Fall Quarter Workshops
Beginning Weaving Levels I & II (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class will cater to both the very beginner and students from our previous weaving classes. The beginners will learn how to “dress” a weaving loom and weave a simple, but elegant scarf. For returning students, this is your opportunity to plan a weaving project, determine appropriate yarns, wind a warp, dress your loom, and carry your project to completion with supervision and guidance. Returning students need to contact the instructor prior to class to discuss plans and prepare a loom. Table looms will be provided and there will be a $100 refundable deposit (payable to instructor) for those who wish to take the looms home between classes. A materials fee of $10 is payable to instructor at the first class. For more information contact instructor at 970-692-3949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CART 044 AG 9:00AM-12:00PM Sa 11/18 to 12/3 TBA Moncrief L $99.00 Seats Avail: 6 of 6
CLAY WORKSHOP (Mount Vernon Campus)
All levels of interest and abilities are welcomed to work on self-guided projects in an open studio setting. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. Some instruction in glazing will be offered. We use CKK6--a white firing stoneware body. We bisque work to ^04 and glaze fire in electric kilns to ^6. Instruction at all levels to maximize learning opportunities. Materials included, and most tools available. Bring an apron, and for wheel work a towel.
CART 020 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 9/20 to 11/8 H119 Steveni D $199.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 25
Introduction to Glass Mosaics (Hot & Cold) (Mount Vernon Campus)
This 6-week class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art. Includes cutting, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Students will be introduced to glass fusing (warm glass or kiln glass) to create components for their in-class mosaic projects. Each student will complete two projects, exploring traditional and contemporary techniques. All materials, supplies and use of tools provided. Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form! Class limited to ten--sign up early. A $45 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
CART 036 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 10/24 to 12/5 T031 Mitchell B $165.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 10
PAINTING IN OIL (Mount Vernon Campus)
In class painting sessions taught using indirect method (Old Master's) oil painting techniques. Beginners will be shown methods to attain competent skills and techniques; experienced painters will attain a satisfying level of technical achievement through this methodical and challenging approach. Supply list posted at www.skagit.edu/communityeducation.
CART 045 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 9/19 to 11/7 H208 Steveni D $159.00 Seats Avail: 20 of 25
Stained Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover the time-honored craft of stained glass. You will explore the process of creating a stained glass panel. Students will progress at their own pace and develop projects appropriate to their skill level--from light-catchers to lampshades. Topics to be covered include design and color as well as technical issues such as cutting, foiling and leading. Safety issues will be addressed in depth. All levels welcome. Basic materials are supplied (some glass, foil, lead and solder). A $55 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
CART 014 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 10/25 to 12/6 T031 Mitchell B $165.00 Seats Avail: 13 of 15
Watercolor Painting (Mount Vernon Campus)
In-class painting, exercises, demonstrations and individual attention to increase your skills, whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Learn about washes, glazing, color mixing, dry and wet techniques, brushes, and different brush strokes. Supply list can be viewed by clicking on side bar under "Contacts and Class Resources".
CART 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 9/20 to 11/8 H209 Cooper M $159.00 Seats Avail: 0 of 16
Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (Mount Vernon Campus)
Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to become a "published" writer overnight, submit manuscripts the correct way, find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters,100 ways to make money as a freelance writer, obtain FREE future Q&A opportunities. If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 021 AG 7:00PM-9:00PM W 9/28 H112 Krusemark L $39.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options (Mount Vernon Campus)
Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 022 AG 9:00PM-10:00PM W 9/28 H112 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies (Mount Vernon Campus)
In this fast paced comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers and building your career as a screenwriter. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 045 AG 5:00PM-6:00PM W 9/28 H112 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A--Get Your Manuscript Critiqued (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript for a professional critique of your entire manuscript (for an optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor for the in-class critique. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 046 AG 6:00PM-7:00PM W 9/28 H112 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshops will teach you where to find all different types of coupons, how to find the best coupon websites, how to decipher coupon policies, the best way to sort and store coupons, how to find other people to trade coupons with. Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.
CBMT 024 AG 4:00PM-5:00PM W 9/28 H112 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Computer Basics: Get more from your PC and Windows (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to personalize your computer and make it work for you! Have fun doing it with hands-on activities. Create files and folders to keep documents organized. Learn to back up and restore data to protect it, and schedule tasks to maximize your computer’s efficiency. Protect your computer from malware, viruses and worms and keep you running safe! Become a computer user expert and navigate your way through the world of computers that doesn’t seem so big anymore! No experience necessary.
CTI 091 AG 8:30AM-12:30PM Sa 10/28 F112 Hunter E $65.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
Computer Basics: Internet, search engines and social networks, Oh My! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Explore the Internet with hands-on activities. Discover what various Internet search engines have to offer. See how social media works and how it helps to keep you in touch with your friends and family. Set up an email account. Use the Internet to find out the latest information on your hobbies and interests. Learn the importance of Internet safety, and viruses, worms and scammer protection. Become an information navigator for today’s world! No experience necessary.
CTI 090 AG 8:30AM-12:30PM Sa 10/14 F112 Hunter E $65.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Computer Basics: Navigating the Computer World (Mount Vernon Campus)
Come explore computers, basic terminology and get up-to-speed navigating the Computer World! Learn about advantages and disadvantages of the various computer platforms like laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, the differences between RAM and ROM, memory and hard drive space. This course helps you understand computers and printers, whether you just want some help with the computer setup you already have, or help at the computer store so you get what you want and need! No experience necessary. Excellent class for the novice.
CTI 089 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 9/30 F112 Hunter E $95.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Dig Photo I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the basics of digital photography! You will learn how to use the settings on your camera, how to create stronger pictures by using fun techniques, composition and lighting. Bring your digital camera, a charged battery and your camera manual. No experience necessary. Any camera with manual settings will work.
CTI 007 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM M 10/2 to 10/16 F112 Mullen K $149.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
LIGHTROOM I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to easily organize and enhance photographs in this easy-to-use program. You will learn core features, such as adjusting color and lighting, converting to black and white, and straightening and cropping your images, as well as creating vignettes, using spot removal and gradients. Bring a laptop with Lightroom downloaded and photos to work on.
CTI 045 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM M 11/27 to 12/4 F112 Mullen K $149.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
MAC FOR BEGINNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to love your Mac! Learn basic computer skills such as using your mouse and trackpad, using the menus, organizing your files and photos, and using internet browsers. If time allows, we will also explore the basic Mac programs, Numbers and Pages. We will be using the Mac lab on campus, but feel free to bring your own laptop, mouse and power cord.
CTI 092 AG 5:00PM-8:00PM M 11/13 H210 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 9 of 10
MAC FOR BEGINNERS II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Continue to learn basic computer skills, such as printing, working with documents, using the Photos app, using iCal (Mac’s calendar app), creating contacts, and using Notes to keep your life organized. If time allows, we will also explore the basic Mac programs, Numbers and Pages. We will be using the Mac lab on campus, but feel free to bring your own laptop, mouse and power cord.
CTI 093 AG 5:00PM-8:00PM M 11/20 H210 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 9 of 10
Microsoft Excel - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Turn your computer into something more than a 10-key adding machine! Learn to create professional-looking spreadsheets that do more than add a series of numbers. Learn about cells, columns, and rows, formatting tools, navigation, formulas, functions, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.
CTI 020 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 10/10 to 10/12 F112 Fotheringham $95.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 16
Microsoft Excel - II Intermediate (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class delves deeper into Excel to create more complex worksheets and workbook collaboration. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, tables, sorting and filtering data, templates, and working with graphics. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.
CTI 021 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM TTh 10/24 to 10/26 F112 Fotheringham $95.00 Seats Avail: 12 of 16
Microsoft PowerPoint (Mount Vernon Campus)
Gain the skills to create effective and professional presentations. Areas we will explore include basic design elements, creating and modifying slides, using shapes and images, adding charts and tables, applying animations and transitions, inserting headers and footers, and printing layouts and options for your presentation. A sample PowerPoint eBook will be issued to each student.
CTI 009 AG 5:00PM-8:00PM MW 9/25 to 9/27 F112 Nunn B $95.00 Seats Avail: 13 of 14
Microsoft Word - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create, format, save, edit, and print a variety of documents such as memos and letters, numbered lists, and tables. Work with tabs and learn to copy, cut and paste. Creating flyers and working with graphics will be introduced if time permits.
CTI 010 AG 5:00PM-8:00PM MW 10/4 to 10/6 F112 Nunn B $95.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Night Photography (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how another world of photography begins once the sun goes down! We will meet on campus and then shoot at Little Mountain Park. We will use long exposures to photograph night scenes and star trails, plus explore painting with light, using flashlights and flashes. Bring your DSLR, extra batteries, tripod, shutter release (if you have one), camera manual, flash, warm clothes, flashlight and tennis shoes! Prerequisite: beginning camera class or solid knowledge of your camera's functions.
CTI 075 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 10/11 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Photoshop Elements I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the basics of this photo editing software. We will be importing photos, cropping, straightening, adjusting the lighting and color, sprucing up skies and using the easy guided directions that are built into the program. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software already downloaded (versions 11 - 15 will work), and photos to work on.
CTI 074 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM M 10/23 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Photoshop Elements II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Go a little farther with your photo editing with this intermediate course. You will learn how to convert photos to black and white, how to make selections, how to use layers, how to include words in your pictures, and how to remove wrinkles and give a computer liposuction. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11 - 15 will work), and photos to work on.
CTI 079 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM M 10/30 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS III (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take your photo editing skills even farther. Learn more about working with layers, changing your photos by removing unwanted objects or bringing in objects from other pictures, and creating composites from several photos. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software already downloaded (versions 11 - 15 will work), and photos to work on.
CTI 088 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM M 11/6 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 16
Quick Books I (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop covers setting up a company's basic financial information, files, chart of accounts and master lists. Topics include standard transactions such as checks, sales entries and deposits, sales tax entries and reports. Some computer experience is helpful.
CTI 027 AG 5:30PM-8:30PM TTh 10/10 to 10/12 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 12
QuickBooks - II Intermediate - The Basics Plus (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop builds on Intro to QuickBooks and covers payroll, inventory and job costing setup, transactions and reports. Covers additional transactions and reports as time permits.
CTI 028 AG 5:30PM-8:30PM TTh 11/7 to 11/9 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 11 of 12
Continuing Professional Education
Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Upon successful completion, students receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card approved by the State of Washington and valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive card.
CPROF 034 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 9/19 to 9/21 H112 Prindle $84.00 Seats Avail: 19 of 30
CPROF 034 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 10/17 to 10/19 H112 Prindle $84.00 Seats Avail: 29 of 30
CPROF 034 CG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 11/14 to 11/16 H112 Prindle $84.00 Seats Avail: 30 of 30
Voice-Overs: Now is Your Time (Mount Vernon Campus)
YOU'VE HEARD LISA FOSTER ON TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS! Now hear Lisa LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! Lisa Foster's voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Cafe Appassionato, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train.
CPROF 053 AG 9:30AM-11:30AM Sa 11/18 H024 Foster L $45.00 Seats Avail: 28 of 30
Early Childhood Education
Homeschool Information and Qualification Course (Mount Vernon Campus)
Each child has a unique combination of learning styles, abilities, and interests that helps them learn. Homeschooling is one way to teach children in a personalized way, in order to develop lifelong skills and a love of learning. If you are considering this educational option, taking this course will provide you with information and resources to pursue teaching your child at home. The course content will include presentation of legal requirements and "how-to" information concerning teaching/learning to develop practical skills for application. Successful completion of this class also meets the Washington State legal requirements as a "Qualifying Course" for parents who choose to provide home-based instruction for their children. For information about the class content or requirements, contact the instructor at (206) 365-5313.
CECE 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM F 9/29 to 9/30 A125 Rosenzweig B $95.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 12
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM A125 in Angst Hall
English And Literature
GENRE WRITING (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join author Mitzi Szereto for this 2-day workshop helping writers find their voice in genre fiction. Genre fiction is some of the most popular and bestselling fiction out there today. Discover your hidden talents in this exploratory workshop. Whether you're interested in crime fiction, mystery/suspense, romance, sci-fi/fantasy or horror, you'll have an opportunity to experiment with your writing and perhaps find an entirely new niche. Bring a lunch.
CENGL 026 AG 12:00PM-4:00PM Sa 10/7 to 10/14 TBD Szereto M $54.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Jump-start the Creative Process with Author Mitzi Szereto (Mount Vernon Campus)
Need help getting started on that novel or find yourself stuck midstream? Join internationally known multi-genre fiction author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto for a workshop that’s sure to stimulate your creativity and give you lots of new ideas. For beginning to advanced writers. Mitzi Szereto has taught writing workshops around the world, from literature festivals to residential courses in the Greek islands, and lectured in creative writing at universities in the UK.
CENGL 028 AG 12:00PM-4:00PM Sa 11/4 N120 Szereto M $49.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Writing for Children: Put Pizzaz Into Your Story (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover tips on engaging readers and how to shape, structure, and style your manuscript. Learn from the techniques used by other children''s authors, practice using them on your story and if desired, share results with other students. Handout provided.
CENGL 060 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM Th 10/19 to 10/26 N121 Harris L $49.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
CONTINUING NOSEWORK (Mount Vernon Campus)
Multi-level continuing Nosework teams will work to strengthen their search abilities. Problem solving skills for the canines will be set up and intertwined with less challenging puzzles to keep the learning fun. We will work on the four K9 Nosework elements of containers, exteriors, interiors and vehicles. Teams will work with primary reward and the target odors of Birch, Anise and Clove. This is a skill building class that is meant to be repeated as the team works towards learning more from their canine, possible competition and having FUN. Before first registering for this class, please visit JaegerScentTraining.com or email JaegerScentTraining@hotmail.com.
CPET 003 AG 6:00PM-7:30PM W 9/6 to 10/25 N121 Monroe C $150.00 Seats Avail: 4 of 8
Senior Fitness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Class encourages range of motion, balance, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.
CPE 025 AG 9:30AM-10:30AM MW 9/18 to 12/8 GYM Deschenes S $54.00 Seats Avail: 13 of 36
World Language - Italian
Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
You know the ultimate holiday in Italy you've always dreamed about? Discover/improve your knowledge of Il Bel Paese through games, music, and food. Italy fun and easy as uno, due, tre!! No text books, no homework. You’ll learn and practice all you’ll need for shopping, traveling, ordering in a restaurant, and exploring the country as well as the Romans do! Join Instructor Giuliana Sica, a native of romantic Tuscany, for a course in Italian Language and the flavors of La Dolce Vita!
CITAL 011 AG 9:30AM-12:00PM Sa 10/14 to 10/21 N120 Sica G $64.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 25
World Language - Russian
Conversational Russian I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Introduction to the basics of Russian language in a fun, interactive environment. Learn Cyrillic alphabet, fundamentals of grammar, reading, and conversation from a native speaker. Includes cultural and travel information. Book available in college bookstore: Russian in 10 Minutes a Day.
CRUSS 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM T 10/3 to 11/7 N120 Kupriyanova $149.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 25
World Language - Spanish
Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Seeking individuals who want to learn Spanish! Come join our group as we explore the Spanish Language in an informative yet fun way. Learn basic conversational skills, exchanges and tips for speedy acquisition and understanding of Spanish. Our class is a safe and comfortable environment where you can learn to read, learn through games, and develop an ear as well as pronunciation of this beautiful language. Individuals who have not had prior experience with Spanish, not a problem. We will get you started. We will be using the Spanish is Fun (Book 1) available at SVC bookstore
CSPAN 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM M 10/2 to 11/20 N123 Guillen E $149.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 25