SFCC to offer in-person Continuing Education classes in Edgewood in September and October

 Personal enrichment classes made possible through a partnership with Town of Edgewood and Greater East Mountain Chamber of Commerce

Santa Fe Community College will offer in-person Continuing Education (CE) classes in Edgewood this fall. SFCC’s Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training Kris Swedin announced that the CE department has partnered with the Town of Edgewood and the Greater East Mountain Chamber of Commerce to offer personal enrichment classes there.

Edgewood Mayor Audrey J. Jaramillo said, “Our new Santa Fe Community College enrichment classes begin in September and October and will contribute dynamically to our Edgewood lifestyle!  We love the Town of Edgewood and place high value on the outdoors, recreation, and access to services and educational choices. I am grateful to Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training at SFCC; Bernadette Montoya, former NMSU vice president and Edgewood resident; and Linda Burke, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, for their diligence in partnering with the Town to create this education program.  As public servants of our Town, we are pleased to offer these enrichment classes.”

Executive Director, Greater East Mountain Chamber of Commerce Linda Burke added, “It’s exciting to have SFCC Enrichment classes right here in Edgewood. Our goal is maintaining a strong community focus—all instructors are local experts, and the classes are topics that resonate with the East Mountain community. Best of all, these short-term classes offer new opportunities for personal growth and social connections. The Chamber is thrilled to partner with Santa Fe Community College and the Town of Edgewood to bring this together and we hope to see a strong community response and benefit.”

The following classes will be offered:

Hatha-Restorative Yoga Mix

Enjoy a blend of meditation, breathwork and slow to medium paced movement to activate the flow of energy to begin each class, followed by a gentle ease into a more restorative and contemplative slow and subtle practice. Shapes are held between 3 – 5 minutes, thereby inviting a therapeutic stretch of the connective tissue in the body. All physical abilities and levels are welcome. Bring yoga mat, blocks and water. Chair yoga will be offered with permission of instructor.

Sept. 27 – Oct. 27, T and Th, 10 – 11:15 a.m.
Class ID: 2623
Edgewood Community Center, 27 E. Frontage Road, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Yoga instructor Bernadette Montoya is a certified yoga instructor (RYT300) and teaches Yoga through mindful, subtle and gentle movement aimed at supporting all ages and abilities.

Dynamic Writing: Powerful Techniques for Memoir, Fiction, and Non-Fiction

Learn techniques to draw your reader in, bring your story to life, and create character depth. Practice while writing on topics of your choosing. You will have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback among class members and instructor.

Sept. 15 – Sept. 29, Th, 3 – 5 p.m.
Class ID: 2624
Edgewood Community Library, 171B NM-344, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Writing Instructor Kathy Louise Schuit always writes and hungers for knowledge of how to do it better. This fundamental desire for constant improvement has elevated her writing to an award-winning level in varying genres of fiction and non-fiction.

Introduction to Permaculture and Rainwater Harvesting

Discover rainwater harvesting at La Resolana Rain Barn. Learn about rain barrels, rain tanks, one-rock dams, woodchip berms, carbon sponges and berm’n swales. Instructor Christian Meuli has experimented with a variety of approaches to rainwater harvesting that he will share. Explore the 15-acre site and observe rainwater harvesting techniques. Gain hands on experience making A-frames for developing contours and learn how to soak rainwater into the ground to help build soil rather than allowing it to be washed away.

Sept. 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Sa, 9 – 11 am
Class ID: 2625
La Rosolana Rain Barn, 24 Moriarty Road, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Instructor Christian Meuli, a retired M.D., practiced family medicine and grew up in a ranching family in New Mexico. He has experimented with a variety of approaches to rainwater harvesting over the past five decades and has learned the value of soaking rainwater into the ground where it falls (sheet-flow) so it grows soil, before it collects the energy to become an arroyo of rainwater that washes away soil.

Drawing: Line and Color

Learn the fundamentals of drawing including line, form and rendition. Discover techniques using line and color to shape your drawings and add depth to your composition. Explore using pencil, conté compressed charcoal and pen.

Oct. 6 – Oct. 26, Th, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Class ID: 2626
Edgewood Community Library, 171B NM-344, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Instructor Michael Godey, MFA, shows his work at Eye on the Mountain Gallery in Santa Fe. He has previously taught art classes at Santa Fe College in Florida, as well as art and music appreciation at Lake City Community College in Florida.

Beginning Guitar

Are you ready to learn the basics of fingering and chords? Bring your guitar and discover how simple chords can put you on the path to making music. Focus on chords commonly used in songs and strumming technics.

Oct.6 – Oct.26, Th, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Class ID: 2627
Edgewood Community Library, 171B NM-344, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Instructor Michael Godey is a songwriter and musician who plays many genres of music.

Knitting for Beginners

Discover knitting for beginners. Learn knit and purl stitches, several cast-on methods, bind off, increase and decrease. Information includes types of yarn, abbreviations, and how to read labels. Your first project is a fast, skinny scarf. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. A mask is required for this class.

Oct. 4 – Oct. 25, T, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Class ID: 2628
Edgewood Community Library, 171B NM-344, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Instructor Robin Pascal, BFA, has been teaching knitting for more than 20 years. She is a fiber artist, knitter, weaver, dyer, and maker of one-of-a-kind dichroic glass buttons. She has won many awards for her work and served as a judge at competitions including New Mexico State Fair and Fiber Arts Fiesta.

Knitting for Non-Beginners

Do you know the basics of knitting and want to add to your skills? Learn how to read patterns and complete a project. Create a triangle shawl, wash/dish cloth, cable headband, hat on double pointed needles, poncho, customized pull-over sweater or toe-up socks. You may also bring projects that need help. A mask is required for this class.

Oct.4 – Oct.25, T, 1 – 3 p.m.
Class ID: 2636
Edgewood Community Library, 171B NM-344, Edgewood, N.M. 87015

Instructor Robin Pascal, BFA, has been teaching knitting for more than 20 years.

To enroll in the classes, visit www.sfcc.edu/ce or call 505-428-1676. SFCC’s CE staff is available to assist you with registration.

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
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Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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