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.


September 27-29, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
October 18-20, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
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.


August 16, 2021 to December 13, 2021, Founders Hall Room 2409
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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If you already have knowledge of the beautiful Italian language, this course is designed for you. This class will review grammar and syntax in conjunction with readings in Italian.


September 15, 2021 to November 17, 2021, Caseyville Public Library
Learn Italian in this beginning course that explores the fun and enjoyment of the language and culture.


September 15, 2021 to November 17, 2021, Caseyville Public Library
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 13, 2021 to October 18, 2021, Online
You will learn how to create and bake breads from around the world, including Brioche, Challah, Mediterraneanand many more! Artisan Breads I and II must be taken before participating in Breads of the World.


August 2-4, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
August 9-11, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
October 25-27, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
November 8-10, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
Looking for a graphic design team in your pocket? Join us for a detailed, hands on, how-to class on Canva. You will learn about the cloud-based design program via your desktop and mobile phone application.


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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!


September 13, 2021 to October 18, 2021, Online
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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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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Welcome to your newly designed German Language Workshop. You will be working in small groups with other students to answer some questions you may have always had. Different aspects of grammar and conversational skills will be discussed and explored.


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


November 3, 2021 to December 8, 2021, 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.


August 18, 2021 to December 15, 2021, Founders Hall Room 2409
This course is designed for those who have had at least a few years of piano lessons. You will learn new skills, review some basics and play aloud in class. You will be able to bring your own pieces to play weekly, as well.


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


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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 9, 2021 to November 4, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
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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This is a five-week series exploring what mindfulness is and how to develop a sustainable meditation practice that will help you work with your every-day experiences with curiosity, humor and friendliness.


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Learn the foundations of metalsmithing and jewelry making in SIUE's state-of the art dedicated metalsmithing studio. This six-week course will introduce you to manipulating metals like copper and brass through sawing, forming, surface design, and cold and hot connections.


August 11, 2021 to September 8, 2021, Art & Design East Room 1209
In order to create a kinder world, you have to first start by extending kindness to yourself. In this 5-week course, you explore how to work with life's ups and downs to create an enduring sense of calm and peace.


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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.


September 23, 2021 to October 21, 2021, Sunset Hills Country Club
You will learn the fundamentals of music theory and will be playing and applying those skills. Notes, rhythms, tempos and more will be taught. This is a great class if you've never touched a piano or if you played at one time and want a refresher course!


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A home is the largest asset most people ever own. In this series of courses, you can learn how to buy, sell and invest like a professional!


September 13-20, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
September 28, 2021 to October 5, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
October 12-26, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
Celebrating its 51st anniversary, the Stonewall Riots in 1969 were a defining moment in the history of gay liberation politics. Although not he first act of gender based defiance, it was the fuse that ignited the fight for personal and emotional freedom for millions of gay Americans.


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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.


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Video editing can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Learn how to edit video from your iPhone using free editing tools right at your fingertips. From those personal photos you have and want to make a slideshow to making a video for Facebook about your business, you will learn trimming, merging clips together, increasing or decreasing speed, adding music, and more.


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Join us and develop your beginner skills and techniques of playing classical guitar for students with no previous classical guitar playing experience.


August 19, 2021 to December 16, 2021, Founders Hall Room 2409
Learn how to develop skills and techniques for playing jazz and blues guitar. No previous playing experience needed.


August 19, 2021 to December 16, 2021, Founders Hall Room 2409
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this watercolor of a forest on the moon painting. Intermediate class, but still great for beginners. You will learn simple watercolor techniques and gain an understanding of watercolor and its properties.


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Join Ms. Jennifer in this three-week class to learn the basics of Tiffany Style Stained glass while creating this stunning 10-piece honeycomb piece. You will leave the class with a finished stained glass piece, ready for hanging in your favorite window.


August 12-26, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals.


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Often we hear bias, privilege, power, and oppression and take for granted that everyone knows, understands, and is using these words in the same way. If you have ever wanted a little clarification or want to discuss what these mean to you, this will be the forum for you.


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Watercolorist, Lana Cease, known for her paintings of beautiful glass surfaces (marbles in particular). In this class, she shares her favorite techniques & tips for how to paint glass and hard reflective surfaces that shimmer and refract the light.


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If you are interested in knowing how to be more conscious of the ways you may unintentionally harm the feelings and experiences of other people, come learn more. We will discuss how microaggressions manifest in day-to-day actions and behaviors, how we can be more conscious of how positive intentions may have negative impacts on others, and we will discuss how having this knowledge can be applied in your workplace and personal life.


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You don't have to be a CPA to manage your finances and build wealth within the resources that you have. Learn about budgeting, building an emergency savings, paying down debt, saving for retirement and get a crash course in building wealth through investments to help you take control of your finances and build a better future for you and your family.


Saturday, September 18, 2021, Online
Learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential and how to take successful photographs of nature, people, buildings, and whatever else you can imagine. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lighting, composition, texture, and learn about photographers past and present.


August 25, 2021 to October 13, 2021, Online
Do you ever wish you could take beautiful photographs like your friends? Or like what you see on social media? This course will help you learn the basic functions of your camera to create high quality images.


October 6, 2021 to November 3, 2021, Art and Design East 2218
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this abstract painting with your regular household spackle. Great for beginners. You will learn simple acrylic techniques and gain an understanding of abstract design.


Thursday, September 23, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this seasonal watercolor painting for cards. You will learn simple watercolor, masking, and gain an understanding of watercolor and its properties.


Friday, December 10, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
It's the holidays and what's the holidays without cookies? Learn new and easy cookie recipes that will become your new holiday favorites! In this class we will bake soft Italian amaretti cookies, chocolate chip cheesecake cookie bars, shortbread and tea cookies, hot cocoa cookies and a quick and easy chocolate sandwich cookie!


Thursday, December 9, 2021, Online
Learn basic Japanese for everyday situations in this returning offering. Explore the beauty of the Japanese culture as you immerse yourself in language and culture in every session.


October 14, 2021 to November 11, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
Learn the basics of gardening, such as building healthy soil, water conservation, seed selection, starting seeds, composting, vermicomposting, sheet mulching, building beds, maintenance techniques, weed suppression, choosing the right plants, food forests and elements of design. Make the most of your yard through edible landscaping.


September 8, 2021 to November 17, 2021, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
It's a Rye Lover's Dream. We'll hit on 6 vastly different German Breads while also making Rolls. You will be able to take all recipes and finished products (20- 30 loaves of bread) home. All ingredients will be provided for the baking process.


November 29, 2021 to December 1, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
Everyone enjoys a beautiful holiday brunch during the holidays! Whether you are entertaining at home or taking a dish to family and friends, delicious brunch recipe ideas during the holidays are the perfect holiday gift!


Saturday, November 13, 2021, Online
Expand your skills in metalsmithing and jewelry making in a state-of-the-art dedicated metalsmithing studio at SIUE. This five-week course will allow you to further develop your skills in piercing, forming, fabrication, and surface design as well as introduce you to new techniques like enameling and etching.


August 12, 2021 to September 9, 2021, Art & Design East Room 1209
A simple look at classic Italian Bread Recipes. Such as Focaccia, Ciabatta, Fougasse as well as a couple pizza dough recipes. You will be able to take all recipes and finished products (20- 30 loaves of bread) home. All ingredients will be provided for the baking process.


November 15-17, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create a ceramic pumpkin. You will learn simple handbuilding/slab-building techniques, simple glaze techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties.


Friday, October 8, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to hand-build a ceramic platter and explore applying different textures and designs using slip. You will learn simple hand-building techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, how to apply slip to create a textured surface, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties.


Friday, November 5, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to hand-build ceramic Christmas tree luminaries. You will learn simple hand-building techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties.


Friday, December 3, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Join us for this 5-week series where we will learn more about our self-perception and emotional intelligence. We will learn about our conscious and unconscious biases along with ways to reduce them.


September 21, 2021 to October 19, 2021, Online
Explore the history of the slave trade in downtown St. Louis and efforts to both erase and remember this past in a riveting discussion that travels through time.


Thursday, September 23, 2021, Glen Carbon Centennial Library
Health professionals work with many different people, and communication is key. This course will introduce you to the basic vocabulary, grammar and idiomatic expressions needed to communicate in Spanish in a health professional context.


September 13, 2021 to October 18, 2021, Online
You will learn the basics of the Tiffany Style copper foil stained glass technique. You will get to choose from a simple 3-piece stained glass sun catcher pattern. (You may bring in your own, and we can try to use it!)


Saturday, September 25, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, October 16, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, November 13, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, December 11, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
How is it that we are no longer young? It happened so suddenly. Now what? The focus of our sessions will be on the mental, spiritual and emotional sides of aging.


September 7-28, 2021, SIUE Main Campus
Join us as we explore a critical and historical view of the religious, sociological, philosophical and scientific realities that both hold us together and tear us apart. We will explore how they relate to notions of group, self, higher-power thinking and third-party perception.


September 7, 2021 to October 12, 2021, Online