Center for Creative Living Classes

To register or for more information: (910) 695-3980 or 1-800-338-3944, ext. 3980

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES

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Landscape Painting

Instructor: Harry Neely
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$90
CEU: 1.2

A class for artists who desire to paint landscapes, particularly landscapes of the Sandhills area.
Use a Sorolla or modern palette to bring the luminosity of memory, mystery, and metaphor into your landscapes.
Will look at master landscapes for tips and paint from your photos or class examples.
Analyze painting for design, simplification, and flow of light.

Course Code: 3002           Tuesdays, Aug. 24-Sept. 28          1-3 pm

Course Code: 3003           Tuesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30            1-3 pm

 

Investigating Watercolor

Instructor: Jean Smyth
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$90
CEU: 1.8

For beginners or those with limited watercolor experience.
Class will begin with the painting of a still life, floral, or landscape.
Students can bring a landscape photo to reproduce.
Techniques to control and work with water will be demonstrated.
Learn techniques for flowers, trees, rocks, and skies.

Course Code: 3004           Thursdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 21            1-4 pm
No class Oct. 14

Course Code: 3005           Thursdays, Oct. 28-Dec. 16           1-4 pm
No class Nov. 11 and Nov. 25

 

Learn to Draw

Instructor: Larry Kleinhenz
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 1.6

Designed to gently immerse beginners into drawing and serve as a refresher course for artists who want to brush up on fundamentals.
Develop and grow skills required while improving both technical and artistic understanding.
Explore illustration, design, photography, and more.
Topics include composition, subject matter, shading techniques, and perspective.

Course Code: 3006           Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9             9-11 am
No class Oct. 12

 

Creative Card Making

Instructor: Joanne Mace
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$60
CEU: 1.2

Everyone still welcomes the enjoyment of opening a handmade card received from friends and family. Learn how to create cards in this new class for beginners and casual or avid crafters.
Learn how to properly use inks, stamps, and papers.
Become inspired with creative layouts, designer series paper, embellishments, and tools.
Watercolor and textured embossing folders will be utilized.
Learn various techniques as you make three to five 3-5 cards each session.

Course Code: 3007           Wednesdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 6         3-5 pm

 

Ceramic Designs: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Sandra Hastings and Paul Haigh
Pinehurst Campus, 002 Kennedy Hall
$130
CEU: 3.0

Whether for personal enrichments or a future career, this hands-on class 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.

Course Code: 3008           Mondays, Sept. 13-Nov. 22          5:30-8:30 pm
No class Oct. 11

Course Code: 3009           Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 17     5:30-8:30 pm
No class Oct. 13

 

Landscape Design for the Sandhills

Instructor: Dee Johnson
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 1.6

This course is for illustrating the principles of landscape design.
Learn how to properly maintain plant materials.
Learn how to complete a design of your own.
Proper maintenance will be taught.

Course Code: 3010           Thursdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28            6-8 pm

 

ABC’s of Gardening in the Sandhills

Instructor: Dee Johnson
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 0.8

Learn how to grow and care for plants in the Sandhills.
Topics will include soil, water, pruning and fertilization.

Course Code: 3011           Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5              3-5 pm

 

Quilting for Beginners

Instructor: Jeanne McGrayne, Sandhills Quilters Guild member
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$115
CEU: 2.0

This class will introduce participants to the basics of quilting.
Fabric and pattern selection, cutting, piecing, and sewing, quilting, and binding your own quilt will be taught.
Various techniques and methods such as patchwork and paper piecing, applique, curves, and others will be demonstrated.
Students can progress at their own pace.
Students will need a working sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, thread, and fabric.

Course Code: 3012           Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 10   5:30-8 pm
No class Oct. 13

 

Beekeeping for Beginner

Instructor: Hugh Madison and Dwight Rickard
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 1.6

Perfect for those curious about beehives or the irreplaceable value of honeybees in our food system.
Build a foundation as a beginner beekeeper.
You will learn about beekeeping equipment, the biology of the honeybee, how to treat and deal with bee stings, what to do when a swarm occurs, general management of beehives, how to extract honey, and how to identify and treat bee diseases.

Course Code: 3013           Thursdays, Sept. 2-Oct. 7               6:30-8:30 pm
Apiary Training  Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23

DANCE & FITNESS

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Line Dancing – Beginner

Instructor: Belinda Musick
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$75
CEU: 1.2

If you’re interested in learning dance moves and building confidence on the dance floor, this class is for you.
For the ultimate beginner. 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.

Course Code: 3014           Tuesdays, Aug. 24-Sept. 28           6-8 pm

Course Code: 3015           Tuesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23             6-8 pm

 

Line Dancing – Improver

Instructor: Belinda Musick
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$75
CEU: 1.2

If you’ve been dancing for some time and mastered basic steps, it’s time to tackle more complex moves.
This course is for non-beginner dancers.
We’ll experience more counts, fun moves, and great music to move towards an improved foundation of dance.

Course Code: 3016           Wednesdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 29   6-8 pm

Course Code: 3017           Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17     6-8 pm

 

Mindful Yoga

Instructor: Gloria Moore
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$78
CEU: 1.1

Mindful Yoga is one of the three major forms of formal meditation techniques blending yoga and mindfulness concepts to create an opportunity to make the mind/body/spirit connection while building strength and flexibility.
Yoga poses are held between 30 seconds to one minute.
Students need to be able to get up and down from the floor on their own.
This course is suitable for all skill levels.

Course Code: 3018           Thursdays, Sept. 2-Nov. 18           5:30-6:30 pm
No class Nov. 11

 

Yin/Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Instructor: Jessica Parfitt
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$78
CEU: 1.3

Vinyasa Flow style builds flexibility, strength, and balance in the body and mind and decrease unhealthy stress responses in everyday life.
Instructor is a clinical therapist and 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.

Course Code: 3019           Wednesdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 8        9-10 am
No class Oct. 13 and Nov. 24

 

Tai Chi Basics

Instructor: Hoyle Purvis
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$120
CEU: 2.0

Tai Chi is a fun, non-competitive activity for all ages combining movement, relaxation and breathing. Increase and enhance the flow of energy in the body.
Improve balance and reduce stress to improve circulation and enhance both physical and mental well-being.
Learn and practice the basic postures of the Tai Chi 24 Form/Beijing Form.

Course Code: 3020
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 22         4-5 pm
No class Oct. 11 and 13

 

Tai Chi Practice

Instructor: Hoyle Purvis
Pinehurst Campus, Blue Hall Gym
$120
CEU: 2.0

Improve and refine postures learned in Tai Chi Basics
Learn several Qi Gong exercises for enhanced stress reduction and improved wellness.
Practice the Beijing Form (working knowledge required).

Course Code: 3021
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 22         3-4 pm
No class Oct. 11 and 13

FILM

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Samurai and Spaghetti Westerns

Instructor: Kevin Lewis, Film Historian
Pinehurst Campus, Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Center
$55 (Seating is limited. Early registration recommended.)
CEU: 1.2

This course explores how Akira Kurosawa was influenced by John Ford whose Westerns became some of our finest films.
Kurosawa directed “The Seven Samurai” which was remade as “The Magnificent Seven” by John Sturges.
“The Hidden Fortress,” a fantasy with Western roots, was the inspiration for “Star Wars”, directed by George Lucas.
“Yojimbo” was the inspiration for the Italian western “A Fistful of Dollars,” directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood.
“Unforgiven” uses both the principles of the Japanese and Italian film forms and Eastwood made a film in Japanese “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

Course Code: 3022
Thursdays, Sept. 2, 16, 30, Oct. 14 and 28              2-4:30 pm

 

Judge and Jury: Courtroom Cinema Across Five Decades

Instructor: Join Ron Layne and Peter Yellen (former Chief Prosecutor for Military Trials with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune and former Chief of Staff to the New York and Arkansas Attorneys General)
Pinehurst Campus, Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Center
$25 (Seating is limited. Early registration recommended.)
CEU: 1.2

Join two of our region’s favorite film aficionados for a head-to-head “narrative vs. courtroom procedures” battle.
The teaching team will test the credibility of a range of Hollywood courtroom dramas.
You be the judge as a retired attorney goes up against a hayseed humanities instructor as they argue the legal accuracy and writer’s license in the cinematic works of five directors who dared to try their hand at legal dramas.

Course Code: 3024
Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2          2-4:30 pm

FINANCE

Financial Decision Making for Retirees

Instructor: Noelle Granville, CSA
Pinehurst Campus
$35
CEU: 0.8

This class will include the following topics:
Investment and estate planning.
Income tax reduction and insurance planning.
Proper portfolio balance to reduce investment risk, getting more income from investments, reducing probate costs and long-term care planning.

Course Code: 3025           Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5              3-5 pm

 

Annuities: Myths and Misconceptions

Instructor: Noelle Granville, CSA
Pinehurst Campus
$35
CEU: 0.6

Demystify the world of annuity investing.
This course covers fixed, indexed, variable, and immediate annuities, as well as buying and investing strategies.
Workbooks and helpful literature are provided.

Course Code: 3026           Thursdays, Oct. 7-21       3-5 pm

LECTURE SERIES

The Justification of Taxation and Just Taxes

Instructor: Dr. Robert F. van Brederode (LLM, PhD)
Pinehurst Campus
$65
CEU: 1.9

A philosophical approach to taxation that will touch on crucial topics.
Learn the foundation for the government’s right to tax, what type of tax is fair compared to other types of taxes (flat tax vs. a progressive income tax) and how much is ones ‘fair share.’
We will discuss whether one should be allowed to refuse to pay tax if they disagree with how the funds are used, if tax planning  is morally acceptable or should there be limitations, and do taxpayers have rights.
This course will help you in better understanding some of the fundamental issues surrounding taxation and help you evaluate tax proposals by politicians, not from a technical but rather from a principled perspective.

Course Code: 3027           Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17   2-4 pm
No class Oct. 13

 

Climate Change: Artists’ Records of Nature Under Threat

Instructor: Molly Gwinn, PhD
Pinehurst Campus, 102/103 Van Dusen Hall
$40 (Seating is limited. Early registration recommended.)
CEU: 0.6

This series of lectures will trace how three artists, John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, and Maya Lin, though separated by 200 years, all bear witness to the vanishing beauty of the natural world.
Learn how over 200 years ago British landscape artists John Constable and J.M.W. Turner studied the effects of modern industry on their nation’s scenery. Their views describe nature as being overwhelmed by industrial processes.
The contemporary artist Maya Lin has an installation in Madison Square Park, NYC entitled “Ghost Forest” as a memorial to what has been lost through the human alteration of air, water, land, and climate.

Course Code: 3028           Tuesdays, Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 16                2-4 pm

 

Genealogy

Instructor: Crystal Taylor
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$60
CEU: 1.2

This course 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. We work to write like an author crafting historical fiction.
Learn genealogy management systems and the best ways to research, record, and share family history.
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.

Course Code: 3029           Mondays, Oct. 18-Nov. 22             1-3 pm

LANGUAGES

French III – Advanced Conversational

Instructor: Carole Hill
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + Text
CEU: 1.8

As a continuation of French II Conversation, this course 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, you will comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written French and manifest further cultural awareness.
Prerequisite: French II Conversation or prior experience.

Course Code: 3030
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 6             6-8 pm

 

French Beginning Conversation

Instructor: Carole Hill
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + Text
CEU: 1.8

This class will provide the foundation to asking and responding to simple questions using basic vocabulary.
Engage in easy conversations and communicate in social, business, and travel situations.
Students will study a variety of basic written materials and master writing simple sentences needed in everyday life.

Course Code: 3031
Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 22         6-8 pm

 

Spanish Beginning Conversation

Instructor: Mercedes Saulsbury
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + Text
CEU: 1.8

This beginner’s class will provide the foundation to asking and responding to simple questions using basic vocabulary.
Engage in easy conversations and communicate in social, business, and travel situations.
Students will study a variety of basic written materials and master writing simple sentences needed in everyday life.
Absorb Spanish culture with learning the language.

Course Code: 3032
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 7   6-8 pm

 

Spanish II Conversation

Instructor: Mercedes Saulsbury
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + Text
CEU: 1.8

Created for students who wish to expand their knowledge gained from Spanish Beginning Conversation.
Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Upon completion, you will comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and manifest further cultural awareness.
Prerequisite: Spanish II Conversation or prior experience.

Course Code: 3033
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 18               6-8 pm
No Class Nov. 11

 

German Beginning Conversation

Instructor: Uschi McGlamery
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 1.8

Develop basic beginner vocabulary and idioms used in everyday situations.
Engage in easy conversations and communicate in social, business, and travel situations.
Class will cover a variety of basic written materials and learn to write simple sentences needed in everyday life.
Worksheets and helpful literature are provided. No text required.

Course Code: 3034
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25        6-8 pm
No class Oct. 11 and 13

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Digital Photography Fundamentals

Instructor: John Patota
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

Take your photography skills from good to great in this course.
Understand your camera controls.
Learn to put a little of yourself into each photo.
Classes will be lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and discussions.

Course Code: 3035           Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9             6-8 pm
No class Oct. 12

Course Code: 3036           Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 10   9 am-Noon
No class Oct. 13

 

Take Fabulous iPhone Photos

Instructor: John Patota
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

Become skilled with the use of your iPhone camera and photo storage.
Learn how to take and edit photos, how to troubleshoot the most common issues and use the best photo apps available.
The class will cover the principles of photography, the art of composition, how to find great lighting and advanced techniques.
Classes will be online lectures, demonstrations, critiques and discussions.
Photo walks to nearby places will also be part of the class, allowing students to apply lessons.

Course Code: 3037           Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4           9 am -Noon

 

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 20 and 21 for Beginners

Instructor: Dale Moegling
Pinehurst Campus, 106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.2

In this course you will learn how to bring old photos back to life and organize and share them using Photoshop Elements 19 and 20.
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 8GB or larger is recommended.

Prerequisite: a working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.

Course Code: 3038
Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 22         1-3 pm

ACTING MASTERCLASSES

Clifton Samuels brings to Sandhills Community College years of experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked in TV, film, and on Broadway as an actor as well as behind the creative table.

The Audition and Interview -— Everything They Don’t Tell You

Whether you would like to perform professionally, or recreationally, this class will aid in sharpening your audition and interview skills.
Learn your type and how to be “on brand.”
We will cover auditions, prescreens, self tapes, headshots, your resumé, repertoire book, monologues, type appropriate material, and wardrobe.
We will learn how to handle a case of the nerves, how to enter and read a room, and remaining flexible in the audition.
Also covered will be social media, how to prep your materials, and delivery.
What your post-audition experience should look like.

This class has yet to be scheduled but will meet twice a week for two weeks. Contact Danaka Bunch at bunchd@sandhills.edu for details once plans are confirmed.

 

On Camera Acting and Audition Intensive

Actors will work in four different mediums: theatre, musical theatre, TV/film, and commercials.
Learn how to dissect scenes, make auditions more professional, calm nerves to remain flexible and grounded in order to craft uniquely original and smart scenes for the camera.
Build confidence and poise to better prep for public speaking, working on camera and in local/professional theatre.

This class has yet to be scheduled but will meet twice a week for four weeks. Contact Danaka Bunch at bunchd@sandhills.edu for details once plans are confirmed.

 

Stage to Screen

The class will prepare a scene from a stage musical and use it for an audition. Students will also contain the scene for the camera.
Scenes will come from musicals like The Prom, Mamma Mia, West Side, 13, A Chorus Line.
This  way of working helps move young artists in the right direction by keeping the performance alive and engaging but simplifying it for the camera.

This class has yet to be scheduled but will meet twice a week for four weeks. Contact Danaka Bunch at bunchd@sandhills.edu for details once plans are confirmed.

 

Vocal Class

This class is for singers who want to sound as good in public as they do in the shower.
Learn how to properly handle a vocal warm-up, song interpretations, and how to move from a scene into song (we will use popular Broadway musicals to practice).
Judging panels usually ask for 16-32 Bar excerpts and you will have to quickly show your stuff. We will help you make the correct choice of songs specific to your talent.
Feedback will be given and improvement will be experienced.

This class has yet to be scheduled but will meet twice a week for three weeks. Contact Danaka Bunch at bunchd@sandhills.edu for details once plans are confirmed.

 

Let’s Make Art

We will take a deep look at each individual, their skill set as either an actor, dancer/mover, vocalist and together create a crafted artistic experience.
A production number from a well-known Broadway show or a group scene from a TV series or movie will be chosen and performed.
The final performance will be recorded and each individual will have their moment to shine.

This class has yet to be scheduled but will meet twice a week for three weeks. Contact Danaka Bunch at bunchd@sandhills.edu for details once plans are confirmed.

CULINARY CLUB

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For your safety, please bring an apron, wear long sleeves, long pants or skirts, and nonslip closed toe-shoes.

Herbs and Spices

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Let Chef share his love of flavors. Mixing, matching, pairing, and the wonderful world of herbs and spices.
We look at some local produce and how we can bring layers of flavor to your garden!
We are going to explore different meats and vegetables and what flavors work well together!
Small bites and nibbles will be prepared by students.

Course Code: 3039           Tuesday, Aug. 17              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3040           Tuesday, Nov. 16              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3041           Tuesday, Dec. 7                 5-7 pm

 

Introduction to Knife Skills

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Have you ever looked at all the knives in a chef’s kitchen kit? Why do they need so many? What do they do with so many knives?
Let’s explore a culinary kit and dive into the fascinating uses of each piece inside.
Learn handling and cutting techniques to ensure your safety and efficiency with kitchen tools.
Quick potato hash with onion peppers bacon and cheddar cheese with our amazing knife cuts!

Course Code: 3042           Monday, Aug. 23              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3043           Tuesday, Oct. 26               5-7 pm

Course Code: 3044           Monday, Nov. 15              5-7 pm

 

Grill Safety and Cookery

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

We are going to look at gas and electric grills.
How to keep your grill clean and safe.
How to prepare your grill before cooking and seasoning after cooking.
Feel comfortable cooking with charcoal wood or gas.
We will also grill chicken breast and burgers to practice what we learn.

Course Code: 3045           Tuesday, Aug. 24              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3046           Monday, Sept. 27             5-7 pm

 

Sous Vide

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

“Under Pressure” Sure we feel like this every day.
Learn a new cooking method and be introduced to a new way to eat great and have extra flavorful and moist meats.
Along with easy prep that does not leave you worried to leave the house.

Course Code: 3047           Monday, Aug. 30              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3048           Monday, Sept. 20             5-7 pm

Course Code: 3049           Tuesday, Oct. 5  5-7 pm

Course Code: 3050           Monday, Oct. 25               5-7 pm

Course Code: 3051           Monday, Nov. 22              5-7 pm

 

Truffles

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.3

This hands-on class teaches you to make truffles, flavored truffles, and you will bring home a little sample box of your creations.

Course Code: 3052           Tuesday, Aug. 31              1-4 pm

Course Code: 3053           Tuesday, Nov. 2                1-4 pm

 

Bar-B Q

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2
Get our 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 bar b q sauce.
Learn the art and create your own barbecue at home you will love and pass down for generations.

Course Code: 3054           Tuesday, Aug. 31              5-7 pm

Course Code: 3055           Monday, Sept. 13             5-7 pm

Course Code: 3056           Tuesday, Sept. 28             5-7 pm

Course Code: 3057           Monday, Oct. 18               5-7 pm

Course Code: 3058           Monday, Nov. 8                 5-7 pm

Course Code: 3059           Monday, Nov. 29              5-7 pm

 

Cake Decorating

Instructor: Chef Felicia Everts
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

With practice and patience, magnificent cake decorating can be learned.
Students will build and stack a 6” cake that has already been baked ahead of time then frost the stacked cake and decorate.
Beginning with the basics, students will be shown how to use cake combs as well as basic piping techniques to decorate.

Course Code: 3060           Friday, Sept. 3    5-7 pm

 

Advanced Truffles

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$150, CEU: 0.4

Learn how to temper chocolate and use basic piping skills to decorate truffles.
Learn the many ways to decorate truffles.
Class includes dipping in tempered chocolate and piping.

Course Code: 3061           Tuesday, Sept. 7               1-5 pm

Course Code: 3062           Tuesday, Nov. 9                1-5 pm

 

Advanced Knife Skills

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

We are digging deeper in our knife skills with this class.
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.
Baked fish filet to be prepared by students.

Course Code: 3063           Tuesday, Sept. 7               5-7 pm

Course Code: 3064           Tuesday, Sept. 21             5-7 pm

Course Code: 3065           Tuesday, Oct. 19               5-7 pm

Course Code: 3066           Tuesday, Nov. 23              5-7 pm

 

Mini Eclairs and Mini Cream Puffs

Instructor: Chef Felicia Everts
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Students will learn how to make mini eclairs and cream puffs.
Starting with making pate choux, then piping the pate choux on a sheet to bake.
You will make a filling with whipped cream and premade pastry cream.
Then learning how to dip the mini eclairs and cream puffs in a simple chocolate ganache that the classnwill make while the eclairs and cream puffs are baking.

Course Code: 3067           Monday, Sept. 13             5-7 pm

 

Instapot Winners

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Instapots are particularly useful when you know how to use it.
Time saving and extremely rewarding when a quick meal is needed.
Let us take a look at different recipes and make some quick chicken parmesan in our instapot.

Course Code: 3068           Tuesday, Sept. 14             5-7 pm

Course Code: 3069           Monday, Oct. 4                  5-7 pm

Course Code: 3070           Tuesday, Nov. 2                 5-7 pm

Course Code: 3071           Monday, Dec. 6                 5-7 pm

 

Gluten-Free Baking

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$150, CEU: 0.4

Gluten getting you gloomy?
Learn to bake without gluten or with gluten substitutes.
Class will make incredible tasting pizza dough and cookies.

Course Code: 3072           Wednesday, Sept. 15      1-5 pm

Course Code: 3073           Wednesday, Oct. 20        1-5 pm

 

Don’t Be Afraid of Bread

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$150, CEU: 0.5

Make dinner rolls and a loaf of crusty bread.

Course Code: 3074          Friday, Oct. 1      9 am-2 pm

Course Code: 3075           Friday, Dec. 3     9 am-2 pm

 

Hot Coco Bombs

Instructor: Chef Felicia Everts
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Students will learn how to work with chocolate to form a round empty chocolate sphere.
Before closing the sphere will fill it with mini marshmallows and hot coco mix.
Students will then decorate the outside of round sphere and take home to enjoy with family.
Halloween themed for Oct. and Christmas themed for Nov.

Course Code: 3076           Friday, Oct. 1                      5-7 pm

Course Code: 3077           Monday, Nov. 29              5-7 pm

 

Baklava

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.3

Create crisp, flaky, and light yet rich, filled with fragrant nuts and spices and sweetened just enough traditional Turkish dessert.
Go home with pieces to share!

Course Code: 3078           Wednesday, Oct. 6          1-4:30 pm

Course Code: 3079           Wednesday, Dec. 1          1-4:30 pm

 

Pie Making

Instructor: Chef Monica Midgette
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.3

Pies always soggy, or crust not quite, right?
Learn how to make your favorite pies like a pro so you are ready for Thanksgiving.
Make an apple pie to go home with.

Course Code: 3080           Wednesday, Oct. 13        1-4:30 pm

Course Code: 3081           Wednesday, Nov. 10       1-4:30 pm

 

Sticky Buns

Instructor: Chef Felicia Everts
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Students will go through the process of making the dough for the sticky buns and then assembling the buns to bake.
Each student will leave with a dozen sticky buns to share with family.

Course Code: 3082           Monday, Oct. 18               5-7 pm

 

Soups

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

A professional look at soups and some great cold day recipes to warm you up.
Let us learn why professional culinarians love soup.
Take home some fresh prepared soups by the class.

Course Code: 3083           Monday, Nov. 1 5-7 pm

 

Christmas Cookies

Instructor: Chef Felicia Everts
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Students will learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing with the flooding method.
Sugar cookies, Gingerbread cookies, Linzer cookies.
Cookies will be baked ahead of time as will the icing.
In class students will make Linzer cookies and then fill them.

Course Code: 3084           Friday, Nov. 5     5-7:30 pm

 

Garde Manger

Instructor: Chef Jason Matthews
Pinehurst Campus, Culinary Main Kitchen, Little Hall
$75, CEU: 0.2

Dive into the art of the cold kitchen learn how to create cold soups and dishes to blow your guest away.
Those hot days could call for a beautiful cucumber and mango soup, or those spring evening gazpachos!

Course Code: 3085           Tuesday, Nov. 9 5-7 pm

Course Code: 3086           Tuesday, Nov. 30              5-7 pm