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Community Education

At Skagit, it's more than a college; it's a community. It's a place where you can easily discover a new passion or continue your lifelong learning through our Community Education workshops in computer training, photography, language, art, outdoor activities, yoga, business management, website development and more!

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Highlighted Classes at Mount Vernon Campus

Mount Vernon Campus offers various workshops for you to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby. Below are just a few of our popular workshops:

    • Oil Painting
    • Sketching/Cartooning
    • Zentangle
    • Extreme Couponing
    • Voice-Overs
    • Fiction Writing
    • Gardening
    • Conversational Spanish
    • Computer Fundamentals

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Featured Class

Oil Painting of young girl, created Dinah Steveni

Painting in Oil

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.

Dates: 1/10–3/7; Tuesday
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Instructor: Dinah Steveni



  • Watercolor

    Michelle is an excellent teacher; she meets the needs of all levels from beginners to advanced painters. I have been able to grow as an artist while taking this class because of her ever changing curriculum.

    Megan Eiserman
  • Homeschool Qualification

    The most valuable part of the class was the illustrations, stories, worksheets, activities, Beth's laid back, and yet knowledgeable real life stories were so helpful and helped me feel confident in my abilities going forward.

    Melissa O'Toole
  • Flagging and Traffic Control

    The instructor had real world experience which meant that he knew what he was talking about! .

    Steve Garman
  • Digital Photography

    Her practical advice and actual photos is what I liked most about this class, different versions of the same shot, even the not so great ones. So generous with her info and time.

  • Computer Literacy

    The most valuable part was the resources for purchasing and what class to take after this one.

    Mary J.
  • Photoshop Elements

    The most valuable part was getting the basic knowledge to get me started—Karen was very patient and supportive.


Instructors Wanted

Interested in teaching a class for a field you’re an expert in? Teach a Community Education class at Skagit Valley College! We’re always looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach others what they’re passionate about.

We are currently seeking instructors for our Kids’ College program for the upcoming Summer Quarter. If you’d like to learn more about what opportunities are available, please email us at

Cancellations and Refunds

A 100% refund is available if the college cancels the class or if you officially withdraw 48 hours prior to the first class meeting.