Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Continuing Education and Workforce Training

Arts & Crafts

Beginning Acting for Teens

Fee: $40 (each session)

This class is structured for young adults to give an introduction to theater and introduce beginning acting skills. The course will encompass the use of theater games and exercises to help in speech, vocabulary, voice projection, pronunciation, and to promote self-esteem and confidence.  The use of script reading, cold reading will aid in the process.  The class will also promote social interaction and help have a better understanding and appreciation for the Performing Arts,; some theater history will be used to give students a better understanding of how theater has evolved from the past to the present. Basic stage terminology and stage familiarity will also be introduced.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1560 M 2/3-3/3
Session 1 CANCELLED (Only Session 1)
Session 2
Session 3
4pm-6:15pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room B-120

NEW! Cardmaking

Fee: $35

Give the gift of style! Learn to make beautiful handcrafted greeting cards to accompany your gifts. Students will create greeting cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques and cutting guides. Students are to bring their own basic tool kit, including Scissors, paper trimmer, adhesives, pen and pencil. Also students will need to bring printed paper and matching cardstock. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1275 W 4/23-4/30 6:30-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room TBD

Cricut© 1: Intro to Cricut©

Fee: $35

Cricut© is the home die-cutting machine that all crafters are falling in love with! During this 2 week session students will learn all the basics of how to use this amazing machine for a variety of craft projects, including how to load paper, select images to cut, identify what speed and pressure to set the machine at and how to use 3-4 special function keys.  Create cut outs that can be added to scrapbooks, cards or other art projects, Students are to bring their own basic supply kit, including scissors, adhesives, and all Cricut© supplies.  Class is geared for users of Cricut© Mini and Cricut Expressions 1 machines only.  Click here for supply list.

Course Code  Days Date Time Room
1265 W 3/19-3/26 6:30-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room L101CANCELLED

NEW! Cricut© 2: Additional Cricut© Projects

Fee: $35

In this part two of the Cricut©, student will build on their basic knowledge of using the machine, and will delve deeper into a variety of specialized projects. Make your own dimensional elements, cut on vinyl, vellum, chipboard, and different types of glitter papers, and learn the buttons needed to complete these functions. Students are to bring their own basic supply kit, including scissors, adhesives, and all Cricut© supplies which are listed on our website at Class is geared for users of Cricut© Mini and Cricut© Expressions 1 machines only. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1270 W 4/2-4/9 6:30-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room L101

NEW! Scrapbooking

Fee: $35

Do you love to document your life through creative artwork? Learn how to create great scrapbook pages, matte photos, add embellishments and journal your events. Get your photos, ticket stubs and mementos out of your drawer/shoebox and bring them to class, and learn how to preserve them in a hardcover 7”x10” crush book, which comes with 60 full colored printed pages, journal spots, alphabets and stickers. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1200 W 5/7-5/14 6:30-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room TBD

Jewelry Design with Wire Wrapping Techniques

Fee: $30

Learn how to make a unique necklace, bracelet, and earrings from wire, gemstones, and chain. Students will learn how to use wire, tools, and chain to create their own one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry in addition to jewelry assembly vocabulary and techniques, how to use tools to create their pieces, color combinations, and how to identify common gemstones. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1090 T 2/25-3/18 6:00-7:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room L102

Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay

Fee: $100

Learn how to create beautiful, custom-made jewelry that expresses your vision for a finished silver, copper, or bronze piece by using the Precious Metal Clay technique invented in Japan in the 1990s for the creation of real metal jewelry using clay-like material. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1205 T 3/18-4/29
No class 4/15
6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room TBD CANCELLED

Makeup Artistry

Fee: $155

Get started in the exciting world of Makeup Artistry or learn the basics to be able to work on yourself, friends, and family. Learn how to properly color match, contour and highlight, a natural eye look that can be used for Bridal, Print, and Film, as well as every day, a glamour look that you can use for special events, fashion, and print. Students will also receive a professional discount on name brands like MAC, NARS, STILA, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox and many more. Click here for supply list.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1245 S 3/8, 3/15 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)  B122
1245 S 5/3, 5/10 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)

Modern Soapmaking

Fee: $35

After learning soapmaking safety, formulating soap recipes, and calculating lye quantities, students will enjoy making soap from whole vegetable oils and herbs. Handmade soap is a great gift or may be sold for profit at craft fairs. A list of required supplies is available with special pricing through instructor’s website at Supplies are also available at and

Recommended text ($18): Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking ISBN: 978-0615833941 at

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1000 W 3/12-4/23 7:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room F408

A Night at the Theatre-Water by the Spoonful

Fee: $32

Join us for Cuyamaca College’s Night at the Theater to see Quiara Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful on Friday, April 18 at The Old Globe Theatre. After serving in Iraq, wounded soldier Elliot Ortiz returns home to reconnect with his family and start a new life. At the same time, four lonely souls with wounds of a different sort reach out across the internet to an online support group in search of healing connections of their own. Soon the real world and the virtual one come together in ways neither could ever have foreseen. The Hartford Courant proclaimed Water by the Spoonful “a very funny, warm and, yes, uplifting, play with characters that are vivid, vital and who stay with you long after the play is over.” Contains strong language.

A pre-performance workshop hosted by an actor from the play will begin at 6:15 pm. The show begins at 8pm. Pick up your tickets at the Continuing Education office in A-104 on the Cuyamaca campus between 4/14-4/17. Seats are limited, so register now!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1255 F 5/9 6:15-10:00pm Old Globe Theatre

A Night at the Symphony-Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto

Fee: $13

Join us for Cuyamaca College’s Night at the Symphony for Jacob MasterWorks Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with pieces from Arensky, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninoff on Friday, May 16 at Copley Symphony Hall. What's included: Pre-performance lecture (7:15 p.m.) and performance (8:00 p.m.).

For more information, please visit Pick up your tickets at the Continuing Education office in A-104 on the Cuyamaca campus between 5/12-5/16. Seats are limited, so register now!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1230 F 5/16 7:15-10pm Copley Symphony Hall

NEW! Open Painting

Fee: $45

Open painting is geared towards the intermediate to advanced student working in various media including watercolors, markers, pencils and oils. This class allows students to develop their existing skills and learn new techniques. Depending on the weather conditions, plain air painting is an option with many beautiful landscapes available on the Cuyamaca College campus. Students will work towards knowledge and mastery of painting and composition. Click here for a list of supplies.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1055 F 2/7-3/14
No class on 2/14
9:30-12:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) B376 CANCELLED

Ornate Pine Needle Basketry

Fee: $80

Learn how to coil a beautiful basket around an unusual stone center. It’s an easy way to start a basket and you’ll find yourself looking for exciting things to use for centers in your basket such as brooches, pendants, and more. Pine needles and Irish waxed lined thread provided, but the coiling technique can later be used to weave almost any plant in your yard including lavender, jacaranda, dusty miller, and rosemary. For more information see Bring a sack lunch.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1055 S 2/22 10:00-4:00pm Grossmont College (GC) 31-375 CANCELLED

Introduction to Printmaking

Fee: $100

Printmaking describes several different techniques of creating an image on a plate, and printing it on paper, and occasionally other materials, as unique original multiple art pieces. This class will introduce the students to several different techniques, both ancient and modern. Students at all levels of knowledge and experience can create artwork according to their own interests and creative inclinations by experimenting with techniques such as Linoleum cuts, Woodcuts, Silk Screen , Dry point, and Collagraphs. Novice students can explore and experiment as they find their preferred medium of expression, while experienced students can work and refine their skills independently at their own pace, all under the guidance of an experienced instructor, a recognized San Diego printmaker and artist. Click here for supply list. Recommended websites for silk screen materials:;;; and

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1250 W 3/19-4/30
No class 4/16
6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) TBD CANCELLED

NEW! Script Reading and Audition Techniques

Fee: $70

This class is applicable for beginning actors who would like to learn how to break down a script and prepare for an audition, as well as non-actors who would like to enhance their public speaking capabilities through speech and vocabulary enhancement. All participants will develop a strong sense of confidence in front of crowds, whether they are speaking or performing drama, and will experience self-expression through the creative and performing arts. Classes will lead up to a performance or demonstration at the end of the workshop.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1260 M 2/3-3/10
No class on 2/17
7:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) B120 CANCELLED






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