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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

Spring  2015
Note: All Spanish Colonial Furniture classes take place in the Wood Shop on the El Rito Campus.

COMMUNITY, CONTINUING EDUCATION
& WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES 2014

EL RITO CAMPUS

COB & HEALING - June 13, 2015 - 9 AM - 2 PM - $65.00
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 - $99.00
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 9 & 10, 2015 - $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 16 & 17, 2015
$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 - March 10 - April 16, 2015. Will be offered every 8 weeks
$65.00 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
On the Española and El Rito campuses

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

Strategic Planning Training - December 4-5, 2015 - 9:00 - 4:30 
$124.00, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Grant Writing Training - February 19 - 20, 2015
$124.00, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spanish Colonial Woodworking:
Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 - 2:00  - $275.00 - January 12 - May 20, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4:00 - 9:00  - $275.00 - January 13 - May 21, 2015
Fridays Lab - 9:00 - 3:00 $15.00 per day - January 16 - May 22, 2015

Weaving with Instructor Karen Martinez 
Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:00 -3:00  - $342.00 - January 12 - May 20, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5:00 - 9:00  - $342.00 - January 13 - May 21, 2015
Saturdays - 9:00 - 3:00 - January 17 - May 23, 2015
Fridays - Lab - $15.00 per day - January 16 - May 22, 2015

Introduction to Pueblo Weaving: Instructor, Karen Martinez
Saturdays - 9:00 - 3:00

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 - 9:00 -3:00  - $275.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5:00 - 9:00  - $275.00
Fridays - Lab - $15.00 per day -

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

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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