Courses

Learning or improving wheel-throwing techniques will be the emphasis of this course and all experience levels are welcome. Cylinders, bowls, cups, lidded jars, pouring vessels, and more will be explored. Decorating, glazing, and firing techniques will be introduced in addition to wheel-throwing demonstrations.

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This class will focus on making various pottery forms intended to be fired in the wood and soda kilns. Participants will learn to how to glaze and prepare pottery for these firings, as well as learn how to load and fire the kilns. The course will consist of demonstrations and open studio work time for participants.


May 21, 2020 to June 25, 2020, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 114
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.


May 20, 2020 to June 17, 2020, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 204
This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting outside. This class will teach you techniques used by professional photographers.


April 1, 2020 to May 6, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G43
Announcing for television and radio ads or narrating films and videos can be a lucrative career. Voice over has become a work-from-home job for many everyday people. This class will examine opportunities in the industry of voice-overs and discuss what it takes to become successful.


April 13-27, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G43
Looking for a new challenge? Learn the exciting game of Bridge, or, if you already play, come and improve your bidding, play and defense skills. Bridge stimulates the mind and provides a chance to meet new people. Whether you know a little about the game or are a total beginner, this class is for you.  

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Sharpen your Bridge skills and learn new concepts in bidding, declarer play and defense to improve your game. Master important conventions and strategies for better suit and no-trump bidding, competitive bidding, use of takeout doubles, preemptive bids, slam bidding and more. Each session will also focus on specific ways to improve your play of the hand and defense. All classes except the first will include at least an hour of supervised play using pre-dealt hands.

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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 our urban gardens to create functional ecosystems.

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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.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G40
The bird is the word this spring. Who are our native birds? What do they eat? What steps can we take to invite them into our garden spaces? This workshop will offer an overview of Indiana bird life and provide you with tips and techniques to expand your bird-friendly habitat.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G40
An inclusive introduction to beer through tasting and discussion. Learn about the brewing process, ingredients, tasting techniques, and beer styles-with historical background, modern context, and beer samples throughout.


May 6-20, 2020, Hop River Brewing Company
From the vineyard to your glass, this class delivers a complete introduction to wine. Discussions include tasting techniques, wine making practices, varietals, and regions. Each class includes wine tastings and chef selected food samples as you learn to look beyond the label when choosing your next wine.


May 12-26, 2020, Copper Spoon
Gain an understanding and appreciation for wines from the Western
Hemisphere as we take a closer look at varieties from regions in the
U.S., Argentina, Chile, and Canada. 


June 9-23, 2020, Copper Spoon
Prerequisite: Must have taken Italian Language and Culture for Travelers: Beginning II or show proof of having taken an advanced Italian class. This course will focus on listening more attentively, speaking more confidently and communicating more clearly in Italian, improving all aspects of oral communication. Students will work on pronunciation, vocabulary and idioms to further develop their conversational skills. They will also receive individualized feedback on grammar and pronunciation.


March 11, 2020 to May 13, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G44
Are you preparing for a trip to France, the world's top tourist destination, or another of the 56 countries in the French-speaking world? Seize this opportunity to develop your skills in language and culture. This class will familiarize you with spoken French and tourism-related information. Practical conversation skills for airports, hotels, restaurants, and landmarks will be introduced. You will also learn important historical and cultural details, which will be tailored based on your intended travel destinations.

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This class will focus on the new beginning learner to the Japanese language and culture. Classes will include reading and writing Hiragana/Katakana letters, mastering simple useful phrases and learning about Japanese culture.


April 4, 2020 to June 27, 2020, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
The Beginner I course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Lessons will be organized around natural conversational topics, leading students from fundamental aspects of grammar to readings in simple texts along with basic writing.


April 4, 2020 to June 27, 2020, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
Prerequisite: Must have completed Basic Japanese Beginner I. Must have studied the Japanese language more than one year. This class is designed to be completed in one year September through June. A focus of this course will be to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to be able to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.


April 4, 2020 to June 27, 2020, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com.


February 1, 2020 to April 25, 2020, Neff Hall Rm 133, 135, 139, 149
This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com


February 1, 2020 to April 25, 2020, Neff Hall Rm 133, 135, 139, 149
Basic Life Support is designed to teach the skills of CPR, including the use of an AED. AHA First Aid teaches skills that can be performed with minimal equipment until medical personnel arrive.


Monday, March 16, 2020, Walb Student Union Rm 114 - Enter from Crescent Ave.Look for Parking Garage 2 (P2). Walb Student Union is attached to P2.
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, April 13, 2020, Walb Student Union Rm 114 - Enter from Crescent Ave.Look for Parking Garage 2 (P2). Walb Student Union is attached to P2.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that can help save a life from suicide. People training in this technique learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to defuse the situation. Save the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor by taking this training.

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Learn the fundamental features of Photoshop® CC 2019 that will allow you to explore layout and design tools to help you create exciting and dynamic images.


April 7-28, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm 116
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.


March 25, 2020 to April 29, 2020, Neff Hall Rm B39
Presenting in front of an audience is one of the best ways to earn respect and share your ideas. However, many professionals either fear public speaking or lack the skills to present effectively. This two-session course is designed to help you overcome each of these challenges.


April 8-22, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G40
Prerequisite: Basic Japanese: Beginner II or equivalent knowledge. The focus of this course will be to further advance students' knowledge of advanced vocabulary and grammar. Practice of applied usages of grammar learned in Beginner I and II will give students mastery of basic communication in Japanese.


January 4, 2020 to March 21, 2020, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
April 4, 2020 to June 27, 2020, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
In this course, you'll be exposed to in-depth lessons about all things related to Bourbon Whiskey. In each session, learn about various Bourbons and sample specialized tastings of select brands.

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Gain an understanding and appreciation for all things "Old World" as we take a closer look at the wines and regions from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Portugal.

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Attend this comprehensive class on olive oil by The Olive Twist, retail olive oil store owner, Lori Berndt. The focus of this class is to educate consumers and food lovers on the nuances of quality olive oil. Learn about the different kinds of olive oils and how to select healthy and flavorful extra virgin olive oils for you and your family.

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With minimal equipment and a little know-how anyone can make high quality recordings from the comfort of their own home. This no-nonsense, practical approach will walk you through the entire process from choosing the right equipment to mastering for iTunes, Tidal, and Spotify.

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Thinking of traveling to a German speaking country in the near future? This course will concentrate on essential vocabulary and skills needed for travel in those countries. The course is taught using a variety of methods to enhance learning and understanding.

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Prerequisite: German for Travelers or basic knowledge of German is recommended. This course will focus on expanding essential vocabulary and phrases used for traveling in German speaking countries.

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Classroom activities and conversations will have you communicating comfortably in French in no time. You will learn about the history and culture of French-speaking peoples and interact directly with native speakers.

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This introduction to the Italian language and culture is great for travelers interested in learning practical communication skills and grammar.

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Prerequisite: Italian Language and Culture for Travelers: Beginning I. This course will focus on the use of language by introducing new topics of grammar and by encouraging students to learn vocabulary and build sentences. In addition, cultural components will be discussed while practicing conversation and reading skills.

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This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting further. Hands-on photo instruction will be coupled with classroom sessions, in-field location shoots, and image critiques. This course is designed for digital SLR cameras. Mirrorless digital cameras are acceptable. Prerequisite: Digital Nature Photography: Basic Techniques or equivalent knowledge.

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Learn the criteria that make photographs tell a story and become more attractive to the viewer. Gain an understanding of how to use the digital camera to capture the images you want. You also will learn how to upload images to a computer, enhance images digitally, and share them as prints and via the Internet. Students must bring a digital SLR camera to class.

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If you have taken one of our basic digital photography courses, or have basic knowledge using a digital camera, this class will help take your skills to the next level. This course will cover advanced topics in photography, including lenses, cameras, lighting 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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