Winter Quarter Workshops
Beginning Weaving Levels I & II (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class will cater to both the very beginner and students from our previous weaving classes. The beginners will learn how to “dress” a weaving loom and weave a simple, but elegant scarf. For returning students, this is your opportunity to plan a weaving project, determine appropriate yarns, wind a warp, dress your loom, and carry your project to completion with supervision and guidance. Returning students need to contact the instructor prior to class to discuss plans and prepare a loom. Table looms will be provided and there will be a $100 refundable deposit (payable to instructor) for those who wish to take the looms home between classes. A materials fee of $10 is payable to instructor at the first class. For more information contact instructor at 970-692-3949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CART 044 AG 9:00AM-12:00PM Sa 3/4 to 3/11 T045 Moncrief L $99.00 Seats Avail: 2 of 7
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 1/11 to 3/8 H119 Steveni D $199.00 Seats Avail: 18 of 25
Dyeing Techniques for the Fiber Artist (Mount Vernon Campus)
Dyeing Techniques for the Fiber Artist is designed to focus on dyes specifically formulated for protein fibers. We will be using the most health-conscious dye product on the market for you, your environment and for your precious fibers. This dye is the only acid dye product available for home use that contains no heavy metals, and can be safely disposed of "down the drain" or into a septic system, drain field or garden. This class will appeal to all fiber artists, whether you're a spinner, weaver, knitter, felter, or even a clothing designer. You'll love the results and be proud that you're being environmentally responsible with your art. $20 material fee payable to instructor.
CART 034 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 2/18 F120 Moncrief L $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
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 W 1/18 to 3/1 T045 Mitchell B $165.00 CLASS CLOSED
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 1/10 to 3/7 H208 Steveni D $159.00 Seats Avail: 20 of 25
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.
CART 033 AG 6:00PM-8:00PM Th 2/9 to 3/16 H024 Tucker L $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
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 T 1/17 to 2/28 T045 Mitchell B $165.00 Seats Avail: 11 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 1/25 to 3/1 H208 Cooper M $159.00 Seats Avail: 1 of 16
$CASH$ IN WITH A SUCCESSFUL HOME-BASED BUSINESS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home based business. During this informative workshop, you will discover mandatory legal documentation, many ways to market your product/service, how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!), more than 100 home business ideas, FREE future Q&A opportunities. This is probably the most comprehensive business start up workshop you will ever find, so if you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is an author, business owner, and Chamber of Commerce Past President. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop can only be offered once a year.
CBMT 020 AG 7:00PM-9:00PM M 3/6 N121 Krusemark L $39.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 24
Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (Mount Vernon Campus)
Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to become a "published" writer overnight, submit manuscripts the correct way, find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters,100 ways to make money as a freelance writer, obtain FREE future Q&A opportunities. If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 021 AG 3:00PM-5:00PM M 3/6 N121 Krusemark L $39.00 Seats Avail: 23 of 24
Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options (Mount Vernon Campus)
Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.
CBMT 022 AG 5:00PM-6:00PM M 3/6 N121 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 23 of 24
How to Earn Extra $Money$ with a Mystery Shopping Business (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have you ever wanted to become a Secret Mystery Shopper? Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must attend “Cash in with a Successful Home Based Business”) and you will also learn how to create a mystery shopping profile, sign up with many mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES, avoid the pitfalls and scams, become a Merchandiser too for extra income. With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shopping today! A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door that includes a list of 25 legitimate companies you can apply to.
CBMT 023 AG 9:00PM-10:00PM M 3/6 N121 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 20 of 24
Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshops will teach you where to find all different types of coupons, how to find the best coupon websites, how to decipher coupon policies, the best way to sort and store coupons, how to find other people to trade coupons with. Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.
CBMT 024 AG 6:00PM-7:00PM M 3/6 N121 Krusemark L $24.00 Seats Avail: 23 of 24
BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE (Mount Vernon Campus)
Easy, powerful, affordable. No experience necessary. No software needed. No HTML experience needed! Create a powerful professional website. Drag and drop, copy and paste; text is edited like any word processor. Versatile, easy and Mobile Ready, hands-on class. Class is taught in a computer lab. Students need to set up their online account on weebly.com before starting class. Make sure to bring login information to class.
CTI 064 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 2/14 to 2/28 F110 Locke K $95.00 Seats Avail: 11 of 16
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.
CTI 007 AG 3:00PM-6:00PM T 1/24 to 2/7 S161 Mullen K $149.00 Seats Avail: 13 of 16
Getting Started 2: Computer Basics (Mount Vernon Campus)
Gain understanding of current computer terminology and technology. In this hands-on workshop, become more comfortable with computer set-up, printers, email, search engines and the Internet. This course is great for adults with little or no computer experience.
CTI 090 AG 8:30AM-12:30PM Sa 1/28 S161 Jonasson J $65.00 Seats Avail: 11 of 15
Getting Started 3: Get More from your PC and Windows (Mount Vernon Campus)
Want to get more out of your PC? In this hands-on workshop, topics include personalizing your computer, working with files and folders, keeping valuable data safe with backup and restore, and scheduling tasks. Learn about keeping your computer safe from malware, and gain valuable information about improving the performance of your PC. A great workshop for the home computer user. No prior computer experience necessary.
CTI 091 AG 8:30AM-12:30PM Sa 2/11 S161 Jonasson J $65.00 CLASS CLOSED
LIGHTROOM I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to easily organize and enhance photographs in this easy-to-use program. You will learn core features, such as adjusting color and lighting, converting to black and white, and straightening and cropping your images. Bring a laptop with Lightroom downloaded. You can get a free 7-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.
CTI 045 AG 3:00PM-6:00PM T 3/7 to 3/14 S161 Mullen K $95.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 16
MAC FOR BEGINNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to love your Mac! Learn basic computer skills such as using your mouse and trackpad, using the menus, organizing your files and photos, and using internet browsers. If time allows, we will also explore the basic Mac programs, Numbers and Pages. We will be using the Mac lab on campus, but feel free to bring your own laptop, mouse and power cord.
CTI 092 AG 3:00PM-6:00PM W 2/22 TBA Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 5 of 10
Microsoft Excel - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Turn your computer into something more than a 10-key adding machine! Learn to create professional-looking spreadsheets that do more than add a series of numbers. Learn about cells, columns, and rows, formatting tools, navigation, formulas, functions, headers and footers, saving and printing your spreadsheets. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.
CTI 020 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 1/14 S161 Fotheringham $95.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 16
Microsoft Excel - II Intermediate (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class delves deeper into Excel to create more complex worksheets and workbook collaboration. Topics include: creating/formatting charts, more on formulas and functions, tables, sorting and filtering data, templates, and working with graphics. Students are provided with exercise files and an illustrated manual (digital file) covering the entire content of the class which may be printed for personal use. The manual includes step by step instruction and screen shots to aid in comprehension and retention outside of the classroom.
CTI 021 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 2/4 S161 Fotheringham $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
Microsoft Word - I Introduction (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create, format, save, edit, and print a variety of documents such as memos and letters, numbered lists, and tables. Work with tabs and learn to copy, cut and paste. Creating flyers and working with graphics will be introduced if time permits.
CTI 010 AG 5:30PM-8:30PM MW 1/9 to 1/11 F110 Nunn B $95.00 CLASS CLOSED
Photoshop Elements I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the basics of this photo editing software. We will be importing photos, cropping, straightening, adjusting the lighting and color, sprucing up skies and using the easy guided directions that are built into the program. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11 - 15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.
CTI 074 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 2/14 S161 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 16
Photoshop Elements II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Go a little farther with your photo editing with this intermediate course. You will learn how to convert photos to black and white, how to make selections, how to use layers, how to include words in your pictures, and how to remove wrinkles and give a computer liposuction. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11-15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.
CTI 079 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 2/21 S161 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 16
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS III (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take your photo editing skills even farther. Learn more about working with layers, changing your photos by removing unwanted objects or bringing in objects from other pictures, and creating composites from several photos. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements software (versions 11-15 will work), and photos to work on. You can download a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. Be sure and download before you arrive.
CTI 088 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM T 2/28 S161 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Quick Books I (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop covers setting up a company's basic financial information, files, chart of accounts and master lists. Topics include standard transactions such as checks, sales entries and deposits, sales tax entries and reports. Some computer experience is helpful.
CTI 027 AG 5:30PM-8:30PM TTh 1/17 to 1/19 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 3 of 12
QuickBooks - II Intermediate - The Basics Plus (Mount Vernon Campus)
This workshop builds on Intro to QuickBooks and covers payroll, inventory and job costing setup, transactions and reports. Covers additional transactions and reports as time permits.
CTI 028 AG 5:30PM-8:30PM TTh 3/7 to 3/9 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 9 of 12
Continuing Professional Education
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 1/17 to 1/19 T031 Prindle $64.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 30
CPROF 034 BG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 2/21 to 2/23 T031 Prindle $64.00 Seats Avail: 24 of 30
CPROF 034 CG 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh 3/14 to 3/16 T031 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: 29 of 30
English And Literature
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 T 1/17 to 2/21 N120 Szereto M $139.00 CLASS CLOSED
THE WRITE STUFF (Mount Vernon Campus)
Want to write, but having trouble getting started? Have a story to tell? Need a nudge putting pencil to paper? Want to finish what you started? Write in a friendly, informative, reassuring atmosphere. Award-winning author and playwright, Rebecca Redshaw provides encouragement and advice in this 5-week workshop.
CENGL 024 AG 6:30PM-8:30PM Th 1/5 to 2/2 N120 Redshaw R $129.00 CLASS CLOSED
WRITING FAMILY HISTORY (Mount Vernon Campus)
Ever wonder what your legacy will be? If your children (or your grandchildren) will have any clue of their past? If your grandparents (or their grandparents) had the same challenges with raising a family as you do? You can start answering these questions and more in the one-day seminar, "Start Writing Your Family History and Have Fun Doing It!" Published author and playwright Rebecca Redshaw brings this interactive workshop that will help you get started putting your memories in writing for posterity. You don''t need to be a writer to enjoy the process. All that''s required is a pen, some paper, the willingness to dust off old memories, and a sense of humor. Bring a lunch.
CENGL 027 AG 9:00AM-3:00PM Sa 2/18 N120 Redshaw R $149.00 CLASS CLOSED
Writing for Children: Powerful First Pages (Mount Vernon Campus)
Create compelling fiction and nonfiction by learning the essential elements of strong first pages. Receive feedback on your work from the instructor and other students. Bring two double-spaced copies of up to the first five pages of your manuscript to the first class for a take-home assignment. At the second class, you will receive comments on your work during a critiquing session. A handout with formatting tips will also be provided.
CENGL 023 AG 6:30PM-8:00PM Th 2/2 to 2/9 N121 Harris L $49.00 CLASS CLOSED
Gardening And Landscaping
Gardening Successfully in Skagit County- Session 2 (Mount Vernon Campus)
This session covers weed, pest and disease management; planting and pruning trees and shrubs for health and performance; and growing edibles in small spaces. Participation in Session 1, Building Blocks for a Healthy Yard, desirable but not required. Taught by WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners. $59 with a certificate of completion.
CAG 027 AG 6:00PM-8:30PM T 2/7 to 2/21 A136 Billinghurst $59.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 20
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 1/18 to 3/8 N121 Monroe C $150.00 Seats Avail: 5 of 8
Senior Fitness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Class encourages range of motion, balance, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.
CPE 025 AG 9:30AM-10:30AM MW 1/4 to 3/13 GYM Deschenes S $54.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 36
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 9:30AM-12:00PM Sa 2/4 to 2/11 N120 Sica G $49.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 25
World Language - Russian
Conversational Russian I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Introduction to the basics of Russian language in a fun, interactive environment. Learn Cyrillic alphabet, fundamentals of grammar, reading, and conversation from a native speaker. Includes cultural and travel information. Book available in college bookstore: Russian in 10 Minutes a Day.
CRUSS 011 AG 6:15PM-8:15PM Th 1/19 to 3/9 N123 Kupriyanova $149.00 CLASS CLOSED
Conversational Russian II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Continuation of Conversational Russian I. Students must have completed Conversational Russian I or have instructor permission to participate in this class.
CRUSS 012 AG 6:15PM-8:15PM T 1/17 to 3/7 N123 Kupriyanova $149.00 CLASS CLOSED
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 1/9 to 3/13 N120 Guillen E $149.00 Seats Avail: 13 of 25