Personal Enrichment

The Office of Continuing Education offers a wide variety of opportunities for personal enrichment. Whether you want to learn how to paint, take better photographs or learn how to market your business using social media, we have something for you. Take classes at UW-Marinette, online in the comfort of your own home or travel abroad - the possibilities are endless! 


American Sign Language

Course Detail

Session: Intro to American Sign Language


Jan. 16 - March 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: M107

Course Hours: 20

This American Sign Language course is open to participants of all levels. Those new to American Sign Language will learn about introductions, fingerspelling, Deaf culture, and history. We will also learn how to communicate about feelings, family members, food, and much more in a friendly and fun environment.  Those who have experience with ASL will build on vocabulary and concepts learned in session 1, ASL grammer, Deaf culture awareness, expressive fluency and smoothness of production signs, as well as receptive skills. 

Instructor Denise Miller has been an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter for 27 years, and has been teaching ASL for 15 years. She works in many settings and brings to the classroom a breadth of knowledge and experience, and promises to make this a FUN and EXCITING class!

The class will run January 16- March 20 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm in room M107 at UW-Marinette. The class is $149.

Class participants can earn 2.0 Continuing Education Units with completion of this course. 

Participants are required to purchase The Complete Idiot’s Guide to conversational sign language Illustrated.




Cooking with Mikey


Course Detail


February 13
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact Hours: 3

Join UW-Marinette as we partner with Michael Johnston for a fun evening filled with cooking! Our cooking class will be offered on Tuesday, February 13 from 5:30-8:30pm at Mikey's Twisted Plate.  Chef Michael Johnston will be leading the class in making Chicken Tandoori, and will be teaching the importance of the spices in this popular dish of the Middle East. 

Chef Michael Johnston of Riverside Golf Club otherwise known as “Mikey” is an inspired culinary arts and entrepreneur enthusiast that is bringing a splash to the Tri-Cities. Mikey is going on his 12th year in a professional kitchen, Three of these years as a passionate executive chef learning new skills and leading a new culinary team to the area. Going into the chef’s forth month of an exciting transition as a business owner, Mikey would like to offer hands on cooking classes to the community through UW- Marinette's Continuing Education. Mikey's goal is to bring people together with food and laughs in a great new atmosphere added to our area... Mikey’s Twisted Plate!

Class will be held at:

Mikey's Twisted Plate

2035 Marinette Ave

Marinette, WI 54143




Soft Sculpture with Artist Mindy Sue Wittock

Course Detail

Session: Soft Sculptures with Artist Mindy Sue Wittock


February 22nd 
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Create a one of a kind soft sculpture with artist Mindy Sue Wittock.  Participants will be introduced to a range of soft sculpture techniques including machine sewing, hand stitching, and embellishments.  You will learn how to turn a flat surface of fabric into a three-dimensional shape using design and sewing tools. You will respond to forms as they emerge and learn how to piece them together to make an art object.  This workshop is suitable for people with little or no sewing experience as well as the sewing novice. 

Mindy Sue Wittock is an enthusiastic woman with big dreams who enjoys coffee, glitter, and polka dots.  She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her MFA from Arizona State University with a concentration in fibers and textiles. She has previously worked as an associate lecturer of art at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Wittock has an extensive exhibition record and has taught many textile-based workshops. She recently moved back to Wisconsin from the East Coast and currently works in her home studio in Cedarburg where she makes soft sculpture and participates in the Artist Residency in Motherhood.  Wittock also works on a collaborative textile project titled The Wondermakers Collective with Minneapolis based illustrator Jenna Freimuth.