Archive for the ‘General’ Category

SMC Community Ed is excited to announce that it is offering a new photography class this winter, Lifestyle Portraits, and the very talented Steve Anderson will be teaching it. The course begins this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. A lifestyle portrait by Steve Anderson In the early years at his studio, Steve’s photography included a blend of food, high […]

Roberta Wolin-Tupas has loved her long and distinguished career as a dancer, choreographer and instructor, but is particularly fired up about her latest project that has Santa Monica College students teaching elementary school children not only to dance but also to dance their curriculum. Roberta Wolin-Tupas with Daniel Jimerson performing with R Dance Co. SMC students […]

Watercolor painting instructor Tony Tran epitomizes the immigrant success story – and then some. Fleeing with his family at the age of 11 from Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in a harrowing escape, Tran and his family landed six weeks later in a small town in Northern Indiana where they would start a new life. […]

Watercolor painting instructor Tony Tran epitomizes the immigrant success story – and then some. Fleeing with his family at the age of 11 from Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in a harrowing escape, Tran and his family landed six weeks later in a small town in Northern Indiana where they would start a new […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education With Thanksgiving just two days away, it’s a good time to reflect on Community Education’s year thus far – and pause to give thanks to: 1. Our dedicated students who look to our program semester after semester for their lifelong learning needs. 2. Our wonderful instructors who […]

By Michelle King Director of Career & Contract Education It might be autumn for you, but it’s feeling wintry in my office – because we’re all thinking about Winter Session 2018 and planning for our Open House in February 2018. And the plans are exciting. Check out our terrific offerings – more than 80 classes in all – […]

Painting instructor Todd Carpenter did not take the typical route to become an artist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Psychobiology and a Master’s degree from UC San Diego in Neuroscience. After college, he spent seven years as a product engineer and head of R&D at a medical products company in […]

The legacy of legendary horseman James Wyllie lives on – and SMC Community Ed’s Fundamentals of Horsemanship students are among the beneficiaries. Janet Maruhashi and Lisa Marlowe with Billy. Wyllie died March 16 in Agoura Hills at the age of 98, but he left an indelible imprint on California’s equestrian community as well as thousands […]

Gregory van Zuyen’s 3D Printing classes, which were launched in fall 2016, have been so successful that SMC Community Ed has added two classes this fall – 3D Printing Teacher Certification I and II. As the 3D printing technology has taken off, Gregory in this article talks in personal terms how trained instructors will be […]

In a world where stress levels seem to continue to climb, it’s no wonder that many are searching for new ways to relax. And one of those ways is Reiki – a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing – that is growing in popularity. Indeed, the National Institutes of Health has recognized the […]