SFCC Summer Continuing Education registration is now open

Three new partnerships expand CE offerings

Santa Fe Community College announces the Summer Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and around town. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. With dozens of classes offered, there are many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Nicholas Wernicki, Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training said, “Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education is excited to welcome three new community partners this summer that will expand our offerings in gardening, traditional New Mexico art forms, and storytelling through the lens of art and artist. The summer catalog itself is a piece of art with a colorful cover that features Wendy Rodrigue Magnus, wife of the late artist George Rodrigue. Wendy is bringing Rodrigue’s Blue Dog art and storytelling to the Four Seasons for two experiences this July. I think all these classes will be wildly popular with the communities we serve.”

The new partners include the Rodrigue Life and Legacy Foundation, New Mexico State’s College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (Santa Fe County Extension) and the Spanish Colonial Arts Society.

Rodrigue Life and Legacy Foundation partners with CE 

Wendy Rodrigue Magnus is the founder of the Rodrigue Life and Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization that inspires children of all ages and backgrounds with unique programming centered on the life and art of American artist George Rodrique (1944-2013).

Today, Wendy is married to Douglas Magnus of Santa Fe, a renowned silversmith and photographer, as well as owner of the Tiffany Cerrillos turquoise mine. Douglas Magnus was a close friend and artistic collaborator to George Rodrigue and often accompanies Wendy on the Life & Legacy Tour. Magnus also produces the “Rodrigue Video Narrative,” a library of short films highlighting individual Rodrigue artworks.

Wendy Rodrigue Magnus will teach these classes this summer:

  • Reflections of George Rodrigue’s New Mexico (12:30 to 4 p.m. July 8)
    Join Wendy Rodrigue Magnus at the Four Seasons Resort as she shares selections of her late husband’s original Santa Fe-inspired artwork in an intimate and unplugged art and storytelling experience. A New Orleans-inspired lunch by the Four Seasons is included.
  • Blue Dog & the Healing Art of Storytelling (12:30 to 4 p.m. July 29)
    Wendy Rodrigue Magnus presents a personal and provocative session using art and storytelling as tools for expanded thinking, emotional growth, and cultural awareness at the Four Seasons Resort. Wendy leads the class on a journey of illness, death, and grief as a path to living and joy. She reminds us, through George’s story and her own, that one person can change the world. A New Orleans-inspired lunch by the Four Seasons is included.

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (Santa Fe County Extension campus)

This summer get tips on water conservation and growing techniques from the classes through NMSU’s Santa Fe County Extension campus in these classes:

  • Harvesting Water in Landscape and Land Remediation (10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 2)
  • Gardening with Native Plants (10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9)
  • Container and Small Space Herb Gardens (10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 16)

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society
Through the partnership with The Spanish Colonial Arts Society you can gain a behind the scenes tour and lecture of their extensive collection of treasures in this class:

  • Heritage Arts of New Mexico (10 a.m.-noon July 16)

Continuing Education offers many more classes throughout the summer. Advance registration is required for all CE classes through SFCC’s Continuing Education program.

If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at ce@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration. Follow SFCC Continuing Education on social media: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn.

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