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Monday

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online Online
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Online Online

Wednesday

  • 2:00 PM - 3:05 PM Online Online
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Online Online

Fall 2019

Section 0549 of CS60.11B
Microsoft Word, Part 2 -- : Oct 21 - Dec 15 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links. For further information email kthornley@santarosa.edu. Students should plan on using Word 2016. The Mac platform is not supported for this class.

Section 1268 of GD63
Online Resources for Graphic Designers -- : Aug 19 - Oct 20 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 1311 of CS60.11A
Microsoft Word, Part 1 -- : Aug 19 - Oct 13 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links. For further information email kthornley@santarosa.edu. This section is taught using MS Word 2013; students may use Word 2016. The Mac platform is not supported for this class.

Section 1395 of CS70.11A
Adobe Photoshop 1 -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.Taught using Photoshop CC.

Section 1442 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Sep 09 - Nov 10 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Spring 2019

Section 5295 of GD63
Online Resources for Graphic Designers -- : Jan 14 - Mar 10 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 5296 of GD72
Principles of Screen Design -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 5647 of GD60
Creating the Professional Portfolio -- : Mar 27 - May 15 2019

Section 6654 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Mar 04 - May 05 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 7200 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Mar 04 - May 05 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Spring Schedule:

  • GD72 Principles of Screen Design. Online.
  • GD63 Online Resources for Graphic Designers. Online.
  • GD60: Creating the Professional Portfolio. Wednesdays 6-9:20pm. 3/27-5/15. Room 2920.
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. 2 courses. Online.

Fall Schedule:

  • GD63 Online Resources for Graphic Designers. Online.
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. Online.

University of Birmingham, UK, BA French/Spanish, 1981
Santa Rosa Junior College, CA, Cert. Graphic Design, 1986
UC Berkeley, CA, Community College Credential, 1989
UC Berkeley, CA, MLIS (Information Studies), 1991

I was born and raised in London, England (still have the accent to prove it) and moved to Santa Rosa in 1982. That Fall, I took my first graphic design course at the JC and quickly discovered what a fascinating subject it was. From there, I pursued a career in graphic design and typesetting. It was at my first job that I encountered my first computer. (It didn't matter that it didn't have a floppy disk drive -- if you did it wrong, you just typed it in again!) We have come a long way since then!

In 1988 I was asked to teach Typography in the Applied Graphics Department. Although I'd always said that I'd never be a teacher, I agreed to give it a try. Twenty years later, I'm still teaching and still loving it. During those years, I have specialized in desktop publishing, typography, online resources and web design. In 1997, I moved from Santa Rosa to Hong Kong for 2.5 years. Whilst in Hong Kong, I designed and managed an extensive International School website and also taught basic Internet skills and web design. Since my return to Santa Rosa, I have been teaching a wide variety of classes at SRJC including graphic design (page layout and advertising), web design (principles of screen design), multimedia (Macromedia Director and Flash) and information research.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Typography, online and multimedia design.
Web and interface design
Library research and information