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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 3, 2008

MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

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File: NR-Reg Spring 2008 Ukiah
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New Art, Culinary and Dance Classes for Spring Semester

UKIAH, CA – On Tuesday, January 22, Mendocino College begins spring semester with several new offerings in dance and art.

 “With the increase in retirees entering the community and the continued high interest in art and performance among all district residents, creating new classes just makes sense,” said Vice President of Education and Student Services Meridith Randall.

 To meet this community need, art and dance faculty have developed the following new courses:  ART 88.3: The Art of Quilting; ART 88.4: Image Transfers to Fabric and Paper; ART 88.5: Collage and Paper Arts; ART 88.6: Drawing with Pastels; CAM 18.11: Barbecue Essentials; CAM 18.14: Creative Vegetarian Cooking; CAM 18.16: Sourdough Bread; THE 88.13: Capoeira: An Afro-Brazilian War Dance; THE 88.14: Movement for Actors and Singers; and THE 88.15: Women Dancing for Joy.

In addition, the College will continue its full range of offerings in ceramics and sculpture, including ART 50: Ceramic Kiln Building and Repairing; weaving; digital photography; and painting.  In dance, specialized classes include THE 88.4: Bartenieff Fundamentals; THE 88.6: Contemporary Dance Techniques; and THE 88.12: Feldenkrais Method.  The department also offers classes in tap, hip-hop, Pilates, Middle Eastern dance, ballet and social dance.  Many class participants in the spring will have the opportunity to perform in the Spring Dance Festival.

Finally, the College is offering short-term culinary arts classes in soups, morning bakeshop, whole grains, basic cakes and baking with chocolate in addition to the new courses listed above.  All short-term culinary arts classes take place on weekends or evenings.

For nearly all students, community college costs are still affordable. Many California residents are not aware that the $20 per unit cost for community college classes is among the lowest in the nation, and that various forms of financial assistance allow for fee reductions for those that qualify. More than half the students who attend Mendocino College qualify for some form of financial aid. Many meet the guidelines that eliminate the unit fees and others receive grants to cover college costs. Grants do not need to be repaid.
 
For more information about upcoming Mendocino College classes, or to make a counseling appointment to plan your spring schedule, please consult the college’s Spring 2008 schedule recently mailed to local households, the Mendocino College website at www.mendocino.edu or visit or call the Mendocino College Ukiah Campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, 468-3101.

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Created: January 03, 2008 @ 10:05 AM
Last Modified: January 03, 2008 @ 10:05 AM

 





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