FOR RELEASE - Jan. 9, 2011
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Community Education schedule of non-credit classes has been announced for Spring 2012.
The schedule is as follows:
Traditional English Grammar – What you wanted to know but didn’t ask. Topics include: Why is English like that? Phrases and clauses. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Exceptions and irregulars. When is a verb not a verb? The art of making pictures from sentences.
Wednesdays, Jan. 25-April 25. No class on March 14. 6-8 p.m. Lions Hall 103. Fee: $65. Michael J. “Mike” Volz, instructor.
Basic Conversational Chinese. Learn Mandarin, and you will be able to communicate with nearly 20 percent of the world’s population – 1.1 billion people. In this conversational Chinese class, students will learn to speak basic conversational Chinese Mandarin including tones, basic vocabulary, basic sentence structure, greetings, getting around, eating and drinking, entertainment and shopping.
Mondays, Feb. 6-Feb. 27, 6:40-7:20 p.m, Lions Hall 100. No fee. Dr. Yi-Wen Huang, instructor.
Intermediate Computer Class. Do your friends and relatives consider you ancient history because computers just don’t like you? Join us for peaceful exploration of computers at your own pace. Topics include: computer vocabulary, operation of programs, using e-mail, internet aid for on-line research and creating your own documents.
Mondays, Feb. 6-March 26, 6-8 p.m., Lions Hall Computer Lab 114. Fee: $50. Bud Tack, instructor. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Introduction to Basic Microsoft® Office Suite (2010): Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint. Looking to enhance your skills in Microsoft® Office Suite (2010): Word Access, Excel and PowerPoint? This course will introduce students, working professionals and job seekers to beginner-level and some intermediate hands-on training in the Microsoft® Office Suite (2010) software application.
What you will learn:
· Introduction to practical application usage
· Creating, saving, modifying and printing any 2010 Office file
· How to use keyboard shortcuts and commands
· How to make basic presentations in PowerPoint by adding pictures, music and sound, and different introduction slide techniques
· How to add tables from existing Word documents to Excel, plus how to use formalas to automatically calculate various scenarios, and how to use Excel to enhance projects by adding pie, bar and graph charts
· Using Access to formulate a database by using the Wizard templates, including keeping track and generating reports based on general search criteria
· How to create a customer and inventory database log
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 7 to March 29, 6-8 p.m., Lions Hall Computer Lab. Fee: $75. Bud Tack, instructor. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Glass and Seed Beading. This class will teach you how to make earrings, key chains and necklaces. You will also learn how to make a Native-style yarn hair tie. Bring any small, empty, clean jar or vase for your own personal candle. Supply list given at registration.
Tuesdays, Feb. 7-Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Lions Hall 103. Fee: $25. Marie Platero, instructor.
Holiday Gift Basket and Bow Making. Learn how to put beautiful gift baskets together for all occasions and how to top them off with big, beautiful bows. Supply list available at registration.
Mondays, March 5 & 12, 6-8 p.m, Lions Hall 103. Fee: $25. Ara Green, instructor.
Scrapbooking. It’s time to put all your memories into your own personalized album. Bring your special pictures and other memorable items to create pages of your history with all your special moments. Please bring your pictures and feel free to bring personal acid-free albums or other supplies. Paper albums will be provided along with acid-free pens, stickers and cutouts.
Tuesdays, Feb. 7-Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Roosevelt Elementary School Room 12, 400 E. Logan, Gallup. Fee: $35. Esther Sanchez, instructor.
Where Is the Picture? This course is geared toward general photography techniques, information and understanding your pictures. Students should bring hard copy images of their pictures, as well as writable C’s and notebooks.
Week 1: Course overview, including process of a picture, discussion of various formats, composition and editing.
Week 2: History of photography, including rules and ethics, and types of photography: portraits, weddings, lands capes, pets and animals, flowers and others.
Week 3: Lighting and composing
Week 4: Lenses and composing
Week 5: Editing your picture.
Week 6: Editing continued.
Week 7: Reading from Bernstein’s Books – Portraits
Week 8: Critiquing your pictures for display, including proper matting and backing.
Tuesdays, April 3-May 22, 6-8 p.m., Lions Hall Computer Lab. Fee: $50. Mark Goldstein, instructor.
Cutting Cabs from Rough for Jewelry. Become acquainted with the tools of lapidary.
· Learn about the following:
· Types of rough rock (life after turquoise)
· Design using templates to freeform
· Which shapes and sizes are best suited to various types of jewelry
· Cut and police like the pros
Mondays, March 19-May 7, 6-8 p.m., Lions Hall 103. Fee: $50. Mark Goldstein, instructor.
Candle Making. Make and decorate scented candles for mood improvement. Bring any small, empty, clear jar or vase to hold your candle. Supply fee $15, due first day of class.
Thursdays, March 22-April 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Lions Hall 103. Fee: $35. Nancy Bruker, instructor.
For more information on any of the above courses or to register, please contact 505.863.7738 for Denise Silva or 505.863.7743 for Louise Lopez.