Continuing Education

Peter Marx

Peter Marx

Peter has been self-employed in residential remodelling (kitchens and baths) and custom solid surface fabrication for over three decades. He has always enjoyed the challenges remodeling brings and the achievements that he has gained. He was the first certified and accredited Corian fabricator in the Northwest by DuPont in 1979, followed shortly by additional certifications with other major solid surface manufacturers.

Peter is passionate about teaching and enjoys sharing his knowledge to help his students become proficient in the repair and maintenance of their homes. As a former home repair student remarked, “(V)ery engaging class, never a dull moment, full of useful and interesting information. Great hands-on projects!”

In 2015 Peter was the recipient of “The Best Instructor Award” (presented by North Seattle College Continuing Education). With 20 years of experience, he is an instructor who consistently sets the standard for a safe and professional approach to his classes. A summer quarter student In Basic Woodworking commented, “I have always been nervous about using electric saws but this class helped me gain confidence. Peter is a great instructor and I look forward to taking more classes from him.”

Courses Taught

Basic Carpentry And Woodworking

Do you have power tools and want to learn to use them safely and effectively? Learn the basics of joinery, jigs, materials, methods and project design in a woodshop. After selecting your materials, apply everything you’ve learned to safely use hand and power tools in the construction and assemblage of a “toolbox.” A $40 materials fee is due to instructor on first day of class and includes use of all tools, materials, and lumber for your first project. Class located on University of Washington campus at School of Art, Woodworking Shop, Room 117.

For an inside look at this class, read The Art of Woodworking- A Student Perspective.

You may also be interested in Peter Marx's other class, Basic Hands-On Home Repair and Maintenance.

Th 6pm–9:30pm Nov 2Nov 16 (3 sessions) $149.00
University of Washington, Art Bldg, Rm 117 (A-Building, Map)
WA
Class meets from 6:00-9:30 pm on 11/2 and from 6:00-8:45 pm on 11/9 and 11/16/2017.
Fall Quarter
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Basic Hands-On Home Repair and Maintenance

Through hands-on techniques and classroom demonstrations you’ll learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Gain confidence as you learn about tools, how to work with electrical outlets, switches, and lighting; plumbing, faucets and wall repair. Get an overview of door and window installation, home security, insulation, weatherization and remodeling. You will leave feeling prepared to perform your own home repairs. A $40 materials fee is due to instructor on first day of class.

For an inside look at this class, read Class Quest - DIY Home Repair and Maintenance.

You may also be interested in Ceramic Tile Installation or Basic Carpentry and Woodworking.

We 6:30pm–9pm Nov 29Dec 13 (3 sessions) $119.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 1349A (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
No textbooks are needed but a general home repair book (Readers Digest, Black & Decker, etc.) might enhance class demos. Bringing a broom, dustpan and wiping clothes to class would be helpful.
Fall Quarter
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Ceramic Tile Installation 101

Add value to your home with ceramic tile which is creative, fun and easy to install. Explore the many types of tiles, tools, and techniques as you participate in countertop tile installation. Understand setting materials, grouts, underlay, preparation, and layout. Leave with the skills to complete a home tile project confidently and correctly. This is a hands-on class so dress for mess. A $40 materials fee is due to instructor in class.

This class is offered in fall and spring quarters.

Tu 6:30pm–9pm Nov 21 (1 session) $39.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 1349A (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
Fall Quarter
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Home Remodeling 101

Planning on a remodeling project or dreaming about a new kitchen, but don’t know which way to turn, then this class is for you. Learn what comes first, (second, third) and how to establish project budget, specifications and bid procurement. Basic house construction and remodeling do’s and don’ts will be covered. The second session will include cabinet choices, layout, style and installation. Come with a notepad, questions, photos and ideas for your remodeled space. A $5 materials fee is due to instructor on first day of class. Course will also address how to select and hire a remodeling contractor.

Learn more about Home Remodeling 101 by visiting the CE blog.

We 6:30pm–8:30pm Nov 8Nov 15 (2 sessions) $75.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 3350 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
Fall Quarter
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