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.

Sections

Th 6pm–9:30pm Jan 25Feb 8 (3 sessions) $149.00
University of Washington, Art Bldg, Rm 117 (A-Building, Map)
WA
Class meets from 6:00-9:30 pm on 1/25 and from 6:00-9:00 pm on 2/1 and 2/8/2018.
Winter Quarter
TuWeTh 6pm–9:30pm Feb 20Feb 22 (3 sessions) $149.00
University of Washington, Art Bldg, Rm 117 (A-Building, Map)
WA
Class meets from 6:00-9:30 pm on 2/20 and 6:00-9:00pm on 2/21 and 2/22/18.
Winter Quarter
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Basic Carpentry and Woodworking II

Continues the safe use of power tools and exploring woodworking philosophy. These specialized tools can add a real personal dimension to your project. We will cover jigs and patterns, routers and router bits, jigsaws, electric sanders and wood finishes; to add a personal touch and interpretation to your woodworking project. Choose from a handful of challenging, useful and interesting projects, or come with your own (with approval of instructor). A materials fee of up to $95.00 (based on selected project) is payable to the instructor on the first day of class and includes use of all tools, materials, and lumber for your project. Class located on the campus of the University of Washington, School of Art, Woodworking Shop, Room 117. Prerequisites: Previous participation in Basic Carpentry and Woodworking I or instructor’s permission.

We 6pm–9pm Jan 24Feb 7 (3 sessions) $149.00
University of Washington, Art Bldg, Rm 117 (A-Building, Map)
WA
Winter 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.

Sections

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.
This class is already in session. Please call or email the Continuing Education office for possible late registration.
Fall Quarter
Mo 6pm–9:30pm Jan 22Jan 29 (2 sessions) $119.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 1161 (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.
This class is already in session. Please call or email the Continuing Education office for possible late registration.
Winter Quarter