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Travel Workshops

Travel Sketching - Capturing Intimate Memories



Whether you are travelling to exotic places, around town, or your own backyard, you can learn to do quick and spontaneous ink sketches. Using a Pilot Parallel chisel edged pen, along with a water brush, learn how to draw out various values with the pen's water-soluble ink. Lots of demos and lots of fun! Discover your own creative expression in this all-day class.

No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome.

Please click this link Cabrillo Class Resources to review the required materials list.

Sat., Sept. 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1605

Register before Sept. 10: $82
Register after Sept. 10: $90
Register 2 or more: $80 each

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Carolyn Fitz has been sharing her passion for calligraphy and ink painting for over 30 years. She has taken many art and garden study tours in Japan and China. From 2000 to 2013, she was the “Artist in Residence Instructor” at the

Travel Writing - Wonder and Wanderlust

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Much like taking, saving and sharing photos of our journeys, writing about travel is a great way to re-live, share or publish the stories of our travels. Turn your adventures into keepsakes to share with family and friends, or essays, articles, blogs, and even novels. From story idea to final revision, you will transform your journeys-near and forays-far into nifty narratives that celebrate the joys of travel. In an atmosphere of support and camaraderie, we will explore the art and soul of travel, share the fun of new, if not foreign horizons, discover why the journey is often more exciting than the destination, and, by class end, have a finished travel story ready either to pitch for publication or tuck away with your family albums.

Just in time to prepare for your summer travel, come share with others your trips, treks and other adventures, past or planned, and let your wonder and wanderlust find voice. Classes will consist of discussion, readings, and writing "adventures" (not exercises). Lots of laughter, included!

1:00-4:30 pm
Room: 435
Register before May 31: $98
Register after May 31: $110
Plus $5 materials fee paid at registration

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Colette, O’Connor, holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a professional travel writer. Her lifestyle features and travel essays have appeared in publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times to The Best Women’s Travel Writing.

Retire Early and Travel for Free!


If you’re near retirement, retired, re-tooling or changing careers, or if you like the idea of making additional income to support your travel dream, this class is for you. Learn over 200 ways to travel for free, including volunteering, fun work-vacations & paid travel opportunities. These tricks and tools will help you use your skills and hobbies to pay for your travel, create the time & money to travel as much as you want, and keep your retirement money in the bank! We’ll go over how to earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, cruises, tours, car rentals, meals, and more in the USA  and worldwide!

Your materials fee will cover the 100-page book, Retire Early & Travel Free, which helps you plan a trip, make it free, and achieve your travel goals!

6:00 – 9:30 pm
Room: 609
Register before Mar. 26: $58
Register after Mar. 26: $65
Plus a $15 materials fee paid in class

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Gina Henry holds master’s in International Management, is a travel expert, writer, and professional speaker, and owner of Go Global, Inc., a company she founded to help people find affordable ways to support their travel habit. She has been traveling for free for over twenty-five years and has traveled to 93 countries & all 50 states.

Travel Photography

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Wondering what this class is about? Check out this video! Video clip class summary: Travel Photography

When we travel we want to capture the excitement of our trip with great digital photos. You’ll learn how to capture the spirit of the locals, and the beauty and drama of your environment. Learn tricks about how to plan your trip to get the best images, get control of the lighting, use the right lens, know what to do in difficult situations, and much more. We will also discuss organizing photos and creating albums. Your travel photos will look completely different after this class – and you’ll learn how to have more fun while you’re taking them too!

Bring your camera, manual and questions!

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register by May 31: $78
Register after May 31: $85
plus $15 materials fee at class

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Jeffery Luhn is a full time working photographer who began his career at a small town newspaper, worked up to United Press International, eventually owning and operating studios in Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and has a California College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Art and Photography.

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