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Upcoming Courses

Cooking Courses

Every Night is Grill Night | $66

Don’t wait until the weekend to haul out the BBQ… we’ll explore some easy and fast recipes for you to try the next time you want to cook outside.  Plus, we’ll show you some big batch techniques so that you can cook ahead and have some outdoor flavor on your dinner table even on a rainy day.  Our menu will include cedar plank salmon, spatchcocked chicken, big flank steak, grilled eggplant relish, and grilled veggies.
#63717, Truax-Main Building, 4/20, Thursday, 5:30-8:30 PM

A Night of Mexican Cuisine | $66

Taco night at your place will never be the same!  This class will explore some of the easy ways to upgrade what you wrap your tortillas around.  Think carne asada, cochinita pibil and chicken tinga.  We’ll cook up a big batch of homemade beans, cilantro-lime rice and quick pickled red onions.  Round things out with homemade green and red salsas, and finish the meal off with a creamy flan for dessert.
#63714, Truax-Main Building, 5/1, Monday, 5:30-8:30 PM

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“Our students go on from here to accomplish great things. I believe in hands-on learning, caring about what the students bring to the class and setting personal and professional goals.”
Hiroko Yamada
Faculty, Madison College

Baking Courses

Cream Puffs & Eclairs | $45

How do they get those cream puffs so high and airy? And what is the secret to making éclairs? Learn to make these pastries at home for everyday delights and special occasions. You will also create a variety of fillings to make them extra special.
#64091, Truax-Main Building , 4/5, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Macarons | $45

This cookie looks difficult but learning the proper "macronage" technique will help you create amazing macrons! We’ll make a Swiss meringue buttercream filling and a chocolate ganache filling to complete the perfect macaron.
#64092, Truax-Main Building , 4/12, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Meringues & Pavlova | $45

Learn how to make these light and airy desserts!  Meringues that are accents to desserts or eaten on their own, and Pavlovas that are crisp on the outside and marshmallow-like in the center will be made in class.  You will also learn flavor pairings for filling these delightful shells!
#11002, Truax-Main Building , 6/7, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Curd is the Word | $45

Learn the wonderful world of curd--fruit curds, that is! You will make a variety of citrus and other fruit curds and sample a variety of ways to enjoy this refreshing filling!
#11003, Truax-Main Building , 6/14, Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Beer and Wine Courses

Craft Beer: A 101 Exploration of IPAs | $35

We'll taste our way through a variety of IPAs ranging from sessionable to funky and from West Coast style to East Coast style. In this class you'll learn about hop production, the impact hops have during different phases of the brewing process and how brewers achieve specific flavors and aromas with the use of hops. Being a hophead is not a requirement to enjoy this class; I'm sure even someone who "doesn't like IPAs" will discover one they actually enjoy as we taste and learn about a variety of them.
#10979, Truax-Early Learning Center, 6/29, Thursday, 6-8 PM

Craft Beer: A 101 Exploration of Sours | $35

We'll taste our way through a variety of sour beers from sweet and overfruited sours to tart and funky sours. In this class you'll learn the basics about how sour beers are brewed, an understanding of nomenclature you'll see on bottles or cans at your favorite bottleshops, and best practices for pouring or aging sour beers.
#10980, Truax-Early Learning Center, 7/13, Thursday, 6-8 PM

White Wine Comparison Tasting | $35

If you have ever been curious as to whether that $40 bottle is truly worth it, now you can find out!  In this class, members will sample one type of white wine grape varietal, for example: Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc at different price points.  There will definitely be some lively discussions among your fellow classmates. So, join us for a wine exploration that just might change your mind about cost versus quality when it comes to your wine budget.  Some wine tasting experience would be beneficial but not mandatory. Must be age 21 or over to register.
#63628, Truax-Early Learning Center, 4/11, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Make Your Own Wine | $131

During this five week class with commercial winemaker Rob Lewis of Lewis Station Winery and Stable Rock Winery, this winemaking course covers the full winemaking process: from fermentation to bottling. Learn techniques to start or improve your own home winemaking while creating your own wine during class in small teams of 4 and hone your wine evaluation skills with topics on sensory evaluation, wine making knowledge and learning some of the secrets to food and wine pairing. Each person will take home a few bottles of wine. (Class time vary, follow list below)
#64079, Truax-Main Building, 4/18, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM
#64079, Truax-Main Building, 4/25-5/9, Tuesday, 6-7:30 PM
#64079, Truax-Main Building, 5/16, Tuesday, 6-8:30 PM

Food and Wine Pairing with Winemaker Rob Lewis  | $70

When you learn the science behind wine tasting and food pairing, every meal going forward will be improved. A fun way to learn the science is using your own taste buds! This food and wine class is like no other class as it’s a packed 3 hours of learning all about wine including; history, terminology, aging, purchasing, storing, old world vs. new world, wine making and specific grape varietals You will also be doing an isolated component tasting (sweet, sour, salty, bitter). You will enjoy 5 wines with food (chicken, olives, mushrooms, lemons, tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce) That's 5 glasses of wine with food + an amazing education! Education has never tasted so good.
#11022, TBA, 6/3, Saturday, 1-4 PM
#11023, TBA, 7/18, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

Genealogy and History Courses

Genealogy Intermediate | $125

You’ve started to research your family tree. You’ve filled in all of the information you know, and you’ve talked to all the relatives and studied all of the family documents. Where do you go from there? How do you fill in the spots in your family tree with the records that are available? In this intermediate class we will explore how census records can build a framework for your tree. We’ll talk about cemeteries and what they can tell you about your ancestors other than just birth and death dates. We’ll find documents that are tied to the immigration process and learn what they can reveal. Find out how many of your ancestors served in the military and possibly find out what battles they fought in. Continue digging deeper into your family history.
#63602, Truax-Health Building, 3/23-4/27, Thursday, 6-8 PM

Math History 1 - Ancient & Old | $85

This class covers Ancient Greek, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Babylonian, Egyptian, American, Middle Age Europe, and Renaissance Mathematics, including Geometry, Algebra, Number Theory, Astronomy up to and including the development of Calculus.
#63663, Truax-Main Building, 3/21-4/11, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Math History 2 - Modern & Abstract | $85

This class covers the development and abstraction of mathematics since the development of Calculus including, Group Theory, Analysis, Complex Numbers, Topology, Modern Algebra, and the Abstraction and Application of Mathematics, including math of the 20th century. Math History 1 is required.
#63664, Truax-Main Building, 4/18-5/9, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Enrichment Courses

Weather Forecasting at Home | $65

The internet provides access to much of the information forecasters use to make their predictions, and you can tap into it. Whether you depend on the weather professionally, want to be a storm spotter, or are simply interested in the topic, you can use the internet to get a much fuller picture of what weather is heading your way, than a weather report. Course topics will include weather terminology, general circulation, the role of water in the atmosphere, air masses, fronts, jets, waves and horizontal and vertical motion. You should come away with the ability to describe in basic terms the physical processes that produce common weather phenomena.
#63887, Truax-Main Building, 4/3-4/17, Monday, 5-7 PM

Canine Learning & Social Skills | $70

The instructor will teach the handlers how to train their dog for a lifelong commitment to basic manners and obedience. Some of the skills taught will be: loose leash and nice walking skills, name recognition and recall skills, beginning and intermediate sits, downs and stays, and relinquishing of items.
#63898, Truax-Main Building - Out, 4/4-5/9, Tuesday, 6-7 PM

Puppy Socialization Class | $70

Puppy socialization is one of the most critical ways to helping puppies become happy and healthy citizens!  In our puppy socialization class, you will be given the tools to teach your puppy the fundamental skills that will help build a solid working relationship. This class will have plenty of off-leash play time to help build these social skills. Some of the tools you will learn: a beginning recall, even with distractions, teaching your puppy how to be patient and to calm down, bite inhibition, beginning loose leash and nice walking skills, and cooperative husbandry skills.
#63899, Truax-Main Building - Out, 4/5-5/10, Wednesday, 6-7 PM

Staging Your Home to Sell | $45

Staging your home to sell is fun, easy, and profitable. Learn where to start, what to do, and what not to do. This class goes beyond decluttering. It is all about perception, presentation, and rearranging to help buyers appreciate your home's features. Learn how to prevent accessories from distracting buyers. Photos, tips, and materials included.
#11001, Truax-Early Learning Centre, 6/7, Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Organizing Basics | $45

Staging your home to sell is fun, easy, and profitable. Learn where to start, what to do, and what not to do. This class goes beyond decluttering. It is all about perception, presentation, and rearranging to help buyers appreciate your home's features. Learn how to prevent accessories from distracting buyers. Photos, tips, and materials included.
#10525, Truax-Early Learning Centre, 8/9-8/16, Wednesday, 6-8 PM

Introduction to Voiceovers | $49

Explore the growing remote voiceover industry and learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. (Self-paced - One-time - 90 min introductory course)

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