Courses

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.


May 25, 2023 to June 15, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm 205B
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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In this course, students will learn techniques and ideas that will enable them to grow as creative photographers and visual storytellers. Prerequisite: Students should have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals before taking this course.


April 27, 2023 to May 25, 2023, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 211
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.


March 16, 2023 to April 20, 2023, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 209
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.


March 15-29, 2023, Wholesome Roots Cooking
June 1-15, 2023, Wholesome Roots Cooking
This class will focus on making a variety of functional bowls intended to be used for serving and eating food. Participants will learn to throw, trim, decorate and glaze the pottery made during the class and have the chance to practice what they learn.

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Learning to decorate pottery in new and innovative ways will be the focus of this class. Decorating techniques such as stamping, texturizing, piercing, and others will be demonstrated. Participants will have an opportunity to make pottery forms, try out new decorating techniques, and glaze fire their work to completion.


March 14, 2023 to April 18, 2023, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 114
This class will focus on making basket and cauldron pottery forms on the wheel. Learn to make unique handles and feet and use other hand-building techniques to finish wares.


April 25, 2023 to May 30, 2023, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 114
In still life drawing, the artist uses a still object as their subject matter. Students will start by drawing simple objects and then move on to slightly more complicated ones. Students will learn the basics of sighting and measuring with a pencil, perspective, and how to use shadowing to assist in accurately translating what they see to their drawing on the page.


April 19, 2023 to May 19, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
This class will cover the basics of stage acting, giving new actors the tools to feel confident performing in front of an audience.


May 2, 2023 to June 6, 2023, Kettler Hall Studio Theatre G32
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.


March 13-27, 2023, Online Course
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.


April 10-24, 2023, Online Course
Home-grown food costs less, is healthier, tastes better and is conveniently closer to home. This session will provide an overview of how you can organically cultivate many commonly grown foods. We will dive into seed starting, irrigation, garden placement and planning, and more.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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 29, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
In this introductory course, students will learn how to sign basic phrases and sentences. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, colors, numbers, locations, activity words and so much more. By the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of the world of Deaf culture and be able to communicate effectively using sign language.


February 15, 2023 to March 22, 2023, Online Course
In this next-level course, students will continue to build phrases and sentences with the vocabulary acquired during American Sign Language: Beginning I, as well as some new vocabulary. Students will practice phrases and sentences by recording their own signing and uploading their videos for review. Students will also continue to explore the world of Deaf culture.


March 15, 2023 to April 19, 2023, 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.


February 23, 2023 to April 11, 2023, 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.


February 28, 2023 to March 7, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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.


May 3-10, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
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, 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, April 1, 2023, Online Course
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, February 13, 2023, Walb Student Union Rm 114 (Enter from Crescent Ave. Look for Parking Garage 2 [P2]. Walb Student Union is attached to P2.)
Monday, April 10, 2023, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Research shows that cultivating self-compassion can help with stress, depression and anxiety, and it can enhance well-being and resilience. And it isn't hard to do. In this course, we'll explore what self-compassion is, and how it does or does not show up in your life.

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