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Take advantage of our special $30 Introductory Membership and indulge yourself in Mini Courses for the next six months. This offer is for new members ONLY and valid only with simultaneous course registration. The Introductory Membership comes with all the privileges of Union membership. At the end of the six months you can upgrade to an Annual membership for the remaining six months for only $20!

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What a Winter it Was… Make it a winter to remember! Jump on board one of our many NEW classes or finally get yourself into one of the returning old favourites – that one you have been meaning to take forever. Now’s the time. Register Today!

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A New Career? A new direction OR a better resume to help you get there…

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Choose Winter Go Snowkiting!

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Valentine’s Day Dance Take the Romantic Dances Workshop on the 13th

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Fabric Magic From Tunisian Crochet to Merci Aprons

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Metal Dreams Multiple ways to create your own jewelry…

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CONTENTS

WELCOME!

New Professional........... Pg 4

Of Brush & Pen............ Pg 16

Healthy Mind............... Pg 28

Skill Builders.................. Pg 6

More Artistry............... Pg 18

Craftshop..................... Pg 30

A New Career................ Pg 8

Fabric Arts................... Pg 20

Clay.............................. Pg 32

Travels........................... Pg 9

On Stage..................... Pg 22

Metal........................... Pg 33

Wisconsin.................... Pg 10

Wine............................ Pg 22

Photography................ Pg 34

Outdoors..................... Pg 11

Green Thumb............. Pg 23

Registration Info.......... Pg 38

Dance, Dance.............. Pg 12

RU Game?................... Pg 24

Mail In Form................ Pg 39

Dance Workshops....... Pg 14

Self Defense................ Pg 25

Membership App........ Pg 39

Creative Moves........... Pg 15

Go Yoga...................... Pg 26

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The New Professional Seize The Podium Would you rather pay taxes or die than speak in public? Overcome your fear of public speaking! Learn the secrets acquired from over 20 years of experience as a public speaker. Learn how to overcome that fear, gain confidence and actually enjoy the experience speaking in front of a group. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kay Price, accomplished speaker with over 20 years of experience.

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#3500.401 TUE 7-9pm, Feb 1 #3500.501 MON 7-9pm, April 25 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Parenting the Radiant Child

Have you ever wondered why there is so much time spent on coaching prospective new parents through that one day of labor, and hardly any guidance given to them on dealing with their baby’s next ten years? This information-packed workshop on raising a happy, healthy child could be just what you’re looking for. You will leave with new everyday and practical tools to help overcome any anxiety you may feel as you approach the responsibilities and joys of raising a family. We are certain you will leave as a healthier and happier parent or parent-to-be! Designed for expectant parents and those with children ages 0 to 2. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lawrence, Masters in Social Work, New York University and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Kundalini Research Institute, Espagnola, New Mexico. #3210.501 THR 6:30-8:30pm, March 31 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

The Art of Small Talk Would you like to feel comfortable starting a conversation with a stranger? Would you like to feel at ease talking with the person who does your hair? You can have a whole “toolbox” filled with tips and techniques that will help you easily talk with others! We will discover our assumptions about small talk, explore our options when faced with a small talk situation, and fill your “toolbox” with effective ways to connect with others the first time or the fiftyfirst time. Please join us for an active, engaging workshop designed to equip you for the next time you need to talk to someone you do not know. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Gillian CB Fink has years of experience talking to people she does not know, and learning from each of them via curiosity and respect.

Who’s Computer is This Anyways? You paid big money for a speedy computer that just keeps getting slower? Wonder if your passwords and credit card numbers are really safe? What is really running on your desktop? Pop-ups, ads, spam, spyware ruining your computing experience? With an emphasis on free software and easy regular maintenance, we will look at ways to keep your computer running faster, safer and how to make your web surfing more efficient. Lots of useful and practical information to help your computer run better. Mac users will also find the material very valuable. Primarily a lecture, demonstration course. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver, experienced instructor always looking for computing efficiency. #3100.401 MON 6-9pm, Feb 21&28 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

An Artist’s Imagination & Creativity Do you thirst for a palpable knowing of your own inner artist? Would you enjoy an escort into drawing practices and games that help unleash that raw and vital creativity that lies within? Explore practices that will loosen your inner artist, empower, give insight and surprise you. Increase your visual vocabulary and gain insight into how you can continue to pursue your creative depths on your own. No previous art experience or skill needed, those with some skills welcome. Short supply list provided. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Anacker is a co-founder and intuitive for a non-profit specialty school for transformational learning with extensive art school training. #1300.401 WED 7-10pm, Feb 16&23 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

#3200.501 WED 7-9pm, April 27 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

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Spanish for Health Care Professionals Develop your basic Spanish language skills in health care scenarios. Enhance your ability to provide quality care and build relationships with Spanish-speaking patients. Spanish grammar and medical vocabulary for concrete health care situations covered, including things like admissions, health history and physical exams. All levels of Spanish welcome, learning materials included in course fee. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Marisol Bedrinana is a native Spanish speaker and experienced tutor.

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#3070.401 MON 6:30-8pm, Feb 7-March 7 $74.50(Students/U.Mem)$84.50(Fac/Staff)

Spanish for Health Care Professionals 2

Develop your Spanish language skills in health care scenarios. Enhance your ability to provide quality care and build relationships with Spanish-speaking patients. Spanish grammar and medical vocabulary for concrete health care situations covered. We will practice interviewing patients and focus on chief concern, medical history and personal/social background questions. All levels of Spanish welcome. Previous knowledge of Spanish and or Health Care Professionals 1 helpful. Learning materials included in course fee. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Marisol Bedrinana.

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#3071.501 MON 6:30-8pm, March 28-April 25 $74.50(Students/U.Mem)$84.50(Fac/Staff)

Practical Astrology

Over thousands of years, Astrology has been crafted into a tool for understanding ourselves, our relationship to each other and the world around us. We will explore the art of reading the natal chart. Using the date, time and place of your birth, we will go on an experiential journey as we learn about the signs, planets and houses of astrology, and how they work together to form your larger personality and life potential. You will have the basic foundation and resources needed to continue practice in natal chart reading. Bring a copy of Astrology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, to class. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Simonson is a Life Coach and Professional Astrology with over 17 years of experience. #3170.501 TUE 7-9pm, March 29-April 26 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Juggling For Anyone Anyone can learn how to juggle, even you! Learn the “three ball cascade” before working your way up to a number of trick variations including three and four ball tricks, rings, and clubs. For beginners and experienced jugglers alike. Learn to juggle – it is fun, it is therapeutic, and it will amaze your friends! 5 meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Melonhead, a member of the International Jugglers Association. #4700.401 TUE 7:30-9pm, Feb 1-March 1 $34.50(Student/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Beginning Magic Do you need to grab the attention of an audience, class, or simply amaze your family and friends? Turn to magic to quickly establish good rapport with your presentation! In this class you will learn step-by-step “no fail” magic tricks and how to modify a trick to suit your own topic by using “patter.” You will be inspired to learn more tricks and develop the confidence to perform them. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Deanna Loewenhagen has been performing comedy magic as a clown and as a trainer for over 10 years. #4705.401 MON 5:30-8pm, Feb 23 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

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Clutter Control

Over thousands of years, Astrology has been crafted into a tool for understanding ourselves, our relationship to each other and the world around us. We will explore the art of reading the natal chart. Using the date, time and place of your birth, we will go on an experiential journey as we learn about the signs, planets and houses of astrology, and how they work together to form your larger personality and life potential. You will have the basic foundation and resources needed to continue practice in natal chart reading. Bring a copy of Astrology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, to class. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Simonson is a Life Coach and Professional Astrology with over 17 years of experience. #3170.501 TUE 7-9pm, March 29-April 26 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Mastering Your ADHD Are you a dreamer? Do you have a nagging feeling there is something more to your life if you can just get it together? Do you over-share in conversations? Do you fiend for caffeine? Does your life contain more conflict and drama than it should? Do the people you love view you as an underachiever or screw-up? If so, you may be suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The problem with ADHD is that most of the information about it is contained in books- the last place anyone with ADHD would want to look. Learn one person’s practical strategies to using his ADHD gifts to design his life. See which you might want to try and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls in this fun and relaxed environment. Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed as ADHD or you suspect that ADHD is preventing you from living the life you want to, this powerful course may help alter your destiny. Not meant as a substitute for qualified medical care. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Nick Mortensen is a former stand up comedian who went from the open mics to headlining theaters in 6 months when he began understanding all the ways ADHD held him back. #3330.401 TUE 6-8pm, Feb 15-March 8 $59.50(Student/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

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Stressed out by disorganization at home? Now an ex-country store manager (and professional organizer) can help you corral that chaos! Whether you live in an apartment, a house, or an RV, you can master your home. Here is a chance to save your family, friends, and yourself from the destructive spiral of clutter buildup ? and get back to what really matters. And have a happier and probably longer life, too. Learn how to: Effortlessly handle all your chores and projects. Always find what you need right away. Make clutter disappear. Tame your bills, payments, taxes, emails, calls, and paper flow. Throw parties where everything goes smoothly. Achieve all your goals. Enjoy vacations, projects, travel, and just plain fun. This is a 9 hour course with personal attention and customized solutions. Save yourself money, time, and trouble – get your answers the easy way. Sign up now while it’s still on your mind. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Rita Horvath has organized, redesigned, and staged homes and offices since 2004. She has a business degree in enterprise development. www.naturally-organized.com #3350.401 TUE 6-9pm, Feb 8-22 $39.50(Student/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

The Organized Office Frustrated by disorganization at work? This former international shipping director can save your bacon. Whether you work in a home office, cubicle, or anywhere else, you can be on top of your work life and get more money and fun from it, too. Not to mention a happier and probably longer life. Learn systems to: Tame your in-box. Master calls, contacts, and paper flow. Keep current with paperwork and tax records. Be on time, before deadline, and up to date, effortlessly. Achieve your career goals. Have more time for family and vacations. Rita has organized conferences, festivals, school districts, and law offices. Now she offers you a 6 hour course with personal attention and customized solutions. Save yourself time, money, and missed opportunities – Sign up now while it’s still on your mind. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Rita Horvath. #3360.501 TUE 6-9pm, March 29&April 5 $34.50(Student/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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Greek and Roman history is presented in a new and exciting way with living historical re-enactments and lectures on ancient history, culture, cuisine, architecture, military and religion. Camp with us at large rustic nature preserve and live like an ancient civilian or soldier in this extreme Roman weekend. Bring your tunic and bedding. Tents and 3 meals Friday and Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch - provided. Additional meals and transportation to and from site near Barneveld (45 min SW of Madison) not included. Directions and additional details provided upon registration. 2+ Days. TRIP LEADER: Tony Rajer is an art historian who lived and studied in Rome. He is member of the Roman Historical Group in Rome. He studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Harvard University, and University of Rome.

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#4295.501 FRI 5pm-SUN 2pm, May 20-22 $149.50(Student/U.Mem) $159.50(Fac/Staff)

EarthWords

Spend a full moon night sitting around a campfire on one of the highest hills in Green County, sharing the words of our favorite conservationists, environmentalists and old sages. “The Hill,” as it is has been lovingly known as by three generations of the Instructor’s family, is located in the Town of Exeter, at the farm that has been in Instructor’s family off and on since 1846. Bring your favorite environmental writers’ books with which to share your favorite passages and thoughts about those passages as we watch the full moon rise over this shallow soiled hilltop where in the 1820’s the native Winnebago people once hunted, fished and made maple sugar. Rain date is Sunday, July 17. No refunds for inability to attend rain date. Meets outside New Glarus, WI. Must provide own transportation to meeting location, directions at registration. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kim Tschudy, has been active in historic preservation for years. His fourth historical book was recently published. #4525.101 SAT 7-10pm, July 16 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Genealogy Interested in discovering your family’s history? We will look at how to begin genealogy, what resources are available, how to keep track of your information and genealogy standards. You will learn how to find information on the Internet

as well as the large amount of information available at your local libraries. Emphasis will be on using free computer programs and Internet sources. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Lloyd is an experienced genealogist with over 25 years of experience. #4740.501 TUE 6-8pm, April 5–19 $44.50(Student/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

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Paint Your Home

Thinking of painting your home? Outside? Inside? Learn what is involved in doing the job right. Includes demonstrations, discussions and question and answer sessions on such varied topics as basic techniques, materials and tools, wallpapering, choosing a painter, and more. Learn from a seasoned professional. Discover how to save time and money, and get a paint job that lasts! It is not too late to start doing some intelligent house painting - register today. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Engle, retired Wisconsin Union Painter and former private painting contractor, ready to help you do it right. #4760.501 WED 6:30-8:30pm, April 6-27 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

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Astronomy – The Chicago Connection

Explore the universe right in our own backyard! Start with a visit to historic Yerkes Observatory, a University of Chicago facility in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and the birthplace of modern astrophysics. Yerkes houses the largest functioning refracting telescope in the world and interesting museum exhibits in an architecturally fascinating building, ornate with celestial and other motifs. Continue your astronomical tour at our country’s first planetarium -- the Adler Planetarium on Chicago’s lakefront. The Adler features a museum with excellent exhibits about astronomy and space exploration. There will be time for a show in one of the three theaters. Wrap up your out-of-this world trip with dinner at one of Chicago’s premier, yet affordable, restaurants. Course fee includes transportation and entrance fees. Participants should bring a sack lunch and money for city bus fare and dinner. 1 Session. Trip Leader: Heidi Conde is a former DNR Educator and Naturalist who has taught astronomy for over seven years. #4432.501 SAT 7:30am-10pm, April 9 $94.50(Student/U.Mem) $104.50(Fac/Staff)

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Rock Your Resume!

In this competitive job market, you need a resume that will get you the interviews! Become a job seeker not skilled at resume writing. If you want to land your dream job, you?ve got to have a resume that grabs your potential employer’s attention, showcases your accomplishments, skills and talents, and clearly illustrates that YOU are the best candidate for the position – AND – you need to do it in the first 10 seconds. First class we will do exercises to clarify your goals, skills and special talents. Learn the basics of formatting and writing to optimize getting your resume into the “to be interviewed” pile. You will then work on writing/re-doing your own resume and bring it to the next session for fine tuning. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Dee is a career coach with over 20 years experience in the employment industry. Her background includes: career, business and personal counseling, interviewing and recruiting for the staffing industry, creating and managing a statewide “school to work” transition program, career development and outplacement consulting and occupational research.

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#3870.501 TUE 6-8pm, March 22&29 $39.50(Student/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Ignite Your Job Interview!

Do you know how to answer the tough interview questions, navigate a group interview, and best handle phone interviews? Get the inside information to really shine in interviews. We will go over the best practices for interviewing, get some insight into what employers are really asking, and learn the magic formula for answering any question. You will receive a list of 20 questions to formulate your answers to and in the second session practice them so that you will interview with confidence and professionalism. Be the candidate that stands above the rest! 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Dee Relyea. #3875.501 TUE 6-8pm, April 19&26 $39.50(Student/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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A New Career? Exploring A Career As a Virtual Assistant

Are you looking for a sustainable career that is mobile or would allow you to work completely from a home office? Virtual Assistance is an administrative assistance business model that has been the perfect fit for hundreds of people around the world. Come learn what Virtual Assistance is, what it isn’t, and how you can start your own Virtual Assistance practice. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Maes, owns a thriving VA practice and hopes to inspire others to do the same. #3355.401 THR 7-9pm, Feb 3 #3355.501 THR 7-9pm, April 14 $29.50(Student/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

Murder, Mayhem & How To Be a Private Eye Have you always wondered what it would be like to be a private detective? Do you love mystery stories and imagine you could solve them all? Hear what it is really like, from a woman detective with 23 years of experience. She started her career when few women were in the field and the guys wanted to keep it that way. Explore the interesting stories and find out if this might be a career you would be interested in. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kay Price, owner of Price Detective Agency. #4580.401 WED 7-9pm, Feb 2 #4580.501 TUE 7-9pm, April 26 $24.50(Students/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Be a Better eBay Buyer & Seller You have visited the site, maybe even bought and/or sold a few things. Now you’re ready to take the next step at internet auctions. Learn how to “read” an auction page to decide if you should bid or not. Learn how to sell the stuff you no longer want, your options as a seller, and how to make more money in the process! Learn the ins and outs, the dos and don’ts from an experience eBay Power Seller. Includes how to avoid scams and and how to find your niche for selling on the internet. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver, e-Bay Power Seller and experienced Instructor. #3150.501 THUR 6-9pm, April 7&14 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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Travels… A Filmmaker’s Journey: Rick Ray Reflects Join accomplished director and cinematographer, Rick Ray, for this lunch-time presentation. He will share what motivated him to become a filmmaker to begin with and reflect on one of the highpoints of his career – a one hour, solo meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama – as part of creating his film “Ten Questions for the Dali Lama.” Finally Rick will discuss the creation of his latest film “East African Safari” which will have its world premiere in the Union Theater March 21 and 22 as a part of the Union Theater’s 51st Travel Adventure Film Series. In the film Rick offers insights into the global implications of the political and social conditions of this region while offering incredible visual imagery of East Africa. Presented in cooperation with the Wisconsin Union Theater. FREE but preregistration is required. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Rick Ray, award-winning film producer, director and cinematographer. #3020.501 TUE Noon-1pm, March 22 FREE – Pre-registration is required

Traveling Solo & Loving It Traveling solo can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. You can see the sights of Europe, the jungles of South America, ride the train to the canyons of Arizona or follow your dream even if you do choose to travel alone or with a well-selected companion. Learn how to locate reliable resources to create your own tour or connect with other tours. Learn what to pack, ways to get around the language barrier and how to find reasonable accommodations. Most importantly, discover how to find the courage to travel alone! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, artist, creativity presenter and Sierra Club trip leader with over 25 years of travel experience. #3090.501 SAT 9am-Noon, March 26 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Languages for Travel Our language for travel courses are designed for beginners. Make your travels more comfortable and fun! Learn words and phrases specific to traveling situations such as ordering food, asking directions, etc. Includes some discussion of the cultures encountered where this language is spoken. 5 Meetings each.

German For Travel

Italian For Travel

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Kraiss lived, worked and studied in Germany for 4 years. He is a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison where he has taught students over the past two years.

INSTRUCTOR: Giosue Alagna, native of Italy, previous experience in teaching, translating and interpreting.

#3040.401 THR 7-8:30pm, Feb 3-March 3 #3040.501 THR 7-8:30pm, March 31-April 28 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

French For Travel Sec. 501, no class 4/24. INSTRUCTOR: Mouhamadou Ndiaye is from Senegal and has taught both French and English. #3030.401 SUN 3:30-5pm, Feb 6-March 6 #3030.501 SUN 3:30-5pm, March 27-May 1 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

#3050.401 TUE 6:30-8pm, Feb 8-March 8 $3050.501 TUE 6:30-8pm, March 29-April 26 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Spanish For Travel INSTRUCTOR: Mirasol Bedrinana, native Spanish speaker, experienced tutor with vast travel experience in Spain and Latin America. #3060.401 TUE 6:30-8pm, Feb 8-March 8 $3060.501 TUE 6:30-8pm, March 29-April 26 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Ghost Towns of Southern Wisconsin

Yes, there are ghost towns in Wisconsin! Several may even have ghosts... Join us for a unique day trip across Southern Wisconsin. We will visit communities that used to be but are no longer, like the village of Exeter. We will travel to communities that once thrived, have a great history but now have few, if any, residents, except maybe a ghost from the past, like Moscow. A great way to learn some Wisconsin history while leaving the driving to us. Course fee includes transportation; bring your sack lunch and a beverage. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kim Tschudy, has been active in historic preservation for years. He his fourth historical book was recently published.

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#4500.501 SAT 9am-6pm, April 30 $49.50(Student/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Highway 69 Pub Crawl

Wisconsin State Highway 69, as is winds south of Verona, includes a fine collection of historic Wisconsin pubs. Join us as we explore this resource and see how these gathering places fit into the history of southern Wisconsin. We will start with a Minhas Brewery tour and see the finest collection of breweryana in the world. We will include Baumgartner’s, where you can test your resolve to enjoy a liver sausage and onion or limburger sandwich. We will then make stops that may even include a Rathskellar. Our last stop will be Puempel’s Olde Tavern in New Glarus, with its original cherrywood bar, folk murals and curious ceiling decoration. Course fee includes transportation and tour fee, responsible for own food and beverage expenses. INSTRUCTOR: Kim Tschudy. #4510.501 SAT Noon-6pm, April 9 $59.50(Student/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

The Women in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Life Frank Lloyd Wright was Wisconsin’s preeminent architect and one of our most famous residents. With all the recent best selling books on the market it can be hard to keep all the characters straight. Explore the stories, myths and mystery that surround the women in Wright’s life - wives, lovers, servants. Hear personal stories from someone who lived 7 miles from his home and frequently saw Mr. Wright when she was growing up. The Instructor is also a Private

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Investigator who knows many of the details. Hear the stories and decide for yourself in this truly unique way to explore the life of one of Wisconsin’s most colorful citizens. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kay Price, experienced instructor and Private Investigator. #4515.401 THR 7-9pm, Feb 3 #4515.501 WED 7-9pm, April 27 $24.50(Students/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Designs for Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin’s most famous architect and possibly the most famous and revolutionary architect of the 20th century, had a strong connection to Madison. He was born and raised in southern Wisconsin, briefly attended UW-Madison, and always saw great potential for this city and ways in which he could enhance it. Enjoy an involving two-hour discussion about his connection to Madison and his architecture in the city, followed by an exciting, informative, and unique tour of the Monona Terrace. Transportation to Terrace to be discussed during lecture component of class. 1 meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Margaret Ingraham is very knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright, and enjoys sharing her interest with others. #4529.401 SAT 11am-2pm, March 5 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

On The Trail of Chief Black Hawk Join us for a special way to reflect on the upcoming Memorial Day. We will trace the trail of Chief Black Hawk and his people in the tragic ending to the Blackhawk War. We will visit the village of Exeter and travel to South Wayne, visiting the memorial dedicating the site where the treaty was allegedly signed (but was not) as well as the cemetery where several of the victims of the fight at Spafford Creek were laid to rest. We will visit Blackhawk Park where the pivotal Battle of Bloody Lake took place. Next we will go to Fort Hamilton in Wiota. Explore the actions and thoughts of a man who fought because “the Great Spirit gave it (the land) to his children to cultivate it, they have a right to the soil.” Course fee includes transportation; bring your sack lunch and a beverage. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kim Tschudy. #4520.501 SUN 9am-6pm, May 1 $49.50(Student/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Snowkiting, an outdoor winter sport using a kite power to glide you over snow or ice, is exploding in popularity. Used by skiing enthusiasts it is now becoming more diverse as adventurers use kites to travel great distances and push the boundaries of freestyle, big air and back country exploration. Learn to successfully fly and land different foil kites in this hands on class that works up to simulating harnessed riding conditions. Those wishing to take riding lessons in the snow can do so through discounted Hoofer Sailing Club membership. Course fee includes $25 equipment rental fee that can be applied to Sailing Club membership. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Hoofers Sailing Club Instructors. #4060.401 SAT 10am-1pm, Jan 29-Feb 12 #4060.501 SUN 10am-1pm, Jan 30-Feb 13 $59.50(Student/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

Trout Fishing: A Life Skill Acquire a skill that will enrich the rest of your life! And just in time to get take advantage of Wisconsin’s early trout season and/or a full summer season... Trout streams and rivers offer a great variety of subtle and spectacular beauty. A sport for the physically fit willing to pursue wild trout amongst wildlife, native plants and sensory beauty. We will explore the what, where, why, who and when of spin fishing for trout: the necessary equipment and skills to fool wild and wily native trout; the streams and rivers, along with specific bends and runs that will produce fish; blending in with streams and fields unchanged from long before civilization; the best times and conditions to fool and catch trout. Hands on skills taught in class and in a last session, Saturday afternoon, field trip. If you choose, learn how to catch, clean and prepare a wild trout and occasionally enjoy a truly organic meal. Why not you? Anyone can explore and enjoy Wisconsin’s trout waters! Car pooling for field trip discussed in class. Having own basic equipment - rod, reel and spinners, required. Alternate weather date for field session discussed in class, no refunds for inability to attend alternate date. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gary Balgord has over 50 years experience successfully fishing Wisconsin trout waters. #4870.401 TUE 6:30-9pm, Feb 15-March 1 & SAT, March 5 #4870.501 WED 6:30-9pm, April 27-May 11 & SAT, May 14 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

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Birding by Ear

Imagine being able to name the birds you are hearing as you walk the woods or sidewalk. Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls. Understand the difference between bird songs and calls. Develop effective strategies for categorizing and learning bird vocalizations, including the use of entertaining mnemonic devices. We will explore the diversity of birdsong in Wisconsin with a “simulated May” immersion experience 31 birds strong and help “narrow the field” of which birds sing what. Gain confidence and competence in your birding practice by adding your ears as a tool. Instructor’s book and DVD available for (optional) purchase at class. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: S. H. Betchkal, ornithologist, author, TV journalist, and talk show guest. #4290.501 SAT 8:30-11:30am, May 7 $24.50(Student/U.Mem) $34.50(Fac/Staff)

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Sailing Theory & Practice

Join the fun on Lake Mendota and learn to sail! On the first day we will cover on-land training on sailing theory and rigging the boat (Tech dinghy). You may also get out on the water if time and weather permits. Come prepared to get wet! The second and third classes will consist of significant on-thewater instruction. Course fee includes sailing handbook and $30 boat user fee which may be applied to any current year Hoofer Sailing Club membership (allows for unlimited instruction and use of all sailing crafts, once certified). Makeup date is one week after last scheduled class session. NO REFUNDS for inability to attend make-up date. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Hoofers Sailing Club Instructional Staff. #4080.501 THR 4:30-7:30pm, April 28-May 12 #4080.502 FRI 4:30-7:30pm, April 29-May 13 #4080.503 SUN 2-5pm, May 1-15 #4080.504 WED 4:30-7:30pm, May 4-18 #4080.505 SAT 1-4pm, May 7-21 $99.50(Student/U.Mem) $109.50(Fac/Staff)

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Dance, Dance, Dance Note to Ballroom Dancers Couples recommended, partners are not guaranteed for single registrants. NO refund of course fee if you are not able to find a partner in class. Please do not wear tennis shoes or sandals. A hardsoled shoe is best.

Learn to Dance – Social Learn the dances you will find most useful in social settings - nightclub dancing, dancing at wedding receptions, holiday parties, and benefit galas. Work on basic step patterns, musicality, leading and following, and some styling for the Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa, and others. Gain the skills and confidence that will get you out on the dance floor! 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Tom Choudoir, dance instructor with over 30 years of experience. #2120.401 MON 6-7:30pm, Jan 31-Feb 28 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

West Coast Swing Learn the basics of one of the hottest dances around, West Coast Swing! This improvisational dance evolved from traditional swing dance, but when swing music fell out of popularity, west coast dancers started dancing to the rock n’ roll music of the 1950s, and west coast swing was born! Dance to a variety of musical styles, from swing to country to rhythm and blues. With two instructors you’ll see all the moves demonstrated by a couple, not just one person. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Mike and Deb Moe, dance enthusiasts with 15 years of dancing experience.

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West Coast Swing Continued

Build on the basics learned in Beginning West Coast Swing! We will concentrate on more challenging turns and other cool moves, which will teach you to become a dance floor standout! We will dance to a variety of musical styles, from Swing to Country to Rhythm and Blues. Two instructors allows you to see all these new moves demonstrated by a couple, not just one person. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Mike and Deb Moe, dance enthusiasts with over 15 years of dancing experience. #2180.501 WED 8-9pm, March 30-April 27 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

Learn to Dance Latin Latin is a fun and energetic dance that can be done to a wide variety of music. Learn the steps to popular Latin dances, including the Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha and more. Leave class feeling confident in your ability to dance to virtually any Latin dance. Covers basic step patterns, musicality, leading and following and some styling. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Tom Choudoir, dance instructor with over 30 years of experience. #2130.501 MON 6-7:30pm, March 28-April 25 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

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Night Club Two-Step Frequently danced to mid-tempo ballads, Night Club Two-Step is a smooth romantic dance for all ages. With many moves in common with Bolero and Rumba, the swing and sway style promotes a smooth look and feel to this elegant, fun, and easy dance. You will be able to express yourself and set the mood of the dance by applying romantic moves at nightclubs, weddings and other social events. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Mike and Deb Moe, dance enthusiasts with 15 years of dancing experience. #2110.401 WED 8-9pm, Feb 2-March 2 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

Learn to Dance – Social Turns & Dips Learn the turns and dips that add flair to the dances that are most useful in social settings nightclub dancing, dancing at wedding receptions, holiday parties, and benefit galas. Great for adding some variety to your moves. Covers basic step patterns, musicality, leading and following, and some styling for the Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa, and others. This class is appropriate for beginners, but still offers interesting moves to more experienced dancers. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Tom Choudoir, dance instructor with over 30 years of experience. #2125.501 MON 7:30-9pm, March 28-April 25 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

Learn to Dance Latin - Turns & Spins An emphasis on the turns and spins that are unique to fun and energetic latin dances like the Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha and more. Heat up your fall by adding zest to your moves! Also covers basic step patterns, musicality, some leading and following, and a bit of styling. This class is appropriate for beginners, but still offers interesting moves to more experienced dancers. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Tom Choudoir, dance instructor with over 30 years of experience. #2135.401 MON 7:30-9pm, Jan 31-Feb 28 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

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Dance Workshops Ballroom Basics Bootcamp

Couples recommended, partners are not guaranteed for single registrants. NO refund of course fee if you are not able to find a partner in class. Please do not wear tennis shoes or sandals. A hard-soled shoe is best.

Learn the beginning steps of the Waltz and the Foxtrot along with touches of Rumba and Swing, all in a relaxed social dance atmosphere. 1 meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland.

Romantic Dances Workshop

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending an afternoon dancing with your sweetheart! With a focus on the elegant Waltz and the sensual Rumba, you will learn the basic steps and how to dance in unison with your partner. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland, enthusiastic, ISTD certified dance professional. #2230.401 SUN 3-5pm, Feb 13 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Salsa Workshop Come and learn the basic steps and turns of salsa dancing–a spicy Latin dance that will definitely keep you moving. This class is high energy fun! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland. #2330.401 SUN 7-9pm, Feb 13 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Tango Workshop Warm up your nights with the sultry Tango! Learn the basics of this classic and fun Latin dance. We’ll work on American Style Tango and discuss how to give the dance some Argentinean flair! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland.

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Makin’ Dancing Easy – REALLY!

Does not knowing how to dance leave you wishing you could join the fun at dance parties, clubs, or balls? Are you intimidated by the idea of learning to dance? Worry no more! We’ll teach you easy and fun ways to learn the basic dance steps to popular ballroom and Latin dances that will get you off your chair, including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Cha Cha. With your new steps you’ll have the skills and confidence to take your moves out on any dance floor, with no more standing at the sidelines, wishing you could join in the fun! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Malia Arries, professionally trained dance instructor.

#2210.501 SUN 5-7pm, March 27 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Your Wedding Dance Workshop Learn an easy, stress-free routine to get you through the reception’s first dance, whether you are getting married, a member of the wedding party, or just want to impress your friends on the dance floor! This workshop offers help in choosing your music and dance style to fit the occasion. Wow your guests and have a great time at your own party. Wear your wedding shoes! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland. #2220.501 SUN 7-9pm, March 27 #2220.502 SUN 5-7pm, May 1 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Lead & Follow (Almost) Anything on the Dance Floor This fun, practical workshop is designed to help all social dancers - from beginning to advanced - polish their leading and following skills. The lesson will start with some classic steps and patterns in Ballroom and Latin style dancing. Learn tips and techniques that every dancer can use to communicate with their partner on the dance floor! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland. #2290.501 SUN 3-5pm, March 27 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

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Jump, Jive An’ Wail

A fun, fast paced workshop to help you try on the different styles and steps of the Swing. The class will feature several types of Swing music and dance. We will dance to the big band rhythms of the 40s, R-n-B of the 60s and try on a little Rockabilly for fun! Come explore some basic dance moves in East Coast Swing, Jitterbug and Jive. Other styles will be featured if time allows. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Stickland. #2370.501 SUN 7-9pm, May 1 $19.50(Students/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

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Creative Moves New to Pilates

Are you feeling a case of the winter blahs? Interested in improving your physical fitness, but are not sure how to get started? Then try pilates! This exercise routine is very beginner-friendly and can be adapted to many different fitness levels. A fun and invigorating way to increase your flexibility, strength, and muscle-tone. Ideal for those who have never done pilates or would like a more basic and easier foundational class. We will cover the basic pilates movements to improve your posture, alignment, core strength and breathing, leaving you feeling stronger and leaner all while enhancing your energy level! 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Utter holds Levels I and II certifications in both Pilates mat and Hatha Yoga. She has been teaching Stretch, Stretch Pilates for the past three years and is pleased to offer a pilates course specifically for those who are new to the workout.

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#2602.401 THR 7-8pm, Feb 17-March 10 #2602.501 THR 7-8pm, April 7-28 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Continuing Belly Dance For those wishing to build on basic isolation and movements started in Beginning Belly Dance or other belly dance classes. New movements added, with focus on building these into the complete dance form. Sec. 501, no class 4/12. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Mona N’wal. #2435.401 TUE 7:30-9pm, Feb 1-March 1 #2435.501 TUE 7:30-9pm, March 29-May 3 $54.50(Students/U.Mem)$64.50(Fac/Staff)

Introduction to Pole Dancing Pole dancing is no longer just for strippers! Build confidence, flexibility and strength through this unique and fun fitness activity. In this introductory class, participants will learn safe technique, basic pole moves and some spins using a portable pole. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Jacqueline Steinhauer, owner of Aerial Bliss pole dancing studio. #2810.401 THR 7-9pm, Feb 17 #2810.501 THR 7-9pm, April 7 $24.50(Students/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff))

Tai Chi Chuan – The Gentle Dance

Does our hectic world stress you out? Then come practice Tai Chi, one of the oldest forms of meditative motion, and rediscover the pleasure of the body’s presence in the moment. This course will introduce basic Tai Chi positions, motions, and breathing techniques. In addition to these, we will also consider the history of this art through stories and humorous anecdotes. No class 2/17. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: John Wagner, a 30-year practitioner and Tai Chi master. #2625.401 THR 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 3-March 10 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Beginning Belly Dance Discover for yourself this ancient, beautiful and sensuous dance. You will develop body isolations, flexibility, posture, basic walking patterns, dance movements and start your own routine. Sec. 501, no class 4/12. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Mona N’wal, an enthusiastic Instructor who wants to bring dance into your life. #2430.401 TUE 6-7:30pm, Feb 1-March 1 #2430.501 TUE 6-7:30pm, March 29-May 3 $54.50(Students/U.Mem)$64.50(Fac/Staff)

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Learn to Airbrush

The airbrush is a versatile precision art tool. The results are potentially photorealistic, and can be applied to virtually any solid surface. We will teach the basic techniques and add a few advanced methods including airbrush maintenance, masking techniques, and freehand painting. Participants must provide own airbrush and hose ($60.00, information on suggested models available upon registration). 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Theo Howard has been using the airbrush for many years for everything from artwork to clothing and shoes. He earned a B.F.A in Illustration from UW Eau Claire, and lived in LA as an artist.

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Of Brush & Pen… Zentangle® Beyond the Basics

Build on the creative and relaxing designs learned in Zentangle® basics. Learn new patterns and design enhancements for this unique meditative art form. Zentangle® uses simple, repetitive patterns to create a piece of personal art while simultaneously releasing stress and promoting a sense of peace and focus. Zentangle® provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. Course fee includes a high quality supply kit containing all necessary art materials. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Diane Knauff, certified Zentangle® teacher and self-taught multimedia artist. #1295.401 WED 6:30-9pm, Feb 9 #1295.501 THR 6:30-9pm, April 7 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Zentangle® Basics

Looking for a way to unwind from stress? Learn the creative and relaxing process of the Zentangle® art form. By using easy to learn repetitive patterns and deliberate pen strokes, you will create an abstract piece of art while entering into a relaxed and focused meditative state. Zentangle® provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. Course fee includes a high quality supply kit containing all necessary art materials. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Diane Knauff, certified Zentangle® teacher and self-taught multimedia artist. #1290.401 WED 6:30-9pm, Feb 2 #1290.501 THR 6:30-9pm, March 31 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Drawing - Using the Right Side of the Brain Unleash the inner artist and release the inner critic. Learn the basics of drawing and advance your ability. Create line variations, spatial depth, volume, composition, texture, light and shadow. Learn to really see what you are looking at. We will use free form exercises and playful perception shifting games while having of fun as we practice drawing a wide range of subjects like flowers, fruit and nostalgic objects. Become more aware of how your brain really works. See how to easily shift towards being a keener observer and a truly responsive creative person. Add supply cost. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: (Sec. 401) Jeremy Anacker, experienced Instructor with a BFA from UW-Madison and private art school training, (Sec 501) Karen Okster, experienced Instructor for both Mini Courses and Madison College. #1320.401 TUE 7-10pm, Feb 1-March 1 #1320.501 MON 6:30-9:30pm, March 28-April 25 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

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Watercolor Painting for All Levels

Whether you’re just starting out or want to refine your watercolor skills, join us as we explore various painting styles and develop our own! Choose your subject matter and incorporate various watercolor techniques such as washes, glazing, brush handling, color theory, and textural effects--all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Additional supply cost – supply list available upon registration. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Luci Shirek, accomplished landscape, floral and house portrait artist with a BFA from UW-Madison.

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How to Draw Caricatures

Do you have a good eye for faces and a fun sense of humor? Then try your hand at drawing caricatures! Somewhere between portraits and cartoons, caricatures have been used for centuries to illustrate personalities in politics and show business, or for laughs at the fair! Styles vary widely, so there are opportunities to express your own brand of humor. In three weeks we will cover the basic theory of caricatures, and learn about different caricature styles and the basic techniques necessary to draw your own caricatures. We will begin by learning how to quickly sketch caricatures of many different faces. Additional supply cost -- supply list available upon registration. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Theo Howard is an experienced caricaturist. He earned a B.F.A. from UW Eau Claire and lived in LA as an artist. #1415.401 THR 6-9pm, Feb 10-March 3 #1415.501 THR 6-9pm, April 7-28 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Watercolor Textures Workshop

Spend a relaxing day incorporating texture into your watercolor paintings! Learn how masking, scraping, splattering, monoprinting, and using salt or plastic wrap can enhance your artwork as you create one large painting, several small works or notecards. The workshop will be filled with technical info, demonstrations, individual instruction, and lots of time to paint. Bring along or choose your own subject matter: photos, book references, or still lives. All texture supplies included, add basic supply cost – supply list available upon registration. Beginners welcome! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Luci Shirek, accomplished landscape, floral, and house portrait artist with a BFA from UW-Madison. #1360.401 SAT 9am-4pm, Feb 12 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

Photo Silk Screen Printing Here is an introduction to screen printing from photographic images. Learn the process of photo emulsion screen printing. We will cover the process from beginning to end including how to transfer your image, preparing the screen, making prints with safe, water-based acrylic inks. Turn your photos into fine art screen prints, create printed note cards and more. Course will cover printing to paper, fabric or t-shirt printing is not included. Additional supply costs discussed first class. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Patricia LaPointe, recent MFA graduate from UW-Madison. #6160.401 MON 5:30-8pm, Feb 7-28 $74.50(Student/U.Mem)$84.50(Fac/Staff)

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More Artistry… An Artist’s Imagination & Creativity

Intro to Lapidary

Do you thirst for a palpable knowing of your own inner artist? Would you enjoy an escort into drawing practices and games that help unleash that raw and vital creativity that lies within? Explore practices that will loosen your inner artist, empower, give insight and surprise you. Increase your visual vocabulary and gain insight into how you can continue to pursue your creative depths on your own. No previous art experience or skill needed, those with some skills welcome. Short supply list provided. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Anacker is a co-founder and intuitive for a non-profit specialty school for transformational learning with extensive art school training.

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Poetry Appreciation & Inspiration Writing Workshop

Come and read aloud your favorite poems and tell us what they mean to you. Then write poetry inspired by these selections. Our last meeting will be a public reading of works created in class. Sharing aloud with the class and participation in the public reading are optional. There will be no critiquing in this class, only appreciation! 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Carell Casey is a poet, singer/songwriter, and intuitive counselor.

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Pounded Flower Art

Come hammer flower petals and leaves onto cotton linter, watercolor paper and fabric for the most beautiful and magical transfers. You can make them into note cards, book marks or framed art by using the original art or making color copies. You can also scan the art and use transfers for permanent art onto clothing, hats, drapes, quilts or whatever you can dream up. These make great gifts. No art background needed, just come create. Bring a small hammer, earplugs, a small smooth board (6” x 8” or so is fine) if you have them. $5 material fee for paper, fabric and paints. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, has a degree in graphic design and teaches playful art classes.

Lapidary is the art of cutting, polishing or engraving stones. See how you can take a rough rock such as an agate or jasper and turn it into a work of art suitable for incorporating into jewelry. Designed for the beginner and a great complement to your jewelry making. Learn safety and the basic skill techniques to saw, grind, sand, and polish many different types of rock into cabochons. A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom. Successful completion of the course results in certification to utilize the lab during open shop periods. Additional supply cost depends on project(s) and includes some personal protection gear. Meets at the Goodman Community Center. Presented in cooperation with the Madison Gem & Mineral Club. 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Madison Gem & Mineral Club. #1900.401 WED 5:15-9:15pm, Feb 2-March 9 #1900.301 WED 5:15-9:15pm, March 30-May 4 $109.50(Students/U.Mem)$119.50(Fac/Staff)

Matting & Framing Develop your matting and framing skills. And save money now and in the future as you continue to use these skills! Learn to mat, mount and frame your photos, posters and prints. Master the basic skills of design including selecting and cutting beveled mats, mounting artwork, and assembling prefabricated wood and metal frames. Bring a two-dimensional art piece that you want to frame to second class, additional supplies (cost depends on project) discussed first class. FEE INCLUDES Craftshop use outside of class time. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Engle, retired Wisconsin Union Painter who does his own matting and framing. #6200.401 TUE 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 8-March 8 #6200.501 THR 6:30-8:30pm, March 31-April 28 $99.50(Student/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

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Papermaking by Hand

You can make your own beautiful papers for stationary, cards, books and more. We will explore the basic techniques for making paper, in your home, without a lot of specialized equipment. Learn how to create handmade papers, adding decorative materials to your papers and more. Short supply list at registration, additional supplies discussed first class. 4 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Plummer (saraheplummer.com) is a graduate of Xavier University and completed her MFA at UW-Madison in printmaking, book arts and paper-making. #1240.501 THR 6:30-8:30pm, April 7-28 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Artist Handmade Books

Learn the various types of handmade book making techniques. You will create books using pamphlet sewing, stab binding, coptic stitch binding, sewing on tapes and long stitch binding. We will focus on the visual imagery of the non-printed book; its design and creation. A beginners course open to anyone interested in handmade books. No prior book making or art experience is required. Short tool/supply list at registration, additional supplies discussed first class. No class 2/24. 4 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Plummer (saraheplummer.com) is a graduate of Xavier University and completed her MFA at UW-Madison in printmaking, book arts and paper-making. #1250.401 THR 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 3-March 3 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

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The elegant art of calligraphy, or “beautiful handwriting,” has been practiced for centuries around the world. Designed for those who are new to the art or want to brush up on already acquired skills, this class will focus on introductory lettering in the style of western calligraphy. Learn the basics of the Chancery Italic Hand and then add style and sophistication to your writing and creative letterforms! Surprise your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous, hand-lettered card or piece of artwork. Supply list available upon registration. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance has a BS in Art Education and loves sharing her artistic experience.

Leaf Printing on Fabric & Papers

Learn to transfer leaf prints to fabrics and papers and create beautiful artistry and great gifts. This is an easy form of art with exciting results! We provide paints, papers and fabrics to practice on. Bring a t-shirt, shopping bag, pillow case, napkins, or whatever you would like to print on. Additional short supply list at registration. $8 material fee paid to Instructor at class. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, has an art degree and teaches playful art classes. #1560.401 WED 6-9pm, Feb 23 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

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Paper Flowers Galore

Learn to make a variety of paper flowers in this fun and creative workshop. Big, bright and colorful, you can use your paper flowers to decorate for weddings and parties, as inexpensive and unique gifts or as a fun way to add color to your life. Course fee includes all supplies. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kris Rasmussen is a UW-Madison grad and owner of the Wisconsin Artisans Gallery in Merrimac. #1557.401 THR 6-8pm, March 10 #1557.501 SAT Noon-2pm, March 26 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

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Discovering Tunisian Crochet

Easy to learn and quick to work, Tunisian Crochet is an old technique that is making a big comeback. Learn the basics, such as the Tunisian Simple Stitch, and explore some variations. This class is suitable for both experienced and beginning knitters and crocheters. No previous knowledge of needlearts is required. Pattern for coasters, placemat, and scarf provided. Additional $5.00 supply fee to be paid by check or cash to instructor at first session. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Sheryl Thies, author and designer specializing in knitting and Tunisian crochet. #1870.401 THR 6-8pm, Feb 3&10 #1870.501 WED 6-8pm, April 6&13 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Wool Wet Felted Purse/Pouch Come create a small purse, bag or pouch using colorful wool roving (wool before it is spun into yarn) enhanced with colorful silk threads. Wet felting with wool is an old art form being taken to new levels with bright colors and applications. This is not knitting and felting. Bring a large button, bead or whatever you might want for a clasp/closure, if you have one, and an 18” piece of small bubble wrap to class. $10 material fee paid to Instructor at class includes roving, wool felt, silk and needed supplies. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, has an art degree and teaches playful art classes.

Needle Felting with Wool Using colored wool roving (wool before it is spun into yarn) and a barbed needle, create art onto most fabrics for colorful art work, fashion a piece of jewelry, add as fabric embellishments and create 3 dimensional objects. This is a simple and relaxing art form for all ages that is finding a new revival. Also makes for great gifts. $8 material fee, payable to Instructor at class, includes needles, wool fabric and wool roving. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, has a degree in art and teaches playful art classes. #1505.501 THR 6-9pm, March 24 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

Simple Silk Scarf Dyeing Come create stunning yet easy to make silk scarves. You will learn new techniques to dye silk fabric. Each person will create 2 scarves in this class. They make great gifts, or keep for your self! No art background necessary. Bring an art smock or apron, rubber gloves, spray bottle and hair dryer for an enjoyable evening of fun. $10.00 material fee payable to the Instructor at the class. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Welch, has a degree in art and teaches playful art classes. #1540.501 THR 6-9pm, May 5 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

#1565.401 WED 6-9pm, Feb 16 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

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Sew Right! Sewing 101: Sew What!

Sew Handi

Have you always wanted to begin learning to sew or brush up on your sewing skills? If so, this is the class for YOU! We will go over sewing machine and tool basics, get familiar with seams and interfacings, learn pattern reading, and make a mini tote bag. This class is designed to demystify the art of sewing and is tailored to jump-start your summer sewing needs. Supply list available up registration. Sewing machines are provided, but feel free to bring your own. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance has a BS in Art Education. She loves to sew and enjoys teaching others this art form.

Designed for individuals who are interested in learning to sew without the use of a machine. Learn the basic tricks of the fabric arts trade in this hand sewing class! Hand sewing is great for making and repairing clothes and other similar items and for finishing touches that are too delicate for a machine, like buttons and hems. Hand sewing is also ideal for use in art projects. We will cover hand sewing essentials, such as which thread and needles to choose, fabric measuring and cutting, and basic hand stitches and when to use them. You will bring all these techniques together in our final project, a drawstring tote bag! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance.

If you haven’t sewn for a long time or are interested in learning to sew but don’t know where to start, this is the course for you. We will cover the very basics of this popular and practical hobby, including sewing machine and tool essentials and seams. By the end of the session you will be able to integrate everything you have learned in order to complete a pillowcase with accent band as your final sewing project. All fabric included in course fee, but please bring fabric scissors and pins to class. Sewing machines are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance. #1682.401 THR 6-9:30pm, March 3 #1682.501 THR 6-9:30pm, April 14 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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Pre-Sewing 101: Sew Simple

#1684.401 MON 6-9:30pm, Jan 31 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Sew Cool!

Beat the winter chills and have fun at the same time! Learn how to sew a charming yet useful draft snake that can be placed in window sashes or at the base of a door to keep your home warm and toasty. This project is an easy yet practical way to use up small scraps of fabric. Great for beginners, but also appropriate for more experienced sewers, this class will cover the basics of sewing machine use and other helpful techniques. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance. #1686.401 THR 6-9:30pm, Feb 17 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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#1680.401 THR 6-9:30pm, Feb 3 #1680.402 THR 6-9:30pm, Feb 10 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Zakka Sewing: Merci Apron

Zakka, a Japanese fashion phenomenon that emphasizes the functional and stylish design of household objects, is sweeping the country. Imbue your every day objects with your unique individuality and charm! Perfect for the beginning or more advanced sewer, this course covers basic sewing machine use and hand embroidery stitches, including Sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery stitch. Come and find out what Zakka and Sashiko and Merci are all about, as we put together this wonderful apron! 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Stephens Vance. #1688.501 TUE 6-9:30pm, April 12 & 19 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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On Stage Off the Vine… Acting Techniques: For Your Life or On Stage! Whether you are an aspiring actor wanting to nail that audition, a business professional making presentations in the office or just interested in taking the mystery out of acting, this course is for you! Through focusing on improvisation, personality exercises, theater games and character building you will learn to lose your inhibitions and improve your presentation in only five weeks. Applicable to any area of your life, this class will get you feeling confident in your ability to stand up in front of a group (no more stage fright!) and make people believe what you have to say! 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Croak, a casting director, has been teaching acting for over 20 years. He has appeared in over 300 films and 100 plays. #1820.401 TUE 5:30-8pm, Feb 1-March 1 #1820.501 TUE 5:30-8pm, March 29-April 26 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Into to Videography/Camera Covers the technical basics of operating Canon MiniDV cameras focusing on how to avoid the most common errors made by amateur videographers. You will learn how to get good color, clarity, and sound, as well as an idea of what is actually happening inside the camera. Class size small and “hands on” with a camera and tripod for each participant. Presented in cooperation with WYOU Community Television. Meets at WYOU studios. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Eric Allin, Technical Director of WYOU and local videographer. #1840.401 THR 5:30-8:30pm, Feb 17 #1840.502 THR 5:30-8:30pm, April 21 #1840.501 THR 5:30-8:30pm, March 24 #1840.503 THR 5:30-8:30pm, May 19 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Intro to Video Editing Learn to use Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing software. Covers the basics of the software and provides the resources for learning the program in more depth after the class. Class sizes are small for more personal instruction. Editing lab open weekdays featuring 4 Macintosh stations with software found in many professional video operations available with additional WYOU membership. Presented in cooperation with WYOU Community Television. Meets at WYOU studios. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Rick Richards, Board Chairman, WYOU or Robert Lughai, Education Director, WYOU. #1850.401 THR 5:30-8:30pm, Feb 24 #1850.502 THR 5:30-8:30pm, April 28 #1850.501 THR 5:30-8:30pm, March 31 #1850.503 THR 5:30-8:30pm, May 26 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Wine Appreciation Join us for four classes as we discover how to evaluate, taste and describe wine. We will explore how to read and understand wine reviews, detect biases and hype. Learn to read a wine label and tell if you will like the wine, how to understand advertising and discover values. Find out which wines taste like a $30 bottle but can be had for as little as $10 (and find out which $30 bottles aren’t worth even $10!) Proof of age required at class session. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Robert Abendroth, Sales Representative of Purple Feet Wines & an experienced wine tasting instructor. #5550.401 TUE 6-8pm, Feb 1-22 #5550.501 TUE 6-8pm, April 5-26 $79.50(Students/U.Mem)$89.50(Fac/Staff)

Wine Journey Workshops

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See, sniff, sip, and savor like a pro! Learn the essentials to understand and appreciate wine. Discover the importance of knowing the basics - from wine reviews, to price-value relationships, to seeing through advertising strategies. All tasting fees included in price and no experience necessary. Get the most out of every glass. Proof of age required at class session. Please bring a pen/pencil. 1 Meeting each. INSTRUCTOR: Paul Camponeschi, wine lover with a degree in Hospitality/Tourism and specialized culinary training.

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#5535.401 THR 7-9pm, Feb 17 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

Wines of Chile & Argentina

#5520.501 THR 7-9pm, April 7 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

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Houseplants 101 & 102 Turn your black thumb green! Learn how to grow great houseplants , even if you have failed before. Explore growing exotic plants indoors. We will look at the full range of successful indoor plants, including growing plants from seed, repotting, feeding and watering, AND growing plants when you have no sun. Includes the secret to growing cactus in Wisconsin and free plants for you to take home! Meets at the Instructor’s home, approximately 40 minutes north of Madison, where you will see 20 species of agave, three kinds of bananas (grown from seed) and lemon trees previously only found in Thailand. Must provide own transportation to meeting site. You will come home with mulitple houseplant examples to try in your home. Register with your friends and make it “Houseplant Saturday!” 1 Session. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Stave. #4780.501 SAT 1-5pm, May 7 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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Here’s a jump start to turning your house green - green with thriving houseplants! Even if you have failed before you can grow great houseplants. In a personal consultation with the Instructor look at the full range of successful indoor plants, including growing plants from seed, repotting, feeding and watering, AND growing plants when you have no sun. Analyze your situation and take home over $40 worth of plants that will work best for you! Course fee for private consultation for one to three people - Sign up today and invite two of your friends! Meets at the Instructor’s home, approximately 40 minutes north of Madison, where you will see a wide variety of houseplants including the exotic. Must provide own transportation to meeting site. One 3-Hour session. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver, experience Instructor, has successfully grown hundreds of different houseplants, mostly exotic.

Hypertufa Garden Pottery

You can make your own garden planters! And do it really inexpensively, too. If you liked mud pies as a kid, you will love making Hypertufa pottery. Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete that you can easily form into planters, birdbaths, stepping stones, even sculpted statues. We will go over the basic recipe and techniques for making pots and planters. You will create and take home your own garden project. Course fee includes all supplies for a small to medium garden planter. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kris Rasmussen is a UW-Madison grad and owner of the Wisconsin Artisans Gallery in Merrimac. #6300.401 SAT Noon-2pm, Feb 26 #6300.501 THR 6-8pm, March 31 $34.50(Student/U.Mem) $44.50(Fac/Staff)

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Personal Houseplant Jump Start

Vegetable Gardening

It can be easy to grow your own vegetables! Get started this spring and have your own fresh, local vegetables on your table this growing season. We will cover site selection, soil preparation, what and when to plant, weed and pest control, tools and even construction of a simple composting bin. Container and herb gardening will not be addressed. Second session will be on site in the Instructor’s own garden. Directions, timing and car pooling for second session discussed at first class. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Cliff Behnke has been gardening for more than 30 years. #4530.501 TUE 6:30-8:30pm, April 12 & SAT 9:30-11:30am, April 16 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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Turn Your Vegetable Garden into a Vegetable Farm

For the vegetable gardener who wants to delve more deeply into growing crops organically at home. Focus on intermediate and advanced gardening skills: garden design and layout to facilitate crop rotation and cover cropping, planting schedules and succession planting for maximum production, and tips on which vegetable varieties are best suited to our local climate. Take your gardening to the next level in 2011! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTORS: Megan Cain and Claire Strader run Madison Farm Works, a business that designs, installs, and maintains vegetable gardens in Madison. They have over 25 combined experience gardening and farming. #4535.401 MON 6-8pm, Feb 28 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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Spring Games Play Chess With the Masters

Sheepshead is a fun card game played in the Midwest, introduced by German immigrants. Develop an understanding of the rules, ethics and gameplay as Sheepshead is commonly played in this region. A great game for friends and family in a 3-5 player setting. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: John Wagner has played Sheepshead for 40 years and taught the game for 12 years. #4720.401 TUE 6-8pm Feb 1-March 1 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Enjoy Bridge the Easy Way Learn the basic rules and become familiar with most bidding systems, bidding and card playing instruction. You will also be introduced to tournament bridge and actual bridge playing. Please bring a deck of cards. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: John Wagner is a long standing duplicate tournament player and has competed with some of the world’s foremost bridge experts. #4730.401 WED 6-8pm, Feb 2-March 2 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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Bocce – A Real Introduction

Bocce is an ancient game and is the third most popular sport in the world. Learn how to play this highly social game and experience the joy of Bocce. We will cover some of the history of the game, how the game is played (on professional courts), and game strategy. Learn as you play using brand new oyster shell professional Bocce courts. Bocce is a great game, accessible to almost anyone (courts are wheel chair accessible). All you have to be able to do is roll a two pound ball up to 90 feet. Presented in cooperation with the Four Lakes Bocce Association. Meets at the outdoor Bocce Courts on Marsh Lane in McFarland, WI. All equipment provided. Alternate weather date April 28th, no refunds for inability to attend weather date. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Thies and Four Lakes Bocce Association, instrumental in bringing league Bocce to Dane County.

Learn the game of chess the easy way in an enjoyable, clear and informative format. Explore the basic rules, phases, goals, position evaluation skills and creativity through actual play. Also covered will be chess tournament instruction, blitz and skittles play and a brief overview of chess history and its current state. May also include guest speakers. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: John Wagner, a Class A, U.S.C.F. senior chess champion with 45 years of teaching and tournament play experience. #4710.401 MON 6-8pm Jan 31-Feb 28 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

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Sheepshead – The Card Game

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Spring -- the season that brings hope and joy to the hearts of the winter weary! Celebrate the earth’s rebirth in the beautiful woodlands of Madison and the surrounding country. Learn where to find and how to identify the exotic-looking skunk cabbage, delicate rue anemone, showy trillium, and nodding shooting star. Learn about the invasive plants that threaten our native woodland flora. Car pooling for field sessions discussed in class. Rain dates for field sessions Sunday of same weekend. 4 Sessions includes 3 half-day field trips. INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Conde is a former DNR Educator and Naturalist who has lead hikes on 10 state properties. #4450.501 WED 7-8pm, April 13, SAT 9am-1pm, April 16, 30 & May 7 $59.50(Student/U.Mem) $69.50(Fac/Staff )

#4600.501 THR 5:30-7pm, April 14&21 $29.50(Student/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

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Defend Yourself Kung Fu for Fitness & Self-Defense

S.A.F.E Self-Defense for Women by Women

Open to all adults - no previous martial arts experience necessary! Learn to use the movements of the crane, snake, tiger, leopard, and dragon to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. This ancient Chinese style of martial arts not only improves flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular health, but also provides practical self-defense skills. No uniform necessary. 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Villari’s Martial Arts instructors.

Self defense is a women’s issue. One in four women will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape in the U.S. Avoid becoming a statistic! Learn the simple skills of how to “fight like a girl” - and win. Class is designed for women, registration is open to anyone. 4 or 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Ali TrevinoMurphy is a 2nd degree black belt instructor of Shaolin Kempo Karate and a sexual assault prevention activist.

#2750.401 MON&WED 6:30-7:30pm, Feb 7–23 #2750.402 TUE&THR Noon-1pm, Feb 8-24 #2750.403 TUE&THR 5:30-6:30pm, Feb 8-24 #2750.404 TUE&THR 7:30-8:30pm, Feb 8-24 #2750.501 MON&WED 6:30-7:30pm, March 28-April 13 #2750.502 TUE&THR Noon-1pm, March 29-April 14 #2750.503 TUE&THR 5:30-6:30pm, March 29-April 14 #2750.504 TUE&THR 7:30-8:30pm, March 29-April 14 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Kung Fu for Kids! (Ages 4-7 & 8-12) No previous martial arts experience necessary. Learn the movements of the tiger, leopard, crane, snake and dragon! Includes kicking, punching, blocking and more. Have fun as you learn the principles of respect, self-control and self-discipline from black-belt instructors. Parents can enjoy downtown shopping during class! 4/6 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Villari’s Martial Arts instructors. Ages 4-7 #2751.401 SAT 9:30-11am, Feb 5-26 #2751.501 SAT 9:30-11am, March 26-April 16

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Ages 8-12 #2752.401 TUE&THR 4-5pm, Feb 8-24 #2752.501 TUE&THR 4-5pm, March 29-April 14 $49.50(Student/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Kung Fu for Ages 45+

Learn traditional martial arts and self defense techniques without wear and tear on your body. This class retains the complexity of a general martial arts class but encourages wiser use of the body - low impact, no takedowns, and modifications for students with pain, joint issues, injuries, or other concerns. 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Villari’s Martial Arts Instructors.

#2760.401 WED 5:30-7pm, Feb 2–23 #2760.402 SAT 9am-Noon, Feb 26&March 5 #2760.501 WED 5:30-7pm, March 30–April 20 #2760.502 SAT 9a-Noon, April 23&30 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Master Kickboxing The ultimate full body workout! Professional martial arts instructors teach the real applications of kickboxing and self-defense in a fun, high energy format. Burn calories, reduce stress and learn something new! 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Villari’s Martial Arts instructors. #2770.401 MON&WED 10-11am, Feb 7–23 #2770.402 MON&WED 4:30-5:30pm, Feb 7–23 #2770.403 MON&WED 7:30-8:30pm, Feb 7–23 #2770.404 TUE&THR 6:30-7:30pm, Feb 8–24 #2770.501 MON&WED 10-11am, March 28-April 13 #2770.502 MON&WED 4:30-5:30pm, March 28-April 13 #2770.503 MON&WED 7:30-8:30pm, March 28-April 13 #2770.504 TUE&THR 6:30-7:30pm, March 29-April 14 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Kickboxing Fundamentals Break down the proper technique for striking with power from a strong stance. Learn punches, elbow and knee strikes, kicks, and footwork while building strength and coordination, all while gaining confidence! Excellent for beginners and seasoned kickboxers alike a great way to prepare for Master Kickboxing or Shaolin Kempo Karate classes. 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Villari’s Martial Arts Instructors. #2775.401 TUE&THR 5:30-6:15pm, Feb 8-24 #2775.501 TUE&THR 5:30-6:15pm, March 29-April 14 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

#2755.401 TUE&THR 6:30-7:30pm, Feb 8-24 #2755.501 TUE&THR 6:30-7:30pm, March 29-April 14 $49.50(Student/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Yoga Basics Get started with yoga! You have heard it is good for you. You know you need to work out, or add variety to your present routine! Designed for absolute beginners, we will explore all the yoga basics and how to use it for flexibility, strength, relaxation and more. Those with previous experience also welcome. Work with an experienced Instructor and get started on yoga today! 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lawrence, certified yoga instructor with over 25 years experience teaching Kundalini Yoga nationwide. #2672.401 WED 5-6pm, Feb 2-March 2 #2672.501 WED 5-6pm, March 30-April 27 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Go Yoga! Yoga to Beat the Blues

Yoga has been scientifically proven to relieve the symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Learn to use breath work, yoga poses and meditation to help you beat the blues, ward off sadness and replace scared feelings with secure ones. Yoga AND meditation can improve your overall health and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Presented in a a comfortable environment and in a nonjudgmental way; come see what it can do for you! No previous yoga experience required. All ages, shapes, sizes and ability levels welcome. Not intended to replace qualified medical care. 6 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Oftedahl is a certified Yoga instructor. #2674.401 TUE 6-7pm, Feb 1-March 8 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Yoga At Noon Here is a powerful, practical technology for health, fitness and self-growth. You can improve overall bodily function through emotional balance, weight loss, elimination of negative habits, and a consistent sense of well-being. Understand what is necessary to improve your quality of life and gain the energy to go out and do it! Meets at Memorial Union. Sec. 402, no class 3/14 & 3/17. 8 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: Lisa Lawrence, certified yoga instructor with over 25 years experience teaching Kundalini Yoga nationwide, assisted by Mary Hoddy. #2650.401 MON&THR Noon-1pm, Jan 31–Feb 24 #2650.402 MON&THR Noon-1pm, Feb 28-March 31 #2650.501 MON&THR Noon-1pm, April 4–28 #2650.502 MON&THR Noon-1pm, May 2–26 $74.50(Students/U.Mem)$84.50(Fac/Staff)

Stress Less With Yoga Whether it is the stress of exams, post-graduate deadlines, or the anxiety of entering and staying in today’s job market, we all need to learn as much as possible how to relieve the damaging effects these stressors may have on us. Here are challenging and therapeutic teachings to awaken the healing power of breath and compassion for all beings. Get inspiration to find true alignment in your heart and spirit. See for yourself how Kundalini yoga can transform your life and help you rest easy while coping with everyday demands. No previous experience required. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lawrence, certified yoga instructor with over 25 years experience teaching Kundalini Yoga nationwide.

Focus on Flexibility Stretch your body and elevate your outlook! We will combine deep stretching, core and abdominal strengthening, and meditation to help you gain a strong, youthful and flexible body! Some cultures measure age by the flexibility of one’s spine instead of chronologically. You can help insulate your spine and body against injury and stimulate and align all 26 vertebrae and 72,000 nerves of your spine. You can also enjoy the additional benefits of aided function of the liver, adrenals, lungs, kidneys, optic nerve, and your digestive system. Increase your range of motion, open up in ways you never thought possible, and achieve a Focus on Flexibility! 5 or 6 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Oftedahl, certified Yoga instructor. #2675.401 MON 6-7pm, Jan 31-March 7 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff) #2675.501 MON 6-7pm, April 4-May 2 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

#2667.401 WED 7-8pm, Feb 2-March 2 #2667.501 WED 7-8pm, March 30-April 27 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Burn, Baby, Burn Yoga

Kundalini 2.0

Did you know that yoga can be fat-burning? Join us for a yoga workout aimed at that belly fat. Along the way you will gain better health and vitality while learning an enjoyable routine to burn that belly fat. We will use yoga to work on the endocrine system, which in turn will help balance hormones responsible for water retention, hunger, mood swings and food cravings. A natural addition to the class includes stretching, firming and toning abdominal and leg muscles. Both beginners and those with yoga experience welcome. 5 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Oftedahl is a certified Yoga instructor.

Get past that “been there, done that” feeling when doing your yoga. If you are ready to graduate from rookie yoga then come join us! We will take your yoga practice to the next level in this intermediate, 90 minute class intended for experienced students, those who have completed at least one Kundalini yoga course. Sec. 401, no class 3/3, Sec. 501, no class 4/14. 5 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Oftedahl, certified Yoga instructor. #2678.401 THR 5-6:30pm, Feb 3-March 10 #2678.501 THR 5-6:30pm, March 31-May 5 $59.50(Students/U.Mem)$69.50(Fac/Staff)

#2677.501 TUE 6-7pm, April 5-May 3 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

If you’re interested in exploring a different way of looking at an important stage in all of our lives, sign up for this unique workshop. You will get practical tools to help you lose the anxiety often associated with death and dying, according to yoga. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lawrence, certified yoga instructor with over 25 years experience teaching Kundalini Yoga nationwide.

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#2642.501 WED 5-6:30pm, May 4 $14.50(Students/U.Mem)$24.50(Fac/Staff)

Yoga On The Fly

If you’re planning on traveling, take long or frequent flights, or find yourself sitting places for long periods of time, put this on course on your to-do-list! Learn a number of easy poses and techniques you can use on the plane, in the airport, your hotel, or anywhere to stretch, de-stress, and relax. Designed for beginners, those with some experience welcome. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Seidel, certified Yoga instructor. #2636.501 MON 7:15-8:45pm, May 2 $14.50(Students/U.Mem)$24.50(Fac/Staff)

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The Yoga of Dying

Yoga for Gardeners

Learn yoga stretches to complement continuous bending for digging, planting, and weeding. Prevent and relieve pain and create balance in your body. Doing these asanas daily will help not only the back, but also the entire body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Develop warm ups that focus on stretching and strengthening the lower back, abdominal core, legs, shoulders, and upper back. Special arms sequence to prevent or reduce repetitive injuries. Join other gardeners as we discuss posture benefits and stretch breaks during gardening. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Seidel is a certified Yoga instructor. #2635.501 TUE 7:15-8:45pm, May 3 $14.50(Students/U.Mem)$24.50(Fac/Staff)

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Yoga Workshops

Yoga for Bicyclists

Work the areas of the body that bikers use most! Stretches for the chest and stomach backward and strengthening for the lower back. Learn breathing practices to enhance your performance and increase stamina. Balance the muscle groups that are being overlooked with the repetitive motions of biking. Learn new warm ups and cool downs for your favorite sport. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Seidel is a certified Yoga instructor. #2637.501 MON 7:15-8:45pm, May 16 $14.50(Students/U.Mem)$24.50(Fac/Staff)

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Tai Chi Chuan – The Gentle Dance

Learn to make yourself feel happier in minutes with a simple skill you can practice at home or the office. And it’s something that you already know how to do - you just need to be reminded. This basic introductory meditation can be that reminder. Just bring something you like to sit on and an open mind. Taught in the long-time tradition of the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization founded by Yogi Bhajan. All levels of previous experience with meditation welcome. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lawrence has over 25 years experience teaching others how to take care of their own mind and body.

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#3810.401 WED 6:15-7pm, Feb 2-March 2 #3810.501 WED 6:15-7pm, March 30-April 27 $44.50(Student/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

Aura Energy Clinic Learn to improve your physical, mental, and spiritual energy! Through information, awareness, and simple aura massage techniques you can put yourself at ease. A topic worth exploring and experiencing. You will receive intuitive insights, aura feedback and a comprehensive take away program designed to empower and reveal energetic experiences. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Anacker is an energy seer, Reiki Master, and the co-founder of a non-profit specialty school. #3292.401 THR 7:30-9:30pm, Feb 24&March 3 $34.50(Student/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Chakra Balancing & Clearing Chakras are energy centers, touch points, in the body located at major branchings of the human nervous system, beginning with the base of the spinal column and moving upward. Chakra education is awe inspiring, especially if you take an experiential approach. Regardless of your knowledge of these energy centers in the human energy field this evening will be fresh and full of great insights. We will experience an amazing animated 20 minute video educational meditation, balance and clear your own chakras and attune to a state of mind that helps the chakras stay in their natural flow. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Anacker is an energy seer, Reiki Master, and the co-founder of a nonprofit specialty school. #3293.401 THR 7:30-9:30pm, Feb 10 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

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Five Elements of Chinese Medicine

Water, wood, fire, earth, metal. These are the rhythms to which we move through our lives. They can help us to better understand our personalities, our relationships, our stressors and even our health! Have fun identifying the primary elements within yourself and others, and move towards a more balanced life! 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Ali Treviño-Murphy is a certified Energy Medicine practitioner who uses the five elements for managing a business and teaching. She also applies five elements theory to Chinese martial arts. #3294.401 FRI 6-8pm, Feb 18&25 #3294.501 FRI 6-8pm, April 22&29 $39.50(Student/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Five Minute Daily Energy Routine Stressed? Fatigued? Constantly sick? Learn a simple routine of acupressure, applied kinesiology and chi kung exercises that will cut through what ails you. Boost your immune system, relieve stress, improve concentration and performance, and feel more vibrant in only 5 minutes a day! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Ali Treviño-Murphy is an experienced teacher and certified energy medicine practitioner. #3299.401 FRI 6:30-7:30pm, Feb 4 #3299.501 FRI 6:30-7:30pm, April 8 $19.50(Student/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Tapping Away Negativity Be free of anxiety, worry, stress and more. The residue from negative thinking and emotion sits in our energetic meridians. These are found all along the human body. As the natural flow of the life force energy becomes impeded we can reinvigorate these flows. These energetic meridians correspond with the points that are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Empower yourself with some basic self applied techniques that are helping countless people from around the world. Gift yourself with knowledge affirmative power and your ability to apply intentional will. It is time for you to no longer be a victim to internal states that undermine your life progress. 1 Session. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Anacker is an energy seer, Reiki Master, and the co-founder of a non-profit specialty school. #3312.401 THR 7:30-9:30pm, Feb 3 $24.50(Student/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

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And Saves Money, Too Inexpensive Home Decorating

Home Buyers’ Workshop

Having trouble making your decorating vision a reality? Allow a choreographer (and professional redesigner) to share the trade secrets for decorating and design with you. All it takes to succeed is knowing the key secrets. For instance, colors look different at home than in the store and knowing what to do about it makes all the difference to your project. Learn the techniques to: Be your own decorator. Create a home where all the elements - colors, fabrics, textures, lighting, arrangements, and spaces - work together to reflect your personal style and vision. Make major changes for much less than you might think, using whatever you already have. This is a 6 hour course with personal attention and customized solutions. Save yourself lots of time and money your answers are waiting for you. Sign up now while it’s still on your mind. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Rita Horvath has organized, redesigned, and staged homes and offices since 2004. She has a business degree in enterprise development. www.naturally-organized.com

Graduate from renter to owner! Prepare yourself for homeownership and discover the secrets of successful home buying, including budgeting, loan pre-qualification, inspection, closing, and other important steps. Get tips on finding the perfect home and neighborhood. Learn about contracts and negotiations involved with home buying as well as inspections, tests and home warranties. Feel comfortable and confident with becoming a homeowner! Textbook included. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Laughlin is an Accredited Buyer Representative and Owner of Foundation Realty, LLC.

#3370.501 MON 6-9pm, April 11&18 $34.50(Student/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

Getting Your House Ready For Sale House values keep sliding and sellers can’t sell. Let this interior redesigner show you how to improve your odds. Unstaged homes average 6 months or more to sell but over 94% of professionally staged homes sell within 5 weeks and bring up to 10% more, nationwide in 2009. Find out how to: Help buyers see themselves in your house, so they’ll make more offers. Overcome out-of-date or unpopular features. Better your odds of getting out of a house that could drag you down with it. Potentially avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy. A prior student wrote: “Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know that I staged my house after taking your course last March and was able to sell it in about a month.” This is a 3 hour course with personal attention and customized solutions. Save yourself thousands of dollars and lots of time and missed opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your chances. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Rita Horvath has organized, redesigned, and staged homes and offices since 2004. She has a business degree in enterprise development. www.naturally-organized.com #3400.401 TUE 6-9pm, Feb 1 $29.50(Student/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

#3540.501 WED 6-8pm, March 30 $19.50(Student/U.Mem)$29.50(Fac/Staff)

Basic Wills Learn the basics of estate planning and whether you can use the Wisconsin Basic Will. Discussion of wills, trusts, probate and nonprobate property, marital property and other subjects related to estate planning. Includes this classroom session on campus plus one individual, personalized, 30 minute meeting with the instructor at her office (to be scheduled at the first session). 1 Meeting plus individual session. INSTRUCTOR: Juscha Robinson, a partner at Herrick & Kasdorf, LLP, focusing on estate planning. #3560.401 SUN 5:30-8pm, Feb 6 #3560.501 SUN 5:30-8pm, April 10 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff) )

Wills & Other Essential Documents Estate planning is not just for the famous and wealthy, it is for everyone! You will benefit if you need to create your own documents, update an existing estate plan, or advise aging parents. Focuses on three important things: planning for illness, death, and taxes. Learn basic terminology and how to complete wills and other important documents on your own. Topics include: role of your personal representative; nominating a guardian; the difference between non-probate and probate property; how wills and trusts differ; the purpose of a power of attorney and living will; and estate taxes. Your will also receive the option of instructor’s legal services at a 15% discount. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Melinda Gustafson Gervasi, a college lecturer and attorney who focuses on estate planning and probate issues. #3565.401 SAT 9-11am, Feb 26 #3565.501 SAT 9-11am, April 30 $34.50(Students/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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The Wisconsin Union Craftshop

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Where Art is a VERB! Intro to Artist Printmaking

The Craftshop, “where art is a verb,” was the first open studio arts facility ever opened in a college union. Located on the fourth floor of Memorial Union, working media include ceramics, woodworking, traditional b&w photography, art metals, stained glass, glass fusing and more. Need instruction, take the Mini Course. Know enough and looking for the space and tools to work, the Craftshop sells access permits by the semester, half-semester and hourly. Facilities maybe shared during class time. Most multi-session courses based in the Craftshop include a permit so you can use the facility outside of class time.

Learn a variety of techniques to make fine artist prints. We will introduce you to monotype and relief printing processes. Use your new skills to make prints, greeting cards, invitations, and more. Additional supplies discussed first class session. Course fee includes access to facility outside of class time. No class 4/24. 4 Sessions. INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Plummer (saraheplummer.com) is a graduate of Xavier University and completed her MFA at UW-Madison in printmaking, book arts and paper-making.

Photo Silk Screen Printing

Custom Wood Frames: Create & Frame

Here is an introduction to screen printing from photographic images. Learn the process of photo emulsion screen printing. We will cover the process from beginning to end including how to transfer your image, preparing the screen, making prints with safe, water-based acrylic inks. Turn your photos into fine art screen prints, create printed note cards and more. Course will cover printing to paper, fabric or t-shirt printing is not included. Additional supply costs discussed first class. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Patricia LaPointe, recent MFA graduate from UW-Madison. #6160.401 MON 5:30-8pm, Feb 7-28 $74.50(Student/U.Mem)$84.50(Fac/Staff)

Matting & Framing Develop your matting and framing skills. And save money now and in the future as you continue to use these skills! Learn to mat, mount and frame your photos, posters and prints. Master the basic skills of design including selecting and cutting beveled mats, mounting artwork, and assembling prefabricated wood and metal frames. Bring a two-dimensional art piece that you want to frame to second class, additional supplies (cost depends on project) discussed first class. FEE INCLUDES Craftshop use outside of class time. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Engle, retired Wisconsin Union Painter who does his own matting and framing. #6200.401 TUE 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 8-March 8 #6200.501 THR 6:30-8:30pm, March 31-April 28 $99.50(Student/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

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#6140.501 SUN 1-3pm, April 3-May 1 $69.50(Student/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Starting with just a few boards you can create beautiful, professional grade custom-made wooden frames. Learn basic woodworking skills as you create your own frame and finish framing a project of your choice. Instruction includes safe use of hand and power tools. We will also work on final framing techniques so you can finish and hang your project. Designed for people with little or no experience, those with previous woodworking experience welcome. Supplies (approx. $20-$40+, depending on final project dimensions and wood choice) discussed first class. FEE INCLUDES facility use outside of class time. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Feggestad, over 20 years experience with woodworking. #6210.501 MON 6:30-9:30pm, March 28-April 25 $99.50(Student/U.Mem) $109.50(Fac/Staff)

Stained Glass Artistry Introduce yourself to a new craft and discover the art and beauty of stained glass. Create a simple glass panel that you can enjoy for years. Learn how to select and cut the glass, and assemble your panel using the copper foil method. All the basics covered in this course designed for beginners, those with some experience welcome! COURSE FEE INCLUDES access to facility outside class time. Additional supply cost depends on project chosen. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Carol Giffin teaches nationally, enjoying stained glass since 1998. #6250.401 THR 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 3-March 3 $99.50(Students/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

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Hypertufa Garden Pottery

You can make your own garden planters! And do it really inexpensively, too. If you liked mud pies as a kid, you will love making Hypertufa pottery. Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete that you can easily form into planters, birdbaths, stepping stones, even sculpted statues. We will go over the basic recipe and techniques for making pots and planters. You will create and take home your own garden project. Course fee includes all supplies for a small to medium garden planter. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Kris Rasmussen is a UW-Madison grad and owner of the Wisconsin Artisans Gallery in Merrimac.

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#6300.401 SAT Noon-2pm, Feb 26 #6300.501 THR 6-8pm, March 31 $34.50(Student/U.Mem) $44.50(Fac/Staff)

Build Your Own Longboard

Basic Woodworking Learn basic woodworking procedures and safe operation of hand and power tools while building a Parsons-style table. Designed for people with little or no experience and to help you learn all the basic techniques you need to know to continue woodworking on your own. Wood supplies (approx. $40-$80+, depending on final project dimensions and wood choice) discussed first class. Alternate project is possible at Instructor’s discretion. FEE INCLUDES PERMIT FOR FACILITY USE OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Finishing project may require time outside class. Facilities shared during class time. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: (401) Dennis Feggestad, over 20 years experience with woodworking, (402, 501)Merlin Luschen, a self-taught custom furniture builder. #6350.401 MON 6:30-9:30pm, Jan 31-Feb 28 #6350.402 WED 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 2-March 2 #6350.501 WED 6:30-9:30pm, March 30-April 27 $119.50(Students/U.Mem)$129.50(Fac/Staff)

#6330.501 SUN 6:30-9:30pm, March 27-May 1 $149.50(Students/U.Mem)$159.50(Fac/Staff)

#6380.401 SUN 11am-1:15pm, Feb 13-March 6 $99.50(Students/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

Adirondack Chair

Learn how to build your own Adirondack Chair as you learn basic techniques for working with wood. Both hand tool and machine skills taught as you learn the design and construction of this classic chair. Makes an incredible gift but this chair is so great you may want save it to use it yourself and give the next one you build to someone! COURSE FEE INCLUDES access to facility outside class time. Additional supply costs depends on wood chosen. No class 4/18. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Christopher Jungbluth, custom furniture maker.

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Make wooden bowls, spindles for lamps or other furniture parts, and more as you learn wood turning and all the techniques you need to safely operate the lathe. Primarily lecture/demonstration, however, participants encouraged to work on the project of their choice. Some previous woodworking experience and use of power tools expected. COURSE FEE INCLUDES access to facility outside of class time and woodshop equipment surcharge. Attendance at first class required. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Fernando Vilchis, an engineer who enjoys lathe work, has taught lathe courses for over 20 years.

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Imagine gliding down the street on a skateboard you designed and built! Learn to build a classic pintail (or custom), shaped, top-mount longboard. We will cover everything you need to know to take your design from the drawing board to a functional longboard. Includes how to build simple concave forming presses, pressing and shaping boards, finishing techniques and mounting of your hardware. Surf the streets on your one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, shred-stick! Course fee includes wood supplies (Approx. $60 value, hardware not included) and access to the facility outside of class time. Outside class time will be required to finish project. No previous woodworking experience required. No class 4/24. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Alex Ruff, experienced skateboard builder who has started his own custom deck design company.

Turning Wood Bowls & Spindles

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#6340.501 TUE 6:30–9:30pm, March 29-May 3 $119.50(Students/U.Mem)$129.50(Fac/Staff)

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Ceramic Boxes, Tiles & More

Learn the infinitely creative and fun art of ceramic slab building. Learn how to use the slab roller. Develop construction and design techniques to turn your slabs into boxes, custom ceramic art tiles, sculptural expressions and more. Includes a variety of glazing/finishing techniques. No previous pottery experience needed. Great way to add skills for those with previous wheel-only experience. COURSE FEE INCLUDES PERMIT FOR FACILITY USE OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Cost for additional supplies (clay, $25 or more) depends on projects. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gloria VanDixhorn, accomplished professional potter with tons of teaching experience who sells through galleries and art fairs. #6040.501 SUN 6-8:30pm, March 27-April 17 $89.50(Students/U.Mem)$99.50(Fac/Staff)

Wheel Pottery Refresher Get back into pottery! A class designed for those who have already learned the basics of wheel throwing but need help getting started again. Review basic throwing skills and get tips on taking your pottery to the next level. A refresher to get you back throwing again! Basic knowledge of wedging and centering expected and assumed. COURSE FEE INCLUDES access to facility outside of class time. Additional material cost for clay ($25 or more, depending on projects), purchase first class. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gloria VanDixhorn. #6050.401 SUN 6-8:30pm, Feb 6-March 6 $109.50(Student/U.Mem) $119.50(Fac/Staff)

Intro to Wheel Pottery It is as much fun as it is therapeutic! Discover the magic of wheel pottery. Create bowls, mugs, vases and more as you learn basic wheel techniques, hand pulling and glazing techniques. Additional materials and recommended tools discussed at first class(approx. $25-$60, avail. at Craftshop). First class session may run 15 to 30 minutes over. FEE INCLUDES permit for facility use outside of class. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTORS: (401, 501, 503)Ira Slatter, practicing ceramic artist with a variety of teaching experiences, (402, 403, 502)Gloria VanDixhorn. #6060.401 MON 6:30-9pm, Jan 31-Feb 28 #6060.402 TUE 6:30-9pm, Feb 1-March 1 #6060.403 WED 6:30-9pm, Feb 2-March 2 #6060.501 MON 6:30-9pm, March 28-April 25 #6060.502 WED 6:30-9pm, March 30-April 27 #6060.503 THR 6:30-9pm, March 31-April 28 $109.50(Student/U.Mem)$119.50(Fac/Staff)

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Functional Pottery Learn how to make pottery you can use in your daily life. Develop basic wheel throwing and ceramic construction techniques as you fashion cups, bowls, plates, steins, bottles and/ or jars from clay. Includes finishing and glazing techniques to make the functional ware you create uniquely yours. Additional materials and recommended tools discussed at first class (approx. $25-$60, avail. at Craftshop). FEE INCLUDES permit for facility use outside of class. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy L. Kraemer, ceramic artist, painter and art instructor with a fine arts degree from Columbus College of Art & Design. #6070.401 THR 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 3-March 3 $109.50(Student/U.Mem)$119.50(Fac/Staff)

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Exploring Pottery – Parent & Child (Ages 8+)

Have fun exploring pottery with your child. Learn basic wheel throwing techniques and finishing/glazing skills as you work on a joint projects or side-by-side. Let our experienced Instructor help you have fun learning and working together! COURSE FEE includes access to facility outside class time. Additional materials and recommended tools discussed first class, approx. $12-$40. Course fee is for one parent and one child. Sec. 501, no class 4/17 & 4/24. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Ira Slatter. #6065.401 SUN Noon-2pm, Feb 6-March 6 #6065.501 SUN Noon-2pm, March 27-May 8 $139.50(Students/U.Mem)$149.50(Fac/Staff)

Continuing Wheel Pottery Strengthen and expand your basic throwing skills. Take your ceramic artistry to the next level as we focus on control and technique. Learn to create lidded vessels, develop new finishing techniques and create your own ceramic aesthetic. Perfect for those just finishing Intro to Wheel Pottery or with some previous throwing experience who want to further advance their skills. COURSE FEE INCLUDES PERMIT FOR FACILITY USE OUTSIDE OF CLASS. Cost for additional supplies (clay, $25 or more) depends on projects. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gloria VanDixhorn. #6080.501 TUE 6:30-9pm, March 29-April 26 $109.50(Student/U.Mem)$119.50(Fac/Staff)

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#6220.401 MON 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 7-March 7 #6220.501 TUE 6:30-9:30pm, March 22-April 19 $109.50(Student/U.Mem) $119.50(Fac/Staff )

Silver Rings

Create your own silver rings as we explore different types of ring design. Learn ring fabrication techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, basic forming, riveting and bezel setting. Create your own designs using the the unlimited combinations possible around these basic ring types. COURSE FEE INCLUDES permit for use of facilities outside of class. Additional supply costs depend on project choices. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Yuyen Chang.

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#6222.401 TUE 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 8-March 8 #6222.501 MON 6:30-9:30pm, March 28-April 25 $109.50(Student/U.Mem) $119.50(Fac/Staff)

Intro to Precious Metal Clay

Fine silver jewelry is as easy as sculpting clay. Discover the world of precious metal clay! Explore how to texture and manipulate silver clay, then refine the details to fashion the design you have in mind. Your jewelry creation is then heated to burn away the binders fusing the silver together. Course fee includes access to facility outside of class time. Additional supply costs, approx. $60. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Carol Giffin, teaches nationally, stained glass and precious metal clay artist. #6230.501 THR 6:30-9:30pm, April 7-28 $79.50(Student/U.Mem) $89.50(Fac/Staff)

Keumboo Jewelry

Keumboo is a traditional Korean technique for adding high karat gold to silver jewelry. Learn this diffusion bonding technique in this hands on class. We will cover techniques to develop and execute patterns in 24K gold foil attached to simple sterling silver forms. Designed for beginners, few fabrication techniques or skills are required to create unique and beautiful jewelry. Those with previous metals experience welcome! Project materials kit purchased from Instructor at class (up to $25, depending on your choice of project). You will leave class with a simple sterling pendant or a pair of earrings. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Yuyen Chang. #6223.501 TUE 6:30-9:30pm, April 26-May 10 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

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Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry design. We will explore jewelry fabrication techniques including sawing, piercing, stamping, texturing, forming, soldering, and stone-setting. Starting with an extensive exploration of the various ways to texture metals, you can then design and fabricate pendants or earrings using these techniques. Includes bezel-setting a cabochon stone. Course does NOT include casting techniques. COURSE FEE INCLUDES permit for use of facilities outside of class. Additional supply costs depend on project choices. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Yuyen Chang, MFA in Art Metals, UW-Madison. Yuyen is an experience teacher whose artistry has been featured in Metalsmith magazine and selected for national juried shows.

Etched Copper Jewelry

Learn to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in etched copper. Learn the chemical etching process and get an introduction to electrolytic etching. Explore the different ways to cut, drill and finish copper metal sheet to create your own unique jewelry designs. No previous jewelry experience needed, those with previous experience welcome. COURSE FEE INCLUDES fee includes permit to use facility outside of class time. Additional supply list at registration. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Alison Lesniak is an independent jewelry artist and experienced teacher. #6224.401 WED 6:30-9:30pm, March 2&9 $49.50(Student/U.Mem) $59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

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Intro to Enamel Jewelry Making

Learn the ancient art of fusing glass on metal with this hands-on jewelry-making workshop! Discover how to create beautiful multicolored designs in enamel and learn how to fire them using a torch or a kiln. Create enameled pendants, earrings and more. No experience with metalwork or enameling is necessary, those with pervious art metals experience welcome. COURSE FEE INCLUDES fee includes permit to use facility outside of class time. Additional supply list at registration. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Alison Lesniak. #6240.501 WED 6:30-9:30pm, March 30-April 27 $99.50(Student/U.Mem) $109.50(Fac/Staff)

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Making Better Photos

Explore composition, lighting, exposure and framing the image on your way to making better pictures. This is not a technical class but one that will give you new information and a new way of viewing the world around you, which can result in better photographs. We will look at the work of master photographers such as, Ansel Adams, Cartier Bresson, Annie Liebowitz and Imogen Cunningham. Between class assignments and time for in-class interaction and critiques. A good understanding of your camera expected. Applicable to both digital and traditional photography. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Lorraine Bose, professional photographer with over 30 years of experience in her own business and other settings.

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#6540.501 THR 6-9pm, April 14-28 $39.50(Students/U.Mem)$49.50(Fac/Staff)

Photographing Your Pets

Still working on that really great picture of Sparky? We will talk about photographing pets from A to Z, fish to horses, with an emphasis on cats and dogs. Includes posing, lighting and equipment. Applicable to both traditional and digital photography. Basic camera handling skills assumed. Please do not bring pet to class. You are encouraged to bring a few of your best pet photos so far. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver, professional photographer with over 40 years experience.

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#6550.501 MON 6-9pm, May 2 $24.50(Students/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Old School Photography

Traditional “old school” black and white photography offers you a great best chance to play and express yourself. Learn traditional and experimental approaches to this great art form. Designed for newbie film photographers who got a new Holga as a gift or inherited a old 35mm SLR. Learn how to develop your own film (35mm or 120), print using an enlarger, how to use filters, experiment with double exposures, dodge and burn. Course fee includes access to facility outside of class time and in-class darkroom chemical fees. Go “old school” - register today! 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Johnson, professional photographer who plays on the artsy side of photography. #6620.501 MON 7-9:30pm, March 28-April 18 $89.50(Students/U.Mem)$99.50(Fac/Staff)

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Photo Portraits Make your people pictures really pop! We will explore photographic portraiture techniques, composition and lighting all to help you take great photo portraits. Explore body language, lenses and perspective and the importance of lighting. Starting with outdoor portraits and moving indoors, we will look at different lights and arrangements of lights. Bring a guest and complete a real photo portrait on a weekend field trip. Here you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned and try out some of the Instructor’s equipment and many portrait lenses. Saturday field session meets at Instructor’s home approx. 40 minutes north of Madison. Car pooling discussed in class. Assumes basic camera handling knowledge. Applicable to both 35mm and digital photography. 2 Meetings plus field session. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver. #6560.501 WED 6-9pm, April 20&27, SAT, 9am-1pm, April 30 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

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Scenic/Travel Photography

Come home from your travels with much better pictures! Capture what you saw on your scenic vacation. A review of the fundamental approaches and how to avoid the most common errors are presented. Some advanced picture taking methods are explored also. Applicable for both traditional and digital photography. Basic understanding of photography and camera operation expected. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Heisler, experienced photographer and Instructor. #6570.501 MON 7-9pm, April 4-18 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

Designing Better Photos Every picture tells a story. And it tells a better story when it’s a well designed composition. Explore the concepts and techniques for creating great photo compositions. We will look into individual lines, circles, and shapes and how they affect your perception and enjoyment of an image. Placement in the frame, grouping of elements, implied direction are all part of the mix. Designed for those comfortable with basic camera handling who want to create great images. Applicable to both traditional and digital photography. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver. #6750.401 WED 6-9pm, Feb 16&23 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

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Understanding Your Digital Camera Selling Your Photography

#6730.401 MON 7-9pm, Feb 14-March 7 #6730.501 WED 7-9pm, March 30-April 20 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Digital Photography 101 & 102 Your digital camera works fine as a “point and shoot” but you want to make even better pictures. Learn how in this class designed for the new or intermediate digital photographer. We will cover all those confusing technical issues and menu settings. Look at photo basics with the digital camera in mind. Understand your camera better as the nifty tool it is and then get beyond the basics to get the picture your mind’s eye sees. Bring camera to first class. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver. #6740.401 TUE 6-9pm, Feb 15 – March 1 #6740.501 MON 6-9pm, April 4-18 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Digital Photography 201 Advanced concepts to help you become a better photographer no matter what the subject. Starting with a quick review of important basics, we will go on and cover histograms, “Expose to the Right,” Perspective, and 8 other ways of getting the exposure correct on your first shot. Completion of Digital 101 & 102 course or equivalent assumed. Bring your camera to all classes. 3 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver. #6744.501 TUE 6-9pm, April 5-19 $49.50(Students/U.Mem)$59.50(Fac/Staff)

Macro Photography Take great pictures of little things: wildflowers, insects, jewelry, and more! An introduction to the basics of macro photography from equipment needed to fundamental techniques and methods. Applicable to both digital and traditional photography. Sunday session is photo field trip to Instructor’s property near Portage, WI. Basic understanding of photography and camera operation strongly recommended. 1 Meeting plus weekend field session. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver.

Ready to start marketing your photography? An introduction to all that is involved in selling your photographs to others for use in their publications/productions. Learn how to look professional, talk the talk, and walk the walk from the beginning so that publishers will consider using your work. Applicable to both traditional and digital photography. Bring a few of your photos for evaluation of their potential and tips on where to get started selling your photos. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver, has over 40 years experience as a professional photographer. #6670.501 MON 6-9pm, April 25 $24.50(Students/U.Mem)$34.50(Fac/Staff)

Digital Images/Photoshop A solid introduction to Photoshop Elements and similar software. From touch-ups of your digital photos to wild and contrived images, learn to scan-in, alter, or digitally create an image from scratch in this hands-on workshop. Add text to your image, play with contrast levels and color inversion, create layers, isolate images, and more. Hands on course work done on IBM-PC notebooks (provided), or bring your own laptop computer. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Engle, retired Wisconsin Union Painter who enjoys digital image alteration and has taught this class for over six years. #6800.401 THR 6-9pm, Feb 10-March 10 #6800.501 TUE 6-9pm, March 29-April 26 $109.50(Students/U.Mem)$119.50(Fac/Staff)

NEW!

Are you confused by all the terms used in digital picture taking? Pixels, resolution, compression, jpeg, etc.? We will explain and simplify the technical features of your camera. Learn the how, when and why to chose, use and control your camera’s functions. A basic camera operation course primarily for those with digital Point & Shoot cameras. 4 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Heisler, experienced photographer and Instructor.

Getting The Most From Your DSLR

After putting down the big bucks for your first DLSR you are anxious to return to the control of your old film SLR and learn how to use the best lenses. Create an individual plan for the next 3-4 lenses you should consider buying. Work with an Instructor with over 40 years experience and who regularly uses over 80 lenses on his DLSR. Explore, and practice using, lenses costing $10 to $10K. We will delve into sharpness, color, contrast, user friendliness, Bokeh, and other aspects as we go. 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver. #6771.501 WED 6-9pm, April 6&13 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

#6680.501 TUE 6-9pm, April 26 & SUN 1-5pm, May 1 $44.50(Students/U.Mem)$54.50(Fac/Staff)

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Private Lessons One-On-One Instruction

B&W Darkroom

Get individual instruction, just you and the Instructor, in whatever direction you want to go. Let our experienced artist and teacher help you grow your own artistry with private instruction. Sessions conducted in the Memorial Union Craftshop facility when appropriate. Schedule (all one session or multiple times totaling three hours) arranged with Instructor. Option of additional hours possible after initial session(s). 3 hours of one-to-one instruction.

Let our professional photographer help you improve or add to your traditional photography skills. Uses the Craftshop’s facilities. Scheduled according to facility availability. INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Johnson works as a professional photographer and darkroom technician. She loves sharing the darkroom experience with others.

Ceramics/Pottery

Voice Private Lessons

Let an accomplished ceramic artist help you take your pottery to the next level. INSTRUCTOR: Gloria VanDixhorn, accomplished ceramic artist and teacher whose work is available in a variety of local galleries. #6001.501 Schedule with Instructor $99.50(Student/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

Woodworking Best suited for people who have already taken Basic Woodworking or have a basic familiarity working in a woodshop. Can help with specific woodworking challenges like a special project, hand tool use and sharpening, joinery (mortise and tenon, dovetailing), advanced machine use/maintenance or similar tasks. Sessions conducted in the Memorial Union Craftshop facility. INSTRUCTOR: Chris Jungbluth, accomplished custom furniture builder and experienced Instructor.

#6008.101 Schedule with Instructor $99.50(Student/U.Mem) $109.50(Fac/Staff)

Whether you’re an experienced performer or have only sung in the shower, voice lessons can help. Sharpen your skills and learn to better communicate through your singing in the relaxed atmosphere of private lessons. You will become more comfortable with your voice while working on basic musicianship, correct vocal production, proper breathing, and correct diction. All singing levels welcome! Bring music that you’d love to sing to the lesson. 45 minute private lessons. 5 meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Margaret Ingraham, voice teacher for over 40 years, MFA in acting and professional AEA actress who has acted in theaters across America including eight years in Chicago theater. Choose a 45-minute time slot during these available times! #7180.401 MON 6-9pm, Jan 31–Feb 28 #7180.402 TUE 6-9pm, Feb 1–March 1 $119.50(Students/U.Mem)$129.50(Fac/Staff)

#6005.501 Schedule with Instructor $99.50(Student/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

Photography Possible areas could be: proper settings for your camera, buying that new, or better, digital SLR, portraits, sports, weddings, wildlife, macro, scenery, travel and how to work with your photos in your computer. ONE 3 HOUR private, one-on-one session in the field using your camera and also the instructor’s extensive array of equipment. Schedule to fit your availability. INSTRUCTOR: Gene Staver has over 40 years of professional photo experience, 20 years of teaching experience, and is a widely published and recognized photographer. #6006.501 Schedule with Instructor $99.50(Student/U.Mem)$109.50(Fac/Staff)

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Harmonica Private Lessons

Guitar Private Lessons

The harmonica is a popular, easy-to-learn, and expressive musical instrument. Single notes, melodies, blues, bent notes and improvisation are covered in these one-on-one lessons. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Music reading unnecessary. Participants must provide their own harmonica. Five (5) 30 minute private lessons. Lessons start on the hour and half hour. 5 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: DeWayne Keyes has taught over 1500 people to play harmonica!

Interested in learning or improving your playing? Whether it’s finger style, rock, blues, or jazz, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an experienced player- there’s something here for you! Explore chords, scales, techniques, theory, whatever you like. Material covered will be determined by your ability, experience, and interests. Guitarists of all skill levels welcomeyes, even beginners! Access to guitar required. Five (5) 30 minute private lessons. Lessons start on the hour and half hour. INSTRUCTOR: Richard Gordon, performer and private music instructor.

Choose a 30-minute time slot during these available times! #7400.401 TUE 10:30am-4pm, Feb 1-March 1 #7400.402 WED 2-5:30pm, Feb 2-March 2 #7400.403 THR 3-9pm, Feb 3-March 3 #7400.501 TUE 10:30am-4pm, March 29-April 26 #7400.502 WED 2-5:30pm, March 30-April 27 #7400.303 THR 3-9pm, March 31-April 28 $69.50(Students/U.Mem)$79.50(Fac/Staff)

Choose a 30-minute time slot during these available times! #7460.401 TUE 6-9pm, Feb 1-March 1 #7460.301 TUE 6-9pm, March 29-April 26 $79.50(Students/U.Mem)$89.50(Fac/Staff)

union sou t h opens april 15, 2011!

your new union will offer: • Premier live music venue

• 17 meeting rooms

• 350-seat cinema

• Art gallery

• Climbing & bouldering wall

• 4 unique restaurants

• 8-lane bowling alley

• Coffeehouse, ice cream, convenience store & more!

• Full-service Credit Union

Check out the website for photos, events & other fun opportunities.

www . newunion . wisc . edu

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Uniquely Yours… Registration 4 Easy Ways To Register. Via the WEB

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Use our Mail-In Form on Page 39 Mail to: Box 301 Rm. 4104 Memorial Union 800 Langdon St Madison, WI 53706 MC/VISA, Check, Money Order. CHECKS PAYABLE TO: WI Union Mini Courses.

By PHONE 262-3156 or 262-5771 8am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. MC/VISA only!

In PERSON Memorial Union, Room 4104 Office Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Instructors do NOT take registrations or registration monies. Registrations accepted until the day of course provided class has made minimum enrollment and space is available. Register early to ensure your space in class!

FAQ Our Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction is important to us! If you are dissatisfied with your Mini Course, let us know, and we will issue a Credit Voucher to be used towards any other Mini Course(s) in the next year. A completed Voucher Request Form must be received with 10 days of the FIRST class meeting. Voucher Request Form available on our web site or from office. Phone requests are possible.

How about Parking? Ask us! For most classes we can provide you with information on parking within two blocks of your meeting place. See our website. We also have a PARKING INFO FLYER which can be provided with your confirmation notice. Call us for more information!

What if I need a Refund? Full refund of course fees if we cancel a course for any reason. IF YOU REQUEST A REFUND, A $5.00 FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR REFUND. TO RECEIVE A REFUND, NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY OUR OFFICE THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. No refunds for inability to attend published rain dates. Refund of Membership fees requires return of Membership Card. Refunds for fees paid by cash or check can take up to 4 weeks to process. Refunds for fees paid by credit card are credited to your account immediately. Receipts will not be mailed for credit card refunds. Please consult your monthly credit card statement for confirmation of refund.

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What about Transfers and Credit Vouchers? Transfers and Credit Vouchers are possible up to the second class meeting of any course. A $5.00 FEE IS ASSESSED for transferring or requesting a Credit Voucher. No Credit Voucher will be issued after second class session for multiple session courses. One-session and individual lesson courses require three business day minimum prior to class start date for Transfer or Credit Voucher requests. Credit Vouchers are good towards any Mini Course, for one year from date of issue.

Returned Checks A $30 fee is due on any returned check.

Where is my Course Location? Course locations are listed on your course Confirmation Notice under the course title, including directions for determining exact location if necessary. For classes in Memorial Union, Union South or “Campus Classroom,” check the “Today in the Union” listing, posted at every Union entrance or online at www.union.wisc.edu, on the day of your class. Call our office (262-3156) if you need any assistance.

What If I Register on the Web? Participants who register via our website will be able to print their own course confirmation notice. Please print out your confirmation, as no other course notice will be mailed. All additional info you need will be on this e-confirmation.­


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It’s easy to become a Union member and enjoy Mini Courses plus many other benefits! Whether choosing our special $30 Introductory rate or other membership options just enter the amount for the option you select in the membership fee box on the form above. If you have membership questions, call us at 262-2263.

Annual Membership Options $30 – Six-month Introductory (NEW members only) $50 – Annual Lifetime Membership Options $300 – General Community $55 – Student: within 12 months of leaving UW-Madison $150 – Recent Grad: within 1-5 years of leaving UW-Madison

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#4705.401 MON 5:30-8pm, Feb 23 $29.50(Students/U.Mem)$39.50(Fac/Staff)

Juggling For Anyone Anyone can learn how to juggle, even you! Learn the “three ball cascade” before working your way up to a number of trick variations including three and four ball tricks, rings, and clubs. For beginners and experienced jugglers alike. Learn to juggle – it is fun, it is therapeutic, and it will amaze your friends! 5 meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Melonhead, a member of the International Jugglers Association.

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Beginning Magic Do you need to grab the attention of an audience, class, or simply amaze your family and friends? Turn to magic to quickly establish good rapport with your presentation! In this class you will learn step-by-step “no fail” magic tricks and how to modify a trick to suit your own topic by using “patter.” You will be inspired to learn more tricks and develop the confidence to perform them. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Deanna Loewenhagen has been performing comedy magic as a clown and as a trainer for over 10 years.

#4700.401 TUE 7:30-9pm, Feb 1-March 1 $34.50(Student/U.Mem)$44.50(Fac/Staff)

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