Spring Quarter Workshops
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: 16 of 25
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: 17 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: 14 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: 9 of 16
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 5/2 to 5/16 S161 Locke K $95.00 Seats Avail: 13 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 M 5/1 to 5/15 S161 Mullen K $149.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
Getting Started 1: Computers, Tablets, Smartphones, and the Internet (Mount Vernon Campus)
This six-hour class will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Digital World. Using discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, students will explore the following questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone? What is the Internet and how has it changed in the last few years? What is the difference between Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, and Google, and how do they make money? What are the dangers of in the online world, and how can you stay safe? What is the best way to get started? No previous computer experience necessary.
CTI 089 AG 9:00AM-4:00PM Sa 4/8 F112 Hunter E $95.00 Seats Avail: 14 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 5/6 F112 Hunter E $65.00 Seats Avail: 15 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 5/20 F112 Hunder E $65.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 15
IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to use your iPhone to create great photos and how to use free and affordable apps to enhance your images. You will learn tricks and tips such as how to improve your focus, convert to black and white, and add words to your photos. Bring your charged iPhone to class and expect to learn and take pictures!
CTI 084 AG 3:00PM-6:00PM M 5/22 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 of 16
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 M 4/10 to 4/17 F112 Mullen K $95.00 Seats Avail: 16 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 Th 5/4 H210 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 10
MAC FOR BEGINNERS II (Mount Vernon Campus)
Continue to learn basic computer skills, such as printing, working with documents, using the Photos app, using iCal (Mac’s calendar app), creating contacts, and using Notes to keep your life organized. 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 093 AG 3:00PM-6:00PM W 5/31 H210 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 9 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 6:00PM-9:00PM MW 5/8 to 5/10 F112 Fotheringham $95.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 16
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 5:00PM-8:00PM TTh 4/11 to 4/13 F110 Nunn B $95.00 Seats Avail: 14 of 16
PHOTO WALK (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join us for a walk around Northern State Recreation Area, all the while learning the art and technique of digital photography. Bring your DSLR if you have one, or your point-and-shoot or phone, extra batteries, tripod if you have one and tennis shoes! Meet at Northern State (call 360 416-7638 for the meeting location).
CTI 080 AG 6:00PM-9:00PM F 4/21 OFF Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 16 of 16
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 3:00PM-6:00PM Th 6/1 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 15 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 3:00PM-6:00PM Th 6/8 F112 Mullen K $49.00 Seats Avail: 14 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 3:00PM-6:00PM Th 6/15 F112 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 4/18 to 4/20 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 11 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 5/9 to 5/11 F110 Oakes T $95.00 Seats Avail: 10 of 12
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: 28 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
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
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
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: 24 of 27
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: 9 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: 24 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