Personal Enrichment

Classes for Fun Categories

Arts, Crafts and Music Schedule

Health, Dance and Exercise Schedule

Culinary, Home and Garden Schedule

Online Classes Schedule

Sewing and Quilting Schedule

Special Interests Schedule

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

Course Descriptions

Acrylic/Oil Painting
Beginning and experienced students receive individualized instruction in their medium of choice. Supplies for first project provided. Supply list discussed and distributed at first class meeting.

Barn Quilts (Large)
Design and complete your own framed barn quilt.  Finished product will be 4'X4'.  Students are welcome to bring simple design ideas and should wear clothing suitable for a painting project.  All supplies provided.

Barn Quilts (Small)
Design and complete your own framed barn quilt.  Finished product will be 2'X2'.  Students are welcome to bring simple design ideas and should wear clothing suitable for a painting project.  All supplies provided.

Basket Making:  Market Basket   
Students will make a traditional market basket with a handle. The approximate size of the finished product will be 11"x15".  It is a perfect size for vegetables or use as a picnic basket.  Basket materials are provided; however, students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, an old towel, and a light lunch or snack.

Calligraphy, Basic
Learn the basics of calligraphy to form decorative letters especially suitable for invitations, inscriptions, certificates, etc.  All supplies provided.

Community Band, Community Chorus, and Community Inspirational Choir
This music program is open to everyone ages 16 years and older at no charge.  Auditions are not required; all experience levels are welcome.  Rehearsals are held weekly in Shearer Hall on the historic Main Campus.  Concerts are given once or twice during a semester.  For more information, contact the Community Service Office at (704) 978-5486.

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

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.)

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, 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 student.

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.

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 – Mixed Greens Wreath
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.

Fairy Garden  
Create a delightful dish garden, a Fairy Garden, using small plants and miniature decorative accessories.  All supplies are provided.

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.

Home Staging
Interested in selling your home?  Prepare for the prime listing/selling season with advice from a real estate professional. Get your house ready and get it sold!

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, student will make their own bombs from natural ingredients.

Essential Oils in Everyday Life  NEW!
Learn about the history and benefits of using essential oils.  Topics will include toxin free living, essential oil use with pets, balancing emotions/stress reduction, and cooking with oils.  Samples, recipes, and demonstrations are provided.

Mediation and Mindfulness  NEW!
This workshop provides an introduction to meditation and mindfulness.  A brief overview of the scientific research on these topics will be included.  Emphasis will be placed on the techniques that can lead to improved mental clarity, self-discipline, creativity, internal peace, and personal satisfaction.  Students are asked to bring a notebook or journal.

Taste of Mitchell:  Italian Cuisine
Enjoy international cuisine in this class featuring hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tasting while preparing an Italian meal.

Taste of Mitchell:  Mexican Cuisine
Enjoy international cuisine in this class featuring hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tasting while preparing a Mexican meal

Eating to Optimize Your Health
Attend this seminar and learn how to make wise food choices.  Learn how food impacts your health and your wallet!

Line Dance
Learn basic line dances for fun and exercise.

Yoga NEW!
This class provides an introduction to yoga and the benefits it provides.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

Master Your Serger
Learn more about your serger and all that it can do.  Give sewing projects a finished and professional look.  Students provide their own serger.

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.

Sewing with a Pattern
In this class students will learn how to construct clothing from patterns.  Topics include proper size and fit, making alterations, and learning how to understand pattern instructions, markings and symbols.  Students supply materials of choice.

T-Shirt Quilting
Make a very personalized quilt from t-shirts.  Supply list available upon registration.

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.

Medicaid and Estate Planning
In this two part seminar, a local attorney will first provide information on Medicaid eligibility requirements, legal techniques to plan for eligibility, and how to protect savings and real estate. In the second meeting, an overview will be given on the important documents for a comprehensive estate plan, such as wills, power of attorney documents, trusts, and more. 

Protecting Your Parents' Money This class offers a financial overview to help bridge the gap between adult children and their aging parents.  Topics include Medicare, elder fraud, planning for medical transitions, senior finances such as estate planning and retirement income/savings, and more.

Project Yellowstone
Learn about an exciting trip to Yellowstone National Park scheduled for the summer of 2018. Join biology instructor Parks Collins in this ultimate outdoor classroom.  You will connect to nature, participate in a variety of ecological learning experiences, and interact with seasoned Yellowstone naturalists. For more information, please contact the Community Service office at (704) 978-5486 or consult the Project Yellowstone website

Fall 2017 Continuing Education Schedule

2018 Spring Continuing Education Schedule

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