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Community Education offers fun and interesting classes
for personal enrichment and growth.
Learn a new hobby or skill.

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    Community Education Specialist
    307-268-3399

    Community Education REGISTRATION FORM
  • Instructors Wanted!
    We are always looking for new class ideas and instructors.
    If you would be interested in teaching a community education class, please complete a proposal to teach form.

 

 

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND POLICIES

Golden Age Scholarship

Casper College offers the Golden Age Scholarship to Natrona County residents who are 60 years of age or older when the term begins. Eligible individuals may enroll tuition-free in credit courses and at a 70% discount in community education (CMSV) courses. This scholarship does not cover course fees, textbooks, or supplies, and it is not valid for OLLI or CEU courses. Benefits are not transferable. The program is subject to change without notice.

To receive a scholarship card, please present age and residency documentation to Enrollment Services, located on the third floor of the Gateway Building.


Continuing Education Policies:

Registration Deadline:
Unless otherwise noted, registration is ongoing until the class fills or begins. Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations are not complete until payment is received or company billing arrangements have been made. Late charges will be assessed to delinquent bills.
Cancellations:
Occasionally classes are cancelled due to insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances. All fees will be refunded if the class is cancelled by Casper College. In most cases, the decision to cancel a class will occur at least three business days prior to the start of class, so register early to prevent cancellations.
Refund Policy:
If you are not able to attend a class for which you have registered, please notify us at least THREE business days prior to the start of class or the registration deadline, whichever date is sooner, to cancel your registration and arrange for a refund. No refunds will be granted without the required notice. Failure to attend is NOT a cancellation. If you have any questions please call 307-268-3399. For exceptions to the refund policy, students must submit a petition request to the continuing education office.
Inclement Weather:
In the event of inclement weather, check the Casper College Home Page for college details and closings.

CLASSES : DOGS, ARTS, CRAFTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY
SUMMER 2015
  • Dog Obedience
    Have a great companion dog through proper training. Instruction includes socialization, house training, mouthing,
    good nutrition, come when called, good manners, and vet care. You must sign a liability release form and provide proof
    of rabies vaccination the first night of class. There is no age limit on dogs for this class; however, dogs less than a year
    old are encouraged to take “Puppy Kindergarten.” Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the class. Do not bring your dog to
    the first class, which meets in MA 308.
    • Course # CMSV 2100 01
      Tue., June 16 to July 21
      6:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: MA 3
      Instructors: Jana Oler and Dawn Miller
      Cost: $65
  • Puppy Kindergarten
    To have a great dog, start training early. This class is for puppies age 6 months to 1 year. Instruction includes
    socialization, house training, mouthing, good nutrition, come when called, good manners, and vet care. You must sign a
    liability release form and provide proof of rabies vaccination on the first night of class. Aggressive puppies will be asked
    to leave the class. Do not bring your puppy to the first class, which meets in MA 308.
    • Course # CMSV 2110 01
      Mon., June 15 to July 20
      6:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: MA 3
      Instructors: Jana Oler and Dawn Miller
      Cost: $65
  • Brazilian Embroidery: Three-dimensional
    Three-dimensional embroidery is not the basic flat embroidery that your grandmother had on her dishtowels. Many of these
    flowers stand up off the fabric. Made with a needle and rayon thread this embroidery is truly a work of art. This class is for
    both new and experienced needleworkers. Students stitch at their own pace. New students will purchase a kit from the
    instructor for $17.25 and others can work on a started project or purchase a new one.
    • Course # CMSV 0097 01
      Thur., June 11 to Aug. 6 (No class on June 18)
      2–4 p.m.
      Location: EI 104
      Instructor: Diana Roby
      Cost: $90
  • Christmas Gifts in July
    Get a head start on your homemade Christmas gifts by sewing one or all of the following projects: waterproof zipper bag,
    pillowcase, or heating pad. All levels are welcome. Go to caspercollege.edu/community_ed for a supply list. A $5 fee
    will be payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0078 01
      Sat., July 11
      9 a.m.–noon
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Alisa Cochrane
      Cost: $20
  • Sewing: Billows
    Learn to make this fun all-in-one bag pillow. This handy gift idea is great for any child to use for slumber parties or staying
    the night with grandma. Use it to carry clothes and then make it into a pillow for sleeping. You need basic sewing knowledge
    and machine experience to take this class. Bring a sewing machine, bobbins, thread, needles, scissors, and straight pins.
    The instructor will provide the material.
    • Course # CMSV 0083 01
      Sun., July 12
      3–6 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Fiona Day
      Cost: $20
    • Course # CMSV 0083 02
      Mon., July 13
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Fiona Day
      Cost: $20
  • Sewing: Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress
    Create a dress from fat quarter bundles of coordinating fabrics in sizes 3 months to children’s size 6. All levels are welcome.
    Go to caspercollege.edu/community_ed for a supply list.
    • Course # CMSV 0077 01
      Sat., June 27
      9 a.m.–noon
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Alisa Cochrane
      Cost: $20
  • Sewing: T-Shirt to Tank Top
    Re-fashion your favorite t-shirt to a summer tank top. All levels are welcome. Bring one or more t-shirts, thread, scissors, and
    a sewing machine.
    • Course # CMSV 0092 01
      Sat., June 27
      1–3:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Alisa Cochrane
      Cost: $20
  • Stained Glass: All levels
    Create stained glass art using the copper foil method. Learn basic techniques for cutting glass, foiling, and soldering or
    refine your skills in this class. You will need to provide your own glass, foil, and solder, which you may purchase from the
    instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0068 01
      Tues., June 16 to Aug. 4
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: Glass Workz Studio, 2117B E. 12th St. (Beverly Plaza)
      Instructor: Sharon Harris
      Cost: $120
  • Stained Glass: Garden Sprinkler
    Craft a stately 3-dimensional stained glass sprinkler using copper tubing and glass. You will have your choice of different
    water bird patterns. This project involves cutting, fitting, and soldering. Some glass work experience is helpful but not
    required. Ages 14 and up are welcome. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0061 01
      Wed., June 17 to July 22
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: Glass Workz Studio, 2117B E. 12th St. (Beverly Plaza)
      Instructor: Sharon Harris
      Cost: $56
  • Zentangle®: Basics
    This drawing technique is easy to learn, relaxing, and a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
    Zentangle promotes active mindfulness and inspires selfconfidence. Check out zentangle.com for more information. A
    $6 supply fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0047 01
      Tue., June 16 to July 7
      3–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Jody Halferty
      Cost: $30
  • Zentangle®: Fun with Lettering
    Explore lettering using markers and adorn your pages with decorative letters. You do not need fancy pens, but bling is
    always a plus. Create six different styles of letters with basic monoline, calligraphy, and brush pens that you can combine
    with your own handwriting. Bring your favorite pens and markers to class; however, many styles of markers will be included in
    your supply kit. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0048 01
      Thur., June 18 to July 9
      6–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Jody Halferty
      Cost: $30
  • Zentangle®: Renaissance Tiles
    Learn how the Zentangle method and Chiaroscuro, a Renaissance drawing technique, come together. Become
    familiar with techniques that give your work a recognizable Renaissance look and feel using tangles from a new angle. We
    will create tiles using brown, black, and white pens to work the surface and create shadow and highlights. A $6 supply fee is
    payable to the instructor. Bring the Zentangle mini-kit you used in Zentangle: Basics to class.
    • Course # CMSV 0049 01
      Wed., June 17 to July 8
      3–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Jody Halferty
      Cost: $30
CLASSES : CULINARY
SUMMER 2015
  • Bread Pudding
    Stale bread never tasted so good. We will use a simple mixture of eggs, milk, and flavoring to create a sweet or savory bread
    pudding. Learn how to make several kinds of bread pudding including classic, chocolate, maple bacon, and more. This is a
    demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0813 01
      Mon., July 27
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
  • Brunch
    No longer just for special occasions or holidays, brunch is enjoyable anytime. Learn new recipes, such as crepes, virgin
    Bloody Marys, and mimosas with a twist, and creamy eggs. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0830 01
      Mon., July 13
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
  • Cake Pops
    Learn how to create the newest dessert craze by combining cake, icing, and chocolate to make these bite size treats on a
    stick. You will be decorating your own dozen cake pops to take home and enjoy. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # CMSV 0808 01
      Sun., June 14
      3–6 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Fiona Day
      Cost: $48
    • Course # CMSV 0808 02
      Mon., June 15
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Fiona Day
      Cost: $48
    • Course # CMSV 0808 03
      Mon., June 29
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Fiona Day
      Cost: $48
  • Onions
    The onion is the most common bulb used in cooking and often plays second fiddle to other ingredients. Learn how to
    showcase the onion with some old favorites, such as onion rings and liver and onions. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0811 01
      Tue., July 21
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
  • Real Food
    Reduce, or even eliminate, your use of packaged and processed food and sugar from your diet by developing meal
    planning and preparation skills. Learn how to plan meals, shop, and cook using whole and natural ingredients and
    decipher labels and ingredient lists. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # CMSV 0835 01
      Thur., June 18 to July 16
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223 and 224
      Instructor: Karla Case
      Cost: $45
  • Summer Salads
    Get ready for hot summer days by learning a few new salad recipes that are perfect for al fresco dining. These salads
    can be made for individual portions or large enough to feed a crowd. We will make classic salads like Nicoise and introduce
    a few new ones too. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0836 01
      Thur., June 11
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
    • Course # CMSV 0836 02
      Mon., Aug. 3
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
  • Volga German Soups
    In the 1700s, many Germans migrated to Russia (near the Volga River) in hope of a better life. They tried to maintain
    their language and culture while doing so. During the Prussian War, these immigrant farmers escaped to the Midwestern U.S.
    bringing their signature Volga German recipes with them, handed down through the generations. Common ingredients included
    cabbage, meat, sauerkraut, potatoes, and sour cream. The instructor will demonstrate how to prepare German wedding
    soup, rivels, grun bohna und kneeble suppe (green bean and dumpling soup), and more. Participants will sample these hearty
    soups and take home recipes. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0802 01
      Fri., June 26
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
CLASSES : DANCE & MUSIC
SUMMER 2015
  • Belly Dance: Basics
    People of all ages, shapes, and sizes can belly dance and benefit from increased energy, flexibility, strengthening, toning, and
    improved body image. Come discover your inner goddess. Bring three yards of chiffon to class for a veil.
    • Course # CMSV 0036 01
      Sat., June 20 to July 25 (No class July 4)
      10–11:30 a.m.
      Location: The Sacred Door, 1981 E. A St.
      Instructor: Jane Sutton
      Cost: $55
  • Line Dancing: Beginner
    Gain confidence and ease on the dance floor by learning the latest fun and easy line dances. We will practice popular dances
    that are great for wedding receptions and summer parties. You do not need a dance partner to take this class. Call Machelle at
    259-2501 for more information.
    • Course # CMSV 0038 01
      Wed., June 17 to July 8
      7–8 p.m.
      Location: Absolute Fitness, 138 S.
      Kimball (Commissary Mall)
      Instructor: Machelle Holloway
      Cost: $20
    • Course # CMSV 0038 02
      Wed., July 15 to Aug. 5
      7–8 p.m.
      Location: Absolute Fitness, 138 S.
      Kimball (Commissary Mall)
      Instructor: Machelle Holloway
      Cost: $20
CLASSES : HEALTH AND FITNESS
SUMMER 2015
  • Cardio Conditioning
    Improve your cardiovascular endurance, shed pounds, and feel great with this fun and challenging hi-lo and step aerobics cla ss.
    We welcome all fitness levels and encourage you to work at your own pace and comfort level.
    • Course # CMSV 0179 01
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 to Aug. 6
      8–9 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
  • Cardio/Sculpt Circuit Training
    Get a great cardiovascular workout and strengthen your major muscle groups in this hi-lo and step aerobics class. Work all
    muscle groups with easy-to-follow steps and free weights, tubes, stability balls, and weighted balls.
    • Course # CMSV 0178 01
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      10–11 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CMSV 0178 02
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      5–5:55 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
  • Hula Hooping for Fitness
    Have fun while learning this mentally and physically challenging skill. Learn about timing and hand placement to skillfully execute
    the swim, vortex, escalator, rising sun, and more. Bring a hoop if you have one. The instructor will have extras if needed.
    • Course # CMSV 1210 01
      Thur., June 18 to July 23
      6:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Janna Simonsen
      Cost: $44
  • Mat Pilates: Core and More
    Strengthen your core muscles and improve your flexibility, balance, and posture while focusing on proper breathing in this
    class. The movements will help flatten abdominal muscles, yield longer and leaner muscles, prevent injury, relieve stress
    and tension, heighten body awareness, enhance athletic performance, and boost self-esteem. We will perform lowimpact
    movements on an exercise mat and use stability balls and small weighted balls to enhance the effectiveness of the
    exercise. We welcome all fitness levels.
    • Course # CMSV 0032 01
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      6–7 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CMSV 0032 02
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 to Aug. 6
      9–10 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
  • Senior Silver Sneakers: Cardio and Strength Training
    Improve your physical and mental health with this low-impact, easy-to-follow cardio and strength-training workout. We will
    use weights and tubes to challenge the major muscle groups. This class is for people age 55 plus.
    • Course # CMSV 0177 01
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      9–10 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $80
  • Tai Chi for Energy: I
    Learn exercise for balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength, and a healthy mind and body. We will explore several styles of
    tai chi to address energy by using the sun and chen style of programs. You can do these styles standing or sitting in a chair.
    Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
    • Course # CMSV 1201 01
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 to July 21
      9–10 a.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Harry Groves
      Cost: $56
  • Tai Chi for Energy: II
    Build on what you have learned in Tai Chi for Energy: I and continue to practice exercises for balance, flexibility, range of
    motion, strength, and a healthy mind and body. You will learn more advance movements to create more energy. Prerequisite;
    Tai Chi for Energy: I. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
    • Course # CMSV 1201 02
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 to July 21
      10:30–11:30 a.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Harry Groves
      Cost: $56
  • Yoga: Beginners and Beyond
    Increase your flexibility, loosen your joints, and stretch and irrigate your vertebrae with yoga, which is both strengthening
    and relaxing. Yoga helps to eliminate toxins from the body and is aerobic in its breathing techniques. Wear loose clothing, do not
    eat a heavy meal before class, and bring a yoga mat to class.
    • Course # CMSV 1200 01
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      12–1 p.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Crystal Sosalla
      Cost: $45
  • Yoga in the Morning
    Yoga can help you increase your flexibility and strength, loosen your joints, stretch and irrigate your vertebrae, and relax. Basic
    hatha yoga incorporates postures with breathing techniques to bring body, mind, and breath into one. Wear loose clothing and
    bring a yoga mat, towel, and strap to class.
    • Course # CMSV 1202 01
      Mon. and Wed., June 15 to Aug. 5
      6:30–7:30 a.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Crystal Sosalla
      Cost: $45
  • Yoga on the Lawn
    Yoga can help you increase flexibility and strength, loosen joints, stretch and irrigate your vertebrae, and relax. Basichatha
    yoga incorporates postures with breathing techniques to bring body, mind, and breath into one. Class held outside. Wear loose
    clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, and strap to class.
    • Course # CMSV 1203 01
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 to Aug. 6
      5:15–6:15 p.m.
      Location: Goodstein Visual Arts Center west lawn
      (LH Gym during inclement weather)
      Instructor: Crystal Sosalla
      Cost: $45
CLASSES : PERSONAL GROWTH
SUMMER 2015
  • Autism: What You Need To Know
    Follow the instructor’s journey into the world of autism. The instructor will provide parents, educators, family, friends, and
    community members with a unique perspective on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Gain awareness and understanding
    that you can use in parenting, teaching, or providing care for a child with an ASD.
    • Course # CMSV 0161 01
      Tue. and Thur., July 7 and 9
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Connie Bell-Mayers
      Cost: $22
  • Autism: Hyper-Sensory Workshop
    Experience a real classroom from the perspective of a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We will explore sensory
    integration issues, overload of students on the spectrum, and how to foster the development of socially acceptable coping
    strategies.
    • Course # CMSV 0158 01
      Tue., July 14
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Connie Bell-Mayers
      Cost: $15
    • Course # CMSV 0158 02
      Wed., July 15
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Connie Bell-Mayers
      Cost: $15
  • Photography Projects
    This intermediate to advanced photography class is for people who know how to use their cameras and want to focus on
    improving their photographic abilities. Participants will choose their photo project and do their shooting outside of class. We
    will discuss methods of displaying and publishing your work. Bring your cameras and an 8 GB jump drive to class.
    • Course # CMSV 0235 01
      Thur., June 18 to July 9 (No class on July 2)
      5:30–8 p.m.
      Location: BU 127
      Instructor: Karel Mathisen
      Cost: $40
CLASSES : SPORTS, RECREATION

SPRING 2015

  • Fly Fishing II

We will review casting techniques, fly selection, and nymphing techniques in this on-stream clinic follow-up to Fly Fishing I. You will receive both group and one-on-one instruction. The class will meet Friday, Apr. 26 at 5 p.m. to discuss fishing locations (Grey Reef or Miracle Mile, depending on water conditions). We will reschedule class if there is inclement weather. Participants need to provide their own equipment, waders, and transportation, and have a current Wyoming fishing license. We will release all fish caught. Fly Fishing I or basic casting skills and an understanding of nymphing techniques are prerequisites to this class.
Course # CMSV 0123 80
Fri. and Sat., Apr. 24 and 25
Fri. 5–6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.–noon
Location: EI 107
Instructor: Bill Mixer
Cost: $68

Course # CMSV 0123 81
Fri. and Sat., Apr. 24 and 25
Fri. 5–6 p.m. and Sat. 1–4 p.m.
Location: EI 107
Instructor: Bill Mixer
Cost: $68

  • Kayaking: River Running I
    Whether you envision yourself gliding across calm water enjoying scenic views or navigating challenging whitewater,
    kayaking offers both worlds. Learn basic kayaking skills, paddle strokes, boat control, rolling, and river running safety. You will
    practice in a safe, controlled pool environment and then test your skills at the Platte River White Water Park. We provide all
    the equipment, or you can bring your own. The instructor is American Canoe Association certified in white water and swift
    water with over 18 years of experience. The cost includes pool rental, instruction, equipment use, and insurance.
    • Course # CMSV 0911 01
      Fri., May 29 to June 12
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Sun., June 14 and 21
      1–4 p.m.
      Location: Friday classes meet at KWHS pool. Sunday class meets at Casper
      College GW 222 and then travels to White Water Park.
      Instructor: Robert Grant
      Cost: $330
  • Kayaking: River Running II
    After learning basic skills in Kayaking I, practice rolling and refining your white water skills in this class. We provide all
    the equipment, or you can bring your own. The instructor is American Canoe Association certified in white water and swift
    water with over 18 years of experience. The cost includes pool rental, instruction, equipment use, and insurance. Prerequisite
    Kayaking: I or instructor permission.
    • Course # CMSV 0921 01
      Fri., June 19 to July 10
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Sun., June 28 and July 12
      11–4 p.m.
      Location: Friday class will meet at KWHS pool. Sunday classes meet at Casper
      College GW 223 and then travel to White Water Park.
      Instructor: Robert Grant
      Cost: $330
  • Firearm Safety
    Learn and demonstrate firearm safety and proper handling of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. We will use drills and
    dummy ammunition to learn how to load and unload firearms. This class includes an individually scheduled range shooting
    session. Bring your personal pistol to class and check it in at the service counter upon entering the building. A $10 range fee is
    payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0207 01
      Fri., June 19
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: Sportsman’s Warehouse,
      4120 E. 2nd
      Instructor: Hubert Townsend
      Cost: $38
    • Course # CMSV 0207 02
      Fri., July 24
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: Sportsman’s Warehouse,
      4120 E. 2nd
      Instructor: Hubert Townsend
      Cost: $38
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