The Forgiving Art of Charcoal Drawing

Andrea Rugarli

For years, Continuing Education art students have known Gary Georger as a ceramics instructor and studio potter, but he actually began his art studies with drawing and painting. He hopes to share this passion with students in his forthcoming class, Charcoal Drawing. “I fell into pottery as I was pursuing a BFA in painting at New Paltz University in New York,” he recalls.

NSC CE’s 2018 Annual Student Art Show People’s Choice Winner


North Seattle College Continuing Education (CE) recently concluded its 4th Annual Student Art Show with the announcement of 2018’s People’s Choice Winner Robin Goebel for her painting, Languid Blue. Goebel has been a regular student of Virginia Paquette’s courses like Painting and Abstraction and Abstract Oil Painting and Cold Wax, developing her skills and confidence, while creating unique artwork that touches the receiver in countless ways.

The Art and Science of Canning


Growing up in rural Oregon, Beginning Canning Workshop instructor Debra Basquez was indoctrinated into canning culture from early on. “Many generations of my family used home canning as a way to preserve our harvest to make it through the winter,” she recalls. “My grandmother on my mom's side of the family was my biggest influence.

A Cultural Exploration of Seattle


Au Pairs seeking greater learning opportunities during their stay in Seattle now have a golden learning adventure before them. Continuing Education’s new course A Cultural Exploration of Seattle is designed specifically to lead Au Pairs on a guided tour through local landmarks and explore their significance to history and the civil rights movement.