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Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-383-3000

Website:
www.whatcom.ctc.edu

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Experimental Drawing

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

This drawing class is perfect for those that have some drawing experience and want to take their skills to the next level. Using a fresh experimental approach, you'll be working with charcoal and conté crayons to draw from still life, landscape, and the figure. Instructor Trish Harding will help you elevate your drawing through guided exercises, self-analysis, and critques.

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• Fri 5/25/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Mon 5/28/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Google Docs: Free Word Processing in the Cloud

Class/Workshop

While Google's "clean screen" layout leaves Google Docs looking deceptively simple, you'll be amazed at how much you can do with this application! Join instructor Chris Powell and learn to create simple text documents, apply basic formatting, create multiple document types, collaborate in real time with other Google Doc users, save documents to Google Drive, share your documents, develop a personal dictionary, and more with this incredible free tool. Prerequisite: have a Google account or create one prior to class by going to www.google.com.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Into the Wild: An Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Join us and learn basic techniques for capturing portrait, behavior, and movement of animals and birds. The first two sessions will be spent indoors discussing composition, exposure, and ideal locations. On Saturday, you'll spend the day in the field photographing birds and small animals in their natural environment. The final session will be spent sharing participants' photographs. Bring your camera to each session.

Information:

• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Botanical Illustration & Watercolors

Class/Workshop

Appealing to both the scientific and artistic, botanical illustration uses the watercolor medium to emphasize accuracy of detail and color. The class will include a drawing review specific to botanical subjects as well as illustration techniques using watercolor to explore the natural beauty of living plant subjects. Go to the Whatcom Community Ed website and click on "notes" for class supply list.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Tunisian crochet--considered a cross between crochet and knitting--holds multiple loops on the hook, creating a distinctive fabric that appears woven. Learn the basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn and changing color, how to read a pattern, and how to seam. You'll leave class equipped to make scarves, hats, blankets, and more! Knowledge of traditional crochet is helpful, but not essential.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Marketing Your Business

Class/Workshop, Business

Join experienced local business owner Chuck Robinson for an in-depth look at developing an overall marketing plan and marketing strategies for your small business or non-profit organization. Class covers the "big picture" of marketing with an emphasis on creating marketing strategies, understanding the "why" of those strategies, and implementing marketing tactics.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Word 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

This course will take you from struggling with Microsoft Word to using it to its fullest! You'll learn how to properly format your document layouts, fonts, and paragraphs. We'll cover the features of Word 2016, such as the Quick Access ToolBar, Ribbon, Panes, and Galleries. Topics also include using lists, working with images, creating and formatting tables, proofing, saving, and printing. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Etsy Essentials

Class/Workshop, Business

If you're looking to channel your passion for crafting and artful creation into a business, or you would like to supplement your income by selling vintage items and crafting supplies, then Etsy is for you! Learn how to launch a store, price items, manage your Etsy "shop," write listings, ship your wares, and navigate social networking as a promotional tool. We'll also explore marketing ideas and photography tips to maximize your listings.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Outlook Essentials: Effective Email Management

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Microsoft Outlook is used primarily as an email application, but it has many additional features including calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, a journal, and web browsing. Learn how to utilize these features, including email and calendar options, appointments and meetings, what "events" are and how to set them up, and more. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contemporary Floral Design

Classes/Clinics

Contemporary floral design is high on style and low in the amount of materials used to create an eye-catching piece. This type of floral design is so versatile--ideal for the home or office. Learning basic design techniques, you will create stunning arrangements for years to come. Join Cheryl Jackson in this fun two-evening workshop as you expand your floral design skills! Prerequisite: The Art of Floral Design--Level 1 or instructor permission. A $15 material fee is included in course fee.

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• Wed 5/30/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist

Class/Workshop, Painting

Using a palette knife, you will learn to paint with oils and capture the play of light on objects and scenery just like artists of the Impressionist movement. Instructor Maria Monks will discuss composition, design, color, and light while gently guiding you in your own work using still life and photographs. Both beginners and advanced painters. Beginning and continuing students are welcome.

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• Wed 5/30/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. No textbook required.

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• Wed 5/30/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Japanese for Travelers

Class/Workshop

Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or would like to learn more about the language, Kanami Fujita invites you to join this course on basic conversational Japanese. You'll study pronunciation and basic survival vocabulary such as greetings, ordering food, time, numbers, purchasing transportation tickets, shopping, and expressing general needs. You will also learn the customs and etiquette essential to Japanese culture. No textbook required.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Landscape Painting

Class/Workshop

Experience landscape painting with local artist Trish Harding. Using photographs of your choosing, you'll learn how to design your composition, select a color system, and plan a compelling (or "atmospheric") mood. Discover the importance of thumbnail sketches to assist this process and how to move to the canvas with color, value, and intensity to bring your painting to a successful conclusion. All skill levels are welcome.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Into the Wild: An Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Join us and learn basic techniques for capturing portrait, behavior, and movement of animals and birds. The first two sessions will be spent indoors discussing composition, exposure, and ideal locations. On Saturday, you'll spend the day in the field photographing birds and small animals in their natural environment. The final session will be spent sharing participants' photographs. Bring your camera to each session.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Outlook Essentials: Effective Email Management

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Microsoft Outlook is used primarily as an email application, but it has many additional features including calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, a journal, and web browsing. Learn how to utilize these features, including email and calendar options, appointments and meetings, what "events" are and how to set them up, and more. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Word 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

This course will take you from struggling with Microsoft Word to using it to its fullest! You'll learn how to properly format your document layouts, fonts, and paragraphs. We'll cover the features of Word 2016, such as the Quick Access ToolBar, Ribbon, Panes, and Galleries. Topics also include using lists, working with images, creating and formatting tables, proofing, saving, and printing. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Solo Traveler

Class/Workshop

Whether you're visiting an exotic destination like the Galapagos or taking a road trip within the U.S., this workshop offers tips and resources for minimizing the rigors of travel, including information on packing, insurance, transporting electronics, handling money, safety, and optimizing your travel bucks. Seasoned traveler/photographer Carol Sheppard promises you'll gain newfound confidence and concrete skills to live your travel dreams.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

Attention high school juniors and seniors! This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Experimental Drawing

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

This drawing class is perfect for those that have some drawing experience and want to take their skills to the next level. Using a fresh experimental approach, you'll be working with charcoal and conté crayons to draw from still life, landscape, and the figure. Instructor Trish Harding will help you elevate your drawing through guided exercises, self-analysis, and critques.

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• Fri 6/1/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Crop Circles: Washington and Worldwide

Class/Workshop

For centuries, mysterious formations have been appearing on the Earth's surface in everything from fertile fields to frozen lakes. How and why are these patterns made? Are they simply natural manifestations, the machinations of creative human beings, or…messages from beyond? We will look at the history of crop circles (or agriglyphs), explore their most recent occurrences, and study this intriguing puzzle as it has appeared all over the world and right here in Washington state.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiki I

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Discover the restorative benefits of Reiki, a popular healing modality that utilizes energy to balance the body and mind. Instructor Monica McDowell is a registered Karuna® and Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master through the International Center for Reiki Training and has been an energy healer for many years. $5 fee for the official Reiki I and II manual payable to instructor at first class. One-hour lunch break provided. This class offered fall quarter only.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Self-Defense for Women

Class/Workshop

Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, simple and effective physical techniques to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Real-world scenarios will give you a chance to practice what you learn. Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. 30 minute lunch break provided. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Starting Your Own Business

General

This workshop will discuss everything you need to know about starting up your own business.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Bellingham Roller Betties: Season 11 - Championship Bout

Roller Derby

The Bellingham Roller Betties skate in the Season 11 Championship bout at the Pavilion on the campus of Whatcom Community College. The third place home team, Tough Love will skate against the Aftershocks Roller Rebels from Marysville, Washington in the first bout of the night. Then, in the home championship game, The Cog Blockers will face-off against Team F.L.A.S.H.. The winning team takes home the Betties championship trophy. Tickets for this event are $14 in advance or $15 at the door for adults, $6 for kids ages 8-12 and free for kids 7 and under. Tickets are available at your local Community Food Co-Op, online through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Doors open at 4:00 PM and the first bout starts at 5:00 PM.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Mon 6/4/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Mon 6/4/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Into the Wild: An Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Join us and learn basic techniques for capturing portrait, behavior, and movement of animals and birds. The first two sessions will be spent indoors discussing composition, exposure, and ideal locations. On Saturday, you'll spend the day in the field photographing birds and small animals in their natural environment. The final session will be spent sharing participants' photographs. Bring your camera to each session.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Botanical Illustration & Watercolors

Class/Workshop

Appealing to both the scientific and artistic, botanical illustration uses the watercolor medium to emphasize accuracy of detail and color. The class will include a drawing review specific to botanical subjects as well as illustration techniques using watercolor to explore the natural beauty of living plant subjects. Go to the Whatcom Community Ed website and click on "notes" for class supply list.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Marketing Your Business

Class/Workshop, Business

Join experienced local business owner Chuck Robinson for an in-depth look at developing an overall marketing plan and marketing strategies for your small business or non-profit organization. Class covers the "big picture" of marketing with an emphasis on creating marketing strategies, understanding the "why" of those strategies, and implementing marketing tactics.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Google Drive: Cloud Storage for Docs, Files & More!

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Discover Google Drive, free with your Google account, and how you can store and access your files from anywhere. You'll learn how to utilize storage space in the cloud, back up and protect your files, and explore tips for organizing and accessing your data. Instructor Chris Powell will also share features of Google's new Backup & Sync software and how it can be used to automatically back up files stored on your computer.

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• Tue 6/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Word 2016--Level 2

Class/Workshop

Are you a Microsoft Word user who isn't taking advantage of the incredible power of Word Styles? Step up to the next level with styles, themes and templates, and discover long document features such as Tables of Contents, cover pages and indices. We'll also learn to use the powerful mail merge function. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Word 2016--Level 1 or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist

Class/Workshop, Painting

Using a palette knife, you will learn to paint with oils and capture the play of light on objects and scenery just like artists of the Impressionist movement. Instructor Maria Monks will discuss composition, design, color, and light while gently guiding you in your own work using still life and photographs. Both beginners and advanced painters. Beginning and continuing students are welcome.

Information:

• Wed 6/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. No textbook required.

Information:

• Wed 6/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Thu 6/7/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Word 2016--Level 2

Class/Workshop

Are you a Microsoft Word user who isn't taking advantage of the incredible power of Word Styles? Step up to the next level with styles, themes and templates, and discover long document features such as Tables of Contents, cover pages and indices. We'll also learn to use the powerful mail merge function. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Word 2016--Level 1 or equivalent knowledge recommended.

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• Thu 6/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Nonprofit Fundraising: Partnering with the Business Sector

Class/Workshop

In this revealing workshop, learn strategies and methods to both initiate and nurture partnerships with businesses. The result--you'll create win-win relationships that can add substantial income streams to your fund development plan. Virginia Lang, consultant and expert in fund development, brings a content-packed workshop to nonprofits wanting to expand their options for support. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

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• Fri 6/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Experimental Drawing

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

This drawing class is perfect for those that have some drawing experience and want to take their skills to the next level. Using a fresh experimental approach, you'll be working with charcoal and conté crayons to draw from still life, landscape, and the figure. Instructor Trish Harding will help you elevate your drawing through guided exercises, self-analysis, and critques.

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• Fri 6/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

PetSaver® CPR, First Aid, & Pet Care Certificate Course

Class/Workshop, Animals, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

This certification course is designed for all pet owners and pet professionals. Learn over 50 wellness care skills including canine and feline CPR; assessing bleeding, shock, and choking; applying a bandage and splint; and performing a 10-second snout-to-tail health assessment. Also learn dental care, preventive care, senior care, and more. Class fee includes a 42-page PetSaver® manual ($25 value) and PetSaver® Certificate, valid for two years. Thirty-minute lunch break provided.

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• Sat 6/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Web Marketing with Google Analytics

Class/Workshop, Business

Measuring your website or social media impact can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Google Analytics--a tried-and-true (and free) measurement tool--can help you track and increase your web traffic. Google Analytics can show you where visitors are coming from, which features they click, how long they stay, how often they return, and a host of other important metrics. Instructor Dawn Groves will show you how to set it up, understand the data, and use it to better target your audience.

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• Mon 6/11/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Mon 6/11/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Mon 6/11/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 6/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Create Interactive Presentations with Google Slides

Class/Workshop

If you have a Google account, then you have access to Google Slides. Join instructor Chris Powell as he shows you how to create stylish presentations, entertaining animations, and informative graphics with Slides! Learn how to make your slides come alive with pictures, online videos, and web links; publish your presentation to the internet for others to view; and host a Q&A with your presentation attendees. Prerequisite: Have a Google account or create one prior to class at www.google.com.

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• Tue 6/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Landscape Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Join local photographer Al Sanders and learn how to capture this beauty through your camera lens. Spend an evening discussing the history and contemporary practice of landscape photography, along with tips on how to make the most of your photos. On Saturday, you'll meet Al in the field to create your own landscape photographs, followed by time on campus to critique and enhance your images in a computer lab. Bring a camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed.

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• Tue 6/12/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop

This course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Learn about health benefits, drug coverage, & how to supplement your coverage. Medicare & You booklet & other materials provided. Presented SHIBA of Whatcom County; SHIBA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Section A, B, & C contain the same information.

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• Tue 6/12/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wedding Dance Crash Course

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Whether you're the bride and groom, in the wedding party, or simply a guest, this class will prepare you to shine on the reception dance floor. We'll cover the waltz, swing, and a simple slow-style that can be danced to any music, as well as leading/following fundamentals. If you've already chosen your wedding dance song, bring it on CD and instructor Janice Shepherd will help you choose the right dance for the music. For extra fun, enroll your entire wedding party! Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Thu 6/14/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Science of Happiness in the Workplace

Class/Workshop

The science of happiness looks at ways in which we thrive, connect, and experience fulfillment. Join instructor Monique Stefens to explore ways to maximize engagement, energy, and happiness in the workplace and beyond. Topics include neuroscience, philosophy, relationships, work environments, and your accomplishments. Coffee and tea included; one-hour lunch break provided.

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• Fri 6/15/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Experimental Drawing

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

This drawing class is perfect for those that have some drawing experience and want to take their skills to the next level. Using a fresh experimental approach, you'll be working with charcoal and conté crayons to draw from still life, landscape, and the figure. Instructor Trish Harding will help you elevate your drawing through guided exercises, self-analysis, and critques.

Information:

• Fri 6/15/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Writing a Business Plan

Class/Workshop

If you're starting a business or expanding your current enterprise, you need a strong plan to reach your goals. Learn how to create a "living" document to keep your business moving toward your goals and objectives. Also gain resources for market research, marketing strategy, and preparing financial statements. By course end, you'll have an understanding of the essential components of a strong business plan. Instructors are from SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.

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• Sat 6/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Landscape Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Join local photographer Al Sanders and learn how to capture this beauty through your camera lens. Spend an evening discussing the history and contemporary practice of landscape photography, along with tips on how to make the most of your photos. On Saturday, you'll meet Al in the field to create your own landscape photographs, followed by time on campus to critique and enhance your images in a computer lab. Bring a camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed.

Information:

• Sat 6/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

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• Mon 6/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pioneer Days (ages 8-15)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Join us and learn a wide range of crafts from the pioneer and colonial periods. We'll learn how to churn butter; make a quill pen, a corn husk doll, jam, candles, and a nine-patch doll quilt. We will also spend time working on fiber-related crafts including spinning, weaving, and other terrific arts related to this time period. Materials fee will cover items made in class, but also lots of supplies and tools to take home to continue your new hobbies. Bring a sack lunch each day.

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• Mon 6/18/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 6/19/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

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• Tue 6/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Online Security

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Join instructor Chris Powell and learn how to navigate the waters of online security. In this workshop, you'll explore the elements of a strong password, the difference between a virus and malware, how to identify "phishing" emails, and gain valuable tips to keep your information private. Chris will also recommend software for keeping your computer safe and provide strategies for protecting your mobile phone.

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• Tue 6/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Get started with basic computer skills and concepts. Identify the parts of a computer, learn basic Windows functions and use a mouse and keyboard.

Information:

• Tue 6/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tiny Homes 101

Class/Workshop

Are you looking for an alternative to rising rents and soaring home prices in Whatcom County, or just curious about the tiny house phenomenon? Join realtor and former tiny home dweller, Sam Grello, for an overview of the types of tiny houses; cost differences between building or purchasing a tiny house, including loan options; zoning and regulations; and the realities of living a tiny home life. Come with your questions and be prepared for a robust discusion on how to pursue the dream of living small.

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• Wed 6/20/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 6/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pioneer Days (ages 8-15)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Join us and learn a wide range of crafts from the pioneer and colonial periods. We'll learn how to churn butter; make a quill pen, a corn husk doll, jam, candles, and a nine-patch doll quilt. We will also spend time working on fiber-related crafts including spinning, weaving, and other terrific arts related to this time period. Materials fee will cover items made in class, but also lots of supplies and tools to take home to continue your new hobbies. Bring a sack lunch each day.

Information:

• Wed 6/20/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 6/21/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 6/21/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Get started with basic computer skills and concepts. Identify the parts of a computer, learn basic Windows functions and use a mouse and keyboard.

Information:

• Thu 6/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Class/Workshop, Photography

This hands-on class begins with the essentials of digital photography: image resolution, picture formats, zoom, flash settings, deciphering menu options, and configuring your camera's settings. You'll then learn how to set up and frame a shot while taking pictures around WCC's campus to be reviewed in class. Bring your digital camera, manual, extra memory, and charging cord or extra batteries. Lunch break from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Information:

• Sat 6/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Camp Half-Blood (ages 8-14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Attention Percy Jackson fans. Join us at Camp Half-Blood for three days of Greek mythology, games, and projects. You'll create a variety of take-home artifacts inspired by the Greek gods--make the Mirror of Aphrodite and a shield like Athena's, hammer jewelry like Hephestus, and much more. $50 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Bring a sack lunch each day. Designed for ages 8-14.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 8 - 11)

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started with Photoshop

Class/Workshop,Computers/Technology

In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, you'll learn the fundamentals of this powerful image editing program. We'll cover the basics of the menus, tools, and palettes as well as discuss layers, selections, and masking. By course end, you'll have mastered the basics and be ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Class is applicable to earlier versions of Photoshop CS.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 11-14)

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to Photojournalism (ages 10 - 14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Photography

In this hands-on course you will learn camera operation, basic composition, and examine careers in journalistic photography. You'll have several photo assignments and get an opportunity to capture images in and around the WCC campus as you learn professional tips for taking pictures of people, sports, nature, and newsworthy events. Bring your camera to each class session (DSLR recommended).

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Art of Drawing

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to draw what you see and gain the confidence and ability to work in multiple mediums in this fun class! Using pencil, charcoal, soft pastels, and ink, we'll develop skills in contour drawing, shading, and creating depth. We'll discuss our artwork as a group, as well as gain positive feedback from your instructor, local artist Rachel Simpson. We'll also look at a variety of artwork and discuss such famous artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Cézanne, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith, and more! All materials included.

Information:

• Mon 6/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Tue 6/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Introduction to Photojournalism (ages 10 - 14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Photography

In this hands-on course you will learn camera operation, basic composition, and examine careers in journalistic photography. You'll have several photo assignments and get an opportunity to capture images in and around the WCC campus as you learn professional tips for taking pictures of people, sports, nature, and newsworthy events. Bring your camera to each class session (DSLR recommended).

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guitar: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Join us for a high-strumming adventure as you learn how to play the guitar! You'll practice beginning guitar chords and learn to play some popular songs. Instructor Tom Hodge is a Bellingham singer/songwriter who loves teaching beginners. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar to class.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Google Essentials

Class/Workshop

The Google universe is vast--learn how to navigate it! In this hands-on workshop, explore tips and tricks to help you maximize Google's most popular features. Learn how to optimize your Google searches by creating shortcuts and obtaining personalized search information. Discover how Google maps can get you where you need to go, save your most visited locations, and view real-time traffic information. You'll leave class equipped to make Google work for you.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast! Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills, instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 11-14)

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 8 - 11)

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Camp Half-Blood (ages 8-14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Attention Percy Jackson fans. Join us at Camp Half-Blood for three days of Greek mythology, games, and projects. You'll create a variety of take-home artifacts inspired by the Greek gods--make the Mirror of Aphrodite and a shield like Athena's, hammer jewelry like Hephestus, and much more. $50 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Bring a sack lunch each day. Designed for ages 8-14.

Information:

• Tue 6/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Wed 6/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 8 - 11)

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 11-14)

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Getting Started with Photoshop

Class/Workshop,Computers/Technology

In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, you'll learn the fundamentals of this powerful image editing program. We'll cover the basics of the menus, tools, and palettes as well as discuss layers, selections, and masking. By course end, you'll have mastered the basics and be ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Class is applicable to earlier versions of Photoshop CS.

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Introduction to Photojournalism (ages 10 - 14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Photography

In this hands-on course you will learn camera operation, basic composition, and examine careers in journalistic photography. You'll have several photo assignments and get an opportunity to capture images in and around the WCC campus as you learn professional tips for taking pictures of people, sports, nature, and newsworthy events. Bring your camera to each class session (DSLR recommended).

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Art of Drawing

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to draw what you see and gain the confidence and ability to work in multiple mediums in this fun class! Using pencil, charcoal, soft pastels, and ink, we'll develop skills in contour drawing, shading, and creating depth. We'll discuss our artwork as a group, as well as gain positive feedback from your instructor, local artist Rachel Simpson. We'll also look at a variety of artwork and discuss such famous artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Cézanne, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith, and more! All materials included.

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

Information:

• Wed 6/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Introduction to Windows 10

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, Education, Computers/Technology

Explore Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 10! Learn to efficiently use the new interface to find what you need quickly; how to customize the layout; use the start screen, tiles, and apps; view photos; and more. Instructor Dawn Groves will also share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this exciting new system so you can walk away confident in your new skills! Students must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard, and have some familiarity with Windows

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Summer Soup, Summer Salad

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Karina pairs fabulous salads with complementary summer soups. We'll enjoy farmer's market pasta salad with tomato and vegetables accompanied by French green lentil soup; Spanish chicken, green bean, and wild rice salad with fresh orange-sherry vinaigrette matched with ajo blanco, a delicious white gazpacho; and summer steak salad with ginger-lime dressing, served with butternut, apple, and ginger bisque.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Art of Drawing

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to draw what you see and gain the confidence and ability to work in multiple mediums in this fun class! Using pencil, charcoal, soft pastels, and ink, we'll develop skills in contour drawing, shading, and creating depth. We'll discuss our artwork as a group, as well as gain positive feedback from your instructor, local artist Rachel Simpson. We'll also look at a variety of artwork and discuss such famous artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Cézanne, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith, and more! All materials included.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Photojournalism (ages 10 - 14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Photography

In this hands-on course you will learn camera operation, basic composition, and examine careers in journalistic photography. You'll have several photo assignments and get an opportunity to capture images in and around the WCC campus as you learn professional tips for taking pictures of people, sports, nature, and newsworthy events. Bring your camera to each class session (DSLR recommended).

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast! Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 11-14)

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Code Breakers (Ages 8 - 11)

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Summer Camp

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made a million dollars for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workplace Harassment Training for Supervisors

Class/Workshop

Workplace harassment is a form of discrimination and is illegal under federal and state law. Since supervisors are the first line of defense and the primary source of liability for workplace harassment, training for supervisors and managers is imperative. But what exactly is harassment? What are your obligations to protect employees? What are the roles of supervisors in preventing harassment? Join us for this workshop geared toward supervisors and managers, and learn what you can and must do to prevent or eliminate illegal workplace harassment and protect your employer from claims and lawsuits.

Information:

• Fri 6/29/18 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Photoshop Elements--Introduction

Class/Workshop

Take your first step in learning the basics of editing a digital photograph using the Quick Edit and Full (or Expert) Edit features in Photoshop Elements (versions 4-14). Course includes an overview of the software's tools: resizing, printing, and saving images; quickly fixing contrast and color problems; an explanation of resolution and picture formats; and a brief introduction to layers. Familiarity with Windows is strongly recommended. Thirty-minute lunch break provided.

Information:

• Sat 6/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Art Explorations (ages 8-14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Come explore a different artist each day of camp as we discover a variety of styles and subjects of art while creating our own. Instructor Trisha Dawn will introduce you to color theory, 3D paper sculpture, and the elements and principles of design by drawing from observation and imagination. We'll work with watercolor, drawing, and kinectic sculpture, using our newfound knowledge as inspiration for own designs! All materials included. Class does not meet July 4. Class size is limited, so register early! Designed for ages 8-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Business Sense for Kids (ages 9-14)

Class/Workshop

Do you want to earn your own money, but are looking for something beyond babysitting or selling lemonade? This workshop explores various options for kid-owned businesses. We'll cover business models, selling products vs services, money management, advertising, and forming a business plan. We'll also discuss supply costs and pricing as we learn to make several products. If you're thinking of going into business with a friend or group, this would be a great class to take together! All materials included in course fee; bring a sack lunch. Designed for ages 9 - 14. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Please bring a sack lunch. Please complete Kids' College liability release form prior to class. You can find the form on our website: www. whatcom.edu/Home/Components/Form/Form/1b9700b5de7c4ae9b9ed337722495ec3

Information:

• Mon 7/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist--Outside

Class/Workshop

Spend four mornings like a true Impressionist painter and learn the art of "plein air" (painting outdoors). Using a palette knife (no brushes), you will paint with oils while capturing the bright, alive quality of our Northwest light and immersing yourself in Whatcom County's beautiful scenery. By painting from life, you will learn the necessary foundation to paint any subject in an Impressionist manner. Some painting and drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Information:

• Mon 7/2/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Mon 7/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills, instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 7/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Art Explorations (ages 8-14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Come explore a different artist each day of camp as we discover a variety of styles and subjects of art while creating our own. Instructor Trisha Dawn will introduce you to color theory, 3D paper sculpture, and the elements and principles of design by drawing from observation and imagination. We'll work with watercolor, drawing, and kinectic sculpture, using our newfound knowledge as inspiration for own designs! All materials included. Class does not meet July 4. Class size is limited, so register early! Designed for ages 8-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/3/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/3/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

Information:

• Wed 7/4/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Thu 7/5/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Art Explorations (ages 8-14)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp

Come explore a different artist each day of camp as we discover a variety of styles and subjects of art while creating our own. Instructor Trisha Dawn will introduce you to color theory, 3D paper sculpture, and the elements and principles of design by drawing from observation and imagination. We'll work with watercolor, drawing, and kinectic sculpture, using our newfound knowledge as inspiration for own designs! All materials included. Class does not meet July 4. Class size is limited, so register early! Designed for ages 8-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/5/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Fri 7/6/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist--Outside

Class/Workshop

Spend four mornings like a true Impressionist painter and learn the art of "plein air" (painting outdoors). Using a palette knife (no brushes), you will paint with oils while capturing the bright, alive quality of our Northwest light and immersing yourself in Whatcom County's beautiful scenery. By painting from life, you will learn the necessary foundation to paint any subject in an Impressionist manner. Some painting and drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clay Creations (ages 11-16)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how your face is a magical place of proportion as we make original faces in clay. We'll discuss traditions behind mask making, and learn the hand building techniques to create two faces, including how to shape facial features for a realistic composition or how to exaggerate them for an abstract composition. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early. Designed for ages 11-16.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating with Polymer Clay (ages 12 - 18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to manipulate and shape polymer clay--a fascinating clay that you can mold and blend colors together in complex designs. Polymer pro Carol Sheppard will lead you through the basic techniques for working with the clay, building on those skills to create a variety of projects. You'll design and create your own artistic edge for a picture frame, make a decorative cover to wrap around pens, and cover a small bowl or candle-holder with a polymer clay design. All materials included. Designed for ages 12-18.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 8 - 11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 11 - 14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) (ages 7-10)

Class/Workshop

Working in teams of two, you'll explore the world of robotics using LEGO® WeDo software to build and optimize LEGO® models! Simple machines, motors, and sensors are integrated with icon-based software allowing you to build and program jungle creatures while gaining an understanding of robotics, engineering, and the value of teamwork. Must be able to work with a partner. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
• Mon 7/9/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Hogwarts Satellite School (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you dreamed of attending Hogwarts, but England is just too far away? This is your opportunity to get a jumpstart on many of the subjects taught at Hogwarts! Our Satellite School's headmistress, Professor Goforth, will provide an introduction to First Year subjects including Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, Arithmancy, Divination, and Ancient Runes. Class projects will yield take-home results including a magic journal, herbology charts, and much more. $50 materials fee payable to instructor at class. Bring a sack lunch each day; all other materials and snacks are provided. Designed for ages 8-14. This class fills early, so register as soon as possible!* *If there is enough interest, we'll add a second session July 30 - August 1. Call 360-383-3200 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 7/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Tue 7/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Digital Photography & Photoshop Camp (ages 10 - 14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Photography

Do you love taking photographs, but want to learn the art of editing? Merge your artistic and technical talents in this photography and editing hybrid class! You'll start by taking your own photos around campus, learning more about composition and light, followed by time in a computer lab using Photoshop to edit your photos and create stunning graphics. By course end, you'll have beautiful digital files of your work to share with family and friends. Bring your digital camera, or a smartphone capable of taking pictures, and an extra battery or charging cord. Designed for ages 10-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees. Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Social Media Marketing Series: Introduction to Social Media Marketing Strategies

Class/Workshop

Your unique product or service is almost ready to launch and now you are preparing to tell the world…but wait! First you must create a consistent and compelling marketing image and strategy to use across all of your web-based communities. Join this enlightening workshop where we'll discuss real-world successes and failures in branding, including effective social media platforms, legal concerns, and even some design basics. Bring your laptop or tablet; we'll be highlighting web tools and resources.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) (ages 7-10)

Class/Workshop

Working in teams of two, you'll explore the world of robotics using LEGO® WeDo software to build and optimize LEGO® models! Simple machines, motors, and sensors are integrated with icon-based software allowing you to build and program jungle creatures while gaining an understanding of robotics, engineering, and the value of teamwork. Must be able to work with a partner. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 11 - 14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 8 - 11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop

Join us for this introductory class designed for professionals to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. Class will cover formatting, editing, modifying your spreadsheets, and more. By course end, you'll be able to create and develop well-designed spreadsheets using expressions, formulas, and functions. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with Excel or completion of Excel for the Home User.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Google Drive: Cloud Storage for Docs, Files & More

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Learn how to utilize storage space in the cloud, back up and protect your files, and explore tips for organizing and accessing your data. Instructor Chris Powell will also share features of Google's new Backup & Sync software, and how it can be used to automatically backup files stored on your computer. Prerequisite: have a Google account or create one prior to class by going to www.google.com.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills, instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Creating with Polymer Clay (ages 12 - 18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to manipulate and shape polymer clay--a fascinating clay that you can mold and blend colors together in complex designs. Polymer pro Carol Sheppard will lead you through the basic techniques for working with the clay, building on those skills to create a variety of projects. You'll design and create your own artistic edge for a picture frame, make a decorative cover to wrap around pens, and cover a small bowl or candle-holder with a polymer clay design. All materials included. Designed for ages 12-18.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clay Creations (ages 11-16)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how your face is a magical place of proportion as we make original faces in clay. We'll discuss traditions behind mask making, and learn the hand building techniques to create two faces, including how to shape facial features for a realistic composition or how to exaggerate them for an abstract composition. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early. Designed for ages 11-16.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/10/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Clay Creations (ages 11-16)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how your face is a magical place of proportion as we make original faces in clay. We'll discuss traditions behind mask making, and learn the hand building techniques to create two faces, including how to shape facial features for a realistic composition or how to exaggerate them for an abstract composition. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early. Designed for ages 11-16.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating with Polymer Clay (ages 12 - 18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to manipulate and shape polymer clay--a fascinating clay that you can mold and blend colors together in complex designs. Polymer pro Carol Sheppard will lead you through the basic techniques for working with the clay, building on those skills to create a variety of projects. You'll design and create your own artistic edge for a picture frame, make a decorative cover to wrap around pens, and cover a small bowl or candle-holder with a polymer clay design. All materials included. Designed for ages 12-18.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 8 - 11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 11 - 14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) (ages 7-10)

Class/Workshop

Working in teams of two, you'll explore the world of robotics using LEGO® WeDo software to build and optimize LEGO® models! Simple machines, motors, and sensors are integrated with icon-based software allowing you to build and program jungle creatures while gaining an understanding of robotics, engineering, and the value of teamwork. Must be able to work with a partner. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
• Wed 7/11/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Digital Photography & Photoshop Camp (ages 10 - 14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Photography

Do you love taking photographs, but want to learn the art of editing? Merge your artistic and technical talents in this photography and editing hybrid class! You'll start by taking your own photos around campus, learning more about composition and light, followed by time in a computer lab using Photoshop to edit your photos and create stunning graphics. By course end, you'll have beautiful digital files of your work to share with family and friends. Bring your digital camera, or a smartphone capable of taking pictures, and an extra battery or charging cord. Designed for ages 10-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hogwarts Satellite School (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you dreamed of attending Hogwarts, but England is just too far away? This is your opportunity to get a jumpstart on many of the subjects taught at Hogwarts! Our Satellite School's headmistress, Professor Goforth, will provide an introduction to First Year subjects including Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, Arithmancy, Divination, and Ancient Runes. Class projects will yield take-home results including a magic journal, herbology charts, and much more. $50 materials fee payable to instructor at class. Bring a sack lunch each day; all other materials and snacks are provided. Designed for ages 8-14. This class fills early, so register as soon as possible!* *If there is enough interest, we'll add a second session July 30 - August 1. Call 360-383-3200 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Digital Photography & Photoshop Camp (ages 10 - 14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Photography

Do you love taking photographs, but want to learn the art of editing? Merge your artistic and technical talents in this photography and editing hybrid class! You'll start by taking your own photos around campus, learning more about composition and light, followed by time in a computer lab using Photoshop to edit your photos and create stunning graphics. By course end, you'll have beautiful digital files of your work to share with family and friends. Bring your digital camera, or a smartphone capable of taking pictures, and an extra battery or charging cord. Designed for ages 10-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) (ages 7-10)

Class/Workshop

Working in teams of two, you'll explore the world of robotics using LEGO® WeDo software to build and optimize LEGO® models! Simple machines, motors, and sensors are integrated with icon-based software allowing you to build and program jungle creatures while gaining an understanding of robotics, engineering, and the value of teamwork. Must be able to work with a partner. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 11 - 14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Your First 3D Video Game (Ages 8 - 11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story-telling. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11. Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Excel 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop

Join us for this introductory class designed for professionals to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. Class will cover formatting, editing, modifying your spreadsheets, and more. By course end, you'll be able to create and develop well-designed spreadsheets using expressions, formulas, and functions. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with Excel or completion of Excel for the Home User.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mountain Biking Basics (ages 11-14)

Class/Workshop, Bicycling

Get outside and learn how to navigate Bellingham's mountain bike trails confidently in this basic course. You'll meet at WCC on the first day to work on skill training, including body positioning, braking, climbing hills, and slow speed turns. The next three sessions will be held at Galbraith Mountain, where you'll test those skills riding as a group on narrow trails and get valuable feedback from biking instructor Mike Storm and his assistant. Students must be comfortable riding a bike, but do not need trail experience. For further class information and supply list, go to website click on "Notes". Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Creating with Polymer Clay (ages 12 - 18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how to manipulate and shape polymer clay--a fascinating clay that you can mold and blend colors together in complex designs. Polymer pro Carol Sheppard will lead you through the basic techniques for working with the clay, building on those skills to create a variety of projects. You'll design and create your own artistic edge for a picture frame, make a decorative cover to wrap around pens, and cover a small bowl or candle-holder with a polymer clay design. All materials included. Designed for ages 12-18.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clay Creations (ages 11-16)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Learn how your face is a magical place of proportion as we make original faces in clay. We'll discuss traditions behind mask making, and learn the hand building techniques to create two faces, including how to shape facial features for a realistic composition or how to exaggerate them for an abstract composition. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early. Designed for ages 11-16.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist--Outside

Class/Workshop

Spend four mornings like a true Impressionist painter and learn the art of "plein air" (painting outdoors). Using a palette knife (no brushes), you will paint with oils while capturing the bright, alive quality of our Northwest light and immersing yourself in Whatcom County's beautiful scenery. By painting from life, you will learn the necessary foundation to paint any subject in an Impressionist manner. Some painting and drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills, instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees. Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Sat 7/21/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist--Outside

Class/Workshop

Spend four mornings like a true Impressionist painter and learn the art of "plein air" (painting outdoors). Using a palette knife (no brushes), you will paint with oils while capturing the bright, alive quality of our Northwest light and immersing yourself in Whatcom County's beautiful scenery. By painting from life, you will learn the necessary foundation to paint any subject in an Impressionist manner. Some painting and drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills, instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees. Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees. Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class. Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Italian for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees. Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 8/7/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
• Tue 8/14/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM