Spring 2019 Course Offerings

   

Art

DRAWING SKILLS
Meaghan Young
NON CREDIT, $80 + $15 materials fee
Date: 01/30/19 - 02/04/19
Day: Wednesday's
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
Practice realistic drawing skills using graphite, charcoal and colored pencil. Learn how to “see” like an artist, while studying perspective, value and anatomy, using both indoor and outdoor subjects for inspiration. Study both black and white and color, learning skills to create realism, balance, focus and attention. Drawing pencil and charcoal set and sketchbook included. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY JEWELRY MAKING
Mary Tuck
NON CREDIT, $60 + $50 materials fee
Date: 02/04/19 & 02/05/19
Day: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm
Location: The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Those new to PMC and those who've taken a class before are invited to join this two-day workship. Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a crafting medium with the consistency of polmer clay, comprised of very small particles of silver. Instructor, Mary Tuck guides the class thorugh molding and shaping the PMC into beautiful pendants, earrings, or bracelets. Intermediate students can choose to create a ring or hinged bracelet. The jewelry is then fired in a tabletop klin, where binder in the PMC burns away and incredibly leaving 99% pure silver pieces of jewelry. Finish your piece by creating a patina, burnishing, polishing and finally assembling the silver into a wearable piece of jewelry. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.

PASTEL PAINTING SERIES
Becky Chappell
NON CREDIT, $75 + $10 meterials fee
Date: 02/11/19 - 02/25/19
Day: Monday's
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM
Location: The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
In this 3-day class, create a series of pastel paintings with similar subjects that can be hung together in a collection. The instructor, pastel artist Becky Chappell, teaches how to bring each piece with an underpainting, using various materials. This method produces a rich quailty in each work that can set the mood, feel and richness of the final piece - and the use of various materials for each underpainting produces exciting effects. The final series can be hung together as a grouping of related images. Open to all levels, including beginner pastel painters. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information. 

APPLICATION OF COLOR PRINCIPLE'S IN DYNAMIC DRAWING/PAINTING
Don Seastrum
NON CREDIT, $145
Date: 04/22/19 - 05/20/19
Day: Monday's
Time: 5:15 - 7:15PM
Location: The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
Color is one of the fundamental elements of art and it is important for artists to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory to their work.  Participants investigate the Itten theory of color; hue, value, intensity, simultaneity, proportional application and how to apply those theoretical principles to studio work.  Previous experience working with color principles is not necessary, as students are introduced to the use of basic tools, materials and the development of compositional applications. However, for those who have had a good deal of experience with color concepts and applications, instruction is individualized to provide more in-depth studies in the use of color in the participants selected media. Each student is encouraged to investigate her or his own vision of the world while gaining experience with color principles in their work.  This workshop is not media specific, therefore, please select and bring your preferred media of expression.  Most all media are appropriate, however, the facility where the workshop meets is NOT conducive to the use of oil paints. Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for more information.   

Biology

RAPTOR ECOLOGY
Jeffrey J. Ewert
NON CREDIT, $90
Date: 01/28/19 - 02/25/19, 02/25/19 - 03/25/19 (no class on 03/18/19) 
(Field trips: Saturday's 02/09, 02/23, 8AM-12PM)
Day: Monday's (and Saturdays for field trips)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Taylor 200
Students study the anatomy, physiology, morphology and field identification of major Colorado raptors (Birds of Prey). This includes lectures of key points of major raptor groups: Falcons, Accipiters, Buteos, other occasional species and some select common owl species. Through both lectures and observations, each student learns to identify raptors, raptor habitat and niche. Students also learn how to properly record field observations in a field notebook as a part of the class requirements.

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING
Jeffrey J. Ewert             
NON CREDIT, $90
Date: 04/02/19 - 04/23/19
Time: 6:300-8:30PM
Location: Lower Gym
Materials: Students should bring their own fly rod and reel, some rods are made available.
Learn the basic fundamentals of fly fishing including equipemtn, rods, rod weight, line types, leaders, tippets, flies and accessories. Learn the value and application of using waders, polarized sunglasses, vests, etc. Learn the use of all this equipment, including an emphasis on casting instruction, application and types of flies and knots, as well as reading waters for trout with emphasis on presentation to enable the student to begin to fly fish successfully on local waters. This enables the student to practice the art of fly fishing in some of the West's best fly fishing waters right here in the Gunnison basin! 

WILDFLOWER IDENTIFICATION MADE EASY
Rick Reavis           
NON CREDIT, $95 + $15 materials fee
Date: 06/02/19 - 06/30/19
Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Crested Butte - 716 Elk Ave 
Having trouble distinguishing larkspur from monkshood or fleabane from tansy aster? Would you like to know how to find elusive fairy slipper? Interested in identifying over 100 species of native plants and flowers? Then join us on this wildflower identification adventure. Students will learn about the unique geology of the Crested Butte area (WHY we have such amazing flowers) along with a bit of local history, then spend four sessions in the field studying the fine points of wildflower identification. This course serves as initial training for new Crested Butte Wildflower ID guides during the 2019 Wildflower Festival. Wildflower identification book included in course fee. 

History

THE HISTORY OF COLORADO
Dr. Duane Vandenbusche
NON CREDIT, $100
Date: 01/31/19 - 04/18/19
Day: Monday's
Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM
Location: Crested Butte Community School                                                                                                
The class covers the exciting history of Colorado from the earliest days and includes Mesa Verde, Spain, Fur Trades, Exploration, Gold Rush, Silver Camps, Narrow Gauge Railroads, Ranching, Farming and Sustainability, Polka Music with Pete Dunda, Water and Recreation. Slide Shows also on early day Skiing, Narrow Gauge Railroads and Ranching.

ORGINAL SKI TOUR
Lisbeth Carter
NON CREDIT, $60
Date: 03/31/19
Day: Sunday
Time: 8:00AM- 4:00PM
Location: University Center 
Materials: Must own or rent light touring skis, boots and poles.
Ski into History. Spend the day ski touring on and around the historic Pioneer Ski area trails. Your guide will provide instruction with ski terms and technique, as well as an introduction to the legendary ski areas of our Upper Gunnison Valley. Weather permitting, participants will enjoy their noon meal outdoors.        

Communication

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INSTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVERS 
Jenny Marcotte                                                     
NON-CREDIT, $40
Date: 03/13/19 
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-9:00PM
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voiceover work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet. All the basics are covered, including how to prepare the all-important demo, as well as how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer! This class is informative, lots of fun and a great first step for anyone interested in professional voice acting.                                             

Personal Interest

THE VISION WORKSHOP
Carla Fanciullo, Certified DreamBuilder Life Coach, Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Practioner
NON-CREDIT, $30                                                                                                                                  
Date: 01/16/19
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 - 10:00PM
Location: Taylor Hall 229                                                                                                      
During this interactive workshop, the facilitator will guide participants to identifying a “vision” or a “design” for your life based on growth signals that life provides. Participants will be encouraged and guided to use their imagination to create a life they love living. Participants will learn to eliminate fear, doubt and worry and move towards goals with confidence.    

BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE
Bob Wojtko and Rita Bohn
NON CREDIT, $90
Date: 01/28/19 - 04/11/19
Day: Monday's
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Lower Gym
In 6 one hour classes you will learn social dance steps to Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. Studies show dancing is good for you on many levels — good for your body and your mind — and it’s fun! Ask about scholarships for Veterans, their immediate family and seniors.

BEGINNING COUNTRY WESTERN COUPLES DANCE
Bob Wojtko and Rita Bohn
NON CREDIT, $90
Date: 01/28/19 - 04/11/19
Day: Monday's
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Lower Gym
In 6 one hour classes, learn the basic dance steps to Country Two-Step, Country Waltz and Country Swing. This course provides a strong foundation on which you can build your knowledge of steps and moves. Ask about scholarships for Veterans, their immediate family and seniors.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

GROWING FOOD IN A COLD CLIMATE
Susan Wyman                                                                                                                   
NON- CREDIT, $90  
Date: 02/21/19 - 04/18/19
Day: Thursday's
Time: 5:30 - 7:00PM                                                                                                                                               
Location: Taylor Hall 229 
Learn to grow your own vegetables and overcome the challenges of our cold climate and short growing season. Join Master Gardener Susan Wyman and other gardening gurus to learn what vegetables to plant and when. Learn about seed starting, transplanting, direct sowing, frost protection, pest management, amendments, compost teas, worm composting and more. Field learning at Gunnison Gardens will be announced during course. For more information about Susan Wyman, please visit gunnisongardens.com.     
  

Exercise and Sport Science

FOAM ROLLING AS SELF MASSAGE
Eva Paul, LMT
NON CREDIT, $60 + $20 material fee
Date: 02/05/19 - 03/12/19
Day: Tuesday's
Time: 12:05 - 12:55PM
Location: Taylor Hall 117This 6 week class will introduce you to the foam roller from the perspective of massage. Incorporating neuromuscular techniques and the concept of functional fascial lines in the body! Mindfulness and body awareness are strong components incorporated to trigger your body to return to a parasympathetic state of rest and repair. Don’t be intimidated this is a class for beginners and advanced students alike!

AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED AND FIRST AID
Tami Maciejko
NON CREDIT, $120
Date: 02/13/19 (CPR/AED) & 02/20/19 (First Aid)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 - 9:30PM
Location: Gym 132 
Price includes ARC card. This is American Red Cross CPR for the workplace. Practical skill on Resusci Anne and a written test are included. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation. This is American Red Cross First Aid for the workplace. Both written and skill tests are administered. Students receive a certification from the American Red Cross upon completion of both the written test and skill evaluation.  No refunds after February 6, 2019.     

LUNCHTIME YOGA WITH LEIA
Leia Morrison
NON CREDIT, $200
Date: 01/29/19 - 04/25/19 (No class 03/19/19 - 03/28/19)
Day: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 12:15 - 1:00PM
Location: Gunnison Arts Center Dance Studio   
Instead of meeting your friends for lunch, meet them at yoga! Take a break from your day and spend lunch with us. Enjoy a 60 minute flow-style class designed to provide you with that extra energy to get you through that afternoon drag and keep you invigorated throughout the day! Prior yoga experience is helpful but not mandatory. Yoga mats and props provided for you. Please wear comfortable clothes. For more information about Leia Morrison visit rockymountainyogini.com         

Foreign Language

SPANISH FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS
Karen Immerso
NON-CREDIT, $70
Date: 01/30/19 - 03/13/19
Day: Wednesday's
Time: 6:45 - 8:00PM
Location: Taylor 229 
This 7 session class is for advanced beginners and intermediate Spanish Language Learners interested in reviewing and expanding their vocabulary, gaining a greater understanding of grammar, speaking conversationally with other adults in an active and fun learning environment.  The class includes activities, speaking practice and some homework assignments.  Opportunities for interaction with native speakers may take place.  No text required; hand-outs will be used.  A dictionary is not required but helpful: University of Chicago Spanish/English Dictionary available at the Bookworm.                             

SPANISH FOR NEVER-EVER AND BEGINNER SPANISH LEARNERS
Karen Immerso
NON-CREDIT, $70
Date: 01/30/19 - 03/13/19
Day: Wednesday's 
Time: 5:30 - 6:45PM
Location: Taylor Hall 205 
This 7 week session is an introduction to the Spanish language. It introduces students to basic vocabulary and conversation with other adults in an active and fun learning environment. It is designed for the beginner second language learner who has never studied Spanish or wants to review from the very basics. The class includes activities, speaking practice and some homework assignments.  Opportunities for interaction with native speakers may take place. No text required; hand-outs will be used.  A dictionary is not required but helpful: University of Chicago Spanish/English Dictionary available at the Bookworm.      

WORKSHOP: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS FOR PARENTS, EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AND CAREGIVERS 
Karen Immerso                           
NON-CREDIT, $95
Date: 02/09/19
Day: Saturday 
Time: 9AM - 12PM
Location: Taylor Hall 229
This workshop is for adults who interact with infants and small children whose words and speech are in the making; for Parents, Early Childhood Teachers and Caregivers who might like to use a signed language to help children as they communicate in the world. The three hour session is designed for parents (or soon-to-be-parents) raising young families as well as early childhood teachers and caregivers who are looking to incorporate core creative use of signs for instruction in a pre-school or day care setting.                        

Professional Development

GRANT WRITING
Maryo Ewell
CEU 1 ($125) + Course Fee ($90)
NON CREDIT Course Fee, $90
Date: 02/26/19 - 03/12/19
Day: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 8:30PM
Location: Taylor Hall 205
Take the mystery out of grant writing! In this course, students are given what they need to prepare an effective project grant proposal for a nonprofit organization. Participants learn how to research funding sources, write effective project grant proposal, budget and understand vocabulary common to grant writing.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Music

BEGINNER GUITAR
Jesse Irons
NON CREDIT, $200
Date: 01/30/19 - 03/13/19
Day: Wednesday's
Time: 5:00 - 6:00PM
Location: Taylor Hall 101
Materials: The Guitar Handbook is highly recommended. Student must provide their own guitar.
Want to learn to play Guitar? Designed for beginners only, this class starts with the basics and educates students about the history of the guitar and its diverse styles of music. The class smoothly transitions into learning how to play the guitar. Basic music theory principles are taught and students are shown how to apply them to the guitar. Students also learn how to tune the guitar, play chords and get their hands and fingers comfortable with actual guitar playing. Participants also learn strumming patterns, how to read fake sheets, music tablature and start playing songs. 

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
Jesse Irons
NON CREDIT, $200
Date: 01/30/19 - 03/13/19
Day: Wednesday's
Time: 6:00 - 7:00PM
Location: Taylor Hall 101
Materials: The Guitar Handbook is highly recommended.
Student must provide their own guitar. Can you play a little guitar? Want to learn more? This class helps students progress in that endeavor. Students learn open position chords, key signatures, strumming patterns, barre chords, hammer-on/pull-offs and using a capo. The course then focuses on scales, chord structures (root, 3rd, 5th), major and minor as well as extensions (7th, 9th, etc.). Progressions and theory are discussed. Students must have some previous guitar experience.

ADVANCED GUITAR/BASS: MODAL THEORY AND IMPROVISATION
Jesse Irons
NON CREDIT, $200
Date: 01/30/19 - 03/13/19
Day: Wednesday's
Time: 7:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Taylor Hall 101 
Materials: The Guitar Handbook is highly recommended. Student Must provide their own guitar.
Do you want to expand your musical knowledge and technique? This class will focus on the art of improvisation as well as advanced theory and technique. Topics include; modes, legato, tapping, sweep arpeggios, speed picking, harmonics and more. Students must have a solid grasp of the instrument. Bass guitarists are welcome.     

Recreation and Outdoor Education

LEADERSHIP AT THE EDGE: ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PRACTICES FOR COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION
Paul Duba
ROE 510, 1 credit ($125) + Course Fee ($155) + Materials Fee ($15)
Date: 04/18/19 - 04/26/19, 05/03/19 - 05/10/19
Day: Thursday, Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday
Time: Thursday 6:00 - 9:00PM, Friday's 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Taylor 117
Leadership that enables the highest performance in teams is an invitation instead of a directive. This course will help you crack the code for leading groups that can face uncertain and complex challenges. You will learn how to create space for a team to lean into—and persist in solving—problems that don’t have an easy answer, ones that require creativity, resourcefulness and innovation. This advanced leadership curriculum is for business, industry, banking, hospitality, education, civic and non-profit leaders. From newly promoted managers to established leaders, this highly interactive
class will help you understand and expand your reach as a leader.

ALPINE SKILLS COURSE
Irwin Guides, Dave Bumgarner
NON- CREDIT, $225 Course Fee + $15 Extended Studies Fee
Date: 03/30/19 - 03/31/19
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Location: Crested Butte - Irwin Guides
Day 1: Rock Skills Day - Utilize our local rock-climbing crag, Taylor Canyon for the day. Focus on placing and using both natural, passive and active rock climbing protection, building anchors, basic rope work and rappelling techniques. Ascend a 5.4-5.8 level multi-pitch climb to put all the skills to use and practice.                                                                                                                                                                                 
Day 2: Snow Skills & Tying it together Day - Travel into the heart of the Elk Mountains and work on the basic skills of snow climbing. We will utilize locally dependent trailhead, road and climbing conditions to keep approaches to a minimum (< 1 hour). We will spend the day climbing snow on one of the areas local 12-13,000 foot peaks and practicing the techniques of self-arrest, proper crampon and ice-axe use, snow anchors, rope work and belayed snow climbing and will involve a local mountain climbing objective that will utilize both the climbing skills of rock and snow techniques to summit a local peak. The focus of the day will be in the participants putting to use their new skills in various easy technical snow and rock-climbing terrain to carry out a self-guided alpine climbing objective. Instructors will continue to offer guidance and be a team member ultimately responsible for safety while allowing participants to ‘self-guide’ their climb.  

AMGA SPI PREP COURSE
Irwin Guides, Karin Pocock                                                                        
NON - CREDIT, $250 Course Fee + $15 Extended Studies Fee
Date: 04/23/19 - 04/24/19
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Location: Crested Butte - Irwin Guides
The standard SPI is not a rock climbing course. It’s designed as an instructor-training course. The prep will give a glimpse into the SPI course but offer more skills based knowledge to give the ability to feel confident to pursue the SPI.                                    

WHITEWATER SKILLS COURSE
Irwin Guides, Dave Bumgarber                                                               
NON - CREDIT, $650 Course Fee + $30 Extended Studies   
Date: 05/13/19 - 05/17/19
Days: Monday through Friday 
Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM 
Location: Gym 17
Whitewater skills development course designed to prepare someone to enter into the whitewater industry. Professionalism is key and having the correct knowledge is paramount. This course is based on ACA (American Canoe Association) curriculum for Level IV Whitewater Kayak. Level IV Swiftwater Rescue & Paddle Raft. Will obtain ACA card in each of the categories at the end of the week.                  
                                                                                      

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION
Irwin Guides, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor
ROE 397, 1 credit, $80 + $345 course fee
Date: 04/19/19 - 04/21/19 
Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Location: Crested Butte - Irwin Guides 
Prerequisites: You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of at least 70 hours to re-certify through a WFR Recertification course.
The 24-hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification course refreshes and updates topics covered in the WFR course and it just so happens to take place in the coolest mountain town in Colorado! You have to recert your WFR, so why not do it someplace you will actually enjoy?  Students must register for this course with Irwin Guides, 970.349.5430, info@irwinguides.com and for college credit through Western Extended Studies. For information about this course, visit nols.edu. For more information on obtaining college credit, visit western.edu/outdoorprograms