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Community Interest Classes

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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.

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Summer Community Classes in Sheridan

4 Weeks: 7/10 – 7/28
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Location: Sheridan College, Mars Agriculture Center Room 211

OEAC-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Smith, M.
Cost: $161 (WY resident) + $20 lab fee

This beginning backpacking course is great for someone who is comfortable outdoors, but has never backpacked, or who has limited backpacking experience. Equipment is provided, so no need to bring your own. Safety, route planning, outdoor ethics, equipment, food, and hydration will be covered in the class.

The class will culminate in a backpacking trip in the Bighorn Mountains this summer – leaving on 7/26 and returning 7/28. You will pack your own 30-40-pound backpack for several miles, so you must be physically able to do this. The goal is that you will leave this class confident enough to plan and execute your own backpacking trip.

Fall Community Classes in Sheridan

8 Weeks, 8/29 – 10/10
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays
Location: Sheridan College W205

ENTK-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Berens, J
Cost: $161 (WY resident) + $35 Lab Fee

The Architectural Sketching class explores fundamental sketching concepts and principles essential for drawing and design. Beginning and advanced skill levels will acquire useful tips and techniques to create realistic and expressive drawings. Students will learn the basics of drawing such as perspective, proportion, shading, texture, and composition, as well as how to draw architectural and design themes.

The class examines various hand drawing techniques using different mediums including pencils, watercolors, protractors, and digital art using the Concepts App with stylus pen with an iPad. Supplies: iPad or similar device with stylus (optional).

15 Weeks, 8/26 – 12/13
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Fridays
Location: Sheridan College W228

ART-1950-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Brock, D
Cost: $161 (WY resident) + $100 Lab Fee

Art Gym: Painting is a self-directed exploratory course where students are given the opportunity and space to work in a chosen medium – oil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or in a multi-media manner, while exploring different means of representation and methodology. Students will be given access to the painting studio as well as painting faculty. You will also be provided materials as needed throughout the semester to further your personal exploration and growth as a painter.

2 Days, 9/20 & 9/21
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College, Mars Ag Center Room 172

AGRI-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Leland, S.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This is a beginning beekeeping course to help you get started in bee care and honey production. Topics that will be covered include purchasing bees, equipment, setting up a hive, keeping the hive healthy, honey production and harvest, wintering bees, and marketing honey. Instructor will bring supplies and equipment.

8 Weeks, 10/17 – 12/12
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thursdays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W205

ENTK-1950-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Berens, J.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This is an introductory course in Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.  In this course students will learn the Revit (BIM) software program while drawing sample floor plans, elevations, and sections using standard drawing conventions for technical drafting.  Students will use the Revit (BIM) to generate perspective views, annotate drawings, and create views.

16 Weeks, 8/26 – 12/13
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Tues. & Thurs.
Location: Sheridan College W129

PEAC-1294-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Koltiska, S.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to enhance their personal wellness through the participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity. 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.

Benefits of a Basic Yoga Class:

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased strength and balance
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced focus and mindfulness

What to Bring:

  • A yoga mat (or a towel if you don’t have one)
  • Comfortable workout clothes that allow for movement
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things!

8 Weeks, 8/29 – 10/10
5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Thursdays
Location: Zoom

HUMN-1950-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Boerma, J.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This course will take an in-depth look at the phenomenon that is Taylor Swift and how she has impacted music and culture over the last 18 years. The course will include close readings of her lyrics and the meaning behind them. We will also analyze her business model and her connection to her army of fans, “the Swifties.” The course will also compare Taylor’s rise to fame and lasting success to that of the superstars who came before her.

This course will meet via Zoom at the scheduled meeting time. Students may connect via Zoom from any location.

Wednesdays: 8/28 – 10/9
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College Whitney 207

PSYC-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Kristiansen, R.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

This class delves into common feline behaviors, helping you understand cat communication, behavioral health, and environmental enrichment. Perfect for cat enthusiasts and pet owners, this course will enhance your knowledge and relationship with these enigmatic animals.

16 Weeks, 8/26 – 12/9
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Mondays
Location: Sheridan College W129

MUSC-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Dooley, K.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

Open to students of all ability levels.

8 Weeks, 8/26 – 10/14
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Mondays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W153

OEAC-1950-02 (1 credit)
Instructor: Davidson-Greer, J.
Cost: $161 (WY Resident) + $15 Lab Fee

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, but students will need to own a valid Wyoming fishing license for field trips.

8 Weeks, 8/26 – 10/14
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Mondays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W153

OEAC-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Krumm, R.
Cost: $161 (WY Resident) + $15 Lab Fee

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, but students will need to own a valid Wyoming fishing license for field trips.

8 Weeks, 10/17 – 12/12
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W154

OEAC-1950-03 (1 credit)
Instructor: Krumm, R.
Cost: $161 (WY Resident) + $50 Lab Fee

This course allows students to learn about an outdoor activity-related topic. Course content will vary according to the specific subject. Catch a fish on a fly you tied by yourself! This class will teach you a hands-on, step-by-step process to tie the most popular fly patterns for the Sheridan, Wyoming, region. No previous experience required. Fly tying supplies will be provided.

8 Weeks, 8/28 – 10/9
6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m., Wednesdays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W107

ART-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Dugal, R.
Cost: $161 (WY Resident) + $25 Lab Fee

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

This course is full. To get on the wait list please register below.

8 Weeks, 10/16 – 12/11
2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Wednesdays
Location: Sheridan College, Room W107

ART-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Dugal, R.
Cost: $161 (WY Resident) + $25 Lab Fee

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

Tuesdays: 8/26 – 10/15
6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College Golden Dome, Room 123

PEAC-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Jensen, M
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

An 8-week self-defense course focusing on instinctive, simple body movements, and an aggressive mindset. The course teaches students how to use their entire body as a weapon to survive unexpected violent attacks. Just as importantly, the course teaches students how to avoid violence whenever possible.

Fridays: 8/26 – 10/15
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College, TBA

FDSC-1420-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Preul, R.
Cost: $161 (WY resident) + $50 lab fee

If you want to save money on your next trip to the grocery store, then this class is for you! Learn how to take primal cuts of meats (loin, ribs, chuck, etc.) and cut them into chops and steaks that fits your family’s needs. Primal cuts will be purchased in bulk and students will cut them into various sizes and thicknesses of retail cuts, exploring what cut/size would be best all while putting money back into their pockets. This class will first meet on Friday, 8/30 in the lobby of the Mars Ag Center and then will meet at Western Heritage Meat Company for the remainder of the class. Western Heritage Meat Company: 42 E Ridge Rd Sheridan, WY 82801

Fridays: 10/16 – 12/13
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College; TBA

FDSC-1400-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Preul, R
Cost: $161 (WY resident) + $100 Lab Fee

Ever wondered where certain cuts of beef or pork come from off the carcass? Wonder no more! This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to break down a carcass safely and proficiently into retail cuts while preventing contamination.

Tuesdays: 10/16 – 12/13
5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Sheridan College, Whitney 130

HUMN-1950-01 (1 credit)
Instructor: Reitinger, D.
Cost: $161 (WY resident)

Books Movies to read see before you die. None of the movies clock over a hundred minutes; the movies in this series are slightly off, hard to find, and often overlooked. But they are all gems. These are not movies you can see at your local theater; most fell off the cultural radar years ago or never made it to the masses.

Not a superhero in the bunch. No Barbenheimer here, either. Most of these movies would fail the Bechdel test, miserably. Coursework will include screenings, discussions, and online response posts.

Tentative Class Schedule:

22 October  FALL BREAK no class
29 October  November (2017)
5 November  About Endlessness (2019)
12 November Faust (1994)
19 November Closely Watched Trains (1966) or Forbidden Planet (1956)
26 November Lady in a Cage (1964)
3 December  Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
10 December The Limey (1999)

Fall Community Classes in Buffalo

8 Weeks, 8/31 – 10/12
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Saturdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 101

CULA-1950-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Vitale, J.
Cost: $127 (WY resident) + $45.00 lab fee

Learn to make a wide variety of flavorful and consistent sourdough baked goods including rustic country loaves, porridge breads, brioche, pizza, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, and more. This hands-on class will cover process and technique, as well as an exploration of the culture and science of bread.

This course if full. To get on the wait list please register below.

7 Weeks, 10/29 – 12/10
5:00 p.m. -8:45 p.m., Tuesdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 104

CULA-1950-51 (1 credit)
Instructor: Miller, R.
Cost: $127 (WY resident) + $45.00 lab fee

If you want to learn how to make some of those classic comfort foods, then this class is for you. Using local fall veggies to create soups, stews, roasts, pies, and parts of your favorite holiday meals, this course will fill your stomach and soul! Don’t miss this fun environment, whether its date night or culinary skill building.

 

7 Weeks, 8/26 – 10/15
6:00 p.m. -8:45 p.m., Tuesdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 102

PHTO-1950-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Wing, L.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

Wanting to take that perfect picture? Then this is your course. In this class, you will learn how to work a digital camera, take the right picture, and then crop, edit, and even print. This class is both for beginners and seasoned photographers. Students should bring their own digital DSLR camera.

7 Weeks, 10/16 – 12/13
6:00 p.m. -8:45 p.m., Thursdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 104

ENTK-1950-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Sanchez, R.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

In this course, participants will learn the ins and outs of drone operations and what it will take to become licensed. This class incorporates both drone flight skills and knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to flight

8 Weeks, 10/16* – 12/13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 103
*no class 10/22 due to fall break

PEAC-1950-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Ashley, D.
Cost: $127 (WY resident)

This class is designed for beginners, so there is no stress or pressure. Participants will break down the rules of golf, putting, chipping, irons, and drivers. Students also learn the etiquette of the game. This course will be done in an indoor setting. Enter as a beginner, and you will be ready for the next golf season!

8 Weeks, 10/16 – 12/13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, Room 102

ART-1950-50 (1 credit)
Instructor: Wuerker, J.
Cost: $127 (WY resident) + $25.00 lab fee

Have you been wanting to learn how to paint, or are you wanting to build more skill with a paint brush? This class is for you! Whether you’re doing this for a mental health break or to create the beginner’s masterpiece, don’t miss out as this class will fill quickly!

7 Weeks, 10/16 – 12/11
5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Mon. & Wed.
Locations: Buffalo SCJC, WBA Laboratory

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

This class is designed for those who have never experienced a yoga class or anyone looking to revisit the foundations of yoga. You will learn different yoga poses and breathing techniques, as well as what to expect in a typical yoga class. The class starts with the basics to build a strong foundation so that you can continue your yoga practice at home or in a studio.

Benefits of a Basic Yoga Class:

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased strength and balance
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced focus and mindfulness

What to Bring:

  • A yoga mat (or a towel if you don’t have one)
  • Comfortable workout clothes that allow for movement
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things!
Backpacking Community Classes at Sheridan College