UW-Parkside Announces Fall Lineup of Personal Enrichment Classes

Published: September 12, 2023

Kenosha, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Professional and Continuing Education is excited to announce a diverse range of classes designed to inspire and empower individuals in our community. From unleashing students’ creativity through art to securing their financial future in retirement, the Fall 2023 lineup offers something for everyone.

Drawing Basics

For both beginners and those looking to refine their skills, this basic drawing class is a gateway to the world of art. Professor Lisa Marie Barber will guide students through the fundamentals of observational drawing, from capturing real-life scenes to mastering perspective and using line and tone to create compelling compositions. Hosted in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities, this class will meet in-person Wednesdays from Sept. 27 through Oct. 18. From 6-8 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (RITA D109). The cost of this course is $100.

Retirement Planning Today

The Retirement Planning Today course with Retirement Planning Today® covers financial future security. This comprehensive course addresses financial planning for individuals and couples, whether they're approaching retirement or have already retired. Students will learn how to align their finances with their life goals and build a secure financial future. This course is hosted in partnership with Financial Service Group, Inc. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $59 per person or $79 per couple.

Holiday Frosting Fun

Students can elevate their holiday baking game with frosting decorations taught by expert Adrienne Shimada. Learn how to make truly special holiday treats and spread joy through delightful culinary creations. This course is hosted in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities. The class will be taught on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m. in the ceramics studio (MOLN D134). The cost of this course is $50.

Monoprint Painting with Zoe Brester-Pennings

Students will explore the art of monoprinting and unleash their creativity with UW-Parkside Artist-in-Residence Zoe Brester-Pennings. This in-person course blends painting with printmaking techniques, allowing students to create unique and one-of-a-kind prints. No previous drawing experience is required. This course is hosted in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities. It will be held each Tuesday from Nov. 7 through Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Printmaking Studio (RITA D1020). The cost of this course is $110.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement®

Rejuvenate Your Retirement is a holistic course covering essential aspects of retirement. Whether you seek to stay active, make informed financial decisions, or enhance your overall well-being in retirement, this course provides valuable insights. Topics include tax strategies, investment risk, health care planning, and estate planning. This course hosted in partnership with Baird will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 16 from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $50.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing high-quality education and enriching experiences to our community. The Personal Enrichment program reflects our dedication to lifelong learning and personal growth.

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.uwp.edu/learn/continuingeducation/personal-enrichment.cfm. For inquiries, please contact Professional and Continuing Education at 262-595-3340 or continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. The university is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.


Stefanie Stamper

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