Peninsula College offers community education classes online

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.

“I​t 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.

Languages

Survival Spanish

Beginning Norwegian

Training certificates

Commercial Driver License Training Course

Flagger Certification Training Course

Art and leisure

Acting for the Camera

British Literature

Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Building

Lunchtime Guitar (Beginners)

Business training

Multimedia Graphics

Your Best Art Business

eBook Design and Publishing

Crafts

Learn How to Wet Felt a Sculptural Vessel

Learn How to Wet Felt a Scarf

Local interest

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

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