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Save this schedule! Classes start throughout the spring semester. January May Continuing Education Activities Workforce Training/ Computer Workshops Classes Spring 2015 Schedule of Non-Credit Classes 2 (406) General Interest Classes Discover and develop your creative talents. Workforce Training Resources for your business success. Inside Computer Workshops Improve your skills. General Interest Classes Arts & Leisure 3 Bridge 5 Communications & Writing 5 Community Lectures 6 Creative Inventions 7 Dance 6 Education/Teacher Renewal Units 7 Equine 8 Finance 8 Firearms Safety Training 8 Fitness & Strength 9 Genealogy 10 Health & Wellness 10 History 11 Home & Garden 12 Kitchen Creations 12 Knitting & Spinning 14 Language 14 Literature 15 Music 15 Outdoor & Recreation 16 - Motorcycle Rider Training 16 Personal Enrichment 17 Photography 17 Professional Development 17 Computer & Technology Workshops Introductory Computer Courses 18 Social Media & Marketing 19 Central Desktop 19 Digital Cameras & Photo Editing 20 Strengthen Your Workplace Skills 20 QuickBooks 20 Microsoft Word, Excel, &Outlook 21 For Writers 21 Workforce Training Finance 22 Human Resource Survival Series 23 Jump Start for Supervisors 24 Marketing 25 Communication 25 Entrepreneurship 25 Certificate & Licensure Training 27 Industry Certification Testing 28 Brown Bag Sessions 29 Online Classes Take classes conveniently, anywhere, anytime. Glacier Institute 29 Registration Information 30 Location Key/Campus Map 31 Registration Form 31 Online Non-Credit Classes 32 Online registration is easy! Register from the convenience of your home or office for non-credit classes. Simply go to For questions regarding online registration, contact Connee at (406) ARTS & LEISURE Learn to Draw (5 weeks) John Cheek A great class for beginners, novices, or those who just want to improve their drawing skills. Receive individualized attention in a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere. Each class will begin with a lecture and discussion followed by lots of drawing. You may wish to bring a sack lunch. A supply list will be furnished at the time of registration. Saturdays Jan 31-Feb 28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $159 ARTS 1263A AT Bldg Rm 107 Techniques of Palette Knife Painting (5 weeks) John Cheek Discover how to paint still life, landscape, portrait and abstract works partially or completely with palette knives. You ll complete several paintings during this class. You may wish to bring a sack lunch. A supply list will be furnished at the time of registration. Class will not meet on April 4. Saturdays Mar 7-Apr 11 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $159 ARTS 1239A AT Bldg Rm 107 Drawing and Painting People (5 weeks) John Cheek Whether you want to improve your skills or whether you want to do portraits, this class is all about drawing and/or painting people. Understand how to work on perspective, fine structure, shadows, and the importance of the eyes and mouth. From the anatomy to the techniques with different media, you will enhance your skills. You may wish to bring a sack lunch. A supply list will be furnished at the time of registration. Saturdays Apr 18-May 16 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $159 ARTS 1282A AT Bldg Rm 107 Watercolor Magic (8 weeks) Dana Fraley Have you always wanted to try watercolor painting but were intimidated or too busy? This eight-week beginner class is an enjoyable way to try watercolor painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Practice making clouds by using the wipe out method and how to create water by using a dry brush. Learn and practice techniques during the first six sessions; then spend the last two classes working on your final project. Included in the cost listed is a $10 fee for some materials. A list of suggested items you will need to bring to class will be furnished at the time of registration. Tuesdays Jan 27-Mar p.m. $94 ARTS 1301A AT Bldg Rm 111 NEW! Facilitating Classroom Conversations About Art Discover innovative ideas for facilitating classroom discussions about artwork. Approved for three teacher renewal units. See page 7 for details. NEW! Montana Colors (6 weeks) Jenny Bevill Have you ever wished you could capture the colors in the Montana landscape? In this class you will be introduced to color-mixing with acrylic paints. We will also study brushwork and blending. Our culminating project will be a painting in which you have mixed all the colors and used expressive brushwork to capture a landscape. Included in the cost listed is a $10 fee for some materials. Bring your favorite landscape photos to use as reference and inspiration. A list of suggested items you will need to bring to class will be furnished at the time of registration. Thursdays Apr 9-May 14 6:30-8 p.m. $69 ARTS 1322A AT Bldg Rm 111 Paper Clay Mache Instructed by: Michael Jacobson Take one or all three of the following classes to discover the diverse options you can construct working with paper clay mache. All it takes is your imagination and creativity to make amazing works of art. No prior experience necessary. Included in the cost listed is a $5 fee for supplies. NEW! Snowmen (5 weeks) Discover how you can create a snowman with this easy paper clay process. Here is your chance to build a three foot snowman classic or creepy the style is up to you. During this workshop, you will practice different paper clay techniques and a variety of methods to create different hats and faces. Wednesdays Feb 4-Mar p.m. $69 ARTS 1327A AT Bldg Rm 108 NEW! Clay Animal Sculpture Workshop (5 weeks) Have you always wanted to create a bronze-like sculpture for yourself or to give as a gift? Bring a picture of the animal you want to construct to the first class. Learn several techniques to build an armature and create beautiful finishing applications. Turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a beautiful, artistic sculpture. Wednesdays Mar 11-Apr p.m. $69 ARTS 1328A AT Bldg Rm 108 NEW! Tree Faces (5 weeks) There is something spooky (or friendly!) in the woods. Introducing the Tree Faces paper mache workshop where you will discover techniques and methods to create life-like tree art. Create your own Tree Face using paper mache clay and wood. Wednesdays Apr 15-May p.m. $69 ARTS 1329A AT Bldg Rm 108 Non-credit Classes 3 4 (406) Beginning Stone Cutting (4 weeks) Charlie Mattison Learn how to cut cabochon s from rough gem materials. The course will cover free form, calibrated and special shapes with a little carving thrown in for fun. This course is for beginners and aspiring metalsmith s who want to cut their own stones. Must be 18 years of age or older. Provide your own safety glasses. Included in the cost listed is a $75 fee for stones and gem material. Saturdays Feb 28-Mar a.m.-2 p.m. $169 ARTS 1286A AT Bldg Rm 108 NEW! Precious Metal Clay - Basics to Challenges: Playing with PMC (1 session) Kris Kramer Create a unique piece of jewelry! Our spring semester, Precious Metal Clay classes are all about options. For these three classes it doesn t matter if you are new to PMC or an experienced PMC er. Come play with silver metal clay at your own level of adventure. You can make a pendant, a pair of earrings, a bunch of charms, a tube charm, a bar for a bracelet, or a simple band ring. Classes are limited to six participants for a lot of one-on-one help from the instructor. Mix and match or take all three of these creative, onesession classes. Included in the cost listed is a $25 fee for 9 grams of PMC3. All supplies are included. A) Thursday Feb :30 p.m. $100 B) Thursday Mar :30 p.m. $100 C) Saturday Apr :30 p.m. $100 ARTS 1323A, B, C AT Bldg Rm 111 Beadweaving Instructed by: Traci Staves These classes are designed for you to successfully create fun and beautiful jewelry while learning the fundamental stitches in beadweaving design. Classes are basic and the level is for both beginners or intermediate beaders. A supply list will be furnished at the time of registration. NEW! Beadweaving: Moroccan Nights Bracelet (2 weeks) This captivating embellished cuff works up fast using two-drop peyote stitch. Tuesdays Jan 27 & Feb p.m. $39 ARTS 1324A BC Bldg Rm 141 NEW! Beadweaving: Connections Bracelet (2 weeks) This cuff is fun and also quick to create using the herringbone stitch. The best part is the unlimited design possibilities once you ve mastered this stitch. Tuesdays Feb 10 & Feb p.m. $39 ARTS 1325A BC Bldg Rm 141 NEW! Beadweaving: So Bono (2 weeks) The brick stitch is a breeze to learn while stitching up these fun earrings that will always be in style. Included in the cost listed is a $3 fee for some materials. Tuesdays Mar 10 & Mar p.m. $42 ARTS 1326A BC Bldg Rm 141 Beading Treasures Instructed by: Jill Dutcher Create a myriad of beading treasures. No prior beading experience necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided. Included in the cost listed is a $10 fee for supplies. NEW! Beading 101 Beat the winter blues! Explore basic beading techniques and learn proper use and function of beading tools. This class includes your own set of basic beading tools for you to take home. There will be time during class for you to complete a small project. Wednesday Jan p.m. $29 ARTS 1330A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Bless Your Heart Use a fabulous Victorian locket made from vintage molds to make a one of a kind love token necklace. Pearls and crystals will be provided to complete this beautiful piece and make it your own. Wednesday Feb p.m. $29 ARTS 1331A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Snowtime Magic Create a dazzling blue crystal and silver snowflake bracelet and earring set. What a fitting end to the winter season! Wednesday Mar p.m. $29 ARTS 1332A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Time Southwestern Style Complete this southwestern style beaded watch band using southwestern colors. Watch face and all materials will be provided -- just bring inspiration! Wednesday Apr p.m. $29 ARTS 1333A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Locked up in Chains Try a new technique chainmaille. Using nothing but round metal rings, we will make a lacy chain in gold and silver. This is easy to do and will be fabulous to wear. Wednesday May p.m. $29 ARTS 1334A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Beading Creations: By the Sea Joyce Murphy (1 session) Create a three-wrap memory wire bracelet using beach glass beads of soft blue, sea foam green and aqua. A beach-themed charm and a few pearls will complete your stunning design. Beach glass beads have a matte finish resembling ocean tumbled glass. They are gorgeous. Included in the cost listed is a $5 fee for supplies. Monday Mar p.m. $24 ARTS 1335A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Beading Creation: Simply Pearls Joyce Murphy (1 session) Design a classy romantic special occasion bracelet using Swarovski glass pearls and a few Czech glass faceted crystals to complement. Breathtaking! Included in the cost listed is a $5 fee for supplies. Monday Apr p.m. $24 ARTS 1336A RH Bldg Rm 169 NEW! Beading Creations: Tree of Life Joyce Murphy (1 session) This bracelet boasts life-giving colorful varied beads strung on waxed linen and finished with a silver Tree of Life charm. A commitment to nurture, love and preserve the beauty of nature. Earthy and feminine! Included in the cost listed is a $5 fee for supplies. Monday May p.m. $24 ARTS 1337A RH Bldg Rm 169 Introduction to Native American Traditional Beading (5 weeks) Susan Dodson Discover the methods and history of artistically decorating all types of clothing and other objects with beadwork in this Native American beading class. Previous beading experience is not required. Included in the cost listed is a $20 fee for supplies. Bring small scissors. Thursdays Apr 16-May :30 p.m. $94 ARTS 1313A BC Bldg Rm 133 BRIDGE Beginner s Bridge II (6 weeks) Jim Swab If you know the basic rules of bridge and want to improve your bidding, playing and defensive skills, this course is for you! Each bridge lesson is followed by playing hands that are challenging and fun. Class will not meet on March 7. Saturdays Jan 31-Mar 14 9:30 a.m.-noon $60 HPER 1192A AT Bldg Rm 251 Intermediate Bridge (8 weeks) Deborah Triolo Want to improve your bridge game and have fun doing it? Join us in this eight week intermediate course designed for those who know the basics of bridge (Stayman, transfers and Blackwood). We will cover defense, leads and play of the hand. Class will meet at the Flathead Valley Bridge Center, 22 Village Loop, Kalispell. Tuesdays Mar 17-May 5 12:30-3:30 p.m. $60 HPER 1139A Bridge Center COMMUNICATIONS & WRITING NEW! Blogging for Creative People (4 weeks) Kathie Lapcevic Wanting to break into the world of blogging but unsure of where to start? This class will help you find a niche, set-up a blog, and write content whether your intention is: to share creative projects and network with other creative types, to keep in touch with friends and family, to build a fan-base for your business or product, to make a little extra income, or some combination of all of the above. Class will not meet on February 16. Mondays Feb 2-Mar p.m. $54 COMM 1011A AT Bldg Rm 251 Successful Self-Publishing (8 weeks) Carol Buchanan What s your story? A children s book, picture book, memoir, history, or novel? This class shows you how to publish and market it successfully. Learn the steps to publish your book on paper or as an e-book. Thank you again for the self-publishing class. I can t count the number of times I ve gone back to my notes as I have been getting my book out. I couldn t have done this had I not taken the class. It s the best class I ever took. Tom Bernstein, Author, A Rumor of Justice. Wednesdays Feb 4-Mar p.m. $94 ENGL 1100A AT Bldg Rm 205 Writing The First Novel (10 weeks) Dennis Foley This course is for writers who are eager to write or already writing their first novel. It s not a workshop. No writing needs to be submitted during the course. Instead, this course is designed to get you organized for the long haul of writing a popular novel. Emphasis is on creating habits that reduce the demand on your time while turning out the manuscript pages with the least amount of wasted motion. Focus will be on the elements of plotting, POV, story motion, character, dialogue, setting, conflict and dramatic tension. Class will not meet on March 30. Mondays Feb 23-May 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. $114 ENGL 1035A AT Bldg Rm 206 Scrivener Benefit from using this remarkable writing software. See page 21 for details. Introduction to Screenwriting (4 weeks) Kathy Dunnehoff Do you have an idea for a movie but aren t sure where to begin? This course covers the fundamentals from ideas to scenes to understanding the basic structure of a screenplay. When you break it down, it s easy to start your screenplay today! Tuesdays May 5-May :30 p.m. $64 ENGL 1091A AT Bldg Rm 202 Check out more great writing classes taught by Kathy Dunnehoff. See page 25 for details. Non-credit Classes 5 6 (406) COMMUNITY LECTURES No Charge; everyone welcome Wilderness Speaker Series Sponsored by the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and Montana Wilderness Association Flathead-Kootenai Chapter Thursdays * 7-8:30 p.m. Arts & Technology Building, Room 139 February 5: Wilderness Management 101 Understand the complex challenges of managing wilderness in today s society while still maintaining wilderness character. Deb Mucklow has 16 years of experience as a District Ranger working in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. She will share insights on the balance needed between today s technology, tools, experience and Wilderness Act expectations. March 5: The Wild is Consequential: Grizzlies, People and Sharing the Land Hear about the critical work being done to connect the wild lands of the Yellowstone grizzly population to the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem population. Steve Primm has worked on grizzly bear recovery in the Yellowstone Ecosystem for many years. He runs an organization called People and Carnivores which focuses largely on private land conservation for grizzlies and wolves. April 2: A Walk on the Wild Side; A 200 mile hike in the spirit of Bob Marshall Chris Peterson is a reporter for the Hungry Horse News and publishes the Glacier Magazine. Last year, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Chris partially retraced Bob s 288 mile hike through what is now the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Chris will present a slide show on the tales of his adventure. Visit the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex web site: www. for additional information. Small Landowners Weed Information Sessions Wednesdays * 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arts & Technology Building, Room 139 Do you own 5-50 acres of land and want to learn some basics about weed management? If so, attend these sessions to learn valuable information. Each night you will go through three 25 minute learning stations and be introduced to the following topics: March 4: Weed Identification, Plant Physiology, and Non-Chemical Control Options March 11: Chemical Labels, Calibrating Chemicals, Weed Law and Safety Sponsored by The Flathead Conservation District, The Department of Ag, MSU County Extension, CHS, Glacier National Park, Flathead County Weed Department, USFS, and FVCC. COMPUTERS Looking for a friendly introduction to using your computer? Want to find out how to use Excel, the new social media tools, or the ins and outs of Windows? Have you bought a digital camera but don t know how to use it? Do you want to learn QuickBooks? Check out the assortment of interesting classes for the beginner, the intermediate, and the advanced student. See pages DANCE Three great reasons to take a dance class: Meet other people Get some exercise Learn something new NEW! Irish Ceili Dancing (6 weeks) Crystal MacInnes Learn how to dance Irish Ceilis group dances. Start out by properly stretching and warming up to avoid injuries. Course will cover basic Irish dance steps and how to recognize the different types of music. Practice performing several Ceilis so you can dance them at functions. No partners needed. Wear comfortable clothes and flexible shoes smooth bottoms work well. Age welcome to attend with a registered adult. Thursdays Feb 19-Mar :30 p.m. $59 DANC 1045A TBA The following dance classes are taught by Roz Kristoffersen. Classes meet for 3 weeks/5 sessions. Attend with a registered dance partner if possible; if not, we will try to provide one. Location: Arts and Technology Building, Room 251. Western Two Step DANC 1008A, B Two step your way around the dance floor with confidence. Non-intimidating and enjoyable for those with little or no dance experience. A) Mon & Wed Mar 9-Mar :30 p.m. $45 B) Mon & Wed Apr 6-Apr 20 7:30-9 p.m. $45 Traditional Jitterbug Swing DANC 1007A, B Would you like to dance, but instead stay riveted to your seat while others step and spin? Learn to jitterbug and feel more confident and comfortable on the dance floor. This is a great class for beginners. A) Mon & Wed Mar 9-Mar 23 7:30-9 p.m. $45 B) Mon & Wed Apr 27-May :30 p.m. $45 Salsa DANC 1024A Hot, Hot, Hot! Fire up and learn dance moves to the redhot salsa beat. Great rhythm and moves you ll love. Mon & Wed Apr 6-Apr :30p.m. $45 Western Waltz and Ballroom DANC 1009A Look and feel at ease on the dance floor. A mixture of both ballroom and western styles to prepare you for those social occasions. Mon & Wed Apr 27-May 11 7:30-9 p.m. $45 CREATIVE INVENTIONS Beginning Robot Building (8 weeks) Gordon Sheldon Interested in learning how a robot works? Join this creative class that includes motors, batteries, controls, sensors and other aspects of robot building. Work in class and at home to construct your project. Adults enroll with a child (age 10 or older) and receive $10 off second registration. If you have an old VCR, bring it to class to dismantle. Wednesdays Feb 4-Mar p.m. $94 SCI 1007A RH Bldg Rm 131 EDUCATION TEACHER RENEWAL UNIT OPPORTUNITIES NEW! Facilitating Classroom Conversations about Art (1 session) Jenny Bevill Have you ever wanted to use a painting as a prompt or inspiration for a classroom discussion? This workshop will introduce you to the inquiry method used by museums around the world. We will use o
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