The CLL Celebrates Three Years of Lifelong Learning

More than 350 classes and workshops with 70 brand-new classes to “Fall” in love with


Get a taste of the CLL in their new culinary lab

Santa Barbara, Calif., August 17, 2016 — Going back to school isn’t just for kids this fall. Grown-ups can discover their passion at every age at the SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (the CLL). As the CLL celebrates three years of operation this fall semester, they are pleased to offer more than 350 all-time favorite and vital new offerings, with classes and workshops starting every week.


“Three years of the CLL has shown how we are ever evolving and responding to the changing needs and desires of our community,” said Andy Harper, SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Executive Director. “Each semester we offer the community dozens of brand-new classes so even the most experienced of lifelong learners will be able to find something new!”


In celebration of the CLL’s third birthday, here are three reasons to try something new at the CLL:


Expert Teachers. CLL teachers are all professional experts in their fields, eager to share their skills and knowledge with the Santa Barbara community. From music to psychology, fine arts and fitness, adults of all ages can come learn from the best. Since 2013, the CLL has welcomed more than 50 new teachers to its roster.


Responsiveness. Three years of the CLL has demonstrated its commitment to ever-evolving and responding to the changing needs and desires of our community. With 20% new offerings each term, more than 70 new classes this fall, CLL classes and workshops reflect the latest lifestyle trends


Community. The CLL aims to be the educational, cultural and social hub for the Santa Barbara community. From working professionals to retirees – including groups of friends and those looking to meet new friends – the CLL fits every schedule, with evening, weekday and Saturday classes.


Flip through the award-winning class schedule at either CLL campus, at local newsstands and online at Fall registration is now open. Classes start throughout the term which runs August 22nd through December 10th.


Here’s a taste of what the CLL has to offer this fall semester:


  • A wide selection of evening, weekend and Saturday classes as part of 350 classes and workshops including 70 BRAND-NEW classes
  • 70 brand-news classes including: Argentinean Cuisine from Mendoza, Caught in a Trap: Creative Stone Setting Techniques, Conquering Chronic Pain, Drawing the Human Figure in Motion, Location Photo Shoots with a Pro, Old Time Fiddle, Slide Guitar and Open Tunings
  • NEW Culinary Lab: The culinary lab has been refurbished and reequipped, and now includes two TVs to make cooking demonstrations easy as pie!
  • NEW Satisfaction Guarantee: The CLL guarantees you will love its classes and workshops or you will receive a FULL refund or free transfer before the second class meets. This guarantee includes one-meeting workshops, so dive into lifelong learning!
  • Award-winning Look & Learn videos: Get to know the CLL’s renowned teachers in the award-winning Look & Learn video series; nearly 250 videos and growing every week! Look & Learns are free, short online videos where you can meet our teachers and learn something new in just one or two minutes. Look & Learn videos are online at
  • Monday, November 9th: Mind & Supermind, “Nature of Innovation and Santa Barbara Entrepreneurship with Trip Hawkins”. Enjoy this lecture with Trip Hawkins, early Apple executive and successful Silicon Valley ‘veteran’ where you’ll discover the role of identity and mindfulness that helped shape Silicon Valley, and how Santa Barbara can bring a refreshing 21st century model to global entrepreneurship.
  • Saturday, November 12th: CLL Arts & Crafts Fair from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wake Campus. Browse a variety of more than 55 vendors and their handmade ceramics, glass arts, jewelry weaving, sewing & fabric arts, flower arrangements, cards, original printing, drawings and prints!


Register for classes and workshops online, in person at the Wake or Schott campuses, or by mail (using the registration form in the printed schedule). Registration is now open.


About SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (The CLL)

The CLL responds to the diverse lifelong learning needs of the adult Santa Barbara community through promoting knowledge of the arts, healthy living styles, and intellectual studies. The CLL aims to be the educational, cultural and social hub for the Santa Barbara community, continuing a nearly 60-year tradition of excellence. CLL is online at, and on Facebook (sbccCLL), Twitter (@sbccCLL) and YouTube.


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