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Adult Enrichment Courses

College of DuPage Continuing Education provides adults of all ages with a variety of enrichment programming. From art classes to home repair classes, there is a course for you!  Below you will find a few of our featured courses, for a complete listing please see our Schedule of Classes online. If you don't already receive our class schedule at your home, please let us know.

Instructor leads watercolor painting class

Watercolor painting class instructor, Pam Keller, leading a class.

Adult student working on her first quilt

An enrichment student works on her first quilt.

Adults with quilts

The Holiday Quilting Class poses with their final products.

Adult students learning tai chi

Enrichment students learning the art of Tai Chi.

Adult student practicing calligraphy

A student perfecting his stroke in Renaissance Calligraphy.

Acrylic Painting (Postponed)

Learn various techniques of using acrylic paint.  Explore applying glazes, impasto, and layering.  Instructor: Pam Keller

Thursday, March 5 to April 2
2 to 4 p.m. (change from the printed program guide)
ART-0002-013, $145; Lifelong Learner $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Drawing: Beginners and Beyond (Postponed)

Continue exploring the art of drawing by expanding your techniques. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Wednesday, March 4 to April 1
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0001-002, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1437

Frida Kahlo: Her Life and Works (Postponed)

Explore the fascinating imaginary of Frida Kahlo derived from the artifacts and nature of Mexico as well as the biographical and historical circumstances of her life and times. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Tuesday, Feb. 25 to March 24
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-020, $119, Lifelong Learner $109
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1429

Italic Calligraphy (Postponed)

Come learn the beautiful art of Italic Calligraphy! Italic script is an elegant style written with a broad edge pen. Letterform consistency and spacing are emphasized to help students develop their eye as well as their hand. Students will also learn some variations of Italic, as well as exploring the tools of the calligrapher. Although this class is geared towards beginner/intermediate students, all levels are welcome. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Matt Wrig

Thursday, March 12 to April 23
9a.m. to noon (no class 4/2)
ART-0005-002, $119
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Kiln-Formed Glass (Postponed)

Kiln forming glass is an age old art that predates blown glass. Create your own fascinating art pieces in this beginning workshop. Students will learn glass preparation, design principles, sources, effects of different techniques, color theories, and various finishing methods. Individual attention will be emphasized. Students can expect to complete up to 4 pieces. The first week of class will be project creation. The pieces will be finished off-site and students can pick up the following week and have their pieces assessed by the instructor. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Jason Boebinger

Saturday, April 18 to 25
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ART-0004-100, $139
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Come back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

The 12 Universal Laws of Successful Investing (Postponed)

Discover the 12 Universal Laws which are your clues to investment success and help you protect what you have. Learn how to make your returns more predictable, investing less stressful and yourself more successful.

Thursday, March 19
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-005, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A03

Come back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

Latin Dance for Beginners (Cancelled)

Explore exciting new dance moves in this introductory course for couples or singles. Students will learn the popular Latin styles of the Rumba and Salsa. You'll learn how to navigate around the dance floor while discovering some fun Latin dances. You are not required to sign up with a partner but are encouraged to sign up with a friend! Instructor: Corinne Smith

Wednesday, March 11 to April 23
7 to 8 p.m. (no class April 2)
FITN-0001-006, $79
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 135

Come back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

Fundamentals of Sauce Making 

Sauces add flavor, color, and taste to many dishes. Learn the basics of sauce pairings from meats to desserts. Participants are guided through demonstration and also work hands-on as we go through varieties of sauce basics. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Sunday, April 19 to May 3
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-009, $129
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Come back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

Basic Aviation II (Rescheduled for Fall 2020)

Discover how to operate aircraft in busy airport environments and how to navigate through the United States Airspace System. Explore the various certificates and ratings that pilots can obtain and how to earn them. This course will help prepare students to take the sport pilot or private pilot FAA knowledge exams. Prior enrollment in Basic Aviation I is recommended. Instructor: Dr. Alyssa Pasquale

Tuesday, April 9 to 30
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0067-032, $125, Lifelong Learner $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Crocheting Basics (Postponed)

Learn the basics of crocheting: chain, single crochet, double crochet, simple shaping and how to read basic patterns. Bring one skein of solid, light-colored #4 medium-weight yarn and size U.S. H-8 (5mm) crochet hook to first class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Thursday, Feb. 20 to March 19
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-012, $119
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2445

Exploring Numismatics  (Postponed)

Coins and currency hold a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. This class will introduce the basics of collecting coins, currency, tokens and medallions. Hold history in your hands as you learn about numismatics in earlier times, geography, and culture. Learn which coins and currency are collectible, storage tips, proper handling, grading, value and pricing. Students can bring coins to class for discussion. Instructor: John Kent

Thursday, April 9 to 30
2 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0067-104, $99, Lifelong Learner $79
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A01

Sewing Basics II (Postponed)

Build on basic skills and acquire advanced sewing techniques. Focus on simple pattern adjustments, different types of fabrics, zipper insertion and other details that may include collars, sleeves and waistbands. Construct a garment in class. Sewing machines are available for in-class use, but you can bring your own machine along with the machine's manual. A supply list is mailed prior to class and materials will be discussed on the first day of program. Instructor: Donna Anzalone

Tuesday, March 10 to April 28
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (no class March 31)
LEISR-0045-002, $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Quilt Making (Postponed)

Transform fabric and thread into a gorgeous quilt! Learn how to piece the top, add borders, quilt the layers, and sew on the binding. Using fabric of your choice, you will create a beautiful quilt to showcase. This class is for beginners and beyond. Instructor: Donna Anzalone

Wednesday, March 11 to April 1
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
LEISR-0045-006, $119
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Come back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

Downsizing: The Art and Challenge of Letting Go

Looking to downsize or simplify your current home? This class can help you to declutter and organize for your current needs and lifestyle. Learn great tips on how to keep only what you love in your space for optimal function. Discover how to sift through your treasures and find the gold. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Wednesday, April 22
1 to 3 p.m.
LEISR-0032-108, $39

Come Back soon for Summer 2020 courses!

Mindfulness Meditation

Train your mind the way you train your body for the perfect way to stay centered. Learn centuries-old meditation techniques to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety. A textbook is recommended, but not required. Instructor: Stephanie Frantz

Come Back Soon for Summer 2020 Courses!

Come Back Soon for Summer 2020 Courses!

Come Back Soon for Summer 2020 Courses!

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed through Friday, May 15. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.