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Creative Living Classes to Begin in October

Let your creative juices flow in a Sandhills Community College Continuing Education class this October. Unleash your inner Bob Ross with an oil painting or watercolor class. Consider taking your art digital and learn Photoshop. Bust a move in a line dancing course, no matter your skill level. Get creative with your retirement planning or be transported back in time with a film or lecture series class.


In “Oil Painting: The Craft of Painting A to Z” you can explore the craft of painting – painting like you see. You will look at Master still life and landscape paintings for similarities that can make your art a gem. You will cover preparation, color mixing, edge control and techniques. You will have a chance to practice these tips and put them to use in your class paintings. Join us for six weeks of growth and fun. Held on Tuesday, October 4-November 8 from 1-3 p.m., this class will cost $90.

“Watercolor Basics and More” will help the beginner learn to love watercolor painting. You will explore ways to manage water and create interesting results. Each session will focus on a technique such as “wet in wet” skies, drybrush rocks, trees, and florals. Attention will be given to composition and focal point. A completed painting is not the goal, rather a time to practice ways to achieve desired effect and build confidence. Held on Thursday, October 13-December 8 from 1-3 p.m., this class will cost $120.


“Introduction to Line Dance” is for the absolute beginner. If you lack the confidence to dance at social events, this class is for you. We will take the time to learn basic steps and patterns to build your coordination and confidence on the dance floor. Will learn popular dances like the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and Copperhead Road. After six weeks you will be ready for the Beginner + Line Dance class. Held on Monday, October 31-December 5 from 5-6 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“Line Dancing – Beginner+” is for students interested in learning dance moves and building confidence on the dance floor. We’ll begin with the basics, and you’ll be kicking up your heels before you know it. Leave your inhibitions at the door, and join in. The latest in country music will move us through fun choreographed dances. After six weeks, you’ll feel fearless on the dance floor at any party/event. The prerequisite for this class is Introduction to Line Dancing or know the dances of Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and Copperhead Road. Held on Mondays, October 31-December 5 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“Line Dancing – Improver” is for students who have mastered basic steps, and now want to tackle more complex moves. This course is for non-beginner dancers. You’ll experience more counts, fun moves, and great music to move towards an improved foundation of dance. Held on Thursdays, October 27-December 8 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.


“French Cinema Series” is a unique and enriching way to experience French language and culture. Each week, you’ll watch a different film with English subtitles, allowing you to get an inside look at French life and history through its movies. You’ll warm up with a pre-viewing activity and then watch the first half of the film at the first meeting of the week, discussing what you’ve just seen in small groups. The next evening, we will finish watching the film and dive into a more detailed discussion on vocabulary, cultural details and their social relevance. Held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 26-November 17 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.


In “Financial Decision Making for Retirees” you will explore retirement planning protection strategies within three weeks to include: Avoiding costly probate mistakes. Long term care and income planning. Investment strategies with a parachute. Held on Tuesday, October 11-November 1 from 3-5 p.m., this class will cost $35.

Lecture Series

“The Perils of St. Paul” discusses the second most prominent figure after Jesus in the New Testament, St. Paul. His letters and those attributed to him comprise almost one-half (13-14 letters) of the Christian testament. Writing to newly-formed churches in the Roman Empire, Paul addressed issues that are still controversial today: The role of women in the Church and home; homosexuality; civil disobedience and separation of Church and State; anti-Semitism; and whether salvation is by Christ alone. This will be a perspective on St. Paul you might not have heard in Church. Held Thursday, October 20-November 17 from 10-11:30 a.m., this class is free except for the cost of the text.

“Genealogy” is for those who think family history is fun and is intended for genealogists at all levels. It is the stories, not the data that interest and move people. This course Is designed to help you explore different avenues of genealogy records and can open doors to further research for your ancestors. The class will work together on genealogy do-overs, reviewing systems that check for missing documents, missed clues, others researching the same lines, and for duplication. Held Monday, October 17-November 21 from 2-4 p.m., this class will cost $35.


In “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19-22 Advanced” you learn about editing in Raw, using the Guided and Expert mode in Editor, including different types of layers and blends to correct or combine two or more photos, as well as creating a type mask and montages. Learn to frame photos, create twirl effects, push a photo though text, add texture, and make a photo look like a painting. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. The prerequisite for this class is Elements 19-21 beginner, or prior experience, and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind. Held Monday and Wednesday, October 31-December 12 from 1-3 p.m., this class will cost $75.


Seats are still available for these Continuing Education classes, and they do not require an application. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Pre-registration must be made two days before the start date of the class.

Boys & Girls Club

Sandhills is now the location of a new Boys & Girls Club. It runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm for kindergarten through 5th grade. This is ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC afternoon classes, those who need study time, need to utilize the computer lab, or work on projects. Club participants will receive homework assistance and dinner will be provided. The cost is $40 per child per year. In addition, there is a drop-in Club from 6-9 pm for children of parents/guardians taking evening classes or need to meet for group projects or other reasons. Dinner will be provided for the children. This drop-in club is FREE. For all information, go to 

Fall Eight-Week Curriculum Session

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 12. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. For all information, go to

Spring Semester begins January 9. Current students can begin registering on November 1 and after applying, new students can begin registering on November 4.

New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy which means all applicants are accepted. On, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register by using Self-Service located on MySCC.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits 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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