* 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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Beginning Weaving (Mount Vernon Campus)
This Beginning Weaving course gives students the skills to understand the mechanics of weaving, and to weave and finish a luxury scarf for themselves or as a gift. You will have the use of a table-top weaving loom which is available to take home in between sessions. Students have the opportunity to explore this fine craft and test their creativity in a fun way. Come see if you have the knack and have fun in a lively group session!
Ceramics 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.
Glass Works: Mosaics (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art. Including cutting, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting, you will be introduced to glass fusing (warm glass or kiln glass) to create components for 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! There is a break mid-way through the course; a $50 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
Glass Works: Stained Glass (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover the time-honored craft of stained glass. You will explore the process of creating a stained glass panel. Progress at your own pace and develop projects appropriate to your 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). There is a break mid-way through the course; a $55 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
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".
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.
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.
20TH CENTURY HISTORY (San Juan Center)
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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.
Yi Ren Qi Gong for Self-Care (San Juan Center)
Yi Ren® Qigong (pronounced “Yee Ren Chee-gung”) uniquely integrates ancient Chinese mind/body/spirit energy cultivation techniques with modern science, using gentle meditative exercises to access and develop the body’s bio-energetic 'Qi’ system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. This form helps the practitioner reduce stress, gain clear intellectual and emotional functioning, and improve physical energy and health.
Workshops Coming Soon
Workshops Coming Soon