Upcoming Courses

Courses

Starting with the basics for those who have thought about using or recently started using Adobe Photoshop and need help. Learn the tools, layering, color correction, retouching and restoring old photos, remove the unwanted and finalizing images.   

Instructor:
Brian Duram, Duram Photography


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 students to play socially or in duplicate bridge games. Cost includes textbook.

Instructor:
Mary Beck, Instructor of Bridge


This course contains no sessions
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What are the issues to consider in planning an Estate or preparing for long-term care? How does one avoid probate? How do you pay for long-term care, especially when filing for Medicaid assistance? This class will discuss the issues and strategies one should consider to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Learn to create unique, personalized, one-of-a-kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Week 1: you will create beautiful vase arrangements. Week 2: you will create container arrangements with floral foam. Week 3: you will work with silk flowers. Week 4: you will use silk or fresh flowers to create a wreath or swag.  A supply list will be provided each week. 

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals


This course contains no sessions
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Fly Fishing Casting is a course to learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include the skills and casting principles needed to become proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click Here to Register for Fly Fishing: Casting on October 11, 2022 to November 15, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The Basics fly fishing course is for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about fly fishing. This is a lecture based course that will cover all aspects of the sport, from the history to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Students will receive information about how to buy their first fly rod and reel. Participants will also get hands on training on how to tie knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies. Other topics covered during this course will include: gear, fly lines, entomology, reading water, conservation and etiquette. Focus is more around trout fishing, but will also cover some warm water. All equipment will be provided.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click Here to Register for Fly Fishing: The Basics on October 10, 2022 to November 21, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The introduction to fly tying course is for the people interested in learning to tie their own flies. This course will go over the tools and materials used. It will cover the basic tying technique needed to get started and become proficient in tying. Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies for both warm and cold water fish. The course will provide fly tying vices and tools for those that need tying equipment. The course will provide all the materials you will need.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click Here to Register for Fly Tying Introduction on October 12, 2022 to November 16, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
WSU wine educator and sommelier, Guy Bower, presents a two-class series. Class 1: This class will focus on white wine and the foods that are enhanced by them. You will taste several different white wines and pair the with small bites selected by Guy. From bone dry high acid whites to soft plush off-dry wines, we will explore the effects of different grape varieties, winemaker technique, the use of oak and how they work in concert to form an agreeable pairing. Class 2: Like the white class but focusing on noble red grapes that make red wine perfect for an array of food items. From rich savory reds with integrated oak nuance, to soft plush red blends we will taste and explore to find the perfect match. *Must be 21+ to register*

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food


This course contains no sessions
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Join Amy Waliczek 200 RYT for a 10 week beginner yoga series. We will work with the fundamentals of the asanas (poses) and breath work (pranayama), encouraging a deeper connection to our mind and body. Great for beginners or as a refresher for those who have been practicing. Modifications, effective cueing, increased self awareness and an attentive instructor will ensure a safe practice for all participants. 

Please bring a mat, a blanket and blocks of you have them. I will provide a few extra mats and props.  

Can't wait to learn and grow together through the practice of Yoga! 


Instructor:
Amy Waliczek, Yoga Central


This course contains no sessions
This 12-week course will teach "survival" French for travelers in French speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about French culture. No prior knowledge of French necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Sirana Jamkartanian, French Instructor, Wichita State University


This course contains no sessions
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This 12-week course will teach "survival" German for travelers in German speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about German culture. No prior knowledge of German necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Refika Sarionder, German Instructor, Wichita State University


This course contains no sessions
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Do the warm, happy thoughts of the up-coming holidays get your excited?.until you think of all the organizing and planning that needs to be done? This class will teach you the basics of organizing techniques that you can use for the holidays or anytime!  You will also learn specific tips and ideas to help make your holiday season a bit more enjoyable and stress free.

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Rightsize Moving Solutions


Click HERE to register for Get Organized for the Holidays and Beyond on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn all about the steps involved to buy a home! In this course, we will go over the process from start to finish and cover information about the Wichita market. Topics will include searching for a home, getting the right loan, down payments and closing costs, going through the home inspection process, title work, appraisals, and getting to the closing table. Only register for one date as both classes are the same. 

Instructor:
Tayrn Taylor, Individual Associate, Bobbie Lane Real Estate Group


Click HERE to register for Homebuying 101 on Saturday, October 22, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Have you ever looked at a work of art and wondered how it was made? What materials and techniques were involved in the creation of great works? Where artists got their paints, pastels, pencils and inks before Amazon? When we know what artists endure to create a work our understanding and appreciation for the art- and the artist- is enhanced. We'll look at great paintings, drawings and prints through time, from cave paintings to today's art, and discuss how they were and are made. Come discover how Vermeer and others obtained, made and painted with that beautiful ultramarine blue.

Instructor:
Dan Kirchhefer, Artist, Professor Emeritus, Emporia State University


This course contains no sessions
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Do you have a passion for food? Do you enjoy writing or posting on social media? What if you could combine those two things into one? Join local food blogger, Wichita by E.B., for an up-close look at how you can use social media platforms to create your very own food blog. This 3-week course will teach you the basics of food blogging, how to set up an account, creating engaging content, and tips that he has learned over his 10+ years as a blogger. The final session will take place at a restaurant where you put everything you learned into action. A finals where you get to eat and take pictures? That's right! By the end of the class, you'll have your very own food blog.  Be sure to sign up quickly, the class is limited to 40 participants.

Instructor:
Eddy, Wichita by E.B.


This course contains no sessions
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Learn the basic functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in this overview course. You will learn how to create, edit and format documents using Microsoft Word. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in class as you work with tables, document styles and layout pages. You will also learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel at home and at work. In this session, you will learn how to enter, navigate, modify, move, copy, format and print data. You will then use this new knowledge to create images, charts and diagrams. You will learn how to create and edit slides, use drawing tools, clip art, charts and graphs, while adding transitions, animation and sound using Microsoft PowerPoint. The class will conclude with a presentation on Microsoft Outlook. In this session, you will learn how to set up and manage email, calendars and contacts in Outlook. Cost includes text.

Instructors:
Jeremy Webster, Media Resources Center, Wichita State University


This course contains no sessions
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Single Malt Scotch is one of the fastest growing drinks in the global spirits industry. This isn't your grandfather's drink-Scotch is a spirit for adults of all ages, backgrounds and tastes! Whether you are new to the world of whisky or a seasoned enthusiast, this class will be an exciting exploration of Scotland's national drink. This two-week class includes a brief history of Scotch whisky, an exploration of the whisky regions of Scotland and an overview of the Scotch production process. You'll learn how to taste Scotch and will sample five different Single Malt Scotches from various whisky regions. Six lucky winners will go home with a Glencairn glass-the official tasting glass for Scotch! This class is perfect as a solo event or a date night with your significant other!

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. 

Instructor:
This 12-week course will teach "survival" Italian for travelers in Italian speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about Italian culture. No prior knowledge of Italian necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Gina Austin, Instructor of Italian


This course contains no sessions
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Living Well with Parkinson's is designed for the person living with Parkinson's disease, their caregiver and/or family. A variety of topics will be discussed such as nutrition, medication management, cognition and fitness. Join us to learn how to live your best life with Parkinson's disease. 

Instructor:
Shana Gatschet, Occupational Therapist, Club Parkinson's co-founder; Connie Urbanek, Physical Therapist Assistant


This course contains no sessions
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Regardless of your age, it's never too early or too late to learn the strategies you need to know to plan for retirement. Topics that will be covered include financial strategies, legal documents (wills, probate, revocable and non-revocable trusts, medical directives, durable powers of attorney and do not-resuscitate orders) and medical expense planning (Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, VA Benefits and long-term care).

Instructor:
Dr. Stana Martin, Mrs. LTC; Ken Dannenberg; Brian Jansen


Click HERE to Register for Navigating to 90 & Beyond on Saturday, October 22, 2022, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Nordic walking is a simple enhancement of normal walking, while adding the upper-body, much like a cross-country skier with walking poles. The poles remain behind the body and are used to engage several upper body muscles to create a full body workout. Nordic walking has been popular for many years in Europe. This class is designed as an introductory class to anyone interested in increasing their fitness level. Ages 18+ are encouraged to attend. 

*Walking poles are available for use during class.  

Instructor:
Connie Urbanek, Physical Therapist Assistant


This course contains no sessions
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Learn the basic functions of your camera, the reasons for using different settings and how to compose for the best images. For those with a point and shoot, bridge or DSLR camera. Please bring your camera to every class. You will also need a pen and notebook or voice recorder.

Whether you have been using your pressure cooker for years or you're feeling overwhelmed by all the buttons, this class is for you. Together with other pressure cooking newbies, we will tame your instant pot/multi-cooker so that you can dazzle your family and friends with home-cooked meals made in a fraction of the time! Please come to class with your electric pressure cooker and an appetite to learn and eat! You will also be required to bring your own ingredients (a list will be provided prior to the start of class). 

One of the arguments made by the advocates of the Brexit movement in the United Kingdom, including Boris Johnson, was that Britain should reinvent itself as a "Global Britain," pursuing a truly global foreign and economic policy. Of course, this is not the first time that Britain has played such a global role. Join us as we examine the creation, development and consequences of a British Empire "on which the sun will never set" that, at one time, incorporated one-fourth of the globe's land surface. Along the way, we will meet the arrogant, quirky, intrepid and often bloody explorers and adventurers, heroes and villains, rascals and missionaries, poets and novelists, economists and engineers, and monarchs and statesmen who built and promoted the Pax Britannica of modern history. We will also discuss the empire's contemporary significance: What echoes of the empire exist today? What rhythms? What lessons?

Instructor:
Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University & Executive Secretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations


This course contains no sessions
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Was Rembrandt an experimental etcher? Did Vermeer use a camera obscura? And how did van Gogh's use of color and impasto application of paint influence modern art? We'll learn how Rembrandt was inspired by the Bible, why Vermeer's reputation is based on just 34 paintings, and how Vincent van Gogh, in an artistic career of less than 10 years (three of which were spend learning to draw), became one of the most beloved and prized artists of all time. These questions and more will be discussed while viewing some of the most beautiful and significant paintings in the world. 

Instructor:
Dan Kirchhefer, Artist, Professor Emeritus, Emporia State University


This course contains no sessions
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This course will provide an in-depth overview of a specific grape variety, its origins, history and flavor profile. We will discuss the factors that dictate price to include vineyard location and pedigree, label recognition and track record, awards and 100-point number ratings as well as availability based on production.  We will discuss what makes one wine inexpensive and another of the same grape variety, made in the same general growing region very expensive.  Each class will include a thoughtful guided tasting of 7 wines highlighting the differences and similarities and the reasoning behind both.  

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. 

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food


Click HERE to Register for Varietal Comparison: Merlot & Cabernet on October 3-10, 2022
We all know we need one, so why do we delay preparing our will? I'm too busy! I don't have time! It's too expensive! I don't know what I want or what to do! I don't know or like lawyers! What's your excuse? Here's your chance to learn about wills, probate, living trusts, powers of attorney, taxation and living will declaration. This course will prepare you to leave a clear, organized and orderly transfer of assets to your family, friends or charity. Come for information, entertainment and discussion. Your instructor has 40 years of experience helping clients plan their estates. Questions are welcome.

Balance and strengthening yoga postures will be utilized to keep your body safe and mobile through your daily routines. Combined with yoga breathing and conscious movement this yoga course is excellent for those seniors who are able to move around easily but would like to add more strength and stability. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

*Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat and/or blanket.

Instructor:
Amy Waliczek, Yoga Central



This course contains no sessions
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