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Classroom and Online Personal Enrichment

Explore something new

Our live online programs are designed to be informative and interactive, so you can communicate directly with your instructor and classmates during the class. Take advantage of our unique topics that will provide you an opportunity to learn something new. We give you a link and a scheduled time so you participate from anywhere with an internet connection.

Programs in Classroom and Online Personal Enrichment

  1. Academy for Lifelong Learners

    Face-to-Face | Online

    Formerly known as Senior Americans Day, the Academy for Lifelong Learners provides attendees a day of education and connection.

  2. Backyard Birding

    Hybrid | Online

     Have you stopped to notice the animals that come through your backyard? Nature is all around us and sometimes we are moving too fast to enjoy it. Birds are some of the more fascinating creatures and taking time to enjoy them can be just what we need.

  3. Communiversity Band

    Face-to-Face

    Communiversity Band is a joint effort of the UWEC Barron County Music Department and the adult musicians of the surrounding communities.

  4. Creating Art with Alcohol Inks

    Face-to-Face

    Are you interested in learning a new way to create art? Alcohol inks are a unique way to create art with vibrant, highly pigmented colors. Learn to work with alcohol inks and create your own pieces to take home.

  5. Herbalism for Everyday Use

    Online

    People have been using natural remedies for ailments throughout human civilization. Recently, herbalism is gaining popularity again. Learn from a master herbalist how to use herbs, plants and essential oils to address a variety of ailments.

  6. Introduction to Mosaic Art

    Learn a new skill that can be used to create a future art piece or a practical tile project around the house.

  7. Let's Make a Podcast

    Online

    In this program, we will explore what makes a great podcast, and what tools you need to make your own podcast at home. We will learn about different styles, tools, techniques and how to share your productions.

  8. Mushrooms of Late Summer and Autumn

    Hybrid

    Mushroom foraging has seen a dramatic rise in popularity across the country. Autumn is when wild mushrooms are most prevalent and is a great time of year to forage mushrooms.

  9. Native Plants of Wisconsin

    Local plant communities are at risk from multiple invasive species. Discover how to distinguish between native and non-native species. Learn how you can help by incorporating native plants into your yard.

  10. Northwinds British Brass Band

    Face-to-Face

    The Northwinds British Brass Band is formed in the British tradition of brass and percussion.

  11. Red Cedar Choir

    Face-to-Face

    Open to all community members, high school age* and older! You will have the incredible opportunity to sing and be part of one of the best choirs in the area.

  12. Sign Language 1

    Face-to-Face

    Do you wish you knew how to communicate through sign language? This course will give you basic knowledge and understanding to communicate with the Deaf community. Practice the fundamentals of conversation including receptive skills and body language.

  13. Sign Language 2

    Face-to-Face

    If you’ve taken Sign Language 1 or have introductory skills/knowledge and are ready to learn more this is the program for you.

  14. Spring Edibles

    Online

    Forage for more than just mushrooms. Discover a variety of food that you can harvest and add to the dinner table.

  15. Wild Mushrooms 101

    Online

    Learn the basics of mushroom identification in time for spring foraging. Learn what is edible, what should be avoided, and look-alikes that could be confusing.

  16. Writing A Memoir — Letting our Senses Guide our Stories

    Online

    The instructor—an award-winning author who offers decades of teaching, writing, editing, and publishing experience—will provide encouragement and guidance as you write your own story. Open your mind to new perspectives on writing memoir.