With the start of the new year, Sandhills Community College has opened its doors to the public once more. This spring, sign up for safe, socially distanced classes with the SCC Center for Creating Living. Try your hand at pottery, tai chi, culinary arts, and more from the comfort of your own home or the welcoming environment of Sandhills Community College.
Since Creative Living Classes are available to anyone who wishes to take them, participants do not have to be registered SCC students, apply for financial aid, or pursue a degree. All that is required of potential students is a one-time registration fee.
“Creative Living Classes are a great way to get yourself out and about while also taking the opportunity to learn something new,” says SCC Engagement Coordinator Abegail Murphy. “They give you a chance to try something you’ve either always wanted to do, or maybe that you wouldn’t have otherwise considered.”
This spring, SCC will be offering enrichment classes that appeal to almost everyone’s inner artist. Oil painting, pottery, quilting, landscape design, and photography may appeal to a hands-on artist looking to learn a new skill or sharpen an old one.
In addition, over a dozen culinary classes are available once again this semester. From “Kid Friendly Dinners” for the family to “Garde Manger” for the adventurous, there seems to be a culinary class for every skill level. Participants can choose from a list of baking courses, kitchen skills, meal preparation, and even a course on serving the perfect Easter Brunch.
Students are invited to get moving with a selection of dance and fitness classes. In February and March, SCC will be offering classes in line dancing, restorative yoga, and tai chi to get the community up and active.
“Challenge yourself with a new skill or deepen your understanding of a particular topic. The Center for Creative Living can help you reach your personal goals to achieve an intellectually rewarding life,” explains the Sandhills website.
While there is a huge variety of “fun” classes, Sandhills also offers educational Creative Living classes in subjects such as financing, history, personal enrichment, and technology. Students can even broaden their horizons by learning a new language on their free time. Spanish, French, and American Sign Language courses are currently being held on campus.
“It’s never too late to enrich yourself,” notes Abegail. “There’s no age limit on learning. Sandhills is an extremely nonjudgmental environment where everyone is welcome.”
For more information and a comprehensive list of Creative Living Classes currently offered at Sandhills Community College, please visit www.sandhills.edu/lifelong-learning-institute-classes.