Part-time Courses - Special Interests
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|GINT0457||Bee Keeping - An Introduction
Description: Whether you have always had an interest in bee keeping or this is new venture you would like to peruse, this informative workshop will get you started on the right path. In this course you will learn the basic biology of the honeybees. We will discuss the options of hive locations. Lean how to care for your honeybees in your own backyard or on a foster site. We will practice beekeeping with a mock beehive and get a closer look at bees in a completely enclosed observation hive. This workshop is taught by Erica Shelley, PhD, who has taught natural, treatment-free beekeeping courses to hundreds of people who keep bees in both rural and urban settings. She has traveled around the world learning all types of beekeeping, has appeared on radio talk shows across the globe, and written magazine articles about the plight of the bee. Did you know that you can thank a bee for every 1 in 3 bites we eat? Join us for this exciting course and be a part of saving our honeybee population.
|GINT0453||Bok Bok 101 - Backyard Chickens: The Basics-How to Start and Keep Hens in Your Backyard
Description: Learn the basics of how to take care of laying hens in your own backyard in all four seasons. What kind of hens to get, what to feed them, best waterers, how to prevent poultry mites, how to care for sick hens, what size and kind of coop, how much space hens need to be happy, effective predator protection, and how to handle excess flies. We will also review best practices for winter hen-keeping, how to prevent water from freezing, how to heat your coop, and prevent your hens from getting cabin fever. This course is taught by Mike Craig OCT, a certified teacher and hen keeper for the last 15 years. Craig owns and operates Backyard Bok Boks, a backyard chicken rental company, that provides turn key set-ups for people to try out hens for 2 weeks to 3 months in their own backyard without the commitment of a permanent set-up.
|GINT0153||Critique Your Writing with Literary Agent Sam Hiyate
Description: Meet Sam Hiyate, literary agent and president of "The Rights Factory” literary agency out of Toronto. This unique "critique group" style workshop offers a supportive, illuminating, entertaining and provocative environment in which to develop narrative strategies, skills and techniques. Sam's focus is on the shape, structure, voice, characters, stakes, and salability, as much as the language itself. His ultimate goal is to help you position your work uniquely in the market and thus get closer to selling it. Bring your first 10 double-spaced manuscript pages and a one-page summary of your work. Be prepared to read out loud in class. Class size is small and fills quickly, please register early to avoid disappointment. You may also want to look at Sam's other workshop; "What Agents want - and Authors Need" Course number GINT0152.
|GINT0351||Property Management 101
Description: This workshop will focus on compliance; landlord and tenant rights; and responsibilities. In Ontario, the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) governs residential rental activities by balancing the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. This workshop will cover topics such as; Tenancy Agreements, Responsibilities of Landlords, Responsibilities of Tenants, Termination of Tenancies, Assignment and Subletting, Rent Rules, Maintenance Standards, Landlord and Tenant Board, and Enforcement. After completing this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of the concepts and process that should be followed when entered in a landlord tenant relationship.
|GINT0473||Sewing for All Levels
Description: If you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced sewer you will thoroughly enjoy this versatile sewing course. The course is designed to teach each individual student what they are wanting to learn. If you are a Beginner you will learn to use your sewing machine to its fullest capability as well as, reading and understanding patterns, measurement as it relates to your specific size, and basic clothing, or home Decor construction. If you have some experience in sewing but would like to brush up on your skills, this class will give you the opportunity to expand your understanding of sewing, pattern construction, detailed measurement and you will be able to try more difficult sewing applications with the help of an experience sewing instructor. For the more advanced sewer, you will have the chance to fine tune your current sewing ability and delve into some challenging sewing projects such as tailoring, lingerie and bra construction as well as difficult bathing suit and athletic wear. This course is designed for each individual to work at their own pace with expert instruction to get you to the place you would like to be in your personal sewing achievements.
|GINT0152||What Publishers Want -and Authors Need
Description: Today's literary marketplace remains a mystery to up-and-coming writers. Often they ask themselves, what do I do next? How do I write a query letter that will stand out? What are editors really looking for? Most importantly, how do I know that my work is ready to be submitted? Literary agent Sam Hiyate will examine the publishing world in Canada, the U.S. and international markets in this very informative one-day workshop. What are the market's needs, wants, trends and ‘must haves'? Bring your query letter for your manuscript for discussion and critique! Also, for a more personal look at your work, be sure to check out Sam's critique class, course GINT0153, register early to avoid disappointment.
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