Community Ed

Community Education Workshops

Welcome to our workshops. Click on the links below to be learn what workshops are being offered under each category. Have fun browsing. If you don't find something that you would be interested in, let us know by dropping a note to communityed@gatewaycc.edu

Arts & Photography

FUNCH

Learn & Earn

Money Matters

Parenting Skills

Personal Enrichment

Fitness and Wellness

Online Classes

Arts & Photography

Instructor: Francis Gibson

Come learn how to make a Pacific Northwest Vase. Instruction in throwing, glazing and firing techniques. Supplies included. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Age 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, Art Studio, 108 N. 40th Street 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9 Sat 1:00pm to 4:00pm 3 hours IE1322 $125
Instructor: Jenita Landrum

Learn to draw simple still life in four weeks. No level of experience required, come and enjoy the art of drawing simple still lives with simple objects. Practice the art of shading, value and light, and how it impacts your drawing.

Supplies included. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, Art Studio, 108 N. 40th Street 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm 2 hours IE1322 $55
Instructor: Steven McCarty

Learn the art of storytelling through the use of video and film. Explore your creativity and learn technical insights into film production. Students will create a 5-10 minute video using their cell phone! Age 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2 hours MA1196 $35

Do you enjoy being creative, laughing and having fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll enjoy the “Intro to Improv” workshop. Students will learn basic improvisational techniques, thinking on their feet, character development, stage presence, voice projection, body movement and more! The final class will conclude with a short improvisational performance to showcase improvisational skills learned in the workshop. Age 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 Thu 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2 hours MA1384 $25
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1100N $25
Instructor: Ernesto Abeytia

Join us as we watch and discuss two American Westerns: The Searchers (1956), and Unforgiven (1992). We’ll break them down and explore the themes and nuances that make them culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Age 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/2, 2/9 Sat 10:00am to 1:00pm 3 hours MA1196 $29
Instructor: Jenita Landrum

Learn the art of watercolor painting created in the wet into wet technique. Come create four weeks of colorful watercolor painting. No level of experience required, we will explore abstract, still life and realism painting as we master the beauty of watercolor. Supplies included. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, Art Studio, 108 N. 40th Street 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13 Wed 6:30pm to 8:30pm 2 hours IE1322 $55

Learn & Earn

Instructor: Justine Reiss

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Learn how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! Your Instructors’ voice has been heard on NCIS New Orleans, Private Practice, Leverage and other TV shows, and she has voiced many narrations for documentaries and video games. Age 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/27 Wed 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2 hours MA1384 $35

FUNCH

Instructor: Cathy Davis

Fun + Lunch = FUNCH! Funch is an opportunity to enjoy your colleagues and learn a new skill, all on your lunch hour.

Bring your lunch and enjoy crafting crepe paper roses for your Valentine. You will make your own crepe paper rose and card, along with one rose bud. Pre-cut supplies will be ready for you to complete your project.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/8 Fri 12:00pm to 1:00pm 1 hour TBD $10

Money Matters

Instructor: Nancy Velazco

The Early Adult Financial Capabilities Track is designed to provide participants with an overview of your rights as a consumer as well as basic knowledge of how to prioritize different types of debt. The workshop consists of: Where’s the Money?, Six Secrets to a Better Credit Score and Surviving Debt in Today’s Financial Market. Age 16+.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/20, 3/27 Wed 5:00pm to 6:00pm 1 hour MA1189 $19
Instructor: Randolph Weatherton

Financial Literacy means understanding how to make money work for you.  Come learn how to become financial literate by: Understanding budgeting, Learning how to best spend discretionary income, Controlling debt,  Learning the difference between saving and investing, Common types of investment vehicles, Power of Tax deferral, and more. This will be a two session course that, at the end of it, will teach how to manage money and become financial literate. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/30, 4/6 Sat 12:00pm to 2:00pm 2 hours MA1187 $39
Instructor: Nancy Velazco

The Pathways to Homeownership course is designed to provide participants with an objective look at homeownership through an interactive learning approach. The course consists of six sessions: 1) Are You Ready to Buy A Home?; 2) Managing Your Money; 3) Understanding Credit; 4) Shopping for the Right Mortgage Loan; 5) Shopping For A Home; and 6) Homeownership Protecting and Keeping Your Home.  

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 4/10, 4/17 Wed 6:00pm to 7:00pm 1 hour MA1185 $29

Parenting Skills

Instructor: Dr. T.A. Ahia

Attendees will gain deeper understanding of the impact guilt has on one's’ ability to love self, learn to understand the difference between moral and social emotions. Also learn strategies to overcome feelings of guilt and to avoid the physical effects of guilt. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 4/6 Sat 10:00am to 12:30pm 2 hours 30 mins MA1189 $19
Instructor: Dr. T.A. Ahia

Attendees will learn how to supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care.  Learn to work while under stress, communication skills, decision making, safety and preparedness, record keeping . Develop schedules, routines, infant and toddler hygiene, organize activities or implement a curriculum to learn about the world and explore interests. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 4/13 Sat 10:00am to 12:30pm 2 hours 30 mins MA1339 $19
Instructor: Dr. T.A. Ahia

Attendees will explore issues that may limit communication between caregiver and child (possible health issues, understanding learning impairments) as well as successful methods of communication (using the ‘right’ words, choices, explore expectations). Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 Wed 6:30pm to 7:45pm 1 hour 15 mins MA1330 $19
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/23 Sat 10:00am to 12:30pm 2 hours 30 mins MA1339 $19

Personal Enrichment

Instructor: Diana Theos

This workshop will walk you through the adoption process in AZ. Topics include: adopting through a DCS placement, foster parent, kinship and agency adoptions. Guest subject matter experts will also discuss requirements for adoption as well as financial considerations. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 1/30, 2/7, 2/13 Wed, Thu 7:00pm to 8:30pm 1 hour 30 mins MA1185 $35
Instructor: Yvonne Taylor

This workshop is an introduction to American Sign Language, the third mostly widely used language in the United States. The primary objective of this workshop is to develop communicative competence to enable you to perform the following language functions: introductions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, asking for and giving directions, talking about family, and talking about daily activities. In addition, this workshop will provide you with some knowledge of Deaf culture as well. Age: 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/2, 2/9 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1189 $49
Instructor: Yvonne Taylor

This workshop is a continuation from Level 1. However, emphasis is focused on development of knowledge and language skills for communicating with Deaf people who sign. Focus will include numbers, fingerspelling, and culture. There is an emphasis on enhancement of receptive sign skills and continued development of expressive sign skills. Application of rudimentary, syntactical, and grammatical structure stressed with continued development of sign vocabulary.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/23, 3/30 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1189 $49
Instructor: Eric Brown

This intriguing game, that has been around for ages, teaches much more than gambits and pawn captures. Chess teaches you how to think through situations. It also teaches you patience and how to turn your weaknesses into strengths. If you like puzzles, strategizing, problem-solving, critical thinking, improvising, or competition; then sign up for this class. This class is designed to teach you the basic theories of chess, and also provide you with the opportunity to practice them against others. Age: 12+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1267 $35
Instructor: Eric Brown

This is a continuation from Level 1. This class will help you to further develop your chess skills and also provide you with the opportunity to practice them against others. Age: 12+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1267 $35
Instructor: Paula Baxter

Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. Uncover aspects of your personality by finding the voice that reflects who you are and what you care about. This course is taught by a professional nonfiction author who will introduce you to techniques to empower your own personal style. Define, describe, and narrate your life experiences, using your creative imagination to make your journal essays more meaningful. Please bring a journal or notebook. Age: 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 Tue 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2 hours MA1230 $29

The objective of this course is to teach practical techniques to develop your public speaking skills.  This course will emphasize building self-confidence and unique ways to engage an audience both large and small when speaking. Age: 16+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/21, 3/28 Thu 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2 hours MA1230 $19

Wellness

This workshop is for the working adult or weekend warrior who has chronic pain, fatigue, and inflammation from stress, a previous injury, and on-the-go lifestyle. The first portion of it is didactic, covering best practices for reducing the pain, fatigue, and stress. The second portion is interactive and hands-on. The instructor will facilitate beginner friendly movement that has been indicated by research to help individuals optimize their health.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 4/2 Tue 6:00pm to 7:00pm 1 hour MA1100N $19
Instructor: Michael Tapscott

This fully clothed massage workshop is a crash-course for couples in the art of Therapeutic Massage.

This highly interactive workshop not only teaches the knowledge and techniques necessary to deliver a safe and effective massage, but also trains the skills to apply this knowledge. This hands-on, fun and entertaining workshop makes for a great date night while learning techniques that can be duplicated at home. The price for the class is per couple (or any two friends). Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Deer Valley Campus, 2931 W. Bell Road, Phoenix 3/8 Fri 6:30pm to 8:30pm 2 hours 117 $25

This workshop will discuss the challenges of eating healthfully in our fast paced culture. It will operationally define healthful eating and present the latest recommendations, helping to tease out trendy diets from solid eating habits.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/26 Tue 6:00pm to 7:00pm 1 hour MA1330 $19
Instructor: Josephine Sbrocca

Bring more happiness into your daily life through this low impact workshop where you will learn to use playfulness, comedy, and spontaneity to increase endorphins, strengthen your immune system and gain an overall sense of well being. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move easily in. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 Thu 6:00pm to 7:00pm 1 hour MA1388 $29

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to relax, de-stress, and improve overall well-being. Increase flexibility, strength, lower blood pressure and so much more.  All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a mat, towel and water. Workshop meets Tuesday 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Age: 18+ 

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 Tue 6:00pm to 7:30pm 1 hour 30 mins MA1388 $49

This workshop is designed to cultivate a more relaxed body and peaceful mind.  Learn breathing, meditation, and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and relax. Excellent class for those wishing to find a healthy way to work with the overcharged schedule of daily life. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a mat, towel and water. Workshop meets Tuesday 2/26, 3/5, 3/19 and 3/26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26 Tue 6:00pm to 7:30pm 1 hour 30 mins MA1388 $49

This workshop is a great way to strengthen your core, build flexibility, balance and stamina! This workshop is an excellent workout for all levels. Please bring a mat, towel and water. Workshop meets Tuesday 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 and 4/23 from 6-7:30 p.m. Age: 18+

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 Tue 6:00pm to 7:30pm 1 hour 30 mins MA1388 $49