Adult Enrichment Courses

Summer 2019 Course Highlights

We've chosen a few courses to share with you here. Find all of our classes in our Schedule of Classes online! If you don't already receive our schedule at your home, please let us know.


Architecture of Sicily
10,000 years of Western civilization will be discovered as we take a photographic tour of the uniquely eclectic architecture of Sicily, ranging from Prehistoric, Doric Greek and Ancient Rome to Arab-Norman Byzantine, Sicilian Baroque and Art Nouveau. Influenced by its various conquerors through history, Sicily is a veritable Mediterranean melting pot of stylistic diversity! Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Tuesday, July 9 to 30
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-001, $119; Lifelong Learner, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Colored Pencil: Beginner and Beyond
Enjoy the next step in your exploration of colored pencil as you create your own style and express your unique ideas while continuing to discover the endless possibilities of the colored pencil medium! To create vibrant drawings, each week we will explore a variety of different colored pencil techniques and tools such as stippling, hatching, crosshatching, impressed line, graffito, blending, burnishing, colorless blending. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone.

Monday, June 24 to July 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0001-005, $125
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

Drawing Workshop: Charcoal
Learn how to produce charcoal drawings that create an illusion of three-dimensional volume and mass by following step-by-step directions to apply value tones. Leave class with a frame-worthy drawing of a sphere and a box, which you can proudly display in your home! A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 13
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0001-006, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Drawing Workshop: Perspective
Learn how to produce drawings that create the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface by following step-by-step directions as you use the Renaissance theories of 1-point and 2-point linear perspective! A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone.

Wednesday, July 31 and Aug. 7
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0001-007, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Introduction to Hand Lettering ***NEW COURSE!***
Come learn the basics of hand lettering that will help you build a foundation for future lettering success. In this course, we will use Speedball B-nibs to create smooth monoline strokes. This course is appropriate for all levels of experience and is ideal for those new to hand lettering. Instructor: Matt Wright

Saturday, June 15 to 29
9 a.m. to noon
ART-0005-004, $79
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1G08

Watercolor: Beginning and Beyond
Enjoy the next step in your watercolor exploration. Continue and enhance your competence. Build your confidence as you create your own style. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Friday, July 12 to Aug. 9
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-003, $135; Lifelong Learner, $89
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119



Income and Estate Taxes: The More You Know, The Less You'll Pay
This is not a tax preparation course but a course designed to help you understand how the different assets you own are taxed, and how those taxes can be minimized or eliminated. Examine ways to reduce the devastating effect taxes have on your long-term wealth and financial success. Instructor: John Gajkowski

Thursday, July 11
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-006, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1455

Know Before You Go: Become a Confident Buyer ***NEW COURSE!***
Thinking about making a major purchase, like a car or a house? Learn from an industry professional how the buying process works and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge before you go so you can make informed choices. The class will cover how and what to expect in the mortgage application and car buying process and how credit scores are used. Instructor: Jim Droske

Wednesday, June 26
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-008, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Top 10 IRA Mistakes
Discover the top 10 mistakes related to Individual Retirement Accounts and learn how to avoid them. Discussion includes information about conversion and beneficiary designation, as well as strategies to maximize value and minimize taxes. Instructor: John Gajkowski

Thursday, July 18
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-005, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1455


Brunch Classics
Breakfast favorites with a trendy and delicious touch to help you entertain your next brunch. Emphasis on egg cookery, quick breads, and fruit all while sharpening your knife skills. Recipes, ideas, and samples will be taken home. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Sunday, August 4 and 11
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-004, $149
Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Make, Take and Bake Pies
A cool and refreshing summer treat! A chef instructor will guide participants through the types of pie crusts and fillings before having participants make their own summer pies to take home and bake. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Thursday, July 11
5 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0004-006, $79
Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Sauce Basics
Sauces add flavor, color, and taste to many dishes. Learn the basics of sauce pairings from meats to desserts. Participants will be guided through demonstration and also will be working hands on as we go through varieties of the five mother sauces: Bechamel, Veloute, Espagnole, Hollandaise, and Tomato Sauce. Samples will be eaten and recipes will be taken home. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Sunday, July 21 and 28
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-003, $149
Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013



Decorating Diagnosis
Don't replace what you have—rearrange it and give it a whole new look! Let a professional redesigner provide the diagnosis and treatment for spaces that are bland, overcrowded with furniture, lacking the right lighting or otherwise uninviting. Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Saturday, July 27
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0032-010, $59
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Ghosts, Spirits, and Science
Learn about the different types of haunting and phenomena, and develop a new perspective about the importance of culture in dealing with those we consider ghosts. Various kinds of entities, their behaviors, capabilities, and interactions will be explained. Quantum physics, current fringe science experiments, brain function, and consciousness will also be involved to help explain why this activity may be occurring, and alluding to how. By examining scientific, psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects, determine the best way to handle and understand paranormal experiences. Real-life paranormal investigations will be discussed. Instructor: Mary Marshall

Wednesday, July 10 and July 17
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-010, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

So You Want to be a Professional Organizer?
Have you ever wondered if Professional Organizing is the career for you? Have you always been a naturally organized person? Is the Container Store your favorite store? Do family and friends always come to you for tips on how to get their spaces under control? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class will help you find out if professional organizing is the career for you! Learn the training and resources you need to grow your skills and become an expert. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Wednesday, July 10
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-013, $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn


Event Makeup
Are you attending a special event and want to do your own makeup? Learn wedding makeup tips and how to spiff up your normal style for a great night out. Learn the steps from start to finish to create a glamorous look for any special occasion. Instructor: Michelle Swoons

Saturday, July 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0043-055, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Pre-Teen and Teen Makeup—Ages 11-15

Achieve a fun and natural look with this introduction to the world of makeup and skincare. Learn how to use age-appropriate products and develop a skincare routine that can be carried into adulthood. Topics include a full makeup lesson, basic health and hygiene tips, the importance of sunscreen, and proper cleaning and maintenance of makeup brushes. Instructor: Michelle Swoons

Saturday, Aug. 3
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0043-065, $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn



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. Instructor: Stephanie Frantz

Wednesday, July 10 to July 31
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-003, $54
Naperville Center, Room 22

Motivation for Adopting an Active Lifestyle
Want to become more active but don't know where to start? This course will provide students with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Through discussion and implementation of psychological interventions for increasing exercise participation and adherence, students will be empowered to make positive steps towards developing a lifelong commitment to being active.

Wednesday, June 19 to July 31
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (no class July 3)
LEISR-0061-004, $139; Lifelong Learner, $99
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1455

Say Goodbye to Antacids
Do you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or indigestion? Learn gentle, effective exercises that have the potential to reduce or eliminate these issues. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, June 246
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-003, $49
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1447

The Art of Letting Go
Begin the process of letting go and start a more rewarding course of filling your life with things your desire. Discover what brings you joy and happiness. Instructor: Miriam Iwrey

Saturday, June 22
9 to 11 a.m.
SR-0067-030, $49; Lifelong Learner, $24.50
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1425

The Art of Self-Compassion
Discover the meaning of self-compassion and why we need it in our lives. Discuss the benefits we gain by practicing it. Instructor: Miriam Iwrey

Saturday, July 20
9 to 11 a.m.
LEISR-0067-033, $49; Lifelong Learner, $24.50
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1425



Beginning Harmonica
Come have fun learning tricks and techniques to playing the harmonica! Learn simple songs, proper breathing and basic blow/draw patterns. Students should bring a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. No prior music or harmonica experience required.

Saturday, July 20 to Aug. 3
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-006, $149
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

Intermediate Harmonica
Expand your Harmonica skills to include Second Position, tongue-split chords and the concept of bending notes. Students should bring a 10-hole harmonica in the key of C and should have beginning harmonica experience. Instructor: Martin Lang

Saturday, July 20 to Aug. 3
1 to 4 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-007, $149
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128


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

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Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday