Spring Extravaganza Classes
April 9, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FVTC - Waupaca Regional Center
Spring Extravaganza Classes
7th Annual Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00AM-5:00PM Fox Valley Technical College-Waupaca Regional Center 1979 Godfrey Drive, Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 942-1700
Driving Directions from US Hwy 10:
Exit on WI Hwy 22 N/54 E/County Hwy A and head north about one mile. Turn left onto Godfrey Drive.
Take one to four classes, all for one low price!
Take up to four classes for just $24.47! (age 62+ $22.81) /additional material fees apply and vary by class. Fees are payable to instructor at time of class. See all details and fees on the website.
Many New Ideas and Techniques
21 seminars, programs and workshops to choose from. Learn from the experts as they cover a wide variety of spring related topics.
Start Time 8 a.m.
Bicycle Maintenance & Repair (session #A01)
Learn proper maintenance and repair of a bicycle including tire/tube changing, chain evaluation, cleaning and lubrication, and basic adjustments. Materials needed: safety glasses, bicycle (NO TRICK BIKES), basic tool kit (combination wrenches, hammer, screwdrivers, pliers/vise grip and Allen wrenches). Family-friendly age 14+ with adult; $4 material fee payable to instructor. 8-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Doug Wilke
How to Identify Birds (session #A02)
Learn how to identify resident and migratory songbirds in Wisconsin from an avid birder/naturalist with years of field experience. Similar looking species will be compared and contrasted to recognize subtle differences. Class is designed to present a variety of field marks and hone your bird watching skills. Great for beginner and intermediate birders who desire to advance their birding knowledge. Family-friendly age 12+. 8-9:55 a.m. Instructor: Steve Petznick
Mosaic Stepping Stone (session #A03)
Learn to create a glass mosaic stepping stone for home or garden. Supplies include the concrete stepping stone, glass, adhesive and grout. Students will be able to take home their stepping stone at the end of the class. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult; $40 material fee per stone payable to the instructor. 8-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Mary Beisner
Start Time 9 a.m.
Basic Yoga (session #B01)
Learn Yoga basics and how this simple practice can greatly benefit your day to day life, reduce stress, and increase flexibility and focus. This hands on demonstration will cover some basic moves and breathing patterns. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have it. Family friendly 10+. 9-9:55 a.m. Instructor: Natalie Pimpo
Needle Felting for Home Décor (session #B02)
Learn the basics of needle felting which uses a handheld barbed needle tool, a foam base and felted wool. Design small coasters or a table mat using unique fibers, wool roving, yarn and embellishments. Bring scissors, tape measure, pins and pincushion, embroidery needle, embroidery floss, buttons and beads. $15 material fee payable to instructor. 9-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Jane Carney
Sand Sculpture Succulent Garden (session #B03)
Students will use succulent plants and colored sand to sculpt a one of a kind garden container. Instructor will provide all supplies. $20.00 material fee payable to instructor. 9-10:25 a.m. Instructor: Roxanne Rusch-Olesen
Woven Harvest Basket with Wire Handle (session #B04)
Learn how to weave a simple basket using the following weaving techniques: twining, start & stop weaving and rimming. Step-by-step hands on directions and modeling will be provided. Please bring 50 pinch style wooden clothes pins, a small spray bottle, a pencil and an old hand towel. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult. $25 materials fee payable to instructor. 9-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Jeni Mursau
Start Time 10 a.m.
Grillin’ 101 (session #C01)
Step into spring by learning grilling tips, tricks and basics, how to use indirect heat and direct heat, times and temps to make your grill sizzle and leave your guests wondering how you did it. Josh will demonstrate different cooking techniques that can be used on gas and charcoal grills. Sample all the unique items. Family-friendly 12+ with adult. $6 material fee payable to instructor. 10-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Josh Turzinski
Intro to iPad & iPhone Basics (session #C02)
Students will learn email setup, sending and receiving, how to search and download applications; to use iCloud to link photos, notes, and apps to their online account; to use iTunes to link apps and saved information on their device to their computer and discover who Siri is and why she is needed. Family-friendly 8+ with adults. Students should bring devices and a pen. You are welcome to come if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone to find out how easy they can be operated. 10-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Amy Kurylo
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Concrete Creations (session #D01)
Students will make a leaf casting, stepping stone and plant marker. All materials are provided by instructor. Family-friendly age 10+. $30.00 material fee payable to instructor. 10:30-11:55 a.m. Instructor: Rob Zimmer
How to Maintain Your Trees and Shrubs (session #D02)
Learn how and when to properly prune trees and most shrubs using different techniques, tools and hands-on training. Class is designed for adults looking for an overall understanding of basic plant care. Discussion of equipment will be covered. People should bring at least one pruning tool from home. 10:30-12:25 p.m. Instructor: Steve Petznick
Start Time 12:30 p.m.
Needle Felting for Home Décor (session #E01)
Learn the basics of needle felting which uses a handheld barbed needle tool, a foam base and felted wool. Design small coasters or a table mat using unique fibers, wool roving, yarn and embellishments. Bring scissors, tape measure, pins and pincushion, embroidery needle, embroidery floss, buttons and beads. $15 material fee payable to instructor. 12:30-3:55p.m. Instructor: Jane Carney
Start Time 1 p.m.
Basic Electrical Wiring (session #F01)
Learn the basic fundamentals of home wiring and complete hands-on projects related to activities that would be performed around the house (replacing switches and outlets, troubleshooting, etc.). Complete basic electrical circuits and learn how to use various tools related to wiring. Participates may bring in a lamp and replace cord and or plug. Bring slotted and Phillips screwdriver. Family-friendly age 14+. $5 material fee payable to instructor. 1-4:55 p.m. Instructor: Doug Wilke
Deeper into iPad & iPhone-What else can this do (session #F02)
Learn how to take beautiful pictures and videos with your device, watch or listen to free content using Podcasts, get books and news articles to read. (Hint: Sometimes they’re free!) Also find driving, biking, and walking directions to anywhere. Bring your questions! – We’ll dig deeper. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult. Students should bring devices and a pen. 1-2:55 p.m. Instructor: Amy Kurylo
Growing Hostas in Container (session #F03)
A lecture on tips and tricks about successfully growing hostas in containers for the person with little or no garden space. Family-friendly age 10+. 1-1:55 p.m. Instructor: Rob Zimmer
Just Dance (session #F04)
Join Cricket, Waupaca Regional Center staff member, who competed professionally in dance contests. Have fun while she teaches you freestyle dancing. You will be able to dance to any new music or old favorites with or without a partner. Family-friendly age 10+. 1-2:55 p.m. Instructor: Sharon Kendrick
Organic Gardening with the Expert (session #F05)
FVTC horticulture instructor Jim Beard will provide organic gardening tips on spring planting, composting, compost tea, worm castings, raised beds and much more. Bring your gardening questions. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult. 1-2:25 p.m. Instructor: Jim Beard
Weave a Basket over a Vase (session #F06)
Learn how to weave a simple basket using the following weaving techniques: twining, start & stop weaving and rimming. Step-by-step hands on directions and modeling will be given. Please bring 50 pinch style wooden clothes pins. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult. $25 materials fee payable to instructor. 1-3:55 p.m. Instructor: Jeni Mursau Start Time 2 p.m.
Enjoying the Summer Night Skies (session #G01)
Learn the difference between constellations, asterisms, and circumpolar constellations, true travelers across the skies, as well as which planets are visible during the summer months and how to locate them. Discussion of what not to buy in telescopes will save you money and heartache. Family-friendly age 12+. 2-3:25 p.m. Instructor: Steve Petznick
Fused Glass Garden Stakes (session #G02)
Learn to make a fused glass tile to mount into a black metal garden stake frame. Supplies include: glass tile, glass embellishments, glass paint, glass adhesives, garden stake, firing fees. Glass tiles will be constructed during the class but will be returned to Blessings Glassworks studio for firing in the kiln. Tiles will be mounted in the frames and be ready for pick up the following week at FVTC Waupaca. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult; $35 material fee payable to instructor. 2-2:55 p.m. Instructor: Mary Beisner
Intro to Creative Writing (Fiction) (session #G03)
Learn the basics of story structure, narrator “point of view”, and how to avoid overused tropes and common errors. Bring your ideas and supplies for writing. Register by March 5th and you may email Rick a short story or first chapter of a novel (up to 10 pages) and get a critique of your work before the class. email@example.com Family-friendly age 10+. 2-3:55 p.m. Instructor: Richard Sweitzer (WDUX Radio’s Rick Winters)
Start Time 2:30 p.m.
Nature & Garden Printing Workshop (session #H01)
Explore fun, creative and artistic ways to print and stamp using items from nature and the garden. Participants will print using such items as leaves, pine cones and more to create a number of different projects on various materials. Print on a glass vase, paper, clay and more. You won’t believe the possibilities! Instructor provides all materials. Family-friendly age 10+. Cost is $15 to cover assorted supplies. Payable to instructor. 2:30-3:55 p.m. Instructor: Rob Zimmer
Start Time 3:00 p.m.
Fused Glass Memo Board (session #I01)
Students will assemble glass pieces to create a fused glass write on/wipe off memo board. Supplies provided; base glass, cast glass flowers, leaves, stringers, noodles, millifiori, confetti, frit, and glass paint. All memo boards will include a dry erase marker and wire hanger for display. Projects will be taken to Blessings Glassworks Studio for firing and will be available for pick up the following week. Family-friendly age 8+ with adult. $35.00 material fee payable to instructor. 3-4:25 p.m. Instructor: Mary Beisner
Nifty Apps for Androids (session #I02)
Learn about the best FREE Android apps out there, checking out timesaving apps, games, and special interest/hobby apps. The class covers downloading, deleting/uninstalling apps. Students must have a Google Play Store account to participate fully with the class. Bring your device, charger and a pen. This class is open to all individuals with an Android smartphone. Family-friendly age 10+ with adult. 3:30-4:55 p.m. Instructor: Ashlie Buck
Just Dance (session #I03)
Join Cricket, Waupaca Regional Center staff member, who competed professionally in dance contests. Have fun while she teaches you freestyle dancing. You will be able to dance to any new music or old favorites with or without a partner. Family-friendly age 10+. 3:30-4:55 p.m. Instructor: Sharon Kendrick
Start Time 4:00 p.m.
Getting Published (session #J01)
Learn how to find a literary agent, write your Query Letter, and determine your genre and age group. Pros and cons of self-publishing. Family-friendly age 10+. 4-4:55 p.m. Instructor: Richard Sweitzer (WDUX Radio’s Rick Winters)