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COMMUNITY, CONTINUING EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

For more information contact Cecilia Romero at 575.581.4117 or 505.747.5477, cromero@nnmc.edu. 

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SPRING 2015

Folklorico Dancing
March 2 – April 24 / Mondays & Fridays
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Española / $65
Explore traditional and contemporary Mexican folk dances! This class provides a unique introduction to the origins, culture, and historical and social context of each dance. You will identify footwork/steps, upper body movement, choreography, rhythms, musical, styles and become familiar with dance custom and terminology. Anyone interested in the class after the start date is welcome to register.

Zumba Fitness
March 2 – April 24 / Mondays & Fridays
12:30 – 1:30 pm & 4 – 5 pm / Española / $65
Boost your energy with this Zumba Fitness course focusing on international styles of dance. You will become familiar with a variety of dances rooted in other cultures, their rhythms and music. Dance routines will include a mix of high-and-low intensity, designed for dance, fitness–cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.

Retablo Making
March 10 – 12, 2015 / Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 am – 4 pm / El Rito / $89
You will learn to create your own retablo, communicating a message about yourself or something that is important to you.

Solar Hot Water
April 11 & 12, 2015 / Saturday, April 11
8:30 am – 4:30 pm / Sunday, April 12, 9:30 am – 4 pm / $75
Class meets in the old diesel shop on the El Rito Campus
Learn the basics of producing hot water from the sun for domestic use or home heating. Active and passive systems will be discussed and one of each system will be assembled. Approximately 1/3 classroom and 2/3 hands-on laboratory.

Earthen Plasters
April 25 & 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm / $75
Sunday, April 26, 8:30 am – 4 pm / $75
Class meets in the old diesel shop on the El Rito Campus
Selecting soils, mixing mud, application methods, weatherproofing will all be covered with abundant hands-on experience and minimal lectures. This class will begin in the Old Adobe Shop in El Rito and will most likely move off campus or to the Española Campus to plaster an existing structure such as an horno. Instructors: Quentin Wilson and Michael Keating.

Adobe Construction Basics
April 18 & 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm / $75
Sunday, April 19, 9:30 am – 4 pm / $75
Class meets in the old diesel shop on the El Rito Campus
From the foundation to the roof, this class covers all the basics to get started building an adobe home that meets modern codes. Classroom and hands-on experience will be combined.

Microsoft Word & Excel
Beginners to Intermediate / Excel 2010
Mondays & Wednesdays, March 2–25
5 – 6:15 pm / JCI / $75

Learn the basics of Excel 2010 by creating: Worksheets using sophisticated formatting worksheet features and Excel workbooks using formulas for home, work or business.

Intermediate to Advanced / Excel 2010
Thursday & Friday, March 19 & 20
9 am – 4:30 pm / JCI / $75
Learn basic to advanced worksheet techniques including using formulas and pivot tables.

Beginners to Intermediate / Access 2010
Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 24 – April 16
5 – 6:15 pm / JCI / $75

Learn Access 2010 starting with creating databases for home, work or business.

Beginners to Intermediate / Word 2010
Mondays & Wednesdays, April 6 – 29
5 – 6:15 pm / JCI / $75
Learn the basics of creating and formatting various types of documents including:  newsletters and flyers with graphics for home, work or business, plus cover letters and resumes.

Intermediate to Advanced / Word 2010
Mondays & Wednesdays, May 4 – May 27
5 – 6
:15 pm / JCI / $75
Learn to create report style documents using multiple pages and mail merge.

SUMMER & FALL 2015

Spanish Colonial Furniture Making
June 15–19 & 22 – 26, 2015 / 8 am – 5 pm
Registration fee: $175 / single week,
$325 / both weeks, plus materials.
Lodging is available for students in the dorms.
Create your own Spanish Colonial Furniture Project using traditional design elements. Develop woodworking skills and explore your creativity in a relaxed environment. Individually-tailored, self-paced instruction for students from beginners to advanced. Learn traditional techniques such as mortise and tenon joinery, rosette and decorative carving. Learn how to use hand tools and machinery to work with native, ponderosa pine
Instructor Ted Bruning is a lifelong woodworker who has studied Spanish Colonial Furniture-Making in El Rito

Cob & Healing – June 13, 2015
9 am 2 pm / $65
Students will use cob (a building material mixing mud and straw) experientially to explore questions concerning community, purpose and healing. Instructor Robert Johnson is a licensed professional counselor specializing in the value of ecological psychology and who weaves environmental education into all his work.

Wild Food & Wild Medicine
July 23 & 24, 2015
9 am – 4 pm / $99
This two-day workshop identifies local plants and teaches their uses in food and medicine. Instructor John Puncam is a resident of Taos and has spent 14 years with UNM Taos in both general studies and holistic health.

Adobe Construction Basics
October 10 & 11, 2015 / $65

Learn about Adobe Construction, a building technique that has been around for thousands of years and is the original "green" building method. The Friday lecture with slides will cover all aspects of making adobes and building walls as covered in the New Mexico Earthen Building Materials Construction Code. It will also cover essential items useful to construction that are not in the Code. On Saturday, students will make adobe bricks and learn to learn to lay bricks to build a wall with a corner and window opening. This will take place inside or just outside of the El Rito Adobe Shop. Instructors Quentin Wilson and Michael Keating.

Solar Hot Water / October 17 & 18, 2015
8:30 – 4:30 on Saturday / $65 
9:30 am – 3:30 pm on Sunday
/ $65
This workshop addresses active and passive solar systems to produce hot water for a home to replace or supplement standard domestic hot water heaters (DHW). It covers flat plate systems that use antifreeze to transfer heat through a heat exchanger to the tank. These systems may be active and use pumps to circulate antifreeze and hot water or they may be passive and rely on convection/thermosyphons to move heat from the collector to the tank. Simple “bread box” water heaters where the sun directly heats a tank of water in a reflective insulated box are also covered. Two systems will be assembled to give students hands-on experience with plumbing techniques and different approaches to harvesting heat from the sun. (El Rito)

New Mexico Spanish
September 10, 17 & 24, 2015
Wednesdays / 8 pm / $65
On the El Rito Campus

Strategic Planning Training
December 4 – 5, 2015

$124 • 9 am – 4:30 pm

HERITAGE ARTS

Spanish Colonial Woodworking:
Mondays and Wednesdays • 9 am – 2 pm • $275 • January 12 – May 20, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 4 – 9 pm  • $275 • January 13 – May 21, 2015
Fridays Lab • 9 am – 3 pm • $15 per day • January 16 – May 22, 2015

Weaving with Instructor Karen Martinez 
Mondays and Wednesdays • 9 am – 3 pm • $342.00 • January 12 – May 20, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 5 – 9 pm • $342 • January 13 - May 21, 2015
Saturdays • 9 am – 3  pm • January 17 • May 23, 2015
Fridays • Lab • $15 per day • January 16 • May 22, 2015

Introduction to Pueblo Weaving: Instructor, Karen Martinez
Saturdays • 9 am – 3 pm
Students will have the opportunity to learn the history and techniques of the ancient Pueblo weaving tradition from Tiwa/Piro Pueblo fiber artist Louis Garcia. Students will warp and weave bands in both plain and floated warp weave structures. Various techniques of fiber preparation will be covered, including willowing, carding and spinning and techniques for cotton, wool, and synthetic fibers, all of which are used in Pueblo weaving today.

Retablos:
Begins February 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays  •  9 am – 3 pm • $275.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 5 – 9 pm • $275.00
Fridays • Lab • $15 per day

Tinsmithing:
Mondays and Wednesdays  •  9 am – 3 pm • $275.00 • August 25, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 5 – 9 pm • $275 • August 26, 2014
Fridays – Lab • $15 per day • August 29, 2014

ESPAÑOLA CAMPUS / JCI BUILDING

Grant Writing Training / October 23 – 24
$124 • 9 am – 4:30 pm

Feasibility Studies Training
January 15 – 16

$124 • 9 am – 4:30 pm

Basic GIS ArcView
Thursdays and Fridays
8:30 am – 4 pm / Española Campus / JCI
- September
- October
- November
- December

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For more information:
Contact Cecilia Romero:
ESPAÑOLA   505-747-5477
EL RITO 575-581-4117
cromero@nnmc.edu