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Non-Credit Leisure Learning Classes & Programs at SIUE

Are you looking for fun, stress-free learning opportunities in a university environment? How about personal development through affordable non-credit leisure learning classes?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers a variety of non-credit leisure learning courses just for you - and you don't have to be an SIUE student or employee. Classes are open to everyone 16 and older in Edwardsville, the Metro East and the Greater St. Louis area.

Learn a language. Take piano lessons. Discuss foreign policy with respected professionals and University faculty at our Great Decisions lecture series . Discover a new hobby, brush up on a professional skill and make new friends.

Non-Credit Leisure Learning Classes at SIUE include: 

  • Language classes (including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German and American Sign Language)
  • ACT preparation
  • Piano lessons
  • And more!

 

April 2016

 

Going Manual:

The 12 Essentials Outdoor Workshop 1

April 30, 10 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Sitting in your closet gathering dust is no place for an expensive DSLR camera. You bought the tool to take amazing photos, so why not learn how it works? 

Join us for three solid hours of button-pushing, feature-setting, lens-turning fun as we show you how to take control of your machine, how to see beyond what’s in front of you and how create something magnificent all in-camera, with no editing required. Participants will practice both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) using their own DSLR camera and lenses. Portraits, action, macro, sports and basic off-camera flash photography will be all be addressed. Students will learn how to control depth of field, dial-in the best white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpening, hue and tint settings when the inspiration strikes. No post-production for this group, it’s all about getting it right the first time and making magic happen completely in-camera. 

Topics Include:

  • Getting things in focus
  • Choosing the perfect exposure
  • Getting the best colors
  • Using a polarizer
  • Employing an off-camera flash
  • Understanding the fader
  • Freezing Action
  • Blurring Backgrounds
  • Basic Portrait Techniques 
  • Basic Macro Techniques 
  • and more …
  •  

 

 

 

Flash Photography:

The Basics and Beyond Outdoor Workshop 1

April 30, 1 - 3 p.m. (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

Taking Your Vision, Your Gear and Your Images to the Next Level

The flash is the single-most important piece of gear a photographer can have. It can set his vision free and ignite his passion for real message building like none other. In this highly enlightening flash photography course, you'll learn to control your flash and use it with confidence both indoors and out. Portraits, landscapes and family moments will become easy to capture. Not only that, but you can say goodbye to blurry images forever once you've learned to master the flash.

No prior experience is required, no expensive gear is needed. Bring your camera, its manual and fresh batteries to the session.

Topics Include:

  • How the tool works
  • How to employ it properly
  • How to use it off-camera
  • How to build a flash picture
  • How to use multiple flashes
  • How to connect them wirelessly
  • How to adjust the settings properly
  • How to build a Flash Stick
  • How to build your own modification equipment
  • How to react quickly
  • How to compose daringly
  • How to add drama to any photo
  • and much, much more

             

 

 May - 2016

 

In camera Magic:

The 12 Essentials   Full Course - Three Sessions

May 2, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

May 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

May 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Discover the Magic, Excitement and Rewards of Going Manual with your DSLR Photography Equipment!

Join award-winning fine-art photographer and celebrated author Rod Deutschmann on a trip through modern photography that will leave you spellbound. Learn to take full manual control of your DSLR camera equipment, visualize the amazing and make magic happen completely in-camera. No post-processing or expensive gear is required. If you're a fan of great photography or if you're tired of post-production this is the course for you!!!

Twelve practical steps toward a more passionate and creative you! A clear and focused path toward amazing images is just what you can expect when you take this course. In it, your instructor breaks photography down into twelve essential, simple-to-learn and easy-to-control components. Lectures, illustrations and hands-on experiments fill the course. Students will learn to clean the light they use before it enters the camera, choose (and set) the perfect depth of field, add the perfect amount of illumination, freeze any moment and adjust the look and feel of each and every photo created.

A brand new approach, for a brand new world. This course is about true expression, visualization and art with a modern DSLR camera. It's about stepping outside of the box, of shunning the point-shoot-and-fix mentality prevalent today and being unique in your both your approach and attitude. If you're looking for the next phase of digital photography, if you're looking to get more in touch with who you are as an artist and start creating spectacular images completely in-camera, this is the course for you.

Topics Include:

•           Visualzation
  

•           Manual Control
 

•           Depth of Field
  

•           Polarizers
  

•           Faders
  

•           Infrared Photography
  

•           Black and White Photography
  

•           White Balance
  

•           Tint
   

•           Hue
  

•           Off-Camera Flash
  

•           Saturation
  

•           Contrast
  

•           SO
  

•           Slow-Shutters
  

•           Multiple Exposure

 

Flash Photography:

The Basics and Beyond  Full Course - Three Sessions

May 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

May 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

May17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

Taking Your Vision, Your Gear and Your Images to the Next Level

The flash is the single-most important piece of gear a photographer can have. It can set his vision free and ignite his passion for real message building like none other. In this highly enlightening flash photography course, you'll learn to control your flash and use it with confidence both indoors and out. Portraits, landscapes and family moments will become easy to capture. Not only that, but you can say goodbye to blurry images forever once you've learned to master the flash.

No prior experience is required, no expensive gear is needed. Bring your camera, its manual and fresh batteries to each session.

Topics Include:

  • How the tool works
  • How to employ it properly
  • How to use it off-camera
  • How to build a flash picture
  • How to use multiple flashes
  • How to connect them wirelessly
  • How to adjust the settings properly
  • How to build a Flash Stick
  • How to build your own modification equipment
  • How to react quickly
  • How to compose daringly
  • How to add drama to any photo
  • and much, much more

 

 

Brand Management, Social Media and Content Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 1

May 12, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

Brand Management, Social Media and Content Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 2

May 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Friday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

 

Going Manual: the 12 Essentials Outdoor Workshop 2

May13, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Friday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Sitting in your closet gathering dust is no place for an expensive DSLR camera. You bought the tool to take amazing photos, so why not learn how it works? 

Join us for three solid hours of button-pushing, feature-setting, lens-turning fun as we show you how to take control of your machine, how to see beyond what’s in front of you and how create something magnificent all in-camera, with no editing required. Participants will practice both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) using their own DSLR camera and lenses. Portraits, action, macro, sports and basic off-camera flash photography will be all be addressed. Students will learn how to control depth of field, dial-in the best white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpening, hue and tint settings when the inspiration strikes. No post-production for this group, it’s all about getting it right the first time and making magic happen completely in-camera. 

Topics Include:

  • Getting things in focus
  • Choosing the perfect exposure
  • Getting the best colors
  • Using a polarizer
  • Employing an off-camera flash
  • Understanding the fader
  • Freezing Action
  • Blurring Backgrounds
  • Basic Portrait Techniques 
  • Basic Macro Techniques 
  • and more …
  •  

 

Winning Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Strategies For Small Businesses Workshop 1

May 18, 9:30 to 12:20 a.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

Photography and Video Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 1

May 18, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

SEO and Social Journalism for Small Businesses Workshop 1

May 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Monday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

Macro and Close-Up Photography Workshop 1

May 28, 10 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Unlock the secrets to creating amazing close-up and macro images flowers, insects and water drops using the gear you already own. In this exciting, completely hands-on, three-hour specialty photo workshop, you’ll learn how to get close to the world around you, how to achieve perfect focus, achieve eye-popping color and how to freeze even the fastest moving subjects. No prior experience or expensive equipment is required. We can show you how to do it all using the gear you already have and suggest inexpensive accessories that can get you even closer. Group exercises with flowers, insects and water drops highlight the class. Bring your DSLR camera, lenses and accessories to this insightful and fun workshop. 

Topics Include:

  • What is Macro
  • Controlling Depth of Field
  • Freezing Motion
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Extension Tubes
  • Close-Up Filters
  • Polarizes and the Flash
  • Creating a Light Trap
  • Achieving Amazing Color
  • Photographing Insects
  • Photographing Waterdrops
  • Photographing Flowers

 

June 2016

 

Designing Your Own Business Website with Wordpress  Full Course - Three Sessions

June 1: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

June 8: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

June 15: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

Learn to create, modify and maintain your own unique small-business Website !

Don’t spend thousands of dollars having a website built only to find they ‘have’ to do it all over again in 6-12 months! Learn to quickly and easily build and maintain your own Website without wasting money or time! Our Building Your Business Website With WordPress workshop is designed to teach an absolute beginner how to build a business website using WordPress.

Nothing is let to chance, we've included it all!

Follow along through the entire process; from domain and hosting choices, to WordPress installation, choosing a theme, adding plugins, customizing sidebars, creating entries uploading photos, categorizing posts, making slideshows, using tags, customizing calendars, setting up comments, assigning authorships, fighting spam, optimizing content for search engines and much more.

It's all hands-on in this class!

Hands-on practice and instruction is what this class is all about. Participants will be assigned a computer and be issued a mock business WordPress Website to work on throughout the day. Each student will be assigned their own personal Identification, be given photos and videos to upload, posts to optimize, photos to resize and much more.




SEO and Social Journalism For Small Businesses Workshop 2

June 1: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann



Brand Management, Social Media and Online Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 3

June 2: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann




Going Manual: The 12 Essentials Outdoor Workshop 3

June 4, 10 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Sitting in your closet gathering dust is no place for an expensive DSLR camera. You bought the tool to take amazing photos, so why not learn how it works? 

Join us for three solid hours of button-pushing, feature-setting, lens-turning fun as we show you how to take control of your machine, how to see beyond what’s in front of you and how create something magnificent all in-camera, with no editing required. Participants will practice both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) using their own DSLR camera and lenses. Portraits, action, macro, sports and basic off-camera flash photography will be all be addressed. Students will learn how to control depth of field, dial-in the best white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpening, hue and tint settings when the inspiration strikes. No post-production for this group, it’s all about getting it right the first time and making magic happen completely in-camera. 

Topics Include:

  • Getting things in focus
  • Choosing the perfect exposure
  • Getting the best colors
  • Using a polarizer
  • Employing an off-camera flash
  • Understanding the fader
  • Freezing Action
  • Blurring Backgrounds
  • Basic Portrait Techniques 
  • Basic Macro Techniques 
  • and more …




Conquering Depth of Field:

Outdoor Photography Workshop 1

June 4, 1 to 3 p.m. (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann




Studio Photography U
nplugged: Amazing Photos Anywhere Workshop 1

June 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann




In The Shadows of Leonardo: Classic Lighting Techniques for the Modern Photographer •
 

Full Course-Three Sessions

June 11, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

June 18, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

June 25 ,1 to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann




Modern Photographic Composition
•  Taking Better Pictures - Full Course-Three Sessions

June 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

June 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

June 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann




Winning Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Strategies For Small Businesses Workshop 2

June 8: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschman




Photography and Video Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 2

June 15: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Modern Brand Management, Social Media and Online Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 4

June 23: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

July 2016

 

Modern Brand Management, Social Media and Online Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 5

July 6: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann



Sports and Action Photography Outdoor Workshop 1

July 9: 10 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann



Mastering the Polarizer Outdoor Workshop 1

July 9: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 



Going Manual: The 12 Essentials Outdoor Workshop 4

July 23, 10 a.m. to Noon (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Sitting in your closet gathering dust is no place for an expensive DSLR camera. You bought the tool to take amazing photos, so why not learn how it works? 

Join us for three solid hours of button-pushing, feature-setting, lens-turning fun as we show you how to take control of your machine, how to see beyond what’s in front of you and how create something magnificent all in-camera, with no editing required. Participants will practice both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) using their own DSLR camera and lenses. Portraits, action, macro, sports and basic off-camera flash photography will be all be addressed. Students will learn how to control depth of field, dial-in the best white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpening, hue and tint settings when the inspiration strikes. No post-production for this group, it’s all about getting it right the first time and making magic happen completely in-camera. 

Topics Include:

  • Getting things in focus
  • Choosing the perfect exposure
  • Getting the best colors
  • Using a polarizer
  • Employing an off-camera flash
  • Understanding the fader
  • Freezing Action
  • Blurring Backgrounds
  • Basic Portrait Techniques 
  • Basic Macro Techniques 
  • and more …

 



Mastering the The Flash Stick Workshop 1

July 23, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

 

 

Modern DSLR Photography:

The 12 Essentials  •  Full Course - Three Sessions

July 13, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

July 20 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

July 27 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

Discover the Magic, Excitement and Rewards of Going Manual with your DSLR Photography Equipment!

Join award-winning fine-art photographer and celebrated author Rod Deutschmann on a trip through modern photography that will leave you spellbound. Learn to take full manual control of your DSLR camera equipment, visualize the amazing and make magic happen completely in-camera. No post-processing or expensive gear is required. If you're a fan of great photography or if you're tired of post-production this is the course for you!!!

Twelve practical steps toward a more passionate and creative you! A clear and focused path toward amazing images is just what you can expect when you take this course. In it, your instructor breaks photography down into twelve essential, simple-to-learn and easy-to-control components. Lectures, illustrations and hands-on experiments fill the course. Students will learn to clean the light they use before it enters the camera, choose (and set) the perfect depth of field, add the perfect amount of illumination, freeze any moment and adjust the look and feel of each and every photo created.

A brand new approach, for a brand new world. This course is about true expression, visualization and art with a modern DSLR camera. It's about stepping outside of the box, of shunning the point-shoot-and-fix mentality prevalent today and being unique in your both your approach and attitude. If you're looking for the next phase of digital photography, if you're looking to get more in touch with who you are as an artist and start creating spectacular images completely in-camera, this is the course for you.

Topics Include:

   •        Visualzation
  

   •      Manual Control
  

   •      Depth of Field 


   •      Polarizers
  

   •      Faders
  

   •      Infrared Photography
  

   •      Black and White Photography
  

   •       White Balance
  

   •       Tint
  

   •       Hue
  

   •       Off-Camera Flash
 

   •        Saturation
 

   •         Contrast
  

   •        SO
 

   •      Slow-Shutters
  

   •      Multiple Exposure

 

Flash Photography: The Basics and Beyond  •  Full-Three Session Course

July 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Tuesday)

July 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Tuesday)

July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m(Tuesday)

Cost  $150.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

SEO and Social Journalism for Small Businesses Workshop 3

July 14, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

Winning Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Strategies For Small Businesses Workshop 3

July 14, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

The Business of Modern Photography Workshop 1

July 18, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m(Monday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann

 

Modern Brand Management, Social Media and Online Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop 6

July 20: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m (Wednesday)

Cost  $60.00

Instructor • Rod Deutschmann


GERMAN, BEGINNING 2

This beginning 2 level class is a continuation of our previous classes. It is perfect for those who have taken the previous classes, or who have had previous exposure to German language. The class promises to be a fun, interactive learning experience.

Fee: $89

Location: Collinsville High School, Room 145

Instructor: Gabriele Steinhauff

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN

This class continues to expand students' knowledge of grammar. A strong focus is placed on conversational skills. Students should have knowledge of basic German grammar and sentence structure. Come join us to improve your German language skills in a fun atmosphere!

Fee: $89

Location: Collinsville High School, Room 145

Instructor: Gabriele Steinhauff

BEGINNING ITALIAN LANGUAGE

This class is for individuals with minimal or no previous knowledge of the Italian language.  It will focus on speaking, reading, writing and understanding basic Italian grammar and conversation.

Fee: $89

Location:   Collinsville Memorial Library Center

408 West Main Street

Training Lab

Instructor: Barbara Klein

ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE

This class is intended for those who have a basic working knowledge of the Italian language. It will build language skills by reviewing Italian grammar, reading and speaking.

Fee: $89

Location:  Collinsville Memorial Library Center

408 West Main Street

Training Lab

Instructor: Barbara Klein

PARLIAMO ITALIANO! - BEGINNING ITALIAN CONVERSATION

If you have always wanted to speak a second language this is your opportunity! Join us in exploring the Italian language and culture with a fun and interactive approach. Through videos, group discussions and occasional guests, you will be able to learn basic Italian and have a taste of the culture of this beautiful country. Participants in this class will begin to practice their conversation skills in Italian with less focus on grammar. This course is open to all levels but basic knowledge in Italian is helpful. You will be guided through this unique experience by a native Italian instructor.

Fee: $79

Location: SIUE, Peck Hall, Room 2409

Instructor: Fabia D'Amore-Krug

EVERYDAY JAPANESE CONVERSATION

This class is for students with some experience with Japanese conversation or for those who have had a previous Japanese language class.  The majority of class time will be spent speaking Japanese.  Conversations for everyday situations will be discussed and practiced.  Each session will focus on one topic including: food, travel, weather, and health.  Students will also learn to read and write the kana alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana); some kanji (Chinese characters) will also be learned.  NOTE: The first week of this class will be a review of what was taught in the Basic class.

Fee: $65

Location:  SIUE, Peck Hall, Room 2408

Instructor: Sachiko Kobayashi

BASIC JAPANESE CONVERSATION AND CULTURE

Students learn and practice basic conversations. Conversation for potential situations experienced while traveling and in the course of everyday life will be covered. This class will also cover Japanese culture and daily foods. No textbook purchase required.

Fee:  $60

Location: SIUE, Peck Hall 0303

Instructor: Sachiko Kobayashi

BEGINNING 2 SPANISH

This class is designed for students who have previously taken a Spanish language class or who are familiar with some basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar. During this class, students will be provided with many online tools that will help them to advance at their own speed / level. Classes will be fun and interactive.  Students will personalize individual binders with information that they find helpful and pertinent to their personal area of interest within the Spanish language. The required textbook is available for purchase from the University Bookstore. Textbooks are non-returnable; you may wish to purchase only after there is sufficient registration to hold the class.

Fee: Fee: $49

Location:  SIUE, Peck Hall, 0303

Instructor: TBA

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & DEAF CULTURE

This noncredit class will provide an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure; students will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing users of the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of language and culture.

Fee: $89

Location: SIUE, Peck Hall 2413

Instructor: Tammy Kowalski, Sign Language Interpreter

ACT Review

This activity consists of a pre-test, and four 3-hour sessions focused on math skills, vocabulary/grammar, science, and general test-taking strategies. Textbook, practice tests, and handout materials included. Bring a calculator and #2 pencils. (NO Mechanical Pencils)

Location: SIUE, Peck Hall 1404

Location: SIUE, Peck Hall 1404

Fee: $175

Instructor: Learning Edge Staff

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  The Office of Educational Outreach reserves the right to cancel or postpone activities and substitute qualified instructors when necessary.  If we cancel an activity for any reason, you may select another activity or receive a FULL refund.  An attempt will be made to notify you by phone when it is necessary to cancel an activity.  If you cancel no later than five (5) business days prior to the activity start date, you are eligible for a full refund, minus a 10% processing fee or $10.00 (the greater of the 2), or you may select to have your registration fee transferred to another activity.  Otherwise, no refund will be issued.     If you can't come, send a friend!

Plus - special programs for Lifelong Learners

Contact the Office of Educational Outreach (618-650-3210 or email) for more information.

Savings!
Sign up early (at least a week before classes start) to get $15 off most registration fees!
Or become a Lifelong Learning Member for additional savings


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