How are you spending your summer? No matter if you’re taking summer courses, have to work, or have the summer off, you have the opportunity to expand your interests and develop your skills and hobbies with Nipissing University.
This summer, Nipissing has launched its Summer Series: a lineup of leisure learning courses. This is a series of workshops for learners of all ages and abilities to explore new skills and hobbies, engage in some fun, be inspired, and connect with others.
Get ready for some affordable, fun workshops this summer! These workshops will be hosted by local professionals, artists, and educators, and will be 1-2 hours long — either in-person or virtual.
Here’s a sample of the workshops you can take in-person at Nipissing this summer:
|Cyanotype Printing and Custom T-Shirts||Thursday, July 21st at 3:00pm||Light Exposure Art Processes is a workshop that includes guided processes in creating Cyanotype printed artworks, and wearable Bleach dyed projects such as t-shirts and bags. You’ll create their very own compositions and designs, while allowing the sun to help with processing time. You’ll leave the workshop with your own paper and wearable artworks.|
|Introduction to Podcasting||Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm||Learn about the basics of podcasting and create an award-winning podcast on a zero-dollar budget. You’ll learn everything from creating, editing, mixing, social media, hosting, and how you can be a podcaster.|
|Mandala Painting||Thursday, August 18th at 7:00pm||Paint a mandala on glass with your choice of background and colours! Bring your creativity and willingness to try a new experience! This workshop offers you the opportunity to paint different types of mandalas on a glass frame.|
|Punch Needle||Monday, August 29th at 7:00pm||If you’re interested in fibre arts, but aren’t sure where to start, then this may be the workshop for you! Learn the basics of Punch needle! Punch needle is all the rage right now and it marries the properties of drawing/painting with fibre seamlessly. During this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own designs on a canvas and how to load and use the punch needle tool. This technique is interactive and fun and is great for anyone looking for a new artistic medium to try! Beginners welcome — no experience required!|
|Social Media for Aspiring Influencers||Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00pm||Join Mike from Nipissing University’s Marketing Team to learn how to maximize your personal social media! This workshop offers you the opportunity to learn how to create your own personal social media brand and gain tips and tricks as an influencer.|
Check out the workshops you can get involved with online:
|Piano Basics||Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00pm||Join Tealia to learn piano basics virtually! Have a piano in your living room you’ve been meaning to learn to play? Think music is a mystery and just want to learn some basic songs? Then this is for you! Learn the piano basics from notes, keys, terms, and basic songs so you can find your favourite song and learn it!|
|Personal Finance for Young Adults||Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm||Are you a student or young professional who wants to learn more about managing your personal finances? Join Nick to discover how to manage your personal finances from budgeting and saving to investing and tax efficient accounts.|
|Meals Made Easy||Monday, August 15th at 5:30pm||Low on time? Tight budget? Busy student, parent, or professional? If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy meal that you can make without the oven or stovetop, then this workshop is for you. Learn how to cook a delicious meal on a budget in the microwave!|
If you’re interested in discovering a new hobby or developing your skillsets in an quick, easy, and affordable fashion, check out Nipissing’s Summer Series for workshops that’ll interest you.