NU Norris Summer 2011 Mini-Courses Begin July 11

Consider spending part of the summer improving barbecue skills, learning how to design and plant a window box garden or creating hand-crafted tea bags with sustainably grown dried herbs. Personal instruction on these and other leisure activities are among the Norris “Mini Courses” available on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus starting July 11.

Open to the public, the informative one-day workshops and five-week non-credit courses take place at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, on the University’s Evanston campus. Designed to offer individual attention in a relaxed and informal environment, the courses help participants fine-tune their skills in food preparation, arts and crafts, language, music and more.

Summer 2011 course highlights include ballroom dance, BBQ tips and techniques, billiards, cake decorating, ceramics, darkroom photography, drawing, gardening, fiction writing, German, graphic design, herbal tea making, puppet making, tai-chi, T-shirt screen printing, yoga and watercolor.

Save $5 by registering early from June 9 to June 20. Regular registration is June 21 to July 10. Late registration begins July 11 and includes an extra $5 fee. Register online at, by phone at (847) 467-7112 or in person at the Mini Courses office, located on the third floor of Norris Center.

Norris “Mini Courses” are offered four times a year. To view a full summer schedule including class fees, visit For more information, phone (847) 467-7112 or email