Courses

We all are compassionate people, yet we tend to exclude ourselves from our own circle of care - often being much harsher with ourselves than we are with anyone else. And that has consequences as far as our own happiness and how we affect those around us. In this course, we'll explore what self-compassion is, and how it does or does not show up in your life.


November 3-10, 2022, Online Course
This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. Learn how your passion, theme, premise, and characters help create the structure of your story. Discover how viewpoint, dialogue, pacing, and many other techniques are used to build scenes and move your story from beginning to end.


June 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, Online Course
Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? You need some new tools in your productivity toolbox! Learn tips from Northern Indiana's only Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant.

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Certified Professional Organizer Emily Fitzgerald will teach you the basic process to organize any space in your home, from the closet to the kitchen and everything in between. Come see the best organizing products on the market and learn helpful storage tips.


October 19-26, 2022, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Join Instructor and native Italian, Ilaria Piccinini, for a unique introduction to delicious Italian cuisine. In this course, students will be guided through the preparation of various traditional Italian dishes. Additionally, students will learn about Italian culture and traditions as well as cooking-related vocabulary by exploring and savoring selected regional dishes.


November 3-17, 2022, Wholesome Roots Cooking
Travel & tourism is the world's fastest growing industry, and relatively recession-proof. If you love to travel, earn income as a tour director! Learn the qualifications needed, the "Five Easy Ways To Get A Job In the Tour Industry", how to start your own tour company (with little investment), how to design excellent tours & negotiate group discounts, tour director salaries, and "101 Ways To Promote Your Tour & Make It A Success".


Saturday, March 18, 2023, Online Course
Did you know that you can earn hundreds of thousands of airline frequent flyer miles and hotel reward points without ever stepping foot on a plane or paying for a hotel and then redeem them for high-value trips? Gina will show you her easy "Beginner Strategy" then graduate you to more advanced strategies that earn you 1 million+ reward points a year. All the major reward programs will be detailed.


Saturday, November 12, 2022, Online Course
Saturday, February 25, 2023, Online Course
National speaker, Gina Henry, will show you how to afford to travel the world. We are ready to get back to our travels! When is it safe to go on a trip, where can we go, how do we stay safe, and how do we make our travel free?


Saturday, October 22, 2022, Online Course
Saturday, February 4, 2023, Online Course
Saturday, April 1, 2023, Online Course
Announcing for television, radio, and web ads, narrating films, training videos, audio books, or providing the vocalizations for a character in a video game can be a lucrative career allowing you to work from home on a flexible schedule. This class will examine opportunities in the industry of voice-overs and discuss what it takes to become successful.

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Prerequisite: Voice Over 101. This advanced class will explore concepts to take your knowledge to the next level. Learn techniques to captivate listeners, be able to sound like an authority on any subject, and learn how to analyze scripts the way professional actors do to deliver a performance that clients will happily hire for again and again. Students will read prepared scripts with the instructor, helping shape and perfect their performance.


October 24, 2022 to November 14, 2022, Online Course
Learn to mix oil paints to create the perfect colors for your art! Students will learn about paint qualities and the physiological and scientific aspects of color mixing through lectures, demonstrations, and exercises.


October 11-25, 2022, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 114 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
A successful painting needs a foundation, just as a home cannot stand up without the underlying structure to support it. Discover the six basic elements for successful oil painting and explore what makes a painting great through lectures, studio assignments, and field trips.


October 20, 2022 to December 1, 2022, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 114 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
This hands-on class will cover video production from shooting to uploading an edited video. Topics covered will include the basics of planning, shooting and editing with Adobe Premiere, options for uploading to the web and audio, lighting, and visual aesthetics.


November 30, 2022 to January 11, 2023, Studio M Media Lab - Walb Student Union, Room 220
This course will focus on making pie plates and casserole dishes just in time for the holidays! Participants will have the opportunity to make and glaze their plates and dishes as well as make other pottery forms during open lab times. Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will be included. Open to all levels.


October 19, 2022 to November 21, 2022, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 114
If you are looking for an opportunity to learn how to put a handle on a mug or improve your pottery skills, this is the class for you! The workshop will focus on wheel-throwing cups and learning various methods of handle-making.


November 30, 2022 to January 4, 2023, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 114
This class will focus on making various pottery forms intended to be fired in our NEW hybrid wood/soda kiln as well as other kilns. Participants will learn how to glaze and prepare pottery for wood/soda firings, as well as learn how to load and fire the kiln.

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Basic Life Support is designed to teach the skills of CPR, including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). Participants receive a CPR Completion Card from the American Heart Association.


Monday, October 10, 2022, Walb Student Union Rm 114 (Enter from Crescent Ave. Look for Parking Garage 2 [P2]. Walb Student Union is attached to P2.)
Learn the fundamental features of Adobe Photoshop® CC 2022 that will allow you to explore layout and design tools to help you create exciting and dynamic images.

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Learn the powerful tools of Adobe Illustrator® CC 2022, the industry standard vector drawing and illustration program. From creating line art and logos to graphic layouts and finished illustrations, this course will cover the fundamental tools needed to use this program productively.

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Learn the powerful tools of Adobe InDesign® CC 2022 used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, and books. This course will explore how to create documents for print or web, covering topics such as multi-page setup, creating paragraph and character styles, and tips and tricks to make your documents look well designed and professional.


October 26, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Kettler Hall Rm 148
Learn how to take better photos, regardless of the type of camera. Topics such as composition, lighting, and exposure will be discussed in order to gain a better understanding of photography.

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Take your photography skills to the next level! This course will cover advanced topics in photography, including lenses, cameras, lighting, portraiture, and theory. Both technical and artistic aspects of photography will be discussed and evaluated, including the concept and meaning behind the creation of images.

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Portrait photography is an excellent skill to cultivate. Whether you just want to take better photos of your family or want to build on your portrait portfolio, learn how to create exceptional portraits using poses and lighting that emphasize your subjects' character and features.

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The bird is the word! Birds are an integral part of any garden or natural space. What steps can we take to invite native birds into our outdoor spaces? Learn eco-friendly techniques to enhance your gardens and draw them into your outdoor space.

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This workshop will provide an overview of native pollinators and look at how we can provide them with food sources, lure them into our gardens and provide habitats for them in our urban garden spaces.

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This session will provide an overview of how to organically and sustainably cultivate many commonly grown foods. We'll take a deep dive into cover cropping, weed control, soil building and more.

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Dirt is cheap, good soil is priceless. Many ingredients make a healthy garden, but good soil is the most valuable ingredient. This workshop will dig deeper into our Indiana soil, offering eco-friendly tips and tricks to enhance and improve your soil for long-term growth.

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This workshop will provide a brief overview of many of the benefits of native plants and how we can incorporate them into beautiful gardens, while also creating healthy and functional ecosystems.

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This course will examine some of the most stimulating creations in human history. Join us as we come to see how artistic masterpieces from diverse societies and historical periods express a wide array of human experiences.

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This is an introductory course in music/audio recording and production, including Avid Pro Tools User Certification. Topics will include a review of the physics of sound, critical/technical listening and analysis, microphones, digital audio, Pro Tools DAW fundamentals, and basic audio signal flow. Students will be required to create music recording projects.

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