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Creative Living Classes Begin at SCC in October

Close up hands holding a paint brush and paint pallet with oil paints on them.The temperatures might be cooling down, but things in the Creative Living division of Continuing Education at Sandhills Community College are heating up this October. This autumn you can learn how to paint like a master or line dance, protect your retirement, or further your knowledge of foreign languages, photography, or cooking.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

Online classes are taken from a computer or digital tablet. Sessions are presented live and students interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. Assignments or projects are submitted through email. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Art and Hobbies

“Copy This Master Oil Painting by Sorolla” will explore the scintillating technique of Spanish Master Sorolla. Students will learn how to use Sorolla’s pallet, and how he designed, and make their colors vibrate. This class will be held online.

Participants will log onto “Copy This Master Oil Painting by Sorolla” on Tuesday, Oct. 20-Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $65.

This “Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” is for more non-beginner dancers. This class will be held online. For students that have been dancing for some time, and mastered the basic steps, it’s time to tackle more complex moves. We’ll experience more counts, fun moves, and great music, towards an improved foundation of dance.

Participants will log into “Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” on Thursdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

Financial

In “Retirement Protection” Explore retirement planning protection strategies within three weeks to include avoiding costly probate mistakes, long-term care and income planning, and investment strategies with a parachute.

“Retirement Protection” is a hybrid class, and will be offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Nov. 3 from 3-5 p.m. The class will cost $35.

Languages

“Sign Language II” will include additional vocabulary allowing students to become more comfortable communicating with American Sign Language (ASL) in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Lessons include more in-depth facial expressions and non-verbal communication markers for both personal and workplace use. The prerequisite for this class is Sign Language for Beginners or prior experience.

Participants will log into “Sign Language II” on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

As a continuation of French Beginning Conversation, “French II Conversation” focuses on the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students will comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written French and manifest further cultural awareness. The prerequisite for this class is French Beginning Conversation or prior experience.

Participants will log into “French II Conversation” on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

“German II Conversation” is a continuation of German Beginning Conversation. Students who desire to expand their understanding of the fundamentals of the German language will thrive in this course. This class is outlined for students who are planning to travel or those who have distinct business needs. The prerequisite for this class is German Beginning Conversation or prior experience.

Participants will log into “German II Conversation” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 20-Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

“Spanish II Conversation” is created for students who wish to expand their knowledge gained from Spanish Beginning Conversation. These students will broaden their understanding of vocabulary and conversation used in everyday life, whether traveling to a Spanish-speaking country or communicating with a Spanish speaker. The prerequisite for this class is Spanish Beginning Conversation or prior experience.

Participants will log into “Spanish II Conversation” on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

Photography

In “Photo Sharing for Beginners,” students will learn how to download, upload, save, share, and organize their photographs. They’ll create online photo memories that will last forever. Photos can be downloaded from e-mail and social media websites. Physical photos can be uploaded by smartphone or digital camera. Photos can be shared with family via e-mail, social media platforms, or file sharing systems. Create photo memories online (albums, calendars, cards) via various websites.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 27-Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m., “Photo Sharing for Beginners” will cost $75.

In “Photo Walk,” students will combine water, night, light and a tripod for amazing photography. Students will learn how to use their tripod most effectively and create stunning long exposures of moving water and transition to a night sky.

Held on Friday, Oct. 16, from 4-9 p.m., “Photo Walk” will cost $60. This class will be held at CCNC.

Students will learn how to bring old photos back to life and organize and share them using Photoshop Elements 19 & 20 in “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 & 20 for Beginners.” Students will learn how to create catalogs and albums, import and organize photos, perform basic editing, and use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. They’ll learn the basics of using layers for combining and correcting photos and adding text and graphics. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. The prerequisite for this class is a working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.

Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 24, from 6-8 p.m. “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 & 20 for Beginners” will cost $75.

Culinary

“Knife Skills and Kitchen Equipment Intro” will teach handling and cutting techniques to ensure safety and efficiency with kitchen tools. Students will also create a quick potato hash with onion peppers bacon and cheddar cheese with newly learned knife cuts.

Held on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m., “Knife Skills and Kitchen Equipment Intro” will cost $75.

It’s tough to stay healthy eating huge burgers and medium fries for lunch. In “Portion Control and Meal Prep,” students will take a look at some simple ways to enjoy lunch without that sluggish afternoon feeling and save some money. In this meal prep menu planning, we will also prepare a quick salmon and vegetable entree’ to show portion sizing for proper calorie daily breakdown.

Held on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 4-6 p.m., “Portion Control and Meal Prep” will cost $75.

From BBQ to bacon we will discuss cooking methods for different cuts of pork in “Pork Cookery and Preservation.” Learn how preservation became the preparation for one of the most eaten meats in the world. We will finish racks of ribs and create some of the chef’s favorite accompaniments for pork. Learn how preservation became the preparation for one of the most eaten meats in the world.

Held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m., “Pork Cookery and Preservation” will cost $75.

In “Healthy Cooking,” students will learn how to prepare and heart-healthy meals, including low-fat/low sugar substitutes. Students will enjoy a healthy meal and take home more recipes to try on their own. Held on Friday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-Noon, this class will cost $75.

Students will learn to bake without gluten or with gluten substitutes in “Gluten Free Baking.” Students will make an incredible tasting pizza dough and cookies. Offered on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the cost is $75.

In “Advanced Knife & Boning Skills,” students will master how to break down and filet a fish and break down a whole chicken. Learning the technique of deboning a chicken leg. How to know when we need a flexible or rigid boning knife and how to use these tools with precision to get the most out of our money. Baked fish filet to be prepared by students.

Held on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m., “Advanced Knife & Boning Skills” will cost $75.

Students will make dinner rolls and a loaf of crusty bread in “Don’t Be Afraid of Bread.” Held on Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., this class will cost $150.

Taking it to Chef’s country roots in “Biscuits and Gravy” to prepare some homemade biscuits and different southern gravy. We go from Texas all the way to the Carolinas exploring meat and potato accompaniments. Students will also use their homemade biscuit for our southern sausage gravy.

Held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 4-6 p.m., “Biscuits and Gravy” will cost $75.

For students who have never cooked with a cast iron skillet or want to become more familiar with it, won’t want to miss “Cast Iron Skillet Meals.” Students make a German meal and an Italian meal that can each be done in ONE skillet.

Held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m., “Cast Iron Skillet Meals” will cost $75.

In “Pie Making,” students will learn how to make their favorite pies just in time for Thanksgiving. The class will focus on pumpkin and pecan pies. Held on Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $75.

Students will learn easy Instapot meals in the class, “Instapot Winners.” Meals that students can prepare with very little physical work will be taught. Held on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 4-6 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Herbs and Spices,” students will mix, match, and pair the wonderful world of herbs and spices. They’ll look at local produce and learn how to bring layers of flavor to their gardens, explore different meals and vegetables to find out what flavors work well together. Small bites and nibbles will be prepared by students.

Held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m., “Herbs and Spices” will cost $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has installed additional hand sanitizing stations on campus and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is done twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

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