Spring Quarter Workshops
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CLAY WORKSHOP (Mount Vernon Campus)
Clay people of all levels who are interested in self-guided creation of works in a communal setting are welcome. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. Some instruction in glazing and glaze theory along with kiln firing will be offered. Includes basic instruction, along with a fun and productive time in the studio making pottery or ceramic sculpture. Materials included.
CART 020 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM Th 4/11 to 6/13 H119 Tate $189.00 CLASS CLOSED
Fused Glass - Jewelry & More (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create beautiful fused glass projects, starting with earrings, pins and brooches, move on to small plates, bowls, mirrors, picture frames and coasters. All projects will be fired outside of class and ready for the following class. All materials, tools and jewelry backings are provided. Materials fee $40 payable to instructor first night of class.
CART 015 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 5/1 to 5/15 T045 Mitchell $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
CART 015 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 5/21 to 6/4 T045 Mitchell $95.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
Mosaic Assemblage Boxes (Mount Vernon Campus)
Incorporate elements of your everyday world into art! Arrange miscellaneous objects and transform them with new meaning. This class gives full reign to the hunter and gatherer instincts--great class for perpetual scavengers! All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. All tools and most materials provided.
CART 019 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 5/22 to 6/5 T045 Mitchell $90.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
Mosaic Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover how to turn chipped and broken treasures into new and interesting art for your home or for gifts. Learn, step-by-step, the techniques of cutting glass as well as placement and grouting while becoming familiar with all the materials and tools required to create a beautifully finished mosaic piece. Design ideas will also be discussed. Each participant will make two projects. Materials fee $25 payable to instructor first class. No prior experience required.
CART 012 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 4/10 to 4/24 T045 Mitchell $85.00 CLASS CLOSED
NW Coastal Art: The Art Around Us (Mount Vernon Campus)
Explore people who lived on the Pacific NW Coast for thousands of years--the Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, Heiltsuk, Nukalk, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, Makah, and Salish peoples, their history, ceremonies, tribal styles, and learn the basics of formline design. Instructor Alica leppanen has a MA in Art History with a specialization in Native Northwest Coast Art.
CART 018 AG 6:00PM-8:30PM W 5/1 to 5/22 TBA Leppanen $54.00 Seats Avail: 9 of 15
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; additional costs will vary depending on individual projects).
CART 014 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 4/9 to 5/14 T045 Mitchell $165.00 CLASS CLOSED
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.
CART 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 4/10 to 5/29 H208 Cooper $149.00 Seats Avail: 5 of 18
Continuing Professional Education
Compassionate Communication & Empathic Listening* - Level 1 (Mount Vernon Campus)
This course teaches practical tools in language that will help you engage in authentic, respectful and compassionate dialogue between yourself and others. Become grounded in self-awareness as you strengthen your connections. Learn how to listen empathically, be heard, seen, make requests more likely to be heard and simplify difficult conversations. This life-enhancing class will benefit you in every area of your life. *A study of Marshall B. Rosenberg's NVC. Course materials provided.
CPROF 050 AG 6:00PM-8:30PM W 4/10 to 5/15 TBA Soans $260.00 CLASS CLOSED
CrowdFunding 101 (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bring in your business projects or just ideas (Write a Book, Design a 3D Game, Make a Movie, Spearhead a Community Tech Shop, Start a Business, or ---) and we'll start a crowdfunding campaign with you! Learn to launch a fund raiser through various platforms such as kickstarter.com, 40billion.com, civicsponsor.org or ---: a) Sculpt a project b) Pick a platform c) Plan a campaign strategy d) Launch an advertising campaign e) Build a backers' reward plan... This program includes 30 hours of workshops and member presentations, plus 10 hours field work such as filming, visit, and fundraiser party. Members will meet once a week for 12 weeks, and work in teams on Group or Individual projects. You will get instructional materials, a flash drive, a pre-approved cost reimbursement (from raised fund) and a CrowdFunding certificate, which you can use for intern or job application, as a Crowd Fund Raiser at entry level, or to work independently as a freelancer.
CPROF 048 AG 2:30PM-5:30PM T 4/9 to 6/18 TBA Kuo $345.00 CLASS CLOSED
CPROF 048 BG 6:30PM-9:30PM T 4/9 to 6/18 TBA Kuo $345.00 CLASS CLOSED
Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Each class is six hours and meets for two three hour sessions. Upon successful completion, students receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card that is valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive the flagging card.
CPROF 034 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM MW 4/15 to 4/17 TBA Prindle $54.00 Seats Avail: 20 of 35
CPROF 034 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM MW 5/13 to 5/15 T031 Prindle $54.00 Seats Avail: 26 of 35
CPROF 034 CG 6:00PM-9:00PM MW 6/17 to 6/19 T031 Prindle $54.00 Seats Avail: 31 of 35
Fly Tying (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class uses a wide variety of tying materials and techniques to create some of the most productive trout flies for western North America streams and lakes. Two fly patterns are tied each night. You will also learn to make minor changes in these patterns to make site specific flies that “match the hatch”. All fly tying equipment and materials are provided.
CPROF 042 AG 6:30PM-9:00PM W 4/10 to 5/8 T031 Freet $50.00 Seats Avail: 1 of 12
House Building in San Juan County (San Juan Center)
This workshop will prepare you for homebuilding and residential contracting while also introducing you to methods for conducting an effective and cost-conscience project. The course provides you with information, resources and problem-solving strategies to help you achieve a successful house building project. For those already experienced this class offers business practices to further sharpen your skills.
CPROF 014 AP 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 4/13 RM CR Russell $57.00 CLASS CLOSED
Early Childhood Education
Homeschool Parent Qualification (Mount Vernon Campus)
This course meets the Washington State legal requirements as a "Qualifying Course" for parents who choose to provide home-based instruction for their children. It also provides basic information for those who already qualify to homeschool or who are deciding whether the homeschool educational option fits their needs. The course content will include presentation of legal requirements and "how-to" information concerning homeschooling and develop practical skills for application in your homeschool. All class sessions are required to receive the Certificate of Completion.
CECE 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM FSa 5/3 to 5/4 TBA Rosenzweig $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
CECE 011 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM FSa 5/3 to 5/4 TBA Rosenzweig $75.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
English And Literature
CREATIVE WRITING (San Juan Center)
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CENGL 015 AP 8:45AM-11:00AM TTh RM C Brennock $90.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 27
A Simple Structure for a Strong Story (Mount Vernon Campus)
Fairy tales and contemporary picture books are used as fun examples of simple story structures. Students learn about a story's key elements: character, plot, conflict, resolution, and ending. On a handout, students follow the easy outline, fill in their story's key parts, and share their ideas with classmates. They use their completed plan to help them craft a successful story and discover most of their work has been done before they begin to write the text.
CENGL 013 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM Th 4/25 to 5/2 N120 Harris $49.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 24
Breathe Life into your Characters! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to develop intriguing, three-dimensional characters and write realistic dialogue that reveals character and story through both verbal and nonverbal exchange. Create character sketches and personality profiles to flesh out your characters, and discuss how to pit protagonist against antagonist to amplify tension and compel your reader to read on!
CENGL 014 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM W 5/15 to 5/22 TBA Perry $49.00 CLASS CLOSED
Gardening And Landscaping
Principles of Landscaping (Mount Vernon Campus)
Lecture course designed for homeowners to learn how to do their own landscaping or intelligently discuss with their contractors the fundamentals of design, construction, and plant selections for their landscaping.
CAG 015 AG 9:00AM-12:00PM Sa 4/13 to 5/11 TBA Murphy $79.00 CLASS CLOSED
World Language - Italian
Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
By the end of this class, you should be able to have a basic conversation with Italian people about common situations, travel confidently in Italy and interact appropriately in social situations. Throughout the course, you will discuss Italian culture and traditions so you can obtain a well-rounded and informed knowledge of the Italian people.
CITAL 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM T 4/16 to 6/4 TBA Sica $149.00 CLASS CLOSED
World Language - Spanish
Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the Spanish sound system, basic vocabulary and simple Spanish grammatical structures as you develop an ability to understand and respond to simple spoken Spanish.
CSPAN 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM M 4/15 to 6/10 TBA Guillen $149.00 CLASS CLOSED
Conversational Spanish II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Designed for students who have taken Beginning Spanish. Activities promote listening, comprehension, enunciation, and conversation.
CSPAN 012 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM Th 4/18 to 6/6 TBA Guillen $149.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 25