Workshops and Continuing Education

Celebrate Learning as a Life-Long Adventure!

Continuing Education and Community Programs (CE) is a division of Sierra Nevada College created to serve the local and regional communities, and to promote lifelong learning.  CE classes serve a variety of ages; some offer the option of receiving college credit.

Open Access Classes & Workshops

Sierra Nevada College and Community Chorus

Choir Director: Donna Axton

Do you love to sing? Would you enjoy singing great music with a group of fellow music-lovers who are serious about music and about having fun at the same time?

Join the SNC Chorus. We are a high-level performing group made up of community members as well as SNC undergraduate students. We perform 3 concerts: a Winter Concert in early December; A Spring Concert in April; and a “Broadway” Concert in mid –May, on the Wednesday before the college’s graduation.

We meet Monday evenings during the SNC semester. Fall semester rehearsals start the Monday after Labor Day and Spring semester rehearsals start the Monday after Martin Luther King Day.

For more information please contact the Music Director, Donna Axton, at 775-881-7586 or

  • Schedule: Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Location: David Hall rm. 103
  • Registration: $50

Adult Art Classes

Pottery Class

Instructor: Flor Widmar
All skill levels welcome. Eight week sessions on Wednesday evenings, 6 – 8 pm

  • Session 1: August 20 – October 8
    Session 2: October 15 – December 10 (no class November 26 for Thanksgiving)
  • Cost: $225 per session. Register in advance or on the first night.
  • Location: Ceramics Studio, Holman Arts & Media Center, 1008 Tahoe Blvd.
  • Registration and information: or 775 – 881 – 7588

Children’s Art Classes

Watercolor Class

Instructor: Kelley Werner
Ages: Kindergarden – 5th Grade

  • Tuesdays 4 – 5:30pm
  • September 30 – November 18
  • Cost: $175 includes materials
  • Location: Ceramics Studio, Holman Arts & Media Center, 1008 Tahoe Blvd.
  • Registration and information: or 775 – 881 – 7588

Kelley is a credentialed art teacher whose students have won awards in district art shows.

Ceramics – Building in Clay

Learn how to construct various clay forms, including bird houses, baskets, and functional slab pieces.
Instructor: Flor Widmar
Ages: Kindergarden – 5th Grade

  • Schedule: 8 week class, Tuesdays 4 pm – 5:30 pm . Classes will resume during the Fall term.
  • Cost: $225 per session. Register in advance or on the first night.
  • Location: Ceramics Studio, Holman Arts & Media Center, 1008 Tahoe Blvd.
  • Registration and information: or 775 – 881 – 7588

Summer Art Workshops

SNC offers a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, musicians, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more.

On Tuesday night at 7pm, each week during the workshops, we’ll host our “Meet the Artist” lecture in the Prim Library, which will be immediately followed by an informal reception in the Tahoe Gallery.

Arts and Music Summer Camp for Ages K – 5

Four-day (Monday-Thursday; 9am – 2pm) summer camps focused on the intersection between music and art. The camp curriculum is inspired by the Lake Tahoe SummerFest (LTSF) concert series. Campers will create music, art, attend selected Lake Tahoe Summerfest rehearsals and interact with musicians. Each day will combine creative time spent indoors and outdoors.

RESERVE NOW — Space is limited to 14 campers per session. Please reserve your child’s place by contacting Nancy Beigel at 775.881.7405 or before registering.

Expand Your Horizons – Sierra Nevada College Classes for All

Take classes from talented faculty who have distinguished careers in their field. Anyone 14 years of age and older can enroll to audit undergraduate SNC classes for up to 6 credits per semester, subject to space availability and instructor approval. Registration opens the Friday before the semester start. The cost is $60 per credit plus course fees and books.


Due to time constraints, the best way to register to audit classes is in person in the Registrar’s Office, David Hall Rm. 208, Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm. If you cannot come in in person, or need additional information, contact the office at 775-881-7551.

To expedite your registration, please complete the following before contacting the Registrar’s Office: