SFCC’s Continuing Education Summer 2023 Schedule now available in print and online

Classes available both in person and online

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.

Director of Continuing Education Nicholas Wernicki, Ph.D. said, “This summer we’ve got many new classes, both in person and online. Short-term or one-day summer classes can easily fit in around your summer vacation plans. Summer is also a great time to study at a more leisurely pace for either personal enrichment or to gain new professional skills.”

The following are some of the many new offerings:

Animal Tracking

Learn more about those animal tracks you’ve noticed on your walks or hikes. Learn tracking techniques, perceptual widening, different track patterns, scale and animal gaits, rates of track deterioration, clues to animal behavior and animal interaction with the landscape.

Popular instructor William Neuwirth has a Master of Science in Biology and is a seasoned outdoor tour guide.

Drawing Animals with Pastel Pencils

Working with pastel pencils, from photographs of your favorite pet or from the instructor’s collection, learn the basics of drawing animals in line, tone and color. Proportions, features, fur, hair, feathers, or scales, and effects of light and shadow in color will be covered. Demonstrations and individual instruction included. Some drawing experience is helpful.

Instructor Dale Eno Shore works and teaches in drawing, oils, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, and pen and ink. She is currently a member of the Art League of Germantown, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and certified member of the Maryland Portrait Society.

Beginner Piano

You will learn the fundamentals of piano and the core basics of music theory. Every student will develop practice techniques and methods for playing many different styles from classical to jazz, as well as folk and other contemporary genres.

Joseph Ewatuya, the piano teacher, is a singer/songwriter, pianist, artist, music producer, and performer from Dallas, Texas. They received a Bachelor of Arts in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in 2018 and started teaching shortly after. Ewatuya works with students of all ages, levels, and styles of music and has a strong passion for student development. Their goal is to share the joy and fun of music with all who have any interest in learning.

Railroad History of New Mexico, Legacies & Consequences 1878 to 2023

The history of the territory and state of New Mexico can be traced by understanding its railroading history. Railroads were the ‘Space Program’ of New Mexico. They affected everything from land use to legislation. Elements of manifest destiny, world wars, the Fred Harvey Era and economic disasters are all reflected within the lifespans of the numerous railroads that were once part of the New Mexico’s past. Prior to the arrival of the ‘Iron Steed,’ no one had traveled faster than the conquistadors. It altered everything from employment and economics to legislation and land use.

The instructor Fred Friedman was the head of the New Mexico Railroad Bureau for thirty years. He has worked extensively with most railroad companies. He has also served as a railroad accident investigator, working for a variety of law firms and providing expert witness testimony on railroad accidents. Friedman gives lectures at the University of New Mexico and the History Museum of New Mexico. He has written extensively about railroads, track workers, labor unions and related subjects.

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.

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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