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The Learning Collaborative is a public program of Antioch College to expand education opportunities to our surrounding community.

Antioch Learning Collaborative is pleased to workshops to the public.
Scroll down to find details on current offerings and online registration.

  • Cancellations of registration within a week of the program start date by the attendee are non-refundable. Registrants will be refunded if the workshop is canceled due to low enrollment. Workshops must have at least five participants. Registration must be completed by the first day of the workshop.
  • Please note that these are non-credit bearing opportunities and financial assistance is not available.
  • For questions about the workshops and registration, please contact Hannah Spirrison, Antioch College director of innovation and institutional effectiveness, at 937-319-0128 or

Spring 2019 Schedule

Class Guitar Instruction – Beginner

April 17 – June 12

Students learn the fundamentals of guitar playing in a supportive, non-threatening class setting, where they can blend into the group and enjoy taking part in music making. The course content includes identifying the parts of the guitar, building a basic chord vocabulary, grouping chords into key groups, playing basic strum patterns, reading tab and chord diagrams, identifying open strings and frets by note name, and the basics of blues guitar. Students must supply their own instrument.

  • Instructor: Kevin Mulhall
  • Cost: $85
  • Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 6:50 PM for 9 weeks, April 17 - June 12
  • Maximum Enrollment: 10
  • Location: Joe Cali Room, Olive Kettering Library (Campus Map)
  • Open to participants 16 years and older.

Group Voice Instruction

April 20 - May 18

The goal of this workshop is for you to learn to sing better and to enjoy doing it. It is suitable both for beginners and for those who have sung for some time but would like to hone their technique. We use fun warm-ups to learn basic vocal techniques (singer's breathing, the use of “shout” muscles, how to open the throat to negotiate the "break"), and we sing simple folksongs to practice the techniques. Skills gained may include increased vocal range and volume, improved breath management, accurate intonation, and a happy heart. Each session provides attention to the individual voice as appropriate and desired.

  • Instructor: Bev Logan
  • Cost: $50
  • Schedule: Saturdays, 1:30 – 2:30 PM for 4 weeks, April 20 – May 18; also includes a brief private session with the instructor, arranged individually between April 20 and April 26
  • Location: Rockford Chapel (Campus Map)
  • Open to participants 15 years and older.

Voice Instruction Partners Series

April 7 – 28 and May 12 – June 9

In this group class we use rounds, “partner songs,” and 2-part harmony to practice keeping to our own voice part while others are singing something different.

  • Instructor: Bev Logan
  • Cost: $40 per series
  • Schedule:
    Series #1:  Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 PM for 4 weeks, April 7 – 28
    Series #2:  Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 PM for 4 weeks, May 12 – June 9 [No class June 2]
  • Location: Rockford Chapel (Campus Map)

Voice-Over Basics

April 8 – May 18

Voice-Over Basics is an introduction to voice-over (“VO”) performing and acting behind the microphone. Students will learn what types of VO jobs are available (commercial, narration, animation, et. al.) as well as get an overall understanding of how to pursue a VO career. Attention will be paid to definition & genres, demos, professional protocol, marketing & resources, with some time spent on microphone placement & recording technique. Home recording studio set up and auditioning will also be addressed. A syllabus for what is to be discussed each week as well as handbook will be distributed.

  • Instructor: Teri Clark Linden
  • Cost: $360
  • Location: McGregor 147 (Campus Map)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6 – 9 PM for 6 weeks, April 8 – May 18
  • Maximum Enrollment: 12

Shakespearean Plays

May 20 – June 14

Over 4 weeks, students will learn about the Shakespeare’s First Folio technique as taught to the Instructor by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s founder, Barbara Gaines, gaining insights into the clues Shakespeare wrote into the text for his actors on how he wanted his dialogue and scenes acted. Through interactive guidance and handouts, students will learn several ways to identify meaning and direction in the text, and apply it to 2 assigned contrasting speeches. The last class will offer an opportunity to perform or recite what they have learned. This workshop is great for actors seeking Shakespeare monologues for their repertoire, or those with simply an interest in Shakespeare’s and his plays.

  • Instructor: Teri Clark Linden
  • Cost: $200
  • Location: Experimental Theatre, Foundry (Campus Map)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6 – 9 PM for 4 weeks, May 20 – June 14
  • Maximum Enrollment: 8