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Community Education Workshops

* Community Education classes are self-supporting so fee waivers do not apply to any of the courses in this section of the schedule. All costs associated with these classes must be covered by the tuition gathered through registration.

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Art

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.

6028   CART 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 7/6 to 8/24   H119   Steveni D   $199.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 25


URBAN SKETCHING (Mount Vernon Campus)
Urban sketching might seem intimidating at first, but there’s a whole world of subject matter out there just waiting to inspire you. In this workshop, we’ll explore a number of different ways to approach sketching both in the city and in the countryside. You’ll learn how to create a simple, compact and inexpensive sketch kit, easy methods of sketching people, street scenes, marinas, gardens, markets, farms and more. Learn to do what other urban sketchers do when the weather turns against you by setting yourself up in a cafe window, a park shelter, a mass transit seat or in a museum. Instruction, hands on practice, outdoor sketching. Lunch Day One on your own, Day Two Cafe sketching (bring lunch money). Unique locations in and around the Mount Vernon and La Conner area. https://michelecooper.blogspot.com

6033   CART 072   AG   9:00AM-4:30PM   SaSu 7/9 to 7/10   H208   Cooper M   $179.00  Seats Avail: 6 of 10

6034   CART 072   BG   9:00AM-4:30PM   Su 8/21 to 8/28   H208   Cooper M   $179.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 10

Continuing Professional Education

Emotional Intelligence in Conflict Resolution (Mount Vernon Campus)
Successful participants will develop the ability to recognize their own and other people's responses and emotion, understand the physiology response to interpersonal conflict, analyze the cost and consequences of interpersonal disputes, familiarize with effective techniques to de-escalate conflict, discover and mold their own conflict resolution style, practice your active listening and communication skills in exercises of simulated conflicts, learn about alternative dispute resolution practices and when to apply them, Specially Mediation, and how to plan and write a consensual agreement.

6226   CPROF 081   AG   6:00PM-7:30PM   W 7/20 to 8/17   TBA   Manzanera J   $139.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 30


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.

6213   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 7/12 to 7/14   T041   Prindle M   $64.00  CLASS CLOSED

6214   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 8/9 to 8/11   T041   Prindle M   $64.00  CLASS CLOSED


HOME BARTENDING (Mount Vernon Campus)
Martinis, Mojitos, Margaritas–great drinks you love to order when you’re out, but how can you craft perfect cocktails at home? Using the correct mixers, liquors, garnishes–even ice–all can make or break your cocktail. Learn skills such as pouring, muddling, shaking, layering, straining, adding a twist and more! This course will cover the techniques and recipes to create amazing cocktails that will be sure to impress. Whether hosting a large party for friends and family or an intimate dinner for two, dust off that home bar set and show off your new bartending skills! $6 for class booklet and materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

6233   CPROF 086   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   M 7/18 to 7/25   F120   Ronnestad L   $99.00  Seats Avail: 25 of 25


HYPNOTIC EXPLORATION (Mount Vernon Campus)
Sing like Elvis? Lay an egg like a dog? Bark like a chicken? Give up control of your mind? This is what hypnosis is like, right? Wrong. Explore the powerful world of the mind using modern hypnosis techniques. Explore Trance work, what it is and what it isn't, what stage hypnosis is and WHY those people do those things, hypnotic language patterns, how to use "power words" and phrases to create rapid change, body language signals, pendulum work and even experience a past life regression. Join Ron Stubbs for an evening of mind exploration, fast paced fun, and take the "trip" of a lifetime (or many) and leave your baggage at home!

6230   CPROF 083   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 7/20   H112   Stubbs R   $49.00  Seats Avail: 30 of 30


Inteligencia Emocional en la Resolucion de Conflictos (Mount Vernon Campus)
Los participantes podran desarrollar la habilidad de reconocer sus propias respuestas y emocionas asi como las de otros, entender la respuesta fisiologica al conflicto interpersonal, analizar el costo y las consequencias de las disputas, familiarizarse con tecnicas efectivas para desescalar conflict, descubrir y moldear su estilo de resolucion personal, practicar sus habilidades de comunicacion y escucha activamente, aprender sobre las alternativas para resolucion de conflictos, Especialmente Mediacion, explorar como planear y escribir un acuerdo consensado.

6227   CPROF 082   AG   6:00PM-7:30PM   Th 7/21 to 8/18   TBA   Manzanera J   $139.00  Seats Avail: 30 of 30


INTRO TO BEEKEEPING (Mount Vernon Campus)
This 4-week course is designed to provide a general overview of beekeeping including, costs, history, basic biology, protective clothing, woodenware, obtaining bees, hive pests and disease, hive management, working bees, stings, and products of the hive. We will explore what it takes to get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. Open discussion time 5:30; class starts at 6.

6229   CPROF 090   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   F 7/8 to 7/29   T031   Mcconnaughy   $79.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 30


PAST LIFE REGRESSION (Mount Vernon Campus)
As increasing attention is focused on past lives, or PLR, more people are becoming interested in exploring the issue for themselves, in finding out how to unlock their own past life memories, as well as learning what benefits to their relationships, outlook, and professional lives might come from unearthing these memories. The theory of PLR is that issues, problems, phobias, ailments etc. originate in prior lifetimes. By regressing the client to these lifetimes, the client can examine the issues etc. and understand what is needed to be done to achieve the changes they feel they need to make. In this 3 hour class you will be guided through 1-3 PLR regressions.

6231   CPROF 087   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 8/3   H112   Stubbs R   $49.00  Seats Avail: 28 of 30


Professional Bartending (Mount Vernon Campus)
Become a Bartender! This class is designed to provide participants with the skills needed to start careers as professional bartenders. This fun and exciting class will cover how to mix, measure and serve more than 300 of today's most popular cocktails - from Electric Iced Teas and Smith & Wessons, to B-52's, Apple Martinis and Lemon Drops! Learn professional free pouring and layering techniques, bartending terms, job searching, serving in a safe and responsible manner, increasing customer satisfaction, and increasing tips! No prior liquor knowledge is required. This course also includes the Home Bartending class! Must be 18 or over. Textbook req $16 paid to instructor at first class.

6220   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   M 7/18 to 8/8   F120   Ronnestad L   $189.00  Seats Avail: 25 of 25


SEARCH FOR SASQUATCH (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bigfoot, Yowie, Yeti, Almas, Wendigo: all names for the mysterious creature we know as Sasquatch. We’ll discuss this elusive being that has reportedly lived alongside, and occasionally interacted with, humans. An examination of the controversial 1967 "Patterson Film," historical summary of accounts worldwide, and discussion of Sasquatch searches and sightings here in the Pacific Northwest.

6235   CPROF 089   AG   10:00AM-1:00PM   Sa 8/20   TBA   Thuney M   $39.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 30


UFO 101 (Mount Vernon Campus)
We will explore and consider historical and cultural contexts of the UFO phenomenon before moving on to a discussion of modern-day UFO activity, including the 1984 "Lummi Island UFO incident." Join us to engage in speculation and discussion about the reality of the UFO paradox and its possible implications for contemporary humanity. Bring a snack or lunch.

6232   CPROF 084   AG   10:00AM-2:00PM   Sa 8/13   N120   Thuney M   $45.00  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.

6224   CPROF 053   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 7/20   H024   Foster L   $49.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 30


WEIGHT NO MORE (Mount Vernon Campus)
You already know that weight loss can be an elusive goal. Now find out why and what you can do to lose 19 pounds and three inches within weeks. Goals, willpower, fad diets, and a positive mental attitude are not enough to take inches off. They never work and never will. This amazing and unique 4-week class will take you through the process of re-programming your mind so you can create new stimulus responses to food and your hunger urges; address the core reasons why the weight has stayed on and why it will not change until three key mental programs start running differently. Now you can take back control of your life and begin to feel better as you realize that your weight will begin to fade away. Giving you a new sense of pride and a slimmer look. Material fee $25 payable to instructor first night.

6234   CPROF 088   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   Th 7/21 to 8/11   H112   Stubbs R   $150.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 30

Early Childhood Education

Homeschool Parent Qualification (Whidbey 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. For information about the class content or requirements contact the instructor at (206)365-5313.

6042   CECE 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   FSa 8/5 to 8/6   B201   Rosenzweig B   $95.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 10
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM B201 in Whidbey Old Main

Kids' College

BLACK ROCKET: AP ATTACK! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of webbased (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6303   KIDS 034   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/25 to 7/29   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: AP ATTACK! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of webbased (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6304   KIDS 035   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/25 to 7/29   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6306   KIDS 036   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/11 to 7/15   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 11 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6307   KIDS 037   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/11 to 7/15   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT DESIGNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6311   KIDS 038   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   F112   Hunter E   $120.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT DESIGNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6312   KIDS 039   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   F112   Hunter E   $120.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT MODDERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6340   KIDS 040   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/18 to 7/22   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT MODDERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6342   KIDS 041   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/18 to 7/22   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 18


KIDS CARTOONING WORKS: DRAWING CARTOONY FACES (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to draw your favorite cartoony faces. Make your own cartoon strips to share with your friends! Instructor Lin Tucker is a lifelong doodler, sketcher and police artist. Materials fee $5 paid to instructor first class.

6337   KIDS 032   AG   2:00PM-5:00PM   TTh 7/19 to 7/21   TBA   Tucker L   $49.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


KIDS CLAY WORKS: ANIMAL INSPIRATION (Mount Vernon Campus)
Students learn hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab, along with the art of glazing to create bird houses, dog bowls, cat dishes, pet name plaques, outdoor bird baths and bird feeders, and pet slugs. Materials fee $15 payable to instructor first session.

6338   KIDS 043   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 7/18 to 7/21   H119   Rising P   $119.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


KIDS PHOTO WORKS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bring your camera or phone and learn how to photograph pets, people, flowers, sports and more! We’ll take pictures around campus and play with them on Photoshop Elements. Everyone will go home with a spiral-bound book of their best shots. Be sure to bring a charged camera or phone and extra batteries. Ages 10-14.

6345   KIDS 042   AG   10:00AM-12:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   S161   Mullen K   $79.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 16

Physical Education

YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN (Whidbey Campus)
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7232   CPE 039   AGW   8:00PM-9:00PM   Th 7/7 to 8/25   A118   Grenz D   $51.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


INTRODUCTION TO BALLROOM DANCE (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn confidence and grace on the dance floor while you learn the basics to many of the popular Ballroom dances: Cha Cha Cha, Swing, Rumba, Salsa, Foxtrot and more during this 10 week series.

6135   CPE 026   AG   6:00PM-7:00PM   W 7/6 to 8/24   F119   Rueb E   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED


Senior Fitness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Class encourages range of motion, balance, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.

6134   CPE 025   AG   9:00AM-10:00AM   MW 7/6 to 8/17   GYM   Deschenes S   $49.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 36

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English And Literature

Creative Writing (Whidbey Campus)
Hone your writing skills with riveting stories, unique poetry, unforgettable memoirs, or other creative genre. An atmosphere of friendly affirmation allows you to share ideas, build self-confidence, and even polish for publication if desired.

7000   CENGL 019   AGW   9:00AM-11:00AM   T     Warm S   $90.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16

History

Who's Who (Whidbey Campus)
We will explore the contributions of lesser known and often underappreciated individuals throughout history.

7001   CHIST 030   AGW   1:00PM-3:00PM   Th     Wallin D   $90.00  Seats Avail: 23 of 24

Physical Education

Mind and Body Coordination (Whidbey Campus)
This is a mental and physical discipline which cultivates calm, concentration, balance, posture, and correct movement. Consistent practice cultivates a strong mind that can relax, remain positive and persevere regardless of circumstance or environment. The physical requirements are low. It is designed to be applied to daily life. Instructor has 6 years of training with the Northwest Ki Federation. Read more at www.oregonki.org/programs-ki.php.

7003   CPE 016   AGW   6:00PM-7:00PM   T   A118   Manning B   $0.00  Seats Avail: 22 of 22

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Art

COLOR PENCIL MAGIC (Whidbey Campus)
Learn the basics of working with Prismacolor pencils. In-class practice, exercises and demonstrations will focus on basic use knowledge and techniques related to these vibrant wax based pencils. Join whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Individual attention will be given to develop your skills. Students will need to provide their own Prismacolor pencils. Contact Sharon.Hall@skagit.edu for additional supplies needed. Minimum class size is 6, maximum is 20.

7079   CART 060   AGW   5:00PM-7:00PM   M   C001   Hall S K   $45.00  Seats Avail: 20 of 20

English And Literature

Creative Writing (Whidbey Campus)
Hone your writing skills with riveting stories, unique poetry, unforgettable memoirs, or other creative genre. An atmosphere of friendly affirmation allows you to share ideas, build self-confidence, and even polish for publication if desired.

7005   CENGL 019   AGW   9:00AM-11:00AM   T     Warm S   $90.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16

History

Who's Who (Whidbey Campus)
We will explore the contributions of lesser known and often underappreciated individuals throughout history.

7006   CHIST 030   AGW   1:00PM-3:00PM   Th     Wallin D   $90.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24

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English And Literature

Creative Writing (Whidbey Campus)
Hone your writing skills with riveting stories, unique poetry, unforgettable memoirs, or other creative genre. An atmosphere of friendly affirmation allows you to share ideas, build self-confidence, and even polish for publication if desired.

7000   CENGL 019   AGW   9:00AM-11:00AM   T     Warm S   $90.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 16

History

Who's Who (Whidbey Campus)
We will explore the contributions of lesser known and often underappreciated individuals throughout history.

7001   CHIST 030   AGW   1:00PM-3:00PM   Th     Wallin D   $90.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24