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12 Ways to Find Your Story [20.15601]

In this fast-paced writing workshop, we’ll explore at least 12 ways to find the stories you want to tell, plus several tips for telling them well. You’ll leave with a toolkit for starting any story and a list of story ideas to continue with. Beginning & advanced writers welcome. Bring pen & paper plus any other favorite writing tools. Class fee paid to instructor in class. Campus parking is free on Sundays. On Campus. Note: This course's date has been updated since we printed our catalog. The correct date appears below.

Taught by: Christine Houser


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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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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://www.classesandworkshops.com. 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. 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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An Hour or Less Touch Type! [13.05901]

All ages can learn to keyboard (touch-type) in about an hour, guaranteed or repeat one class free. Students and business persons can use the computer without the two-finger hunt and peck approach. Over 150,000 adults and children 10 years and up have been taught in computer classes to touch-type. No need to take months to learn. It’s fun! Everyone is amazed that they can learn so quickly. Roosevelt.

Taught by: Linda Lewis


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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 Carpentry and Woodworking [17.06603]

Do you have power tools and wish to learn how to use them safely, effectively and with a sense of confidence. 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”. The course fee includes 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 Competition Prep/Posing for Bodybuilding, Physique, Bikini [16.22801]

Learn the basics of what it takes to Prep and compete in a Natural, Drug-free, Drug-tested, Bodybuilding, Physique, and bikini competition. We'll go over Rules and Regulations, Organization and competition specifics, Dieting and Training Tips, and learn to track your dieting progress through hands-on skinfold measurements. Group and individual posing will be taught at each class to solidify confidence, stage presence, and character. A mock Competition will be held the final day of class. Bring your friends on this day to watch you compete. This class is for Everyone, and any fitness level!! On Campus.

Taught by: Michael Landon


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Basic Conversational French [19.01401]

This is a class for real beginners. It will enable you to carry on a simple conversation in common everyday life situations. You will communicate and interact with fellow students through exercises, interviews and role-play. While covering basic grammar, the course focuses on developing listening and speaking skills. Instructor is a native speaker and has been teaching for sixteen years. On Campus.

Taught by: Alain Dautricourt


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The Basics of Bicycle Touring [28.22301]

Bicycle touring is gaining momentum as a popular and inexpensive way to travel -- traveling by bicycle is slow enough to get to know a place and its people, but fast enough to cover decent ground. This course covers the basics of bicycle travel, whether it be an overnight trip close-to-home, a week-long trip in the US, or a multi-month trip across the globe. The course covers everything from trip planning to gear selection and concentrates on supported, credit card, and self-contained styles of road bike touring. On Campus.

Taught by: Sarah Burch


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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 & theater games, improv & scenework, and information about Seattle’s film & 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://www.classesandworkshops.com. Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Beginning Conversational American Sign Language - ASL 1a [19.21501]

Have you ever seen an interpreter on television, or watched people signing, and thought, "I wish I knew sign language"? Now is your chance to learn in this fun an interactive course with an instructor who has 20+ yrs experience! Learn for your work, family, community or just for fun! Emphasis is on basic grammar, vocabulary, finger-spelling, deaf culture & more. There is a required text you'll need to buy, and a $10 materials fee payable to instructor in class. Important note: Sec. 1 is for beginners. Section 2 is for students who have basic knowledge. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Colleen Langdon


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Beginning Guitar for Adults [24.01901]

Bruno Mars, Beatles and Train are always popular in this class, which has been rockin’ the UW campus since 1997. This is a true beginner’s class with take-home rental guitars available. Along with the basics (tuning, guitar maintenance, chords, common chord progressions and strum patterns) we will explore the basic reading and music theory to play songs of various styles. We will also cover good practice procedures, ensemble playing and ear training. Please bring an acoustic, classical or electric (with small amp) guitar, a pick and a pencil to each class. On Campus.

Taught by: Jack Dowdell


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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 Hip Hop [15.04801]

WANT TO LEARN SOME GREAT DANCE MOVES TO USE ON THE DANCE FLOOR OR JUST FOR FUN?? Build your confidence and get in shape in this beginner-level hip hop dance class; NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! As a great cardio and conditioning work-out, you will learn some basic hip hop combinations and moves that will impress anyone! Instructor has been dancing for over 14 years and has worked with Seattle Sonics Dance Team, Pacific Northwest Ballet REACH, Seahawks Half-Time Show, Seattle Theatre Group, Cruz Control, Team Boogiezone Breed, KINetics, and INeffect. University District.

Taught by: Rex Kinney


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Beginning Modern Dance [15.22901]

Join us to experience the dynamic, fun, and athletic dance style of modern dance. Increase your strength, musicality, and posture with modern dance combinations. Classes will teach correct body alignment while still allowing expressivity and personal choice. Learn to effortlessly roll to the floor and move freely across the dance studio. All levels are welcome and no previous dance experience is necessary. University District.

Taught by: Anna Zemke


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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! University District.

Taught by: Stu Stuart


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Beginning Trapeze [16.07101]

Want to run away with the circus? In this class, we'll fly, soar and spin on trapezes in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Trapeze students will build strength and gain an understanding of basic aerial technique on single point trapeze as we learn mounts and dismounts and basic aerial vocabulary with an emphasis on proper form and technique. Conditioning exercises for the core and upper body will also be included in each class. No previous dance training or aerial experience required, but participants should be physically fit, with a fair amount of upper body and hand strength. West Seattle.

Taught by: Charly McCreary


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Belly Dance Basics [15.20301]

This is belly dancing 101. You'll learn the foundations of belly dance including hip isolations, chest isolations, undulations, arm movements, basic turns, and shimmies. Movements will be broken down and explained so that you can master the technique, and then will be combined into easy, yet fun combinations. Musicality and history of the dance will also be included. Why try belly dance? Because it's fun and flirty, sassy and playful. It will challenge you and boost your confidence. You'll learn a new skill while getting in a great workout. No previous dance experience required. Sign up today! Green Lake.

Taught by: Alessandra Green


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Bollywood/Bhangra [15.03301]

Learn Bollywood and bhangra steps with bollywood songs to bhangra beats, while spinning the latest tunes. In six weeks, you will learn a full choreography worthy of performance. University District.

Taught by: Shub Gill


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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 you learn 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 a number of skills in basic 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]

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; human & animal characters; cartoons, comic books & comic strips; and more. Plus: how to get published & make money doing cartooning. You can bring your own art materials or buy an inexpensive kit at the U. Bookstore. NOTE: Sec. 1 is beginning-level. Sec. 2 is a follow-up and is more advanced. More: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Casual English: 100 Common Expressions [19.08403]

Casual American English has many interesting expressions! When your friend needs to relax, you can say "lighten up!" If your plans are "not set in stone," they might change. If you go to a "mom 'n pop" store, you are visiting a small store run by local people. American TV shows and movies are full of these expressions. Take this class to learn 100 casual phrases. This will improve your listening skills and help you to 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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Co-Recreational (co-ed) Soccer Teams [26.03601]

Join us! Over 300 teams playing all levels of soccer in 33 Co-Rec (co-ed) divisions. Women's and Men's divisions are also offered. The six classes include Association rules (designed to lower the risk of injury), drills and scrimmages. Beginning and experienced women and men will create co-ed, men's, or women's soccer teams for the Summer '14 Season. Teams play all year (4 seasons). Come dressed to play. First hour of initial class held on-campus, then moved to off-campus Seattle fields. The five remaining classes will be held at off-campus Seattle fields.

Taught by: Co-Rec Soccer Association Instructors


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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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Conversational Hungarian [19.21001]

Learn Hungarian language and culture through dialogues, bilingual discussions and self-study homework. Enjoy speaking and learning about an unusual European language! Whether preparing for a trip to Budapest or Transylvania, trying to reconnect with relatives, or simply adding one more notch on your belt as a linguist, you can meet your goals in this fun class with an experienced, Hungarian-American language instructor. This class continues from last quarter and is appropriate for continuing students or those with some prior experience with Hungarian. On Campus.

Taught by: Julia Sandler


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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 2 step and Swing [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 (all the steps and stages); all about camcorders, and how to find one that has the features you need at a price you can afford. Plus: camera angles; lights and audio; film festivals; making professional-looking & sounding movies on a tight budget. Instructor's movies have played in international festivals. Consider taking this class along with Let's Make a Movie. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Crash Course Travel Spanish Language [19.02101]

This class is for the beginner and ideal for those who travel to Spanish-speaking countries. We will cover the basics, sounds, grammar structure and vocabulary. Handouts will be provided. We will participate in a fun game with prizes on the last day of class. Instructor has been teaching for 39 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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Cuban Salsa Dancing - Level 2 [15.00307]

I just returned from dancing in Cuba and am so excited to teach Cuban Style in Seattle. Level 2 Cuban salsa will cover Latin movement, cool moves and partnering. Some salsa experience is recommended. This class will move fast. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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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, step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help. Course covers a traditional method of drawing based on simple underlying shapes, and more modern “right brain” methods. Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork. (Take it as a 3 week class or 1 day workshop.) More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Encaustic Wax Painting [10.02902]

Have you ever wondered how an artist used wax as paint? Have you ever wanted to try a new medium? We cover how to use wax to achieve a realistic or non-conventional finished painting. Collage, pen and ink, stamps, fabric, paper, canvas; all mixed mediums are welcome! Instructor is a professional artist and also teaches in Italy and London. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Georgetta Gancarz


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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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Excel: Beginning and Intermediate [13.20501]

Effective use of Excel is invaluable in the classroom and the workplace. This interactive class will allow students to become comfortable with the basics of Excel. We will start by going over the terminology and tools you will need to know to get around Excel. Then we will go over how to use formulas, shortcuts, tables and graphs, formatting, sequencing, sort and filter functions, and more. Bring a laptop to follow along. No prior experience needed. Section 1 is for beginners and Section 2 is for intermediate users. On Campus.

Taught by: Pascale Chamberland


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Exploring Acrylics [10.08013]

In this class, students will learn how to paint with acrylics: how to mix and blend colors, paint simple forms like cones and cylinders, then move on to painting realistic objects and a simple and easy landscape. The class is aimed at total beginners; even if you don't know an artist's brush from a toothbrush, you'll have fun, learn a lot and get off to a good start. You can bring your own materials or buy a kit from the University Bookstore. NOTE: Sec. 1 is beginning level; Sec. 2 is a follow-up for folks who've taken section 1. For more information go to http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Fat-loss: "The Catch-22" [16.13104]

Weight-loss, (or fat-loss), for many remains an elusive endeavor, but with 20+ years of professional experience, as a fat loss coach, most “secret truths” have emerged as constants, and you can learn what these constants are within a couple of hours of good training. If you aren’t losing at least 12 pounds of fat per month, you might be missing out on these “secrets”. Learn the principles of healthy, sustainable fat loss in a way which dispels the myths related to weight loss and helps assure lifelong success. You can look and feel better then ever. Bring your friends! Its fun! On Campus.

Taught by: Sovereign Valentine


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Fiddling From Scratch [24.16501]

Fiddling From Scratch - Section 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. Seattle.

Taught by: Betsy Alexander


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Figure Drawing: an easy step-by-step method [10.08004 ]

In this enjoyable introductory class you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method. We’ll start out by drawing some figures based on simple shapes, learn about the proportions, then add finishing details. Plus: drawing hands and feet; drawing the muscles; shading the figure, foreshortening and perspective. All levels are welcome. The method taught in this class is fun and easy to learn, and works great whether you’re drawing from life, photos or imagination. Nothing to buy or bring; all materials are provided. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Financial Health 101 [11.03901]

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. Fremont.

Taught by: Justin Harris


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Flamenco Syllabus of the Spanish Dance Society [15.03401]

Learn the exciting rhythms and footwork of Flamenco, the dance that originates with the gypsies of Southern Spain. Maria Gitana, a Maestra de Baile with the Spanish Dance Society, teaches flamenco, classical and regional Spanish dance through their structured syllabus and certificate program. Students learn technique and a complete choreography in each 8-week course. Women need a long, full skirt and flamenco or character shoes. Castanets are available for purchase at class for $30-$40. Section 1 is a very beginning level class and Section 2 is for intermediate-advanced students. Crown Hill.

Taught by: Maria Gitana


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Flirting 101 [18.10001]

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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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 & experienced. There is a $5 supply fee payable to instructor in class. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Caitlin Dundon


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Guide to Getting Published [20.04601]

Want to see your work in print but not sure where to start? This practical class about the business of books explores how to successfully publish your fiction or nonfiction work. Taught by a former literary agent, we’ll discuss traditional and self-publishing options, e-books, when you need an agent (and how to find one), book proposal writing, working with editors, and building an author marketing plan. Bring your lunch and take advantage of a brown bag Q/A session mid-day. Appropriate for writers with finished manuscripts and those who are just starting to think about writing. On Campus.

Taught by: Beth Jusino


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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 unleashed. Each week we will practice new meditation techniques. The goal is to establish your regular practice. 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. Please call the Experimental College during business hours to register. On Campus.

Taught by: Nayak Polissar


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Heighten and Explore [20.19801]

We've all been there: late nights staring at a sea of words across our computer screens,the hair pulling, the endless array of notes asking the same question. In this class, you will learn valuable tools to deepen and enrich your characters in order to create more engaging literature. We will study works from both contemporary and classic authors, read mind blowing literary theory, and write some awesome stories? Are you ready? On Campus.

Taught by: Jekeva Phillips


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How to draw Faces and Portraits [10.08003]

In this easy, step-by-step class, students will learn how to draw realistic, recognizable faces and portraits using a fun and easy method. We’ll start out by sketching in the shape of the face, learn the proportions, then add the features and details. Plus: how to draw male and female faces, angles and expressions, draw hair, and get a good resemblance when drawing from life or photos. The method taught in this class is fun, easy to learn, and really works. Nothing to buy or bring; all materials are provided. Total beginners welcome! More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Improve traffic to your website with Search Engine Optimization [13.08918]

Do you have a website that needs more traffic? Search Engine Optimization 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 "white hat SEO" methods that make it more likely 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. On Campus.

Taught by: Jonathan Peck


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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 allowing you to travel 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 restoration projects or archeology, 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. On Campus.

Taught by: Joyce Major


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Intermediate Acting [27.08013]

Intermediate Acting is a follow-up class for students who have taken Nils Osmar’s Beginning Acting class and would like to continue learning, practicing and moving toward their goals. Exercises include emotions; monologues; performing short scenes; portraying a range of different characters; and writing, rehearsing and performing a short skit in front of the class. The focus will be on stretching and developing students’ acting abilities while moving through portraying a wide range of different characters in a genuine way. PNC Phinney neighborhood center.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Intro to Ballroom, Swing, and Latin Dancing [15.06101]

Come with or without partner to learn to dance socially and be an active participant on the dance floor. Learn what you need to know about the ballroom dances to the music of past and present - Pop,Top 40, Swing, Latin, or big band orchestra music. Acquire the techniques of leading/following, and get “the beat in your feet” in Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, plus Free-Style moves. These dances prepare you for dance function and a lifetime of dance pleasure. Learning to move with ease and style will be time well-spent. Come and join the fun. All are welcome! 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. No clogs needed! Just bring hard-soled shoes (that do not leave marks on floors) and join in the fun! We'll get you moving to Old Time music as we cover the basic steps and figures - and best of all the class is free! Phinney Ridge.

Taught by: Anne Kuntz


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Introduction to Ethics and Moral Philosophy [18.23001]

For millennia, people have dissected, discussed, and debated the means by which we categorize our values and pursue them. This course will explore the theories of several moral philosophers. Some essential questions include: Is all morality relative, or are there objective rights and wrongs? Are there so-called "gray areas" when it comes to ethics? What motivates us to act (or not act)? How do we go about deciding what is right and wrong? What, if any, responsibility do we have to our fellow man? What is your personal code of morality? No background in philosophy is assumed or necessary. On Campus.

Taught by: Danielle Hayden


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Introduction to Ghosthunting [18.23101]

Learn the basics of ghost hunting, and participate in a REAL GHOST HUNT in the SEATTLE UNDERGROUND! No experience necessary! The first session will cover the theories, techniques, and technology used in ghost hunting. Students will learn how to capture evidence using basic, low-cost equipment. The second session will be a live investigation at an historic Pioneer Square location, which includes a portion of the Seattle Underground! WARNING: this session will be dark, dank, and potentially frightening. If you’re curious about ghost, here's your chance to capture your very own evidence! UW Campus & Pioneer Square.

Taught by: Jerome Virnich


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Introduction to Law [12.17201]

This class is for students interested in law, and possibly a potential career in the field of law. Moreover, the class will introduce students to the American legal system, basic terminology, legal reasoning, analysis and principles through discussion of both past and current laws and cases. We will go over common substantive areas of law including contract law, criminal law, property law, and tort law. Also students will get an inside look at the practical side of practicing law. On Campus.

Taught by: Christopher Mercado


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Investing 101 [11.01602]

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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Is it a Real Work-at-Home Job or Scam? [12.07402]

If you need extra ways to supplement your income but can’t figure out what is legitimate, then this class is for you! The first half of this class focuses heavily on the marketing trick of scammers. You'll learn how to track emails, trace IP addresses and research companies, giving you confidence to recognize scammers from legitimate work. The second part of the class will provide you with over 170 resources on how to make extra income as well as over 140 legitimate companies that hire at-home workers. Basic Internet and email skills required. Course fee includes $25 book with listings. On Campus.

Taught by: Bethany Mooradian


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Japanese Conversation [19.04701]

Learn Japanese language in a relaxed, interactive environment from an experienced instructor. Shigeki 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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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 film or acting experience is necessary. Instructor's movies have played at international film fests. Note: If you're looking for a solid introduction to filmmaking, which includes both theory & practice, take this class along with Crash Course in Filmmaking. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. 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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Mixed Media Collage with Photo Transfers [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 iron-on photo transfer techniques and other ways to work with your own photos. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.classesandworkshops.com. 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. South Lake Union.

Taught by: Russel Redding


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Mosaic Magic 101 [10.03101]

Create a 12" mosaic stepping stone and learn techniques for mosaic applications in the 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 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. On Campus.

Taught by: Monika Geiger


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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/four-plex). 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. Spring Quarter we sing at the Northwest Folk Life Festival. 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 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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Palette Knife Painting [10.02907]

This class focuses on using the palette knife to create fast textual painting. No painting experience necessary! Learn the techniques of this creative art. Make beautiful paintings without a paint brush. If you like textural painting, this class is for you! Please note last class is on a Wednesday, June 4th. All other classes are on Monday. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Georgetta Gancarz


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Partner Massage [22.01501]

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. On Campus.

Taught by: Jim Altengarten


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Preparing for a Trip to France [28.12801]

Approach your dream trip to this foreign land confidently after learning about accommodations, transportation, food, costs, language barriers, geography, history, weather and pitfalls of first-time visitors. Plan your trip after seeing photos and hearing descriptions of 90 sites – from Loire castles to Dordogne villages, Provence's river canyons and lavender, Normandy's seaside wonders and Languedoc's medieval fortresses. Extensive details on Paris, its sites, free stuff, subway, neighborhood markets, museums, great views. Tips on packing, security, shopping, culture, information resources. University District.

Taught by: Charles Gay


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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. Fremont & downtown Seattle.

Taught by: Janis Levine


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REALIZE YOUR DREAMS: LIVE THE LIFE YOU IMAGINE [18.23201]

We all want to live out our dreams & create the life we want. Yet we've been conditioned to follow a template: Graduate, find a job that you kinda like (but really don't), get married, have kids, save for retirement…n slowly give up. REALLY? Just because most people do, doesn't mean you have to. You can carve your own path. In this 3-step class, you will: blueprint your dreams, declutter & outcreate limitations, maximize creativity & powerfully manifest your desired reality. Tay/Val have taught globally, spoken at TEDx & empowered countless to realize their dreams: www.taynval.com. On campus.

Taught by: Val Tan


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Revision Quest: A Creative Writing Workshop [20.18301]

The publishing world is changing. More then ever, writers are on their own to edit and revise their work, but the revision process can be a daunting one. That’s where this workshop comes in. Together we’ll critique excerpts from published fiction and discuss how the authors’ writing might be tightened, clarified or otherwise improved. We’ll dig into their words and sentences and scenes, not only to identify opportunities for possible revision, but also to point out issues to look for in your own writing and help you become more proficient at the revision process and in turn a better writer. On Campus.

Taught by: R. H. Sheldon


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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 ben teaching for over 20 years and is going to Cuba to study Dance in Jan. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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Secrets of the Impressionist: Line Painting [10.02903]

Do you admire the paintings of the Impressionist? Do you love Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Pissarro, Manet and Degas? Then this class is for you! Come and learn the secret brushstroke method to make beautiful paintings. No formal art training is needed because all the difficult processes in painting are not necessary. Instructor is a professional teacher and artist in the USA and Italy. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Optional materials fee of $35 not included in the course fee. Capitol Hill.

Taught by: Georgetta Gancarz


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Self Defense 101 [21.02301]

Every female over the age of 14 (and many under that age) has experienced a creepy approach. You wonder if he means harm. In this class you will learn how to answer that, and, if the answer is yes, what to do. 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 planning, 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. Great class to take with a friend. International District.

Taught by: Joanne Factor


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SING YOUR SOUL ALIVE! [24.16701]

Feed your creative soul through vocally improvised music! Circle Singing was developed by Bobby McFerrin & supports freestanding pieces of music by layering improvised parts that draw from: call and response, hocketing, vocal percussion, poetics/storytelling and free improvisation. We also use Rhiannon's Vocal River exercises as we learn to express our own music spontaneously. What a journey of self-discovery! This class is designed for singers of every level so consider joining us as we explore improvisation within the comfort of a safe vocal community. On Campus.

Taught by: Debby Boland Watt


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Sketchup Basics [13.22201]

Get started using Sketchup, the FREE and easy 3d modeling program 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! Kids are welcome. Grown-ups, too. On Campus.

Taught by: Justin Lyon


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So You Want To Be An Adventure Writer [20.23301]

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a Himalayan climber, you can write (and publish!) about your travels. As you learn how to transition from keeping a travel journal to creating publishable work, we’ll read examples of successful magazine pitches, practice pitching stories to best attract the attention of editors, generate ideas from your own travel history, and refine your writing so that your stories will be as moving to readers as they are to you. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to start a blog or an established writer aiming for National Geographic, you’ll learn something here. Westlake.

Taught by: Charlotte Austin


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Start Welding! Ornamental / Garden Art / Practical [10.09401]

Do It Yourself. Indy Crafters, Artists, Handymen, and Homeowners; if it is steel, you can weld it! Re-purpose just about anything steel and keep the planet green. Create and take home your own steel sculpture or small project. Learn fabrication and hand bending techniques used to make wrought iron elements and while focusing on low-tech processes and simple tools. 6 student maximum insures personal instruction. All materials included. Questions? Mimi@mimiriley.com visit website mimiriley.com for more class information. or (206) 650-0253. Georgetown.

Taught by: Mimi Riley


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Start Writing Your Novel [20.08916]

Thinking about writing a novel? Get off to a good start in this class. We’ll look at character, plot and story structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling. Plus, you’ll learn about a storytelling template with roots in cultures around the world, and how it can be used to help bring your novel into clearer focus. Students will have opportunities to write character backstories, plot summaries, and chapters from their novels, to workshop their writings and get feedback from the instructor and others in class. More information: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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Start writing your screenplay! [20.08008]

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

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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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! 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. 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 [21.05503]

Tai Chi is classical Chinese exercise; a rythmical art that enhances deep breathing, balance, relaxation, and absolute calmness of mind. It promotes 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 perscribed by doctors to meet the needs of patients with a wide variety of conditions. It provides stress relief and relaxation while enhancing agility and refreshing us. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and stages of fitness. This class is interactive; You make new friends while practicing together. University District.

Taught by: Mary Newbill


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

New to oil painting? 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. See the world with fresh eyes. 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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Traveling in the Middle East During the Arab Spring Era [28.23401 ]

The Middle East’s rich history and culture have long lured travelers. Recently, the region has been the epicenter of socio-political unrest known as the Arab Spring. Armed with good knowledge and resources, the Middle East is still a safe place to travel with a wealth of once-in-a-lifetime experiences on offer. This class will provide tools, resources, tips, and information to help travelers plan their own trips to the region, and have the necessary knowledge to navigate the continued changing situations. Includes in-depth discussion on travel in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Oman, Lebanon. On Campus.

Taught by: Genevieve Hathaway


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Ulysses, by James Joyce [20.08902]

James Joyce’s Ulysses is widely acknowledged as the greatest novel of the 20th century. Ardent partisans wage war over its text and interpretation. We’ll look at the complex publishing history of Ulysses, try to fathom its depths, and above all feast on its language. We'll also look at Irish literature and history. There will be some organized presentations, and lots of freewheeling discussion. Whether you love it or hate it or have never read it, this class is for you. The instructor has a Ph.D. in Classics. On Campus.

Taught by: Alan Rawn


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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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Waltz - Just for Fun [15.00303]

Learn to dance the waltz in just four weeks. This class will teach several tempos of 3/4 time dancing, fast turning waltz and slower gliding waltz. There is a wonderful variety of music to waltz to and several waltz dances every week in Seattle. You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to enjoy this class. Waltz is a great class to start learning to dance. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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The Wealth of an Ordinary Life [11.03902]

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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West Coast Swing [15.00308]

West Coast Swing is a fun, slower version of swing dancing done to Rhythm and Blues and Contemporary music. It is more improvisational and interactive than traditional swing. West Coast Swing has been growing in popularity throughout the US and can be done to a variety of music. You don’t need a partner or experience to enjoy this class-- just a love for music and a desire to dance. University District.

Taught by: Michelle Badion


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Wide Awake Improv [27.23501]

Enjoy the power and playfulness of improv in a safe, non-judgmental environment. This course will encourage spontaneity while exploring the full-range of human emotions. You will experience everything from basic movement exercises to improvisational scene work. If you are looking for more self-expression and laughter in your life, this is the course for you. No experience necessary. On Campus. Note: there was a typo in this course's date information in our catalog. This course runs every Wednesday from 04/23 to 05/28.

Taught by: Christine Coy


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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]

Writing can be fun! 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: info about copyrighting your short stories and making money as a writer. Instructor has written stories, articles, stageplays and screenplays. His short story collection, The Hungry Time, was published in 1995. More info: http://www.classesandworkshops.com. On Campus.

Taught by: Nils Osmar


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