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This introductory class offers a unique experience and nontraditional look at one of the oldest painting techniques, watercolor. Experiment with materials and styles, explore art and design, and examine nature and life. Come play with color and water, feed your creative side, and create your own unique work of art.


April 9, 2019 to June 4, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 123
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.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm G43
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 20, 2019, 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.  


February 18, 2019 to April 15, 2019, Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club
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 class dives into the heart of imposter syndrome, outfits you with the tools and techniques you need to fight back, and then explores how to fill your world with confident communication and powerful creativity.  


March 12-19, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 135
Launch your book project! You will learn a tested system for brainstorming the content, organizing the topics, and rapidly outlining your non-fiction book.


June 5-12, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
Is your home a source of frustration instead of peace and calm? Are the piles of stuff overwhelming you and you get sidetracked every time you try to get organized? Do you waste a lot of time looking for things? 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.


March 13-20, 2019, Modular Clinic Classroom Building Rm 106
Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? You might benefit from some new tools in your productivity toolbox. Come learn tips from Northern Indiana's only Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
The sport of soccer continues its tremendous growth in the United States and the number of players is growing faster than the supply of referees. Currently, there are over 300 high schools playing soccer in Indiana and referees are in demand. This class will teach you the rules of high school soccer and give you the opportunity to take the licensing exam. Become a soccer referee and earn extra income while getting exercise and fresh air.


February 28, 2019 to March 28, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
Basketball Referee Training School will take you through the rules book and prepare you to pass the IHSAA online exam to become a licensed basketball official. This course will include classroom instruction and on-court training to learn positioning, signals, and more. This class is a great way to stay active and earn extra money after you pass the licensing exam.


March 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 143
Searching for ways to reduce the symptoms of stress, while improving attention and well-being? Mindfulness and meditation can help transform quality-of-life for many people. This course will teach theoretical understanding and practical application of these concepts. Meditation will be taught not just as a technique, but as a way to be in life, resulting in a positive impact on wellness. There are no prerequisites for this class except an open mind.


Thursday, April 11, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
This class is designed as a follow-up to the introductory Mindfulness and Meditation class. Although people with no meditation experience are welcome, it is ideally suited for those who have an ongoing meditation practice. The class will focus on three qualities that can be cultivated during meditation and daily life: concentration, loving-kindness and equanimity. 


Thursday, June 6, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226

Store-bought grill seasoning and marinades can be full of excess salt, sugar and additives. Learn how to prepare your own grilling blends for the perfect backyard BBQ. Take home your own homemade blend to share with your family!



Wednesday, June 19, 2019, The Olive Twist

In this tea tasting workshop, learn the techniques that will help bring out the flavors in tea, such as types of teas, storage, shelf-life and the importance of water quality, temperature, and steeping time.   



Wednesday, May 8, 2019, The Olive Twist
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.


March 12-26, 2019, Copper Spoon (formerly "Wine Down Tastings and Tapas")
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.


March 13-27, 2019, 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.

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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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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. 


March 13-27, 2019, Copper Spoon (formerly "Wine Down Tastings and Tapas")
April 10-24, 2019, Copper Spoon (formerly "Wine Down Tastings and Tapas")
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.


February 6, 2019 to March 6, 2019, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. Rm 146
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.


March 6, 2019 to May 8, 2019, Liberal Arts Bldg Rm 210
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.


March 30, 2019 to June 29, 2019, Science Bldg Rm G21
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.


January 5, 2019 to March 16, 2019, Science Bldg Rm G21
April 6, 2019 to June 29, 2019, Science Bldg Rm G21
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.


January 5, 2019 to March 16, 2019, Science Bldg Rm G21
April 6, 2019 to June 29, 2019, Science Bldg Rm G21
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 2, 2019 to April 27, 2019, 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 2, 2019 to April 27, 2019, Neff Hall Rm 133, 135, 139, 149
It's never too early to start planning for your retirement. Financial planning topics will include information on building enough wealth to retire, increasing your retirement income, risk management, estate planning and exploring lifestyle options. Spouses/significant others may attend for free.


February 19, 2019 to March 12, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
May 8-29, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
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.


March 19-26, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 143
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. 


May 22, 2019 to June 19, 2019, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 214
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. 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.


February 6, 2019 to March 6, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 123
July 10, 2019 to August 7, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 131
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.


March 13, 2019 to April 20, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 123
New England's miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England's charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog.


June 14-22, 2019, Off Campus Travel
The "land of fire and ice" is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis - or northern lights. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the "Golden Circle," home to many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders.


October 18-24, 2019, Off Campus Travel
Lift your tush, get your heart rate up and tone and tighten all of the right areas with this high-energy, fun and challenging barre workout!


February 7, 2019 to May 23, 2019, Hilliard Gates Sports Ctr Studio Rm 131
June 13, 2019 to August 22, 2019, Hilliard Gates Sports Ctr Studio Rm 131
Yoga Tone is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing movements and music. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session for the perfect balance of sweat and serenity.


February 5, 2019 to May 21, 2019, Hilliard Gates Sports Ctr Studio Rm 131
June 11, 2019 to August 20, 2019, Hilliard Gates Sports Ctr Studio Rm 131
Although Yoga is physical in nature, it also benefits emotional well being. Yoga physically strengthens the muscles in the spine creating flexibility and ease in motion and is a tremendous stress reducer. This class will give those who are new to yoga a judgement-free atmosphere in which to learn. For the more advanced yoga enthusiasts, this class will give you the opportunity to explore new areas.


February 12, 2019 to March 19, 2019, Dolnick Center, Fitness Studio, Rm 135
April 16, 2019 to May 14, 2019, Dolnick Center, Fitness Studio, Rm 135
Learn the most effective techniques to defend yourself against the most common attacks on women. You will learn how to physically turn your body into a weapon through striking, ground fighting, and self-defense techniques that allow you to go home safely.

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Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer.

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For adults, college students, and high school seniors. In just two weekends, increase your effectiveness as a reader. You will be able to read two to three times faster-depending on the complexity of the reading material. Get more out of what you read, and find it more enjoyable and personally rewarding.

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Children and Adult programs available. Students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed.


June 3, 2019 to July 7, 2019, Liberal Arts Bldg Rm 35C