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 & Crafts

Beauty & Wellness

Fitness & Dance

Money Matters

Personal Enrichment

Fitness & Dance

Instructor: Michael Tapscott

A dance class for people who are certain they cannot dance. Arizona Two-Step is the most common couples dance in Arizona. Half of all songs played in country western bars can be danced to with Arizona Two-Step. Have you ever been out and wished you could dance? After this three hour series you will be able to do just that. You will learn: Dance frame, basic lead and follow necessary for all couples dancing, single and double turns for the follower, hammer-locks, cuddles, and leader’s turn. And there’s so much more. The course is fun, easy, silly, and designed so that you cannot fail.

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Deer Valley Campus, 2931 W. Bell Road, Phoenix 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 Tue 6:30pm to 7:30pm 1 hour TBD $19
Instructor: Craig Nolan

This workshop will demonstrate how to properly stretch the major muscles of the human body. The stretches will be performed both individually and with the assistance of a partner. Proper breathing techniques will be emphasized and practiced. The stretches performed may be used for enhanced sports performance, reduction of injury, and for relaxation and meditative practice. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Age: 18+

Beauty & Wellness

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 11/30 Fri 6:30pm to 8:30pm 2 hours 117 $25

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.

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.

Instructor: Bella Dahm

Putting on a fresh, pretty face of makeup is actually quite an art. With a few tools, some practice and the ability to blend in makeup, you’ll be a makeup pro in no time. Even if you’re just a beginner, you’ll find these classes/tutorials to be simple and thorough. This workshop includes instruction on contouring and highlighting. A full set of makeup brushes will be provided to each participant to take home with them! Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Instructor: Bella Dahm

This course teaches fundamental beauty make-up techniques by combining essential theoretical principles with practical applications, all while providing information on the latest trends. We will take what we’ve learned, and dive deeper into techniques for using and applying different make-up products, identify textures, and understand the effects they can create. Please bring your favorite makeup for personal use in class. Makeup Mirrors will be available for student use. A set of makeup brushes for each student to take home with them is included in the workshop. Age 16+.

Arts & Crafts

Instructor: Michele Delgado

This workshop focuses on the arts and crafts typically featured in Mexican culture. Students will begin with paper crafts, including cut paper, flowers and paper mache piñatas.  Students will take home their creations! Supplies included. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Instructor: Michele Delgado

This workshop focuses on the arts and crafts typically featured in a Day of the Dead celebration. Students will begin with paper crafts, including cut paper, flowers and paper mache pinatas.  Students will also have an opportunity to create and decorate sugar skulls and build a Day of the Dead Altar of their own. Supplies included. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Instructor: Jenita Landrum

Zentangles is deliberate, fun, relaxing method of drawing patterns and using proportion to develop focus. It can help you find your Zen. Zen is an artistic meditated state that can bring inspirational ideas to the surface. Zentangles are meant, like meditation, to feel and heal, its a way to celebrate the beauty of life. It is an easy, fun way of drawing, everyone will create a take home piece! Supplies included. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Instructor: Nancy Wilson

Learn the basics of spinning using a drop spindle. We will use the park and draft method to get familiar with the motions of spinning and then progress on to using the spindle suspended.You will also learn to card wool and the different preparations available to handspinners. Alsol learn to ply on the spindle and how to finish your yarn. Spinning terminology will be learned along the way. All work in this workshop will be using medium-grade wool. You will also be introduced to the different types of spinning wheels and the basic mechanics of how they work. Supplies included. Age 16+.

Instructor: Thomas Langely

This workshop will teach you how to draw in the Disney style. Learn how to draw Mickey Mouse and the fundamentals of drawing Disney.  Supplies included. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Money Matters

Instructor: Laura Metcalfe, Ed.D.

Do you have a great idea for a program or project, but you are not sure where to locate funding? There are opportunities that abound for great ideas like yours and looking in the right places and writing winning proposals is the key to winning the needed funds for your ideas. Learn how to locate, write, edit, submit, and manage proposals and programs funded with state, federal, or foundation funding sources. Age: 18+

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 course consists of four sessions: (1) Where’s the Money? Part I (2) Where’s the Money? Part II (3) Six Secrets to a Better Credit Score and (4) Surviving Debt in Today’s Financial Market. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

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. 

Personal Enrichment

Instructor: Paula Baxter

Want to know the reasons behind how we dress today? Discover why men originally led fashion until they passed this role to women. Learn the language of fashion from avant-garde to haute couture. Understand how popular culture shapes clothing trends in a constant search for celebrating the human form. Fashion is a restless social force that inspires creativity and demands regular reinvention—and interpretation. Age 16+. Minors permitted with parent or guardian. Both minor and adult must purchase tickets to attend workshop. 

Instructor: Thomas Langely

This workshop will focus on the principles of dating and marriage. How do you compromise with integrity, what makes a partnership work? Explore how to make relationships a success in both dating and marriage.  Age: 18+

Instructor: Brett McNeal

This course will explore the religious foundations of several indigenous cultures.

Buddhism: During this lesson, we will explore the religion of Buddhism. This religion is well-known but often misunderstood by western students. We will start with the core beliefs of the religion as well as a few important practices. We will also explore the different Buddhist sects, the religion's sacred texts, and the sangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns).

Location Dates Days Times Duration Room Cost Register
Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th Street 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 Wed 6:30pm to 7:30pm 1 hour MA1189 $35