Personal Enrichment

UW-BSC Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit personal enrichment courses for students and community members.

Winter Spring 2015 Enrichment Classes

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WISCONSIN HISTORY: FROM DISCOVERY TO STATEHOOD

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Instructor: Mark Tully

This lecture series will explore the first 200 years of Wisconsin history – from its "discovery" by Jean Nicolet in 1634 up through our becoming the 30th state on May 29, 1848. We will discuss the early French explorers, the Indian Wars and military activity during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Black Hawk War, the fur trade, early lead mining, and more. Maps, paintings, photographs and reproductions as well as actual artifacts of clothing and tools will help bring the stories of these people, places and events to life.

 Tuesdays, April 21-May 26 (6 weeks) • 7:00-8:00 pm

Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building

Fee: $49

 

Songwriting Workshop for Adults

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Instructor:  Shawndell Marks; Singer/Songwriter/Pianist & Recording Artist

 A dynamic yet light-hearted workshop for adults interested in dabbling in the art of song craft 

The class will cover:

• The importance of creativity & showing up

• Song structure

• Rhyming patterns

• Writing prompts

• How to make lyric writing more accessible

• One-on-one songwriting guidance

 No previous songwriting experience necessary.  

Tuesday evenings, May 12, 19, 26th • 6:30-8:00pm
Band and Choir Rehearsal Hall & Keyboard Lab; Fine Arts Building
Fee: $74

 

“The Modern Shaman” Workshop

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Presented by Reiki Master/Teacher and Modern Shaman John Oestreicher

This class emphasizes the core essence of what it is to be a modern shaman.  Learn how to walk between worlds and live in each one.  Discover how to move thru life as an "energy being". You will learn how to create everything you want by changing your perception of the world. In addition, techniques will be given to help heal yourself and others.   

Saturday, May 2nd •9:00 am-2:00 pm
Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee:  $79

 

 

CERAMICS 101 (FULL)

Please call to be placed on our waiting list 355-5220
Instructor: Megan Watson, Baraboo High School Art Teacher

Are you interested in learning to throw pots using a potter’s wheel? Would
you like to create your own ceramics pieces from start to finish? This class is
truly hands-on. You will learn to work with the clay, and each student will be
guided in the use of the pottery wheel for their in-class creations. Register
early! Class size is limited to provide more one-on-one time with the instructor.
Each participant will have their own potter’s wheel during class.

Mondays, April 6-May 11th • 6-8 pm
Baraboo High School Art Room
Fee: $149 (Includes art supplies)

 

BALLROOM DANCE

Call is currently full.  Please call to be placed on our waiting list 355-5220

Instructor: Michael Etzwiler

Learn how to social dance with Michael Etzwiler. We will concentrate on Swing (East Coast Swing) Foxtrot and Waltz. Come as a couple or a single person. Join us and have some fun.

Monday evenings, April 20-May 11 (4 weeks) • 7:00-8:00 pm
Dance Studio, Lower level of the Lange Center
Fee: $25 per person or $40 per couple