Courses

Get started with the ukulele by learning basic chords and strum patterns at a pace designed for first-time players. This class is for those who have never played an instrument before. You'll learn the basics of chords, strum patterns, finger picking, music notation and songs.


February 24, 2020 to April 20, 2020, WDC*D123
May 4, 2020 to June 29, 2020, WDC*D123
This is an introductory course to playing guitar in a group setting, intended for students without prior knowledge of the instrument. You'll learn music notation and tablature for guitar, fingering for basic open chords, interpreting basic chord symbols, right hand strumming techniques and styles, playing simple song melodies, use of chords as accompaniment, and right hand picking technique.


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Leather and faux leather are lightweights, easy to cut to shape and come in an amazing number of colors, textures and patterns. Create three pairs of earrings to keep or to gift using leather, faux leather, leather lace and embellishments. No experience necessary. $12 material fee paid to the instructor at time of class.


Monday, April 20, 2020, WDC*D151
Monday, June 15, 2020, WDC*D151
Use leather, faux leather, wire, beads and novelty materials to create 4 bracelets - enough to fill up one arm! Each bracelet uses different techniques and materials. No experience necessary. $21 materials fee paid to the instructor at the time of class.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020, WDC*D151
Monday, June 8, 2020, WDC*D151
Make the perfect journal for collecting and storing daily memories, mementos, photos, inspiring quotes or anything that crosses your path. Learn techniques for making and embellishing an everyday journal. You'll start with creating your journal cover. You'll get to add a closure, various pages and end with embellishing the entire journal. Participants should bring scissors, wet glue (any kind of tacky glue), a glue stick and double side tape.


April 16-30, 2020, WDC*D151
It's a great tool for crafter's, but how do you use it? Are you using it to it's fullest potential? In this class, you will learn basic operation of the machine and a quick tutorial of the Cricut Design Space. Come learn how to put your Cricut to work for you!


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, WDC*D124
Learn how to weave an Easter wreath that looks like a bunny! This wreath can stay on your front door throughout the spring. Sharon Taylor will instruct you on how to weave two round wreath forms to make the bunny. You will be able to take home the bunny wreath to embellish on your own.


Thursday, March 26, 2020, WDC*D151
Create a special place to watch your feathered friends rest and dine in your backyard. You will get to pick a vintage cup and saucer. Then, you'll get to decorate a feeder to hang or display. No skills necessary for this art class. Bring your imagination. All supplies are included.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020, WDC*D151
This is an introductory course for all recreational boaters produced by America's Boating Club (the U.S. Power Squadrons - USPS) and taught by USPS certified instructors. Open to participants age 12 and over. Those under age 18 require parental signature at first class. This course meets the requirements of states and territories that have mandatory safe boating education laws and is accepted by the State of Illinois as meeting the training requirements for boat operators born after January 1, 1998 to operate a craft of 10HP or more.


April 21, 2020 to May 19, 2020, WDC*D124
In this introductory class, you'll learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success. The facilitator is a working voice actor who will take notes as you read a real script, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, WDC*D123
This workshop is a continuation of aromatherapy study and will focus on the art of selecting, balancing and blending essential oils for specific uses. We'll examine blending for home use, personal care products and custom perfumes as well as formulating therapeutic blends.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020, WDC*D123
Let Patti Shidler help you create an owl painting to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Painters will be given several Irish sayings to choose from to personalize the canvas. Painters will be given step-by-step instructions to make this their own masterpiece. Beginners are welcomed, no skills required. Supplies and a 9x12 canvas will be provided.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, WDC*D151
Let Patti Shidler help you create a red truck full of colorful flowers to welcome in spring! Painters will be given step-by-step instructions to make this their own masterpiece. Beginners are welcomed, no skills required. Supplies and a 9x12 canvas will be provided.


Monday, April 6, 2020, WDC*D151
Who isn't Red Truck obsessed these days? This painting follows that trend only in purple for Easter and with an Easter bunny and flowers. Painters will be given step-by-step instructions to make this their own masterpiece. Beginners are welcomed, no skills required. Supplies and a 9x12 canvas will be provided.


Monday, March 23, 2020, WDC*D151
This course will cover helpful tips on plant selection, proper building techniques, picking the right container with tricks for planting, maintaining and displaying within your home or office.


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In this workshop, you'll learn about the best herbs for teas and how to grow them on your own.


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Make a 14 inch burlap wreath in this two-hour class. You will be able to choose from some interchangeable decorations to make this the perfect year-round decoration. No skill necessary for this class. Bring your imagination. Supplies are included.


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Air plants are some of the easiest plants to grow. They use their roots to anchor themselves to an object that allows them to grow in a variety of locations. Come create an air plant arrangement to decorate your home or office!


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Let Patti Shidler help you create a Valentine's Day gnome painting full of hugs and kisses to share with your sweet loved one(s). Painters will be given step-by-step instructions to make this cute gnome to take home that night. Beginners are welcomed, no skills required. Supplies and a 9x12 canvas will be provided.


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Learn the fundamentals of camera operation, photographic composition, exposure techniques, depth of field and how to compose photos using natural and artificial lighting. Several photo techniques will be discussed and participants will practice shooting photos during class.


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