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Registration open for spring adult community classes

RELEASED: Dec. 20, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — Registration is now open for spring 2011 Community Classes for Adults from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension.

Designed for beginners and beyond, the noncredit courses will be held on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Courses vary in cost. Spring 2011 courses are:

  • "Intermediate Digital Photography," Mondays, March 28-May 2, 6-8:30 p.m. The course, taught by Bill Hoepner, a photographer and digital asset manager for Learning and Technology Services at UW-Eau Claire, will explore key lighting principles, posed photos, digital file management and image correction as well as the artistry and elements of good composition.
  • "Historical Bindings: German and Coptic," Wednesdays, March 30-May 4, 6-8:30 p.m. The course will be taught by Wanrudee Buranakorn, assistant professor of art & design at UW-Eau Claire. Students will become familiar with two historical, exposed-spine bookbinding techniques, "Langstich und Kettenstitch" (long stitch and link stitch) and "Coptic." Both bindings are along-the-spine sewing using single needle and thread.
  • "Drawing: For the Absolute Beginner," Tuesdays, March 15-May 3 (no class on March 22), 6:45-8:45 p.m. Instructor Kim Yearman, a local artist, designer and teacher, will guide beginners as they explore activities that develop hand-eye coordination, learn how to use specific methods to "see" subjects and experiment with media to create line, shape, texture and shaded forms.
  • "Chinese Culture, Communication and Customs," Thursdays, April 7-May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This course is designed for individuals who are planning to travel or relocate to China, host visitors from China, cater to Chinese tourists in the United States, adopt a child from China, work with Chinese students in the classroom or become more culturally intelligent. Dr. Judy Sims and Shulan Wei, both UW-Eau Claire faculty members, are the instructors.

To register, obtain a brochure with full course descriptions and additional program information, or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit www.uwec.edu/ce or e-mail ce@uwec.edu. Early registration is recommended as courses fill quickly.

Online courses on a wide variety of topics are also available. New sessions start every six weeks. To review topics, prices and start dates, visit www.ed2go.com/uwecce/.

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