Classes + Events

KCDC’s fifth anniversary session

Upcoming classes

Saturday
25 June
2016

Canceled
Liquid Assets: Lost Streams, Dueling Railroads, and D.C. Micro Alcohol

time 10 a.m.

Ride through the hidden industrial heart of D.C. and learn why the city’s micro-distilleries and breweries are where they are.

👤 Instructor: David Ramos

Sunday
26 June

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés

time 1 p.m. Waitlist

Spring is in the air. What better way to celebrate than with a rosé?

👤 Instructor: Danielle Witt

Monday
27 June

Finding the Tap Dancer Within

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is open

Unleash your inner Gregory Hines!

👤 Instructor: Niya Kight

Wednesday
29 June

Things Fall Apart: The Music of 1999

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is open

Do you believe in life after love? Want no scrubs? Livin’ la vida loca? There’s more behind these hits than you think. 

👤 Instructor: Neal Fersko

Recent classes

Friday
24 June
2016

5th Birthday Celebration

KCDC Event time 6 p.m.

Come celebrate KCDC and enjoy trivia, food, and additional surprises!

Thursday
23 June

Achieve Career Happiness

time 7 p.m.

What types of work bring you joy?

👤 Instructor: Denise Riebman

Busting the Confidence Myth: How to Get Yours Back

time 6:30 p.m.

What is the secret to confidence?

👤 Instructor: Catherine Wood

DIY Artsy Yarn Dolls

time 6:30 p.m.

Make the perfect new friend — out of yarn.


👤 Instructor: Marcelle Fozard

Wednesday
22 June

RAW Power: Getting the Most From Your Photographs With RAW Files

time 7 p.m.

RAW files are what the pros use when they shoot. Get to know them (the files, not the pros).

👤 Instructor: John Deamond

Tuesday
21 June

Podcasting on the Cheap

time 7 p.m.

Produce your podcast on a minimum budget.

👤 Instructor: George Mocharko

Demystify Your Finances: Mapping Your Own Financial Future

time 6:30 p.m.

Come with a pen or laptop. Leave with a stronger financial future.

👤 Instructor: Cady North

Saturday
18 June

Cancelled
Speed Skillshare

time 2 p.m.

Teach, learn, and meet new people.

👤 Instructor: Alison Karfeld

Czech It Out: Food Culture in the Czech Republic

time noon

Czech food culture has a lot going on besides goulash and dumplings.

👤 Instructor: Anastasia Kolobrodova

Thursday
16 June

Cancelled
DIY Artsy Yarn Dolls

time 6:30 p.m.

Make the perfect new friend — out of yarn.

👤 Instructor: Marcelle Fozard

Tuesday
14 June

Getting Your Ish Together: Orderly Thinking About Home Organization

time 7 p.m.

There's hope for your overflowing home, but you're going to have to get rid of some crap.

👤 Instructor: Emily Hemphill

Sunday
12 June

Circus: Beginning Acro-balance

time 4 p.m.

Circus can mean high-flyers and tightropes, but for hand-balancing all you need is a partner!

👤 Instructor: Moriah Petty

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine

time 3 p.m.

Qi is more than just a handy Scrabble word.

👤 Instructors: Hannah Dwertman, Seth Shamon

How to Lose Weight With Chocolate

time 1 p.m.

Think chocolate and weight loss can't go together? Think again!

👤 Instructor: Joe Bernstein

Saturday
11 June

Ekphrastic Poetry

time 1 p.m.

Always wanted to write a poem about a work of art? Here's your chance!

👤 Instructor: Anthony Moll

Music Discovery Lab

time 11 a.m.

Learn to listen, to improvise, and to create sounds through experimenting with household items.

👤 Instructor: Jason Mullinax

Wednesday
8 June

Scanography: Making Art With a Flatbed Scanner

time 6:30 p.m.

Use it for more than scanning tax forms and old photos.

👤 Instructor: John Deamond

Conceptual Art: It’s All About the Idea

time 6:30 p.m.

Do visits to modern art museums often leave you asking yourself, "Why is this art?" 

👤 Instructor: Claire Howard

Mobile Security

time 6:30 p.m.

1, 2, 3, 4 … this passcode is not secure.

👤 Instructors: Jordan McCarthy, Patrick Lucey

Tuesday
7 June

Design Your Own Body-Weight Training Workout

time 6:30 p.m.

Who needs a gym? Create a personalized workout that requires no equipment other than yourself.

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar

Sunday
5 June

Cancelled
Things Fall Apart: The Music of 1999

time 4 p.m.

Do you believe in life after love? Want no scrubs? Livin' la vida loca? There's more behind these hits than you think. 

👤 Instructor: Neal Fersko

To the Point: The Basics of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

time 3 p.m.

Very important: There will be no needle-sticking involved. (You need to go to school and get a license for that.)

👤 Instructors: Hannah Dwertman, Seth Shamon

Pops for KCDC!

KCDC Event time 1 p.m.

Cold treats for a cool cause.

Saturday
4 June

Knotty by Nature: Sailing for Beginners

time 10 a.m.

Sick of high gas prices? It could be time to convert to wind power! Learn how in this out-on-the-water class.

👤 Instructor: Amanda Leslie

Thursday
2 June

More Than Meets the Eye: Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera

time 6 p.m.

Have a digital SLR but don't know how best to use it? Want to refresh your camera skills?

👤 Instructor: Rich Press

Wednesday
1 June

Art for the Outdoorsman: Mixed Media

time 7 p.m.

Burning to get creative inspiration from nature's beauty?

👤 Instructor: Megan McNitt

The Science and Sociology of Color

time 6:30 p.m.

Roses are red. Robins' eggs are blue. This color theory class has much to teach you!

👤 Instructor: Diana M. Lautenberger

Your City, Made by Lasers!

time 6:30 p.m.

Lasers at the library? Yeah, that's a thing.

👤 Instructor: Erika Rydberg

Mapping Your Goals Into Realities

time 6:30 p.m.

Have an idea that can change the world? Make it happen with a vision map!

👤 Instructor: Mike Powell

Security 201: Encrypt Your Data

time 6:30 p.m.

You may be smart enough to not store incriminating selfies in the cloud … but what about on your hard drive? Data on your physical device needs protection as well.

👤 Instructors: Jordan McCarthy, Patrick Lucey

Tuesday
31 May

Prisons, Profit, and Human Beings

time 7 p.m.

This follow-up to KCDC’s popular Mass Incarceration in America class delves deeper into the criminal “justice” system by examining profit motives and financial incentives.

👤 Instructor: Alec Karakatsanis

We’re Cancer Survivors; Ask Us Anything!

time 6:30 p.m.

Have some awkward/uncomfortable questions about cancer? We'll answer them all!

👤 Instructors: Geoff Patterson, Stacie Marinelli

Saturday
28 May

Stress Relief with Laughter Yoga

time 2 p.m.

Don't laugh! Laughter yoga is a real thing. Wait — do laugh. That's the point!

👤 Instructor: Alban Pruthi

Thyme to Grow Your Own Herbs!

time 11 a.m.

There's nothing like a home-cooked meal flavored with herbs cut fresh from your garden.

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

Exploratory Jogging: Architectural Digest Edition

time 10 a.m.

Don't just run by those fancy D.C. houses with your mouth agape; stop and learn what they're all about!

👤 Instructor: Meghan Hardy

Thursday
26 May

Movie Night at City Blossoms: ‘WALL-E’

time 8:30 p.m.

Stick around for WALL-E's live demonstration of the principles behind Waste Not, Want Not.

👤 Instructor: KCDC

Waste Not, Want Not

time 7 p.m.

WALL-E gets the most out of everything. So can you.

👤 Instructor: Casey Dunajick

Wednesday
25 May

Security 101: Protect Yourself Online

time 7 p.m.

You don’t have to be a hardcore hacker to keep your digital privacy intact.

👤 Instructors: Jordan McCarthy, Patrick Lucey

Anesthesia Through the Ages

time 6:30 p.m.

You will be SO GLAD you live in the 21st century after this class.

👤 Instructor: Jason Fehr

Monday
23 May

Tiny Art in a Matchbox

time 7 p.m.

Create miniature art that is sure to "strike" your fancy and "spark" your imagination. 

👤 Instructor: Sonia Booth

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6:30 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights, too.

👤 Instructor: Marc Borbely

Sunday
22 May

Teddy’s Island: A Walking Tour

time 1 p.m.

Explore the area around the lesser-known Roosevelt memorial. This one’s on an island.

👤 Instructor: Geoff Patterson

Saturday
21 May

Cancelled
Stress Relief with Laughter Yoga

time 2 p.m.

Don't laugh! Laughter yoga is a real thing. Wait — do laugh. That's the point!

👤 Instructor: Alban Pruthi

Thursday
19 May

Very Basic Basque

time 6:30 p.m.

Ikusi eta ikasi! (Translation: See and learn!)

👤 Instructor: Kutz Arrieta

Wednesday
18 May

Bellydance for Beginners

time 6:30 p.m.

Are you ready to shimmy?

👤 Instructor: Gretchen Clare

Tuesday
17 May

Mass Incarceration in America

time 7 p.m.

This class will examine our society's use of the criminal "justice" system as a mechanism for producing mass suffering and prisons as a mechanism of control over certain populations.

👤 Instructor: Alec Karakatsanis

Office Gardening

time 6:30 p.m.

It's OK to bring your green thumb to work. 

👤 Instructor: Mark Seltzer

Monday
16 May

Designing on a Dime: Get a Grown-up Home

time 7 p.m.

It's time to let the Ikea futon, wobbly TV stand, and plastic plates go.

👤 Instructor: Rebecca Margao

Satisfy We: User Experience Design for the Wannabe UXD Professional

time 6 p.m.

Beginner and wannabe UXD professionals unite!

👤 Instructor: Kaytee Nesmith

Sunday
15 May

Historic Brookland Walking Tour

time 1 p.m.

Brooklyn? Boring. Brookland? Yes, please!

👤 Instructor: Caroline Petti

Japanese Weaving

time 10 a.m.

Learn to make bracelets, necklaces, and more!

👤 Instructor: Rachel Kaufman

Saturday
14 May

Club de Lectura en Espanol

time 2 p.m.

Practique Español en nuestro club de lectura de KCDC!

👤 Instructor: Dilia Hernández

Make Pop-Up Cards

time 9 a.m.

Turn a 2-D sheet of paper into a 3-D masterpiece. Who needs Hallmark?

👤 Instructor: Sonia Booth

Thursday
12 May

Don’t Kale My Vibe

time 6:30 p.m.

Shop for your food like no one is judging you.

👤 Instructor: Casey Dunajick

Waste Not: Food Waste, Resource Conservation, and You

time 6:30 p.m.

Americans throw out tons of perfectly good food every single day. Stop being part of the problem.

👤 Instructor: Will Reid

Tuesday
10 May

Achieving Your Fitness Goals, One Step at a Time

time 7 p.m. 📷 Documentation

Getting fit doesn't have to involve early-morning slogs on the "dreadmill." It can be fun! And measurable!

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar