Special Interest and Cultural Arts Program
Follow your creativity with our Summer Classes!
Watercolor Workshop (Basic & Advanced Techniques)
This one-day seminar will introduce the student to the basic elements of watercolor and rarely taught advanced techniques that separate the mundane from the spectacular. Handouts will be provided, including a reading list for further study. The seminar will be broken into two sections. The first session will present an introduction to watercolor painting and basic technique. The second session will provide the student with tools to take his paintings from "Nice Watercolor." to "WOW!"
Instructor: Jeff Waters – Editor, Northwest Watercolor Society
Location: Si View Social Room
Photography Made Easy Workshops
Professional photographer/teacher, Sandy Horvath loves helping students master their digital cameras, learning their lenses, manual settings, and exposures that transform snap shots into high-quality pictures. Sandy’s classes are geared to help you understand exposure, and that knowledge can dramatically improve the quality of your digital photos. The foundation for better photography is to master exposure. You will learn the secrets of the pros. They aren't really secrets, but they might as well be. Most photographers don't do the simple things the pros do that make the difference between boring snapshots and bold images. Sandy will show you how to use manual settings to stop action, improve family photos and lasting memories.
Beginners work with their own digital cameras to apply the principles behind stopping action, focusing, and lighting in basic classes. Sandy uses simple explanations to show students how to optimize shots on automatic settings or with a manually set aperture value, then accompanies students as they practice the techniques and methods to create wonderful looking photos that will surely impress your friends and family. Workshops are held at SnapShotSandy’s office/studio in North Bend or at the beautiful Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.
Instructor: Sandy Horvath
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Please visit www.snapshotsandy.com for more information, view the class schedule, register and purchase.
Adult/Senior Tap – ONGOING!
You are never too old to make some noise! Let yourself go in this beginning tap class! Learn basic steps and rhythms, traveling time steps and shuffles! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your tap shoes the first day!
Instructor: Cristie Coffing
Location: Mt Si Senior Center
Fee: $7 – drop in or $30 – 5 punch card (good for 90 days)
Are you new to couponing?
Are you new to couponing?Couponing can be a great way to save your family money, and it doesn’t have to be an obsessive hobby! This course will teach you the basics of realistic couponing.
Instructor: Clairissa Schaaf
Location: Si View Studio Room
River Awareness and Safety
Learn about river safety and features of the river. Learn what eddies, tongues, strainers and holes are. Topics covered include: river hazards, hypothermia, identifying safer places on a river, “river position”, self-rescue and universally recognized river signals. Students will practice using throw ropes and how to assist others in a river emergency without endangering oneself. Instructor is a professional Whitewater Raft Guide and Whitewater Rescue Technician. Participants will not be in the water. Minimum age 10. Participants ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructor: Kalli Willson
Location: Snoqualmie Valley Outdoors
Wilderness First Aid
This 19-hour outdoors course gives you the skills and confidence needed to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. The course consists of practical exercises in an outdoor setting utilizing typical hiking supplies as tools for the most realistic experience. 2-year Wilderness First Aid certification American Red Cross is included. Course textbook and weather resistant field guide included. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have current CPR/AED certification.
Instructor: Kalli Willson
Location: Meadowbrook Farm
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Share your talent - help us grow!
Si View Metro Parks is looking for contract instructors. Whether your pass ion is in the arts, music, languages, cooking, health & wellness , outdoors, gardening or athletics, we invite you to share your talent with Snoqualmie Valley Community!
Contact us today to learn how you can join our team of instructors!