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Community Education Classes for Teens & Adults

New classes may be posted throughout the year. Please check back to see additional classes as they are added.

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Folk Art Using Everyday Objects

Instructor: Jennifer Garza
Dates: June 10 – 13
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $40 + $25 Course Fee

Course Description: Students will learn about folk artists while creating a minimum of 4 pieces of their very own folk art.

8 – 12 Years Old

 

Lizards of White Sands (course held at WSNM)

Instructor: Clay Noss
Dates: Mondays / Wednesdays, February 11 – March 20
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: FREE

Course Description: Learn the details about how lizards have adapted to their environment at White Sands National Monument.

 

Conversational Spanish

Instructor: Georgina Niedermayer
Dates: Mondays / Wednesdays, February 11 – March 20
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $50

Course Description: Students will learn Spanish and develop their interpersonal communication skills through simple conversations, and activities such as singing, games, drawing, role-playing, and more.

8+ Years

 

Zine Girls’ Writing Camp

Instructor: Colleen Bond
Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $50

Course Description: Write and self-publish poems, stories, and artwork with other girls.

9 – 13 Years Old

 

Kids Yoga: Fun in the Desert

Instructor: Hannah Nowak
Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 10:00am – 11:001m
Cost: $25

Course Description: Integrate learning and movement with yoga poses to mimic our desert surrounding.

Students should bring a small snack

5 – 8 Year Olds

 

Camp Innoventure

Dates: July 15 – 20
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $30

Course Description: Learn business basics, start a business and sell a product at the farmers market and keep the profit.

6th – 8th Graders by Fall

 

A New Mexico History Through Art

Instructor: Jennifer Garza
Dates: July 15 – 18
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $40 + $25 Course Fee

Course Description: New Mexico history through the development of an artistic timeline. This class is held at WSNM.

8 – 12 Year Olds

 

Kinder Readiness Session 1

Instructor: Bethany Jarrell & Tracie Eitniear
Dates: June 4 – 6 & 11 – 13
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: (held at APS)
Cost: $50

Course Description: Get ready for kindergarten using music, hands-on learning, and interactive activities.

Pre-kinder 4 or 5 years old

 

Kinder Readiness Session 2

Instructor: Bethany Jarrell & Tracie Eitniear
Dates: July 9 – 11 & 16 – 18
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: (held at APS)
Cost: $50

Course Description: Get ready for kindergarten using music, hands-on learning, and interactive activities.

Pre-kinder 4 or 5 years old

 

Having Fun with Photoshop

Instructor: John Adams
Dates: May 31
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $25

Course Description: Learn how to morph digital images, composite multi-images together and create artistic, beautiful images with techniques used by professional photographers.

Students need to supply a thumb drive

13 – 18 Years Old

 

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Instructor: Jackie Holycross
Dates: June 4 – 6
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $50

Course Description: This class will show you how to plan for financial success. Topics include budgeting, savings, debt and investing. The steps to building wealth and security are not difficult, but it takes determination and responsibility.

12 – 18 Year Olds

 

Geology Rocks! Special Topics in NM Geology

Instructor: Ed Woten
Dates: June 5,12, 19 & 26 (field trip on June 26)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:
Cost: $40 + (students must supply personal caving gear, $10 fee, 3 ring binder)

Course Description: Did you know NM has more volcanoes than any other state? Find out about dinosaurs, caves, fossils and volcanoes (includes a 1 day field trip on June 26 – parents must transport).

6th – 12th Grade

 

3-D Math

Instructor: Ed Woten
Dates: June 5, 12, 19
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:
Cost: $40 (plus $20 supply fee)

Course Description: Create beautiful models of Platonic and Archimedean solids; explore fractals in nature and explore your own examples.

6th – 12th grade

 

STEM Camp

Instructor: Cathy Aguilar-Morgan
Dates / Times: June 10 – 13, 9:00am – 12:00pm; June 14, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location:
Cost: $25

6th – 8th grade

Student must submit an essay for application for admission by May 25.

 

Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting

Instructor: Greg Hillis
Dates: June 17 – 19
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $40

Course Description: Introduction to principles and fundamentals of drafting using an application (AutoCAD).

13 – 18 Year Olds

 

Conversational Spanish

Instructor: Georgina Niedermayer
Dates: June 24 – 28
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $50

Course Description: Students will learn Spanish and develop their interpersonal communication skills through simple conversations, and activities such as singing, games, drawing, role-playing, and more.

8+ years old

 

Zine Girls’ Writing Camp

Instructor: Colleen Bond
Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $50

Course Description: Write and self-publish poems, stories, and artwork with other girls.

9 – 13 years old

 

Camp Innoventure

Instructor:
Dates: July 15 – 20
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Arrowhead Center and SBDC
Cost: $30

Course Description: Learn business basics, start a business, sell a product at the farmers market and keep the profit.

6th – 8th graders by fall

 

Teen Poetry Workshop

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Dates: July 29 – 31
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $25

Course Description: Read and discuss professional poems to understand elements and meaning and draft one poem per session.

13 – 15 years old

 

Tierra Incognita – History of Mapping in NM 1550 – 2000

Instructor: Pete Eidenbach
Dates: May 23 – Aug 2
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: This class is online – instructor will provide online access to Canvas
Cost: $25

Course Description: Basic mapping and historic map reading skills; background history of sixteenth through nineteenth century cartography; histories of Spanish colonial and New Mexico cartography; and the history of American cartography after the Louisiana Purchase.

Adults

 

A Better Garden: Building a Yard that Works in Southern NM

Instructor: Amy Brody
Dates: June 5
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Cost: $10

Course Description: Learn more about the plants that work best in our area. From cacti to fruit trees, there are plants that will succeed in your yard.

Adults

 

Art 1: Basics for Beginners

Instructor: Raven Arbuckle
Dates: June 3 – 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:
Cost: $60 + student must purchase supplies – approximately $40

Course Description: Explore the basic techniques and principles of art. Learn to think creatively while building a solid skillset. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Adults

 

Instructor: John Ely, Ph.D.
Dates: June 6 – 27, Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Cost: $75 ($65 for Jung students)

Course Description: Answer to Job was born from Jung’s “urgent feeling of responsibility” to confront the problem of evil. Like the psyche itself, the God image was characterized by light and dark sides. Join us to discuss Jung’s controversial book on the psychology of religion.

Adults

 

Myths and Stories: Common Themes in Many Cultures

Instructor: Amy Brody
Dates: June 6 – 27, Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Cost: $45

Course Description: Learn more about how classic tales and mythology pass along cultural knowledge and have parallel themes all over the world.

Adults

 

Excel Concepts – How to Use It

Instructor: Andy Weiss
Dates: June 8
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location:
Cost: $50

Course Description: Explore the menus and address the items of interest. Time will be provided to explore the program so that questions can be asked as students try out different features.

Adults

 

Preserving Your Family History

Instructor: Rochelle Cox
Dates: June 19
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location:
Cost: $30 adult / $20 student

Course Description:

15+ w/an adult

Need to bring an old or new family photo.

 

Auto 111

Instructor: Richard Hernandez
Dates: June 27 – Aug 8, Monday – Thursday (Second Summer Session)
Time: 5:20pm – 7:50pm
Location:
Cost: In-district: $258 – Out-of-district: $303

Course Description: Learn basic maintenance procedures of the major components of the automobile using service repair manuals, power tools, precision measurement equipment, fasteners, and chemicals.

Adults

 

Business Taxes

Dates: July 9
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: SBDC
Cost: $25

Course Description: For small business owners. Overview of Gross Receipts Tax, Non-taxable transaction certificates (NTTC), tax filing, and much more.

Adults

 

Fiber Optics CFOT

Instructor: BDI
Dates: July 8 – 10
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $700

Course Description: Introductory 3-day Fiber Optic Tech course to become a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare students to take the CFOT test that is given and graded the final class day.

Adults

 

Fiber Optics CFOS/T

Instructor: BDI
Dates: July 11 – 12
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location:
Cost: $675

Course Description: 2-day, 16 hour program designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general easy-tounderstand approach to fiber optics testing standards with a little theory and considerable hands-on activities.

Adults

 

Fiber Optics CFOS/S

Instructor: BDI
Dates: July 13 – 14
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $675

Course Description: 2-day, 16 hour training includes complete power point presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student.

Adults

 

Introduction to Jungian Psychology

Instructor: John Ely, Ph.D.
Dates: July 11 – Aug 8, Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $85 ($75 for Jung students)

Course Description: In 1925, Jung gave an English-language seminar to the Zurich Psychological Club, where he first discussed his “confrontation with the Unconscious.” Join us to read and discuss the clearest and most important autobiographical account of Jung’s work.

Adults

 

Adult Poetry Workshop

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Dates: July 22 – Aug 12, Mondays
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location:
Cost: $25

Course Description: This workshop will include four 90 minute sessions. Participants will critique one another’s poems and will hone their craft in a safe, supportive community of writers!

Adults

 

Chair Yoga

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Dates: July 27 – Aug 24, Saturdays
Time: 10:00am – 10:40am
Cost: $30

Course Description: Standard yoga with the use of a chair for sitting and leaning.

Adults (no children permitted)

 

Hatha Yoga

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Dates: July 27 – Aug 24, Saturdays
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $40

Course Description: Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

Adults (no children permitted)

 

Climbing Your Family Tree

Instructor: Rochelle Cox
Dates: August 21 & 28
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location:
Cost: $30 adult / $20 student

Course Description: Learn about your family ancestry and how to document your family tree.

15+ w/an adult