New classes you shouldn’t miss!


Don’t be tied to your couch and television this winter. Instead, put on your gloves and open your door to enlightening ideas and new personal pursuits. Click on the slide show to get inspired. You’ll find images from three of our new classes: The Revival of Folk Music in the United States with instructor Bill Malone; Celebrating Norway’s 200th Anniversary of its constitution, and Victorian Fashion with a focus on clothes worn by women and children. *



Seldom, when we’re huddled around the fireplace and watching snowflakes drift across our streets, do we think of venturing out of our cozy houses.

But this winter, you can make your season memorable by joining a Continuing Studies class that will open up a whole new part of the world to you. You can choose from dozens of new courses as well as many of the popular ones that somehow you may have missed. Some classes offered for the first time include, with the starting date:

Spanish short films and conversation, Jan. 30

Recorder consort, Feb. 3

Celebrating Norway’s 200th anniversary, Feb. 11

Film and discussion of “Night of the Living Dead,” Feb. 22

Mindful workplace, Feb. 27

Art business symposium, March 12-14

Folk music revival, March 27

Victorian fashion, April 8

Check out new classes as well as some of our old favorites that fill regularly at www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu. Have you thought about classes such as beginning guitar, strategies for improving communication, career change 101, beginning Japanese, writing your TV pilot, or how to write compelling fiction?

You are also welcome to attend a FREE lecture on March 19, 7-8 pm with Zen Buddhist priest and psychologist Flint Sparks talking about “Growing Up and Waking Up” at the Pyle Center.

Come and escape what can be a long, sleepy season and join the cold-season adventurers–sign up for one of our classes. Maybe your neighbor will join you.

*Images all offered through Creative Commons.