Classes For Fun

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:  Crisscross NEW!
Make your own "crisscross" basket.  This basket is approximately 10" tall and 8" across.  It is great for kitchen utensils, hand towels, candy, etc.  You can choose wither green or orange and an accent color for your basket.  All basket materials are provided.  Students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, an old towel, and a light lunch or snack.

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

Card Making   NEW!
Create an assortment of one-of-a-kind greeting cards.  All supplies provided.

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.

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 Container Gardening

Container  GardenIng
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.

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.


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.



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.

Leadership and Management Certificate Program
In this course you will learn principles of leadership and management. This course is for you if you aspire to become a leader, are a new supervisor or if you are a seasoned pro looking for a refresher course. Topics covered include communication skills, effective leadership, management, managing employee performance, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, teams, workplace issue and behaviors. Call (704) 978-5411 for more information.

Survival Workplace Spanish
Survival Workplace Spanish: this course encompasses basic Spanish to be able to communicate in the workplace to have greetings, polite and common phrases as well as discuss interests, hobbies, jobs as well as common questions, helpful phrases and filler words.