Ed Mangus 12-15

Photo instructor Ed Mangus is one of the 20 instructors who will be on hand to meet and talk to at the Open House Jan. 23. (Photo by Luis Herrera, one of Mangus’ students)

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education

Following up on the success of our 2015 Open House, we are pleased to announce the SMC Community Education Second Annual Open House on Jan. 23, which will feature class discounts, mini presentations, a free lecture and more.

The Open House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a free lecture from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will give attendees a chance to meet instructors and staff and learn about the rich variety of offerings in the Spring Semester. It will be held at the SMC Bundy Campus, Room 123, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles. Ample free parking is available.

More than 20 instructors will be on hand to talk about their courses and tours, including photography, writing, art and crafts, dance and fitness, finance, and computers and technology. There will be an opportunity to visit classes in session, enjoy instructor mini presentations and demonstrations, and receive 15 percent discounts for those who register for classes at the Open House. Free 2016 calendars will also be given out while supplies last, and refreshments will be served.

AfroVibe with Ashley Flyer

Meet Ashley at the Open House and learn about our new Afrovibe class!

This year we’re hosting a greatly expanded version of the Open House that we inaugurated in January of 2015. That informal Open House was a meet-and-greet in our office after inviting students and prospective students to drop by. The response was so great we decided to go bigger and better this year.

Attendees can drop by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Gregory Van Zuyen will present a free lecture, “Marketing Power! How language, symbols and graphics sell your products.”

The Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver instructor says the lecture is about the ways businesses are using marketing knowledge to influence people into buying their goods or ideas or platforms.

We are excited not only to be offering our community this opportunity to learn about the many courses we offer that have enriched lives and advanced careers for many years, but also a chance for us to meet and greet members of our community.

Gayle Gale

Meet Gayle Gale at our Open House and hear about her upcoming tours such as “Downtown’s Hidden Art Treasures.”

Community Ed has slated more than 200 classes, workshops and tours, including several new offerings, for the Spring Semester, which begins Feb. 16. That’s an increase of nearly 20 percent from Spring 2015. Registration is open and can be completed online or by calling (310) 434-3400 or emailing commed@smc.edu.

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