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Creative Living Classes to Begin in January at SCC

Person in art studio, wearing a smock and an paint palette in her hand.If your New Year’s resolution involves learning a new skill, exercising more, or expanding your culinary knowledge, you’ll want to see what Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Center for Creative Living has on the schedule for January.

Arts and Crafts

In “Oil Painting; Painting Nocturnes and Street Scenes,” students will review historic and modern nocturnes for tips. They’ll practice becoming a master at color mixing with a special, limited palette. Students should bring regular artist grade oil paints and 2 canvases 14 x 18 or a little smaller. We will tone participants canvases in class.

Held on Tuesdays, Jan. 25-Feb. 22 from 1-3:30 p.m., “Oil Painting; Painting Nocturnes and Street Scenes” will cost $90.

“Ceramic Designs: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing” is for students at any skill level. Beginners will receive ample individual instruction and demonstration to build basic skills. Experienced students can use the class to push the boundaries of their technique or expression. Clay will be provided.

Held on Mondays, Jan. 24-March 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., “Ceramic Designs: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing” will cost $130. Another class will be offered on Wednesdays, Jan. 26-March 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Dance and Fitness

“Introduction to Line Dance” is for the absolute beginner. Students will learn the basic steps and patterns to build coordination and confidence on the dance floor. After 6 weeks students will be ready for the Beginner + Line Dance class.

Held on Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28 from 5-6 p.m., “Introduction to Line Dance” will cost $45.

In “Line Dancing – Beginner+” begins with the basics. The latest in country music will move students through fun choreographed dances.

Held on Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m., “Line Dancing – Beginner+” will cost $75.

“Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” is for non-beginner dancers. Students will experience more counts, fun moves, and great music to move towards an improved foundation of dance.

Held on Thursdays, Jan. 27-March 3, from 6-8 p.m., “Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” will cost $75.

In “Foundations of Yoga,” students will learn the foundational yoga postures and concepts to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation will be integrated. Full-body relaxation, strengthening, and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, gentle backbends, forward folds, and hip openers. Students should be able to get up and down from the floor on their own.

Held on Tuesdays, Jan. 18-May 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., “Foundations of Yoga” will cost $98.

“Vinyasa Flow Yoga” builds flexibility, strength, and balance in the body and mind and decrease unhealthy stress responses in everyday life. This class incorporates grounding and centering techniques throughout the practice. Comprehensive instruction will help students find body alignment. Meditative practice matching breath to movement. All levels welcome. Modifications provided as needed.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 9-10 a.m., “Vinyasa Flow Yoga” will cost $203.

In “Tai Chi Basics” students will improve their balance and reduce stress to improve circulation and enhance both physical and mental well-being. Additionally, students will learn and practice the basic postures of the Tai Chi 24 Form/Beijing Form.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 31-April 13 from 4-5 p.m., “Tai Chi Basics” will cost $120.

In “Tai Chi Practice,” students will improve and refine postures learned in Tai Chi Basics. They’ll learn several Qi Gong exercises for enhanced stress reduction and improved wellness. Practice the Beijing Form (working knowledge required).

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 31-April 13, “Tai Chi Practice” will cost $120.


In “Financial Planning for Retirees,” retiree’s financial concerns will be discussed. Included will be estate and insurance planning, income tax reduction, portfolio balance to reduce risk. Participants will learn how to get more income from investments, reducing probate costs and estate taxes, and long-term care planning.

Held on Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 16 from 3-5 p.m., “Financial Planning for Retirees” will cost $35.


“Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19, 20 and 21 for Beginners,” students will learn how to bring old photos back to life and organize and share them using Photoshop Elements 19, 20 and 21. Learn to create catalogs and albums, import, and organize photos, perform basic editing, and use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. Learn the basics of using layers for combining and correcting photos and adding text and graphics. A flash drive 8 GB or larger is recommended. The prerequisite for this class is a working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 31-March 2 from 1-3 p.m., “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19, 20 and 21 for Beginners,” will cost $75.

Culinary Club

In “Introduction to Knife Skills,” students will explore a culinary kit and dive into the fascinating uses of each piece inside. Students will learn handling and cutting techniques to ensure safety and efficiency with kitchen tools. Quick potato hash with onion peppers bacon and cheddar cheese with our amazing knife cuts.

Held on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 5-7 p.m., “Introduction to Knife Skills” will cost $75.

In “Advanced Knife Skills,” students will master how to break down and filet a fish and break down a whole chicken. They’ll learn 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. Baked fish filet to be prepared by students.

Held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 507 p.m., “Advanced Knife Skills” will cost $75.

In “Scones,” students will learn how to make a scone as good as the local bakery. Students will learn how to make savory jalapeno cheddar sweet scones and chocolate chip scones.

Held on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., “Scones” will cost $75.

In “BBQ” students will get their hands dirty and learn a little art of the south, Pork shoulders and Pork butts smoking low and slow. Hand shredded and of course smothered in our own North Carolina signature BBQ sauce.

Held on Monday, Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m., “BBQ” will cost $75.

In “Instapot Winners,” students will look at different recipes and make some quick chicken parmesan in an Instapot. Held on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 5-7 p.m., “Instapot Winners” will cost $75.

In “Baked Donuts,” students will learn how to bake delicious donuts in the oven including Cinnamon sugar donuts and chocolate donuts with chocolate icing.

Held on Friday, Jan. 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., “Baked Donuts” will cost $75.

Life Skills Series

In “Breakfast,” students will learn how to cook eggs three ways (scrambled, fried, and poached). We will show you how to make an omelet, biscuits from scratch, and mini hashbrowns.

Held on Friday, Jan. 14 from 5-8 p.m., “Breakfast” will cost $75.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to:

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