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Creative Living Classes to Begin at SCC in April

Artist working on painting in studio. April showers bring May showers…and new Creative Living classes. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself by taking a new class or deepen your understanding of a particular topic, Sandhills Community College’s Center for Creative Living can help you reach your personal goals in order to achieve a more intellectually rewarding life.

Arts, Crafts, Hobbies and Business Opportunities

Watercolor basics, including the four main components, paper, paintbrushes and, of course, water are all highlighted in “Investigating Watercolor.” Techniques to control and work with water are demonstrated. Designed for beginners or those with limited experience, this 4-week class will cover a new area starting with a still life, floral, landscape and “bring your own photo” landscape. Techniques for flowers, trees, rocks, and skies will be demonstrated.

“Investigating Watercolor” will be held on Thursdays, April 16-May 14 from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $60.

Dance, Fitness, and Film

This five-week film fest explores two topics: The Dangerous Duplicities that undo human lives and the Redemptive Journeys that some humans make to find peace of mind or a sense of repentance.  Join us in “Duplicity and Redemption: The Price We Pay for the Choices We Make” as we take a bipolar cinematic journey into the darker regions of the human soul and the journey back into light.

“Duplicity and Redemption: The Price We Pay for the Choices We Make” will be held on Wednesdays, April 1-April 29 from 2-4:30 p.m. The cost is $45.

Financial

Explore retirement planning protection strategies; discussions over the three weeks include avoiding costly probate mistakes, long term care and income planning, and investment strategies with a parachute in “Retirement Protection.”

“Retirement Protection” will be held on Tuesdays, April 21-May 5 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $35.

Culinary Club

Cooking is so much easier with the right tools and the skills to use them. In “Knife Skills 101,” students will learn how to select, maintain and use their knives. Students will then practice basic knife cuts as they prepare a dish of vegetarian sushi.

“Knife Skills 101” will be held on Wednesday, April 1 from 5-8 p.m. A second class will be held on Friday, April 3 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Sweet pies and tarts can be overrated! Students will learn how to make a bacon, cheddar, and onion tarte “flambé,” and meat pies to quench hunger in “Savory Pies and Tarts.”

“Savory Pies and Tarts” will be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75.

Omelets, French toast, cheesy creamy eggs, and crepes…students will do it all in “Everybody Loves Brunch.” This class will be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m. Another class will be held on Friday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Join us as we discuss a new (and very old) way of taking charge of our health by letting food lead the way. Students will make three nutritious meals that are quick, delicious and full of dosha pacifying herbs and spices in “Ayurvedic Cooking.”

“Ayurvedic Cooking” will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 5-8 p.m. Another class will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Take advantage of fresh fruits and warm weather to learn how to make fruit pies and icebox cake in “Ready, Set, Spring is Here.”  We’ll make a mixed berry pie and a chocolate icebox cake in class but send students home with several other recipes to try.

“Ready, Set, Spring is Here” will be held on Friday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75.

Italian food, Mexican food, Thai food…they all have their own flavor profiles. In “Make Your Own Spices” we will learn what the foundation spices and then students can create their own signature blends.

“Make Your Own Spices” will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone at (910) 695-3980 or preregistration online at sandhills.edu/cereg are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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