Community Education News Posts

Fostering Artistic Growth

Cartoon figures were imagined and created at Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts Camp.

Student at Eastern Wyoming College's Graphic Arts Camp“I thought the camp was really fun,” 11-year-old artist Luke Hansen said.

Hansen, along with nine other young artists, took part in the four-day camp held on EWC’s Torrington Campus. The camp ran Monday, June 20-Thursday, June 23.

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts CampThe young artists created graphic art novels from start to finish, EWC art instructor Beth Martin said.

“The goal of the camp was to teach kids a little about art,” Martin said. “It’s all about fostering artistic growth early on.”

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts CampThe camp was part of the Kids’ College offered during the month of June through EWC’s Community Ed Summer program. The Kids’ College offers students opportunities to explore different topics, according to EWC Community Education Director Donna White.

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts Camp“We had 10 young artists take part in the Graphics Arts Camp,” White said. The different camps have averaged about 10-12 students with camps ranging from math and science, to theater, tennis, drivers’ education, games camp, and a Junior Vet Teach camp.

The campers at the graphic arts camp came up with their own ideas, sketching out those ideas, brought together their books, and then created their characters.

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts Camp“My novel was about a robot who tries to destroy a city, but his plan backfires,” Hansen said.

Natalia Closs’ book was titled “Mocha and Ash.” The camp she said, “was fun. I meet a lot of people and I really like art.”

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts Camp“They were a great group and we had a lot fun,” Martin said of those who attended this year’s Graphic Arts Camp.

On Friday EWC and Goshen County Theatre began the Youth Theatre Workshop. The workshop will work on “Shelebration” as part of the Kids’ College activities. The public presentation of the “Shelebration” will take place Thursday, June 30 in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium.

Eastern Wyoming College’s Graphic Arts Camp

EWC Community Education announces summer bus trips

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Coors Stadium, Denver, Colorado.

“Take me out to the ballgame. Buy me some peanuts & Cracker Jacks.” Cheer on the Rockies as they play the Pittsburgh Pirates. Special promotion on this game day is a Mandalorian Beverage Wrap for the first 15,000 fans. Game time is 1:10pm. The cost of this trip is $80 and includes the price of admission. Lunch at the stadium and evening meal is on your own—your ticket comes with a $10 added value that can be used at almost all of the permanent food and beverage stands in the ballpark.

Deadline for paid registrations: June 30
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 7:00am-7:00pm
Location: EWC Parking Lot, front of the CTEC Building. The bus will leave EWC at 7:00 am and return around 5:00 pm.

Church Basement Ladies
Fort Robinson Playhouse

A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there. This production features four distinct characters, including the elderly matriarch of the kitchen and the bride-to-be. Set in rural Minnesota, this musical comedy gives us a funny look at their lives as we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. The ticket price for this trip is $60 and includes lunch and gratuity.

Minimum of 38 paid registrations is required for this trip.

Paid Registration Deadline: July 7
Date: Sunday, July 24
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: EWC Parking Lot, front of the CTEC Building

For more information, please contact Donna White at the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323. The bus will leave EWC at 7:00 am and return around 5:00 pm.

EWC highlights upcoming LaGrange Community Education Open Gym

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces  LaGrange Outreach will be offering Open Gym at the LaGrange Elementary Gym, from Saturday July 9th to August 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cathy Stoddard offers this opportunity to the community of LaGrange free of charge and only asks that you call her at the LaGrange Town office, 307.834.2466 to let her know you are planning on going to the open gym.

Please call her by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before the Saturday you are planning on attending open gym. She reserves the right to cancel open gym if she does not get any phone calls.

Eastern Wyoming College - Community Education - LaGrange Open Gym

EWC announces a date change for the upcoming Community Education Dog Obedience Level II class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a date change to the following class.

Dog Obedience Level II

You and your dog have graduated from Level I, and you and your dog think you are ready for more advanced training.  This class will fine-tune your dog’s repertoire of obedience behaviors. Unlike Level I you and your dog will both come to the first class.

CURRENT VETERINARIAN CERTIFICATE FOR VACCINATIONS: DHPP/RABIES/BORDETELLA; choke collar, 6-foot leash, treats if using them as a training tool.

New class dates will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24 – June 14 from 6-7:00 pm. The cost of this class is $65.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them in the CTEC building at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC highlights additional spring Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

It’s never too late to arm yourself for the Information wars
Instructor:  Casey Debus and Jessica Anders, EWC Library

In this day and age information is readily available on our computers, phones, and even our watches, but how do we know the information we get is accurate and from a legitimate, reliable, and valid source?

In these two class sessions, Casey and Jessica will be presenting you with information on how to determine if an information or news source is for real and credible, how to avoid information source scams, and how to spot website red flags. They will provide you with resources to help you navigate the vast informational world. There will be time for questions and answers.

This class will be held in CTEC classroom 111 on Tuesday & Thursday, March 22 & 24. from 3-4:00 pm. The cost of this class is free and coffee/tea and cookies will be served.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by the CTEC building at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

It’s never too late to arm yourself for the Information wars

 

EWC Community Education announces new dog obedience class

The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education office in Torrington announces by popular demand a special session of Level I Dog Obedience class for SMALL DOGS ONLY.  Small dogs are those that generally weigh less than 30 pounds as an adult. Examples of small dogs would be miniature dachshund, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, most toy breeds.

This class will be held on Mondays, November 8 through December 13, from 6-7:00 pm in the CTEC Building commons area. The cost of this class is $65. Test day will be Wednesday, December 15.

The first session of each class will be for the dog owner/handler only, no dogs yet.  Please bring your leash so you can learn your function in the training process.

Dog owners, in 7 sessions you and your dog learn to come/here, sit, down, stay, heel, wait, as well as proper socialization.

Requirements:  Current Veterinarian Certificate for Vaccinations: DHPP/RABIES/BORDATELLA; choke collar, 6-foot leash, treats if using them as a training tool. Participants must be able to control their dog on a leash before coming to the class; participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at each class.

For more information about this class or others, please call the Community Ed office at 307.532.8323 or stop in at 3200 West C in the CTEC building.

 

EWC Community Education announces Italian Cuisine cooking class

The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education Office in Torrington announces an Italian cooking class. This class will be held on November 4, in CTEC Room 111 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The cost will be $35.

ITALIAN CUISINE “Buon Mangia” (means Good Eats)

Dr. Lesley Travers EWC President has decided on a dish to demonstrate and share, “PUTTANESCA” a dish originating in Naples. Bring a lidded container just in case there are leftovers. This would be a great “date night” for couples.

For more information about this class or others, please call the Community Ed office at 307.532.8323 or stop in at 3200 West C in the CTEC building.

 

EWC Community Education offering N’Balance class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College is now taking registrations for the following N’Balance class:

N’ Balance 
Instructor: Melanie Herring, North Platte Physical Therapy

The best way to avoid a fall is to prevent a fall, and ‘N Balance is a super preventative class.  This class meets 2 times a week for 1-hour sessions, with one additional session for baseline testing before beginning the class activities. Join this class and become more active and confident in the community and home while possibly expanding your social life. Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins.

Paid registration deadline:

Session A • September 7
Session B • October 27
Class minimum: 5 • Class maximum: 10

Session A Date: Monday & Friday, September 10 to October 22 Time: 10:30-11:30am Cost: $130 (13 sessions) Location: FA 47 (Dance room)
Session B Date: Monday & Friday, November 1 to December 17 No class November 26 Time: 10:30-11:30 am Cost: $130 (13 sessions) Location: FA 47 (Dance room)

Please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 or by email at donna.white@ewc.wy.edu to register for this class. You may also visit the Community Education office in the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Community Ed announces Pop-Up Hoof Trimming Demo/Information Class

The Community Education office in Torrington, Wyoming has announced the following upcoming class:

Pop-Up Hoof Trimming Demo/Information
Instructor:  Karina Lewis

In this short class you will learn about the assessment of horse’s hooves and dental health for optimum performance.

This class is the perfect continuation of the in-depth natural hoof care class held on May 8. Learn how to prevent and cure common diseases such as laminitis, founder, navicular, and more. Also how dental health affects the hoof, health and movement (proprioception).

One-on-one demo horse available and there will be time for questions and answers. Live trim and dental health check will be demonstrated. Participants will leave with a free HOOFMEDIX hoof pick, E.D.G.E. tool and customized USB drive full of information.

This class will be held at the EWC ATEC Demonstration Area on Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and will cost $100.

To register for this class or any others, visit the Community Education office located in CTEC at 3200 West C Street or call the office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Community Ed - Pop-Up Hoof Trimming Demo/Information Class

EWC Highlights Upcoming Basic Handgun Proficiency class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces an Advanced Handgun Proficiency class to be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 with a cost of $100. The class will be held on the Torrington campus in CTEC room 101 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and the remainder of the class will be held at the Torrington Police Department firing range until 5:00 pm.

This class will build on the skills learned in the Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry course. The goal of the class is to move beyond basic proficiency and marksmanship to learn how to effectively fight with a handgun for defensive purposes. Students will be taught to effectively draw from their holsters and engage targets quickly, reload quickly, fix common malfunctions and engage in multiple targets. If time allows, students will also be taught to shoot while moving.

Although there will not be any running involved, students should be prepared to spend about six hours on their feet at the range and perform a variety of tasks involving moderate physical exertion.

PREREQUISITES:  Must have completed the EWC Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry Course within the last five years or an NRA Handgun class. Students should spend some time reviewing the fundamentals of marksmanship and safety procedures prior to class.

Class Requirements:

  1. Handgun (preferably semi-automatic)
  2. At least two magazines for the handgun
  3. Holster that fits the handgun (preferably a belt holster)
  4. Ammunition (200 rounds recommended or whatever you can bring)
  5. Baseball camp or other hat with a brim
  6. Eye protection
  7. Ear protection
  8. Water
  9. Appropriate clothing for the weather

Since the class will be at least six hours on the range, students are encouraged to bring food or snacks, to keep their energy levels up.  Sunblock and bug spray are also encouraged

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.