Personal Enrichment

A student works on a quilt project.

Arts, Crafts, and Music 

Acrylic Painting
This class is open to beginning and experienced students. Supplies for 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:  Victoria's Basket  NEW!
Make a small basket with a swing handle and wooden base.  Decorate with a ribbon tied at the top.  All basket materials are provided.  Students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, an old towel.  Students may bring a light lunch or snack.

Calligraphy - Lower Case Letters   NEW!
Learn to write lower case letters in calligraphy.  Use your skill to personalize a multipurpose box that measures 9"x7"x2.5."  All supplies included.  Registration required one week in advance of class date.

Calligraphy - Upper Case Letters   NEW!
Learn to write the upper case letters in calligraphy.  Use your skill to personalize a two pieces of stationery.  All supplies included.  Registration required on week in advance of class date.

Crochet, 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.

Drawing, Introduction to   NEW!
Learn the basic techniques of drawing.  Topics include pencil control, shadows, contour, perspective, and drawing still life objects and people.  Supplies provided for the first project.  Supply list distributed at first class meeting.

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

Guitar:  Part 2 **
This course is a continuation of Guitar: Beginning. Emphasis is placed on techniques and styles and the exploration and study of appropriate literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the studied skills and repertoire through performance.  Previous guitar instruction and experience required.

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.).

Photography:  Intermediate
Expand your knowledge in the use of your SLR camera to produce photographs you will treasure.  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 camera have manual settings and removable lenses.)

Photograph Organization
Unsure of how to organize the photographs/videos you love?  During this class a certified photo organizer will share information about organizing, curating, and preserving your treasures.

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 Container Gardening

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 - 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.

Cake Decorating Basic
Start decorating cakes or cupcakes by using tips and making simple flowers.  Students supply baked goods and icing.  Supply list provided at registration.

What's Hot in Home Décor
An interior decorator will share information on the latest trends in home décor.  In addition, as time allows, participants will have an opportunity to ask their most pressing questions and "pick the brain" of this designer.


Health, Dance and Exercise 

Tai Chi: Part 1 
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 
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.

Yoga, Introduction
This class will incorporate traditional movement, deep stretches, conscious breathing and meditation.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.



Sewing and Quilting 

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 Classes 

Finance 101
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.

Estate and Long-term Care Planning
A local attorney will present the facts on complex topics:  estate planning and long term care options.  Vital information will be given on needed documents and asset protection. 

Drone Pilot  FAA Certification Training Class
FAA Part 107 Certification required for commericial operation in North Carolina.  All students required to purchase Remote Pilot Test Prep Book + Supplements. Go to Amazon (opens in new window) For more information contact:  Keith Menster  cmmenster@mitchellcc.edu or (704) 978-1340 or David Bullins  dbullins@mitchellcc.edu or (704) 978-5446.  Fee waived for Public Safety

Ducks in a Row: Document Organization
Leave this workshop with information and materials to implement an organizational system for vital information and important documents.  The system is of great benefit during an emergency or upon the loss of a family member.

Escape the Clutter
This presentation by a professional organizer will introduce you to an efficient method to declutter every room in your home.  Tips for reorganizing spaces and techniques that help you stay organized will be included also.

Parenting: Love and Logic
This program expands parents' awareness and skill in raising responsible children using a win-win philosophy.