Making Etsy Your Marketplace
Established in 2005, Etsy is a unique online marketplace devoted to handmade and vintage items and, to a lesser extent, unique factory-made items. Over the years, Etsy has expanded to become a thriving online community comprised of over 1.7 million active artists, crafters and makers catering to at least 28 million customers.
Finding Your Voice as a Writer
One of the biggest challenges that writers face early on is finding their own unique voice. Indeed, writing is a grueling process that will leave you feeling lost most of the time. Well, the good news is that this does get better. With a little time and effort, you'll find yourself getting more comfortable with writing.
Deciphering the Dynamics of Trauma
A Creative Explorer: Talking with Sarah Norsworthy
Cover the Basics of Beginning Fiction – Crash Course
Lived Experience and Comics Memoir
Comics are a far more versatile medium for creative self-expression than we have been led to believe. Once a space dominated by superheroes and male power fantasies, of late comics have become a sounding board for people of all walks of life.
Powering Nonprofits and Grantwriting 101
There is an art to grant writing that goes far beyond immaculate paperwork with all I’s dotted and T’s crossed.
Making Safe Spaces: CE Classes Devoted to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is vital. We find strength in our differences because our contrasting qualities shine a light on those places we harbor room for growth. Growth and change can be both beautiful and terrifying and embracing the new requires great resilience and tremendous personal strength.
A Winter Reading List for the Lifelong Learner
The cold winter months ahead offer many advantages to the lifelong learner. For example, rainy winter days are the perfect excuse for staying indoors, warm and dry in the companionship of a good book. It can’t rain all the time, but that never stopped the supremely curious from stocking their bookshelves in anticipation of a drizzly day.
Remaining True to Yourself: Gayle Johnson Discusses Leadership for Women
Believe in Your Message: Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking
It is said the fear of public speaking is one of the most intense forms of social anxiety that anyone might suffer. Some people would rather endure bodily harm than speak in front of a group of people. Why is this, why is public speaking so terrifying and why does it not come naturally to more people?
Clarity of Thought and Writing Philosophy
For as long as humans have been telling stories, audiences have asked writers, “Where do you get your ideas?” F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed the desire to write comes from a deep-seated need to impart one’s way of thinking to the world: “You don’t write because you want to say something; you write because you’ve got to say something.” In short, writers seek to share their life lessons, experiences and world view through their words.
You Can Tell Stories!: How to Become a Pathfinder on the Journey Through Imagination
Human beings are storytelling creatures, whether we are all comfortable with that idea or not. Storytelling is one of the most primal aspects of human nature. We use stories to make sense of our place in the world, our workplaces, our homes and our relationships. The stories we tell others and ourselves define who and what we are. But are we all natural storytellers?
Theatre and Social Change
Theatre is a tenacious thing, though we are constantly reminded it is an art form for which the bell reportedly tolled long ago.
A Love for Expression and Beginning Ballet for Adults
By grown-up standards, children pursue creative risks like music, art or dance with tremendous bravery and abandon. The reality is kids take amazing leaps because it never occurs to them they should not. To be self-conscious over one’s efforts at creative self-expression is a learned trait and one we find very difficult to shed as we age.
Diversity is Our Strength
Talking about race is challenging. Perhaps part of the reason is members of white, privileged American culture have difficulty recognizing the fact that our country was established through colonialism, slavery and institutionalized racism. Those toxic elements are fused into the DNA of our culture. Though we try to tell ourselves otherwise, those qualities have never gone away.
Exit Interview: Continuing Education Programming Specialist, Janet Sekijima Retires
After over thirty years of steadfast dedication, enthusiasm and emotional investment in the success of the North Seattle College community, Continuing Education Program Specialist Janet Sekijima will retire at the end of August 2019. Janet has seen a world of change since she first started work at North in 1989 and much of that change was thanks to the speed of advancing technology.
Meet CE 2019 Student Art Show People’s Choice Winner, Kame Kotapati
North Seattle College Continuing Education 2019 Student Art Show People’s Choice Winner, Kame Kotapati, came to the program several years ago with little background in the arts.
CE’s 5th Annual Student Art Show Jurors' Choice Award Winners
On July 16th, 2019 North Seattle College’s Art Gallery was bustling with excited artists and supporters for the opening of the 5th Annual Continuing Education Student Art Show. Since its inception, the event has steadily grown to become a much-anticipated celebration of our students’ pursuit of creative self-expression and community building.
Shaking Off the Worries with Earthquake Preparedness
Earthquakes are common here in the Pacific Northwest, but we spend a great deal of time pretending otherwise. Every time the news informs of us of another shaker along the Western seaboard, as experienced early in the morning of July 12, 2019, anxious chatter about THE BIG ONE inevitably spikes. Most often, the buzz dies down within a few weeks and we all resume our regular routines.