Community Ed

Fall 2022 Semester Community Education Workshops.

September Classes

Introduction to Pickleball 

illustration of two pickleball rackets and a pickleball

Pickleball is a popular sport that’s easy to learn and fun for all ages and skill levels. If you enjoy badminton, tennis, or ping-pong, give pickleball a try! If you love playing, you can join the Kodiak Pickleball League! Sign up for a 4 class session.

Instructor:  Jesse Mickelson
Cost: $75.00
Date: September 15, 22, 29, & October 6
Time: Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, East Elementary Gymnasium

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal. Register for "Introduction to Pickle Ball sec. 1" for these dates.

Nature Journaling a woman writing in a journal in the forest

Nature journals can be a record of seasons, observations and questions, a place to play with art and practice the art of paying attention. Join artist Shelly Lawson and practice connecting to the natural beauty around us.

Instructor: Shelly Lawson
Cost: $25.00
Date: September 25
Time: Sunday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Technology Center Rm. 102

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

October Classes

You've Got to Move It, Move It! 

two people strecthing

Practicing somatic movement helps us regain and maintain mobility as we age. Learn how to move to feel and breathe better in this 6 class series.

Instructor: Deb McCusker
Cost: $85.00
Date: October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 8
Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Format: In-person,  KOC Benny Benson Rm. 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
a laptop with charts showing and a calendar on a tablet

This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

Know excel terminology
Modify a worksheet
Format a worksheet
Data Entry
Print worksheets

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: October 7
Time: Friday 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126

You can bundle this course with Intermediate and Advanced Excel and take all 3 courses for $79.00 (a $38 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

an multicolor abstract illustration of a yoga poseYoga & Mindfulness

Invite gentle movement and some well deserved self-love into your week. Learn skills and tools to help support yourself on and off the mat. Open to all ability levels. Try our yoga and mindfulness class!

Instructor: Amanda Meyer
Cost: $59.00
Date: October 12, 19, 26, & November 2
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Benny Benson Rm. 130

You can register for this class through our Community Education PortalRegister for "Yoga & Mindfulness sec. 1" for these dates.

plastic zip top bag containing a dehydrated soup mix. Photo Credit Tony WebsterMore Pickleball

If you want to continue to hone your pickleball skills, register for our second course with Pickleball enthusiast Jesse Mickelson. If you've never played but want to learn, this is a great place to start! If you enjoy badminton, tennis, or ping-pong, give pickleball a try! Sign up for a 4 class session.

Instructor: Jesse Mickelson
Cost: $75.00
Date: October 13, 20, 27, & November 3 
Time: Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, East Elementary Gymnasium 

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal. Register for "Introduction to Pickle Ball sec. 2" for these dates.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

a laptop with charts showing and a calendar on a tablet

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Introduction course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

Manage workbooks.
Work with functions.
Work with formulas.
Work with lists.

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: October 14
Time: Friday, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126 

You can bundle this course with Introduction and Advanced Excel and take all 3 courses for $79.00 (a $38 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Game of Scones 

scones on a table

Pastry is coming. Learn to make delicious cranberry orange scones to go with all those fall-flavored drinks. You'll also learn how to adapt the recipe to make traditional favorites or create a new family treasure! Cook from your own cozy kitchen while Jacelyn leads you through the process - gather your friends and bake together!

Instructor: Jacelyn Keys
Cost: $19.00
Date: October 21  
Time: Friday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Format: Online via Zoom 

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Advanced Microsoft Excel

a laptop with charts showing and a calendar on a tablet

This course builds off the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Introduction and Intermediate courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality.

Analyze data
Visualize data with charts
Use PivotTables and PivotCharts
Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks
Share and protect workbooks
Automate workbook functionality
Create sparklines and map data.

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: October 21
Time: Friday, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126

You can bundle this course with Introduction to Excel and Intermediate Excel and take all three for $79.00 (a $38.00 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Create with Canva 

Canva "C" Logo

Would you like to create aesthetic flyers and social media posts quickly and easily? For non-designers tackling advertisements at work or personal projects like Christmas cards or collage, Canva is much more intuitive to use than adobe software like photoshop and illustrator. It provides plenty of templates, stock photos, graphics and fonts to work with so you can get the job done fast and look professional. And Canva is free for the most basic version.

For the first half of class we will explore the basic features of this online software and its tools via a mini lesson practice project. We will also go over basic rules of graphic design (do's and don'ts).

The second half of the class will be for working on a project of your own choosing.

Please come prepared; with your own free Canva account set up, and email to yourself whatever images or text you will be needing for your own project.  Visit canva.com to set up you free account.

Instructor: Robin Kiely 
Cost: $49.00
Date: October 29
Time: Saturday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

November Classes

The Call of the Loon

two loons on the water

Loons inspire our imaginations with their haunting calls and mystical behavior.  Unlike anywhere else in North America, all five species of loons breed in Alaska: Red-throated, Arctic, Pacific, Common, and Yellow-billed Loons. This online presentation will introduce the characteristics of loons, their evolutionary path, life cycle, conservation threats, and their status in Alaska. Learn more about the special rearing of young loons in south-central  Alaska.

Instructor: Dr. Cindy Trussell
Cost: $25.00
Date: November 7 
Time: Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Format: Online via Zoom

You can bundle this course with "Birding the Local Hotspots" and take both courses for $30.00 (a $10.00 savings). Register for "The Birder's Bundle" to take advantage of this opportunity.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Birding the Local Hotspots: Town to the Flats

a nuthatch berched on a snowy branch

Professor and bird enthusiast Cindy Trussell has selected prime birding spots to introduce you to where to go on the road system! The group will meet at the college and head out to bird together.

Come prepared for a possible mile walk (accommodations will be made for those who need breaks); wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate layers. Bring binoculars and a scope if you're willing to carry them

Instructor: Dr. Cindy Trussell
Cost: $15.00
Date:  November 13
Time: Sunday 10:00- until done
Format: In Person, meet at the KOC parking lot
Space is limited to 10 people

You can bundle this course with "The Call of the Loon" and take both courses for $30.00 (a $10.00 savings). Register for "The Birder's Bundle" to take advantage of this opportunity.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

an multicolor abstract illustration of a yoga poseYoga & Mindfulness

Invite gentle movement and some well deserved self-love into your week. Learn skills and tools to help support yourself on and off the mat. Open to all ability levels. Try our yoga and mindfulness class!

Instructor: Amanda Meyer
Cost: $59.00
Date: November 9, 16, 30, & December 7
Time: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Benny Benson Rm. 130

You can register for this class through our Community Education PortalRegister for "Yoga & Mindfulness sec. 2" for these dates.

3 Easy Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining
appetizers on a glass table

Last minute holiday events and the hustle of the season bring both joy and exhaustion. Impress friends and family at your next holiday gathering with easy recipes that call for pantry staples you can make again and again. Ingredients included - sampling encouraged!

Instructor: Jacelyn Keys
Cost: $45.00
Date: November 12
Time: Saturday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Format: In Person, KOC Campus Center Lobby

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

The Chemistry of Cold-Process Soap Making

soap poured into molds being leveled

Soap making is part craft and part science. The foundation of soap making starts with understanding its chemistry. In this two-day workshop, you will learn the materials, skills, and chemistry needed to craft a basic soap recipe. You will finish up the session by making your first bar of soap. In the second session, you will evaluate the purity of your soap. All materials needed to craft your soap will be provided.

Instructor: Dr. Cindy Trussell
Cost: $69.00
Date: November 16 & 30
Time: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Science Lab

Your can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

December Classes

Create Natural Bath and Body Products
towels and bath and body products on a table

This class is perfect for making gifts sold in expensive spas. Learn to make sugar scrubs and salt glows that are perfect for someone’s stocking! Or make a decadent gift for yourself! Play with aromatherapy scents in this hands-on class. Materials included.

Instructor: Becky Stewart
Cost: $59.00
Date: December 3
Time: Saturday 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Format: In Person, KOC Technology Center Rm. 102

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Building Resiliencybricks being laid into a wall

Writing your Mission Statement: recognizing your strengths, defining goals & paving your path with purpose. Learn from Tania Silva-Johnson about building resilience, pivoting through life’s challenges, and the ways that “finding your fun” can build joy, hope & peace.

Instructor: Tania Silva-Johnson
Cost: $25.00
Date: December 5
Time: Monday, 6:00-8:00pm
Format: In-person, KOC Benny Benson Rm. 106 

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Festive Holiday Floral Arrangement Class
red, white, and green floral arrangement on a table

It's time to deck the halls! And your table! In our class you will work alongside our instructor, Kate Loewen, to created a floral arrangement perfect to enhance your holiday celebration or give as a gift. Get into the holiday spirit by playing around with flowers, baubles, and festive greenery! Materials included

Instructor: Kate Loewen
Cost: $55.00
Date: December 11
Time: Sunday Noon-2:00 p.m.
Format: In Person, KOC Benny Benson Rm. 128

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal