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Beginning Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today March 18th to April 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $62 open_in_new Register

Are you curious about the Chinese Language? Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with over one billion native speakers. This practical and fun Mandarin Chinese class will be taught by a native Chinese language speaker from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. This will be a six-week class for beginners. Each class will include one hour of language instruction followed by one hour of Chinese arts and crafts, including ink-painting, paper-cutting, opera mask painting and calligraphy. Anyone with an interest in learning Chinese is welcome.

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Bonsai for Beginners

with person Gerrett Morris
on calendar_today March 5th to 19th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $75 open_in_new Register

You will be introduced to every aspect of the art of bonsai in this six hour introductory course. To start professional horticulturist Gerrett Morris will introduce you to what bonsai is, keeping bonsai trees alive in the Kansas climate and the horticulture behind the plant. Next you will plant your very own two-year-old bald cypress seedling into an 8-inch training pot. From there you’ll learn concepts for growing and designing your bonsai. Class will be a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and hands-on activity. Students will be invited on a field trip to a nursery on a Saturday outside of class.

Register by Feb. 27

Gerrett Morris has been the zoo horticulturist at Rolling Hills Zoo for 20 years and has been studying bonsai over 10 years. He has also completed Master Gardener training. Gerrett has 15 bonsai trees in his personal collection, made up mostly of Elm and Bald Cypress. First introduced to bonsai after visiting the Chicago Botanical Garden's bonsai collection, Gerrett has been inspired to read many books on the art, viewed hours of training video demonstrations, and is taking an extensive online course. His future goal is to start a bonsai club in Salina for the region.

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Buffalo Plaid Sign

with person Megan Haden
on calendar_today April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $25 open_in_new Register

Buffalo Plaid Sign: DIY 10-inch Buffalo Plaid sign, choose from the following sayings It's so good to be home Hope you like dog hair Home Sweet Home Today I choose Joy This is Us Do you need some grown-up craft time? Join Megan Haden at her Blue Barn Door {studio} for these sophisticated step-by-step projects you will create and take home at the end of the evening. Your project will be ready to display in your home or give as a gift. Megan provides all the supplies you’ll need, and you will get to choose your favorite colors and sayings for customizing each project to your taste. Crafting aprons are available. You’re welcome to BYOB!

Register by April 16

Megan Haden is an instructor at Blue Barn Door {studio}. Megan has been painting signs for several years and loves to help others create. Blue Barn Door {studio} focuses on step-by-step guided instruction in a fun and stress-free environment; bring your friends or come solo and unleash your creativity! And don't worry, Megan is experienced at working even “craft challenged” students through all the steps and techniques that will allow you to have a project that you are proud of.

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Centering Meditation Series 2

with person Philip Meckley
on calendar_today March 16th to April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $18 open_in_new Register

As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Philip will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.

Register by March 13

Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University. He enjoys a daily meditation practice in his free time and facilitating group meditation.

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Chair Yoga Spring Series 2

with person Melanie Back
on calendar_today March 31st to April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $20 open_in_new Register

Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Register by March 28

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has completed recently courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.

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Chinese Arts & Crafts: All Four

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today March 18th to April 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $35 open_in_new Register

Explore the rich history and culture of China through these guided arts and crafts classes taught by Chinese instructors from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. Instructors will provide all of the supplies you need from start to finish in a casual and fun crafting hour. Take the arts and crafts classes a la carte or all together. Or join the beginning Chinese language class, which includes each of the arts and crafts sessions for free after your lesson!

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Chinese Arts: Calligraphy

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today April 15th to 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asia is regarded as an art form in which writings are appreciated only for their aesthetic qualities. Interestingly, Chinese calligraphy can also be enjoyed simply as a practice in writing, without aspiring to artistic creation. In this class, you will work with a native Chinese language speaker who will instruct you on proper stroke order of various Chinese characters. Calligraphy practice will begin with brush and water on magic paper. You will also be able to produce several works of calligraphy using ink and paper, including writing your name in Chinese calligraphy.

Register by April 12

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Chinese Arts: Ink-Painting

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today March 18th to 25th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Explore the rich history and culture of China through these guided arts and crafts classes taught by Chinese instructors from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. Instructors will provide all of the supplies you need from start to finish in a casual and fun crafting hour. Take the arts and crafts classes a la carte or all together. Or join the beginning Chinese language class, which includes each of the arts and crafts sessions for free after your lesson!

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Chinese Arts: Opera Mask-Painting

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today April 8th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Explore the rich history and culture of China through these guided arts and crafts classes taught by Chinese instructors from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. Instructors will provide all of the supplies you need from start to finish in a casual and fun crafting hour. Take the arts and crafts classes a la carte or all together. Or join the beginning Chinese language class, which includes each of the arts and crafts sessions for free after your lesson!

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Chinese Arts: Paper-Cutting

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today April 1st, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Explore the rich history and culture of China through these guided arts and crafts classes taught by Chinese instructors from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. Instructors will provide all of the supplies you need from start to finish in a casual and fun crafting hour. Take the arts and crafts classes a la carte or all together. Or join the beginning Chinese language class, which includes each of the arts and crafts sessions for free after your lesson!

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.