Daily - 6:30-9:30pm / June 3 - 7 & June 13 & 14 / REGISTER BY: May 28
One 2-hour session & Six 3-hour sessions / 1 credit / APAR F150P / Cost: $168 + supplies
Learn to make leather from fish skin in this class, using a natural tanning process traditional to the Sámi people of northern Finland. In this hands-on class you will remove skin from fish; collect bark from local shrubs and use it to tan the fish skins; and then dry, soften and moisturize finished fish leather. Tanning includes activities at home June 8 - 12. Contact NWC for a supplies list.
Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi is visiting scholar/joint faculty member from the Sámi Education Institute in Finland. She is a reindeer researcher/ecologist with an additional specialty in traditional tanning.
Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri / 6:30 – 9:30pm / May 28 – May 31
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur / 6:30 – 9:30 / June 3 – June 6
Optional field trip: Fri / 6:30 – 9:30pm / June 7
REGISTER by May 21
1 credit / CRN 39744 / CIOS F258, N01
This class will teach you how to capture and develop better nature photographs. You can find out information regarding camera gear and what is right for your interests. You will learn how to use digital photo editing software to enhance your photos and make them show what you actually saw in the field. This class includes 7 days of classroom instruction, one day of field instruction and one optional day of field shooting. Most session will be in the computer lab at NWC. Bring your own pictures to class and develop them using your laptop or the university’s PCs.
All levels of photographic skill are welcome to join. Basic computer literacy is required. The university has a few digital cameras to loan, having your own digital camera and telephoto lens will help you get more out of the class.
Ashok Khosla is a world recognized nature photographer and developer of digital photographic software. He leads birding trips around the world and especially likes the birding and photographic opportunities in and around Nome.