Continue to Grow with WSU's Community Education Classes!

We offer a variety of classes under several different categories that are sure to interest you! We offer classes at several locations around Wichita.  Be sure to check out our online classes as well—you can take these from the comfort of your own home! 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 316-978-6493.

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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.


Upcoming Courses


Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You'll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you'll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You'll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Class for ages 18+.

Upon registration, you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Instructor for each student will vary depending on student's availability

Click HERE to register for Intro to Voiceovers: Getting Started in Voice Acting on May 15, 2023 to July 28, 2023
We start our day at Powell Gardens, aka, the Kansas City Botanical Gardens. Established in 1988, Powell Gardens has more than 175 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows and is home to a large collection of plants located in eight themed display gardens. Summer will be in full bloom, and you will experience a variety of bold summer color along the winding brick paths. Our next stop is the National WWI Museum and Memorial. The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. Lunch will be on your own at Over There Cafe. Guests dine surrounded by World War I-themed décor featuring the flags of the Allied and Central Powers and a poppy field mural. Our final stop will be the Arabia Steamboat Museum located in the historic City-Market district of Kansas City. When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 revealed a treasure trove of well-preserved artifacts that will captivate and amaze you. To finish off our day in true Kansas City fashion, we will have dinner at Jack Stack BBQ. Today, Jack Stack Barbecue is in its 4th generation of Fiorella family ownership and has evolved into the largest wood-fired cookery in the US.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University 

This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Come join the fun and learn how to make three amazing cocktails from scratch! In this class, participants will get hands-on experience making cocktails while learning the fundamentals and history of making a good cocktail. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.
Instructor: Pat Pelkowski, Owner Shaken or Stirred.  The cost of the class is $79 per person or $119 for 2.  Please call 316-978-6493 to register for the 2 for $119 price. 

Click HERE to be registered for Cocktail Hour with Shaken or Stirred on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Pickleball is fun, social and friendly! The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. We will play outdoors on a badminton size court. Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Pickleball can be played doubles or singles and enjoyed by all ages and skill level. Instructor: Heather HarrisonCancellation Policy: A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend a 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. We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled.

Click HERE to register for Pickleball on June 13-27, 2023, Heskett Center
Join us this summer along with WSU Rowing Coach Calvin Cupp for great water activities along the Wichita Downtown River Corridor.  Our aim is to bring outdoor health and fitness activities for locals and visitors to enjoy.  Coach Cupp and his team will offer instruction and access to kayaks (single and tandem), stand up paddle boards, pedal boats and rowing craft.  Each session will consist of some land-based instruction and on the water activity.  If not able to get on the water one session, we would substitute ergometer training, biking and yard game activities.  If we miss two water sessions, we will have a make up session date TBA.  
The rate is $99 per person or $180 for 2.  For the $180 price please call 316-978-6493 to get registered. Upon conclusion of the class, each participant would be able to sign up for a season pass of their choice and receive a discount of $80. Classes will be held at River Vista Boats and Bikes, 150 N McLean, Wichita, KS. 
Instructor: Calvin Cupp, WSU Head Rowing Coach

Click HERE to register for Summer Boats and Bikes on June 13-22, 2023, River Vista
Join us for a FUN summer paint and sip class open to everyone. We will paint Hometown America with a Barn and Flowers. NO painting or art experience required and beginners are welcome! All supplies included, design will be pre-sketched on 12x16" canvas and ready for you to paint!  Space is limited, reserve your spot by signing up today. Please feel free to bring your beverage of choice. 
Instructor: Ramie Reed, The Artsy Bee Studio

Click HERE to register for The Artsy Bee painting class on Saturday, July 15, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Join us for a wonderful walking tour of The Ulrich Museum of Art's world-class Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection.  The collection boasts 86 works spread across the 330-acre Wichita State University campus. On the tour we will learn about half of the sculptures. The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art was established in 1974 to enhance and support Wichita State University's educational and service missions. Then-president Clark Ahlberg believed a superior university should be ever mindful of the thriving city surrounding it. In 1977, he articulated this belief: "We have an obligation to reach as many people as possible and to do it with the highest standards-in this case, the highest artistic standards-if we are to properly serve this urban area." The Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection established in 1972 is a unique and priceless collection recognized nationally for its world-class works of art. It is an integral part of the daily campus experience, creating a powerful and joyful place for WSU students, faculty, staff and the community. Defining the WSU campus with beauty and distinction, the collection features works by Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Fernando Botero, Andy Goldsworthy, Tom Otterness and many more. We will also have the honor of viewing the Susan Copich: Staged Stories Exhibition. Ohio-raised and New York-based photographer Susan Copich has since 2010 been making highly staged and carefully crafted self-portraits that reflect on the dark sides of contemporary American femininity, domesticity, motherhood, and the artist's inner psychological dramas in ways that that are both alarming and amusing, over-the-top and relatable. This exhibition brings together the series Domestic Bliss and then he forgot my name alongside a short film titled The Cupcake. As Copich herself says about these works, "I dwell in the dark thoughts and recesses of my mind to create character and subject and navigate both my own personal imperatives as woman, artist, mother, and wife, as well as those-personal, social, and cultural-that are imposed by others. My work is my commentary on how a family can live a public life that is far from their private life, even within the family; how secrets are kept, coddled and nurtured." Note: Some adult content.

Click HERE to register for the Ulrich Museum Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday, June 24, 2023, Ulrich Museum of Art
Do you now that fighting like a girl is a really GOOD THING? Do you know what to do if you are knocked to the ground? Grabbed by a wrist? Grabbed from behind? Think you are being followed? Relax and take a deep breath, Fearless and Female is here! Dress comfortable and experience a morning filled with fun, laughter and self-defense skills that will help you.... BECOME YOUR OWN BEST PROTECTOR!

The rate is $39 a person or $59 for a pair of two. For the $59 price please call 316-978-6493 to get registered.

Disclaimer: This course does NOT guarantee the person under attack will be able to perform any of the techniques taught successfully on a real scenario situation without a chance of being injured.

Cindy Coughenour, Founder, Fearless and Female