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A Book in a Box [10.10402]

Learn the basics of traditional bookbinding and box making as you create a hard cover, cloth bound book and a custom-made clamshell box. You will be introduced to the techniques and materials of the craft of bookbinding: papers and adhesives, folding and sewing a blank book, constructing a square back case binding, &c. The second day, step by step, you measure and construct a matching box in which to house the book. Taught by a full-time, professional bookbinder in a fully equipped studio where you have all you need to create professional looking books and boxes for your albums, journals, &c. Wedgwood.

Taught by: Bonnie Thompson-Norman


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Accents & Dialects for Actors & Others [27.25701]

Are you an actor who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents? Or just someone who thinks it would be fun to learn to speak realistically and convincingly as if you were from another part of the world? This enjoyable five-week Seattle acting class, focusing specifically on dialects and accents, can help. Note: this class goes great with the instructor's Voiceover 101 course and Nils Osmar's Beginning Acting class. For more information, visit: http://123classes.com/accents. On Campus.

Taught by: Rick May


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Acrylic Painting for Beginners [10.08013]

New to painting? In this fun & easy step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, you’ll learn how to paint using easy-to-use acrylics. You'll learn how to mix and blend colors; how to paint simple forms and shapes; then go on to paint an easy landscape. Plus: brush strokes & color theory. Even if you don't know a paintbrush from a toothbrush, you'll have fun & get off to a good start. (Take it as a one day workshop or a three week class. You can bring your own paints or buy a materials kit in class. There is a $5 color handout fee payable in class). More info: http://123classes.com/acrylics. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Acting for the Camera [27.08013]

In this class, students will study and practice acting in front of a camera, an important skill to develop prior to being filmed in movies,TV shows or web series. The first three meetings will be theory, practice and rehearsal. In the last two meetings, we will film an actual short movie with professional lighting and audio in which all of the students in the class will have parts. IMPORTANT: If you have never taken acting classes before, take Acting 101 before taking this class. This course is for students with previous acting experience. More info: http://123classes.com/cam. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners [13.08006]

In this easy step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to fix color problems in photos, fix exposure, remove dust and scratches, and more. Plus, copying and pasting; cropping; adding text; layers and channels; saving photos for your web page. The class is held in a regular classroom, not a computer lab; you can bring your laptop to work along, or just take notes. Handouts will recap all the steps. Whether your goal is to learn Photoshop just for fun, or to use at work, this class will help. More: http://123classes.com/photoshop. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Adult Ballet Exercise [15.02203]

Enjoy live music while you sculpt your body into the lean, muscular and graceful look of a ballet dancer. No experience necessary, all shapes and sizes welcome! The simplest ballet, Pilates and stretching exercises, with basic mat work and resistance bands, makes this class a great introduction to ballet or complement to other exercise forms. A truly ballet based exercise class in a real ballet studio. This is a great class to take if you have not exercised recently. Become stronger and more flexible in this class taught by former professional dancers. University District.

Taught by: Maren Erickson


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Adult Beginning-Intermediate Ballet [15.02202]

Rediscover the grace, elegance and great workout of ballet in a class exclusively for adults with live musical accompaniment. Students with previous ballet experience will progress at a comfortable pace, while increasing strength, flexibility and technique. Center floor combinations will be introduced slowly, so that students who have not danced in a while will feel confident. All shapes and sizes welcome. Sec 3 ALMOST INTERMEDIATE LEVEL; sec 5 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL; all others are Beginning-Intermediate level. Contact us if you would like a complimentary placement class BEFORE classes start. University District.

Taught by: Maren Erickson


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Adult Very Beginning Ballet [15.02201]

Learn ballet from the absolute, very beginning with live musical accompaniment in a lovely old style studio with wood floors, mirrors and air conditioning. Ideal for individuals (all shapes and sizes!) who want ballet designed exclusively for adults. No experience necessary! This class will help students achieve the grace and posture of a ballet dancer, increasing flexibility and strength. The combination of a cultural experience, excellent live music and great workout from professional ballet teachers makes the class extremely popular. Come and dance with us! University District.

Taught by: Maren Erickson


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Aerial Silks [16.07102]

Are you ready to take your workout to all-new heights? Explore the exciting, challenging art of aerial silks in a safe and supportive environment. In this beginner-level course, students will build strength and learn basic aerial silks technique including climbs, locks, and basic combinations in the air on traditional and looped aerial fabrics. Exercises to integrate core and upper body musculature and exercises to improve flexibility will also be included. No previous dance training or aerial experience required, but participants should be fit, strong and ready to work hard while having fun. West Seattle.

Taught by: Charly McCreary


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Argentine Tango - Experience the Passion [15.00304]

Come experience the sensual, exotic world of authentic Argentine Tango dancing. Once you try it, you’ll see why this dance is gaining popularity throughout the world. You’ll learn to dance this unique, special dance in a fun, easy environment. You don’t need experience, just desire. Learn to dance tango and get the scoop on where to Tango in Seattle. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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Basic Conversational French [19.01401]

This is a class for real beginners. By the end of this 16-hour session, the student should be able to communicate minimally in French in common everyday life situations. While covering basic grammar, the course focuses on developing listening and speaking skills. Instructor is a native speaker and has been teaching for twenty years. On Campus.

Taught by: Alain Dautricourt


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Basic Use/Care of Your Sewing Machine [10.11302]

Students will learn to clean and oil their machines, choose machine needles and thread, thread their machines and wind bobbins, balance thread tensions, identify their presser feet, and select and use stitches. Whether you already sew or want to learn or just do mending and hemming, you’ll learn things sometimes not taught in sewing classes. I have taught sewing machine use classes since 1983. This course might be offered only every other quarter. Wallingford.

Taught by: Gloria Young


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Beginning Acting [27.08009]

Acting is fun! In this enjoyable introductory class you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. Plus: warm–ups and theater games, improv and scene work, and information about Seattle’s film and theater scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have professional aspirations to act on stage or in movies, everyone is welcome. Instructor has directed stage plays and feature films, and taught acting for over 15 years. His movies have played at international film festivals. More info: http://123classes.com/acting. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Beginning Hat Making [10.05801]

Beginning Hat Making is an introduction to the wonderful world of hats. Students of all skill levels are taught to make a professional hat using traditional millinery tools and techniques. We design a hat to fit personality and proportion. Students then begin a step-by-step process to complete one blocked buckram hat. This incorporates many of the skills used for all types of millinery. West Seattle.

Taught by: Izzie Lewis


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Beginning Welding & Ornamental Steel [10.09401]

Day One: Welding Lecture, Demonstrations and....live fire exercises! This is your welding boot camp. Emphasis on welding machine operation and hands-on coaching. produce a strong weld, inspect your welds, and correct problems. focus on “gluing” steel together, all cutting and filing done by hand in beginning class. Day Two: Ornamental steel + build your project Traditional, low-tech tools and blacksmith cold bending techniques create wrought iron elements. Learn tips and tricks; with a vise and bench you could do this at home. Fabricate & take home your creation. Now you are welding solo! SoDo.

Taught by: Mimi Riley


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Beginning Western Astrology [29.25101]

Are you curious about Astrology beyond the daily forecast? Would you like to delve deeper? Lisa will introduce you to the ancient language of Astrology.
Level 1 (Sec 1): learn the zodiac signs, elements and modes
Level 2 (Sec 2): we will learn the 12 house system of the wheel chart (must complete Level 1 to be eligible for level 2)
You will leave class with a set of flash cards and your birth chart. On Campus.

Taught by: Lisa DiLuna


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Beginning/Intermediate Tennis [26.10501]

Tennis is a sport for a lifetime. Learn to enjoy this game while improving the quality of your life. Tennis involves competition, intellectual though and physical conditioning – all keys to life extension. This play/instruct class is designed to teach strokes, footwork and strategies and have fun while doing it! 1 ½ hrs. each weekday class twice a week! 2hr. classes on Saturdays! Covers warm-ups, stretching, rules, scoring and etiquette. 2 courts with a tennis pro on each court to keep the action moving along with drills, games and challenges. 12 hours of court time. Limited enrollment. Greenlake.

Taught by: Kevin Todd


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The Book as Art [10.10401]

Making artist's books is a creative way to incorporate images and/or writing while learning fundamental techniques of book making. As you create one-of-a-kind books, instruction will include information about papers, adhesives, sewing and folding tips, simple hard cover, soft cover and accordion bindings, how to produce small editions, &c. By the end of class, you will have built up skills in basic book structures and created a number of beautiful, unusual books including pop-ups and pamphlets to use as models for your own book projects. No experience necessary. Bring lunch. Wedgwood.

Taught by: Bonnie Thompson-Norman


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Cartooning for Fun and Profit [10.08005]

Cartooning is fun! In this easy introductory class, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. It’s fun and easy; anyone can learn. Course covers drawing cartoon faces and figures; creating your own characters; tips for drawing cartoons, comic books & comic strip. Plus: How to get your cartoons published & make some $$'s doing cartooning. The instructor's cartoons have been published internationally. Total beginners are welcome. You can take it as a 3 wk class or a 1 day workshop. More info: http://123classes.com/cartoon. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Co-Rec (co-ed) Soccer Teams [26.03601]

Join us for fitness and fun playing soccer! Our six week class is for beginning or experienced players who would like to create a Co-Rec (co-ed), men's, or women's soccer team, then join 260 other teams in Co-Rec Soccer's Fall '15 Season. You will learn Association rules designed to lower the risk of injury, develop skills and play in scrimmages for a weekly workout. Teams then play all four seasons of the year! Come dressed to play. Class held at off-campus Seattle fields. Seattle Fields.

Taught by: Co-Rec Soccer Association Instructors


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Coach Yourself and Others to Greatness [31.28501]

Would you like to reap the benefits of coaching, but can’t afford the expensive fees of hiring a professional coach? Learn the foundational principles of coaching, active listening skills and the art of inquiry to practice coaching with your family, friends and colleagues. This session is a highly interactive session in which you will practice being the coach and client using a real-life coaching scenario. You will gain practical skills that you can use to coach yourself and others to greatness! On Campus.

Taught by: Patrice Tabor


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Colored Pencil Drawing for Beginners [10.08007]

Colored pencils are fun! In this fun, step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll start out by learning foundation skills including stippling, hatching, cross-hatching, and scrumbling, then practice laying in fields of color and blending them in a variety of ways. Plus: paper surfaces, layering, burnishing, and how to give your colored penciled drawings a vivid and beautiful "painted" appearance. We'll use pencils with soft, easy to blend leads and brilliant pigments which glide on to the paper to layer and blend beautifully. More info: http:/123classes.com/color. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Computer Music Making and Recording [24.02501]

Class features PC & Mac music creation and recording techniques, procedures, tips and tricks. Learn to record using software like Pro Tools, Samplitude, Sonar, Band in a Box and Reason. Some aspects of microphones, audio signal processing and analog basics will be covered. Learn about interfaces, audio drivers, hardware controllers, and plug-ins. You will be learning to install everything and fine tune it for your music making experiences. Ken Fordyce has been and Exco instructor since 1996. Shoreline.

Taught by: Kenneth Fordyce


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Condos & Townhomes: Buying & Selling in Our Current Marketplace [17.01303]

Today’s marketplace offers unique opportunities in condos and townhomes. But buyers beware: there’s more to consider than what meets the eye. We’ll compare condos, co-ops and townhomes, including their financial and legal differences. Learn what to look for as a buyer, and what to prepare for as a seller. Lots of insider tips from an experienced real estate investor, developer, landlord, consultant and broker. Bring a friend/partner for $15! On Campus.

Taught by: Brett Clifton


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Conversational Tagalog [19.31501]

This course is designed for anyone who plans to travel to the Philippines and for US-born Filipinos who wish to communicate in Tagalog to enhance relationships with friends and relatives. This course enables students to understand the Philippine cultural background through conversational skills, reading and writing, and sets the foundation for them to express themselves through simple and easy to understand lessons and class interaction. Instructor has been with the Experimental College for over 30 years. On Campus.

Taught by: Azucena Daquiz


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Copy Your Favorite Garment [10.11301]

Make a pattern without taking your garment apart. Pattern making experience is not necessary, but you must have sewn clothes, know garment construction plus sewing/pattern terminology. This class is for those who cannot find a pattern or can’t fit patterns but own a garment that fits (and don’t mind pinning it and getting some wash-away ink on it). I’ve taught this class 15+ years at local stores and since 2004 for the Experimental College. This class might be offered only every other quarter. Wallingford.

Taught by: Gloria Young


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Crash Course in Filmmaking [27.08015]

Want to learn the basics of filmmaking without spending $100,000 for film school? This class will teach you the essentials at a tuition you can afford. You’ll learn how movies are made, step by step; how to use camera angles; what to look for in a camcorder or DSLR; how to set up film lights; how to record audio; how to get into film festivals; how to make professional-quality movies on a tight budget. Instructor's movies have played in international film festivals. For the full experience, consider taking this class along with Let's Make a Movie. More info: http://123classes.com/filmmaking. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Crash Course Travel Spanish Language [19.02101]

This class is ideal for those who travel to Spanish-speaking countries. We will cover the basics, sounds, grammar structure, and current Spanish language as it is used today. Handouts will be provided. We will participate in a fun game with prizes on the last day of class. Instructor has been teaching for 40 years. Instructor is contributing writer for the Lonely Planet, Moon Travel, Rough Guide travel book series. Conducts tours into Mexico. One person in a family gets $5 off, General Public only. On Campus.

Taught by: Caroline Edwards


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Drawing Faces and Portraits [10.08003]

Anyone can draw faces! In this enjoyable, step-by-step class, students will learn how to draw realistic, recognizable faces and portraits using an easy step-by-step method. We’ll start by sketching in the shape of the face; learn about proportions; then learn how to draw the features. Plus: male and female faces, facial expressions; drawing hair; and how to get a good resemblance to your subject when you're drawing from life or photos. The method taught in this class is fun, easy to learn, and really works. Total beginners welcome! More info: http://123classes.com/draw. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Drawing for Absolute Beginners [10.08002]

Anyone can draw…this means you! In this fun and easy step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train the eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. Most students notice striking improvement in their drawings as the class moves along. Whether your goal is to be able to draw what you see from life or photos, or draw from memory or imagination, this class will help. You can either bring your own materials or buy a kit in class. Take it as a 1-day workshop or a 3-week class. More info: www.123classes.com/draw. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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English Grammar: Speak with the Right Verb Tenses [19.08404]

Improve your conversation skills with this fun, practical grammar class! We review the rules and then spend most of our class time answering everyday questions that will show you how to use each verb form. When you can speak in the present, past, progressive, perfect and future tenses, you can really express yourself. After taking this class, you will sound more fluent, and you will feel more comfortable when you discuss a long-term project or tell your friends an amusing story. On Campus.

Taught by: Erica Pedersen


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English Idioms: 100 Casual Expressions [19.08403]

Americans use a lot of idioms! These are casual expressions with cultural meanings. When your friend needs to relax, you can say "lighten up!" If your plans are "not set in stone," they might change. American TV shows and movies are full of these phrases. Take this class to learn 100 idioms. You will advance in your understanding of casual English. By using a few that you like, you will sound more fluent. In every class, we use speaking questions to give you lots of English practice. On Campus.

Taught by: Erica Pedersen


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English Pronunciation Now: Speak Clearly [19.08402]

If you are from another country, take this class to fully understand the sounds and stresses of standard American English. Some letters change in pronunciation from one language to another: R, L, Th, A, I and more. We also work on syllable stress and word stress to help you sound like a natural, fluent speaker. Using word lists and practice exercises, you can develop the understanding that you need to improve your pronunciation. On Campus.

Taught by: Erica Pedersen


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Fiddling from Scratch [24.16501]

Fiddling From Scratch - Level 1 Section 1 is a beginning fiddle class for all ages.This is an opportunity for the students to try out playing the fiddle. In four weeks the students will learn how to hold the violin and the bow, learn to play in three different keys and learn a few easy fiddle tunes. We will also explore rhythm and harmony. The students will hear and begin to understand different styles of fiddling. Twelve years and younger students need to be accompanied by an adult. Ballard.

Taught by: Betsy Alexander


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Figure Drawing for Beginners [10.08004]

In this easy introductory class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you've never drawn before. We’ll start by drawing some figures based on simple shapes, learn about the proportions, then add shading and other details. Plus: drawing hands and feet; drawing muscles; male & female figures. In the third meeting, there will be a nude life model to draw from (please bring $10 model fee for that meeting). You can bring your own materials or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Beginners welcome! More info: http://123classes.com/body. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Fun and Fancy Calligraphy with Pointed Pens! [10.21202]

Explore the elegant art of pointed pen calligraphy - the style used by many wedding calligraphers. Learn through a step-by-step approach starting with lower case and upper case letters followed by creating words, making sentences and adding flourishes and other artistic touches. Students will come away with several greeting cards, quotations and poems in their own lettering style working with different inks and papers written in their own calligraphy. A great class for both beginners and experienced. There is a $5 supply fee payable to the instructor in class. http://123classes.com/calligraphy. On Campus.

Taught by: Caitlin Dundon


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FX Make-Up 1: Make a Life Mask! [27.27702]

Life masks are realistic sculptures of a living person's face. They make wonderful gifts, mementos and works of art, and can also be used as a foundation for foam latex and silicon makeup effects. In this class, you'll learn a fun, safe, and easy way to make one. The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has worked for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, and others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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FX Make-Up 2: Cuts, Burns, and Bruises! [27.27703]

In this class, students will learn how to create realistic out-of-kit make-up effects which will look great and believable even when filmed in high def. With the instructor's guidance, we'll practice making totally convincing cuts, bruises, burns, and bullet holes. The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has worked for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, and others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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FX Make-Up 3: Old Age and Character Effects! [27.27704]

In this class, students will learn how to use professional FX make-up techniques to make themselves or others look 5, 10, 15 or 50 years older - or to make changes to the nose, jaw, cheeks, hair or other features, to create a completely different "character." The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has done Make-Up for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop and others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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FX Make-Up 4: Aliens, Monsters and Zombies! [27.27705]

Be a monster! Or just look like one! In this class, students will learn how to create realistic and believable aliens, monsters and zombies, using professional make-up materials including kits, wax and latex. Great for filmmakers and fantasy-lovers. The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has done make-up for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, and others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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FX Make-Up 5: Advanced Make-Up Effects! [27.27706]

In this class, students will learn advanced make-up techniques using flat moulded prosthetics & 3D transfers, making wounds that look great even up close, in person, in the highest high def, taking their make-up abilities to a higher professional level. The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has done professional make-up for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, & others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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FX Make-Up 6: Blood spurts, gunshot wounds and squibs [27.27707]

In this class, you'll learn how to create quick, affordable bullet wounds and "blood blowouts" from readily available materials, i.e., an effect that looks like a gunshot hitting the body creating an explosion of blood. Great for indy filmmakers! The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has done professional make-up FX for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, and others. You can take this class alone or along with Seth's other Make-up FX classes, in any order. There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. For more info, go to: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon [20.08902]

Possibly the best American novel of the 20th century, Gravity's Rainbow is magnificent. We'll read it in detail, trace allusions and references, and see the many ways it is a vitally important book. Maybe you meant to read it, once. This class is for first time readers. Or, if you want to reread along with other enthusiasts, here’s your chance. We’ll engage in freewheeling literary discussion, with no agenda, grades or credit involved (the best way). Class is held in a great space for summer evening classes. Instructor, a Ph.D. in Classics, is celebrating 20 years at the Experimental College! Wallingford.

Taught by: Alan Rawn


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Happiness through Meditation [29.20601]

Directly experience how meditation leads to the deepest part of yourself, where joy, happiness and other divine qualities are waiting to be discovered. Each week we will practice new meditation techniques. You can establish a regular practice and receive the life-illumining benefits. The instructors have studied meditation for over 40 years with Sri Chinmoy and have taught meditation at venues around the world. The class is free—your fee has been donated as a community service. Please register by calling the Experimental College, 206-543-4375, during business hours. University District.

Taught by: Nayak Polissar


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How to Have Ideas [31.28602]

Where do big ideas come from and how do you create the conditions to have them yourself? Whether you consider yourself creative or not, which of the many theories about it fits with the way you work? This course gives an overview of different creativity theories. Then, we’ll roll up our sleeves and apply some of these theories in a few creativity “workouts” drawn from recent gurus in the field. Never considered yourself creative? Think again. On Campus.

Taught by: Sarah Campbell


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Improv 101: Introduction to Improvisational Theater [27.28701]

Everyone should take an Improv class at least once in their life. Whether you have ambitions to perform on stage or just want to be more comfortable in your own skin, this class is for you. Lessons include: being in the present moment, building listening skills and collaborative, organic storytelling. You'll laugh a lot and make lifelong friends. Who know's, you might get the Improv bug and change your life! Either way, you can confidently say you tried it. Don't fear the unknown, embrace it. Life begins outside our safety zone. More info: 123classes.com/improv. On Campus.

Taught by: Chad O'Bara


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Improve Your Memory Right Now [31.28301]

Easily learned techniques for improving memory. Pragmatic mnemonics -- techniques & tips for remembering names, facts, numbers, concepts, schedules -- comfortably mastered. Apply basic systems to your studies, & ultimately, to your entire future. How to organize and input information into your memory so that you can recall it when needed, not ten minutes after the test has ended. Everyone who attends improves their ability to remember. You can put many of these techniques to work moments after they are presented. The more complex systems can be put to use with a minimum of practice. On Campus.

Taught by: Charles Kraus


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Improvisational Singing with the Pros! [24.16702]

Join Debby Boland Watt & her improvisational a cappella trio, Medicine Truck, in an intermediate/advanced singer workshop. This is a unique opportunity for experienced vocalists to deepen their musical fluency & explore the genre of improvisational voice while honing listening, expressive & collaborative abilities. The workshop will focus on strengthening melody, harmony, creative story/language & vocal percussion skills alongside experienced performers. Medicine Truck is sometimes poignant, at times deeply moving & often hilarious, as each song is a true original & completely unrehearsed! Madrona.

Taught by: Debby Boland Watt


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Inexpensive Global Volunteering [28.06501]

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? Learn how to find volunteer opportunities around the world traveling on a shoestring. Experience the culture of a country in a unique and meaningful way by volunteering at a wildlife or conservation sanctuary, teach English, work on archeology projects or volunteer in your area of study. Learn what to expect day to day. Develop yourself and your resume by working in challenging situations that require cultural understanding, creativity and initiative. The instructor has vast experience volunteering around the globe. www.smilingattheworld.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Joyce Major


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Interpretive Music Performance [24.28101]

African Music & Interpretive Performance/Dance Class utilizing both oral and written words as a form of organizing language to make cultural connections embodied in music, songs and cultural performance. This course is open to students interested in African Culture, Language and cultural production and ideal for Music, Drama, Dance and Performance Studies majors.If you like to sing or dance or act, this is a class for you. On Campus.

Taught by: Amadanyo Oguara


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Intro to Ballroom Dancing [15.06101]

Join the fun! Learn the popular Ballroom dances. Acquire the know-how of leading/following and move to rhythms of past and present dance music, and change from an observer to a participant at dances. Feel the beat in Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, and Salsa. These easy-to-learn dances prepare you for any dance function or for a special occasion. Learning to do the moves and steps with ease and style will be time well spent. University District.

Taught by: Yu-San Long


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Introduction to Appalachian Clog Dance [15.05201]

If you love moving with the music then try this lively percussive style of step dancing, known as clogging. Instructors from The Eclectic Cloggers dance group will introduce you to the fun of traditional Appalachian clog dancing. We’ll get you moving to Old Time music as we cover many of the basic steps. No clogs needed! Just bring hard-soled shoes (that do not leave marks on floors) and join in the fun! Phinney Ridge.

Taught by: Anne Kuntz


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Let's Make a Movie [27.08010]

In this class, students will learn how to create a short independent film from scratch, by actually making one. We'll learn some basics about filmmaking, choose a script, then work together to film it as a group. Students are free to act in the movie, help out on camera or both. No previous experience is necessary. Instructor's movies have played at international film fests. Note: If you're looking for a comprehensive introduction to filmmaking which includes both theory and practice, take this class along with Crash Course in Filmmaking (above). More info: http://123classes.com/movie. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Letterpress Printed Artist's Books [10.10403]

Hand made, hand printed, books are alive & well...and amazingly easy to produce! Create a limited edition artist's book in this introduction to the traditional craft of letterpress printing. Together, participants create the text, set type by hand and print on original, old presses in an old-fashioned printing studio. Each class produces a unique project and participants get at least 5 copies. The studio, established in 1978, has hundreds of cases of type, several printing presses, paper cutter, board shear, &c. No experience necessary. Bring lunch. More info www.thewindowpanepress.com. Wedgwood.

Taught by: Bonnie Thompson-Norman


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Mosaic Magic 101 [10.03101]

Create a 12" mosaic stepping stone and learn techniques for mosaic applications in your home and garden. Stepping stone, tile bits, adhesive and grout are provided. Please wear clothes to work in and close-toed shoes. I recommend students bring snug fitting chemical resistant rubber gloves (most grocery stores carry these). You may also bring trinkets and treasures—if you have them. All materials are provided. This one-day workshop is a good refresher and a great activity for a group of friends. Fun Fun Fun! Come play. On Campus.

Taught by: Monika Adams


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Multiplex Magic: Investing in Multi-Family Properties [17.01305]

Now is the time to buy! Come learn how to make the most of your money as a buyer AND secure an income for your retirement by buying a multiplex (duplex/triplex/fourplex). Live in one unit and rent out the others, or buy as an investment. Hear how you can have your mortgage paid by tenants, your tax deductions increase and your overall investment grow faster. This can be an excellent choice for first time home buyers, retirees, and empty-nesters alike. Your instructors are highly-experienced real estate investors, developers, landlords and brokers. This is one class you don’t want to miss! On Campus.

Taught by: Brett Clifton


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The OK Chorale [24.09301]

The OK Chorale is a non-audition choir of folks who love to sing. We sing in 4-part harmony with experienced singers and uncertain beginners, music readers and non-readers. My years as a teacher have taught me that joy in singing trumps conventional performance standards. This is a choir in which people are not afraid to make mistakes. The rehearsals are fun and no one gets hurt. Just because your grade school music teacher told you to mouth the words is no reason not to sing out now. Summer quarter we sing on the ferry and do a concert in a park. One extra rehearsal and performance TBA. Phinney Ridge.

Taught by: Elena Louise Richmond


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Painting for Everyone [10.02901]

Designed for the beginner and intermediate, this course will focus on the individuality of each student. Working directly from models, memory or imagination, students will be encouraged to explore color, form, space, composition and technique as a source of personal expression. Acrylic, oil paint and other media will be explored. There will be individual feedback to assist students in their vision.Instructor is a professional artist, director of ART-POLI and has exhibited work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Great class! Optional materials fee $35; not included in the course fees. On Campus.

Taught by: Georgetta Gancarz


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Painting Portraits [10.27401]

In this fun and focused Seattle painting class, students will learn how to paint beautiful, recognizable and expressive portraits with oils. Beginners are welcome! We’ll use water-miscible oils which clean up easily and have low fumes. We'll work from photos using grids so that drawing the portrait becomes a simple and easy process even for those with no experience. We'll then add color, learning how the face can hold yellows, peaches, and browns and a wide range of beautiful colors. You can bring your own materials or buy an inexpensive kit in class. More info: http://123classes.com/paint. On Campus.

Taught by: Ilana Zweschi


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Performance Art: Body Art, Happenings, and Social Practice [10.28201]

Marina Abramović hiked across the Great Wall of China to break up with her partner. Lady Gaga spent 72 hours in a giant egg to prepare for a show. Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress on Columbia University's campus every day to protest sexual assault. Performance art has been labeled the rawest form of visual art. This course is intro to using the human body, our actions/interactions, in alternative ways to discuss life and social issues. Students participate in creative (at times bizarre) assignments focusing on body, time, space, audience to develop concepts for their own live art pieces. On Campus.

Taught by: Alex Berry


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Play to Create [31.45001]

Whether you're writing a paper, teaching a class or seeking inspiration for new life adventures, you're in the process of creating. Inspiring yourself to create in new and different ways can be a joy-filled process which can help you learn more about yourself. Improv games and simple art activities will teach you about your unique curiosity, timing and imagination and inspire you for your own creative endeavors. On Campus.

Taught by: Laura-Beth Straight


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Pure Mat Pilates [16.05701]

All the traditional Pilates mat exercises, plus stretching. This class uses bands, Pilates fitness rings and small balls to help you tone your muscles, strengthen your core and sculpt your body. A one-hour class finishes with 5 minutes of yoga-style deep relaxation. Sculpt your body! Janis Levine, has over 13 years experience teaching both Pilates mat classes and personal Pilates instruction. She brings her comprehensive knowledge as a career fitness instructor to deliver an educational and upbeat style Pilates class. Phinney Ridge.

Taught by: Janis Levine


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Quit or Grit? [31.28601]

When to quit and when to “grit”? Answering this can feel impossible when you’re facing self-doubt or an enticing opportunity to shift focus. This workshop will help you figure out whether to stick it out or say goodbye. We’ll cover what’s at stake in finishing, the guilt—and glory—associated with quitting, and stories of people with remarkable grit. Through discussion and a few simple exercises, this class offers a clearer way to decide whether you should quit or "grit” your situation, whether it’s a major endeavor or a part-time passion. On Campus.

Taught by: Sarah Campbell


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Salsa Dancing - Level 1 [15.00306]

Learn Salsa dancing today. It’s fun and Seattle has great Salsa clubs for all ages. You’ll learn Salsa and Merengue from Seattle’s most well known instructor and be ready to hit the clubs even if you have never danced before. You don’t need experience or a partner, just show up and you’ll be dancing the first day. Michelle has been teaching for over 20 years. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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Screenwriting 101: Start Writing Your Screenplay [20.08008]

In this class, open to all levels, you’ll learn how professional-quality screenplays are written. You'll have opportunities to write some short scenes and scripts, workshop them aloud, and get feedback on your writings. We’ll focus on plot and structure, formatting, dialogue & action, and what goes into writing a tightly written, effective and marketable script. Plus: tips for getting an agent & pitching your screenplay. The instructor, a Seattle filmmaker, has written over 30 screenplays. His films have played at international film festivals. More info: http://123classes.com/screenplay. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Seattle Homes: Buying & Selling Around the Sound [17.01302]

Now in its 33rd year, this course provides an in-depth introduction to buying and selling real estate for current and future owners. Join over 10,000 students who have learned how to make intelligent decisions concerning the largest investment in life – your home. We cover all the important topics, including mortgages, inspections, agents, contracts, and much, much more. Gain valuable insights from an experienced real estate investor, developer, landlord, consultant and broker. Bring a friend/partner for $15! On Campus.

Taught by: Brett Clifton


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Self Defense 101 [16.02301]

In just 6 sessions you’ll learn the 4 critical safety lessons: how to know when someone’s planning an assault, how to interrupt the assault process, simply effective physical skills, and managing post-event trauma. You’ll learn about real risks and assailant tricks, vulnerable targets and powerful impacts, and releases from the most common grabs. You'll also explore the dynamics of abusive and manipulative relationships, and how to better manage them if you can't get out of them. Great class to take with a friend. International District.

Taught by: Joanne Factor


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Singing For Beginners [24.25501]

Are you an aspiring singer? Would you like to experience vocal control, strength, longevity and vibrant vocal health? In this enjoyable, supportive Seattle singing class, open to beginners and others, you’ll get happy while learning the fundamentals of singing technique in an environment of encouragement, respect and support. Students learn voice and breath strengthening exercises and techniques that can lead to vocal control, health and longevity. Absolute beginners are welcome! For more information, please visit http://123classes.com/sing. On Campus.

Taught by: Jaime Nicolaisen


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Sketchup Basics [13.22201]

Get started using Sketchup, the FREE and easy 3d modeling program that's great for home projects, hobbyists, artists, students and everyone with in learning how to do 3d modeling. No previous experience with design or modeling software is needed. We will cover the basics to get you modeling 3d objects quickly & accurately. Navigating in computer 3d space will be worked in throughout the class. You don't even have to own Sketchup; we can load it during the first class. This is a hands-on class, so bring a laptop - and a mouse! Adults & teenagers welcome! More info: 123classes.com/software. On Campus.

Taught by: Justin Lyon


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Speak Up!: A Performance Poetry Introduction [20.29801]

Do you want to learn how to craft poetry for the stage? Do you want to become more comfortable on stage? Do you want to experience the rush of performance poetry? This class is for you! Speak Up! is designed to offer students an opportunity to integrate their unique world view with performance poetry. Students will:
• Gain an understanding of how poets use social shifts to craft poetry.
• Analyze the work of socially relevant poets and musicians like Nikki Giovanni, Saul Williams, Lupe Fiasco, etc.
• Write poetry that acknowledges their individual world views. On Campus.

Taught by: Imani Sims


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Stop Renting: Smart Home Buying [17.01304]

Discover the step-by-step essentials of the home buying process, including: assessing your affordability for purchase, navigating your mortgage options, identifying qualified agents, negotiation tips, recognizing inspection pitfalls, and much more. Learn how to capture the unique opportunities of our current marketplace for your most important purchase – your home! Also see our other course: “Condos & Townhomes” (Course #17.07). Gain candid insights from an experienced real estate investor, developer, landlord, consultant and broker. On Campus.

Taught by: Brett Clifton


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Success for Home Sellers: Strategies & Secrets [17.18901]

Selling your home is an important process that can earn you (or cost you) thousands of dollars. Even in today's hot seller's market, smart marketing can increase your profit by thousands of dollars! This class offers proven, straightforward strategies to help you get your home (and yourself) ready for a successful sale. You’ll hear about current market conditions, how fast homes are selling, what strategies are currently working, and much more. Gain valuable insights from an experienced real estate broker, investor, landlord and developer. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS OFFERED AS A FREE WEBINAR! Online.

Taught by: Sarah Clifton


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Summer Ceramics [10.16502]

This is five week clay class that includes wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Come and try out the wonderful art of clay. Ballard.

Taught by: Betsy Alexander


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Survival Dance for Wedding and Parties [15.00308]

Going to some weddings this summer? Want to be prepared? This class is for you! We'll do fun partner dances like swing to a variety of music. No dance experience or partner is needed. Just show up and leave the dancing to Michelle. she is one of Seattle's best dance instructors and will make the class fun and easy. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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Teaching Oil Painting Techniques: the Fume-Free Way [10.20001]

Want to try oil painting? Intrigued by how painters make things glow? This class is for you! Create a realistic ready-for-varnish painting of inner glow and enduring beauty! Students will learn time-honored techniques of traditional oil painting. Learn about color value, color mixing, glazing and scumbling. Become more attuned to color and how to make light shine in your work. Instructor has traveled widely, exhibiting her works in the U.S. and abroad, and trained with Diane Reincke (see www.dianereincke.com). All materials for class provided. Enjoy. Convenient to parking. On campus.

Taught by: Elisabeth Mitchell


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Travel & Adventure in Canada [28.29002]

Canada is a vast, complex, and above all, fascinating place! For tourists it's often overlooked as people look for the culture of Europe or the high adventure of Asia, Africa, or South America. However, Canada has culture, high adventure, and much more without the price of an expensive trip overseas! In this class we'll take you on a journey across the Great White North where we'll talk about the practical elements of a trip to Canada, as well as what to do from the East to the West Coast and everything in between. If you're planning a trip to Canada or need a quick getaway, this class is for you! On Campus.

Taught by: Curtis Reed


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Understanding Airplanes [13.27101]

Could a jetliner fly upside-down? Why do small airplanes use propellers while big airplanes use jet engines? Why are stealth airplanes flat with straight sharp edges? What are all the things that stick out of an airliner's wing? Why don't more airplanes use low-drag features like canards or thin glider-like wings? What about electric motors? Solar power? This course covers the basics of aerodynamics, engines, and structures, answering questions like these, going over various airplane design features, from biplanes to jetliners, from bushplanes to fighter jets, historically and into the future. Everett Community College.

Taught by: Bernardo Malfitano


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Unlimited Potential: 4 Steps to Health, Happiness & Success [31.28801]

Do you feel stuck? Are you unable to stick with something long enough to accomplish a goal? When you remove limiting patterns from your life, you become supercharged...a powerhouse of productivity! This 1-hour introductory workshop will explore Dr. DiNovi's 4 steps to health, happiness and success. Come and learn how you can achieve the life that most people only dream of. Dr. DiNovi's charismatic teaching style will keep you engaged and entertained. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your life! On Campus.

Taught by: Dr. Brandon DiNovi


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Use/Care of Your Serger/Overlock Machine [10.11303]

Learn to use and care for your serger: thread the quick way and from scratch, choose the right needles, threads, and stitch length, balance tensions, where and how often to clean and oil, turn outside corners, convert to a rolled hem and a flatlock, what kinds of decorative threads work and where they go on the machine for different stitches and projects. I’ve taught serger classes since 1983. This course might be offered only every other quarter. Wallingford.

Taught by: Gloria Young


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Video Editing for Beginners! (using Adobe Premiere Pro) [13.19101]

Are you new to video editing? Or needing to move up to more professional editing software? Premiere Pro is a powerful, professional-grade software package. In this class you’ll learn the basics of video editing; when and how to use (or avoid!) visual effects & custom transitions; color correction (both automatic & manual); audio cleanup & leveling, and addition of music & sound effects; how to export and digitally distribute your movie; how to get Premiere and other Adobe apps at a very reasonable cost. Held in a classroom, not a computer lab. More info: http://123classes.com/premiere. On Campus.

Taught by: Jonathan Peck


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Voiceover 101: Voice Acting for Games, Animation and More [27.25702]

Looking for voice acting classes in Seattle? Whether you’re wanting to learn how to use your voice in games, animated cartoons, or commercials, or just doing some voice acting for fun, you’ve come to the right place. In voice acting, the actor’s face never appears on screen, but he or she has the opportunity to create a character and make a connection with the audience using only vocals. Voice acting is fun, and a great way for actors to improve their general acting skills on and off the screen. See also: Beginning Acting, above. More info: http://123classes.com/voiceover. On Campus.

Taught by: Rick May


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Weld a Candelabra [10.09403]

Weld a Candle-Lit Chandelier, candelabra or sconce. We will look at some basic designs and discuss options to customize your own piece. Finally you'll design and build your lighting from raw stock metal. Mimi Riley of Studio Steel will help and guide you at each step. At the end of class, take home your own customized finished candelabra or hanging chandelier lighting. Prerequisite Beginning Welding & Ornamental Steel. A $90 materials fee is due to instructor on first day of class. Sodo.

Taught by: Mimi Riley


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WordPress for Beginners [13.19102]

You may have heard of WordPress being used for blogs, but it can do much, much more. In this class, you’ll learn: how to design your own website with easy-to-use tools (no HTML coding skills required!); what templates and images are available, and how to use them; how to pick a domain name (www.________.com) and help search engines find it; how to make it possible for customers to shop & pay online; what WordPress plugins and widgets are, and how to use them; and more. Class is held in a classroom, not a computer lab. Absolute beginners welcome! More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Jonathan Peck


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Writing Fiction and Short Stories [20.08007]

In this class students will learn about the elements of short story writing, get practice coming up with stories of their own, and have opportunities to get feedback from the instructors and others in the course. The focus is on developing our skills and learning to let the process happen easily and spontaneously. Also: information about copyrighting your short stories and getting published. The instructor has written stories, articles, stage plays and screenplays. His short story collection, The Hungry Time, was published in 1995. More info: http://123classes.com/writing. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy [20.08916]

In this fun four-week writing class, we’ll focus on writing (short) science fiction and fantasy, paying special attention to what makes stories seem real and believable even when the characters and locale are exotic or unreal. Topics for the writing prompts will include time travel, alien invasions, robots, wizards and warriors, space travel, and other SF and fantasy themes. Students have opportunities to share their writings and get feedback from others in the class. Whether you’re an established SF writer or a novice, come join us and have fun writing. More info: http://123classes.com/SF. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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