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

Drawing Simple Still Life

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

Introduction to Improv

Instructor: Elayne Wheatle, M.Ed., MA.

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 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 Sat 10:00am to 12:00pm 2 hours MA1100N $25

Money Matters

Early Adult Budgeting & Finance

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

Investment & Retirement Planning

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

Pathways to Home Ownership

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.  

This course will provide the knowledge and skills that participants need to better understand the steps in the home buying process and to make an objective and sound decision concerning homeownership. Age: 18+

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

How to say “No” to Your Children Without Guilt

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

Perfecting Childcare Skills

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

Personal Enrichment

American Sign Language (ASL): Basic Level 2:

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

Beginner Chess: Basic Level 2

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

Discover Yourself through Creative Personal Journaling

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

Impactful Public Speaking

Instructor: Bryan Reindl, BS, CPC, CPCO, CPPM

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

Bodies Bounce Back

Instructor: Shay Vasudeva, CPT-CES, CNT, MA

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. Participants will leave having learned these movements so they can continue to practice them well after they have complete the workshop and continue to allow their ‘Bodies to Bounce Back!’ 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 4/2 Tue 6:00pm to 7:00pm 1 hour MA1100N $19

Healthful Eating on the Go

Instructor: Shay Vasudeva, CPT-CES, CNT, MA

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.

It will discuss facts and foundational information on making healthy food choices at restaurants, in airports, at holiday functions and social gatherings. Real world strategies will be taught on how to create a routine of healthful eating during the work week and even the workday. Participants will leave having gained knowledge and tools to navigate their lifestyles while still making choices. Age 16+

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

Laughing Yoga

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

Meditation for Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief

Instructor: Krista Murphy, BA, RYT

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

Mat Pilates/Ballet Barre

Instructor: Krista Murphy, BA, RYT

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

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