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601S18 Voice-Overs: Now is your Time


with Lisa Foster

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Discover the process used by voice-over artists in their work from an experienced performer and learn about an exciting potential career. Participate in script reading exercises through instructor coaching them and record a practice demo if ready and willing. The instructor will share her personal experiences as a well-known voice-over artist and provide information about the business side of using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos.

Lisa Foster is a successful voice-over artist with Such A Voice. Her credits include Crest Toothpaste, Olay products, and Café Appassionato.

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606S18 Beginning Spanish I (DATE CHANGE)


with Adriana Mendoza

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language including basic conversational skills, correct pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar. You will practice speaking and listening intensively with an emphasis on basic conversational Spanish. This class is designed for the novice learner of Spanish. Bring a three-ring binder. (No class Apr. 5)

Adriana Mendoza has always been in love with the Spanish language and culture, so much so that her first degree was in Comparative Ethnic Studies with a minor in Spanish. Being a native speaker, Adriana pushed herself to learn more about the language. She has taken several Spanish courses at CBC and WSU. She even studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico to immerse herself in the language and culture. She has been teaching in Spanish for the Kennewick School District’s Dual Language program for four years and she wishes to share her love of the language with you.

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609S18 Career in Broadcast Journalism


with Mike Crow

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 6 pm

Broadcasting is an amazing field with potential for artistic skills to shine. Interested in what it takes to join this field? Join us from KAPP/KVEW give you a peek into the exciting world of television broadcasting. 

Mike Crow is a native Tri-Citian, who (excepting a half a decade gallivanting across the country) has been located right in the Columbia Basin.  He has been swinging a lens for just over a decade capturing landscapes, people, and other subjects.  Mike is an expert in Photoshop Post Processing as well the mechanical aspects of shooting in the field.  He owned a local studio for 2 years at one point, has won awards and ribbons on several online sites such as DPC and Pixoto and currently works for a local media company.  

611S18 Dysfunctional is Fun... When You're Writing!


with Betsy Dickinson

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Learn from a published author how to make the characters in your fiction writing a little more dysfunctional. Surmount the challenge of adding depth to a character’s profile so they better reflect the human condition of imperfection. Get out of your comfort zone and get down with victims and persecutors, martyrs and saviors. Discover how interactions and dialogue illustrate character quirks and keep readers on the edge of their seats. Bring paper and pen and prepare to practice.

Betsy Dickinson was born and raised north of Chicago, in Waukegan, Illinois. She moved to the desert Northwest in 1992. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Betsy is married with a step-son and owns three rescue dogs. She is a pianist, has owned an herb store, been a Wiccan High Priestess, and generally led a non-linear life. She draws on all of these experiences to develop intriguing scenes in her novel, THE WATER MASTER.

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