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Community Interest classes at Sheridan College provide opportunities to dive deep into your personal interests. These classes deliver unique experiences that will feed your curiosity in a wide variety of areas including art, music, outdoor activities, and cultural topics. You can learn how to fly a drone, quilt, play an instrument, or pack a horse.

Registration is open, and classes start as early as March 3, 2023. Now is the time to enroll.

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Classes Starting in March

3 Day Class
3/3 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday
3/4 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday
3/5 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday

This workshop explores both the technical and conceptual modes of hand quilting. Key concepts include: hand quilting techniques, composition, aesthetics, and buried and exposed knots. Also learn to balance planning with improvisation, tips for quilting and applique, and creating visual tension.

ART-1490-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Denham, B.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

8 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM, Mondays

HIST-2490-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Sprague, D.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course will survey the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the American Indian people of North America from the mid-nineteenth century to present day.

8 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00PM – 8:45 PM, Tuesdays

OEAC-1990-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to build on their current fly-fishing knowledge, while enhancing their basic skills. Lessons will include a review of basic gear, essential safety techniques, and intermediate skills essential to fly-fishing. Pick up where you left off with Sheridan College’s first flying fishing class or try something new.

Schedule of Classes:
3/10 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Friday
3/11 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM, Saturday
3/17 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Friday
3/18 | 10:00AM – 2:30PM, Saturday
4/21 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Friday
4/22 | 10:00AM – 2:30PM, Saturday
5/05 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Friday
5/06 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Saturday
5/12 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Friday

MUSC-2465-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Bergman, R.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

Discover and deepen your appreciation for opera with this companion course to the “MET Live in HD” at the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center. Class will be held the day before the actual MET Opera showing. Learn about the composer, libretto, and music to better understand the dynamics of opera.

This semester’s operas feature Wagner’s Lohengrin, Strauss’s Rosenkavalier, Blanchard’s Champion, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and a bonus live performance of The Four-Note Opera by Tom Johnson performed by Sheridan College music students.

8 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00 PM 8:15 PM, Tuesdays

This course will cover making utilitarian pottery in a studio environment. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will have you making clay cups, bowls, mugs, and whatever your imagination can dream up! No experience is necessary; we will teach you all you need to know.

ART-1990-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Dugal, R.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

16 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00PM – 8:00PM, Wednesdays

PHIL-1490-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Stanislaw, D.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

As a society, it is important to have civil conversations about politics. Studying philosophy can help you navigate topics that we otherwise may want to avoid. This course surveys ideas that have shaped the political landscape of the contemporary Western world by studying their historical development and current implications.

3 Classes
04/21 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM, Saturday
04/28 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM, Saturday
05/05 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM, Saturday

ZOO-1490-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Western, J.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

Students will explore issues related to wildlife-human interactions and ways to find solutions. This course covers fundamental social scientific knowledge and psychology while ultimately discussing collaborative problem-solving. This course will involve reading articles, case histories, and discussion.

Summer Classes Starting in May

6 Week Class, 5/15 – 6/23
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Tuesdays

ENGL-1490-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Julian, T.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course will be an introduction to poetry writing practices in a community-oriented classroom. The course combines the study of published poetry with the study of craft.

6 Week, 5/15 – 6/23
7:00 AM – 9:30AM, Wednesdays

ENGL-1490-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Sinclair, S.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This introductory course explores themes, patterns, literary conventions, and topics about the natural world in American literature. Discussions will examine the human connection to the environment, nature, and the motivations of environmental writers. Students will gain insight into what has been written about nature and place, why it was written, and how the writings influence society.

Summer Classes Starting in June

4 Week Class, 6/12 – 7/7
8:00AM 4:00PM, Fridays

BOT-1990-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Erickson, A.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course provides students with an introduction to plant identification, and focuses on native wildflowers of Wyoming. Students will explore topics in plant form and function, plant taxonomy, and plant ecology. This course will include field trip(s).

8 Week Class, 6/12 – 8/4
Flexible schedule

MUSC-1073-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Edwards, B.
Cost: $125 (WY resident)

This course offers students weekly, 30-minute private lessons in piano performance and techniques. It is intended for non-music majors who wish to study piano for personal enrichment.

8 Week Class, 6/12 – 8/4
Flexible schedule

MUSC-1074-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Edwards, B.
Cost: $125 (WY resident)

This course offers students weekly, 30-minute private lessons in voice performance and techniques. It is intended for non-music majors who wish to study voice for personal enrichment.

8 Weeks, 6/12 – 8/4
6:00 PM 8:00 PM, Mondays

OEAC-1990-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course is designed to introduce basic principles of wilderness backpacking. Topics for this course include proper equipment, trail selection, menu planning and food preparation, basic backcountry first aid, map, compass, GPS use, and “Leave No Trace” practices. The opportunity to use and practice skills will be available in form of a 3-4 day backcountry trip. Participants should be comfortable hiking 5-10 miles, but no backpacking experience is necessary.

8 Weeks, 6/12 – 8/4
6:00 PM 7:30 PM, Tuesdays

OEAC-1990-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course covers the essentials of rock climbing. Students will learn to be self-sufficient, capable, and safe climbers. The course will cover belay techniques, climbing techniques, climbing-specific knots, and climbing terms. This course will include field trip(s).

8 Weeks, 6/12 – 8/4
6:00 PM 7:30 PM, Wednesdays

OEAC-1990-03 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course gives the beginning mountain biker the basic skills necessary to navigate off-road terrain. Learn basic gear shifting, braking, and bike control/handling. Group rides will include climbing and downhill techniques. This course will include field trip(s).

8 Weeks, 6/12 – 8/4
5:30 PM 8:00 PM, Mon & Wed

PEAC-1990-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course will cover the beginning skills of pickleball. There is an emphasis on fundamental strokes, rules, terminology, and etiquette. Participants will have access to the Sheridan College Dome.

8 Weeks, 6/12 – 8/4
5:30 PM 8:00 PM, Tue & Thu

PEAC-1990-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course will cover the fundamentals of golf. There is an emphasis on the knowledge and practice of individual skills. Rules and etiquette will be taught. This course is designed for fun to encourage lifelong participation.

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Classes Starting in March

Yoga Over the Lunch Hour!

8 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Mon. & Wed.

PEAC 1294-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Lawrence, T.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This course is designed to complement and enhance biomechanics by focusing on balance, flexibility, and strength. The course will give an overview of different styles of Yoga, its history, and purpose. The postures (asanas), breath and correct body mechanics for each posture will be addressed, along with contraindications and modification for limitations.

8 Weeks, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00 PM 8:45 PM, Thursdays

ES-1990-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Sanchez, R.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This introductory course provides students with an understanding of Part 107 exam, and regulations needed to operate a drone while building basic flight skills safely and legally. This knowledge allows students to work with drones in the growing fields of agriculture, business, education, and STEM. Drones will be provided.

8 Week Class, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00 PM – 8:45 PM, Wednesdays

OEAC-1990-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Buhr, B.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This course allows students to develop the skills necessary to experience fly-fishing in their own lives. Lessons will include a discussion of basic gear, essential safety techniques, and an introduction to the fundamental skills essential to the activity. Students will also examine outdoor ethics and any specific license requirements related to the activity. Topics related to this course will vary according to the specific activity. No experience necessary.

8 Week Class, 3/15 – 5/12
6:00 PM – 8:45 PM, Wednesdays

OEAC-1990-51 (1 credit)
Instructor: Todd, A.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This course introduces students to horse packing, travel, and outdoor skills necessary for travel in the wilderness with horses. Students will learn about menu planning, equipment, supplies, and packing for the trip. Students should be comfortable with large animals, but horse packing experience is not necessary.

Animals and gear provided.

Starts 3/15
Online course with a Friday & Saturday of in-person instruction in Buffalo, TBA

EDUC-1501-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Miller, S.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This course provides students with an understanding of professional ethics and responsibilities. The students expand their awareness of classroom management techniques, increase knowledge of effective teaching behaviors and develop a teaching resource file. Observation hours are required in this course per state requirement for WY Substitute Permit.

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