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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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Featured Event

Social Media Marketing Series--Timesaving Tools

Class/Workshop, Social Media

Now that you are using various social media platforms to market your business, you need tools that will save you time, help you perform your daily tasks more efficiently, and make your job easier. Join Dr. Jean Layton and learn about cutting edge tools like FlipBoard, Hootsuite, If This Then That, and Crowdfire. You'll also create a strategy in class that will help amplify your social media presence, boost your productivity, and increase your effectiveness.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

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.

Information:

• Tue 6/19/18 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:

• Tue 6/19/18 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:

• Tue 6/19/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 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

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

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.

Information:

• 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
• Thu 6/21/18 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:

• Thu 6/21/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 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

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

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

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:

• 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
• Tue 7/10/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 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

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 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

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

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

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:

• 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 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

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

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

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

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

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
• 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Return to Hogwarts: Second Year Studies

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Your magical education with Professor Goforth continues as we study advanced curriculum in the subjects of Divination, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Herbology, and more. $35 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Bring a sack lunch each day; all other materials and snacks will be provided. This course is open to students who have completed the first year Hogwarts Satellite School. 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 August 2 - 3. Call 360-383-3200 for more information.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Website Fundamentals Using WordPress

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

This demo/lecture class is the first step in the series for the Certificate in WordPress Web Design. Class explores the differences between Dreamweaver and WordPress, Blogger and WordPress, and WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Course also provides an overview of online web design, information from website usability studies, desktop vs. mobile layout, and much more.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grant Writing--Level I

Class/Workshop

In this three-part workshop, you'll learn how to research potential funders, analyze their requirements, and assemble the components of grant proposals essential to receiving funding. You'll also gain the tools to write a compelling narrative, create a project budget, and provide accurate reporting so that funders say "yes" again and again. Instructor Virginia Lang has written, reviewed, and administered hundreds of successful grants over the past 25 years. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

Information:

• Thu 7/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Return to Hogwarts: Second Year Studies

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Your magical education with Professor Goforth continues as we study advanced curriculum in the subjects of Divination, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Herbology, and more. $35 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Bring a sack lunch each day; all other materials and snacks will be provided. This course is open to students who have completed the first year Hogwarts Satellite School. 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 August 2 - 3. Call 360-383-3200 for more information.

Information:

• Fri 7/13/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Getting Started with InDesign

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Learn to create professional looking newsletters, flyers, posters, and PDF files for the web or commercial printing using InDesign CC. Course will cover the latest techniques for working with text and graphics to create multiple page layouts. Class is applicable to earlier versions of InDesign. Prerequisite: Experience with creating, saving, and editing text using either the PC or Macintosh platform. Previous experience with an Adobe application is recommended.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Color Explorations

Summer Camp

What can you do with red, yellow, and blue? Come explore the possibilities as we discover the elements of design and take a look at how artists Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georgia O'Keeffe use color to create realistic and abstract compositions. We'll discover the seven sets of colors as we learn to use color pencils, oil pastels, and acrylic paint to create your own color compositions. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early!

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Python Programmers (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify--what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from start to finish. Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Imagineers (1.2) (Ages 7-10)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Children

Reinvent LEGO® brick models while working in teams and combining your brimming imaginations to use LEGO® WeDo software to learn how to build, program, and optimize a variety of models. We'll cover themes such as outer space, the land of giants, and more. These wacky inventions will open new roads when working with LEGO® bricks and leave room for everyone to add their own personality. Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) (ages 10-13)

Class/Workshop

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, work in teams of two to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. You'll use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of challenges. Activities are designed to provide a foundation in programming and engineering processes while encouraging cooperative work strategies. Designed for ages 10 - 13. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Bring a nut-free snack and capped drink. 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 7/16/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Teen Pottery: Welcome to the Wheel (ages 13-17)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own pottery on a potter's wheel? Join local artist Ann Marie DeCollibus for this summer throwing adventure as you learn how to center and shape clay on the potter's wheel. In the first four sessions you will also learn how to trim and decorate your work. During the last session, July 30, you will glaze your creations. Ann Marie welcomes beginners and those with wheel experience to enroll. All materials included in course fee. A clay tool kit will also be yours to keep. Designed for ages 13 - 17.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants

Class/Workshop

Accounting skills are not only valuable for accountants--basic accounting principles are a necessity for every small business owner and bookkeeper. In this lecture course, you will learn the principles of double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, assets and liabilities, equity accounts, making and using journal entries, financial statements, and much more.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Introduction to Filmmaking for Teens

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop your technical and creative skills as you explore the art of digital filmmaking! In this course you'll learn the techniques needed to create a short film masterpiece, including operating your camera, writing a short script, the basic principles of using sound and light in film, different video formats, shooting methods, movement, and composition. The class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab. Bring your camcorder or DSLR capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and knowledge of your camcorder or camera.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Write Your New Favorite Song

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Spend a week learning how to express your ideas and emotions through music in this fun songwriting class! Songwriter David Kappele will reveal the secrets of your favorite songs and teach you the tools to create your own unique music. Topics include writing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass lines, as well as fundamental recording practices. No prior experience necessary. Bring a pencil and musical staff paper to each class.

Information:

• Mon 7/16/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Tue 7/17/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking for Teens

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop your technical and creative skills as you explore the art of digital filmmaking! In this course you'll learn the techniques needed to create a short film masterpiece, including operating your camera, writing a short script, the basic principles of using sound and light in film, different video formats, shooting methods, movement, and composition. The class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab. Bring your camcorder or DSLR capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and knowledge of your camcorder or camera.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 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:

• 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

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

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

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

Teen Pottery: Welcome to the Wheel (ages 13-17)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own pottery on a potter's wheel? Join local artist Ann Marie DeCollibus for this summer throwing adventure as you learn how to center and shape clay on the potter's wheel. In the first four sessions you will also learn how to trim and decorate your work. During the last session, July 30, you will glaze your creations. Ann Marie welcomes beginners and those with wheel experience to enroll. All materials included in course fee. A clay tool kit will also be yours to keep. Designed for ages 13 - 17.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Social Media Marketing Series--Marketing Your Business with Facebook

Class/Workshop, Social Media, Computers/Technology

With over one billion customers, Facebook is the largest social network your business can't afford to ignore. Join Jean Ryan as she guides you through setting up a Facebook page; creating posts that engage customers, promote your business, and gain likes; and keeping customers engaged with the 4-1-1 rule. Additionally, you'll explore paid Facebook advertising and what you need to know before spending money.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WordPress--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

WordPress is a content management system associated most often with blogs but can also be used for designing websites. Course includes an introduction to the Wordpress file architecture, how it works, the WordPress Dashboard, and simple blog post publication. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. This class assumes no experience in blog development and starts at square one. Familiarity with folder/file management, email, websites, and Word is highly recommended.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) (ages 10-13)

Class/Workshop

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, work in teams of two to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. You'll use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of challenges. Activities are designed to provide a foundation in programming and engineering processes while encouraging cooperative work strategies. Designed for ages 10 - 13. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Bring a nut-free snack and capped drink. 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:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Imagineers (1.2) (Ages 7-10)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Children

Reinvent LEGO® brick models while working in teams and combining your brimming imaginations to use LEGO® WeDo software to learn how to build, program, and optimize a variety of models. We'll cover themes such as outer space, the land of giants, and more. These wacky inventions will open new roads when working with LEGO® bricks and leave room for everyone to add their own personality. Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Python Programmers (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify--what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from start to finish. Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Color Explorations

Summer Camp

What can you do with red, yellow, and blue? Come explore the possibilities as we discover the elements of design and take a look at how artists Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georgia O'Keeffe use color to create realistic and abstract compositions. We'll discover the seven sets of colors as we learn to use color pencils, oil pastels, and acrylic paint to create your own color compositions. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early!

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Color Explorations

Summer Camp

What can you do with red, yellow, and blue? Come explore the possibilities as we discover the elements of design and take a look at how artists Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georgia O'Keeffe use color to create realistic and abstract compositions. We'll discover the seven sets of colors as we learn to use color pencils, oil pastels, and acrylic paint to create your own color compositions. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early!

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started with InDesign

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Learn to create professional looking newsletters, flyers, posters, and PDF files for the web or commercial printing using InDesign CC. Course will cover the latest techniques for working with text and graphics to create multiple page layouts. Class is applicable to earlier versions of InDesign. Prerequisite: Experience with creating, saving, and editing text using either the PC or Macintosh platform. Previous experience with an Adobe application is recommended.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Python Programmers (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify--what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from start to finish. Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Imagineers (1.2) (Ages 7-10)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Children

Reinvent LEGO® brick models while working in teams and combining your brimming imaginations to use LEGO® WeDo software to learn how to build, program, and optimize a variety of models. We'll cover themes such as outer space, the land of giants, and more. These wacky inventions will open new roads when working with LEGO® bricks and leave room for everyone to add their own personality. Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) (ages 10-13)

Class/Workshop

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, work in teams of two to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. You'll use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of challenges. Activities are designed to provide a foundation in programming and engineering processes while encouraging cooperative work strategies. Designed for ages 10 - 13. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Bring a nut-free snack and capped drink. 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:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Teen Pottery: Welcome to the Wheel (ages 13-17)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own pottery on a potter's wheel? Join local artist Ann Marie DeCollibus for this summer throwing adventure as you learn how to center and shape clay on the potter's wheel. In the first four sessions you will also learn how to trim and decorate your work. During the last session, July 30, you will glaze your creations. Ann Marie welcomes beginners and those with wheel experience to enroll. All materials included in course fee. A clay tool kit will also be yours to keep. Designed for ages 13 - 17.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants

Class/Workshop

Accounting skills are not only valuable for accountants--basic accounting principles are a necessity for every small business owner and bookkeeper. In this lecture course, you will learn the principles of double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, assets and liabilities, equity accounts, making and using journal entries, financial statements, and much more.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Art of Photography

Class/Workshop

Whether you use film or digital, learning the basics of photography will enhance the quality of your photos. Instructor Al Sanders will demystify the image-making process as you learn to manipulate aperture and shutter speed to produce perfect exposures. Also explore principles of lighting, composition, color, and more. While our emphasis is on digital cameras, film users are also welcome. Bring a camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed. Textbook, provided at first session, included in course fee.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 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 7/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking for Teens

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop your technical and creative skills as you explore the art of digital filmmaking! In this course you'll learn the techniques needed to create a short film masterpiece, including operating your camera, writing a short script, the basic principles of using sound and light in film, different video formats, shooting methods, movement, and composition. The class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab. Bring your camcorder or DSLR capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and knowledge of your camcorder or camera.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Write Your New Favorite Song

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Spend a week learning how to express your ideas and emotions through music in this fun songwriting class! Songwriter David Kappele will reveal the secrets of your favorite songs and teach you the tools to create your own unique music. Topics include writing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass lines, as well as fundamental recording practices. No prior experience necessary. Bring a pencil and musical staff paper to each class.

Information:

• Wed 7/18/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking for Teens

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop your technical and creative skills as you explore the art of digital filmmaking! In this course you'll learn the techniques needed to create a short film masterpiece, including operating your camera, writing a short script, the basic principles of using sound and light in film, different video formats, shooting methods, movement, and composition. The class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab. Bring your camcorder or DSLR capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and knowledge of your camcorder or camera.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 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 7/19/18 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

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

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

Teen Pottery: Welcome to the Wheel (ages 13-17)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own pottery on a potter's wheel? Join local artist Ann Marie DeCollibus for this summer throwing adventure as you learn how to center and shape clay on the potter's wheel. In the first four sessions you will also learn how to trim and decorate your work. During the last session, July 30, you will glaze your creations. Ann Marie welcomes beginners and those with wheel experience to enroll. All materials included in course fee. A clay tool kit will also be yours to keep. Designed for ages 13 - 17.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WordPress--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

WordPress is a content management system associated most often with blogs but can also be used for designing websites. Course includes an introduction to the Wordpress file architecture, how it works, the WordPress Dashboard, and simple blog post publication. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. This class assumes no experience in blog development and starts at square one. Familiarity with folder/file management, email, websites, and Word is highly recommended.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) (ages 10-13)

Class/Workshop

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, work in teams of two to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. You'll use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of challenges. Activities are designed to provide a foundation in programming and engineering processes while encouraging cooperative work strategies. Designed for ages 10 - 13. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Bring a nut-free snack and capped drink. 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:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Imagineers (1.2) (Ages 7-10)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Children

Reinvent LEGO® brick models while working in teams and combining your brimming imaginations to use LEGO® WeDo software to learn how to build, program, and optimize a variety of models. We'll cover themes such as outer space, the land of giants, and more. These wacky inventions will open new roads when working with LEGO® bricks and leave room for everyone to add their own personality. Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Python Programmers (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify--what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from start to finish. Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Color Explorations

Summer Camp

What can you do with red, yellow, and blue? Come explore the possibilities as we discover the elements of design and take a look at how artists Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georgia O'Keeffe use color to create realistic and abstract compositions. We'll discover the seven sets of colors as we learn to use color pencils, oil pastels, and acrylic paint to create your own color compositions. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early!

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 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:

• 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

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/23/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Amplify Your Writing with a Song

Class/Workshop

Create a word pool of sounds, choose a structure, and experience what happens when your free write is accompanied by a musician. Join poet Betty Scott and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady in this workshop for both writers and musicians, designed to lift your creative spirits. We'll focus on the sounds of vowels and consonants, and explore a variety of structures and the musicality of themes and emotions. Come celebrate each other's efforts and leave with a piece of writing to take to a musician of your choice.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGO® WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGO® house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/24/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGO® WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory à la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Amplify Your Writing with a Song

Class/Workshop

Create a word pool of sounds, choose a structure, and experience what happens when your free write is accompanied by a musician. Join poet Betty Scott and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady in this workshop for both writers and musicians, designed to lift your creative spirits. We'll focus on the sounds of vowels and consonants, and explore a variety of structures and the musicality of themes and emotions. Come celebrate each other's efforts and leave with a piece of writing to take to a musician of your choice.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/24/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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 7/24/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 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

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 7/24/18 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:

• Tue 7/24/18 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.

Information:

• 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.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/25/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory à la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGO® WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGO® house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/26/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGO® WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory à la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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 7/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 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.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 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:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Self-Defense for Women

Class/Workshop

Commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This course provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Instructor Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes. Thirty-minute lunch break provided.

Information:

• Sat 7/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Make Writing a Business:The Nitty-Gritty of Being an Author Entrepreneur with Maya Sullivan

Class/Workshop

Expand your writing passion to embrace entrepreneurship, and discover resources to help manage your writing ventures. Learn the basics of a writing enterprise such as home office deductions, sales taxes, and tax reseller agreements. Topics include websites, domain names, accepting credit cards, bank accounts, crowdfunding, paperless filing systems, business plans, and more. Maya Sullivan encourages writers to find opportunities that ignite their enthusiasm and take steps to make it happen. Kirkus Reviews selected her book, Dare To Be Your Own Boss: Follow Your Passion, Create a Niche, as a "Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection."

Information:

• Sat 7/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

eBay 1--The Basics of Selling!

Class/Workshop

Whether you simply want to clear the closet, desire additional part-time income or a serious eBay business, this class is your foundation. Learn how to set up an eBay Seller account, create successful eBay listings, upload pictures, and accept credit card payments with PayPal. Included are selling "Tips, Tricks and the Traps" to avoid. Course covers how to determine shipping costs, where to get FREE shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer and how to get FREE home pickup. Optional eBooks available for purchase after class. The class is taught by a multi-award winning instructor and published author from Seattle.

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

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• Tue 7/31/18 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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• Tue 7/31/18 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.

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Create a Website for Fun, Profit & Business!

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

No programming required! Discover easy-to-use, drag and drop design tools that can build your personal or business website in 60 minutes. Covers social media marketing, how to optimize your site for smart phones, and the tips and traps of website design. Plus learn how to create money-generating affiliate websites. Course is taught by a multi award-winning instructor and published author from Seattle. Optional eBooks available for purchase after class.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop

Have you received notices that you'll be eligible for Medicare soon? Are you receiving mail about Medicare supplemental options? 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, and how to supplement your coverage. Medicare and You booklet and other materials provided. Presented by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) of Whatcom County; SHIBA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Sections A and B contain the same information.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 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

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

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 8/2/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 8/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Tue 8/7/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

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

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Camp Peacewriters (ages 14-17)

Class/Workshop

Calling all peace-builders and poets! Learn how to make the world a more peaceful place by using words to affect hearts and minds. We'll explore various poetic forms, including everyday devices like lists, letters, and lyrics. Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Youth Specialist Daniel Soloff will lead the class in understanding peaceful conflict resolutions, and poet Elizabeth Vignali will show how poets from Tupac to Mary Oliver have used art to promote peaceful resolutions. Come away from Camp Peacewriters with a fistful of poems and a hopeful heart! Section A designed for ages 9-13; section B designed for ages 14-17.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Camp Peacewriters (ages 9-13)

Class/Workshop

Calling all peace-builders and poets! Learn how to make the world a more peaceful place by using words to affect hearts and minds. We'll explore various poetic forms, including everyday devices like lists, letters, and lyrics. Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Youth Specialist Daniel Soloff will lead the class in understanding peaceful conflict resolutions, and poet Elizabeth Vignali will show how poets from Tupac to Mary Oliver have used art to promote peaceful resolutions. Come away from Camp Peacewriters with a fistful of poems and a hopeful heart! Section A designed for ages 9-13; section B designed for ages 14-17.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 8/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person.

Information:

• Thu 8/9/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Thu 8/9/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Thu 8/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Home to the Wilderness with Barbara Bloom

Class/Workshop

How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we'll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. Appropriate for poets at all levels of experience. Barbara Bloom teaches writing and literature and has published two books of poetry: On the Water Meridian and Pulling Down the Heavens. One-hour lunch break provided.

Information:

• Sat 8/11/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 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 8/14/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

Information:

• Wed 8/15/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM