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PCC offers fun fall classes in St. Helens
Photos and Story by James Hill
ST. HELENS, Ore. – When was the last time you tried something for the first time? With non-credit classes from Portland Community College, you can expand your mind and enrich your life. This fall, the college offers a full slate of fun, interactive classes, held at St. Helen’s High School, 2375 Gable Road. Offerings are as follows: Spanish Conversation: Beginning Term I. Anyone can learn Spanish. Instructor Lucia Torres will make it easy and fun to enhance you language skills. The non-credit class will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Dec. 2, in Room B56. Cost is $117.50 with a $3 fee payable to the instructor. Spanish Conversation All Levels. Instructor Lucia Torres will continue to develop your Spanish with this multi-level class. The non-credit class will meet from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Dec. 2, in Room B56. Cost is $91.50 with a $3 fee payable to the instructor. Drawing Basics. Instructor William Crist will tap all your drawing talent with lessons in composition, design, black and white media and more. All skill levels are welcome. The non-credit class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28, in Room C60. Cost is $101.50. Ceramics: All Levels. Instructor Patrick Brame will lead students through all aspects of the clay process – from potter’s wheel to glazing and firing. The non-credit class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Dec. 2, in Room C61. Cost is $171.50. A $10 fee is payable to St. Helens High School at the first class. Photography: Beginning. Instructor Robert Barnett will show you how to operate your 35 mm camera with more knowledge and confidence. Students will compose interesting photos. The non-credit class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Nov. 4, in Room A1. Cost is $87.50.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6832.