Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

Thursday
28 May
2015

Topiaries: Snip It!

time 7:15 p.m. Registration is open

Do you look at shrubbery and think “poodle” or “dinosaur”? Your calling awaits.

👤 Instructor: Cindy Brown

Movie Night at City Blossoms: ‘Edward Scissorhands’

KCDC Event time 8:30 p.m. Registration is open

Now that we’ve learned all about topiaries, let’s watch Johnny Depp in action!

👤 Instructor: KCDC

Thursday
11 June

Back Away From the Discovery Channel: Real Quantum Physics

time 6:30 p.m.

Whatever you’ve seen on TV is probably wrong. Enter the wondrous world of the subatomic, sans the nonsense.

👤 Instructor: Adam Roush

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 3 June

Monday
15 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

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 7 June

Tuesday
16 June

Scientific Interpretations of Modern Art

time 6:30 p.m.

Confused by modern art? Science to the rescue! Confused by science? Modern art to the rescue!

👤 Instructor: Claire Howard

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 8 June

Wednesday
17 June

Security 101: Protect Yourself Online

time 6:30 p.m.

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

👤 Instructor: Patrick Lucey

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 9 June

Thursday
18 June

Improve Your Google Fu: Become a Better Searcher

time 6:30 p.m.

Join the Google Fu dojo and enhance your search skills — focus, discipline, and a computer are all you need.

👤 Instructor: David Blum

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 10 June

Monday
22 June

Cymraeg Cyntaf: Beginning Welsh

time 6:30 p.m.

Knowing even a little of this complex Celtic tongue will impress speakers of boring old Germanic and Romance languages.

👤 Instructor: Adam Roush

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 14 June

Wednesday
24 June

Security 202: 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.

👤 Instructor: Patrick Lucey

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 16 June

Thursday
25 June

Comics Journalism

time 7 p.m.

Learn how comics and journalism come together to create amazing stories, then create some of your own in this hands-on workshop.

👤 Instructor: Josh Kramer

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 17 June

Saturday
27 June

Scanography: Making Art With a Flatbed Scanner

time 2 p.m.

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

👤 Instructor: John Deamond

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 19 June

Tuesday
30 June

Very Basic Basque

time 6:30 p.m.

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

👤 Instructor: Kutz Arrieta

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 22 June

Tuesday
7 July

Become a #FoodPorn Star

time 6:30 p.m.

Do your favorite establishments and your Instagram followers a favor: Take better photos of your food.

👤 Instructor: Kim Bryden

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 29 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

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 29 June

Tuesday
14 July

Getting Your Ish Together: Orderly Thinking About Home Organization

time 6:30 p.m.

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

👤 Instructor: Emily Hemphill

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 8 June

Saturday
18 July

The Art of Puppetry

time 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to make puppets come alive (but not in a creepy way) with members of Pointless Theatre!

👤 Instructor: Scott Whalen

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 10 July

Recent classes

Saturday
9 May
2015

Spring Tree Identification

time 1 p.m.

Recover from cherry blossom fever with a tour of D.C.'s less-hyped, but just as interesting, trees.

user Instructor: Gabriel Popkin

Thursday
7 May

The Economics of Space Exploration

time 7 p.m.

Discover the economic history of space exploration, and what it means for expansion into the solar system.

user Instructor: Dr. Alex MacDonald

Wednesday
6 May

NASA: A History in Images

time 7 p.m.

A space photographer explains it all.

user Instructor: Chris Gunn

Tuesday
5 May

Talking Science: Turning Scientists into Superstar Communicators

time 7 p.m.

How can scientists best transfer their genius into the puny minds of laypeople? Find out.

user Instructor: Sarah DeWitt

Monday
4 May

Science Fiction vs. Science Fact

time 7 p.m.

When you're golfing on Mars, you can thank science fiction writers and NASA.

user Instructor: Jacob Keaton

Saturday
2 May

Historic Brookland Walking Tour

time 1 p.m.

Brooklyn? Boring! Brookland? Yes, please!

user Instructor: Caroline Petti

Tuesday
14 April

A KCDC Story Slam

KCDC Event time 7:30 p.m.

Share a story, or just listen — there will be plenty of stories to go around.

user Instructor: Simone Fine

Everybody Get Your Roth On! Personal Financial Planning

time 7 p.m.

That sounds fun, but what's a Roth?

user Instructor: Mitchell Berlin

Wednesday
1 April

Crunch Time for Taxes! DIY Taxes for Those Who Put It Off

time 7 p.m.

Understanding the tax system might not make doing taxes more fun, but … actually, it will make doing taxes more fun. Promise!

user Instructor: Michelle Kuchinsky