Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Raul B. Subia came to Los Angeles in 1988 like so many before him – to seek a career as an actor-dancer-singer. Driving from San Antonio, Texas with few possessions and about $1,500 to his name, he spent the first night in L.A. in his car. Although he landed a few gigs in Hollywood – […]

NOTE: SMC Community Ed has a more detailed story on student poet John Young in our monthly newsletter, Sound Bites. The following is an excerpt from that article with an additional poem not included in the Sound Bites article. The thin line that often separates genius from madness, or bursts of brilliant creativity from severe […]

Can Being a Notary Enhance Your Career?

Posted: 31st January 2017 by Bruce Smith in General
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Carrie Christensen teaches several Notary Public classes at SMC Community Education. She is director of Los Angeles-based Notary Public Seminars, Inc., which has been a leading public course provider for well over 15 years. What are the advantages of being a notary public?  Being a notary is a relatively easy job and it’s great to […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education Happy New Year to all our wonderful students, instructors and community members! We’re starting our year in an exciting way by holding our Third Annual Open House this Saturday, Jan. 21 that will feature class discounts, mini presentations, demonstrations and more. The Open House, from 10 a.m. […]

Bryan Ricci in Living Color

Posted: 20th December 2016 by Bruce Smith in General

Bryan Ricci not only paints in vibrant colors, he thinks about what color means in contemporary Los Angeles. The painting instructor – who has taught at SMC Community Ed for three years and also teaches at Loyola Marymount University and gives private lessons to elementary school children – continuously explores themes of modern life in […]

One of the amazing things about SMC Community Ed’s Stand-Up Comedy Class is that the students “graduate” by performing at the famed Comedy Store. The most recent group of student “grads” performed at Comedy Club Nov. 12. Another terrific aspect of the class is that it is taught by comedian Jonathan Leigh Solomon, who has appeared […]

By Rev. Dr. Louise-Diana Fear of public speaking is a common phobia. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people with a fear of public speaking avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, you can […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education It’s not even Halloween yet, but I’m already planning for January 2017. And the plans are exciting. You will be able to enroll online in our Winter 2017 session in just a few days (Oct. 28), and you will find you have a choice of […]

LaWeen Salvo (center) It’s the beginning of a new school year, an always exciting time for Community Ed as it brings in new students, new classes, new dynamics. We hear over and over from students how our program has uncovered new talents, stimulated minds and bodies, opened up new possibilities – even changed lives. And […]

3D Printing – Ushering in a Brave New World

Posted: 6th September 2016 by Bruce Smith in General
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By Gregory van Zuyen (SMC Community Ed will host a special one-time workshop, “The World of 3D Printing,” devoted to exploring the financial and creative potential of 3D printing for home and business. The workshop, taught by Photoshop instructor Gregory van Zuyen, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in […]