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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
    • Extreme Couponing
    • Voice-Overs
    • Fiction Writing
    • Gardening
    • Conversational Spanish
    • Computer Fundamentals

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Featured Classes

Cartoon sketches by instructor Lin Tucker

Sketching & Cartooning

(Mount Vernon Campus) Explore basic principles of sketching and cartooning, with emphasis on drawing cartoon faces of real people. Practice some realistic drawing using the same techniques used by Police Sketch artists. Instructor Lin Tucker is a lifelong doodler, sketcher and police artist. Materials fee $10 paid to instructor first class.

Dates: 2/9–3/19; Thursday
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Instructor: Lin Tucker

Stained glass window created in class

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). A $50 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.

CART 014 AG – Stained Glass Art
Dates: 1/17–2/28; Tuesday
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Mitchell



  • 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.