Wichita State Univeristy Community Education Classes 

Check out our selection of Community Education courses. These classes are open to everyone in the community, and they do not count for college credit.  If you have questions about a course or trouble registering please call our office at 316-978-3731.

NEW THIS SEMESTER! ONLINE CLASSES!
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have taken steps to ensure public safety and your comfort in these classes. As such, we are delighted to offer several ONLINE Community Education classes in addition to our in-person classes. These classes will meet using Zoom during the scheduled dates and times. Instructions detailing how to access and use Zoom will be emailed to students prior to the first class. 

Check out our additional online classes at www.ed2go.com/wsu.

COVID-19 NOTICE
During these unprecedented times, we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our guests. For this reason, Wichita State University has taken the following actions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at the Metropolitan Complex: 
          -Class capacity will be limited based on state of Kansas and Sedgwick County guidance at the time of the first class meeting.

          -All visitors to Wichita State University and the Metropolitan Complex are expected to wear face coverings at all times. 
          -Guests are expected to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. 
          -All classroom spaces, common areas and public spaces will be disinfected on a frequent basis. 
          -There will be hand sanitizing units at each main entrance to the facility.

LOCATION KEY: 
HMC • Hughes Metropolitan Complex • 5015 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, KS 67220
PH • Pourhouse • 711 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS  67202
RCR •  Reverie Coffee Roasters • 2206 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214
WEST • WSU West Campus • 3801 N. Walker Ave, Maize, KS 67101
MAIN • WSU Main Campus • 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260

Class Cancellation Policy: We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.
Trip Cancellation Policy: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.
COVID NOTICE: COVID-19 is a complex, challenging, and fluid situation which continues to evolve rapidly. All information on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by University leadership in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.

 

Courses

This course is designed for photographers with basic to intermediate level photography skills. Students will learn to shoot and then creatively finalize images.  Topics to be covered include camera functions, basic color correcting, cropping, retouching and finalizing images using some advanced techniques with layering. Students will have the opportunity to shoot on location and apply techniques learned in class to create amazing and one-of-a-kind works of art.   

Instructor:
Brian Duram, Duram Photography

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


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Participants will be introduced to the basic receptive and expressive skills of ASL, including signs, conversation strategies, facial expression, and much more! We will reinforce what is learned through fun interactive activities, as well as explore and gain knowledge about the history of Deaf Culture and ASL.

Instructor:
Kimberly Smith, Staff Interpreter, Wichita State University

Text is included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy:

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


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Recent years have seen an international resurgence of interest in the fabulous three-decade history of silent films. In this class, we will revisit that history as it played out in the United States, from the earliest experiments with moving images in the 1890s to the dazzling visual riches of the "high silent" period of the 1920s. Each week we'll see one or more films from that golden era, featuring the great silent comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, major movie stars such as Mary Pickford, and the directorial wizardry of John Ford and King Vidor, as well as delving into the story behind the scenes. For those already familiar with the silent era, or for those just discovering it for the first time, this will be both a fascinating slice of history and a memorable cinematic banquet.

Instructor:
J.B. Kaufman, Film Historian & Author
 
Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Do you love jewelry and wearing bracelets? Would you like to learn how to make your own? If so, this class is perfect for you! Join us for some creativity and culturally inspired art making. We will learn about African and Indian traditions through handmade wearable art/jewelry inspired by the Maasai tribe beading tradition (from central and Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania) and Indian paper mache with colorful combinations. You will get to choose your own color combinations and adornments and learn how to make paper beads for future projects. This will be a make and take experience. At the end of class you will take home your own handcrafted bracelet! No prior experience required. Cost includes supplies.

Instructor:
Marie Taylor, Valley Center Art Teacher, OatK12 Teachers Art Facebook Group Administrator and Power to the Girls Online Workshop Instructor

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Bangles and Beads Thursday, April 15, 2021, WSU South Campus
During this two-hour class, you will learn all the basics of dip-pen/pointed-pen calligraphy and letter forms of the traditional and modern-day calligraphy. Students will get a solid introduction into using their calligraphy tools, setting up their workspace and supplies, forming basic strokes of all the upper and lowercase letter forms, and how to develop good writing habits. Emilee, a calligrapher and artist for 12 years, has taught hundreds of students around the Wichita-area this
beautiful returning art form! Cost includes supplies.

Instructor:
Emilee Stucky, Emilime Designs

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Interested in landscaping but don't know where to begin? Whether you want flowerbeds for home gardens, lawns for family fun, fruits and veggies for quality food, walkways, or fences for home improvement, learning about landscaping can be a delight in many areas of your home life. This class will help you with finding resources, basic landscaping skills, and construction, as well as
landscaping terminology through a mixture of study and hands on experiences.

Instructor:
Charolett Knapic, Owner Echo Landscapes and Beautiful Day Cafe 

Cancellation Policy
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.


Click Here to Register for Basic Landscaping March 6-27, 2021, Beautiful Day Cafe
Beekeeping is a satisfying hobby that has many potential outcomes. Class study will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the structure of a bee hive. To become a successful beekeeper, one must know the essential tools of operation and understand the correct terminology that applies to the hive structure, the bees and the beekeeper himself. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of the honeybee to our lifestyles and survival as well as gain an appreciation of this insect's work ethic and team work used for their colony to survive

Instructor:
Jim & Sharon Rowan, Rowan's Honey Shop

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Are you ready to play bridge? We will have you playing this fascinating and captivating card game right away. Novice players will be introduced to the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules. These guidelines will allow the students to play socially or in duplicate bridge games. Different online applications will be used to allow the students to sort and play with the cards and play the bridge hands even though we will be online instead of face-to-face in the classroom. Cost includes text.

Instructor:
Mary Beck, Instructor of Bridge

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.



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Begin to strengthen, balance and align your mind, body and soul through the practice of meditation. This class will combine gentle movement, discussion and guided and silent practices to begin to work to deepen each student's personal experience. Students will learn various meditation techniques including breath work, mantra repetition and visualization, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote emotional and physical health, benefit memory capacity and brain management, and even inspire kindness and compassion. 

Instructor:
Kayla Ragan, Meditation Teacher

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.




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In this 2-day class we will make and discuss classic Buttermilk Biscuits, Cheddar Dill Biscuits, Raspberry Almond Scones, and Strawberry Shortcake. Chef Hannah will answer questions and will share how to get fluffy delicious biscuits every time!

Instructor:
Hannah Pease, Chef, Little Batch Company

Cancellation Policy: We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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