Spring Quarter Has Begun!

Spring Quarter Has Begun!

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Welcome to Spring Quarter! We are excited to be offering a number of great classes back on-campus and online. If you haven't signed up yet now's the time!

To register for the classes below, click on the class title. You can also call our office at (206) 934-3705 to register over the phone.

Art Classes  

04/08/2022 Abstract Oils with Cold Wax Medium

Figurative Collage

Figurative Collage: "All in the Family"

Where do you keep your favorite family photos? On your phone, or in a box somewhere? Put those snapshots where you'll actually see them: in a collage! In this class we'll center your favorite images in handmade artwork.

04/11/2022 The Secrets of Powerful Writing
04/13/2022 Charcoal Drawing
04/14/2022 Introduction to Drawing II


Jazz and the Visual Arts: Painting Music

Jazz had an incredible impact on the visual arts during the twentieth century. Delighting in the jazz performances of the Albert Ammons Trio directly influenced Piet Mondian's painting "Broadway Boogie Woogie." Through listening to the various styles of jazz as we examine representative art, we will explore the parallels and connections between the two modernist forms.


Jazz and The Visual Arts: Painting Music

04/19/2022 Dazzling Drafts: Fiction Works in Progress
04/19/2022 Improv for Everyone
04/21/2022 Free-Writing Workshop

Camera Basics

Camera Basics: What's That Button For?

Finally! Discover how to get out of your DSLR camera's auto mode and into using your camera to its fullest potential. You will learn how to use the manual controls on your digital camera to take phenomenal photos. Great beginner class.

04/21/2022 Writing True Crime
05/24/2022 Publishing Your E-Book

Enrichment Classes  

Investment Basics: Needed Now More Than Ever

Learn to understand what is really going on in the bewildering world of investing. Study the psychology of investing; fundamental and technical analysis strategies and techniques; debt securities, mutual funds, and winning strategies for retirement.


Investment Basics

04/13/2022 How to Be an Antiracist
04/21/2022 Understanding Trauma
05/07/2022 Mindfulness Meditation for Stressful Situations


Geology of Mount Rainer

Geology of Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier--Washington's most visible peak. We start 840,000 years ago when "The Mountain" first erupted and follow its growth to its present form. Learn why it is the most dangerous mountain in North America.


05/12/2022 Breathe for Health and Energy Medicine
05/23/2022 Western Washington's Geologic Hazards
06/15/2022 Birds of the Duwamish River Valley

Fitness Classes  

04/09/2022 Continuing Tai Chi: Grasping the Sparrow's Tail 2
 Sustaining Vitality: Qigong



Beginning Yoga

If you are feeling stressed--and who isn't these days?--adding yoga into your life is a great way to practice self-care. In this class you'll learn how to deal with tight hamstrings, creaky knees and other limitations so that you can enjoy this life-enhancing practice at your own pace.

Beginning Yoga

Food Classes

04/09/2022 The Art of Cakes

Good Eats Class

Friday Night Good Eats

Put a spin on your Friday night, grab your favorite Sous Chef and head into the kitchen for some good eats! Join Chef Michele for this 3 session Friday night class complete with cocktail or wine pairing suggestions.

  • Session 1: Tapas & Cocktails.

  • Session 2: Handmade Pasta & Sauce

  • Session  3: Sweet & Savory Galettes

06/11/2022 Sugar Art Mixed Mediums

Home Classes  

05/17/2022 Interior Design Fundamentals


Language Classes  

Spanish for Fun and Travel
Level 4

Taught only in Spanish, this course is a continuation of Spanish for Fun and Travel - Level 3. Activities are designed around stories, interviews, and role-playing, with some focus on the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Grammar is reviewed and new areas explored. Designed for students who want to maintain their conversation skills and improve vocabulary and structures.

Spanish Level 4

04/08/2022 Italian II
04/09/2022 TOEFL Preparation
04/12/2022 Italian for Beginners
04/12/2022 Intermediate ESL Workshop: Reading and Writing

Conversational Japanese 2

Conversational Japanese II

This conversational class is for beginners with little or no Japanese background and for those who want to brush up on Japanese speaking skills. We will cover useful phrases, pronunciation, vocabulary, some numbers, the ko-so-a-do words, and grammar. 

04/14/2022 Conversational Japanese I
04/16/2022 Continuing French: Esprit critique
06/03/2022 Italian Book Club
06/04/2022 Spanish Book Club

Professional Classes  



Take the mystery out of grant writing in this content-rich and hands-on course designed to dramatically improve your grant writing skills.

Grant Writing

04/13/2022 Audio Engineering: Introduction to Ableton Live and Beatmaking
04/14/2022 Audio Engineering: Introduction to Analog Gear

Marketing Classes

Marketing Workflow & Content Strategy


Time is money whether you are a professional or a small businesses owner. In this eight-week class learn how to effectively streamline your marketing process. By the end of class, you will be able to generate quality content, create marketing and social media graphics with ease, create short marketing videos and have an effective workflow process, including a content plan and automated workflow process.

04/20/2022 Introduction to Voiceover
04/23/2022 Intro to Audiobook Narration and Production at Home
04/27/2022 Starting a Legal Home-Based Food Business
04/28/2022 Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Emerging Leaders

Foundations of Project Management

Learn the essentials of project management from the standpoint of managing a single, small to medium-sized project. You'll go through the project life cycle in the same sequence you'll encounter when managing a real project in the workplace. We'll explore the entire product and project life cycle, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing

Foundations of Project Management

05/10/2022 Introduction to Public Speaking
05/21/2022 Introduction to Social Media

Audio Engineering Classes

Audio Engineering: Mastering Workshop

Mastering can improve the quality of a music production and get it ready for commercial distribution for CD, TV, the Internet, video games, and more. Mastering is the final process in audio and music production. In this stage, we optimize the track's mix and final volume to get a professional result.

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Now is your chance. 

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