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"Painting" on the go! Oil Pastel Drawing for Beginners [10.27601]

Imagine having a drawing tool that lets you draw as if you were making an oil painting -- anytime, anywhere, with no mess. Just grab your pastel sticks and paper, hit the road and start “painting!” Oil pastels are like crayons, but soft and malleable -- a mixture of oil, wax and vivid pigment in stick form that is portable and clean. You can take them anywhere and draw and "paint" with them on the spot. Come and join us in exploring this wonderful medium. You can either bring your own oil pastels or buy an inexpensive oil pastel kit in class. More info: http://123classes.com/pastels. On Campus.

Taught by: Robin Walker


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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]

Acrylics are fun! In this class for total beginners, students will learn how to mix and blend colors; how to use acrylic paints, brushes & canvas; how to paint simple forms & shapes; and now to paint easy, step by step landscapes. You can bring your own paints or buy a materials kit in class. There is also a $5 materials fee payable to instructor in class, for color handouts we'll be painting from. NOTE: Sec. 1 is for total beginners. Sec. 2 is a follow-up for students who've completed section 1, and want to keep learning. Sign up for either or both. More info: http://123classes.com/acrylic. 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 the exposure, remove dust & scratches & more. Plus, copying and pasting; cropping; text; layers & channels; and 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. Printed handouts will recap all the steps. Whether you’re a home user or a job seeker wanting to improve your work skills and employability, this class can help. More: http://123classes.com/software. 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 silks and looped fabric. Conditioning exercises to integrate core and upper body musculature and exercises to improve flexibility will also be included in each class. 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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ASIA: From Myanmar to Bhutan and Mt Everest BC, just go do it ... [28.00502]

Travel to Asia? Nepal; Myanmar; Tibet; China; Thailand, or Bhutan. This class is a winner at helping sort out details, saving you headaches and dollars. With artifacts, slides and hand-outs Rusty will describe trail choices, cultures; airline logistics, Mountains to jungles; money topics; visa's, weather conditions for your destination. We’ll cover staying healthy; altitude; personal safety; flights, food; visas/permits; and gear choices. Nepal is the principle example, but we’ll cover other countries too like Burma as questions and travel interests require. Bring questions, and let's travel. On Campus

Taught by: Wm Rusty BrennanDubbs


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Awaken Your Body, Mind & Energy [29.26201]

Learn how to increase your self-awareness and inner strength, generate more energy, reduce stress and quiet your mind. This unique combination of ancient Korean practice and modern brain-body exercise will help you to awaken your natural healing ability. Stretch, breathe, find your rhythm, challenge yourself and experience dynamic meditation. We will do weekly 1 hour and 10 minute sessions for 7 weeks that include both practice and principles for integrating better health, happiness & peace into your life. On Campus.

Taught by: Danielle Gaudette


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Basic Carpentry and Woodworking [17.06603]

Basic Carpentry And Woodworking Do you have power tools and wish to learn how to use them safely and effectively? Learn the basics of joinery, jigs, materials, methods, and project design. After selecting your materials, apply everything you’ve learned to safely use hand and power tools in the construction and assemblage of a toolbox/garden-box,sewing box. The course fee includes the use of all tools, materials, and lumber for your first project. Additional projects will be discussed in class. On Campus.

Taught by: Peter Marx


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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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Beauty and Glamour Make-Up [27.27501]

Make-Up is fun! And learning how to apply it is an art. In this class you'll learn how to use makeup to bring out your inner beauty or go for a Hollywood look, from a professional who has worked in both print and film. A great class for actors, moviemakers, women, men, drag queens, and the just-curious. Sign up for sec. 1, sec. 2, or both. Sec. 1 teaches a classical Hollywood beauty look; sec. 2 teaches a high fashion style: smokey eyes, glitter eyes, eyebrow blocking and more. There is a $50 materials fee per section, payable to instructor in class. More info: http://123classes.com/beauty. On Campus.

Taught by: Kurumi Schulz


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Beginners Course on Computer Programming [13.28001]

Interested in learning how to program? If so, this course offers a complete beginners guide to programming for people with absolutely no experience. You will learn the basics through hand-on exercises, starting with simple programs to do calculations, manipulate text, build databases or create fun graphics. The course is based on the popular Python programming language which is ideal for beginners. Requirements include: laptop with Windows, Mac or Linux OS. This course is ideal for curious individuals, students who need additional skills, or business people wanting a basic understanding of IT. On Campus.

Taught by: Herbert Sauro


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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 scenework, 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 stageplays & feature films, and taught acting for over fifteen 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 Blues Dancing [15.24901]

This is the easiest, "funnest" way to start dancing because it's "just walking" -- playful, crazy walking. Whatever you do is right. We'll start at the beginning, with you and the music - teaching you how to move to it. Then we'll add partners and show you how to communicate with each other and the music. We'll give you some moves and create new ones together. Blues music is way more than you think. If you love it, or don't, you'll love this class. Beginning, no experience, no partner necessary. Singles/couples welcome. New material in each section. Take one or both. On Campus.

Taught by: Linda Townsend West


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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 Sentence Diagramming [19.27901]

Learn how to analyze the grammar of simple sentences with sentence diagrams. In this course we will discuss all the traditional parts of speech in English and spend most of our time doing exercises designed to help you understand the grammatical relationships between the parts of speech. By successfully completing this course you will be able to identify the parts of speech in simple sentences and describe their roles in many contexts. These skills will ultimately help you to write better sentences. On Campus.

Taught by: Thom Schramm


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Beginning Spanish for the Bedside Nurse [19.20201]

Beginning Spanish for the Bedside Nurse is designed to start you communicating immediately with your Spanish speaking patients. This course is scenario based, and draws from everyday encounters with hospital patients. Topics include: getting a patient out of bed, turning a patient, doing a head to toe assessment, working on coughing and deep breathing, assessing for nausea, dizziness, pain, etc. Although we will touch on basic grammar, this course IS NOT grammar based. Two CDs are included in the course cost for home listening. You will receive 8 CE nursing hours at the end of this class. Central District.

Taught by: Sarah Ison


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Beginning Stand-Up Comedy [27.10102]

Learn the basics of stand-up comedy in this fun, supportive, hands-on class. No experience necessary. You’ll create original material, explore the business side of stand-up, practice in class and have the opportunity to perform at the Seattle Comedy Underground Comedy Club. Follow a dream or try it once. This class makes a great gift. Taught by professional comedian Peter Greyy. Each quarter you look at this class—Just do it! U District.

Taught by: Stu Stuart


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Beginning Western Astrology, Level 1 [29.25101]

Beginning Astrology Class, Level 1. Are you curious about Astrology beyond the daily forecast in the newspaper? Would you like to delve deeper? Lisa will introduce you to the ancient language of Astrology, including the zodiac signs and symbols, elements, and modes. Lisa's passion is to make Astrology accessible to the everyday person. And 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 Conversational Russian [19.26901]

As beginning and intermediate learners of Russian, we will learn quite a few Russian phrases and tricks to shuffle them in a conversation to maintain an exchange with a (native) Russian speaker. A bit of silliness and theatrics will help us become more fluent. We will be learning Russian phrases by ear and work on Russian sounds and phrases as they are actually said. If it proves to be too difficult to catch the sounds by ear at first, we will rely a bit on phonetic representation of the sounds, using Latin characters of the International Phonetic Alphabet. All materials and props will be provided. Come see what fun studying Russian is! On Campus.

Taught by: Veronica Muskheli


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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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Capoeira Angola [16.27001]

Learn to dance, play instruments, and sing in Brazilian Portuguese. The dance-fight game of Capoeira Angola weaves together intricate movements, mental and physical discipline, fight, strategy, and philosophy into a circle (roda) of joyful play. The game is spontaneous, un-choreographed and essentially a physical conversation amonge players and musicians. In this class, you will learn the fluid movements that will enable you to improvise and respond with grace in the roda and in life. U District.

Taught by: Silvio Dos Reis


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Cartooning for Fun and Profit [10.08005]

Cartooning is fun! In this easy introductory class, open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters & show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. It’s fun & easy; anyone can learn. Course covers drawing cartoon faces and figures; creating your own characters; human and animal characters; tips for drawing cartoons, comic books & comic strips; & more. Plus: How to get your cartoons published & make money doing cartooning. The instructor's cartoons have been published internationally. Total beginners are welcome. More info: http://123classes.com/cartoon. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture [30.01002]

Doing business is all about relationships and giving face. This is a practical course to learn and practice how to interact with Chinese business professionals. You can make a good first impression without speaking Chinese well. In this class, you will learn how to introduce yourself, how to show respect, how to give face and more do and don't do list. Besides the business etiquette, the instructor will also introduce some basic Mandarin that can boost up your first impression. On Campus.

Taught by: Tsai-En Cheng


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Chinese Culture and Calligraphy [10.28001]

Chinese Culture is all0embracing, from chopsticks to brush pen, from acupuncture to herbal medicine, but Calligraphy is considered as the highlight of Chinese Culture. The Chinese invented a magic weapon, the brush pen, thousands of years ago. Using brush pen China has developed a unique art, Chinese Calligraphy. You can enjoy the beauty of lines, the rhythm, and the contrast of value in different calligraphy styles, even if you don't know the Chinese characters. Chinese brush pen will bring you to a different world of art and culture. On Campus.

Taught by: Yulin Shen


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Chocolates & Caramels [14.24001]

Make your own delicious Holiday gifts. Learn to make professional quality confections with caramel and chocolate and a few other ingredients. We will show you how to cook caramel, how to handle chocolate for dipping and how to make delicious confections You will also learn how to make and use Gianduja (Nutella's more elegant grandparent) and wonderful, fluffy Marshmallows. We will discuss the science of the cooking and crystallization of caramels and the science of chocolate. We will also present suggestions for gift packaging. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Tom Micklin


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Collage, Painting with Paper [10.24502]

"Collage" is a French word meaning to glue. In this class, students will be creating paintings by gluing pieces of paper which have been found, collected or purchased, working from realism to abstraction with an emphasis on composition, value, and mixing colors with paper. There will be a discussion on the relationship of collage to drawing and painting. After talking about such collage artists as Motherwell, Picasso, Cornell, Oppenheim and Close, some of the collage projects presented will be: still life, landscape, portrait, concept, and surrealism. Accept under 18. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Patricia Ann Wilson


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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 Chinese level 1 [19.01001]

This is an intensive beginner Mandarin class for people who want to learn Mandarin, but cannot find a lot of extra time. You will learn Mandarin pronunciation, tones and conversational topics such as, greetings, introduce yourself, time and money. A unique teaching method and special designed material is used in this class to make sure that you acquire the language and have fun during learning. Material is available in class for $10. Join us and get ready to start talking in Mandarin. On Campus.

Taught by: Tsai-En Cheng


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Conversational Ilocano [19.27801]

Ilocano is one of the major languages in the Northern Region of the Philippines. It is a spoken language with no real rules for writing. This course explores why there is no writing structure for Ilocano and a little bit of background to help understand in learning the language. You will learn basic conversational phrases that can be used when traveling to Northern Philippines or Hawaii. On Campus.

Taught by: Shiboney Dumo


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Conversational Tagalog [19.01701]

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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Country Swing and 2-Step [15.00309]

Country Dancing is fun, upbeat, and easy to learn. If you like the music, you'll love the dance. Michelle has been teaching partner dancing for 20 years and has just rediscovered how fun Country Dancing is. You don't need a partner or experience; by the end of the class you'll be ready to step out into Seattle's fast growing country scene. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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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/film. 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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Creating Memorable Characters [20.27301]

"I found your techniques to be profoundly effective in my own writing," a past student recently wrote. Everyone has a book or script idea. It is the characters you create that help build the story and move it forward. This course is designed to help you develop characters with intriguing personalities and snappy dialogue that will enliven your story and strengthen your plot. Each session will focus on tools used by actors and directors to expand interesting, well rounded characters for your novel, play, or script. We will spend time on character development, dialogue, and story line. On Campus.

Taught by: denise frisino


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Crowdfunding 101: Raising Cash for your Projects [30.19104]

Are you an artist, student, or entrepreneur with a great idea for a product or project - but you need money to make it happen? Crowdfunding is a powerful NEW way of raising money that's taking the world by storm. Instead of borrowing $50,000 from 1 person, you could get $50 each from 1,000 people -- money that is totally free to put into your project because it is NOT an investment and you do NOT owe it back. In this workshop you’ll learn how crowdfunding works and how to maximize your chances of running a powerful and successful campaign. More info: http://123classes.com/crowdfunding. On Campus.

Taught by: Jonathan Peck


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Digital Photography 101 [25.00104]

Digital cameras are the future of photography. This 6-hour course covers the basics of digital photography in non-technical terms. Learn about the difference between quality and resolution, white balance, histograms, common digital camera features, file formats, etc. We will also discuss general photography techniques as they apply to digital photography. Topics such as exposure, composition, using flash, and accessories used by digital photographers are discussed. The class is designed for cameras that have some manual settings. Fully automatic cameras will not benefit from the class. On Campus.

Taught by: Jim Altengarten


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Drawing for Absolute Beginners [10.08002]

Anyone can draw…this means you! In this fun and easy "step by step" drawing 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 and sketches as the class moves along. Whether your goal is to be able to draw what you see in front of you from life or photos, or draw from memory or imagination, this class will help. Note: "Learn to Draw in a Day" is a shorter version of the same class. More info: www.123classes.com/draw.. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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DreamWise [29.00601]

Dreams, a long-recognized source of intuition and knowing, are one key to ocreative thinking. A timeless source, they link us to our inner knowing and our own wisdom regarding life directions. This workshop introduces a group-process that brings us closer to a dream’s possible meanings, while honoring the dreamer’s own perspective as the most relevant. Using a process simultaneously developed by psychologist Montague Ullman and minister Jeremy Taylor, it builds on classic psychology theory, including the work of C. G. Jung. The instructor has facilitated group dreamwork for over 30 years. Pioneer Square.

Taught by: Janette Brown


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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 these classes to fully understand the sounds and stresses of standard American English. In Section 1, Pronounce the Sounds, learn about difficult sounds such as R, L, TH, A, I and more! Learn the 3 pronunciations of the -ed ending and how Americans change T sounds. We use practice exercises and speaking questions to give you great results. In Section 2, Pronounce the Sentences, learn how to speak with good syllable stress. Then work on stressing words in sentences to sound like a natural, fluent speaker. We practice for both formal and casual situations! 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 six 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: An Easy Step-by-Step Method [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: hands & feet; drawing muscles; male & female figures. NOTE: The two sections are NOT identical. Sec. 1 teaches how to draw figures WITHOUT a model, step by step. Sec. 2 teaches figure drawing from a live (nude) model. Sign up for either section, or both. Beginners welcome! More info: http://123classes.com/body. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Financial Health 101 [30.03901]

In this class we’ll review sound financial practices by examining all the essential building blocks: risk management (including various types of insurance), budgeting, short-term savings, debt management, and investing for the long term (portfolio management, retirement planning and saving for children’s college education). We’ll also look at the emotional dynamics underlying our approach to money and strategies to prevent fear or greed from ruining our financial health. If you’re in relationship, both are strongly encouraged to attend (a partner will receive a 50% discount off of tuition). Fremont.

Taught by: Justin Harris


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Flirting 101 [31.10001]

Are you baffled by flirting? Don’t know where to start? This class will teach you the basics of the language of flirting. Even if you feel awkward in social situations, you can learn to be open, inviting, and even charming in your interactions. Learn specific skills like opening lines and body language to help you communicate your interest with that certain someone. Gain confidence in interacting with possible romantic partners and others! On Campus.

Taught by: Kate Stewart


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From Machu Picchu to Galapagos to Amazon, you gotta go ... [28.00501]

Ecuador or Peru or perhaps visit both? Independent or organized travel? Visit Machu Picchu by train, or hiking the Inca Trail, the Mountain Lodges trail, or the “Weavers Trail”? Lake Titicaca; do it! Visit the spectacular Galapagos Islands by boat or land based lodges? Which Amazon wildlife lodge is best for me? This class is a winner by saving you time & money. Using artifacts; slides and hand-outs we’ll explore cultures & wildlife; how to go, where to go, the best weather for travel, and what sounds like the most fun. We'll cover logistical choices, health, altitude, personal safety, gear. UW Campus.

Taught by: Wm Rusty BrennanDubbs


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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 beginners! 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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Gardening with Native Plants [17.26502]

Want to have a beautiful natural looking yard? Want to save money on plants, fertilizers, pesticides and water? Then converting your yard to native plants is for you. In this one-session class participants will analyze their site (soil, moisture, sunlight conditions and plant selection) and create their own plan, including plant list and sources for plants. Each student will receive a native plant suitable for their site to start them off. For more information http://jillsecologypage.com.

Taught by: Jill Thomas


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Hands on Home Repair and Maintenance [17.06606]

Through hands on techniques and classroom demonstrations, in Seattle’s most comprehensive home repair class, learn a variety of home improvement and maintenance skills. This hands-on class includes personal safety, the anatomy of your home; tools; kitchen and bath remodels; electrical switches, receptacles and lighting circuitry; plumbing systems, faucets and toilets; plasterboard wall installation and repair; interior and exterior caulking; materials and methods; home security and weatherization. You will leave feeling confident in performing your own home repairs. North Seattle Community College.

Taught by: Peter Marx


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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 awakened. Each week we will practice new meditation techniques. The goal is to establish your regular practice and receive its 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 registration fee has been donated as a community service. The class always fills up, and ‘no shows' prevent another good soul from attending. Please call the Experimental College during business hours to register: 206-543-4375. University District.

Taught by: Nayak Polissar


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How to Correct Your Credit [30.27201]

Errors on your credit report and the credit score may be used to deny you insurance, employment, transportation and loans. Learn how to read a credit report, how credit reporting databases work (and how they don't work), the law on credit reporting and how to correct problems in your own credit report. Also learn how to take action if you are a victim of theft of identity. On Campus.

Taught by: Christopher Green


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How to draw 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: www.123classes.com/draw.. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Intellectual Property for Beginners [30.26601]

Intellectual property can be one of the most valuable assets of a business and can be used to grow the business and keep out the competition. Despite this importance, significant confusion exists regarding different types of intellectual property. This class will explain the basics of different intellectual property types, covering patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets, how assets of each type can be acquired, and the rights that these assets provide. The class is taught by two registered patent attorneys. On Campus.

Taught by: Leonid Kisselev


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Intermediate Acting [27.08013]

Intermediate Acting is a fun, fast-paced follow-up class for students who have taken the instructor's Beginning Acting class (or a similar course) and would like to continue learning, practicing and developing their foundation acting skills. Exercises include understanding objective (what your character wants, and how to let it drive the scene in a natural and organic way); expanding your emotional range; performing short scenes; improving your physicality; and more. The focus will be on developing students’ acting abilities through hands-on exercises. More info: http://123classes.com/acting. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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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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Investing 101 [30.01602]

What is a stock, bond or mutual fund? Have you ever wondered how these types of investments work? In this class, we will learn "investing 101" and try to de-mystify the process of investing. We will cover the basics on how the following types of investments operate: stocks, bonds, mutual funds & annuities. On Campus.

Taught by: Sanjay Das


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Japanese Conversation [19.04701]

Learn Japanese language in a relaxed, interactive environment from an experienced instructor. Shegeki has taught this class at the Experimental College for 24 years! Emphasis on conversational skills valuable for travelers and people with business contacts in Japan. In addition, study of hiragana and Japanese culture Book and tape are included in the course fee. On Campus.

Taught by: Shigeki Kajita


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Learn to Draw in a Day! [10.08018]

Learn to Draw in a Day is a one-day version of our popular "Drawing for Absolute Beginners" class, for busy folks who would love to learn to draw, but can't do a weekly class. Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this class will get you off to a great start. You can bring your own drawing materials or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. It's a fun, focused and helpful workshop; most students notice major progress in their drawings as the day moves along. More info: http://123classes.com/day. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! [24.18001]

Stop dreaming & start playing guitar right away! "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!", as seen on PBS, is a 1 day workshop for busy adults who want to learn to play guitar but don't have time for weekly lessons. You'll learn basic chords, simple strumming & picking patterns, play familiar songs, basic music theory, tablature, tuning, guitar care, music resources & more! Students provide their own acoustic guitar. Materials fee $30 payable to instructor for the "Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" book and a Snark clip-on electronic tuner. For more information go to: http://123classes.com/guitar. On Campus.

Taught by: Marlene Hutchinson


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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 book 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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Long-Term Care Insurance [16.03904]

As we age, physical and cognitive challenges may develop that can be emotionally and fiscally daunting. This class will review the different approaches to paying for long term care with an emphasis on examining the pros and cons of purchasing Long Term Care Insurance. This class is especially recommended for those interested in creating a strategy for dealing with possible late-life changes. No specific products will be discussed. Fremont.

Taught by: Justin Harris


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The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann [20.08902]

Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain is one of three greatest, life-changing masterpiece novels of European literature (the other two are by Joyce and Proust). We'll read The Magic Mountain in this eight week class and explain, discuss and savor. It is best read in this non-credit, for fun, please, low-key class. History, philosophy, psychology, the meaning of life and death. Instructor will write a detailed, thoughtful summary of each class session, with all handouts, sent via email for review and clarification. For beginners (no experience necessary), and experienced readers. On Campus.

Taught by: Alan Rawn


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Make-Up FX: Blood, Gore, Monsters, and More [27.27701]

Looking for a professional-quality make-up class where you can learn high-powered Make-Up FX techniques from an established industry pro? This class is taught by a pro with years of experience. Each 3 week section covers a different aspect of movie make-up. Sec. 1 covers burns, bruises & zombies. Sec. 2 covers old age & character FX. Sec. 3 is Advances FX and Prosthetics. There is a $75 materials fee for each section, payable to instructor in class. Anyone can take sec. 1, but you must have taken sec. 1 to take sec. 2 or 3. Sign up now & train with a pro. More info: http://123classes.com/FX. On Campus.

Taught by: seth wolfson


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Making Jewelry from Polymer Clay [10.24401]

In this fun one-day workshop, you'll learn how to make beautiful jewelry and other craft items out of polymer clay. Polymer clay is fun, affordable, accessible and amazingly flexible. In this easy-going fundamentals class, you’ll learn how to make jewelry from polymer clay, step by step, from an experienced instructor. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts, how to condition, mix, bake and finish the clay. All materials provided! You'll have tun, learn a lot and go home with a lovely piece of jewelry you've made yourself. More info: http://123classes.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Melody KirkWagner


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Mixed Media Collage [10.21201]

Explore your creativity through collage. Using the “Put a Bird on It” theme, students will learn basic collage techniques with paper, then learn how to combine color and texture with paints, gel mediums, rubber stamps, etc. Learn how to incorporate xeroxed photos and magazine clipping and make them uniquely yours. Learn creative ways to add handwritten or printed words onto your art. Students will create several collages on paper and a final project on wood. Everyone is welcome! There is a $10 supply fee payable to instructor in class. http://123classes.com/collage. On Campus.

Taught by: Caitlin Dundon


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Modern Fencing [26.09101]

Modern Fencing is a competitive sport evolved from historical swordsmanship and military training. It is a sport with all the safety and technology of the present day, but preserving the honor and customs of its heritage. This beginning class will teach you basic techniques with the three types of swords used in modern fencing; Epee, Foil, and Saber, and the rules of competition. Students will quickly learn enough to have fun competing with each other. Fencing is both physically and mentally challanging, but you don't have to be an athlete to learn to fence and enjoy the sport. Interbay.

Taught by: Russel Redding


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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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Novel Writing 101 [20.08916]

Love writing? Interested in coming up with a novel, or finishing one you've already started? Whether you're a total beginner or halfway through your second draft, this class will help. We'll look at plot, story structure and character, and do some exercises designed to help solve writing problems, clarify what really does work, and move students toward their goals. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to share your writings aloud and get feedback from the instructor and others in class. Also: tips for getting published. More info: http://123classes.com/novel. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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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. 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. Spring quarter we sing at the Northwest Folk life Festival. One extra rehearsal and performance TBA. Phinney Ridge.

Taught by: Elena Louise Richmond


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One Night Wonder Ceramics [10.16502]

In this one night wonder class, the students will get to try out the wheel and make a hand built vessel. This class will be a great way to try out the art form before signing up for an entire class series. Ballard.

Taught by: Betsy Alexander


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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. Optional materials fee of $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. An inexpensive materials kit will be available for purchase in class. More info: http://123classes.com/paint. On Campus.

Taught by: Ilana Zweschi


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Partner Massage [29.01501]

Learn and practice basic massage strokes on the back, hands, arms, neck, and head, so you can help friends relax, reduce stress, muscle soreness, spasm and fatigue. Instructor is very knowledgeable and shares that knowledge in a relaxing, fun and safe learning environment. A truly enjoyable one night class to take with any friend. You need to have a partner take this class with you, and both you and your partner must register with the Experimental College and pay the instructor fee. Class is taught by a licensed massage therapist with 18 years experience in practicing and teaching massage. Roosevelt.

Taught by: Pine Crooks


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Photography Composition [25.00103]

An image can be perfectly exposed but will not excite your viewer if it is composed incorrectly. Learn the techniques that will make your images more interesting. This class goes beyond the typical “Rule of Thirds” to present several other helpful compositional strategies. Using many photos we will discuss composition as it is viewed at the professional level. Weather permitting, we will create some compositions on campus. On Campus.

Taught by: Jim Altengarten


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Photography: B&W Film and Darkroom [25.28001]

Learn to expose, develop & print B&W negatives to create your own enlargements. This is the old school approach using traditional black & white film with your 35mm (or larger) film camera. During the course you will be taking pictures & making prints in the darkroom. We will have an ongoing learning conversation about exposure, composition, visual aesthetics, seeing in b&w, light & shadow, creative expression, & recognition of that which is personally meaningful. If you do not have a film camera to participate, contact me for possible options. $85 supply fee for film & paper due 1st class.

Taught by: Jahnavi Lisa Barnes


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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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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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SEO: How to Get a Higher Pagerank on Google [13.08918]

Do you have a website that needs more traffic? Optimize it! Good SEO can make the difference between 100 people finding your site, or 100,000 people. For businesses, SEO can result in improved web traffic and sales. Bloggers can also use SEO to reach a wider audience. In this Seattle SEO class you'll learn proven SEO methods that can greatly increase the odds that Google will find your website and list it high in its search engine results. Whether you want to dominate Google or just make it to the page 1, the info in this class can help. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com/SEO. On Campus.

Taught by: Jonathan Peck


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Sing Your Soul Alive! [24.16701]

The Seattle Times recently stated that Debby is becoming the area's "most active teacher" of Circle Singing! Having studied & performed with Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon & Voicestra members Debby now leads participants into the most beautiful music of their lives. Through layering rhythmically driven improvised parts coming from call & response, vocal percussion, harmonic/melodic play & free improv, incredibly complex pieces are created spontaneously. There's learning in collaboration. Within a safe environment, singers of every level come into a unity that nourishes the Soul. SING YOUR SOUL ALIVE. Off Campus.

Taught by: Debby Boland Watt


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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! More info: 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 basically everyone with even the slightest interest in 3d modeling. No previous experience with design or modeling software is required or needed. We will cover the basics to get you modeling 3d objects quickly and 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! More info: 123classes.com/software. On Campus.

Taught by: Justin Lyon


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Steel Welding [10.09401]

Learn MIG welding, safety and machine operation. Fabrication and hand bending techniques used to make wrought iron elements. Focus on traditional methods and techniques that are not equipment intensive. 6 student maximum insures personal instruction. All materials included. SoDo.

Taught by: Mimi Riley


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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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Street Photography [25.24201]

Street Photography is every day people doing everyday things. It is a great way to get out and explore your surroundings and connect with those you are photographing. Through Street Photography you will begin to see your everyday surroundings and the people among them in a whole new light. Come join me on exploring the people and places of Seattle (Green Lake, Pike Place Market, your local neighborhood) and UW. I would love to see how your surroundings spark your creativity. Beginner to advanced photographers welcome. You can bring a simple point and shoot to advanced cameras, Cannon 7D. On Campus.

Taught by: Melissa Levin


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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. How do you go through the sale process and get the highest price possible yet pay the least in concessions? How do you sell your home quickly? 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. On Campus.

Taught by: Sarah Clifton


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Tai Chi [29.05503]

Tai Chi is classical Chinese exercise; a rhythmical art that enhances deep breathing, balance, relaxation, and absolute calmness of mind, promoting health and tranquility. It is a moving meditation, a healing art, stillness in motion, a martial art, and more. In China Tai Chi is often prescribed by doctors to meet the health needs of patients with a wide variety of conditions. It provides stress relief, while improving our balance, strength and agility. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and stages of fitness. This class is interactive; You'll make new friends while practicing together. Broadview.

Taught by: Mary Newbill


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

Afraid to try oil painting? This class is for you! Create a realistic ready-for-varnish painting of inner glow and enduring beauty! Students will learn the 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. Take a break from your work and studies. Enjoy. Convenient to parking. On Campus.

Taught by: Elisabeth Mitchell


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Travel Writing [20.23302]

Travel writing is a thrilling pursuit that requires a sense of adventure, a keen eye for detail, and a storyteller’s flair. We’ll work on practical skills for writing nonfiction travelogues, including character sketches, point-of-view, and scene construction. We’ll discuss options for publishing, including essays, blogs, guidebooks, memoirs, and articles, and you’ll leave with a wide range of resources and suggested further reading. Bring your questions, your favorite travel stories, and your notebook. Westlake.

Taught by: Charlotte Austin


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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. On Campus.

Taught by: Bernardo Malfitano


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Understanding Your Canon DSLR Camera [25.00101]

All DSLR cameras are sophisticated and the manual is difficult to understand. This is a "hands-on" class I will explain the functions of your camera. After the class you will be able to operate the camera choosing which features you want to use rather than operating the camera on automatic mode. Learn about the features, such as white balance, histograms, B&W modes, AI Servo, Drive modes, shooting action, the quick mode, styles, etc. The class also covers lenses and flash units. The class is for Canon EOS DSLR cameras. We will not discuss Canon Powershot or other Point & Shoot cameras. On Campus.

Taught by: Jim Altengarten


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Understanding Your Nikon DSLR Camera [25.00102]

All DSLR cameras are sophisticated. The camera's manual makes it difficult understanding the various features. This "hands-on"class will explain the functions of your camera. After the class you will be able to operate your camera without having to use the automatic mode. Learn about the features of your camera such as white balance, histograms, B&W modes, Servo, Release modes, shooting action, Matrix versus spot metering, etc. The class covers Nikon lenses and how to use the camera's flash. The class is for people with Nikon DSLR cameras. We will not discuss Nikon Point & Shoot cameras. On Campus.

Taught by: Jim Altengarten


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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://www.classesandworkshops.com. 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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Watercolor Techniques [10.24501]

Watercolor is a unique painting medium. The techniques and skills of watercolor will be taught to individuality of each student. The student/artist will create paintings which are vibrant and have great depth, shape, and form. There will be demonstrations, studio time and sharing sessions. There will be a discussion on materials, transparent and opaque, unity of surface, relationship of painting to drawing, value, color theory, and picture plane space, laying out a painting and stretching paper. Students will come away with confidence to create beautiful watercolor paintings. Accept under 18. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Patricia Ann Wilson


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The Wealth of an Ordinary Life [30.03902]

This workshop is designed to help you make a significant shift in your relationship with money. In addition to teaching you the essential tools needed to manage your finances, the comprehensive curriculum will help you explore and understand the emotional elements that build a realistic and sustainable financial plan. Topics covered include the psychology of money, risk management, cash flow, savings, investing, and retirement planning. If you’re in a relationship, both partners are strongly encouraged to attend (a partner will receive a 50% discount off of the course fee). Fremont.

Taught by: Justin Harris


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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. Students must have completed Steel Welding. 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://123classes.com/wordpress. 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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