Fall mini courses offer learning that’s fun
University of Wisconsin-Parkside mini courses make variety of spice of learning this fall. Whether it's crafting art, gaining a better understanding of your computer or your finances, learning to dance or learning yoga, or finding the best wine to complement Italian food, there are fall courses for just about every interest.
For the artist and crafter in everyone, mini courses include a new three week course titled "Drawing from Photos," and to properly display artwork the two-week class on "Beginning Matting and Framing." Try "Card Making and Paper Crafting" or separate courses on crafting Thanksgiving and Christmas centerpieces.
Communication and Language mini courses allow participants to learn beginning sign language or conversational Spanish. Online courses cover French and Japanese and "Effective Business Writing." Computer courses take the mystery out of Macs and put the power in PowerPoint presentations. A variety of online courses on computers is also available.
To nourish the body, try the one lesson course "Japanese Foods that Heal" or learn the "Art of Beer Tasting." Several one class courses are offered on wine appreciation with connoisseur Karl Frederick (these classes will fill quickly). To nourish the soul, there's "Gentle Yoga" and "Sun Style Tai Chi." Or try Basics of Belly Dancing, Improve Your Posture, or the Sweetest Day Massage Class for Couples.
Aspiring musicians can take a six week course on beginning guitar and continuing guitar or try their hand at bluegrass fiddle. Mini courses are also available on songwriting and "Self-Promoting your Music." Aspiring photographers can learn "Digital Camera Basics" and "Wedding Photography Tips and Tricks." Or try the new class "Composition: The Arts of Better Photography."
There are also fall mini courses on finance and retirement that can help with estate planning, and with the basics of finances and investments; on health courses that focus on eating healthy, Chinese herbal medicine, and weight loss by self hypnosis; and on lifestyles that help participants entertain on a budget, breathe new life into vegetables gardens, and save money on shopping.
Registrations for all UW-Parkside fall mini courses are now being accepted. For a complete list of courses, descriptions, and fees, visit the UW-Parkside web site at www.uwp.edu key word continuing education or call 262-595-2307.