Community Education Classes

Click the categories below to see current classes offered at John Wood. Click on the class name to see a full description of the course.

Art & Design
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Floral Design I 35353 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 9/29/2015 Lueckenhoff, Greg $90.00
Create a fresh floral centerpiece to take home the first night! In the second week, create a silk, dried and ?designer?s choice? arrangement. Traditional and contemporary designs and trends are covered. Students must provide their own materials in weeks two through four. Supply list provided first night of class.
Beginning Quilting 35337 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 9/19/2015 - 9/19/2015 Nelson, Kathryn $40.00
Beginner students will learn to cut and assemble quilt pieces. Students will complete a monogram baby blanket. No prior quilting experience necessary. Supply list available at registration.
Advanced Floral Arranging 35354 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 10/6/2015 - 10/20/2015 Lueckenhoff, Greg $70.00
This class goes beyond the basics to give you a taste of high style design. Learn to create an arrangement following a Hogarth curve and learn to use an armature. Floral Design I, II, II or equivalent are required.
Harvest Table Runner 35338 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 10/14/2015 - 10/14/2015 Nelson, Kathryn $45.00
Learn the art of applique while creating a fall/holiday table runner.
Easy Gift Giving Sewing 35336 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday 10/22/2015 - 10/22/2015 Nelson, Kathryn $50.00
Students will learn to read and use an apparel pattern to make pajama pants for family or gift giving for the holidays. No prior sewing experience necessary. Supply list available at registration.
Bow Lake Golf Course
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Beginning Golf 35332 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015 $40.00
Whether you have never held a golf club or just haven?t played in a while, this course is for you. Learn good techniques while having fun learning the game of golf. Taught by a professional instructor at the Bow Lake Golf Course in Barry, this class will help you feel ready for a league or just an enjoyable game with friends and colleagues. Clubs supplies or bring your own. Athletic or golf shoes required.
Four Winds Farm
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Cooking with Herbs 35333 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday 10/1/2015 - 10/1/2015 Lee, Deborah $40.00
Adding herbs to a meal, either fresh or dried, can ?kick it up? to a palette pleasing experience. In this class you will explore how to be both creative and successful adding herbs to your cuisine. You will help make several recipes, then sample the results. Class includes a tour through the herb garden!
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Cardio Chisel 35489 5:15 p.m, - 6:05 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8/18/2015 - 12/10/2015 Unmisig, Cindy $120.00
This physical class includes a wide variety of muscle conditioning exercises and aerobic activities. Exercises are provided with options of intensity and impact. All students will have the opportunity to achieve a higher level of physical fitness through muscle conditioning and intervals of cardiovascular activities.
Antibiotic Resistance 35334 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 9/15/2015 Lee, Deborah $25.00
Antibiotic resistance to infections is alarmingly on the rise. People are looking for sound information on herbal alternatives. Come explore the root causes of antibiotic resistance and learn ways to prevent the problem. Herbal options will be explored and you will leave with suggestions, recommended reading and safety considerations.
Intro to Emotional Freedom Technique 35340 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Wednesday 9/23/2015 - 9/23/2015 Phillips, Kay $25.00
Tap into your body?s energy system to remove negative emotions, cravings, anxiety, stress, phobias, traumatic memories and more. This easy to learn, self-help technique can help restore a sense of peace.
Exploring the 8 Limbs of Yoga Through Movement, Meditation, Mantra, and Music 35352 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Saturday 9/26/2015 - 9/26/2015 Trevathan, Emily $25.00
Let the 8 limbs of yoga unfold in this unique workshop. We will explore the practice of yoga through postures, mindfulness meditation techniques, mantra (repetition of intentions, affirmations, and gratitudes), music and yogic rest. Students should bring a yoga mat and light blanket.
Intro to Emotional Freedom Technique 35341 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/5/2015 - 11/5/2015 Phillips, Kay $25.00
Tap into your body?s energy system to remove negative emotions, cravings, anxiety, stress, phobias, traumatic memories and more. This easy to learn, self-help technique can help restore a sense of peace.
Cognitive Repatterning with Flower Essences 35335 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/12/2015 - 12/3/2015 Lee, Deborah $65.00
Flower Essences, introduced to western culture by Edward Bach, M.D. in the 1920?s, are a natural, gentle experience to balancing the body and the emotions. Flower Essences safely restructure current emotions and past traumas. Explore this botanical modality with a nationally certified practitioner. Take home a personalized flower essence formula.
Health Services
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Health Care Provider CPR 35286 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday 8/7/2015 - 8/7/2015
Heartsaver - CPR 35194 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday 9/24/2015 - 9/24/2015 $55.00
Healthcare Provider - CPR 35195 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday 11/7/2015 - 11/7/2015 $55.00
JR's Driving School
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Classroom Driving (1st Session) 35347 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 9/8/2015 - 10/29/2015 Kaltenbock, Linda $100.00
For teens between ages 15-18, classes taught by JR's Driving School instructors. Designed for busy high school students who can't fit driver's education into their schedules, home-schooled students, and students in special education programs. Requirements include 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of behind-the-wheel supervised driving.
Classroom Driving (2nd Session) 35348 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 10/19/2015 - 12/14/2015 Kaltenbock, Linda $100.00
For teens between ages 15-18, classes taught by JR's Driving School instructors. Designed for busy high school students who can't fit driver's education into their schedules, home-schooled students, and students in special education programs. Requirements include 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of behind-the-wheel supervised driving.
Just for Fun
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Salsa and Merengue 35342 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday 9/10/2015 - 10/15/2015 Anguiano-Reyes, Ignacio $65.00
Come learn the most famous Latino dances in America. Smooth and easy or fast and spicy, Salsa and Merengue are seen in clubs and represent the best of Latin dances. Easy to learn. No partner needed but encouraged. Wear hard soled shoes (leather or suede bottom).
Garage Soldering 35322 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 9/26/2015 - 9/26/2015 Fuhrman, Jim $65.00
Learn to solder brass and copper pipes and trinkets. Create yard art, and repair minor plumbing problems. Students will need to purchase a soft solder kit. Call JWCC for kit resources.
Mt Sterling Classes
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Adobe In-Design 35389 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 9/14/2015 - 9/21/2015 McCaskill, Kristi $60.00
In-Design is one of the leading publishing programs that is used for creating a range of products from a newsletter to a magazine, brochures and other professional publications.
Excel for Beginners 35377 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 9/15/2015 - 9/22/2015 McCaskill, Kristi $60.00
Learn this popular program for personal and business applications to create basic formulas, charts and many other uses.
Adobe Photoshop 35391 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/6/2015 - 10/13/2015 McCaskill, Kristi $60.00
Adobe Photoshop is the leading image manipulation software that is used for both personal and professional application whether for scrapbooking, repairing old photos, converting black and white to full or partial color or editing and manipulating any phot challenges you may encounter.
Microst Word Basics 35390 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/20/2015 - 10/27/2015 McCaskill, Kristi $60.00
Cover the essential functions of Word for both personal and professional use. Students will learn formatting features such as fonts, colors, text effects, pictures and many more for practical and creative uses.
Nutrition & Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Wild Game Cooking: Deer 35323 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 9/21/2015 - 9/15/2015 Garkie, Tina $35.00
Learn to prepare deer in a variety of ways including jerky. Bring your appetite, cooking questions, and a notebook. Go home with recipes and food samples.ÿ
Wild Game Cooking: Pheasant and Squirrel 35324 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 9/28/2015 - 9/28/2015 Garkie, Tina $35.00
Learn to prepare a variety of recipes using the best parts of the pheasant and squirrel. Bring your appetite, cooking questions, and a notebook. Go home with recipes and food samples.
DIY Raising Chickens 35321 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 10/1/2015 - 10/1/2015 Fisher, Rebecca $25.00
Considering raising your own chickens in your backyard or small homestead? Learn from a grower what to look for in raising healthy chickens to get the maximum eggs in a sustainable way for your family or farmer?s market. Wondering how to get started, keep your chickens healthy and happy? Come and learn how to economically Do It Yourself!
Wild Game Cooking: Catfish and Pan Fish 35325 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 10/5/2015 - 10/5/2015 Garkie, Tina $35.00
Discover a variety of ways to cook catfish and the ever popular pan fish such as crappie, blue gill, bass and other Midwest fish. Bring your appetite, cooking questions, and a notebook. Go home with recipes and food samples.
Basic Cake Decor tricks 35357 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 10/21/2015 Wagner, Karen $75.00
Basic buttercream cake decorating with tricks and tips to make your creations a cost effective work of art. Learn baking tips to make frosting a ?piece of cake.?
Mom/Dad and me cakes 35358 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015 Wagner, Karen $40.00
Fun cake decorating class for Parent (grandparent) child of any age over 6. Basic decorating with buttercream cupcakes and cakes.
Pressure Canning 35326 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 10/19/2015 - 10/19/2015 Garkie, Tina $50.00
Wondered why you would pressure can versus hot water can? Learn the variety of foods you can with a pressure cooker while working with the art of pressure canning. All students will get a chance to sample and take home a pressure canned product and recipes.
Advanced Cake Decorating and Fondant 35356 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 11/4/2015 - 11/18/2015 Wagner, Karen $75.00
Taking the fear out of fondant with buttercream and fondant decorating, cake construction, and 3-D art.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Digital Camera Features 35327 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 9/14/2015 - 9/14/2015 Gower, Jamie $40.00
Learn to use common digital camera features such as all those settings. Discover how to improve photos by utilizing icons, menus and function button in a variety of photographic moments. Want to know how to save, store and share your images while getting more pictures per memory card? Learn to get those great action photos inside and out. Bring your camera, charged batteries and your instruction manual to class.
Basic Digital Camera Lab 35328 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday 9/15/2015 - 9/15/2015 Gower, Jamie $40.00
Designed for students with a basic digital camera and a non-removable lens, this hands on class will allow students to locate and use features specific to their camera. Get ready to take the picture and get the feedback. Bring a fully charged camera and instruction manual to class.
Digital SLR Camera Lab 35329 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 9/16/2015 - 9/16/2015 Gebhardt, John $40.00
Learn to use common digital camera features such as all those settings. Discover how to improve photos by utilizing icons, menus and function button in a variety of photographic moments. Want to know how to save, store and share your images while getting more pictures per memory card? Learn to get those great action photos inside and out. Bring your camera, charged batteries and your instruction manual to class.
Convert Your Old Movies, Videos, Slides, and Photos to Digital 35331 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 9/23/2015 - 9/23/2015 Gebhardt, John $40.00
Preserve and share those old movies, videos, slides, photos and negatives into a digital format of CDs, DVDs or hard drives. Gather inexpensive tips and programs that allow you to correct defects and restore the original colors in those old treasures.
Editing Your Digital Photos 35330 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 9/28/2015 - 9/28/2015 Gebhardt, John $40.00
In a lab environment, learn to scan, crop, resize, and touch up a digital photo or slide. Want to cut or copy a person or item from one shot to another? Create a panoramic photo by merging multiple shots into one.
Pittsfield Classes
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Conversational Spanish 35355 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday 9/17/2015 - 10/15/2015 Kummerow, Ruth $70.00
This course offers you the opportunity to learn basic conversational skills in Spanish in order to hold simple conversations with Spanish speakers. Included will be simple phrases, practical applications and conversational practice. No prior Spanish required.
Introduction to Facebook 35376 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 10/6/2015 - 10/6/2015 Murphy, Abygale $25.00
Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites and applications. Learn more about this social media and connecting with friends and family. Discover how to safely use and share thoughts, phots and information.
Elder Law and Estate Planning 35382 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday 10/6/2015 - 10/6/2015 Siebers, Bill $20.00
What is a trust and why should I care? Will I go broke in a nursing home? What is the New Truth about Medicaid eligibility? What should I know about Life & Death Planning? Discover answers to these and other important questions to your future and the future of your loved ones.
Facebook for Business 35378 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015 Murphy, Abygale $25.00
Facebook is the new economical way of marketing your business. Learn to create a Facebook page for your business. Discover how to manipulate, upload and update information, photos, and more on your page.
Microsoft Word Basics 35379 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/27/2015 - 10/29/2015 Murphy, Abygale $40.00
Learn this easy, versatile program that will allow you to do grocery lists to resumes and more. Some of the features you will explore include inserting pictures, links, calendars, menus, and a variety of other useful features. Beginners welcome.
PowerPoint 35380 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 11/3/2015 - 11/5/2015 Murphy, Abygale $40.00
Professional presentation visuals at your fingertips. Learn to take your information to the next level using this easy program that allows you to insert charts, pictures, statistics and other information.
Intro to Environmental Literacy: Moving towards Sustainability 35392 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/3/2015 - 11/3/2015 Richter, Mike $35.00
Are humans separate from the rest of the natural world? Participants are introduced to the various relationships between humans and other forms of nature. We will explore the impacts built environments have on natural environments. Topics include: Basic ecology, energy, food, activism and environmental communication, and economics. This course is both lecture and discussion based.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
One-on-One Computer Training 35396 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday & Friday 9/11/2015 - 12/7/2015 Leeds, Gary $35.00
One-on-One training is available on Mac and Windows-based computers. Sessions may be scheduled for 60 minutes based on your schedule on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 to 3 p.m. For the beginner to the advanced user.
Microsoft Word Basics 35349 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 9/24/2015 - 10/1/2015 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
This course will cover the essential functions of Word that most people need and use. In this interactive setting students will have an opportunity to turn learning into immediate application.
Beginning Public Speaking 35339 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 10/6/2015 - 10/27/2015 Paul, Ivan $70.00
In today?s high-speed, competitive business and social world, your ability to express your ideas effectively to others face to face can determine the difference between success and failure. This beginner course will teach you the skills you need to be able to present your ideas in business and social settings. You will learn to control fear of speaking, and practice giving imprompt and prepared speeches for your classmates.
Excel Basics 35350 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/22/2015 - 10/29/2015 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
Get comfortable with Excel basics and learn many of the popular and useful features. This interactive course offers plenty of practice and application to invite you to leave class comfortable with this popular program.
PowerPoint Basics 35351 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015 Schmitt, Rita $25.00
Want to look professional in your presentations? This course will cover the basics of using PowerPoint and its features.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Elder Law and Estate Planning 35317 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday 9/10/2015 - 9/10/2015 Siebers, Bill $20.00
What is a trust and why should I care? Will I go broke in a nursing home? What is the New Truth about Medicaid eligibility? What should I know about Life & Death Planning? Discover answers to these and other important questions to your future and the future of your loved ones.
Social Security: What you need to know to help maximize your retirement 35346 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015 Schlipman, Mark $20.00
Choosing when to start Social Security payments may be one of the most important decisions made when retiring. Understand your choices and strategies to maximize retirement income.
Sustainable Living/Gardening
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Intro to Environmental Literacy: Moving towards Sustainability 35343 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 9/14/2015 - 9/16/2015 Richter, Mike $40.00
Are humans separate from the rest of the natural world? Participants are introduced to the various relationships between humans and other forms of nature. We will explore the impacts built environments have on natural environments. Topics include: Basic ecology, energy, food, activism and environmental communication, and economics. This course is both lecture and discussion based.
Alternative Agriculture Practices: Growing More with Less 35344 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/6/2015 - 10/8/2015 Richter, Mike $40.00
Discuss and practice various methods of growing an abundance of food while reducing your impact on the Earth. Topics include: practical soil management, watering wisely, composting, bio-intensive growing methods, etc. This class is both lecture and application based.
Permanent Agriculture: Healing the Landscape 35345 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/20/2015 - 10/22/2015 Richter, Mike $40.00
Students will learn the alternative agriculture principles of Permaculture, which aims to grow an abundance of food, fuel, and fiber for the home and surrounding community. This class will be both lecture and experiential, practicing small-scale Permaculture on the JWCC farm.
Extending the Growing Season 35320 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 11/7/2015 - 11/7/2015 Bash, Jeff $40.00
Geared to the backyard gardener and small farm grower, this class will focus on producing crops in the offseason and extending your harvest both in the spring and fall. By using high tunnels, low funnels and various other methods, this class will expand your growing options using the JWCC demonstration gardens. Be prepared to bring pictures of garden areas in which you want to extend the growing season.