Skip to main content

2018 FALL CLASSES - FEE-BASED LIFE ENHANCEMENT >> Do-It-Yourself
« back to courses page

.

Unable to find your class? Note: Cancelled classes shown on Google calendar at bottom of page.

  • New! For quicker access to the class you are looking for when there are two terms overlapping, select the term (semester) in 'Filter by Term' and optionally select an option in 'Sort by'. If you do not see 'Filter by Term', then there is only one term currently available for viewing.
  • To read the description of a class, please click on the class title or View More button.
  • Once you click on the Add to Cart button a pop-up screen will appear for an Acknowledgement of Liability waiver. Please read this waiver (you may need to scroll) and click on the submit button to agree to the contents of this waiver.
 
Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating a wood project. Students learn to use hand and power tools efficiently and safely. The first project for beginning students enables the student to build a useful item of wood while learning how to select proper materials, use appropriate equipment, cut, fit, assemble, and finish the project. The first three classes are mandatory safety and instruction classes. Returning students welcome.

909339LE

02

Materials Cost: $5.00

Class Cost: $182.00

Instructor : Stephen Scheftic 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Mon 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (9/10/2018-11/5/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  10 Carpentry Lab



View Details »
Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating a wood project. Students learn to use hand and power tools efficiently and safely. The first project for beginning students enables the student to build a useful item of wood while learning how to select proper materials, use appropriate equipment, cut, fit, assemble, and finish the project. The first three classes are mandatory safety and instruction classes. Returning students welcome.

909339LE

01

Materials Cost: $5.00

Class Cost: $182.00

Instructor : Stephen Scheftic 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/11/2018-11/6/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  10 Carpentry Lab



View Details »
Class teaches how to recognize a wide variety of birds unique to the Santa Barbara area. Students visit local habitats, including beaches, sloughs, creeks and woodlands, to observe the birds and discuss their behavior, migration patterns and geographical distribution. Class emphasizes basic appreciation and identification of birds in the field. Transportation to field trip sites is not provided.

019008LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $96.00

Instructor : Libby Patten 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (9/12/2018-11/7/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Room :  Mac Veagh House

Please read: Section 1. No class September 26



View Details »
Using more advanced approaches, students learn how to recognize the wide variety of birds unique to the Santa Barbara area. Students visit local habitats, including beaches, sloughs, creeks and woodlands to observe the birds and discuss their behavior, migration patterns and geographical distribution. Class emphasizes appreciation and identification of birds in the field. Transportation to field trip sites is not provided.

019078LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $96.00

Instructor : Rebecca Fagan Coulter 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (9/17/2018-11/5/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, McVeagh House, SBNHM Location : 
  Santa Barbara, McVeagh House, SBNHM.

Room :  conference room

Please read: This class meets at the Museum of Natural ...More



View Details »
Yes, we are all busy, but we really do love our pets. The question is how can we get our dogs to understand that play time cannot be all the time? Help your dog by learning about fun activities, toys and training management strategies that really do work to prevent boredom-related issues such as barking, chewing and digging. Come with questions, leave with a training and management plan! Workshop for dog parents only. Taught by a certified professional dog trainer.  

613056LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $14.00

Instructor : Joan Mayer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (12/3/2018-12/3/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  18



View Details »
Become your own interior decorator and save tons of money!  If you love design and decorating, this class is for you. Explore the principles of design and feng shui, and create your own designs using feng shui so that you can have fun decorating your home while improving your life. Come away with a floor plan, a simple yet customized design for your home, and an understanding of how feng shui works.

613047LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $25.00

Instructor : Alexandra King 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (10/6/2018-10/6/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



View Details »
There is more to dog ownership than a walk around the block and belly rubs.  Find out what motivates your canine companion and how to positively reinforce the behaviors you want while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits - you’ll quickly and effectively create a harmonious household.  Go beyond basic 'obedience' techniques and develop invaluable canine 'parenting' skills that will enable you to raise a healthy, happy dog. Taught by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

613052LE

01

Materials Cost: $5.00

Class Cost: $36.00

Instructor : Joan Mayer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (9/10/2018-10/1/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  20



View Details »
Do you find your dog’s barking, jumping and counter-surfing annoying? How about ignoring you when you call their name? If you are interested in learning how to turn those trying behaviors into ones you can embrace, then join us for our dog behavior workshop. This humans-only class covers techniques you can use immediately for teaching your dog new behaviors that will replace the ones you find irritating. Bring in your issues and questions, and go home with a plan!  

613057LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $14.00

Instructor : Joan Mayer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (11/5/2018-11/5/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  18



View Details »
Our society is peppered with written quotes and statements tacked on to most of our communication.  Posters and postcards showing affirmations, quotes and statements are becoming cliché and have little impact.  This class will help you define your message and design a representation that will be read and appreciated by others. Create objects using paper that not only represent your opinion, but also stand alone as a pleasing, alarming or compelling identity statement or a call to action.  Not just pretty and pleasing but art with a purpose.  

613059LE

01

Materials Cost: $15.00

Class Cost: $135.00

Instructor : Susan Tibbles 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (10/8/2018-11/5/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  20



View Details »
Who are you and where did you come from? You will find the answers to these questions on the exciting adventure of climbing your family tree. Explore the history of your family! Unleash your inner detective and develop the skills and knowledge to do genealogical research. Explore various sources for records, including the census, vital records, and military records. You will compile and organize information about your family, sharpen your internet research skills, and practice using new genealogical tools.

001412LE

01

Materials Cost: $5.00

Class Cost: $63.00

Instructor : Norma Eggli 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (8/29/2018-10/10/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  28



View Details »
Have you reached a dead end in your genealogy research? Need a new strategy plan for tackling your 'brick wall'?  Explore alternative and less known sources including using newspapers, directories, many types of military, land, probate, and other court records. You will create an action plan, compile a toolbox of resources, and explore creative ways to think outside the box to aid in your research.

001413LE

01

Materials Cost: $5.00

Class Cost: $63.00

Instructor : Norma Eggli 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (10/17/2018-11/28/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Wake Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Wake Campus.

Room :  16



View Details »
Wildlife tracking is both an ancient art and a modern science used in research and nature conservancy. Develop the skills to read seemingly imperceptible signs and tracks of animals. Identify the species, individual characteristics and what the animal was doing when it left its tracks. Come away with enhanced powers of observation, imagination and awareness. This is a five week class designed to give people effective skills in tracking that can be used to develop deeper kind of relationship with the wildlife in our area.  

019123LE

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $90.00

Instructor : Jerry Maserjian 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (10/27/2018-12/1/2018)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  06



View Details »