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The Experimental College Offers Continued Education For Seattle Residents

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Even if you have never been a student or haven’t walk a campus for a very long time, the ASUW’s Experimental College is an opportunity for you to experience UW’s campus with a purpose, learn a new skill or hone in on a current passion.

Begun in 1968, the Experimental College was a vision of some University of Washington Students to offer interesting non-credit classes for current students as well as Seattle-area residents.

All classes are taught by UW students and community members selected by the EC staff. All instructors are chosen for their professional expertise in the subject that they are teaching.

Here is just a Snippet of the kinds of classes you can take this quarter (find more on their online catalog).

Book Making with Bonnie Thomson-Norman

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner with Nils Osmar

Crash Course in Film Making with Nils Osmar

“Learn to Play Guitar in a Day” with Marlene Hutchinson

Sensing Place: Tools for Experiential Ecology with Joanna Wright

There are plenty of evening courses as well as weekend workshops that can fit even the busiest schedule. Because this is not-for-credit, it takes the pressure off to allow you to focus in on your personal passion for your own personal pleasure. There are even classes that can add to your current skill-set and help you move forward in your career.

Let us know if you have taken courses at EC. We would love to here about your experiences in the comments!