​Arts & Culture Outreach Instructors

​Have an Idea for a New Class? 

We welcome your suggestions! Instructors interested in teaching noncredit classes or workshops for Continuing Education should email a resumé and course proposal to the addresses below:

Contact Us:

UW-Stevens Point
Continuing Education
2100 Main St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481


​Jane Barnard (Painting)

Jane is a professional artist and teacher, a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Wisconsin Visual Artist, Wisconsin Plein Air Painters, and the Door County Art League. She is represented by galleries in Stevens Point, Green Bay, and Door County. Jane has a degree in French including a Diplome Annuel from the Sorbonne. http://www.barnardstudio.com/


Lori Connors (Sign Language)

Lori is state licensed, nationally certified sign language interpreter. She owns Sign Here Interpreting Service of Rothschild, Wisc. and has an Associate of Applied Science degree and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northcentral Technical College. She is a certified interpreter with the Wisconsin Court System, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and the National Association of the Deaf.


Brian Dumler (Golf Professional)

Brian has been helping golfers improve their games for the past 30 years and especially enjoys teaching juniors and adult beginners. Brian's students enjoy his personable style and his emphasis on keeping golf simple. In early 2015, Brian transitioned to player development and teaching professional after 18 years as SentryWorld's head golf professional. Originally from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Brian has worked at golf facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Illinois before relocating to Stevens Point in 1988. Brian has been honored multiple times by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the top golf instructors in Wisconsin and has also been recognized by the Wisconsin PGA with several awards including Junior Leader of the Year in 1997, Teacher of the Year in 1999 and Golf Professional of the Year in 2002. Brian's teaching reflects a fundamentalist approach focusing on pre-swing fundamentals and working with each student's natural swing motion.

Jim Joque (Outdoor Education)

Jim teaches Adventure Education and Wellness at UW-Stevens Point, including classes on backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, and survival skills. He is a regular contributor to Silent Sports Magazine, Snowshoe Magazine, and River Sports Magazine, and is a member of several outdoor and environmental organizations. Recently retired as the Director of the Disability and Assistive Technology Center at UWSP, he has a Master’s degree in Counselor Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology and Secondary Education.

Patricia Kluetz (Travel Tours)

Patricia Kluetz, Professor Emeritus of Interior Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Julie Sittler (Glass Art)

Julie Sittler is a UW-Stevens Point alumnus. In 2010, she earned her BFA, specializing in sculpture and graphic design. As a student, Julie was nominated for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center. She also received the Chancellor's Leadership Award. She is currently the Creative Director at the UW-Stevens Point Graphic Design Center.

Barbara Smith (Photography)

Barbara received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Her classes are restructured frequently to reflect the latest technological changes and her growing skills as a photographer and instructor. She personlizes her classes, as much as possible, to match participant's needs. In addition, she has taught weaving, pottery (professional potter 9 years), guitar, horseback riding, dog training, quilting (quilter 15 years), manuscript editing and book publishing (publishing career 25 years), photography (6 years), and Photoshop (2 years).