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8/9/2018 Member News
MiraCosta College Offers Community Education Enrichment Courses in Hobbies and Skills


MiraCosta College Offers Community Education Enrichment Courses in Hobbies and Skills

MiraCosta College Community Education is offering the following hobbies and skills, not-for-credit, courses this fall:

Beginning Ukulele
Do you have a ukulele sitting in your house waiting to be played? Wouldn’t you like to pick up a ukulele, jam on the beach with friends, and show off what you have learned from this class? This ukulele class is open to beginners and all those who would like to continue to play the ukulele but are not quite on the intermediate level yet. Fee: $79. Supplies: A $10 materials fee will be collected in class. Please bring your own ukulele, tuner, 3-ring binder, notebook and pencil with eraser to class. Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 201. Time: 8 Tuesdays, 9/4–10/23, 6:30–8 PM.

Beginning Ballroom and Beyond
“Such a fun class, learned a lot!” - Joaxin P. (Spring 2017) No partner necessary. Do you want to take your dancing to the next level? This is a great class to brush up or to learn new dances. This session, we are exploring the conversational foxtrot and the elegant waltz. We will cover social dancing and how to take the material we learn in class to an actual real-life dance situation. Fee: $89. Early Bird Special $79. (Register BEFORE 8/31 for this rate.) Supplies: Wear soft, smooth-soled shoes (no flip flops). Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 204. Time: 7 Thursdays, 9/6–10/18, 6–7 PM.

Salsa and Bachata Social Dancing
No partner necessary. All levels are welcome. Bring up the heat with the popular salsa and bachata. Whether you are getting ready for an event or want to dance at Latin nightclubs, this class will give you the confidence to dance the night away. Fee: $89. Early Bird Special $79. (Register BEFORE 8/31 for this rate.) Supplies: Wear soft, smooth-soled shoes (no flip flops). Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 204. Time: 7 Thursdays, 9/6–10/18, 7:10–8:10 PM.

Clothing Alterations
“What an amazing class. I am new to sewing and have learned more than I ever anticipated." – Lauren M. (Spring 2018) All levels are welcome. Learn the fundamentals of fitting, style, re-style and repairs. Please bring one or more garments to class, which will be fitted by the instructor. After this class you will be able to make better choices when purchasing garments based on personal style, fit and body type. Fee: $110. Early Bird Special $90. (Register BEFORE 9/1 for this rate.) Supplies: Sewing machines are not required for this class nor are they available for use. Bring a sack lunch. A materials list will be sent with your student confirmation. Location: Oceanside Campus, Room 4529. Time: 4 Saturdays, 9/8–9/29, 10 AM–3 PM.

How to Draw Portraits That SELL
“Great course! You can get a lot from an instructor like Stan. So much experience. I feel like I'm getting Ivy League teaching.”  - Edward E. (Spring 2018) All experience levels welcome. Whether you are an absolute beginner or seasoned artist, this class will teach you secret tips and techniques to draw portraits that sell. Have fun learning basic portrait anatomy and expressions, how to photograph your model, and the business of portrait selling from a pro who has painted over 3,000 portraits. You will be drawing at every class session! Fee: $115. Early Bird Special $105. (Register BEFORE 9/1 for this rate.) Supplies: A $3 materials fee will be collected in class for handouts. A materials list will be sent prior to the start of class. Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 206. Time: 6 Saturdays, 9/8–10/13, 9 AM–12 PM.

NEW  Mosaic Trays and Treasures
All levels are welcome. In this fun and relaxed class, we will create a mini-tray, keepsake box, picture frame and large tray suitable for home use or gifts. Use found objects, glass, ceramic pieces or tiles to express your creativity. Whether you are new to this art form or simply want to share studio time with others, all are welcome! Fee: $129. Early Bird Special $119. (Register BEFORE 9/7 for this rate.) Supplies: A $50 materials fee will be collected in class. Students may choose to purchase additional materials and/or bring their own tools from home. Location: San Elijo Campus, Room 406. Time: 7 Thursdays, 9/13–10/25, 6–9 PM.

There are four ways to register for a course at MiraCosta College’s TCI site:
 
• Internet Registration—Go to miracosta.augusoft.net to register online.
• By Phone: 760.795.6820—Please have your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card in hand and your registration information ready when you call.
• In Person—Community Education & Workforce Development Office, MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
• By Mail—Complete the registration form using a separate form for each person (forms may be duplicated.) Visa, MasterCard, Discover card or check payable to MiraCosta College) can be used to pay registration fees. If you would like a confirmation, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail checks and completed registration form(s) to: Community Education & Workforce Development, MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

About the Technology Career Institute

Situated in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, MiraCosta’s Technology Career Institute (TCI) offers unsurpassed opportunities for students to gain real-world work experience through hands-on, accelerated and cooperative education offerings. With its vast network of partner employers, program graduates are sought after for employment into some of the world’s most renowned corporations.
About MiraCosta College
 
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 17,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.