Offerings

Join renowned 30-year Central Oregon artist David Kinker, painter, muralist, art instructor, and river enthusiast, and engage with the magic of painting as a creative adventure! In this unique acrylic painting class, discover how to create a powerful visual impact. Start to see the world from an artist's perspective, build a "toolkit" of skills and concepts to form your own personal painting style, and practice painting in an encouraging environment. All skill levels are welcome!


February 21, 2024 to March 20, 2024, BEC 0152
April 3, 2024 to May 1, 2024, BEC 0152
Are you interested in learning about great Spanish artists? This lecture-style course, taught in Spanish, will introduce you to the lives, times, and styles of four prominent Spanish painters.


June 1-15, 2024, CHLAB 207
Create unique and beautiful 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. Students may take the course for personal enrichment or to earn Sogetsu school certification toward a teacher's diploma. Perfect for beginners and those already familiar with Ikebana techniques.


April 14, 2024 to May 5, 2024, BEC 0152
Discover how to create dynamic nature and landscape photographs like the pros! Join professional outdoor photographer Steve Giardini and learn composition, exposure, and post-exposure editing skills, with a focus on landscape photography. This course is designed for photo enthusiasts who want to take their skills to the next level. Be challenged without being intimidated!


May 7-14, 2024, CHLAB 207
Discover how to create dynamic nature and landscape photographs like the pros! Join professional outdoor photographer Steve Giardini and learn composition, exposure, and post-exposure editing skills, with a focus on landscape photography. This course is designed for photo enthusiasts who want to take their skills to the next level. Be challenged without being intimidated!


March 5-12, 2024, CHLAB 207
Have fun learning how to draw, even if you think you can't. This class shows you techniques to develop skills using geometric shapes which are then softened and rounded to draw anything. Beginning drawing is the basis for all fine art because it teaches you how to see objects in a different way. You will do a technique sheet and a finished drawing. Beginning Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, February 24, 2024, RDM1 105
Friday, May 3, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, June 1, 2024, MDR 116
Building on the information in Beginning Drawing 1, you will explore the importance of value (shading) which provides depth and perspective on a two-dimensional surface. Value is one of the main elements in drawing and painting, and adding charcoal makes it exciting. The projects include a pencil drawing and a charcoal drawing. Beginning Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, March 2, 2024, RDM1 105
Friday, May 10, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, June 1, 2024, MDR 116
In session three of Beginning Drawing, you will investigate the advanced drawing techniques of pencil, ink, and charcoal. Bring a black and white photo of something you would like to draw that is approximately 8 by 10 inches. Beginning Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, March 9, 2024, RDM1 105
Friday, May 17, 2024, BEC 0152
Have fun learning how to draw, even if you think you can't. This class shows you techniques to develop skills using geometric shapes which are then softened and rounded to draw anything. Beginning drawing is the basis for all fine art because it teaches you how to see objects in a different way. You will do a technique sheet and a finished drawing. Beginning Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


February 24, 2024 to March 9, 2024, RDM1 105
May 3-17, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, June 1, 2024, MDR 116
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords, and strumming. Designed for students with no prior guitar experience or those who want a refresher on the basics. Establish a foundation of skills in a safe, supportive environment, reinforced with home practice, with experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson!


April 1, 2024 to June 3, 2024, RDM1 105
April 4, 2024 to June 6, 2024, PEN 0228
Learn the basics of metalsmithing while making your own textured ring with a set gemstone! Metalsmithing techniques for this project include filing, sanding, ring sizing, forming, hammering, soldering, finish work, and more. The class will include a brief lecture on the metal arts and safety while working with metals, then a hands-on demonstration. By the end of the class, you will have made a unique textured ring with a set gemstone to take home with you! No experience necessary!


Saturday, March 16, 2024, PEN 0224
Learn to use Japanese copic markers! This class is an introduction to alcohol-based copic markers and how they blend to create beautiful color artwork. You will learn what copic markers are, what the letters and numbers on the markers mean, and how copic markers are different from other kinds of markers. You will also get plenty of hands-on time to practice copic art techniques like blending, shading and layering, using multiliners, and drawing on different kinds of paper. During class, you will create a piece of copic artwork using what you have learned. Materials are required for this course. You can view this information in the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing or on your e-mail Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by e-mail at ceinfo@cocc.edu.


Saturday, April 20, 2024, CHLAB 207
Learn to use Japanese copic markers! Learn basic skills in the first workshop, then expand your creativity and techniques in week two. Students can for the weekly stand-alone sessions, or register for the two week series at a discounted rate. Materials are required for this course. You can view this information in the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing or on your e-mail Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by e-mail at ceinfo@cocc.edu.


April 20, 2024 to May 4, 2024, CHLAB 207
Expand your skills and take your Copic coloring to the next level! This class is an extension of the beginner class. Create beautiful artwork, with plenty of hands-on time to practice Copic art techniques like blending, shading and layering, using multiliners, and drawing on different kinds of paper. During class, you will create a piece of Copic artwork using what you have learned. Expand your creativity with alcohol-based Japanese Copic markers. Materials are required for this course. You can view this information in the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing or on your e-mail Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by e-mail at ceinfo@cocc.edu.


Saturday, May 4, 2024, CHLAB 207
Learn design techniques through the medium of calligraphy, and tri-tangles. Learn the basics of the beautiful art of elegant calligraphy writing, by exploring the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing, and arrangement of words. Second session, you will create a masterpiece with using fun, stress-free way to create beautiful art. Using tri-tangles, dots, lines, curves, orbs, and many other shapes, you personalize patterns within a specific form to create delightful, artistic surprises. No experience is required except an open mind and the desire to have fun. Take the series of two, or register for either of the single sessions. No experience necessary.


April 19-26, 2024, RDM1 105
Learn the basics of the beautiful art of elegant writing. You will explore the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing, and arrangement of words. Have fun creating personalized items for friends and family. This is a great class for the DIY person. Bring a quote, song lyric, or a short poem to create your work of art. Materials are provided. No experience is necessary.


Friday, April 19, 2024, RDM1 105
Do you have souvenirs from a vacation or adventure? Take your memories out of the drawer. Use simple design principles including balance, unity, symmetry, and color to create a one-of-a-kind art treasure to hang on a wall or decorate a shelf. Bring souvenirs you want to use. The finished project will be 18 by 24 inches. Paper, glue, and wire are provided, but not frames, for your finished piece.


Friday, March 8, 2024, BEC 0152
Create a masterpiece by using a fun, stress-free way to create beautiful art. Using tri-tangles, dots, lines, curves, orbs, and many other shapes, you personalize patterns within a specific form to create delightful, artistic surprises. First, you will experiment with a three-by-five paper tile using patterns or doodles. Your second tangle will be larger in a shape you choose provided from templates which include animals, buildings, shapes, and scenery. This relaxing technique will change a simple shape into an intricate and amazing piece of unique art. No experience is required. All materials are supplied.


Friday, April 26, 2024, RDM1 105
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive course, you will learn how 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.


April 16-23, 2024, CHLAB 207
Doodle your way to a masterpiece by using this fun, stress-free way to create beautiful art. Using dots, lines, curves, orbs, and many other shapes, you personalize patterns within a specific form to create delightful, artistic surprises. First, you will experiment with a three-by-five paper tile using patterns or doodles. Your second tangle will be larger in a shape you choose provided from templates which include animals, buildings, shapes, and scenery. This relaxing technique will change a simple shape into an intricate, amazing piece of unique art. No experience is required. All materials are supplied.


Friday, March 1, 2024, MDR 116
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing/painting the human figure. This course offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models. You will have the chance to work from poses ranging 1-20 minutes in length, with breaks to connect with other students and/or obtain feedback on your work. There are no critiques. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board. The course fee covers the model fees, but tips are welcome.


January 12, 2024 to March 15, 2024, PEN 0105
April 5, 2024 to June 7, 2024, CHLAB 301
Film noir usually tells a story of crime and sexual passion. A strong woman, often portrayed as the femme fatale or spider woman, is central to the plot. A weaker man, who might be called the homme fatal, is usually manipulated to steal or kill as part of a plan to be together with his lover. Society is often portrayed as corrupt, and the hero or antihero begins on the edge of this society. The films of the classic noir period, 1941-1959, were shot in black and white, though critics argue whether noir films can be made in color. In any case, the cinematography of high-contrast, shadowy images and reflections serves to emphasize a theme of entrapment. As a post-World War II phenomenon, the films reflect the violence of war and a changing social order. Besides viewing and critiquing the cinematic art of the films, the course will consider whether film noir is a genre or a style. The course will meet weekly for five weeks, viewing five feature films and one documentary.


May 1-29, 2024, PIO 0201
This course Examines the role of comic books and graphic novels as cultural and artistic creations in popular culture and literature. Identifies a vocabulary for discussing, explaining, writing, and analyzing comics. Explores relevant social and historical events in the development of comics. May include comics to film comparisons or principal author studies. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 10, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you tried to design a space but weren't happy with the results? Have you seen a space you loved and wanted to create in your home? In this introductory course, join professional interior designer Florence McLaughlin to learn the simple rules for creating a beautiful space! During this interactive course, you will learn essential concepts and do engaging projects with elements like space planning, lighting, color, texture, furniture, art, and accessories. Develop your own taste and style, and create a space that is visually stunning and fits your life. Whether you want to design a small space or your entire house, you will come away with an understanding of how the best interiors are created, and the confidence to design like a pro!


February 5, 2024 to March 11, 2024, HCC 0230
Do you love to look at beautiful flowers and plants in art? You can learn to capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps! Class includes an introduction to supplies, botanical drawing, and watercolor painting techniques, and you will have plenty of time to try out the techniques in class. All materials provided by instructor. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome!


Sunday, March 17, 2024, BEC 0152
This beginning adult contemporary class will introduce students to the basic skills of contemporary dance technique. Contemporary dance is influenced by the foundations of modern dance and fused with contemporary practices (release technique, GAGA, Countertechnique, etc.). Students will learn the fundamentals of contemporary floor work, traveling steps, and simple choreography. Classical training, Pilates, and yoga are important tools that will be used to help students gain an understanding of healthy alignment. Not only will students learn the basics of contemporary dance, but they will also get a great workout, build strength and flexibility, and most of all have fun!


November 1, 2023 to March 13, 2024, Central Oregon School of Ballet
Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Discover the ins and outs of creating incredible photos with your iPhone. This class will teach you how to use your iPhone camera more effectively using basic composition skills and exposure control. Learn about image editing and apps that can add that extra something to make your images stand out. You'll likely discover things you never knew about your iPhone camera, and be inspired to create images that you'll love!


Monday, May 6, 2024, CHLAB 207
If you're thinking about learning how to paint with oil paints but have doubts because you think it may be too complicated, this series is meant for you. Jump Start Oil Painting is a 4 part series designed to provide you with the fundamentals necessary to to paint using oils with confidence and competency. Students will embark on oil painting journey learning the basic on oil materials and painting fundamentals of color mixing, value rendering, simplifying shapes and brush stroke technique. The goal is to have students discover the versatility and vibrancy of oil paints and have the basic tools and techniques to continue to create expressive artwork moving forward.


February 19, 2024 to March 11, 2024, BEC 0152
Macramé is making a comeback! Macramé is an easy method for crafting textile pieces that can be both functional and beautiful. In this class, join crafter Melanie Bills and get started with macramé! During class, you will make a macramé plant hanger that will look great in your home! All supplies provided, and no experience necessary.


Saturday, March 16, 2024, CHLAB 301
Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Learn the basics of metalsmithing while making your own fidget/spinner ring! Metalsmithing techniques for this project include filing, sanding, ring sizing, forming, hammering, finishing work, and more. The class will include a brief lecture on the metal arts and safety while working with metals, then a hands-on demonstration. By the end of the class, you will have made a unique spinner ring to take home with you! No experience necessary!


Friday, March 8, 2024, PEN 0224
Discover how easy it is to emboss designs into copper and brass to create beautiful pieces of art. Learn about the tools and techniques necessary to create these unique designs. Students will walk away with two finished pieces, one in copper and one in brass. No experience necessary. Students are welcome to bring their own design to emboss if desired. All materials provided.


Friday, March 15, 2024, PRI 127
This course presents the fundamentals of music making, including notation of pitch, rhythm, music terminology, scales, key signatures, intervals, and chord spelling. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 12, 2024, RTEC 136
Provides hands-on instruction in advanced techniques of music technology in a MIDI/audio studio. Covers advanced applications of synthesizers, professional sound recording/editing software, MIDI networking, MIDI sequencing, digital effects, and both analog and digital mixing and mastering. Provides experience in syncing sound and music to digital videos. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 2, 2024 to June 13, 2024, OCH 0202
Provides terminology and skills for sound design, analyzing and writing basic music scores, and spotting cues for film/video/game music. Create unique sound scores using industry standard software for various media through practical, hands-on activities, including sound recording, editing and mixing, audio manipulation, and electronic synthesis. There is no textbook for this course. However, an external hard drive will be required to store projects; 250 GB would be a good minimum size since audio and video files are generally quite large. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 2, 2024 to June 13, 2024, OCH 0202
Discover the fundamental steps necessary to paint realistic animal portraits using classical oil painting techniques. This course will introduce students to best practices for oil painting and provide fundamental drawing skills needed to capture the "likeness" and realistically recreate a 3-dimensional form on canvas.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It's fun and easy to learn two-point perspective with this step-by-step method. Perspective gives objects like houses, barns, office building, fences, etc. the appearance of going back in space in two directions which give depth and distance. A pencil is used for this technique which adds realism to your projects. This also teaches the use of measuring exact proportions. Perspective Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, April 27, 2024, RDM1 105
It is better to learn one-point perspective after taking Perspective Simplified 1 because it makes the concepts easier to understand. This technique relies more on horizontals, verticals, and different points of view. All skill levels are welcome. Pencil or ink techniques will add to the interest of your two finished projects. All skill levels are welcome. All materials are provided. Perspective Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, May 4, 2024, RDM1 105
This exciting class teaches you how to put one-point and two-point perspective into one finished drawing using pencil, ink, or colored pencils. Subjects you choose can be outdoor buildings and landscape, cityscapes, or interior rooms. Perspective Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, March 16, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, May 11, 2024, RDM1 105
It's fun and easy to learn one and two-point perspective drawing with this step-by-step method. Perspective gives objects like houses, barns, office building, fences, etc. the appearance of going back in space in two directions which give depth and distance. A pencil is used for this technique which adds realism to your projects. This also teaches the use of measuring exact proportions. Perspective Drawing Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


April 27, 2024 to May 11, 2024, RDM1 105
Dive in to 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.


Saturday, May 18, 2024, RDM1 105
Students will learn various techniques of working with clay through demonstrations and specific projects. Those with prior clay experience will review techniques and expand their skill level in both wheel throwing and hand building. Because there is a wide range of skill level and technique focus among students, emphasis will be placed on individual development and one-on-one attention, particularly for beginners. Materials are required for this course.


January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024, PEN 0226
January 25, 2024 to March 14, 2024, PEN 0226
April 2, 2024 to May 21, 2024, PEN 0226
April 4, 2024 to May 23, 2024, PEN 0226
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. 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.


May 7-14, 2024, CHLAB 301
Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for amateur singers to participate in a musically enriching 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 are welcome. Bring $20 (cash or check) for a music rental fee to the first class session.


February 26, 2024 to May 13, 2024, RTEC 209
Learn the simplicity and the joy of watercolor for all levels of experience. Discover simple techniques to create three small paintings with the use of ink to accent and define shapes. These techniques are easy and fun with step-by-step instruction. All materials are provided. Watercolor series builds on techniques and experience. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, April 6, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, May 18, 2024, PRI 119
Discover more watercolor techniques in the second class to create texture and depth in your paintings using salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid. No experience is required for the two projects. All materials are provided. Watercolor Simplified Series should be taken in order. All materials are provided. Watercolor series builds on techniques and experience. Take the series of three, or register for any of the single sessions.


Saturday, April 13, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, May 18, 2024, PRI 119
Using the techniques learned in Watercolor Simplified I and 2, you will discover how value and blending are key elements in giving depth and volume to a finished painting. Students will complete a painting 8 by 10, 9 by 12, or 11 by 15 inches. All materials are provided. Watercolor Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


Friday, February 23, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, April 20, 2024, BEC 0152
Learn the simplicity and the joy of watercolor for all levels of experience. Discover simple techniques to create small paintings with the use of ink to accent and define shapes. These techniques are easy and fun with step-by-step instruction. All materials are provided. Watercolor Simplified series builds on techniques and experience. It is recommended the series be taken in order, but not required. Take the series together, or register for any of the single sessions.


February 3-23, 2024, BEC 0152
April 6-20, 2024, BEC 0152
Saturday, May 18, 2024, PRI 119