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College for Kids @ Yavapai College

Summer Fun on the VV Campus  
Don’t wait for your kids to be bored a few days after Memorial Day, sign up today for College for Kids!  
For more than a decade the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus has sponsored this exciting program that blends fun with facts through hands-on learning adventures. During the months of June and July the campus will be energized with innovative programs for children age five through 17.  
Many subjects feature three levels of classes, grouped by age to maximize each participant’s learning experience.  
Many favorite summer classes return including magic theater, ceramics, robotics, painting and field-trip based adventures focusing on local geology and environmental education.  
This year’s College for Kids program also offers new boredom busters including collage and three-dimensional art, ukulele, origami, “zumbatomic” (a fast-paced music fitness class for kids), animal tracking and science smorgasbord, taught by a team of Verde Valley Campus science faculty members.  
To access course descriptions and schedules please go to the Yavapai College website at http://www.yc.edu, and click on Lifelong Learners and go to College for Kids Verde.  
Please check the website daily for new classes. Enroll early! Classes are limited to 15 or fewer students and they fill up quickly!  
Classes are offered during two, three-week sessions: Session 1 runs from June 7 – 24 and Session 2 runs from July 6 – 22. Thanks to our community partners, scholarship money is available to assist those who want to attend these fun and educational classes.  
Registration can be completed online when paying with a credit card.  
The program is directed by Campus Activities Coordinator Martha Mays and Student Affairs Assistant Joni Westcott.


Busy Parents Busy Schedule Free Prescott Parenting Wrkshp

It’s free, it’s on a Saturday (just say no to the laundry) it’s in Prescott and there’s free childcare available. What are you waiting for?

Get to the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College for the free parenting workshop “Family Routines & Dynamics: Strategies for Improving Communication & Cooperation” on Sat., Apr. 24, 2010, from 9 – 11 a.m. in Building #, Room 200 on the Prescott Campus. The workshop is funded by First Things First.  
If you have a child ages 1 – 5, Wendy Watson, an Early Childhood Professional and mother of three, will cover strategies such as setting clear expectations for your child, how to improve communication, structuring successful mealtimes, and establishing routines that promote involvement and cooperation.  

Free child care (3 months – 6 years)  provided for the workshop, sign up in advance – Space is limited.

Contact the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at  928.776.2111 to register for this free and informative workshop.  
The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College is a child development center that offers a safe and nurturing child-centered program that is focused on promoting children’s learning. The FEC enrolls children between the ages of three months through five years of age. The FEC is a laboratory school, which means that students pursuing a teaching career with young children have an opportunity to work under the guidance of master teachers at the facility. The FEC’s parent education workshops are funded through a grant from the First Things First Yavapai Regional Partnership Council.  
Learn more about The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College.

Yavapai College Free Parenting Workshop

Don’t Give IN! Let him CRY it Out! Time Outs DON’T Work!

Get the skinny on real positive parenting this Saturday on the Prescott Campus.

The Del Webb Family Enrichment Center offers Positive Parenting from 9 to 11 a.m. Building 1, Room 200.

Parents with children ages 2 – 5 years old get access to new strategies and techniques for setting boundaries while supporting their children’s natural need to take risks.

 Childcare available for children age 3 months to 6 – but signup early at 776-2111.

New Yavapai College Prescott Art Exhibit

Informal Balance an exhibition of found objects reassembled into three-dimensional post-modern works by artist Shaila Christofferson.







Informal Balance runs Feb. 23 – March 13, 2010. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public.  

Working with a wide variety of sculpture media, Christofferson’s work examines material culture and the contemporary landscape. She comments that her most recent work is not pretty nor is it meant to be. “These works comment on our material culture and everyday lives in both the forms that are represented as well as the means of their production. Nearly all of the forms in this body of work were created from (waste) molds fabricated from cast off, discarded package electronics. These sculptures at once appear to be one of a kind, as they are, while also eliciting associations in our sense-memory, a familiarity of objects that we have already unwrapped, handled, crushed, used and ultimately tossed away.” 

Christofferson has won several grants and awards for her work and her sculptures have been exhibited widely. Grants include a George Sugarman Foundation Individual Artist Grant and a State of West Virginia Fellowship Grant for Individual Artists. 

Shaila Christofferson is assistant professor of art at Chicago State University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of South Dakota. 

The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus is located inside the Performance Hall. 

Yavapai College Art Gallery hours are: 

 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Closed for Spring Break: March 15 – 20, 2010 

 For more information about this exhibition and the gallery, please contact the Yavapai College Art Gallery at 928-776- 2031.

FREE Workshops @ ZGI @ Yavapai College Sedona

@ the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI)Yavapai College Sedona Center for Arts & Technology
In partnership with the Sedona International Film Festival

Are they crazy?

All workshops and roundtable discussions are FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  No tickets are required.
Transformative Fundraising for Filmmakers
with Morrie Warshawski
 Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 24
9 a.m. – Noon

• Fundraising from A to Z
• Investor Models for Film Financing
• Non-Profit Models for Film Financing
• Engaging donors & investors from pre-production through distribution

 Morrie Warshawski works with nonprofits and filmmakers that are having difficulty realizing their full potential.  He helps them create roadmaps to a better future through strategic planning.  His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of tolerance, thoughtfulness, transparency, and creativity.

Warshawski has worked in the field for over thirty years as an administrator, consultant, facilitator, teacher and writer.  He was the Executive Director of two media arts centers (Bay Area Video Coalition and The Media Project).  He has served on numerous grant panels, and consulted with dozens of independent filmmakers.

Warshawski is the author of two books on fundraising, Shaking The Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants And Donations For Film And Video, and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party With a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause.
The Business of Getting Your Film Out There: Distribution
George Rush and Lise Swenson
Thursday, Feb. 25   
9 a.m. – Noon

George M. Rush is an attorney and sales rep specializing in the entertainment industry with emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area film community. Clients include producers, directors, screen-writers and investors in development, production and distribution phases.  George recently repped Frazer Bradshaw’s Everything Strange and New, Barry Jenkin’s Medicine for Melancholy and Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine.

Lise Swenson has been an active member in the media arts of the Bay Area since the early 1980s. As a filmmaker she creates documentaries, experimental documentaries, feature length fiction and short experimental video art works. Swenson also creates multi-monitor video art works and video installations built in response to specific sites. She was a first assistant director on ‘Strange Culture’ and a producer of ‘Mission Movie’ both films garnered many festival awards nationwide.

Today Swenson is working on her latest feature film, “Saltwater” as well as the documentary ‘An Unexamined Life’.  She is a popular instructor of film and video internationally.

Producing Your Film: What You Need to Know
with Debbie Brubaker
Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 
9 a.m. – Noon

This is a two-part workshop. The first part is dedicated to development and pre-production planning. We will discuss scheduling, budgeting, business plans and casting,  legal issues and much more.  The second part will focus on the transition between development and pre-production to production, post, and distribution.  We will discuss bonds, post production, clearances, product placement, music, festivals and distribution – currently a hot topic in the film industry.

Debbie Brubaker is a seasoned producer in the world of  “indie” feature films and ‘godmother’ of the San Francisco Bay Area independent movie arena. One of her recent successes was co-producing  Peter Bratt’s movie La Mission, a Sundance 2009 hit.

Wine Appreciation Wed Eve Sedona

Yavapai College Sedona Center offers Wine Appreciation!
Monday Evenings April 5 through May 3 from  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

Put your nose to the glass and taste something new! Learn to navigate the world of wine with the knowledge of wine producing regions and winemaking styles. Learn about food and wine pairings, explore wine lists, and learn to serve wine. Must be 21 years or older to enroll. $90. Register for Wine Appreciate (VCE 008) at www.yc.edu, click on the link for Community Education classes.

Make a Plan for your Small Business @ Yavapai College

Developing Your Small Business Plan the Easy Way!

The Yavapai College Business Plan for Small Business (SBE 212) course can put it all together.  Using easy step-by-step small business plan software, you can learn how to write a professional, detailed, and complete narrative and financial plan ready for banks, investors, or your personal planning.  The evening course begins Wednesday April 7 followed by four consecutive Wednesdays: April 14, 21, 28, & May 5.  Each of the five course sessions are from 6 to 8:45 pm.  Course location:  Room 15, Sedona Center for Arts and Technology in Sedona (4215 Arts Village Drive).  To register, go online at http://www.yc.edu.  Tuition is $58 for the 15-hour course.  Required Business Plan Software is available at a special price ($60) from the Yavapai College bookstore.  The course is co-sponsored by Yavapai College and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  For additional information, contact A. Roy Horn at 649-4587.