Courses

Learn the basics of bread-making, including the terminology, ingredient functionality, dough handling, fermentation steps, mixing and dough development, as well as the fermentation in the baking process. You will be able to take all recipes and finished products (20-30 loaves of bread) home.


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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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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.


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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.


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


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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!


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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.


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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!


July 5, 2022 to August 9, 2022, 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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Experience the benefits of early morning yoga as you stretch and strengthen your body, awaken and refresh your mind, and nourish your spirit. Our practice will focus on the synchronization of movement and breath.


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Come join us as you continue your journey through the German language and culture. Get your lingering questions about this fascinating culture answered!


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


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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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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. Participants should have had at least a few years of piano lessons.


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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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You will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure. You will also learn conversational and cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL with deaf or hearing-impaired users of the language.


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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 weekend intensive foundational class introduces you to traditional techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry making through the manipulation of copper and brass utilizing power tools and hand tools. You will learn sawing, piercing, surface manipulation, basic forming, and cold and hot fabrication methods (riveting, gas torch soldering).


August 6-7, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
Join us as we use teaching, contemplating and meditating to explore self-compassion. Everything changes. That is the nature of reality. It doesn't matter how "good" you are or how "bad" you are.


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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.


June 29, 2022 to July 27, 2022, Sunset Hills Country Club
Learn the fundamentals of music theory while 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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Restorative yoga is a powerfully gentle practice with exceptional benefits, such as the reduction of blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke or heart attack. Additionally, restorative yoga can help reset the body and relax the mind. Additionally, restorative yoga can help reset the body and relax the mind.


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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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Breathing, like movement, is so fundamental to the human experience that we rarely even think about our breath. However, mindful movements and breath work, or intentional practices of breathing and moving, can deeply increase our quality of life.


June 30, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
July 7, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
July 14, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
July 21, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
July 28, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
Thursday, August 4, 2022, 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.


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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.


June 30, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
July 7, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
July 14, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
July 21, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Online
July 28, 2022 to August 4, 2022, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
Thursday, August 4, 2022, Hybrid (Online and SIUE Main Campus)
Join us and develop your beginner skills and techniques of playing classical guitar for students with no previous classical guitar playing experience.


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Learn how to develop skills and techniques for playing jazz and blues guitar. No previous playing experience needed.


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First time at the wheel? Ever wanted to try wheel throwing? Now's your chance! Join us for a one-day, three-hour session where we'll walk you through the basics of wheel throwing. Lumpy pots and goofy bowls galore. No extended commitment necessary.


Friday, July 1, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Friday, July 8, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, July 9, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Friday, July 22, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, July 23, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, July 30, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Saturday, August 13, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
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.


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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!


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Increase your learning through Educard! Educard allows anyone over the age of 16 to sit in on regular for-credit classes at SIUE for a reduced rate. While you do not gain credit for the courses, you can gain a whole new realm of knowledge in subjects that interest you most, from accounting to zoology. Join us and see what you can learn!


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Just in time for spring showers and events, learn how to make foolproof macarons with perfect shells and delicious fillings that are quick, easy and delicious!


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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.


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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.


July 11-13, 2022, 222 Artisan Bakery
If you already have knowledge of this beautiful language, this course is designed just for you. Join us as we continue our journey through learning the Italian language and delve deeper in grammar and syntax.


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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.


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Gain a general introduction to the art of crochet from home! You will apply various techniques using a variety of hook sizes, stitch types and yarn styles. You will complete an entire project over the length of the course!


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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.


July 18-20, 2022, 222 Artisan Bakery
August 1-3, 2022, 222 Artisan Bakery
This course explores the mindfulness concepts of impermanence, luminosity and interdependence.


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Delve into jewelry making with this hands-on weekend warrior intensive. You will learn to fabricate your own statement ring or pendant from sterling silver and your choice of cabochon stone.


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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.


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SIUE's Intensive English Program (IEP) is a great resource for those who would like to strengthen their English skills! This Fall, the IEP will offer affordable classes to English language learners in pronunciation, conversation, essay writing, and written grammar.


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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.


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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!)


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If you have inherited a stamp collection, are thinking about starting a collection or are a current collector who considers themselves a novice, this course is for you! We will partake in a high-level overview and discussion for a topical collector, sharing tools of the trade, resources and various philatelic material you can use to enhance your collection.


Thursday, July 7, 2022, Online
Thursday, August 4, 2022, Online
This class will blend yoga and Pilates into a gentle flow that will lengthen and strengthen your body. Good for beginners and advanced students.


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You will develop the skills and techniques for playing American roots music (country, bluegrass, blues and folk) on the guitar. You will need to have a basic understanding of chords on the guitar to participate in this course and will need to have access to an acoustic guitar.


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Learn the fundamentals of basic cake-decorating tools and essential skills for beginners while developing your own technique for learning, applying and completing a frosted cake. You will master how to properly handle tools, fill icing bags, prepare your area for decorating, trim and layer a two-layer round cake, and decorate it.


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It's back-to-school time, so let's cook with kids! We will learn how to make homemade macaroni and cheese (without all the preservatives!), rainbow veggie rollups, easy cheesy meatball bites, s'more snack mix, and peanut butter and jelly stuffed cookies!


Saturday, August 6, 2022, Online
Create volume in your work through three-dimensional fabrication of sheet metal. You will advance your soldering and fabrication skill by creating hollow forms utilizing sheet metal that can transform into rings, pins, pendants, beads or boxes.


August 13-14, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
This summer, escape to the Greek Isles in this culinary adventure! Learn to make a variety of traditional Greek foods including salad, spanakopita, dolmades, souvlaki and baklava!


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You will develop chords and strumming techniques on the guitar. You will learn how to play basic chords, strummingpatterns and songs.


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This is an introductory class about constructing ceramic vessels out of flat slabs of clay. We typically work with soft slabs. Each session you will learn a new technique in ceramic handbuilding.


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It doesn't matter if you live in a mansion or a bungalow, getting top value out of your home can be possible through home improvements and maintenance. Jen and Jean will walk through the home improvements and maintenancethat will increase your home's value.


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Join a farmer on a classroom journey into the diverse and exciting world of composting. We will explore various container options you can build or buy; good old fashioned piles; composting using worms to speed the process up and produce a rich casting; and techniques, effort, benefits and downfalls of the different methods.


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Explore the various pests of the Midwest and their management strategies in this introductory and interactive lecture. We will be focusing on the most common insects eating your house plants, green house treasures and garden crops, along with the most sustainable solutions in terms of cost, environment and effectiveness.


Thursday, June 30, 2022, Online
In this exciting two-hour workshop, we will discuss and practice propagation techniques for a variety of indoor and outdoor plants for home, landscape and garden. Plant propagation is a process for creating new plants through strategic cutting of a mother plant.


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Learn the basics of painting with acrylic paints from the comfort of your own home. From color mixing to shading and painting what you see, we'll paint a variety of subjects so you can feel confident painting on your own!


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Continue your learning of American Sign Language in a continuation of our introduction course. In this course, you will develop basic receptive and expressive skills including fingerspelling, vocabulary, grammar, syntax and classifiers. In addition, you will continue to be introduced to aspects of American Deaf Culture.


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You will learn to develop music theory skills and techniques for the guitar. You will learn the theory of scales, harmony and melody on the guitar. You will need some previous guitar playing experience.


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This two-day workshop starts with a Friday evening lecture at the Watershed Nature Center. We'll venture outside Saturday morning for hands-on field work identifying natives and removing invasive species. We will join the Watershed's team of volunteers for their monthly Restoration Day and will work with them and on independent projects as needed.


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The application of powdered glass on metal is an ancient technique that can transform the surface and color of your work. This course will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. You will learn how to prepare metal surfaces to accept enamel, and kiln fire and torch fire techniques while sampling a variety of enamel application methods.


August 1-2, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
In this three-week series, you will learn about native plants, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into your current or future landscaping, garden or farm. We will explore native habitats and common native plants used in landscaping, as well as how native plants can be used to manage storm water, prevent erosion, encourage pollinators and more.


July 14-28, 2022, Online
A home is the largest asset most people will ever purchase. Learn the steps, timelines and financial requirements it takes to navigate through this process with ease. Jen and Jean have a combination of 36 years of experience as real estate agents and have assisted their clients in buying over 900 homes.


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Three times a week, synchronous sessions will be led by Stuart Hamilton, an instructor in the Math department atSIUE. You will be able to review your math knowledge in a friendly, student-centered environment and gain thecompetencies necessary to potentially improve your placement score and move to a more advanced math course.


July 11-29, 2022, Online
Join Ms. Ruthie and paint along with Mr. Bob! This is a fun class for all skill levels. You will be working with oil paints, brushes and turpenoid to clean your brushes.


Friday, July 15, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Learn to develop your own skills and techniques for sight-reading on the guitar. You will focus on the ability to read notes and rhythms for sheet music and on the guitar. You will need some previous guitar playing experience.


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Will you be selling your home soon? Proper preparation of your property and a good understanding of the home-selling process are essential for getting top dollar and making it to the closing table. Jean and Jen will walk you through the entire home-selling process so you know what to expect.


July 27, 2022 to August 10, 2022, New American Funding
Expand your jewelry designs by including stones, enamels or found objects into your work with cold or hot setting techniques. This course will explore methods for utilizing bezels, tabs and rivets for securing cabochons (flat backed stones), enameled work or alternative materials.


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This single-night event will have you creating your own custom stacker rings! You will learn ring forming withheavy stock sterling silver wire, soldering with a gas torch, stone setting in calibrated bezels, and exploring surfacefinishes to personalize your rings.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
You will learn the entire process of Tiffany-style stained glass, including learning all the tools needed to breakglass, grind glass, wrap glass in copper foil tape, and solder wrapped glass together. We will also use leaded wire and pliers to transform our stained-glass pieces into a mobile.


July 9-16, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
What does it mean to work as a drayer? In her book, "Harrison Trades and Professions," editor and genealogist Polly Lynn investigates the range of skilled labor performed by descendants of John Harrison the Elder of Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland.


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An ancient Chinese system of ballet-like calisthenics that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. Like isometrics, it requires no barbells, medicine balls or other equipment; no special costume; and no special place for its practice.


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Are you looking to change things up? Have you always been intrigued by the real estate industry? Real estate is a great career and REALTORŪ Jean Lewis is excited to share what she knows about getting started in real estate and building a rewarding career.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022, New American Funding
Enjoy a guided walk at the Watershed Nature Center, a park and nature preserve nestled in the heart of downtown Edwardsville. The walk will feature a tour of the three primary native habitats present and some information about native plants and animals that call the Watershed home.


Friday, July 1, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 8, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 15, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 22, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, July 29, 2022, Watershed Nature Center
Friday, August 5, 2022, Watershed Nature Center