Courses

This course will build on the knowledge learned in Artisan Breads I. The focus will be on sourdough breads and the functions of bread making. Artisan Breads I is required before participating in Artisan Breads II. You will be able to take all recipes and finished products (20-30 loaves of bread) home.


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This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience with the Japanese language. You will learn basic introductions, greetings and language used to describe common items and experiences including language useful for tourists visiting Japan.


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Think drawing is a gift that must come naturally? Drawing is a skill that can be developed with practice. You will learn how to draw with proper techniques, discovering how to represent what you see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space and value.


July 23, 2020 to August 27, 2020, Online
October 15, 2020 to November 19, 2020, Online
Let's keep moving. We will continue to build on the foundations covered in earlier Beginning German courses.


September 15, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Glen Carbon Centennial Library
Have you never played guitar before, but have always wanted to learn? Then we have the course for you! This class is designed to help you develop the basic skills and techniques needed to play the guitar. No previous playing experience is needed.


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Learn Italian in this beginning course that explores the fun and enjoyment of the language and culture.


September 30, 2020 to December 9, 2020
Do you want to learn the Spanish language? Beginning Spanish is the perfect place to start, as you will be introduced to the language, even if you have little to no knowledge of it!


September 1-29, 2020, Online
For many gamemasters and fantasy writers, creating a language is crucial to their worlds. Through this course, you will learn the linguistic necessities for creating a language, including sounds, words, written language/scripts, etc. A textbook will be provided.


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In this two-part course with instructor, Emily Paul of Blackbird Bakery, you will learn how to make royal icing, mix colors, fill cookies using basic colors and wet-on-wet designs, and add additional decorations, including flowers and lace.


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Miss Ruthie will teach students how to create a ceramic cheese platter with beautiful wildflower impressions. This is a great project for the plant obsessed! Students will learn simple slab-building techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties.


Friday, September 11, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach students how to create an acrylic painting. Students will learn simple acrylic techniques andgain an understanding of craft acrylic paint and its properties.


Friday, October 30, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
In this one shot class friends will learn how to make their very own screens for printing. You will learn how to make your own silk screening set-up that can run right off your kitchen table made from everyday common materials. You will learn how to stretch a screen, transfer an image, and make a print from start to finish.


Saturday, October 17, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
Learn the basics of building live edge slab furniture and wood finishing by building your own coffee table or bench. No experience necessary. Wood slabs will be selected in the first class, taken home and returned each week to make progress.


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The way a piece of art is framed can make or break it. This class will help you understand the intricacies behind decision making in framing and how to make it happen. Topics covered will include mat cutting, fabric and canvas stretching, shadow box layout, and object mounting.


October 11-25, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
Tracing family history is a fascinating journey. Learn about the genealogy research process and the way to interpret information through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. Develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results and share information with others. Make your family history come alive!


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Our cultural background suggests what we eat, how we celebrate holidays and when we go to bed and rise in the mornings. Our parents' cultures tell us what a family is. In this course, we will note questions for interviewing an elderly or helpful relative and hear about Irish land records. We will access ancestry.com library edition to follow both your family and an African-American in the U.S. Census.


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You will learn easy and accessible yoga poses that focus on reducing stress in the body and mind. With simple instruction and guided breathwork it is accessible to all levels of experience and abilities.


June 2, 2020 to August 4, 2020, Online
September 1, 2020 to December 8, 2020, Online
Thinking about traveling to Germany? Join us as we learn how to get the most out of our time in Germany.


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For those with some drawing experience, you will refine and expand your drawing and observation skills.


July 23, 2020 to August 27, 2020, Online
October 15, 2020 to November 19, 2020, Online
Pick up where the beginner's course left off and expand on your basic techniques. Learn skills beyond the basic and techniques of playing guitar that will further enrich your basic guitar playing. Basic guitar playing experience needed.


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Do you know some Spanish, but want to further your learning? Look no further than Intermediate Spanish!


October 5-26, 2020, Online
This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL) and its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Participants will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure.


September 10, 2020 to October 29, 2020, Online
This course will cover the basics of bee keeping. Topics will include basic honey bee biology, how to start a colony, techniques for inspecting a colony, recognizing colony pests and diseases, and obtaining products from colonies. This course will conclude with a student-led inspection of a colony.


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You will use a hoop and embroidery floss to learn classic stitches which will be incorporated into creating a unique sachet filled with lavender flowers. All materials and instruction are included in this 6 week class.


September 10, 2020 to October 15, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
This 6-week class is a basic introduction in learning to knit and how to read a pattern. Students will complete two projects to use their new skills. You will need a pair of size 8 straight needles (10" or 14") and worsted weight yarn. Feel free to use our extra yarn.


October 29, 2020 to December 3, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
Learn how to create your own custom jewelry pieces using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Students will explore sawing, filing, torch soldering, hammering and texture in a state-of-the-art dedicated metalsmithing studio.


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Join Ms. Karen and learn the basics of photography. Kiddos will learn skills like how to properly hold their camera and how to look at things creatively.


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Come and learn how to make soap with Share the Soap! We'll be using already saponified soap base (sulfate-free) to make our soaps so that this is a safe project for kids ages 6 years old and up. You will get to design and take home your own 4 oz soap.


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While designing and making your own soap in class (or follow one of my designs to make your soap in class if you prefer) you'll be learning: The basics of making goat milk soap using the heat transfer/cold-process method, how to safely handle lye, how to use natural colorants and micas; and how to use essential oils and plant fragrances to scent soap.


Saturday, October 10, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
Freelance makeup artists Ruthie and Mallory Kahl will teach you the basic steps to achieve a modern natural makeup application. Can never quite get your eyeliner right? Want to enhance or minimize some features? Have brushes, sponges and products that you really aren't sure how to use?


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Freelance makeup artists Ruthie and Mallory Kahl will teach you how to take your makeup application to the next level and achieve a full glam look for a special occasion. Do you love doing your makeup, but can't seem to achieve that "Instagram" look you desire? Really want to try out false lashes, but haven't gotten them quite right?


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Join us to create a soft sculpture using the technique of needle felting! In this class,artist Sarah Willig will help you transform wool into a 3D object using a barbed needle.


Saturday, September 26, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
Ever wanted to learn to golf? Want to take your love of golf to the next level? Level II introduces you through technology to golf fitness, course management and the nuances of the game. Great refresher for the recreational player or a must for new golfers. Join us to learn the game in a mixed group setting.


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Miss Ruthie will teach students hand-building and sculpting basics, clay tools and properties to create this adorable, functional lidded ceramic pot. Inspired by trendy home decor pieces from pricey retailers.


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You will be creating your favorite creatures from the Pokemo? video game series using Perler beads. You will learn bead placement tips, ironing techniques, and resources to create your own patterns. You will be able to select your favorite Pokemo? when you sign up. A pattern of that Pokemo? will be provided to you.


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A home is the largest asset most people ever own. In this series of courses, you can learn about your property taxes, how to get out of that lease and into a home of your own, improvements that can raise the value of your home and how to keep up with all of your home maintenance!


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You will learn the art of deep relaxation through breath work, restorative yoga poses, and props to ensure optimal comfort. It is accessible to all levels of experience and abilities, offering many benefits such as the reduction in blood pressure and risk of stroke and heart attack.


June 5, 2020 to August 7, 2020, Online
September 4, 2020 to December 11, 2020, Online
Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori or indigo tie-dye. First students will learn how to prepare a vat of indigo. Students will experience techniques for tying and dipping yourfabric. Each participant will get to create 3 dyeing technique samples of loose fabric.


Saturday, July 25, 2020, Macoupin Art Collective
Hand stitch your own wildflower garden with beautiful silk ribbon! With the guidance of artist Ana Sumner, you'll create a 4" x 6" design, prepare the fabric, stitch and manipulate silk ribbon, and embellish with beads to create a one-of-a-kind garden.


Saturday, October 17, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
You have worked and paid into Social Security from the time you got your first job to the end of your working days. Join us to get answers and take the confusion out of retirement, survivors, disability and Medicare benefits.


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Create a masterpiece with stained glass expert Lynn Utell! In this one-day workshop, you will create your own design, cut the glass, and use soldering to fuse the pieces together for a one-of-a-kind art piece you'll treasure for a lifetime.


Sunday, September 13, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
A special course for the sisterhood. In our youth-crazed culture, accumulating birthdays can bring anxiety - especially for women. In this 4-week course, we will learn practices, ideas and insights from great thinkers and each other. The "September" of our lives can be rich and rewarding.


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We know we are mortal, but most of us only consider our mortality in theory. Few make plans beyond a will. In our death-avoidant American culture, we rarely consider the value of discussing and documenting our wishes if crisis has robbed us or a family member of communication. Others or we are left to guess.


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Repurpose old paintings or paper that has already been painted on into a new masterpiece! In this class, artist Linda Rawson will help you strategically tear and place pieces of old artworks to create something new and wonderful.


November 8-15, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
This course introduces the basic brush work and tools used in traditional Chinese calligraphy. You will learn andpractice the basic skills used in writing the standard or regular script in traditional Chinese calligraphy.


September 10, 2020 to October 15, 2020, Online
Join artist Linda Rawson to transform an old cigar box into a precious keepsake! In this class, you'll use pieces of original paintings and other ephemera to decorate and recreate the box into something new and special, unique to you.


Sunday, December 6, 2020, Edwardsville Arts Center
You will focus on breath work and gentle, mindful movements which are fundamental to the human body. This course is accessible to all levels of experience and abilities.


June 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020, Online
September 3, 2020 to December 10, 2020, Online
Yoga for Beginners provides the fundamentals of practice for those getting started in yoga, as well as those with more experience who enjoy gentler movements. You will learn posture alignment, practice breath work through guided demonstration and reap the benefits of yoga, including improved balance, physical strength, flexibility, relaxation, increased energy and better digestion.


June 2, 2020 to August 4, 2020, Online
September 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020, Online
October 6, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online
November 10, 2020 to December 15, 2020, Online