Community Ed

Spring 2024 Semester Community Education Workshops

January Classes

Knot Tying 101

Hoping to tie down your kayaks, surfboards, or bikes for summer adventures? Need to know essential knots for deckhands before the fishinfour different knots tied with ropeg season? Moving and know you'll need to secure a truckload? Knot Tying 101 will introduce the purpose and techniques behind commonly  used knots like the bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend, and rolling hitch. Spend an hour learning from commercial fisherman, Toby Sullivan. Kids are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult if under 13 years of age.

Instructor: Toby Sullivan
Cost: $20.00
Date: Thursday, January 25
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Format: In-person, Benny Benson Room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal, register for Sec. 2.

 

February Classes

Yoga Medicine: An Introduction to Ayurveda

Curious about Ayurveda? Dayna Brockman will share the history as well as introduce some of the practices and pillars of this healing tradition. various teas and herbs used in ayurveda

Instructor:  Dayna Brockman
Cost: $19.00
Date: February 3
Time: Saturday, 12:00-2:00 pm
Format: In-person, Benny Benson room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal 

Introduction to Printmaking

a person making prints with a roller

This four week course will introduce students to a variety of printmaking techniques and styles, inspire you to get creative and, possibly end up with some original holiday/ all occasion cards. Hands-on lessons include design, carving "safety cut" blocks, inking and printing. We will also experiment with mono printing and gelli prints.

Along the way we will learn about the history of/ possibilities of printmaking.

Instructor:  Bonnie Dillard
Cost: $130.00
Date: February 4, 11, 18, & 25 
Time: Sundays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Format: In-person, Kodiak Technology Center room 130 (science lab)

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal Register for Sec. 2

Introduction to Pickleball
Pickleball paddles and balls on a court near a net

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 Mickleson
Cost: $85.00
Date: 4 Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 4 Thursdays,  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-Person, Auxiliary Gym

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal, register for sec. C

Risotto BOGO

Does hearing the very word ‘risotto’ strike fear into your heart?  Or exhaustion into your arm?  Learn how easybowl of risotto garnished with purple flowers
it can be to make a consistently fantastic risotto in your own kitchen. You’ll learn which rice to choose and how to create this deliciously creamy Italian staple dish. During class we’ll prepare two different types of risotto: a traditional Milanese saffron using traditional techniques and a gorgonzola, pear and walnuts risotto or a lemon and spring pea risotto using restaurant-style shortcuts. Register yourself and then bring a +1, family member, date, or friend for a fun night out creating delightful and deceptively simple deliciousness.

Instructor: Jacelyn Keys
Cost: $45.00
Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Lobby 

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Computer Basics Cancelled

Learn about basic software, file management, navigating the web, and ask any questions you would like to have answered!

Instructor: Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan

a woman looking at a computer from a couch


Cost: $39.00
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center 126

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
microsoft excel logo

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: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Room 126

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Cellphones For Seniors

Learn tips and tricks to make the most of cellphone technology   man with a beard holding a cellphone

Instructor: Logan Creelman
Cost: $40.00
Date: February 22
Time: Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Format: In-person, KOC BBB 129

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Somatic Movement & Guided Relaxation

Learn to move and breathe better, as well as regain and maintain physical mobility using Somatic Movement.  Then take these exercises home to continue your practice!     person on therapy table being moved

Instructor: Deb McCusker
Cost: $40.00
Date: February 24
Time: Saturday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Format: In-person, KOC BBB 128

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal. Register for Sec. 3

Library Love creative writing workshop

Love words, books, and libraries? Get inspired wandering the college library stacks for a series of art & creative writing projects. We’llbooks, a pen, and a journal on a table with a cup of coffee use the language of our favorite subjects as scaffolding for personal reflection and storytelling.

Instructor: Sara Loewen
Cost: $20.00
Date: Sunday, February 25
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Format: In-person, Kodiak College Library

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

March Classes

Birding for Complete Beginners
woman in the woods looking through binoculars and holding a book

Never gone birding before? Learn how to start identifying a variety of birds on Kodiak or elsewhere in this interactive session taught by Dr. Cindy Trussell.

Instructor: Cindy Trussell
Cost: $25.00
Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Format: In-Person, KoC Benny Benson Room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal
Register for the Birder's Bundle and get all three bird classes in March for $60, a $15 savings!

Marine Mosaics
mosaics shaped like fish

Learn to create a marine-themed glass mosaic with artist Kathy Johnson. Enjoy playing with color choices and bring home a work of art for your home or garden. Materials are included with course registration.

Instructor: Kathy Johnson
Cost: $85.00
Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, Benny Benson Room 130

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal Register for Sec. 4

Acrylic Paint Pouring
mixed acrylic paint being poured onto canvas

Acrylic paint pouring is fast, fun and messy! Play with swirling colors and designs poured onto rocks, glass, or canvas and have a blast making artistic messes—not at your house!  You bring the objects. All paint provided. 

Instructor: Cindy Trussell
Cost: $39.00
Date:  Friday, March 8
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Format: In-Person, KoC Technology Center Room 130

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Introduction to Kodiak’s Birds on the Water 
waterfowl flying over the ocean

Wish you could identify all those feathered beauties floating offshore? Learn how to distinguish between the ducks, gulls, geese, auks and shorebirds that gather on Kodiak’s coastline.

Instructor: Cindy Trussell
Cost: $25.00
Date: Sunday, March 10 
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm, field trip TBD
Format: In-Person, KoC Benny Benson Room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal
Register for the Birder's Bundle and get all three bird classes in March for $60, a $15 savings!

Songbird Identification
A small songbird perced in a bush

If you've ever been intrigued by the sounds outside you hear when outside, don't miss this opportunity to learn how, why, and most importantly, which birds are singing (and what sounds are not birds). You'll learn about the differences between songs and calls, and how to decipher what you hear now and what is coming this spring and summer. Ideally, you will learn a basic skill set for listening to the cacophony of spring and tools for identifying new and unusual songs.

Instructor: Cindy Trussell
Cost: $25.00
Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm, field trip time TBD
Format: In-Person, KoC Benny Benson Room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal
Register for the Birder's Bundle and get all three bird classes in March for $60, a $15 savings!

 

April Classes

Introduction to Pickleball
Pickleball paddles and balls on a court near a net

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 Mickleson
Cost: $85.00
Date: 4 Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 4 Thursdays,  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-Person, Auxiliary Gym

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal, register for sec. D