* 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.
If you have questions, please contact us at 360.416.7638 or via email at [email protected]
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BACK TO MATH (San Juan Center)
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ANCIENT CULTURES (Whidbey Campus)
Have you ever wanted to stand next to a giant statue on Easter Island? Climb inside a temple in the ancient world of Maya? Ever wonder how the ancient Native Americans built earthworks long before Stonehenge? Or how the hypogeum in Gozo, Malta was built with perfect pitch? What about Pompeii and the golden ratio uncovered beneath 30 feet of volcanic ash? Come take a journey to Easter Island, to the Upper Peten of the Rio Bravo, to Poverty Point Malta, Egypt, the desert SW, and learn about Akus, Temples, the Golden Rectangle and aliens! Each week will be a different place in the world where instructor, Dr. Candace Gossen, has worked as an Archaeologist and Architect uncovering hiddensecrets and their science long forgotten. When her son was 13 she took him on a world tour to live in the cultures of the world instead of reading about them in books. Beware this class is guaranteed to inspire travel! Candace holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Archaeology, a Master of Science in Solar Architecture and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
PAINTING I (Whidbey Campus)
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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.
MAKING MOVIES/DIGITAL FILMMAKING (South Whidbey Center)
Making good movies is more than just pointing a camera! Scripts, storyboards, direction, sound, music, lighting, props, special effects, acting and editing are all part of the big picture. Join Chris for this opportunity to build skills using creativity, hands-on activity and fun. Use professional equipment and software and learn how to turn your creative ideas into movie masterpieces. Open to beginners or those wanting to make their current filmmaking even more dazzling and audience-ready.
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.
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 "Class Materials".
Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur? (Mount Vernon Campus)
Considering entrepreneurship is a big decision. While your passion and sense of purpose are key elements to starting a successful new business, before you make such a life-changing decision, you should evaluate whether you can answer two key questions: Do I have a product / service that someone will pay me to provide? Do I have the behavioral traits / skills that align with successful entrepreneurship? In this workshop you’ll learn about a new methodology for testing the viability of your startup idea to ensure that your new business is ready for the market. Additionally, upon registering for this workshop, you will be provided with a personal registration key and will be requested to take a new online Entrepreneur Index Personal Assessment of the personal characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurs. Please bring the results report of this assessment with you to the workshop and be prepared to discuss your strengths and strategize about how to address your challenges.
Introduction to Marketing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join SCORE for an introduction to marketing and understand how all of its elements support each other to make your company irresistible to your customers. Using this foundation you’ll be able to understand what will be required to market your business and develop marketing strategies for success. This workshop covers the "big picture" of traditional marketing with an emphasis on creating marketing strategies, understanding the "why" of those strategies. Recent developments and trends in internet / online marketing all draw on the traditional concepts that will be covered in this workshop. Knowing the principals of Marketing will help you understand how to deploy the new tools and tactics more effectively. In this workshop you’ll learn the principles of Marketing and how to select among the various new digital tools which are the most appropriate to deploy in support of your business.
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.
Using the Internet to Find Your Ancestors (South Whidbey Center)
If you’ve heard the television commercials or watched some of the “who are you” programs, this class is for you. Learn basic procedures for online investigation and several options for your own search. Each session will provide time for YOUR questions. While we can’t promise to find the long-lost royal connection or your great-great-grand who made all the money, you WILL learn how to use the Internet to begin your search.
Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Washington State Certified Flaggers are responsible for the safety of workers and the public in work zones. Always emphasizing safety, this class will address how to establish authority and confidence while using proper signals, wearing the proper attire and being prepared for all weather conditions. At the end of the class students will take an open book exam; students with a passing score of 80% or better will receive their Flagger card at the end of the course. The Flagger certification card is good for 3 years and recognized in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Students must be 18 years or older; please bring a valid Drivers License or State I.D on the day of the course.
Tiny Homes on Wheels (or Skids): Living Zen, Small and Legal by the County Codes (Both Orcas Island (San Juan Center)
There is a resounding trend in house building and design occurring that declares that “smaller is better, more manageable, more environmentally friendly and less of a personal financial burden”. For the young who may be accustomed to retreating into a space the size of a private bedroom or student apartment, and for the senior who is looking to shed a lifetime of collected baggage, “tiny houses” have an appeal that begs for consideration. This 7-hour seminar is a comprehensive discussion of the “what and how” of tiny houses. Whether the structure is built on wheels, skids or on a conventional foundation, keen planning is required to be a success. Some sample structural and floor plans will be available for illustration. This is a time for practical application combined with ingenuity and imagination. Applicable building codes if any and other legal aspects will be discussed. Class will be presented independently on both Orcas Island and San Juan Island (register for just one session on your preferred Island).
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.
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.
Intro to Oceanography (South Whidbey Center)
A survey of the extent and nature of the oceans including the contributions of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere to their physical structure, chemical composition, and functioning. Field trips may be required. Lab included.
INTRO TO FICTION: D (South Whidbey Center)
The study of the formal strategies of novels and shorter fictional works. Course includes written and oral analysis of selected works.
Poetry: A Love Story with the World (San Juan Center)
Some call poetry the caviar of literature. Others call it nitroglycerin: intense, powerful, explosive. Derek Walcott said, “The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world.” So come fall in love with the world and the world of poetry this spring with poet Jill McCabe Johnson as she guides the class in an exploration of traditions and innovations in poetic form, content, and technique. Participants will read and write across a wide range of poetry, with the option of sharing drafts in a supportive setting. All levels of experience, from beginner to advanced, are welcome.
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 [email protected]
Mind and Body Coordination (Whidbey Campus)
This is a mental and physical discipline which cultivates calm, concentration, balance, posture, and correct movement. Consistent practice develops 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 9 years of training with the Northwest Ki Federation. Read more at www.oregonki.org/programs-ki.php. (FULL QUARTER)
Senior Fitness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Class encourages range of motion, balance, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.