Non-Credit Courses

Jan. 9, 1998

UW-RF to Offer Non-Credit Courses

From grantswriting, to landscaping, to sculpting for children and parents, a range of non-credit courses will be offered by UW-River Falls this spring.

"Radio Theater" offers participants the opportunity to work with award-winning director, writer, and actor Don Cosgrove to learn to communicate powerfully with the voice, to develop skills needed to perform, or to improve speaking reading, and public presence in a fun and creative atmosphere. Class is held Tuesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m., in Rodli Commons. Registration fee is $20.

"Multiplying Plants: Down-To-Earth and High Tech Approaches" provides information on seeds and seedling practices, multiplying plants by cuttings, layers and grafting, plant tissue culture, and specialized plant structures to multiply plants. The course is offered Mondays, Feb. 2-23, from 7-9 p.m. in the UW-RF Greenhouse. Registration fee is $40. Registration deadline is Jan. 23.

"Home Landscaping and Horticulture in Western Wisconsin" will provide an understanding of the basic requirements of plants in the landscape, an appreciation for some basic principles of design and allow participants to address personal landscaping needs. The course is offered Mondays, March 30-April 20 from 7-9 p.m. in the Agricultural Sciences Building. Registration fee is $40, and the registration deadline is March 20.

"Grantswriting Workshop" is a program designed to learn the process and improve effectiveness in writing grants. The program is held Saturday, April 18, from 8:30-3:30 p.m. at the Rural Development Institute. Registration is limited to 40, a fee of $20 covers materials, refreshments and lunch, and the registration deadline is April 8.

"Parenting Workshop: Discipline that Works: From Tots to Teens" will discuss with enthusiasm and humor some proven techniques that help parents avoid power struggles and foster a family atmosphere of cooperation, responsibility and respect. Parents will learn specific skills to use immediately and gain some helpful parenting materials. The program will be held Tuesdays, March 3 and 10, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the River Falls High School. Registration is limited to 70, and the deadline is Feb. 27.

Two art workshops for parents and children also will be held in conjunction with a regional showing of award-winning art elementary students who participated in the nationwide "Dream-Makers" competition.

"Crazy Character Sculptures" will create large "wizbit" sculptures of patterns and colors using traditional and non-traditional tools. These sculptures may be displayed in the lobby of the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson during the Dream-Makers gallery showing in April and May.

The workshop will be help from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 4, at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Studio. The class is limited to 25, with a registration fee is $15, with a deadline of March 27.

"Book Arts Workshop" will teach how to make concertina books with pop-ups, flaps, doors and other techniques to tell stories. Marbling and paste painting techniques will be explored to help illustrate the books.

The workshop is from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 2, at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The cost is $15 per person, for $25 for a parent and child. The lcass is limited to 25, with a deadline of April 24.

For more information, contact the UW-RF Continuing Education Extension at 715/ 425-3256.

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