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Columbia College Offers Summer Classes for Kids

This summer, Columbia College will offer several interesting activity classes for children on the Columbia College campus.

Instructor Cord Rawlinson will lead children on a journey of prehistoric discovery in a class titled Dinosaur Drawing. Students will learn how to illustrate their favorite dinosaurs and develop the fundamental skills of drawing and rendering. They will also learn more about these fantastic creatures and the world that they lived in by building three dimensional vignettes and archaeological sites out of modeling clay. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 14 through 30 from 1-3 p.m. in Buckeye 3.

The Comics for Kids class will enable students to develop their own super heroes and comic characters. They will discover the process of creating comic heroes from conception, illustration and inking through coloring and finally, production of a mini comic book. Emphasis will be on developing heroic expression, story telling, character design, layout and composition. Class will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 14 through 30 from 4-6 p.m. in Buckeye 3. Both drawing classes are recommended for ages 7 to 13 and the fee of $55 is the same for either class. Registration deadline is June 7 and materials can be purchased at the college´s Manzanita Bookstore.

Play Pop Piano like a Pro will be offered on Saturday, June 26 at 9 a.m. in Cedar 5. In this one session, students can learn all the chords needed to play any song from music with chord symbols plus several tips on what professionals do to make their music more interesting. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and have already taken private piano lessons for a minimum of two years (no exceptions). All students must bring a nutritious snack to class. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline is June 18. A materials fee of $25 for an audiocassette or CD and a book is payable to instructor at the class.

Interested parents can register their children in person in the Columbia College Community Education office. Mail and fax registrations are also accepted. Mail registration forms, mandatory parental permission slips for children under 18, and detailed class information are included in the Columbia College Community Education Summer Class Schedule, which is available at local libraries and businesses. For more information, call the Community Education Office at 588-5144.