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American Sign Language: ASL Level 1 – POPULAR

Do you know any Deaf people?  Have you seen people sign?  Would you like to learn to communicate with them using American Sign Language (ASL)? ASL is quickly becoming one of the most widely used languages in the United States. Come join us to communicate with your hands, face and body! This 8-week class will introduce you to the basics of ASL, emergency sign language, and the world of Deaf Culture. NOTE: Please bring your text, Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin to class the first night; you may purchase a copy at a bookseller website. Search for ISBN 9780399530418. This book is NOT available at KCC’s Bookstore. No class 4/1/19.

Mondays * 3/4/19-4/29/19 * 6-8 pm * $79 (member) $99 (non-member)
Valoree Boyer * Room: LT-304


American Sign Language: ASL Level 2

You should have successfully completed ASL I, or have regularly used your basic sign language skills to register for this class. Continue to develop your expressive, receptive, and conversation skills by learning new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll deepen your understanding of the deaf culture, deaf language history and community services available for the deaf. NOTE: Please bring your text, Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin to class the first night; you may purchase a copy at a bookseller website. Search for ISBN 9780399530418. This book is NOT available at KCC’s Bookstore. No class 5/27/19.

Mondays * 5/6/19-6/17/19 * 6-8 pm * $59 (member) $79 (non-member)
Valoree Boyer * Room: LT-304


Best Deal! Take ASL 1 and ASL 2 for only $129

Mondays * 3/4/19-6/17/19 * 6-8 pm * $129 (member) $159 (non-member)
Valoree Boyer * Room: LT-304


Memoir Writing: Creating Your Life Story, One Event at a Time – NEW

Want to write your life story, but feel overwhelmed by the enormity of it? Get help removing your fears as a barrier to the process. Learn to recall your most salient experiences and write them one episode at a time. With the instruction and encouragement of a professional writer who specializes in personal essays, you will develop a plan for starting to write and piece together your memories into an enjoyable and manageable personal history project.

Wednesdays * 3/6/19-3/27/19 * 6-8 pm * $39 (member) $49 (non-member)
Nicole Mullis * Room: LT-304


Exploring the Great American Trials – NEW

How many American trials have been labeled, “The Trial of the Century”? Join us on an historical adventure and examine some of the trials from the last century that have been largely forgotten. We’ll discuss the “Monkey Trial”, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the court battle concerning comatose Karen Quinlin, the multiple Dr. Sam Sheppard trials and the travesty of the Scottsboro Boys “trial” along with several others. Afterwards you’ll want to ask yourself, “Would I have voted as those juries did?”

Tuesdays * 4/9/19-4/16/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Jody Owens * Room: LT-304


Suddenly Slimmer: A Spring Makeover! – NEW

In this fun class you’ll join a professional make-up artist and color expert to discover the best hair style, hair color, eye glass frames, clothing styles and color combinations based on your unique features. You’ll learn ways to wear the latest accessories in imaginative ways, and how to dress to emphasize the positives in your body and look instantly slimmer. We’ll also look at wardrobe essentials and discuss what to keep, what to toss, and what to buy to round out the perfect wardrobe and keep you looking your best. Join us to check out the new spring and summer trends. You’ll walk away with everything you need to know about what looks best on you, and you will have discovered the secret of being your best you!

Thursday * 4/11/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $39 (non-member)
Patti Henderson * Room: LT-303


Introduction to Fiction Writing – NEW

This introductory fiction writing class will teach you the process of fiction writing from the initial concept to submission. You’ll learn healthy writing practices as well as strategies for the type of fiction you’re writing (short stories vs. novels). We will cover fiction fundamentals, including outlining, plotting, character development, point-of-view, and setting. When finished, you will have the tools to complete a story outline, begin your first draft, refine a final draft, and start the submission process.

Wednesdays * 4/17/19-5/22/19 * 6-8 pm * $59 (member) $79 (non-member)
Nicole Mullis * Room: LT-304


Getting Paid to Talk! Intro to Professional Voiceovers

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of your teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. In an effort to ensure a quality class experience, we must limit attendance. So, please register early.

Tuesday * 5/14/19 * 6-8:30 pm * $35 (member) $45 (non-member)
Voice Coaches * Room: LT-304


Freaky Weather: Explore Weather Disasters – NEW

Join us as we explore some of the world’s freakiest weather events. You’ll learn about the worst tornado in the U.S., as well as the worst blizzard, flood, hurricane, avalanche, and drought. Discover the changes made to our weather warning systems as a result of these disasters along with the some of the freaky outcomes of the various storms and weather events. If you loved the movie “Twister” then you’ll love the story about the cow and the girl. Don’t miss this fun take on the history of freaky weather, join us to learn more.

Tuesdays * 5/21/19-5/28/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Jody Owens * Room: LT-304


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