Courses

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of set up, grip, posture and alignment. Increase your comfort with the game to better enjoy yourself on the course.


May 4-6, 2020, RIVERS
May 11-25, 2020, RIVERS
For golfers with some experience who would like to take their game to the next level. This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. Learn new ways to correct your swing instead of compensating on the course.


May 8-22, 2020, RIVERS
May 12-26, 2020, RIVERS
May 18-20, 2020, RIVERS
By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


May 12-14, 2020, HCC 0260
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Bring $10 (cash or check only) to instructor at class for beer samples.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover composition elements that will help you create the "WOW" factor. Understand how to use your camera's advanced controls and lenses as creative tools to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. This course is intended for students who are interested in specialized techniques such as HDR, focus stacking, night photography, supplemental lighting, panoramas, and tethering. Taught by a professional photographer.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, HCC 0190
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, students will learn and practice various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work in a generously equipped woodshop alongside an instructor who has extensive experience and the tool collection of a professional furniture maker. Experienced woodworkers only. Materials not included.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learning sign language can be a fun experience and help you communicate with people in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Students will be introduced to basic conversational signing skills. The course will cover grammar rules, alphabet, numbers, personal and family introductions, common commands, as well as feelings and expressions. This class is perfect for the beginner, or anybody wanting a refresher course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Apples and pears are definitely the unsung heroes of the winter fruit world. These juicy gems are naturally sweet and are easily transformed into silky, caramelized goodness. Learn to make a Dark Spicy Gingerbread topped with Caramelized Pears, and individual Rustic Apple Tartelettes with Almond Cream encased in a flaky pastry.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Bring $15 materials fee, scissors, and a lunch.


Saturday, May 16, 2020, RDM3 305
Sunday, May 17, 2020, BEC 0152
Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. All students must attend the common lecture first class Saturday from 9:00AM-11:30AM at COCC, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. Its rhythmic style is popular among aficionados of American old-time music. Learn the foundational skills needed to play a clawhammer banjo, including the proper position of the hand and the rhythm of playing basic runs while exploring a variety of tunes. Bring a 5-string banjo, Headstock Electronic Tuner (i.e Planet Waves, Intelli-Touch, Korg) and Banjo Capo (optional).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.


Saturday, May 9, 2020
Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions. Learn everything from how to hold and tune the instrument, to easy beginning chords and a few tunes to get you started. Bring your mandolin, a medium to heavy flat (guitar) pick, and a clip-on electronic tuner.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class. Students will glaze their own creations and explore firing methods in a supportive environment with individual coaching along the way. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and supportive environment. Learn proper martial arts etiquette, basic blocks and kicks while improving your fitness. Students will also become familiar with self-defense and Bo staff techniques. There is no contact in this course.


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Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies. Belly dance boosts mood, builds core strength and flexibility, and is a great way to release the stresses of everyday life. No previous dance or performance experience required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


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If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, Oregon, offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


May 11-30, 2020, CHLAB 301
The Klamath Basin offers superb birding in the spring. Known for the concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and raptors in early spring, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph waterfowl, shorebirds, "dancing" grebes, and songbirds. In May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. With an overnight stay in downtown Klamath Falls, this trip offers plenty of opportunities to observe birds in this National Audubon Society designated Important Bird Area. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included. Hotel accommodations not included in price.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Utilizing the book Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race, this four-week book study explores how we as community members can start talking about race. We are exposed to a national climate that is often polarized around racial issues. This is an opportunity to start talking about race, what it means to grow up white in America, and learn skills and strategies to be good allies and support people of color. Book included.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Feeling 'blah' about your eating habits? Superfoods can give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems.  These foods pack a big nutritional punch and provide a strong source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients.  In this class, students will learn about different superfoods and how to maximize their benefit by combining them to make delicious recipes. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women worldwide. Join Gail Jett, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, to explore how Biofield Therapies such as acupuncture, Qigong, Tui Na, Reiki, and Energy Medicine approaches offer additional ways to help mitigate common side effects from traditional treatments, and have the potential to improve overall vitality and well-being. This class is focused on both those undergoing treatment AND significant others who want to help them. Students are asked to bring a pillow and a yoga mat as some hands-on techniques will be taught.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Build your confidence in the kitchen and expand your culinary chops in this five-week techniques course. Under the guidance of Chef Candy, you will grow your knife skills and cooking techniques to create the perfect dinner for your family. Learn new recipes and skills each week. You are sure to walk away with a newfound sense of confidence and a solid understanding of basic cooking techniques to use in your own kitchen.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
To run a successful business it is essential to know and understand the basic principles of business law. Join Prineville lawyer Jim Van Voorhees for an overview of business law basics as related to running a small business. Learn about business entities, contracts, warranties, securities and much more.


June 6-13, 2020, RTEC 124
Explore the world of night time photography in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of camera settings, techniques and gear, a field excursion to practice capturing the incredible night sky and an overview of Adobe Lightroom fundamentals. This is an intermediate/advanced photography course. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience requirements.


June 3-5, 2020, HCC 0140
Cauliflower is all the rage right now in the foodie world! Discover what all the talk is about as you learn to prepare cauliflower in four different ways: Pizza Crust, Alfredo Sauce, "Hot Wings," and Cauli-steaks. You will leave the class with an understanding of the benefits of and techniques for using cauliflower in creative and flavorful ways. All recipes will be gluten-free and vegan. NOTE: This is NOT a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Sunday, May 17, 2020, CUL 117
Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques, gear, optimal lighting, and a field excursion to Smith Rock, where you will practice capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. Class will also explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. This is an intermediate/advanced photography course. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience requirements.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Cool off with chilled versions of classic soups. Learn to make summer Gazpacho and Vichyssoise, a delicious leek and potato soup. Pair both with a blue cheese and candied walnut salad for a perfect summer meal.


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This is an introductory course on Chinese Simplified Characters, with an emphasis on the recognition, writing, and etymology of said characters. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of Chinese characters in Chinese culture, and Chinese character's influence in Asia in general. NOTE: This is not a calligraphy course. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines. Make a meringue for your Macarons and learn to pipe it into perfect rounds. Then fill them with two different fillings: lemon curd and ganache. Students will also create buttery Madeleines, crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside. Finish by dipping them in chocolate. Délicieux!


Saturday, May 9, 2020, CUL 116
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. This class will be streamed via the internet from a live class on another COCC campus. Students in this section will attend class on their local campus with a facilitator present and use a camera and microphone to interact with the instructor in the other classroom. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 11, 2020 to June 10, 2020, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook required for this course.


May 5, 2020 to June 4, 2020, RDM3 309
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This Conversational Spanish V Special-Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by by reading various portions of Spanish literature and engaging with the instructor and other students using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 115
Improve overall fitness by focusing on core stability, functional movement and fast-paced circuit-style exercises. Course promotes full body strength as well as flexibility while increasing heart rate. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching to ensure students are using proper form and technique.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


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Create a fabulous hanging basket just in time for Mother's Day! Fill your basket with hardy spring blooms that will be bursting with color. Keep the basket for yourself or give it away as a beautiful gift. Please bring your favorite container. Instructor will provide all blooms, foliage and soil. Please dress for the weather and bring your garden gloves.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, RTEC 123
Brighten up your garden with a touch of personal garden art. In class, students will create a mosaic stepping stone and a hanging mobile using upcycled items such as glass beads, broken tiles, old jewelry and other creative items. Bring a few fun trinkets to personalize and integrate into your art. Instructor will provide tiles, beads and other unique items, as well as any other needed supplies.


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This workshop is a unique opportunity to go from working like a dog to writing like (and about) one. Writing from a dog's point of view requires empathy and research. Bring a dog to life on the page over four class sessions where you will be exposed to literature written from the point of view of dogs and explore the writing process from the perspective of (hu)man's best friends.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to make your stories, fictional and nonfictional, interesting and exciting by exploring a variety of craft methods to hook, engage, and hold your readers, even after they've finished reading. Discover how to take your readers on an exciting ride!


Saturday, May 2, 2020, HCC 0260
Scenes are the building blocks of our writing. In this workshop, we'll learn the elements of scene-building that effectively move plot, tell story, and develop character.


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Who is actually telling the story? To whom are they telling it? Why are they telling and how are they telling it? These are questions that we should ask of everything we write. In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover how to find our voice to be a more effective story teller (fiction or nonfiction).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Flash fiction and nonfiction (brief, succinct pieces) are increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Students will better understand the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts and learn the background, elements and where to publish flash fiction.


May 30, 2020 to June 6, 2020, HCC 0260
Create a beautiful copper or sterling silver cuff bracelet in this 3-day workshop. Students will learn basic metal working techniques including sizing a bracelet, sawing, filing, annealing, patina application, and finishing techniques. Texturing processes such as stamping, roll-printing and chasing will be explored to allow students to customize their cuff bracelet. No experience is necessary. Materials are required including purchase of metal in class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Culinary herbs add a special vibrancy to our foods, yet they are often overlooked sources of powerful nutrition and healing. Immerse yourself in the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs. We'll explore their historical uses and their science-based medicinal applications as well as discuss how to grow herbs in Central Oregon. Gain hands-on experience in preparing and tasting a variety of aromatic sauces and side dishes. All recipes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free. Please contact the instructor if you have additional food intolerances. NOTE: This is not a Gluten-Free Certified Kitchen.


Saturday, May 30, 2020, CUL 119
Weekday cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious meal.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations or printed photos hidden away in boxes? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you. Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Welcome to COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she makes homemade corn tortillas. She will demonstrate how to prepare the masa, form the dough and cook the tortillas. Chef Candy will also discuss the making of salsa and three different fillings for the tacos including chicken mole, pork al pastor and roasted mushrooms. At the conclusion of the demonstration, all students will enjoy eating tacos paired with local craft beer. A professional brewer will spend time educating and offering samples on a variety of boutique beers that will perfectly compliment the menu. Beer provided by Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, CUL 118
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Valencian Paella in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Paella is a traditional rice dish of Spain that has many variations, but its home is Valencia. Chef Candy will prepare a colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice with assorted shellfish, fish and chorizo sausage, using a paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dish and a glass of wine together (if 21 years of age or older).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Get a solid grounding in how wiring works, what tools you need, how to make connections, how to work with wire and cable and how to avoid the most common errors and, most importantly, how to be safe around electricity.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Become the DIY Interior Designer you've been striving to be! Learn the essentials of Interior Design for your creative endeavors. Learn to make informed and professional design decisions to create or enhance spaces that you and others will love. This course is fun, engaging and full of great information you can use in your home. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Looking to lower your grocery bill? There are several 'staples' that are easy to make at home, and will cost much less than purchasing in the store! Come join the fun as we take the "DIY" craze into the kitchen. This demonstration class will provide instruction and sampling of homemade almond milk, granola, gluten free crackers and hummus


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For the ultimate summer BBQ, make these elegant but easy appetizers to impress your guests. Learn to create five fantastic appetizers including Fusion Wontons, Salmon Lox Crostini, Bacon-Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates, Sausage Jalepeno Poppers, and Bruschetta Anti-pasta. As a bonus, students will create a Southwest Roasted Garlic plate that is sure to make you the best BBQ host in the neighborhood.


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Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? If so, this class is for you! We will take a light and humorous approach to using the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper and a hunger for adventure as we explore the new beginnings of the old scraps! Chef Shannon will show you how to make rice fritters (Arancini), wonderful stocks to make excellent soup, pesto and candied fruit peels. Students will get to taste her take on eating more and wasting less.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Emotional eating contributes significantly to weight gain and the struggles with weight loss. In addition, it generates uncomfortable feelings of self-judgment and guilt. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to learn how to shift this unconscious habit into one of contemplation. Dianne will help you explore writing exercises designed to promote healthy habits.


Monday, May 11, 2020, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone?  This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.  Simplify estate planning and prepare for your future with easy and inexpensive solutions to probate and small estates. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, June 6, 2020, RTEC 124
This class provides an overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options. Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020, BEC 0152
Introduction to modeling the human form in clay from clothed and unclothed models using traditional additive and subtractive processes. Historical treatments of the figure and contemporary approaches will be referenced. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this hands-on course. Materials are required for this course.


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Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board. Class cost covers the model fees.


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This unique, three-session course will show you how to fit your skills to lucrative markets and launch your next project with confidence. You'll learn a quick and easy way to map out your journey towards success and navigate past the barriers that now keep you from accomplishing your ambitions. Bring your dream, leave with a plan to turn it into reality..


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 102: First Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 103: First Year course. The third course of a three-course sequence in French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 102.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in Italian is designed for beginners. The class emphasizes active communication in Italian to develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. This class is a college-level Italian language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 103: First Year course. The third course of a three-course sequence in Italian continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Recommended preparation: IT 102 or two years of high school Italian or instructor approval.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a communicative context. This class is a college-level Chinese language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


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This final course of a three-course sequence in first year Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture. Expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Prerequisite: CHN 102.


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Learn how to see the world from your dog's perspective. Understand what causes anxiety, fear and behavioral issues and how you may be contributing to behavioral issues without realizing it. Please leave pets at home.


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Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics. Current fishing license required. Bring $20 payable to instructor at class for flies and leader. Information on class location and materials will be emailed to registered students. Rain or shine.


Saturday, June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Explore fly fishing on the world renown Lower Deschutes River! Class will begin with an overview of the river, seasons, equipment and entomology at The Deschutes River Fly Shop & Camp. Students will get plenty of practice with casting techniques on grass before venture out to the river. Class will conclude with a walk in fishing trip on the Lower Deschutes River where students will get a chance to apply what they have learned with hands on coaching from expert guide Vail Borne.


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Welcome to COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates and discusses the processes of curing, brining, smoking, confitting and pickling.   At the end of the class, students will relax and enjoy tasting the following dishes: thinly sliced gravlax with preserved lemon crème fraiche; smoked trout and horseradish cream and pickled jalapeños and frisée salad and duck confit.  Gain tips and techniques on how to preserve your own food and creating beautiful, delicious dishes.   Wine will be served. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. Class will also review retirement planning, preparing for the unexpected and the basics of estate planning.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, PRI 130
This course is an introduction to the modern history, politics and society of France through viewing and analyzing movies. Examines in particular the following themes: WWII, colonialism, immigration, education, love relationships, homosexuality and cultural diversity. No background in French language is required. This class is a college-level French language class. As such, you will be enrolled with degree seeking student taking the class for credit.


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Students will make fresh pesto bread appetizer, delicious chimichurri to embolden steak skewers and a bold olive tapenade with homemade crostini.


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Sharpen your woodworking skills. This class is designed for the beginning woodworking student. Learn universal woodworking basics including shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more.


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Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Magical Realism," we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements. Be inspired by prompts that intertwine everyday experiences with fairy tale and mythology.


Saturday, May 16, 2020, RTEC 126
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Making it New," we will look at creative ways to employ revision to re-think and re-see our writing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "What's in a Name?," we will explore the power of names. Through a series of prompts about people's names, the names of things, and the names of places, we will investigate how naming can help writers with characterization, world building, and description.


Saturday, May 2, 2020, RTEC 136
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Writing Micro," we play with prompts for micro writing (fewer than 300 words) across genres. Super short fiction and memoir and brief poetry forms have flourished in the age of social media and text communication. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. This hybrid course will combine classroom sessions with online study. Access to high speed internet is required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course focuses on German literature, specifically on the novel Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Tschick is a road novel about friendship that was awarded with the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Children's Literature Award), the Clemens-Brentano-award and the Hans Fallada award. This course will provide insight into authentic linguistics of German youth, situational humor and an idea of how different social classes come together. It will also offer a variety of opportunities to improve German language skills through conversation while focusing on analyzing German culture and literature.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you dream of getting paid to write, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and earn money doing something you enjoy? This unique three-session workshop zooms in on exactly how to create content that sells. If you've ever dreamed of turning your love of writing into money in the bank, this is the class for you. Taught by a seasoned freelance writer who knows the paths to take and the dead ends to avoid.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Whether you are avoiding gluten products to lose weight or you have a true intolerance, this class will give you the information you need to bake without gluten. Explore healthy gluten-free recipes, while understanding the nutritional benefits of gluten-free flours. The instructor will discuss strategies for stocking a gluten-free pantry as well as how to troubleshoot gluten-free baking challenges. NOTE: This is NOT a Gluten-Free Certified Kitchen.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


Saturday, May 2, 2020, CUL 119
If you are a golfer looking to lower your score by improving your short game, this class is for you. Develop your putting, chipping and pitching. Gain an understanding about which shot to use in various situations during a round. Learn how to properly execute the shot you need to greatly reduce your score and increase your enjoyment of the game.


May 12-26, 2020, RIVERS
Explore when and how to plant a variety of crops including spring bulbs, flowering branches, summer annuals, perennials, peonies, roses and dahlias. Learn about soil, compost and amendments for healthy crops as well as harvesting techniques and post-harvest care for flowers to maintain a long vase life. Class will begin on the COCC Bend campus and then students will then self-transport to the instructor's flower farm to view and learn about seed starting in her garden room and plant their own tray of seeds to take home.  Materials are provided and some gardening experience recommended. Seats are very limited. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Central Oregon is a challenging environment for growing, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques, and recommended herbs for this region. The class includes a field trip to Oregon Wild Harvest, a medicinal herb farm in Culver, OR. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.


June 3-6, 2020, BEC 0152
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to hand make authentic Italian classics. Students will prepare pappardelle with classic marinara, delicious light potato gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce and creamy rich risotto with roasted mushrooms.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of chronic inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020, CHLAB 301
If your New Year's resolution includes eating healthier but you don't want to give up your classic comfort foods, join Chef Holly and learn to create classic dishes using surprisingly healthy ingredients. Recipes may include a Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Macaroni & Cheese, and Cookie Dough Dip. All recipes are vegan and can be made gluten-free.  NOTE: This is not a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on class will help you explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Learn to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves and syrups with Registered Herbalist Holly Hutton.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Complementary and integrative health practices including the use of medicinal herbs have the potential to help alleviate pain and other symptoms of chronic pain. This course will review the mechanisms of pain and provide an overview of herbs that can help to treat chronic pain. Hands-on activities include making topical pain relieving liniments, tincture and bath teas to use at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It is possible to have a successful garden in our challenging region! Join Master Gardener Liz Douville to learn about climate, soil basics, fertilizers, compost and watering requirements. This class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the High Desert or for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.


Saturday, May 2, 2020, HCC 0140
Deepen your knowledge of the history of beer and beer styles. In this class students will experience how a pint of beer encompasses thousands of years of history, distilled into the present moment. This class is for anybody who appreciates beer but especially the home brewer who would like to explore the development of recipes through analysis of different products. Students will taste a variety of regional styles of beer to deepen their knowledge and understanding of flavor profiles. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class covers simple, classic brunch items that will impress your family and friends for any upcoming holiday brunch. Recipes will include delicious yeasted coffee cake, quiche and scones.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore horse adventuring in Central Oregon. This short series focuses on safely accessing both front and backcountry trails on horseback including how and where to adventure as well as preparing for emergencies on the trail. Series includes guest appearances from local subject experts as well as hands-on activities and/or field sessions. No riding involved in this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to get involved in various equestrian activities in Central Oregon. Students will learn about horse rescue, wild mustang herd management and the non-profit equine community. Series includes guest appearances from local subject experts as well as hands-on activities and/or field sessions. No riding involved in this course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to potential field sessions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Horses are astute and direct at reading body language. If you've ever wondered how your body language conveys confidence, clarity, honesty and emotion, let the horses show you. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. No riding involved and no experience required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage and for life. Improv skills deliver a unique experience of on-your-feet enhanced decision-making, improved confidence, superior communication/listening skills, greater creativity and more.


May 5-28, 2020, CHLAB 301
Practice your Spanish speaking skills in an exciting new way! This class allows you to practice what you already know and build new language skills using computers, games, movement, outdoor exploration, as well as interacting with native speakers. Suitable for all levels including beginners, but especially beneficial for those in Conversational Spanish II - III (Mid-Advanced Beginner).


May 11, 2020 to June 8, 2020, CAS 101
Work alongside credit students to enhance ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing skills. This course has continued focus on complex thrown and hand-built forms with attention to design elements, as well as the understanding of glaze formulation, testing and kiln firing. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of image composition. Take your camera off of "auto" to explore more advanced camera settings. This course is taught by a professional photographer and is intended for students who are familiar with DSLR camera controls and who wish to become more proficient with adjustable shutter, aperture and other advanced manual controls.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to explore the basic concepts of intermittent fasting including the metabolic changes that occur during periods of fasting. Learn about clinical conditions that may benefit from intermittent fasting as well as which foods to include and exclude to achieve the best results.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the secrets of popular Thai dishes while cooking and tasting all along the way! Begin your journey by learning to make Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp. You will then create Nam Prik Kaeng Dang, a red curry paste made from scratch to use in the recipe for Kaeng Pet Kai Normai On, chicken and bamboo shoots in red curry. Finally, you will learn to make Larb Moo, an herbed, spiced pork salad that is so much more than just a salad!


Sunday, May 17, 2020, CUL 119
Chef Shannon will teach you how to spice up your meals as you prepare a vibrant array of vegetarian Indian dishes that are comforting and delicious. Impress yourself and your dinner guests with recipes such as Masoor Dal & Chapati (spiced red lentils & flatbread), Saag Paneer (grilled paneer cheese with spinach) and refreshing Mango or Salty Lassi (milkshake).


Sunday, May 3, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The final class in this winter series visits the Mediterranean region. Students will prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka, Phyllo Crusted Spanakopita and a Tomato Feta Salad.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Students will create unique Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements using techniques established over centuries. Historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the practice accompany hands-on learning. After each meeting, students may take their arrangements home. Perfect for beginners, or anybody wanting a refresher course in the Ikebana method.


May 2-23, 2020, BEC 0152
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, you will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain. All skill levels are invited to participate.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Astrology has been defined as a symbolic language, an art form and a science. Join this class and learn the basic tenants of astrology, regardless of its definition. Class will cover the 12 signs of the Zodiac and the planets that rule each house. Students will identify their own sign, draw its symbols and create their own personal Zodiac chart.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive eight-hour class designed for the beginner. Taught over two weekends, this course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. This is a hands-on course and all tools and bicycles will be provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is an in-depth look at the financial system our world could be moving towards, called the Cryptocurrency System.  Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. Learn how to read ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) and White Papers that help when it comes to investing in this new technology. Great way to get your questions answered about cryptocurrencies.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the process of beer brewing from home brewer turned professional brew master, Greg Wales. Students will design a recipe together. Learn about ingredients, sensory analysis, off-flavors and how to prevent them. Then using COCC's state of the art Sabco Brew Master system, the class will turn that recipe into their very own custom batch. Along the way, learn about commercial brewing, the importance of sanitation and appropriate equipment to move beyond the homebrew system. All sessions are held onsite at Geist Beerworks, in Redmond Oregon to heighten the commercial brewing experience.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore marbling, a unique art form that uses an aqueous surface to create one-of-a-kind designs. Learn how to create both controlled and random patterns by floating droplets of oil-based ink on a liquid base. No experience required. Bring a lunch and a clean white T-shirt for printing; all other materials will be provided.


Saturday, May 16, 2020, RDM3 306
Poems have the potential to provide fresh perspective, infuse our everyday language with music, and illuminate a path for self-expression and creativity - but where to begin? In this class, we will combine select readings with writing prompts to equip you with the tools to better appreciate the work of others and get a strong start, or re-boot, on your own poetry practice.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, to yourself. The skill to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper and fellow poets as we read poems, write to prompts, and stock our tool box with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Through a practical lens, students will learn about ancient practices of health and wellness for modern humans. From solstice celebrations and drum circles to ayahuasca ceremonies and herbalism, society is witnessing the resurgence of ancient earth-based and shamanistic practices. For thousands of years, peoples around the world have used this ancient wisdom for the health and wellness of the self, the community and the planet. Through readings and video, the class will study core shamanism, both cross-cultural and universal practices. We will integrate this knowledge with current science demonstrating that our bodies are hardwired for both mystery and healing.


May 13, 2020 to June 3, 2020, HCC 0260
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course, developed to introduce students to the language, cultures, and traditions of a very complicated nation. Taught by a native Russian, students will be introduced to Russian vocabulary and common expressions. Students will also learn the Cyrillic alphabet, basic reading and writing rules, and Russian syntax and grammar. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Smartphones can be used for so much more than making a call and sending a text message, they can revolutionize the way we live. In this class, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you've taken Introduction to Smartphones and still want to learn more, this class is for you! This class will cover Smartphone hardware, modes of communication, data transfer methods, connecting and navigating other smart devices, privacy, security and camera features. Take your skills to the next level and make the most of your investment. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features. 


May 12, 2020 to June 4, 2020, CAS 117
Looking for a new hobby or an opportunity to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low cost investment portfolio for any environment. Learn how to boost returns and avoid major drawdowns.


October 5-26, 2020, CHLAB 301
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone. This class will teach you how to use the camera more effectively using basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add something extra to your images.


Monday, May 18, 2020, CHLAB 301
This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 3, 2020, CAS 115
Learn to bake pillowy-soft Japanese Milk Bread using the Tangzhong Method in this hands-on class. Discover why Tangzhong produces higher, lighter and fluffier breads that stay fresh longer. Explore ways to convert your favorite bread or cinnamon bun recipe using this method.


Saturday, May 30, 2020, CUL 116
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. You will experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


Saturday, May 23, 2020, HORSETALK
Adobe Lightroom Classic is an essential tool for photography enthusiasts, serious amateurs, and professionals alike. This class will help you transition to a digital photography workflow that will enhance your productivity, organization and the quality of your results. Lightroom Illuminated - Fundamentals offers a complete overview with structured, hands-on practice and lots of personal attention. Students are required to bring their own laptop with the latest version of Lightroom Classic installed. The mobile version of Lightroom is not part of this curriculum.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Explore different sausages and curing techniques and then jump in to make your own, just in time for summer grilling season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, HCC 0260
The standard treatment for low thyroid is lifelong medication, but there's more one can do to heal and to support this critical gland. Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, CHLAB 301
Are sales sluggish? Do you think you should be getting paid more for your books, articles, website content, or other written work? In the three sessions of this strategic workshop, you'll discover markets you may not have yet considered, find out how to price and promote your work, and learn to zero in on the niche that suits you best. Taught by a seasoned freelance writer who can help you avoid wasted effort and move your writing ambitions forward quickly.


May 30, 2020 to June 13, 2020, SCI 0190
Tacos Al Pastor are a staple on the Mexico City street food scene. How did a Middle Eastern cooking technique end up in the heart of Mexico? Explore this fun fact while learning to cook this delicious street food. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make homemade corn tortillas.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how natural soil processes work in Central Oregon and how to implement land management strategies that foster healthy soil biology for long term resilient landscapes, farms and gardens. Focus will be on life in the soil and important relationships affecting nutrient cycling, soil structure and successional cycles. Participants will apply what they learn to their own properties.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover simple design and composition techniques to create a collage using a variety of materials: magazines, colored paper, watercolors, corks, straws, small boxes, strings, cords and fabrics. Materials provided. If you have special items you want to include in your collages, feel free to bring them.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the hero's journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges that can occur with age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the process of beer brewing from both a homebrew and commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Brewing topics such as off-flavors and what causes them, sensory analysis for tasting and judging, and recipe design will be explored along with tips from professionals and homebrewers. The three sessions cover brewing, kegging and bottling and will take place onsite at Geist Beerworks, a local commercial boutique brewery located in Redmond. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have limited space? Or do you need help planning and setting up your garden space? In this class students will learn how to integrate vegetables, and herbs with perennials so you can design and create a garden that is beautiful yet functional. We will talk about ways to utilize space if it is limited with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of the class will focus on students applying techniques and design their own garden space.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have limited space, or need help planning and setting up your garden? This class will help you create balance and harmony in smaller areas by integrating organic herbs, vegetables and perennials. Learn to design a garden that is beautiful and functional. We will talk about ways to utilize limited space with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of class will focus on students designing their own garden by applying techniques learned in class.


Saturday, May 30, 2020, RDM3 305
Saturday, June 6, 2020, BEC 0152
Whether you're writing a book, writing an article, or developing a website - failing to establish your idea by creating a rock- solid outline is one of the biggest causes of time overruns and unsuitable results. The three sessions of this workshop will help you mold your ideas into a framework that leads directly to an effective, on-time completion. Bring a desire. Leave with a solid plan to accomplish it.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore how to paint dynamic landscapes in oil, based on a photograph. Learn how to apply strong value, design and color to any landscape reference in order to master the challenge of making your painting look better than the photograph. Bring your own landscape photo or one will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. Learn about master pastel artists and explore how to build beautiful pastel drawings including landscapes, still life and portraits. Experiment with various types of pastels, paper, techniques, and learn how to preserve a finished piece of art. This is an intermediate level art class, it is best if students have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Learn pen and ink and watercolor wash as a means to express yourself. Instructor will take you step-by-step through the process and teach you the basics so you have a fun and rewarding experience that you can continue at home. All skill levels welcome. Bring a watercolor journal or purchase one in class for $15. All other materials are provided.


May 4, 2020 to June 1, 2020, BEC 0152
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis. If registering with your partner, partner's fee is only $25. Phone registration is required if you want the couples discount. Due to the popularity of this class, we ask that students only take it one time. If you register more than once, you may be asked to withdrawal to accommodate new students.


May 12-26, 2020, LIB 0117
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This class will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits to others. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, RTEC 124
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program. Explore which tools work best for specific jobs, how to effectively use palettes and how to customize your workspace.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season. Learn the keys to successful gardening from an experienced Central Oregon gardener.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Did you know that plant-based Italian food can be satisfying and delicious? Join us for a healthy, show-stopping demonstration and meal experience. Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make a fresh caprese salad, rich lasagna, and decadent tiramisu with no animal products. After the demonstration, students will sit down to enjoy this delicious Italian meal with a glass of red wine. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Viva Mexico!  This demonstration and tasting class will have your taste buds dancing as Chef Holly  shows you how to cook a plant-based Mexican dinner, including posole stew, jackfruit enchiladas, and an incredble, tres-leches cake!  After the demonstration, students will sit down to enjoy this fiesta meal with a glass of beer or wine.  Must be 21+ and show ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as she inspires you to explore nature through pen and paint. Learn how to draw from nature with black ink pen lines, textures and washes. Instructor will provide step by step exercises focused on drawing trees, shrubs and flowers. Students will also experiment with watercolor and white gouache. Class takes place both in the classroom and outside on COCCs beautiful campus. All skill levels welcome. With the exception of a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook which students should bring, materials for the first class session will be provided by instructor. A list of materials required for the remaining classes will be reviewed at the first class session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Poached salmon sounds fancy but it is actually quite easy to prepare. Learn this hassle-free technique that will impress your family and guests. Chef Candy will also teach you how to turn the poaching liquid into a delicious Vin Blanc (white wine) sauce. Plate the salmon next to a side of horseradish mashed potatoes and vegetables and you have a great new dish for holidays or Sunday family dinners.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Celebrate Poetry Month and Earth Day by writing and revising your own environmental poems. Join Irene Cooper for a three-week workshop in which you will "grow" new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them. Read examples and practice some of the many ways you can capture the dynamics and issues of our world in a well-crafted poem.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you get excited about an image or an event and start to write about it only to run out of steam, or hit a dead end? In this 4-hour class, students will learn techniques to give practice to their poetry writing. Irene Cooper will help you take those snippets, starts, and fragments and stretch your creative writing skills to shape a good idea into a complete poem.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this hands-on course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


June 1-8, 2020, RTEC 124
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


June 2-9, 2020, CHLAB 301
This class introduces students to basic Raku firing techniques. Learn about appropriate clays and glazes for raku along with forming techniques and decorating methods. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this five-week course taught by COCC faculty. To participate in this course, students should have experience with ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the risks and rewards of real estate investments. Students will learn how to source, evaluate and manage different types of real estate. Understand the purpose of a pro-forma and the pros/cons of active vs. passive investing and analyze live investment opportunities. The instructor will also discuss pitfalls of property management, property condition and the current real estate market cycle plus much more!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020, CHLAB 301
Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for amateur singers to participate in a fun choral singing experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres including classical, pop, sacred, jazz and spiritual. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. All experience levels welcome. Bring $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion. Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class will explore the key elements of screenwriting along with some of the challenges of this craft. Topics will include story structure, character development, plot structure, dialogue and much more. This course is aimed at providing the basics to a new writer, but experienced writers who want to practice their craft are welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture course will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: CHN 202.


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Self-publish your novel, memoir, book of poetry or artwork. In this workshop series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript for a professional-looking interior, design covers that catch readers' eyes in print and online, and use print-on-demand (POD) services to distribute the finished product.


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Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery). Materials are required for this course.


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Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite style including a wrap-around, gathered skirt, bib, or Japanese cross back. Aprons can be made for men, women or children.  Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one apron in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning level class.


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Join professional photographer Robert Agli as he teaches you how to navigate the world of portrait photography. Learn simple tools and lighting techniques to capture beautiful portraits both indoors and out. Students are expected to have a certain level of experience with photography, as this is an advanced course.


May 11-18, 2020, HCC 0190
What is better than a piece of pie? A pie you can hold in your hand! Join Chef Katie and learn how to make delicious turnovers, mini galettes, and tartlettes.


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Explore a variety of snowshoe trails in Central Oregon with experienced guide Damian Fagan as he shares his knowledge of winter ecology. This is an intermediate level snowshoeing course, snowshoe trails will vary in length from 4-6 miles, moderate physical fitness necessary.


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Do you have the music in you? Come join other writers and musicians for an in-depth look at the mechanics of songwriting. This three-session workshop will cover structure, rhyming, phrasing, hooks, melodies, titles, and other songwriting basics. Come to class to encourage others and to explore your own creativity. We'll wrap up the sessions with a songwriters circle for all who care to participate. You don't need to play an instrument, and you don't need to be experienced. Bring your ideas, and turn them into songs.


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Current research suggests that what we eat may affect our overall mental health. In this hands-on class, learn about the nutritional aspects of healthy, tasty, and soothing food to boost mental health. Students will prepare, cook and eat several dishes that are commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet. Learn lifestyle strategies to help you find the time and energy to enjoy your cooking time.


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Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore a variety of special effects using watercolor paint and a combination of other media. In this workshop, students will learn how to create texture using items such as sea salt, rice paper collage, plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol and white acrylic paint to enhance their watercolor paintings. More traditional techniques such as brush rolling, lifting and toothbrush spattering will also be explored. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


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Springtime holidays call for a buffet of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouthwatering ingredients. This class will teach you how to make flavorful, plant-based cheesy scalloped potatoes, creamy asparagus risotto, mint-and-green pea appetizers, and luscious carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.


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Spring vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a light spring meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, June 6, 2020, CUL 116
Your immune system is the most energy-consuming system of the body. Besides fighting off infectious organisms, the immune system is involved in removal of toxins and wastes, recovery from injury, and controlling the damaging inflammation brought on by stress and inflammatory foods. As we age, our immune system weakens, and we become more susceptible to conditions such as allergic reactions, weakening digestion, pneumonia, shingles, and increasing fatigue. Learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system so you can have more energy, better mood balance, and greater resilience in the face of stress or injury.


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Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation", Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen, will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application. This environment provides a supportive community for both beginners and advanced students to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi. Price includes optional Qigong classes held on Saturdays.


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This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions.The slow, gentle & simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or for those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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Container gardens are a wonderful way to enjoy the colors of each season. In this workshop, the instructor will demonstrate how to transition a summer planter into a beautiful cool season planting that will continue into the winter season using a mix of fall annuals, hardy perennials, edibles, and miniature evergreens


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Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


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Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020, RDM3 306
Thursday, July 16, 2020, RTEC 209
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


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Learn to employ the techniques of writing effective fiction and creative nonfiction, including story and plot, character development, narrative voice, scene and setting, beginnings and endings, and the use of symbols and metaphor. You will generate work through a series of exercises, prompt writing, and freewriting, and create the first draft of a story (fiction or nonfiction). Learn the principles of workshopping creative writing and share writing with one another.


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Discover how to simplify and organize your home using the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo. Over the five-week course, students will learn the core principles of the KonMari Method and how to apply them. By the end of the course, you will have learned the life-changing magic of tidying up, and begin living a life that sparks joy.


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Too hot to turn on your stove or oven? This class is for you. Learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch. Make Spiralized Asian Peanut Slaw, Hearty Italian Hummus and Bruschetta, Chickpea Salad Sandwiches and Mango Lassi Frozen Pie. All are guaranteed to be a hit with your family.


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Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop in the USA, yet they are considered by many Central Oregon gardeners to be notoriously difficult to downright impossible to grow. In truth, tomatoes, like all plants, have basic requirements that can be successfully met, even in our high desert climate. Learn the most important factors for success, including light, temperature, variety, and location.


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Travel Writing with Josh Savage focuses on what it takes to become an established travel writer. In the class, we will share and discuss our writing, develop effective query letters, network and explore other steps involved in the process of becoming a published travel writer.


May 11, 2020 to June 1, 2020, CAS 102
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


October 8, 2019 to June 9, 2020, CHLAB 301
A food craving isn't normal hunger or a simple preference, and it often leads to loss of personal control, undermining your diet and sometimes your self-esteem. Cravings can be triggered by low blood sugar, inefficient digestion, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, hormone imbalances and even poor sleep. These conditions can influence your food choices. Learn simple ways to manage and turn down the volume on food cravings.


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This introductory course will help you understand and operate an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Join an expert in the field as he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics, rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also be discussed. Each class has one hour of hands-on flying.


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Explore the unique qualities of watercolor as a painting medium. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, color and composition while painting from a variety of subjects. This is a studio course in which students will gain substantial hands-on experience. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course. Please refer to the "Course Resources" section of the online course listing for details regarding materials.


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Learn to master the art of watercolor using a step-by-step approach. Students will complete a series of skill-building exercises and will gain an understanding of the building blocks of watercolor: the wash, how light works, edge patterning, and the use of value to create volume and how to use it in your paintings. Materials are provided with the exception of watercolor paper. Students may bring their own or purchase from the instructor at $3 per sheet.


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Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Monday, May 4, 2020, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Monday, May 11, 2020, RDM3 306
Explore acrylic gouache, a newer form of gouache painting that has characteristics of both acrylic and gouache painting (opaque watercolor). It can be used as a watermedia that is more transparent like watercolor or more opaquely as acrylics or oils. Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore this exciting new style of painting. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


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Watermedia is any media that is soluble in water such as watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor) paint. Explore the innate properties and techniques of Gouache and learn how to use it opaquely & translucently in a painting. Master the foundations of a good painting: value, color, shape and edges. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-3/sheet.


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Spend your date night welding! Welding may not be a traditional date but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding. Students will fabricate their own special project by producing basic welds. No welding experience necessary and all materials provided. Receive a $20 discount if you register two people at the same time by entering discount code: WELD4TWO at checkout. Students must be 16 years of age or older to attend.


Saturday, May 2, 2020, RDM3 306
Learn about the history, legal requirements and distillation requirements of various styles of whiskey made in the United States. This class is interactive and students will spend part of the evening learning the art of whiskey tasting. You will nose, taste and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskies, such as Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, American Light and non-traditional styles. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, CUL 120
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills. Bring a lunch and $20 (cash, check or credit card) to purchase kit with supplies to complete 3-6 projects.


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Spend your morning with Chef Candy creating fast-rising pizza dough and watching as she demonstrates making fresh mozzarella cheese. Class will then move outside to assemble and cook a trio of personal sized pie in the wood-fired brick oven. Finish up the afternoon with a tasting and complimentary glass of rosé wine to compliment these perfect pies. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


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From aardvarks to zebras this workshop is a unique opportunity to take the perspective of animals other than humans. Join others who are interested in giving voice to an animal you know well or one you are curious about. This deep dive into researching and writing about other beings is for all levels of writers interested in any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama) who want to walk a mile in another's paws.


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This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance, and enhance feelings of well-being.


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Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on pain-free range of motion. All experience and skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat.


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Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


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