Find a class that speaks to you!

You’ve come a long way.  Now may be the time to discover something new! Lifelong learning keeps your heart and mind young. At Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, you can learn to leverage your Mac, sharpen your knife in the kitchen, get fit or paint a masterpiece! We have continuing education classes for just about any interest! It’s the perfect time to find yourself in school again.

September – October 2014

Watercolor @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Class Description

Explore the many techniques of transparent watercolor in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels of experience are welcome. The supply list is available at the front desk. Sign-up by September 23, 2014.

Photo of Janet Swanson

Janet Swanson, watercolor instructor

Faculty: Janet Swanson

Meets: Tuesdays; September 30-October 28, 2014
Refund Date: September 26, 2014
Cost: $99
Syn#: 86730

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Basic Accounting for Small Business @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Take the mystery out of managing the accounting side of your small business. Learn accounting terminology, including debits and credits. Explore various methods for keeping your books and learn about tax options. Find out how to create and analyze basic financial statements, not only for taxes at year- end, but to help monitor your business throughout the year.

Photo of accounting instructor Patti Plagens.

Patti Plagens teaches a variety of accounting classes for small businesses.

Faculty: Patricia L. Plagens (Dixon)
Meets: T • September 30, 2014 – October 7, 2014
Refund Date: September 26, 2014
Cost: $99
Syn# 85050

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Painting Trees-Aspens & More @ CMC in Edwards
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Painting Trees Class Description

Learn how to paint trees, from aspens to oaks. This class is for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and all mediums-oil, acrylic, and watercolor. We will work on composition, color, drawing, dimension, and perspective. We will work from photographs in the studio; bring your own, or the instructor will provide some.

Faculty: Marjory Wilson

Painting of an aspen glade by Marjory Wilson.

Marjory Wilson will teach you how to paint aspen and other trees.

Meets: W • October 1, 2014 – October 29, 2014
Refund Date: September 29, 2014
Cost: $99
Syn# 85228

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Intro to WordPress @ CMC in Edwards
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description

WordPress is the most popular website management software in the world and currently powers 1/3 of all websites in the United States. Learn the basics of managing your website with WordPress. Topics include updating website pages, creating blog posts, managing media (photos and videos) and adding keywords to help get higher rankings.

Photo of Trent Blizzard.

Trent Blizzard is an expert in WordPress, SEO and Web analytics.

Faculty: Trent J. Blizzard
Meets: TH • October 2, 2014 – October 2, 2014
Refund Date: September 30, 2014
Cost: $75
Syn# 85677

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Jodie Hollander Poetry Reading @ Colorado Mountain College in Edwards
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Vail poet Jodie Hollander for a special poetry reading on October 3rd, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., in the Lecture Hall.

Jodie Hollander is the English and Writing Specialist (Grades 5-12) at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy. Originally from the Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England and has published widely in journals such as Poetry ReviewThe Dark Horse,The Manchester ReviewAmbit, The Warwick Review, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2011.  Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse  (UK) in November, 2012 and has been reviewed warmly.  Ms. Hollander has been a featured reader at bookshops in both the US as well as the UK.  She is also a Fulbright fellow, a Hawthornden Fellow, the recipient of the Wilfred Owen bursary for study at Ty Newydd, and is due to be poet in residence at the historic Chateau de la Napoule in Nice, France in October 2014.


First Storm – by Jodie Hollander

Photo of Jodie Hollander, Vail poet.

Jodie Hollander, local poet, will read a selection of her poetry on the CMC Edwards campus 10/3.

When it first stormed in Costa Rica

I knew there was nothing I could do.

Our little yellow house started leaking,

all our fruit trees were losing their fruit.


The pink Heliconia were battered,

the banana leaves swirled in the rain.

Where was my husband? That didn’t matter,

our little house was starting to shake.


So I did the only thing I know,

I dragged out a chair and opened a beer,

knowing destruction will do what it will do—

I sat back, and watched what was here.


Basic First Aid and CPR @ CMC in Edwards
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:50 pm
Class Description

This class is designed for the general population and outdoor enthusiasts, and follows American Heart Association guidelines. Learn basic first aid skills, how to administer CPR to infants, children, and adults, and how to use an AED. The textbook and an individual pocket mask for CPR are included in the class fee. Students who successfully complete this class will receive a certification card valid for two year.

Faculty: Kirk S. Pliske
Meets: S • October 4, 2014 – October 4, 2014
Refund Date: October 2, 2014
Cost: $66
Syn# 83881

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Mexican Egg Dishes @ BMHS
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

Como no disfrutar los desayunos estilo Mexicano? Con el entusiasmo del Chef Rico por preparar y disfrutar de un buen desayuno, en esta clase puedes preparar huevos rancheros, Oaxaca, y huevos estilo Mexicano. Esta clase se impartir

Cooking for Digestive Issues @ BMHS
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class Description

Learn how certain foods can cause symptoms and other foods can contribute to relief. Discuss the latest research with Fit Foods Trainer and Personal Chef Michele Duncan-Keane and then get yourself involved in cooking some of these good-for-you foods.

Faculty: Michele M. Keane
Meets: S • October 4, 2014 – October 4, 2014
Refund Date: October 2, 2014
Cost: $55
Syn# 85666

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Mexican Egg Dishes @ BMHS
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

What’s not to love about Mexican-style breakfasts? In this class, you can prepare huevos rancheros, oaxaca, Mexican eggs, and labor worker’s style eggs. Come share Chef Rico’s enthusiasm for cooking and enjoy a great breakfast. This class will be taught in English.

Faculty: Ricardo Torres
Meets: SU • October 5, 2014 – October 5, 2014
Refund Date: October 3, 2014
Cost: $55
Syn# 85667

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Cash Is King @ Online
Oct 6 all-day