Solar energy is both abundant and green, but how much do the systems cost? How efficient are they? What do they look like? How feasable are they for your home? Thankfully, instructor Chris Herman, a Certified Professional Building Designer, will address your questions and help you realize your home's potential in integrating this money saving technology.
Chris Herman founded Winter Sun Design in 1987 to draw green, solar homes. He facilitates solar projects & programs via home plans, classes, writing, policy work, developing, consulting, assessing, designing, selling & permitting all types of solar energy systems. A founding board member & past-president of Solar Washington, he created & deployed Sno PUD’s Solar Express incentive program for PV & solar hot water systems. As a founding board member of Sustainable Edmonds, Chris leads, the Edmonds Community Solar Co-op, the first truly community owned solar project in the state. wintersundesign.com
There's nothing more glamorous than wearing a one-of-a-kind creation. Now you can make simple jewelry with copper, brass, and silver. This basic class covers sawing, piercing, filing, rivets, surface design techniques, and edge finishing. Discover the tools and supplies you need to enjoy this craft in your home or studio. Hand tools and small butane torches are provided for use in class. Supplies (except silver) are included in fee, but the dazzling look of your accessories are priceless.
Are you brand new to swing? Do you have a little rhythm, but want to expand your dancing vocabulary? This class is a great place to start! The Lindy Hop is a fun, all-american dance. We will cover rhythm and the beat, basic Lindy Hop patterns, a little Charleston, technique, and some style to make you look good. All ages are welcome. No partner necessary. Actual hopping is optional.
Jeff House has been teaching partnership dancing for over 12 years including social and competitive levels. He teaches all ages and levels dancing through his company Eclipse Dance. He competed professionally in the American Smooth category (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz) but teaches all kinds of partnership dancing including Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Argentine Tango, and several swings like Lindy Hop, Balboa, East Coast, West Coast, Jitterbug, and Carolina Shag. eclipsedance.net
Explore the basics of creative writing through readings, exercises, and discussions on various techniques and methods. Topics covered include characterization, plot, setting, point-of-view, and publication. By the end of the term, expect to have a firmer grasp on the styles and techniques employed by professionals. In addition, you will have a new drawer full of your own story ideas.
Jon Rader Jarvis
has been called a colorist and a neo-realist. His images come from the commonplace to show the beauty in everyday objects and places. Since an early age he has been called a Renaissance man. He is an accomplished web designer and uses web sites as teaching tools in his classes; class notes and student work are presented online as the class progresses.
His stated philosophy, repeated for his students, is that we should make choices from knowledge, not ignorance. The greater the knowledge about art making, the better the result. A firm believer in positive criticism, he leads a short critique at the end of almost every class. With a sense of humor and an appreciation of the joy that art making can bring, his classes tend to be popular and well attended.