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CPDV-2208-02
Lifelong Learning Book Club
10/19
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2208-03
Lifelong Learning Book Club
11/16
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2208-04
Lifelong Learning Book Club
12/07
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2359-01
Encounters With Ancient Egypt
10/15
Sioux City
The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
LEC TH 07:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vaught
Cost: $ 7.00
CPDV-2359-02
Encounters With Ancient Egypt
10/29
Sioux City
The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
LEC TH 07:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vaught
Cost: $ 7.00
CPDV-2538-01
Art and Sandwiches
11/18
Sioux City
ART AND SANDWICHES Here's an opportunity to appreciate some of the finest art ever produced. In this series, we'll spend a delightful lunchtime session looking at a single masterpiece from the world of art, design, music and architecture. Our guest speaker will present his/her personal choice of a masterpiece and invite your comments. Please note the change in location. Lunch will be catered in the room from the Overlook Cafe.
LEC W 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2554-01
Introduction to the Ipad
10/20
Sioux City
Apple's iPad has sold millions of units since its debut in 2010. It has spawned many other brands of tablet computers and even Apple has produced five different versions. Haseena Napier will go through the basic operation of the iPad, how to use the multitouch display, using Safari, watching videos, using e-mail, taking and viewing photos, and the wonderful world of apps! He will explain the benefits of the iPad versus a laptop or desktop as well as its limitations. If you own an iPad you are welcome to bring it to class, but it's not required.
LEC T 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2588-01
Farmer's Market Finds
9/29
Sioux City
Learn to Chef with the Best.
LEC T 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gasaway
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-2588-02
Farmer's Market Finds
10/13
Sioux City
Learn to Chef with the Best.
LEC T 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gasaway
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-2588-03
Farmer's Market Finds
11/17
Sioux City
Learn to Chef with the Best.
LEC T 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gasaway
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-2615-01
Intermediate Watercolor
10/03 -10/24
Sioux City
This class is geared for students already familiar with the medium of watercolor who wish to learn even more watercolor techniques that they can then use to develop their own original paintings. Our friendly instructor, Jean Weiner, will teach you how she chooses and combines photo references as a basis for creating a watercolor composition. Jean will spend time emphasizing how the proper use of subject placement, light, bright color, contrast, and neutral tones will all make your painting come alive! All students will benefit from individual instruction as they apply these concepts in the study piece Jean provides. Feel free to bring a snack or packed lunch.
LEC S 10:00AM 11:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Weiner
Cost: $ 80.00
CPDV-2646-01
The Chat Room
10/08
Sioux City
An occasional series in which we discuss topical issues over supper. If you like the idea of engaging in stimulating discussion with interesting people in an informal, friendly setting, visit The Chat Room.
LEC TH 06:30PM 07:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2664-01
Making Better Photographs
10/19 -11/16
Sioux City
In the digital age taking photographs is much easier than it used to be. But that doesn't mean we all take better photographs. In this class, you will learn from a professional photographer how to dramatically improve your technique. Making better photographs involves making the image more compelling through various techniques such as creative lighting, composition, and design elements. But most importantly, it is learning to see the image before pressing the shutter button. In this five-week course, you will explore various compositional design elements such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, the use of silhouettes, and seeing shapes and patterns. The class will also explore the use of filters and various types of available lighting to achieve certain effects, which can include shooting on bright sunlit days, cloudy overcast days, in open shade and on rainy days. The class will discuss using appropriate lenses for photographing certain types of images such as landscapes and portraiture. But, as always, rules are made to be broken. And breaking some of these rules during the class will be encouraged! Students will shoot photos to share with other class members in the next class meeting. These will be based on simple assignments from the instructor that will allow students to explore new photographic ideas. Instructor Jerry Mennenga has worked for various daily newspaper publications for over 25 years in Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, California and Iowa. He has covered a variety of photographic assignments at these various publications and continues to make photographs simply for the fun and joy of it. He creates images for a blog he writes, www.lostinsiouxland.com.
LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2732-01
Photo Safari
10/24 -11/21
Sioux City
Jerry Mennenga has worked for various newspapers as a photojournalist for over 25 years. He has photographed in a variety of settings and situations and knows the value and pressure of producing images on deadline for publication. He has also learned to see beyond the obvious or to use it to make an interesting photograph of what lies before you.
LEC S 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 60.00
CPDV-2747-01
Wonders of the World: China
11/03 -11/10
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning class where instructor shares traveling stories.
LEC TTH 01:30PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Whitlock
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2776-01
Behind the Scenes of Campaign
9/28
Sioux City
In Iowa, there always seems to be a campaign on the ground. The state is viewed as an arena for national candidates and campaigns to test their messages for the first time and make a name for themselves. Chris Hall will speak about what goes on behind the scenes such as voter targeting, fundraising, and the impact of new technology and data. Come to this session to learn how a campaign functions at a legislative and statewide level. Chris Hall is serving his second term in the Iowa House. Outside of the legislature, Chris works as the Grants Coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Chris was born and raised in Sioux City and inherited a strong belief in public service from his grandfather, a prominent businessman and politician. In the legislature, Chris serves as Ranking Member of the Commerce committee. He also serves on Appropriations and Natural Resources committees. In 2014, Hall was appointed to House Leadership. He has championed economic development issues in northwest Iowa, anti-bullying legislation, and has a strong record of bipartisanship.
LEC M 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2783-01
Alzheimers Association Present
9/29
Sioux City
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Topics covered will include the following: developing a care team, legal and financial planning, coping strategies, care and treatment options, communicating and connecting, and maximizing independence. Join Jeanne Steinkamp from the Alzheimer's Association for this free three part series. Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.
LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2792-03
Yoga for Seniors
10/29 -12/03
Sioux City
Join this class for seniors interested in learning beginning yoga. Yoga is known for improving mental focus, balance, strength, flexibility, circulation, and digestion all while decreasing stress! Please be sure to bring along an extra pair of soft-soled shoes such as running shoes or dance shoes to wear in this class, in order to protect the floor of the studio. IMPORTANT NOTE: This course will be held in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center, Room W203. In order to gain access to this classroom you will need a student I.D. Once registered for the class, you can obtain your I.D. free of charge from Enrollment Services, Kiser Building. Please allow time for your registration in the class as well as for your I.D. to be processed.
LEC TH 11:00AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Benson
Cost: $ 25.00
CPDV-2797-01
The Aging Well Series
9/22
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning class in partnership with Connection Area Agency on Aging to discuss issues of aging.
LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2797-02
The Aging Well Series
10/06
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning class in partnership with Connection Area Agency on Aging to discuss issues of aging.
LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2798-02
Theatre Talks
11/17
Sioux City
Theatre Talks
LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2806-02
Neck and Back Massage Basics
1/07
Sioux City
Bring your spouse or a friend and learn some massage basics for neck and back massages. This will be an experiential class to help the giver and receiver of at home massages. We will discuss basic information about massage techniques, contraindications of massage, and the muscles involved for neck and shoulder pain. There will be time to practice the techniques and time for questions. Please bring a couple pillows and a blanket for props and a spouse or friend to exchange massage. Jeanne Thune of Wellness Works Massage and Mary Jones of Mary Margaret's Massage will join in presenting an evening of fun and relaxation to learn some basic tips of massage at home. Jeanne and Mary have each been massage therapists for over 12 years. Come and join us!
LEC TH 02:00PM 04:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Thompson
Cost: $ 20.00
CPDV-2822-01
Intermediate Ipad
10/27
Sioux City
You know how to do your favorite things on your iPad, but what else can it do? The intermediate iPad class will dive further into some of the features and abilities of the iPad. This class will cover: . Making bookmarks, favorites and reading lists in the browser Safari . Using the camera . Editing photos with iPhoto . Transferring photos to and from the iPad . Emailing photos or uploading them to the internet . Making FaceTime calls (iOS 4 and later) . Putting an email account onto the iPad and using Mail* *To set up a Mail account, please bring your username and password. Accounts OTHER than: iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, Aol., outlook.com will not be able to be set up during class. Please make sure your iPad is fully charged before class. Bring any camera accessories you may have.
LEC T 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2827-01
Rock Around the Clock
11/10
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
LEC T 06:30PM 07:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2887-01
Streaming Services
12/01 -12/03
Sioux City
The instructor will explain what streaming is how to get on the bandwagon.
LEC TTH 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 20.00
CPDV-2905-01
Beginner Crochet
9/23 -10/28
Sioux City
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
LEC W 02:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Huls
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2905-03
Beginner Crochet
11/11 -12/16
Sioux City
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
LEC W 02:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Huls
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2905-04
Beginner Crochet
11/13 -12/18
Sioux City
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
LEC F 02:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Huls
Cost: $ 30.00
CPDV-3017-01
Dr. Dunker Leadership Series
10/20 -10/27
Sioux City
This series is named in honor of Dr. Robert E. Dunker, president emeritus of Western Iowa Tech Community College and founder of The Institute for Lifelong Learning.
LEC T 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-3018-01
Social Movements
9/24 -10/15
Sioux City
Join your instructor Callie Naylor Christiansen for this course to learn about the different types of social movements and how they occur. Callie will teach us about a few influential social movements starting with the Women's Rights Movement through the Black Lives Movement of today. We will discuss the cause for the social movement, the important places and people involved, and the outcomes of the movement.
LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Christiansen
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-3019-01
Candle Making
11/07
Sioux City
We can all use a little maker therapy right now, an escape, a new hobby, something to fill the extra hours at home, something to do as a family, something you make with your own hands and then get to use to fill your home with the loveliest of scents. Pick your perfect scent and pouring kit, then join Alicia from Wax Buffalo in Lincoln, Nebraska, for a scheduled live class online. We'll provide all the necessary supplies and the opportunity to commune with others from the safety of your own home. You will get the choice of the following fall scents: Sweet Tobacco, Blood Orange, Apple Cider or Pumpkin. In the class you will pour two full size candles and tea lights!
LEC S 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-3020-01
Virtual Tour
9/23
Sioux City
Touring Oscar Carl Vineyard and The Warrior Hotel virtually
LEC W 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-3020-03
Virtual Tour
10/28
Sioux City
Touring Oscar Carl Vineyard and The Warrior Hotel virtually
LEC W 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-3021-01
Keychain Design
10/17
Sioux City
Flex your creativity muscles in this fun design-your-own keychain workshop. Courtney of Pleasant Avenue Paper Co. shares her signature design tricks as you paint wood beads that pops. Learn about color theory and creating interest as you string up a piece of functional art. You'll receive a kit with all the supplies you need for class.
LEC S 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 40.00
CPDV-3022-01
Modern Calligraphy
11/14 -11/21
Sioux City
Love whimsical lettering? Learn the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy with Courtney of Pleasant Avenue Paper Co. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn about the history of calligraphy, test out tools of the trade, practice drills and explore modern letterforms. You'll also be introduced to addressing etiquette and craft a project inspired by the holiday season. You'll receive a kit of quality tools hand-picked by the artist.
LEC S 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 99.00
CPDV-3023-01
Earring Making
10/03 -10/10
Sioux City
Join your instructor and local jewelry artist, Kirstin West of KJ West Designs, for this beginner's course on polymer clay. You will learn how to condition clay, custom mix color recipes, simple patterning techniques, cut and arrange shapes, baking and assembly. Students will follow along with Kirstin in a step-by-step demonstration to create their own pair(s) of earrings.
LEC S 01:30PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 40.00
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu