Personal Enrichment

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Classes for Fun Categories

Arts, Crafts and Music Schedule

Health, Dance and Exercise Schedule

Culinary, Home and Garden Schedule

Sewing and Quilting Schedule

Special Interest Class Schedule

 Questions or more information please call or email Diane Pritchard at (704) 978-5486 or dpritchard@mitchellcc.edu

Course Descriptions

Arts, Crafts and Music Schedule  

Guitar: Beginning
Learn music reading, chords, and simple tunes in this introductory class.  Students supply their own tuner, picks, and acoustic guitar.

Guitar: Blues Improvisation NEW!
Learn basic techniques for blues guitar improvisation.  Some guitar experience required. Students supply their own tuner, picks, and acoustic guitar .

Guitar: Finger Picking for Classical Guitar NEW!
Learn the techniques of finger picking for classical guitar and music.  Guitar experience and music reading required.  Students supply their own tuner, picks, and acoustic guitar.

Acrylic Painting
This class is open to beginning and experienced students. Supplies for the first project provided. Supply list discussed and distributed at first class meeting.

Barn Quilts
Design and complete your own framed barn quilt.  Small quilts measure 2'X2'.  Large quilts measure 4'X4'.  Students should wear clothing suitable for a painting project.  All supplies provided.

Basket Making: Fall Basket NEW!
Make an oval basket with a solid wooden base and "stick-in" handle.  Students may add a decorative flower or twist in fall colors.  Basket materials are provided; however, students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, an old towel, and a light lunch or snack.

One Stroke Painting NEW!
Learn the basic techniques of one stroke painting.  Leave with a finished product.  All supplies provided.

Photography: Basic
Get an introduction to camera care and operation, exposure fundamentals, lighting, and composition.  A film or digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is required.  Students should bring their camera to each class along with a USB flash drive.  (SLR cameras have manual settings and removable lenses.).

Stained Glass, Beginning
Provides instruction in proper glass cutting techniques, soldering, and antiquing in projects.  All levels of experience accepted as space allows.  Glass for first project provided; additional tools and materials to be supplied by the student.

Stained Glass, Advanced
Allows participants to complete projects of their choice with instructor's guidance.  Tools and materials to be supplied by students

Stained Glass:  Fusing and Slumping 
Learn tile making, jewelry making, fusing and slumping, vitrograph, pattern bar making, box casting, and liquid stringers.  For beginning and experienced students.  Knowledge of glass cutting preferred.

Watercolor Painting
Practice composition, perspective, mat cutting, and attaching artwork to the mat.  Participants provide all supplies after the first class.

Culinary, Home and Garden Schedule  

Fresh Flower Arranging and Wreath Making - Dining Table Centerpiece
In this session, students will create a fresh dining table centerpiece with guidance from a talented local florist and designer.    All supplies are provided; however, students should bring their own snippers or cutting utensil if available.

Fresh Flower Arranging and Wreath Making - Pumpkin Vase Arrangement
In this session, students will create a fresh pumpkin vase arrangement with guidance from a talented local florist and designer.    All supplies are provided; however, students should bring their own snippers or cutting utensil if available.

Fresh Flower Arranging and Wreath Making - Wreath Decorating
In this session, students will create a fresh holiday wreath of mixed greens with guidance from a talented local florist and designer.    All supplies are provided; however, students should bring their own snippers or cutting utensil if available.

Furniture Painting
Learn to make chalk paint and try it on a piece of furniture.  Students should wear clothing suitable for a painting project and bring the following items to class:  a small piece of furniture, sample container of satin latex indoor paint in the color of choice, and one 2" paint brush.

Goat's Milk Soap  NEW!
The instructor will demonstrate making goat's milk soap.  Students will leave with the recipe and a sample of the finished product. 

Making Bath Bombs  NEW!
Bath bombs can turn an ordinary bath into a relaxing retreat.  In this class, students will make their own bombs from natural ingredients.

Health, Dance and Exercise Schedule

Tai Chi, Part 1 NEW!
This class introduces basic movements in Sun Tai Chi and is open to adults at all levels of experience and physical fitness.  Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.

Tai Chi, Part 2 NEW!
This class completes the twelve basic movements in Sun Tai Chi.  Part 1 class or equivalent experience required.  Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.

Sewing and Quilting Schedule

Quilting, Beginning
This class is designed for students with no quilting experience.  A sampler quilt wall hanging will be made while learning the basics such as tools/ techniques, color/fabrics, cutting, piecing, pinning, pressing, setting/assembly, and borders/binding.  Supply list available at registration.

Quilting, Intermediate
This class provides instruction in projects of the student's choice.  Quilting, Beginning or prior quilting experience recommended.  Students supply materials of choice.

Sewing, Beginning
In this class, students will complete three small projects and discover three different types of sewing:  quilting, garment construction, and home décor sewing.  A log cabin quilt wall hanging, an apron and a piped envelope backed pillow will be created.  Supply list available at registration.   

Sewing, Intermediate
This class provides instruction in projects of the student's choice.  Sewing, Beginning or prior sewing experience recommended.  Students supply materials of choice.

Special Interest Class Schedule

Drone Pilot Certification NEW!
This course teaches the skills and provides assistance to students who want to become a drone pilot certified by the FAA.

Finance 101 NEW!
This class is specifically designed for pre-retirement, working adults.  The course content will help students gain more knowledge and control of their personal finances, improve money management skills, and acquire investment strategies to build wealth.

 

2018 Fall Continuing Education Schedule

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More Information call
Diane Pritchard
(704) 978-5486
dpritchard@mitchellcc.edu