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Victoria's Cultural Diversity in the Nineteenth Century: Not Just a Little Bit of Olde England New

Victoria was a very diverse place during the nineteenth century. First Nations had lived here for countless generations and continued to live here after the arrival of the fur traders and gold miners in the mid-1800s. Joining the mix were French Canadian, Hawaiian and Metis employees of the Hudson's Bay Company and Blacks escaping discrimination in California. The 1858 Gold Rush brought Germans, Italians and many others from Europe, along with thousands of Chinese who established Canada's oldest Chinatown. Later in the century Japanese, Sikh and others came from all over the world. From the British Isles came Scottish, Irish and Welsh in addition to the English. Victoria became a crossroads of world cultures and religions. Local historian John Adams will present an overview of this often overlooked aspect of Victoria's history.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

The Roots of Rock (1945-1970) New

This class will explore the styles of music that merged to form rock and roll in the post-war period. It will highlight jazz, blues, folk, “tin pan alley” and regional musical styles which produced the “gumbo” that is understood as rock music. The class will also address socio-cultural movements that allowed the various styles to come together at the time they did.  This class will encourage student discussion, debate and input to build a comprehensive understanding of music and society from the mid 20th century. The focus of this class will be from 1945 through the 1960s.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Paris: La Ville de L'amour

Have you always dreamt of going to Paris? Spend an afternoon discovering this romantic city. Francois, a true Parisian will take you on a virtual tour of Paris's lively night scene, the romantic Seine, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the magnificent architecture, and the unique small communities that make up one of Europe's most seductive capitals.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Fly Fishing – Introduction

Join professional fly fishing guide and casting instructor Ian Muirhead to explore the fascinating art and science of fly fishing. You will learn the basic principles of casting and gain an understanding of the fly selection, entomology, knots and equipment needed to be a successful fly fisher. Proven selective strategies for catching trout and salmon in the lakes, rivers and on the beaches of Vancouver Island will also be included. Equipment will be supplied.

2014W ASCE 663G 001 • Apr 5 (1 session) • Ian Muirhead

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $99+GST

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2014P ASCE 663G 001 • May 24 (1 session) • Ian Muirhead

  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $99+GST

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Golf 101 - Ladies on the Links New

Calling all the wonderful women out there who want to learn the game of golf!  Bring a friend and enjoy a great day of fun and learning. This one day workshop will be expertly led by two of Camosun’s Golf Faculty, Troy Dunning and Alanna Deegan. The day will start off at Interurban Campus with some in class time learning about terminology, rules, safety, etiquette, and basic golf skills. Then, a light lunch will be served before heading off to Highland Pacific Golf. At the course, you will receive two hours of station based instruction and skills from PGA of Canada certified instructors from Highland Pacific. And finally, a 9 hole round of golf with your classmates and instructors.

2014W ASCE 664G 001 • Mar 29 (1 session) • Alanna Deegan

Troy Dunning
  • Sat • 9:00am-5:00pm • Interurban
  • $129+GST

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2014W ASCE 664G 002 • Apr 26 (1 session) • Alanna Deegan

Troy Dunning
  • Sat • 9:00am-5:00pm • Interurban
  • $129+GST

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Photography

Digital Cameras for Absolute Beginners

Is your new digital camera still in its box? Are you frustrated by all the different settings and functions on your camera? This course will help you to understand the settings on your camera and learn how to manage image quality, focus, and lighting, as well as highlighting some of your camera’s important functions. Perfect for the "point and click" photographer, this course will help you to become more comfortable with your new camera. Bring your freshly charged camera to class.

2014P PHOT 500G 001 • May 3 - May 10 (2 sessions) • Joel Friesen

  • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $79+GST

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Photography Level 1 – Introduction

This course is designed as an introduction for traditional and digital photographers. Focus on the basics and you're on your way to creating picture perfect photographs! Learn the basic functions of your camera (digital SLR & traditional film SLR) including: exposure, light (metering and flash), depth of field as well as an introduction to many more photographic topics. Bring your camera and manual to class and plan to shoot approximately three rolls of print or digital images during the course. Point ‘n’ shoot cameras (with manual functions/operations) are welcome but a digital SLR or film SLR camera will afford you the best overall learning experience. Classes are nine evenings (includes one evening field trip), plus one Saturday field trip (location TBA). For more information, see course outline. Evening field trip is during one of the evening class times – exact date and location TBA at first class. NOTE: Students must attend the section they are registered in – switching sections is not permitted for either classroom sessions or field trips.
Please note: All classroom sessions are at Lansdowne Campus. Field trip locations will be announced at the first class.
Section 004 field trip: Saturday, Apr 26, 9-11:30am
Section 005 field trip: Saturday, Apr 26, 12-2:30pm

2014W PHOT 501G 004 • Apr 2 - May 28 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 9:00am-11:30am • No campus
  • $295+GST

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2014W PHOT 501G 005 • Apr 3 - May 29 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer

  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 12:00pm-2:30pm • No campus
  • $295+GST

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Photography Level 2 – Intermediate

This ten week course is an extension to Mitch Stringer's very popular Photography Level 1 – Introduction course. Continue  improving your understanding, implementation and control of the photographic process and become more confident in your abilities and the outcome of your images. Topics will include: review of camera & photographic basics (a comprehensive refresher for everyone), further instruction in exposure and depth of field control, an introduction to the basics of the ‘Zone System’, exploration of external flash operations and introductory discussion of photographic composition. This course is for students who have a good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 – Introduction is strongly recommended, or equivalent skills). Two field trips will offer the student opportunities to explore and refine their newly acquired knowledge and techniques. Classes are nine evenings (includes one evening field trip), plus one Saturday daytime field trip. Enrolment is limited. For more information, see course outline. All classroom sessions are at Lansdowne Campus. Field trip locations will be announced at the first class.
NOTE: Students must attend the section they are registered in – switching sections is not permitted for either classroom sessions or field trips.
For section 002 no classes April 21, May 19 and June 16.

Section 001 field trip: Saturday, Apr 26, 3-5:30pm, location TBA
Section 002 field trip: Saturday, May 10, 9-11:30am, location TBA

2014W PHOT 503G 001 • Apr 1 - May 27 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 3:00pm-5:30pm • No campus
  • $295+GST

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2014W PHOT 503G 002 • Apr 7 - Jun 23 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer

  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sat • 9:00am-11:30am • No campus
  • $295+GST

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Travel Photography: No More Snapshots

No more snapshots. Often we are excited by a photographic subject only to be disappointed with “less than exciting” results. Through a series of discussions, examples, and assignments, this course will help the student take more memorable photos of their travels. Several areas will be covered including people, architecture (exteriors and interiors), animals, and of course the traditional landscape. We will also look at becoming more involved with your subject. The course will review equipment and accessories that can help you in your travels. Open to all levels of photographer with no equipment recommendation or requirement. Classes are five classroom evenings plus two field trips: Saturdays,March 29 and April 12, 9am-noon, locations TBA. 

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Faces, Fashion and Figures New

Increase your creative and 'directing' skills working with people and talent (models) to shoot images with style and impact! A photographer must be confident and comfortable with both the knowledge required to ‘be-in-charge’ while also establishing co-operative relationships to reach common goals and work successfully with subjects.
Using nude and clothed live models you will work with the human figure to study form and line. You will learn to direct and communicate; to study, understand and emulate editorial-type styles and images; and using your own tools (flash) will learn techniques to confidently manage in challenging conditions.
Students should have a digital camera that gives control over exposure settings and lenses. An external, off-camera flash is required. Manuals for cameras and flashes should be brought to class.
Pre-requisite: Students must have a good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 – Introduction is or equivalent skills strongly recommended).

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Nature Photography

This course will teach you to take better nature photos whether in a local park or around the world. You will learn how to compose photos, control light and bring out maximum impact in any setting. Through a mix of lectures, field trips and group critiques, Josh will share his expertise, knowledge and passion for nature photography to help you move beyond snapshots to create professional quality images in the field. Participants should have a strong understanding of photography basics (Photography Level 1 – Introduction course is strongly recommended or equivalent skills). Please bring your camera and manual to class (digital SLR camera and tripod are recommended, but not required for this course). This course includes three outdoor field trips on Sundays, 5:30-8:30pm, locations TBA.
 

2014W PHOT 505G 001 • Apr 22 - May 13 (7 sessions) • Josh Mcculloch

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Sun • 5:30pm-8:30pm • No campus
  • $245+GST

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Photography As Art New

A look at photography as art. This course will attempt to answer the question, “What is a fine-art photograph”? Through an in-depth look at the photographic aesthetic and several challenging assignments students will have a better understanding of self-expression through their photography. We will investigate emotional response to various subjects, how color can influence the viewer, the use of symbolism, and more. We will also look at adding words directly to your photographs. Last but not least, we will take a look at the “business side” of fine art and discuss the subjects of presentation, photography contests, art shows and galleries. Open to all levels of photographer. Although a “Point and Shoot” camera will work, a more advanced DSLR (through the lens viewing) is recommended. The course includes one field trip on Saturday, May 10, 9am-noon, location TBD.

2014W PHOT 560G 001 • Apr 30 - May 21 (5 sessions) • Mike Sroka

  • Wed • 7:00pm-9:30pm • Interurban
  • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • No campus
  • $179+GST

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IPhone/iPad Photo Essentials – How to Get Better Photos on Your iPhone & iPad New

Catch the iPhoneography bug, learn which apps to use, how to use them together, and marvel at the results. Learn how to compose, shoot, app and share your photos with family, friends and the rest of the world. Whether it is black & white, colour, panoramic, or HDR, your iPhone or iPad camera and a few choice apps can produce memorable images that were previously impossible without expensive software and the knowledge of how to use it. iPhoneography is quickly becoming a major movement in 21st century photography and can be used every day by you to document your life and create your own personal vision. Students should already have a working knowledge of using their phone camera. Participants must bring their iPhone 4, 4s or 5 and/or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class. Instructions on which apps to download will be sent out one week before the class.

2014W PHOT 552G 002 • Apr 8 - Apr 15 (2 sessions) • Tony Bounsall

  • Tues • 6:00pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $79+GST

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IPhone/iPad Artography New

Learn to create amazing pieces of fine art on your iPhone/iPad from your photographs. By combining certain apps and layering images and handmade textures the possibilities are endless. If you like the look of plastic camera Low-fi images, digital paint treatments, grunge, distressed images or complete experimental abstracts this class is for you. iPhoneography is now being embraced by the news media, stock photography and magazine publishers. It’s an instantaneous sharing of ideas, organic discovery process of simple apps and ability to intuitively remix fine art, photography, illustration and computer graphics all with a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Even learn where you can sell your images! Students should have taken the iPhone/iPad Essentials course or already have a working knowledge of using their phone camera. Participants must bring their iPhone 4, 4s or 5 and/or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class. Instructions on which apps to download will be sent out one week before the class. Prior to the first class, please call 250-370-4565 for a supply list or print it from our website. Approximate cost of art supplies is $40.

2014P PHOT 553G 001 • May 24 - May 31 (2 sessions) • Tony Bounsall

  • Sat • 10:00am-1:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $79+GST

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2D Design and Composition: An Introduction New

Become a better photographer or artist by studying the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design and composition. Students will develop working skills by addressing the core aspects of 2D Design as it applies to the visual art process. By doing this students will increase their visual vocabulary and literacy. In this course students will be introduced to the basic principles of design and composition, learn the design process, produce design based sketches and collages and finished design pieces that illustrate these core concepts. Prior to the first class, please call 250-370-4565 for a supply list or print it from our website. Approximate cost of required art supplies is $45.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Visual Arts

Please see courses listed above under Photography - 2D Design and Composition: An Introduction and iPhone/iPad Artography.

Writing and Publishing

From Film to Fiction to Memoirs to Travel – learn how to effectively capture your experiences and stories from a variety of well-known local writers. Course formats vary from workshop to seminar, depending upon subject matter and facilitator. Choose what fits for you!

Screenwriting 101: The Basics and Beyond New

A screenplay is the blueprint that allows an idea to go from imagination to movie. The passion to pen the “Next Great Novel” has fast been replaced by the want to write the "Next Great Screenplay". But what exactly is a screenplay and what is involved in the scripting process? This energetic, fun and informative course is for anyone who loves movies and is curious about screenwriting or considering it as a career. Classes will examine the fundamentals (using movie clips, screenplay samples and creative exercises) to explore the ins and outs of film writing. Classes are twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

2014W WRIT 816G 001 • Apr 1 - Apr 24 (8 sessions) Cancelled


Undressing Your Master Poet: A Poetry Workshop with Yvonne Blomer New

This is your opportunity to enter a poet’s work deeply, and let that work inspire your own poetry. In this five week course, students will select a Master Poet to study, respond to, mimic and learn from. This will be an exploration where you will select and undress the lines, language and metaphors of your chosen poet. In “Hologram: A Book of Glosas” P.K. Page writes that the glosa form was for her an opportunity to give homage to poets that she loved and who influenced her as a poet; in the poem “Taking off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes” Billy Collins writes “how there were sudden dashes/ whenever we spoke,” in a poem where he takes risks, is cheeky but also pays homage to a great American poet. There will be readings, a short presentation and in-class writing as well as weekly homework.

2014W WRIT 890G 001 • Apr 30 - May 28 (5 sessions) • Yvonne Blomer

  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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NEW DATES for the writing course 2014W WRIT 890G 001, Undressing Your Master Poet: A Poetry Workshop with Yvonne Blomer. New dates are Wednesdays, April 30-May 28. Old dates are in the print calendar, Mondays, Feb 24-May 24.


Fiction Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema

Get it written, get it right! Wanting to write isn’t enough – being  a writer requires skill-sets, paradigm shifts and survival strategies. Bookseller, critic and bestselling author Robert J. Wiersema will lead aspiring writers from inspiration and preparation through writing and revision and on to submission and publication. With insights, experiences, exercises and a focus on your work, this workshop will be a hands-on immersion to the writing life for both new and experienced writers. For more information, see course outline.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema

Designed as a follow-up to the introductory Fiction Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema, this intermediate level workshop will guide developing writers from a scene to a larger work, either a short story or part of a novel. The name of the game is writing, and students should come prepared to write, read, critique and discuss during class sessions, and to write between sessions. This hands-on workshop will be complemented by lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions.

2014W WRIT 887G 001 • Mar 25 - Apr 22 (5 sessions) • Robert Wiersema

  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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This course is part of our Writers’ Workshop Series bringing well-known, published local writers to the classroom. In a small group of aspiring writers, in a genre workshop, you will have an opportunity to hone your craft in a supportive, creative community of learners.


Advanced Fiction Writing with Robert Wiersema New

This Advanced Fiction Workshop will allow students who have completed Intermediate Fiction Writing with Robert Wiersema to continue their immersion into thinking, acting and interacting like a writer. The focus of the sessions will be to put your work through the ongoing workshop process. We will work with an eye on both process and product, with an aim to deepening your skills as both writers and readers of the work of others. Be prepared to write and submit often during the length of this course.
Students must be prepared to submit and critique work weekly, starting with the first class. After you enroll, instructions will be emailed for submitting your work two weeks before the class starts: a story, scene or chapter of not more than 1500 words. All submissions will then be emailed to each student for you to read and critique starting with the first class.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Writers’ Jam Session New

Writing is a solitary pursuit, and can leave some writers envious of musicians, who get together for jam sessions for creative inspiration. While writers can’t often collaborate so completely, we can create energy as a group of like-minded people, doing the same thing at the same time. This fun, exercise-rich class will have you putting pen to paper (yes, the old-fashioned way!) once a week. In a supportive environment, you’ll write—a lot!—from a huge array of prompts. You’ll also explore and discuss pieces of published writing each week, of varying genres, for inspiration. By the end of the six week session you will have generated a lot of raw material and edited at least one piece into polished work. Suitable for beginners, writers who’d like a little nudge to get them going again, or anyone who wants to jam.

2014W WRIT 814G 002 • Apr 9 - May 14 (6 sessions) Cancelled


Creative Non-Fiction: Writing Your Story

Creative Non-Fiction is an umbrella term that refers to the writing of personal essays, memoir, travel writing, and explorative historical and lyrical essays. In addition to in-class and at-home writing assignments, we will discuss examples of the genre by writers such as George Orwell, Lorna Crozier, Madeline Sonik and more. By the end of this course, you will have written memoir, travel and lyrical essays as well as short postcard forms. This is an opportunity to explore your memories, interests, questions and your inner thoughts in a creative and dynamic literary form. For more information, see course outline.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Memories, Look at Me New

The title of this one day memoir workshop is taken from Tomas Transtromer’s memoir in which he explores memories of early life after losing his ability to speak. In this workshop, you will explore, read and write short pieces of memoir based on memories from childhood, family and the places that have shaped you. This session is designed for students at any stage in their exploration of personal writing. It is open to those who have already taken Creative Non-fiction or Memoir, or who are delving into the form for the first time. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in memoir writing, to start something new or go deeper into work you’ve started.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Shaping Moments into Memoir New

In this six week course, students will focus on writing memories and anecdotes into memoir pieces. You will explore personal story through in-class writings and exercises designed to surprise you, draw on memories, and deepen sensory and descriptive writing to pull readers into your experiences. Each week there will be homework and opportunities for sharing and feedback as you further explore the memoir form. This course is open to all students including first time writers and those who are interested in expanding on their work from the one-day memoir seminar, and the Creative Non-fiction course.

2014W WRIT 815G 001 • Apr 8 - May 13 (6 sessions) Cancelled


And Return To Write About It: Travel Memoirs

Relive the experiences of travel through writing about them. Starting with short, focused writing exercises, you will go on to write a longer piece that recaptures all or part of a journey. This course is helpful for those wanting to share stories of travel with family and friends, but also for those interested in pursuing freelance travel writing opportunities.

2014P WRIT 830G 001 • May 10 (1 session) • Yvonne Blomer

  • Sat • 9:30am-4:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $75+GST

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Exploring through Japanese Forms New

Come and delve into the forms that began the Western imagism movement.  In this intensive one-day course, students will read and write Haiku, Tanka and Haibun. Readings will be of translated Japanese poets and Western poets who have explored the many rich possibilities of these forms. Bring paper and pen, courage and energy for a day of creativity. Some of the authors we will read include Basho, Roo Borson, Jane Hirshfield, Phyllis Webb and Ezra Pound.

For more information about this course please email cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca

Publish Your Own E-Book New

Thinking about publishing your writing but struck out with traditional publishers or don’t fancy the headache of self-publishing in print? Don’t fret, it’s time to join the latest publishing sensation. You can publish your magnum opus (or cookbook or romance or whatever) in an electronic book format, sell it through major online booksellers and receive above average royalties as easily as A, B, C...well, almost. All you need is some information and a nudge of encouragement from an expert. In this new nine hour format, you will be introduced to all things e-book, including formatting, online bookselling sites, e-reader choices, cover image basics and marketing possibilities. It has been extended by popular demand, to allow for in-depth instruction on proper manuscript setup, uploading tips and using targeted social media sites. Your instructor, Nicola Furlong, is a multi-published mystery author and electronic publisher.

2014W WRIT 829G 002 • Apr 24 - May 8 (3 sessions) Cancelled


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