After several years on hiatus, Peninsula College’s community education classes are back — virtually.
PC Community Ed currently has 21 courses listed, with topics ranging from introductory language classes in Norwegian and Spanish, to sea glass, to urban homesteading.
The program, organizers say, has been giving people a social outlet during the pandemic and that students in recent surveys expressed how enjoyable it was connecting with others in a digital environment.
“It is a great way to connect with other adults in Port Townsend and beyond and to help each other learn in a positive and encouraging environment,” said Mary-Ashley Medeiros, who completed a Spanish class.
Laura Dubois, who took a class about wine, enjoyed doing something “new and different” with her spare time.
“I especially appreciated this break during the pandemic,” she said.
A number of Sequim-area instructors are involved with the program, including Kelly Griffith (The Grief Recovery Method), Linda Carlson (Life in Company Towns), Jen Santry (Sustainable Agriculture: Permaculture Design), Marina Shipova (eBook Design and Publishing; Multimedia Graphics), Mary Beth Beuke (Your Best Art Business; The Sea Glass Journey: History, Rarities, Pirates, and Mermaids) and Lara Starcevich (Lunchtime Guitar; Acting for the Camera).
Program organizers say they are eager to hear class ideas from the community. Topics of interest may be submitted through the mailing list form, and anyone interested in teaching community education courses is encouraged to fill out a course proposal form. Both forms, as well a link to course listings, may be found at pencol.edu/CE.
Cost of classes and lectures offered by the program range from $39 to $195, with the exception of an upcoming CDL Training Course, which costs $5,499.
For full course listings and descriptions, visit pencol.edu/CE.
Commercial Driver License Training Course
Flagger Certification Training Course
Art and leisure
Acting for the Camera
Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Building
Lunchtime Guitar (Beginners)
Your Best Art Business
eBook Design and Publishing
Learn How to Wet Felt a Sculptural Vessel
Learn How to Wet Felt a Scarf
Life in Company Towns
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and the Cascadia Megathrust Quake
Home and garden
Sustainable Agriculture: Permaculture Design
Culture and special interest
Great Directors in Film: David Lynch
Culinary Cultural Traditions
Increase Your Wine Knowledge with the Experts
The Sea Glass Journey: History, Rarities, Pirates, and Mermaids
The Grief Recovery Method