Personal Enrichment

Classes for Fun at Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC

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

 

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:  Muffin Basket
Students will make a traditional woven basket suitable for serving muffins, rolls, biscuits, etc.  Basket materials are provided; however, students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, an old towel, and a light lunch.

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

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

Community Band
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.

Community Chorus
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.

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.

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, 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 – 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 – 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.

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.

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

MixxedFit
Try the latest dance fitness program, MixxedFit.  The high energy moves burn calories, increase flexibility, and boost metabolism.  This boot-camp inspired toning program will be a dynamic addition to your fitness routine.  Students should wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a towel.

Master Your Embroidery Machine
Learn how to get perfect embroidery on every project!  Placement, stabilizers, threads, needles and much more.  Students provide their own embroidery machine.  Supplies provided.

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.

Sew to Fit
Learn to alter readymade clothing for a custom fit.  Supply list available at registration; bring your own garments for projects.

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.

Chess, Introduction
During this class, students will learn the rules of chess and have opportunities to play this popular and ancient board game.

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. 

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

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