Welcome to Continuing Education at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County.
To meet the needs of lifelong learners, UW Baraboo/Sauk County Continuing Education collaborates with businesses, industries, local school districts, and non-profit agencies to increase your access to educational opportunities.
Our program promotes intellectual stimulation, personal and professional growth, and cultural enrichment through a variety of non-credit seminars, workshops, and short courses.
2013 WINTER CLASSES
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TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
Discovering Mineral Point
Whether you’ve been to Mineral Point or would be a first time visitor, this small town has a lot to offer. Mineral Point is full of history and art with a downtown full of unique stores, art studios, restaurants and cafes. We will get to know the history of Mineral Point, by starting our tour at Pendarvis, part of the Wisconsin Historical Society since 1970, where we will learn about early immigration and mining. Pendarvis’ costumed guides will lead us through six original Cornish settlement buildings. You will see how the miners lived, where they slept, how food was stored and prepared and even the pub they visited. We will also visit Shake Rag Alley. Back in the early 1800s when Mineral Point was a rough and tumble lead mining town, the little valley surrounding Federal Spring was called Shake Rag Under the Hill. When Madison florist Al Felly bought up all the little homesteads around the spring circa 1970 and planted the area into a lovely garden with artisans doing their crafts in the buildings, he called it Shake Rag Alley. October 14, 2004 local artists and community members created Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. In its short 8 years, Shake Rag Alley has worked diligently to offer the most unique and creative workshops and special event weekends featuring the creative minds of local artists. On our tour to Mineral Point, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts will present and discuss their mission of inspiring creativity and nurturing the site’s history as well as provide a glimpse into the many activities that take place there throughout the year. We will have lunch at the Red Rooster Café, a favorite spot in the heart of the historic downtown. Quaintly decorated with red roosters, they have been making traditional Cornish pasty, figgyhobbin and other Cornish specialties for over 30 years. After lunch we will have time to explore the numerous shops, antique stores, boutiques, art galleries and other unique businesses on the main street in Mineral Point.
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Departure: 7:30 am from Reedsburg and 8:00 am from Baraboo
Return to Baraboo approximately 5:30 pm
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
THE EFFECTIVE SUPERVISOR: KEYS TO GREAT LEADERSHIP
Instructor: Jack Harkins Founder of Harkins Leadership Development Corporation
Whether you're just beginning your career as a supervisor or you have years of experience, it's important you have the most up to date tools to effectively manage the ever-changing challenges of today's workplace. Ultimately, your success is measured in terms of the way your employees perform. You have to make sure that the work gets done, costs are controlled, employees work as a team, and upper management is satisfied. Learn the latest in leadership skills while gaining valuable management insight.
• Be a supportive coach
• Tune in to your employees' needs
• Delegate projects based on their strengths and weaknesses.
• Correct poor performance
• Learn the psychology of motivating people
• Correct negative behavior gently for long-term change.
• Bring out the best in your employees
Help them grow so they'll contribute more and feel better about themselves. You'll all enjoy your workplace more—and find greater satisfaction in working together.
Friday, MAY 3rd from 8:30-11:00am
FAMILY FUN PHY-ED NIGHTS
Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 9th through August 1st.
Fee: $40, includes 1 or 2 participating guardians and up to 4 children
COW-ONOMICS COMES TO SAUK COUNTY
Cow-onomics, adapted from Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, introduces students grades 3-5 to economics and entrepreneurship in a fun, hands on variety of learning activities. With the collaborative efforts of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and the UW-Sauk County Extension staff, students will be learning about productive resources, marketing, opportunity costs, saving, earning, spending, investing and more. Students will focus on the dairy industry (June is dairy month) as they meet a real calf, produce ice cream, design creatures out of cheese and participate in small marketing groups to create ideas and problem solve in the world of an entrepreneur.
June 17-21, 2013
Monday –Friday 9am-12:00pm at Pineview Elementary, Reedsburg
Fee: $25 per student
ELEMENTARY ART ACADEMY
Join us for a full week of mornings exploring various art forms and working in the art studio on campus. Instructors will provide opportunities to explore painting, wire sculptors, drawing, foam block carving and more! The week wraps up with a showcase reception for families of participants. This program is for the budding artistwho loves art!
Due to the popularity of this program and our desire to keep the classes small to continue to offer students a great experience, we will be offering Art Extravaganza 2 weeks this summer.
Please register children for only one week.
Session 1: 9am-Noon Monday-Friday July 29--August 2, 2013
Session 2: 9am-Noon Monday-Friday August 5--August 9, 2013
Fee: $125, includes all materials and art supplies
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART ACADEMY
July 29-August 2 (Monday - Friday) from 1-4pm
Middle School kids can pick from one of the following classes:
Illuminate Your Art with Instructor Cindy Zemanovic
Bring your creativity and explore “LIGHT”! Create illuminated paintings on canvas, or stretched canvas sculptures to accent and brighten a space. Cindy will guide you through your week using painting, drawing, and more to help you create a work of art incorporating light.
Adventures in Tie Dye with Instructor Beth Crook
Come spend a week exploring all kinds of Tie Dye techniques. From basic stripes and circles to more advanced techniques like the Spider, Spiral and Watertower, you will have any opportunities to test out different colors and designs on all types of fabrics. Bring in clothes from home to dye or use what we have to supply for you! It is sure to be a colorful extravaganza.
Printmaking Mania with Instructor Sarah Higley
If you love painting, drawing and sculpting, come learn about the amazing world of printmaking. Spend a week in the art studio learning how to make relief prints, collagraphs and monotypes. We’re going to get our hands dirty and make a lot of artwork that you can take home and share with your friends and family!
Beatbox 101 (Vocal Percussion) with Instructor Anthony Lamarr
Beat-boxing is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. Beat-boxing today is connected with hip-hop culture, being one of "the elements", although it is not limited to hip-hop music. The term "beat-boxing" is sometimes used to refer to vocal percussion, used by most college and professional a cappella groups, which attempts a more complete facsimile of the pop music that these groups primarily perform. Vocal percussionists use three basic sounds: bass drum, snare drum, and cymbal. Variations on these sounds can be used to approximate other elements of a drum kit. Over the course of one week, Anthony Lamarr will be your guide as you explore the world of beat-boxing!
Boo U Glee Club with Musical Directors Susan Lappin and Michael Etzwiler
Do you love Glee on TV? We will make it a reality! Come join us for a week of music and movement culminating with a live performance starring YOU! We are looking for 5-8th graders who love to sing and dance and generally enjoy music. This summer at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County you can be a part of the first ever middle school show choir arts camp. You will spend a week of afternoons singing, dancing and putting together a performance for a showcase appearance at the Summerset Festival of the Arts the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the UW-BSC campus.
Introduction to 2D Art with Instructor Tim Znidarsich
In this class we will explore the world of 2D artwork. We will be diving into the world of painting and drawing with a variety of projects including observational drawing, abstract painting and design projects. If you love to learn about famous artists and create your own art, this is the class for you!
Exploring Songwriting with Instructor Mike Droho
Join singer/songwriter Mike Droho for a full week of classes, where you will be intensively & collectively constructing songs to perform at the end of the week showcase & art reception. Mike will also be touching broadly on the subjects of music history, song structure, recording, and the business of songwriting.
Beyond the Sock Puppet with Instructor Megan Watson
Experiment with different materials and methods in the world of puppets. No sock puppets in this class! Create your own character from start to very professional quality finish! You will come out of class with a character ready for its own show - a true work of art to WOW your friends.
Photography with Instructor Christina Beam
Anyone can take a picture, but to become a photographer you have to see the world around you in a unique way. In this class we’ll cover photography basics such as composition, exposure and lighting, then go beyond that to learn how to take creative portraits of your friends, action shots, artistic nature photos and abstract pictures. Participants should have a camera with some adjustable settings (digital is best) and be prepared to share new photos for our hands-on workshops each day.
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All Fitness classes take place in the dance studio at UW-Baraboo in the lower level of the Lange Center.
WAKE UP YOGA
Morning Yoga with Marielle is a combination of gentle yoga postures and breathing to help awaken your mind, stretch your body and calm your soul. Improve your balance and increase your positive energy. Feel your circulation improve and experience better mental clarity. This Hatha based yoga class is designed to keep you moving from one pose to another in rhythm with your breath. Focus is on finding your natural movement, core strength, and breathing. All of these benefits will help you start your day on the right foot.
Fridays, May 3-June 7 • 8:30-9:30am NEW SESSION!
Instructor: Marielle School
If you like to get up and go in the morning or at least feel better when you do, this is the class for you! Join Tennille for this upbeat mix of cardio and muscle conditioning with free weights, body bars, fitness balls and more. This class will get your heart pumping and give you a great boost of energy to help you through your day.
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30am
Session 2: May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Instructor: Tennille O’Leary, AAFA Certified
Energize your lunch hour with the international dance fitness craze, Zumba! Zumba uses contagious, easy-to follow steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive. Come see why 12 million people of all shapes, size, ages, and skill levels are taking Zumba classes. Sounds of salsa, African rhythms, and even French hip-hop are just a few influences. No experience necessary: Zumba welcomes beginners and seasoned attendees alike. Locker room facilities available!
Session 3: Tuesday & Thursdays, April 23-May 30
Instructor: Erika Gerhardt Obois,Group Fitness, AAFA & Zumba Certified
EVENING FITNESS CLASSES
Body sculpting meets fitness party! A calorie-burning, strength-training class with the same great Latin and international music you love from regular Zumba class. You'll learn how to use light hand weights to enhance rhythm, build strength and tone all the target zones. (Light weights provided) This class is appropriate for teens to seniors and no previous dance or Zumba experience required.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 (8 weeks)
Session 2: April 2- May 21 (In session, drop-in fee $10)
Instructor: Erika Gerhardt Obois, Group Fitness, AAFA & Zumba Certified
Develop the length of a dancer and the strength of an athlete with this 60 minute ballet barre workout. This is a high energy/no-impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights. You will build long, lean muscles, and burn fat while having a great time. No dance experience required. Please bring a mat or towel to class, along with a water bottle.
Session 1: April 1- May 20 (In Session, drop-in for $10)
Instructor: Tennille O’Leary, AAFA Certified
Fee: $12 each for one hike, $10 each for two hikes, $9 each for 3 or 4 hikes
Saturday, May 11 6:30 pm until dusk (rain date May 18)
We'll be hiking open prairies to check out unusual grassland and marsh birds. Expect to hear grasshopper sparrows, eastern towhees and sandhill cranes as nesting will be in full swing. The sunsets are always rewarding on this open landscape of restored oak savannas, especially with great views to the Baraboo bluffs.
Happy Hill Glades Preserve
Saturday, May 25 6:30 pm until dusk (rain date June 1)
This is a thoroughly wild place located to the west of Baxter's Hollow. We'll take a moderately strenuous hike up this Nature Conservancy property as we explore an ancient rock outcrop. Once at the top we should be treated to excellent wildflowers and sedges under large open grown oak trees as wood thrush song fills the air
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Our online certificates and courses are provided by quality colleges and associations with expert instructors. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer.
Take courses from the comfort of your own home using the Internet.
All your work and class time takes place at times convenient to you.
Most classes begin monthly and take place over 6 weeks and consist of 12 lessons.
Registration cost is $89 to $99 per class and includes an orientation session.
Wellness Incentives Now (WIN) Program
Dean Health Plan's WIN Program offers cash back for a variety of health-related expenses for the whole family.
Comprehensive Weight Management
Members who participate in Dean's Comprehensive Weight Management Programs are eligible for an additional $100 bonus reimbursement. This does not count toward the $100 individual or $200 family WIN reimbursement maximum.
Anyone who is covered under a Dean Health Plan insurance is eligible to participate. DHP will reimburse individual members up to $100 or families up to $200 for eligible services received per calendar year.
- Acupuncture Services
- Massage Therapy
- Weight Management Programs
- Health & First Aid
- Healthy Food Focus
Cindy McVenes, Director of Continuing Education
Angela Purcell, Program Assistant
Office Location: Room A115
1006 Connie Road
Baraboo, WI 53913
Fax: (608) 355-5290
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: (608) 355-5220
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