UNM-Los Alamos Community Education has released its spring schedule of noncredit classes. Households in Los Alamos and White Rock should receive a copy of the schedule in the mail. Schedules also are available for pickup on campus and from area newsstands.
Community Education classes offer the perfect opportunity to continue to learn about different topics and to meet other people who have similar interests. Explore astrophysics with scientists from LANL, study beginning Chinese with a native speaker and experienced teacher, learn to sing in a supportive environment from a voice coach and highly-trained performer, or find a new career in fitness instruction.
Lisa Caldwell, program coordinator for Community Education, encourages people to sign up early.
“Last semester, we had a lengthy waiting list for Playing the Didgeridoo, and the digital photography and Spanish classes often fill up in advance,” Caldwell said.
“We are pleased to be able to offer these courses again as well as our standard lineup of yoga, Pilates, and conditioning classes. There is always a renewed interest in healthy living and exercise after the holiday season.”
Several new topics will make their debut, while popular classes will continue to be offered in 2017. Painting with Palette Knife has been expanded to offer students more time in the studio and other art classes such as coloring page creation, jewelry making, comics, fabric transfer, and watercolor painting have been introduced.
An interesting new focus of study for the spring is sustainability in the home and garden. Local designer, Suzette Fox, will teach a one-day workshop in green design where participants will learn to use sustainable products in fun, inspired ways to create beautiful homes.
In another workshop, Amanda Bramble, director of the Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, will lead a session on safely using greywater outside the home to create gardens and wildlife habitats.
Professional development classes are also being offered. In cooperation with the UNM-LA Office of Instruction, Community Education is cross-listing classes in Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, organizational skills, project management, and time management. All of these class may also be taken for college credit. See the UNM-Los Alamos Spring 2017 Class Schedule for more information: http://losalamos.unm.edu/academics/class-schedule.html.
Please note that anyone 65 or older is eligible to take credit classes for a reduced tuition rate of $5 per credit hour if space is still available on the first day of classes, Jan.17.
Community Education classes begin on various dates throughout the spring semester, which runs Jan.17 through May 13.
To register or view the complete listing of Community Education classes with cost, dates, and descriptions, see the print or online Spring 2017 schedule.
For more information, contact Community Education at 505.662.0346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.