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Learn more about Continuing Education at Northern on the Community & Continuing Education page or contact Cecilia Romero at 575 581-4117, cromero@nnmc.edu

Fall 2014
Note: All Spanish Colonial Furniture classes take place in the Wood Shop on the El Rito Campus.

ADOBE CONSTRUCTION BASICS   -  October 3 & 4, 2014 - $65.00
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.

SOLAR HOT WATER - October 11& 12, 2014
$65.00 - 8:30 to 4:30 on Saturday and 9:30 to 3:30 on Sunday. 

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)

Zumba- September 2 - October 23, will be offered every 8 weeks
$65.00 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 7 pm.
On the El Rito Campus

New Mexico Spanish- October 10, 17 & 24, 2014
$65.00 - Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
On the El Rito Campus

Spanish Colonial Woodworking:
Learn layout and carve basic, traditional Spanish Colonial designs. All levels welcome, from beginner to expert.
Registration fee: $100.00
Contact instructor David Vargas or Daniel Tafoya at (575) 581-4123 regarding materials fee
Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 -2:00  - $275.00 - August 25, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4:00 - 9:00  - $275.00 - August 26, 2014
Fridays Lab - 9:00 - 3:00 $15.00 per day - August 29, 2014

Weaving withInstructor, Karen Martinez
All levels welcome. Experience weaving instruction in the Rio Grande tradition and learn the basics of weaving. Work alongside experienced fiber artists in the community.

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 -3:00  - $342.00 - August 25, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5:00 - 9:00  - $342.00 - August 26, 2014
Saturdays - 9:00 - 3:00 - August 30, 2014
Fridays - Lab - $15.00 per day - August 29, 2014

Introduction to Pueblo Weaving with Instructor, Louis Garcia
Saturdays - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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:
Learn to paint in the tradition of northern New Mexico with natural pigments, homemade gesso and piñon varnish. Create your own spin on the retablo with inspiration from the saints.

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 -3:00  - $275.00 - August 25, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5:00 - 9:00  - $275.00 - August 26, 2014
Fridays - Lab - $15.00 per day - August 29, 2014

Tinsmithing:
Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 -3:00  - $275.00 - August 25, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5:00 - 9:00  - $275.00 - August 26, 2014
Fridays - Lab - $15.00 per day  - August 29, 2014

Bilingual Strategies Language Institute Spanish Immersion Program

On the El Rito campus
August 8-10, August 22-24, September 12-14, September 26-28
Unlike the traditional classroom format and academic textbooks, this program uses the natural communicative approach: learning Spanish like you learned your first language. Evening sessions will include natural language activities in Spanish, including cooking, music, literature and social media.
Contact Dr. Maria Dolores Gonzales at (505) 238-2466 or email mdgv@q.com.
More information: www.bilingualstrategies.com


Strategic Planning Training

Call for upcoming dates
Registration fee: $99
This training is for employees and managers of small or large businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies and others. The course will take you through a 10-step guide for the development of a strategic plan.
For registration and information, contact Cecilia Romero at (505) 747-5477 or email cromero@nnmc.edu

Feasibility Studies Training
Call for upcoming dates

LEARN MORE about Continuing Education at Northern
on the Community & Continuing Education page.
For more information, contact:
Cecilia Romero
575-581-4117/505-747-5477
cromero@nnmc.edu

Folk Art Program (Associates)

Bulto & Retablo Making
Fiber Arts Weaving & Dying Process
Tinsmithing
Trade Woodcarving

Hazmat Science Applications Decon Pro

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