Courses

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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


February 4, 2021 to March 11, 2021, Online
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.


January 25, 2021 to May 10, 2021, Online
Learn Italian in this beginning course that explores the fun and enjoyment of the language and culture.


January 27, 2021 to March 31, 2021
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!


March 1-29, 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.


April 5-7, 2021, 222 Artisan Bakery
April 12-14, 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.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Online
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this ceramic cactus planter. You will learn simple hand-building, paddling, and slip texture techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties. You will make one planter in class, and will decorate and glaze night of to be ready for a once-fire. You are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the class and relax while making art.


Friday, May 14, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach students how to create these ceramic pyramid hanging planters. Students will learn simple slab-building and simple slip texture techniques, how to use a variety of clay tools, and gain an understanding of clay and its properties. Each student will make two small hanging planters in class, and will decorate and glaze night of to be ready for a once-fire. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the class and relax while making art.


Friday, April 9, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this watercolor mountain-scene painting. You will learn simple watercolor, masking, and gain an understanding of watercolor and its properties. You will leave class with a moody mountain-scene painting. You are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the class and relax while making art.


Friday, January 22, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Miss Ruthie will teach you how to create this watercolor tulips painting. Great for watercolor beginners! You will learn simple watercolor techniques and gain an understanding of watercolor and its properties. You will leave class with a lovely spring collection of tulips. You are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the class and relax while making art.


Friday, April 23, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Join SIUE nutrition students and an area chef as we teach you everything from basic cooking skills to gourmet meals. You'll experience a fun, hands-on experience cooking and tasting a variety of recipes as you prepare and share a full course meal with appetizer, entrée and dessert.


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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!


March 8, 2021 to April 12, 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.


April 7, 2021 to May 12, 2021, Edwardsville Public Library
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.


February 4, 2021 to March 25, 2021, Glen Carbon Centennial Library
For those with some drawing experience, you will refine and expand your drawing and observation skills.


February 4, 2021 to March 11, 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.


January 27, 2021 to May 12, 2021, Online
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.


April 6, 2021 to May 25, 2021, Dunham Hall Room 2142
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.


February 25, 2021 to April 15, 2021, 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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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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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.


January 27, 2021 to February 24, 2021, Online
Join SIUE nutrition students and an area chef as we teach you everything from basic cooking skills to gourmet meals. You'll experience a fun, hands-on experience cooking and tasting a variety of recipes as you prepare and share a full course meal with appetizer, entrée, side dishes and a dessert.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


March 17, 2021 to April 14, 2021, Online
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.


April 29, 2021 to May 27, 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!


April 6, 2021 to May 25, 2021, Dunham Hall Room 2142
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, as well as stage your home to sell quickly and keep up on that pesky maintenance!


Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Online
February 9-16, 2021, Online
February 11-18, 2021, Online
April 6-8, 2021, Online
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.


December 4, 2020 to January 29, 2021, Online
February 5, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
February 12, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
February 19, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
February 26, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
March 5, 2021 to April 9, 2021
March 12, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
March 19, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
March 26, 2021 to April 9, 2021, Online
April 2-9, 2021, Online
Friday, April 9, 2021, Online
This course explains time-tested strategies that help you make informed retirement planning decisions. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your retirement with confidence.


This course contains no sessions
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Are you ready to purchase a home, but do not know the first steps to the mortgage loan process? Then we have the course for you. Join us as we learn about the step by step process of getting a mortgage loan to purchase a home.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Online
Join SIUE nutrition students and an area chef as we teach you everything from basic cooking skills to gourmet meals. You'll experience a fun, hands-on experience cooking and tasting a variety of recipes as you prepare and share a full course meal with appetizer, entrée and dessert.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Friday, January 29, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, January 30, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
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.


This course contains no sessions
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You will learn proper metal stamping techniques to make an individualized metal piece of jewelry. Each piece will be made of aluminum or copper. We can work on pendants or thin cuff bracelets. You can purchase another piece of jewelry for $10/item.


Saturday, January 23, 2021, Macoupin Art Collective
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.


March 5, 2021 to April 23, 2021
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.


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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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 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.


February 2, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
February 9, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
February 16, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
February 23, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
March 2, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
March 9, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
March 16, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
March 23, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
March 30, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Online
This class is for the experienced beginner who is ready for a gentle challenge. In this class, instructor Louise Hamlin-Laird will begin with a gentle warm-up, transitioning into a flow that syncs our movement with our breath, and ending with a restorative pose to relax and stretch.


February 4, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
February 11, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
February 18, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
February 25, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
March 4, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
March 11, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
March 25, 2021 to April 8, 2021, Online
April 1-8, 2021, Online
Thursday, April 8, 2021, Online
No credit? Bad credit? Do you want to change your credit score and learn more about credit reports? Take a journey with us as we learn about everything on your credit report and how to build credit.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Online