 6, 13, 27, 2016
Instructor: Dr. Mark Karau, Associate Professor of History, UW-Sheboygan
Location: Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan
Fee: $49.00

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
UW-Sheboygan
Dates:  Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, 2016
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room:  3107, Main Building
Fee:  $59.00
Instructor:  James Protsman
 
UW-Manitowoc
Dates:  Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 2016
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Room:  H109
Fee:  $59.00
Instructor:  James Protsman