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Summer Creative Living Classes at SCC

Take a class in Tai Chi, yoga, or oil painting this summer. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself by taking a new class or deepen your understanding of a particular topic, The Center for Creative Living can help you reach your personal goals in order to achieve a more intellectually rewarding life.

“Oil Painting Workshop” is for the intermediate to more advanced student. It picks up where Oil Painting Basics ends. Students bring their own supplies and typically paint in the style of the old masters, beginning the painting with a value painting base and adding layers upon layers of transparent paint. Accomplished artist Jean Frost offers tips and suggestions, and each class ends with a group critique where students help each other grow in their abilities.

“Oil Painting Workshop” will be held on Fridays, July 12-Aug. 16 from 9 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $115.

Join Chef Ducker and Chef Brunner to learn innovative mousse and dessert techniques using creative molds, décor and mirror glazes in “Entremet and Petite Gateaux Production.” Seating is limited. This class will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 5-13 from 3-5:30 p.m. The cost is $125.

Tai Chi is a fun, non-competitive activity for all ages combining movement, relaxation and breathing to increase and enhance the flow of energy in the body, to 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 in “Tai Chi Basics.”

“Tai Chi Basics” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-Aug. 13 from 1:30-3 p.m. The cost is $125.

“Explore Yoga” is for anyone interested in learning about yoga practice and all of its benefits. Both informative and engaging, develop a safe physical practice and how the physical aspect is just one component of the mind-body connection. This is a great opportunity for learning stress reduction techniques, developing strength, and gaining flexibility. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat.

“Explore Yoga” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-Aug. 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. A second class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-Aug. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $125.

You brush your teeth twice a day, right? Then why leave the house before brushing your mind? Learn tools to develop a regular meditation practice in “Meditation Exploration.” Calm your body, mind, and soul while finding awareness of your true being.

“Meditation Exploration” will be held on Fridays, May 24-Aug. 9 from 8:30-10 a.m. The cost is $75.

“AcroYoga” is a physical practice combining yoga and acrobatics to create community through beautiful and balanced routines between partners and groups. The practice includes a dynamic solar side as well as a healing therapeutic lunar side. No experience or partner is necessary — this is a beginner course but open to all levels.

“AcroYoga” will be held on Mondays, May 20-Aug. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Registration

Register in the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall on the Pinehurst campus at 3395 Airport Road. Registration by phone with a credit card can be made by calling (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until Noon.

For online registration, visit www.sandhills.edu/continuing-education link. Select “Registration and Payment” on the left sidebar and follow the instructions.

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