Spring Quarter Workshops
Cultural Anthropology (San Juan Center)
Join Dr. Deborah Neff for a broad and rich introduction to the field of Cultural Anthropology and what is known about humans as social and culture-bearing groups and individuals, from our early history -- going back 50,000 years -- through the present. The course will include the study of indigenous peoples, ancient peoples, agricultural peoples, and state societies like our own. Major themes include: culture and social diversity, gender, religion, kinship, and politics, and the importance of history and cross-cultural comparison in understanding what it means to be human. Dr. Neff earned an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays; April 4 June 15, 11:30am 1:45pm.
CANTH 016 AP 11:30AM-1:45PM TTh 4/4 to 6/15 RM C Neff D $90.00 Seats Avail: 25 of 26
Basics of Animal Drawing (Whidbey Campus)
This class will begin with basic drawing elements: Line, Value, Shape and Proportion. We will build on this foundation and learn to compose and construct the anatomy of many different animals. Our goal will be understanding the artistic process and creating realistic, accurate illustrations. Supplies required: Sketch book (spiral bound, 11 x14 or larger).
CART 073 AGW 6:00PM-8:00PM M 4/10 to 4/24 C001 Schuemann $52.00 Seats Avail: 19 of 20
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.
CART 020 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 4/12 to 6/7 H119 Steveni D $199.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 25
Drawing a Portrait of Your Pet (Whidbey Campus)
Enjoy creating a personalized portrait of your beloved companion. We will work from your photograph(s). The information and skills covered in Parts 1 and 2 of this Series will be used as a foundation and reference for developing your custom portrait. Required supplies: Sketch book (spiral bound, 11 x14 or larger). Illustration board (Hot Press, 16x20 usually sold in 20x30 size).
CART 075 AGW 6:00PM-8:00PM M 5/22 to 6/12 C001 Schuemann $52.00 Seats Avail: 19 of 20
Equestrian Art (Whidbey Campus)
Horses have been a favorite subject of artists for centuries. If you enjoy horses and find them beautiful, please join us as we explore the art of the horse. There are many facets of these remarkable creatures to be studied. We will focus on their internal skeletal and muscular structure which is a necessity for accuracy. We will look at the variety of forms and faces from the many different breeds. Understanding their gaits and natural movement will enhance the realism of our illustrations. Required supplies: Sketch book (spiral bound, 11 x14 or larger). Optional Illustration board (Hot Press, 16x20 usually sold in 20x30 size).
CART 074 AGW 6:00PM-8:00PM M 5/1 to 5/15 C001 Schuemann $52.00 Seats Avail: 19 of 20
Introduction to Glass Mosaics (Hot & Cold) (Mount Vernon Campus)
This 6-week class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art. Includes cutting, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Students will be introduced to glass fusing (warm glass or kiln glass) to create components for their 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! Class limited to ten--sign up early. A $45 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
CART 036 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 4/11 to 5/23 T045 Mitchell B $165.00 Seats Avail: 8 of 10
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.
CART 045 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 4/11 to 6/6 H208 Steveni D $159.00 Seats Avail: 20 of 25
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 $55 material fee is paid to the instructor at first class.
CART 014 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 4/12 to 5/24 T045 Mitchell B $165.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
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 "Contacts and Class Resources".
CART 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM W 4/12 to 5/31 H208 Cooper M $159.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 16
Continuing Professional Education
Estate Planning (Mount Vernon Campus)
No matter your age or income level, estate planning is crucial for managing your assets, healthcare decisions, and providing for your loved ones. This course covers basic estate planning documents, including powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and community property agreements. Using real-world examples, we will discuss what these documents accomplish and how they are used. Instructor David Neubeck is a local attorney who specializes in elder law and estate planning for clients of all ages.
CPROF 092 AG 6:00PM-7:30PM M 4/24 to 5/1 N120 Neubeck $49.00 Seats Avail: 23 of 24
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.
CPROF 034 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 4/18 to 4/20 T019 Prindle $64.00 Seats Avail: 29 of 30
CPROF 034 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 5/16 to 5/18 T019 Prindle $64.00 Seats Avail: 30 of 30
CPROF 034 CG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 6/6 to 6/8 T019 Prindle $64.00 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.
CPROF 053 AG 9:30AM-11:30AM Sa 4/29 H024 Foster L $49.00 Seats Avail: 28 of 30
Early Childhood Education
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.
CECE 011 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM F 4/7 to 4/8 A125 Rosenzweig B $95.00 Seats Avail: 3 of 10
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM A125 in Angst Hall
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. (FULL QUARTER)
CENGL 019 AGW 9:00AM-11:00AM T B202 Warm S $90.00 Seats Avail: 12 of 16
GENRE WRITING (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join author Mitzi Szereto for this 6-week workshop exploring crime fiction, mystery, romance, sci-fi/fantasy and horror. Genre fiction is some of the most popular and bestselling fiction out there today. Discover your hidden talents in this taster workshop. Experiment with your writing and perhaps find an entirely new niche.
CENGL 026 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM W 4/5 to 5/10 N123 Szereto M $129.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
Jump-start the Creative Process with Author Mitzi Szereto (Mount Vernon Campus)
Need help getting started on that novel or find yourself stuck midstream? Join internationally known multi-genre fiction author and anthology editor Mitzi Szereto for a workshop that’s sure to stimulate your creativity and give you lots of new ideas. For beginning to advanced writers. Mitzi Szereto has taught writing workshops around the world, from literature festivals to residential courses in the Greek islands, and lectured in creative writing at universities in the UK.
CENGL 028 AG 6:00PM-8:30PM T 5/9 to 5/23 N121 Szereto M $99.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Unmasking Poetry Forms (San Juan Center)
In this four-week Orcas Island class taught by poet Jill McCabe Johnson, we will examine a wide range of poetic forms and explore how different aspects of form, such as stanza, meter, line length, repetition, and appearance on the page, can affect how a poem is read and perceived. The class is designed for writers and readers alike; however, participants will have the option of drafting various poetry forms and sharing them with the class. Jill McCabe Johnson is the author of the poetry books, Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown (Finishing Line, 2017) and Diary of the One Swelling Sea (MoonPath, 2013), winner of a Nautilus Book Award, plus the nonfiction chapbook Borderlines (Sweet Publications, 2016). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a PhD in English from the University of NebraskaLincoln. Johnson is the founding director of Artsmith, a non-profit to support the arts. Class will run Thursdays, April 6-27, 3-5:00 pm at the Orcas Library meeting room. Copies of poems will be provided.
CENGL 035 AS 3:00PM-5:00PM Th 4/6 to 4/27 ORCS Johnson J $60.00 Seats Avail: 22 of 30
Writing for Children: Magazine Writing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Break into publishing and build your credentials by writing for children’s magazines. We will look at articles and short stories, and you will gain insight into how to shape your work. Learn about acquiring photos/images and writing an effective submission letter. A marketing resources handout will help you find the right magazine for your interest and the publication’s guidelines and pay. The instructor has written children’s books, fiction and nonfiction for magazines and newspapers, and is an annual magazine contest judge.
CENGL 034 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM Th 5/11 to 5/18 N119 Harris L $49.00 Seats Avail: 23 of 24
Gardening And Landscaping
Profitable Landscape Design I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Most landscaping degrades over a 5 to 10 year period. This class will resolve that. It will cover soils, climate, drainage, bird habitat and more. Plant types and design blueprints will be addressed with scale drawings. Weed and insect control will also be included. You will work on your own designs. Cost and budgets will be discussed.
CAG 030 AG 6:30PM-8:30PM W 4/19 to 5/10 N119 Hamblin B $109.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Profitable Landscape Design II (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class covers the 3-dimensional aspects of the design. Your scale drawing can now include plants. Create a scale drawing so that the finished product will appeal to you. Field trips to plant nurseries and established landscapes are included. Good landscapes should be eye-catching, increasing property values. They should last 20-30 years and have minimum maintenance. Required for class: good Western plant guide book, a compass with a pencil, a notebook and pen.
CAG 031 AG 6:30PM-8:30PM W 5/24 to 6/14 N119 Hamblin $109.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Today in History (Whidbey Campus)
Did you know that both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on February 12, 1809? Each week we will explore an important historical event that happened during that week. We will learn about a wide variety of people, places and events from ancient times to the 20th century. (FULL QUARTER)
CHIST 030 AGW 1:00PM-3:00PM Th Wallin D $90.00 Seats Avail: 19 of 24
CONTINUING NOSEWORK (Mount Vernon Campus)
In Phase 3: 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. All three odors of Birch, Anise and Clove will be used in this class. If the team has not worked with Clove, it will be introduced. 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.
CPET 003 AG 6:00PM-7:30PM W 4/5 to 5/24 N121 Monroe C $150.00 Seats Avail: 7 of 8
Ballroom ABCs (Mount Vernon Campus)
Has Dancing With The Stars caught your interest, but you don’t know where to begin? Come join us and learn basic ballroom techniques. Dances will include Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, and Cha Cha. Proper dance etiquette will be stressed. Partner is requested but not required
CPE 028 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM Th 4/13 to 5/11 F119 Bedington R $99.00 Seats Avail: 26 of 27
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. (FULL QUARTER)
CPE 016 AGW 5:00PM-6:00PM T A126 Manning B $0.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 18
Senior Fitness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Class encourages range of motion, balance, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.
CPE 025 AG 9:30AM-10:30AM MW 4/5 to 6/12 GYM Deschenes S $54.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 36
WEDDING DANCE (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have a wedding coming soon, and you don’t know your left foot from your right? Maybe you’re just there to support the Bride and Groom? Come join this class, learn some basic ballroom dancing steps and build some confidence for the big day in a relaxed atmosphere. The dances include the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. Partner is recommended but not required.
CPE 027 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM T 4/18 to 5/16 F119 Bedington R $99.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 24
World Language - Italian
Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
You know the ultimate holiday in Italy you've always dreamed about? Discover/improve your knowledge of Il Bel Paese through games, music, and food. Italy fun and easy as uno, due, tre!! No text books, no homework. You’ll learn and practice all you’ll need for shopping, traveling, ordering in a restaurant, and exploring the country as well as the Romans do! Join Instructor Giuliana Sica, a native of romantic Tuscany, for a course in Italian Language and the flavors of La Dolce Vita!
CITAL 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM M 4/10 to 5/1 N121 Sica G $79.00 Seats Avail: 25 of 25
World Language - Spanish
Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Seeking individuals who want to learn Spanish! Come join our group as we explore the Spanish Language in an informative yet fun way. Learn basic conversational skills, exchanges and tips for speedy acquisition and understanding of Spanish. Our class is a safe and comfortable environment where you can learn to read, learn through games, and develop an ear as well as pronunciation of this beautiful language. Individuals who have not had prior experience with Spanish, not a problem. We will get you started. We will be using the Spanish is Fun (Book 1) available at SVC bookstore
CSPAN 011 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM M 4/17 to 5/22 N123 Guillen E $149.00 Seats Avail: 21 of 25