Summer Norse Short Courses

Summer 2023

Contact Information

Office of Alumni Relations
Loyalty Hall
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

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Phone: 563-387-1164
Fax: 563-387-1322

Join us on campus this summer and take a Norse Short Course!

 

Culinary Arts

Pro-at-Home Beginner Chef Classes

Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2
or Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30

This three-day course will feature amazing food prepared by professional chefs and registrants. We will discuss basic culinary foundations and practice the fundamentals of safe cooking and plating presentation. We will also review the methods of food production from the source to the table, including a trip to the Decorah Farmer’s Market to select food for our meals. Instructors: Luther College’s Executive Chef Ryan Pederson and Catering Chef Justin Scardina. Space is limited to the first 12 participants and participants must be 16 years of age or older.

Photography

Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25
or Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23

This course will develop your vision as a photographer by learning classic photographic principles and techniques and then practicing them with your most used piece of technology: your smartphone. Smartphones have a remarkable number of features and controls that are waiting to be unlocked by their owners. Join us as we explore the principles of photography by turning off those automatic features. Course content includes: historical context, visual critiques, best practices, and ways to share your work.  Instructor: Jay Raabe, Multimedia Lead  at Luther College. Space is limited to the first 15 participants and participants must be 18 years of age or older.

More Information

TO REGISTER:

Registration will open in early February 2023. To reserve a spot in advance, email alumni@luther.edu or call 563-387-1164.

COST:

Culinary Arts Short Course:

Full Resident Bundle (housing, five meals, course fee and materials): $395 per person (single or double occupancy)

No Housing Bundle (five meals and course fee, no housing): $325 per person

Participants will also receive a chef coat and chef bag.

Photography Short Course:

Full Resident Bundle (housing, five meals, course fee): $350 per person (single or double occupancy)

No Housing Bundle (five meals and course fee, no housing): $280 per person

For either course:

If you have a spouse, partner or child that will be accompanying you, but not participating in the short course, housing is available for a fee of $75 per person. Meals are not included but can be purchased in the cafeteria.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

30 days prior to the course’s start date:  $50 administrative fee
Less than 30 days prior: $100 administrative fee

 

Culinary Arts Short Course:

Executive Chef Ryan Pederson and Catering Chef Justin Scardina are  members of the Norse Culinary Team at Luther College.

Photography Short Course:

Jay Raabe is a photographer and designer based in Decorah, Iowa who creates photos, books, and video to share stories. He graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in Photography and worked as a freelance producer for a decade before earning an MA in Design from The University of Northern Iowa. Aside from making things, he enjoys teaching and talking about art with students of every age. Jay currently holds the position of Multimedia Lead in the ITS department at Luther College.

Farwell Residence Hall provides air-conditioned rooms with spartan furniture, including very basic twin beds. Linens are provided, but you may want to bring your own pillow, an extra blanket, and a reading light. Bathrooms are shared.

Plan Your Visit

Contact Information

Office of Alumni Relations
Loyalty Hall
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Send Email

Phone: 563-387-1164
Fax: 563-387-1322