Community Enrichment

communityenrichTri-County’s Community Enrichment classes let students explore their creativity and expand their mind. Classes cover subjects including Arts & Music, Cooking, Dance, Fitness & Recreation, Genealogy, Hobbies & Crafts, Language, Personal Enrichment, and more.

This program consists of avocational, practical skills, and academic courses. Avocational courses focus on an individual’s personal or leisure needs rather than his occupation, profession, or employment. Practical skills courses consist of single courses, designed to provide practical training for persons pursuing additional skills, which are not considered their major or primary vocation but may supplement income or may reasonably lead to employment. Academic courses consist of single courses designed to serve the academic educational needs of adult citizens, including courses in humanities, mathematics and science, and social science.

If you have an area of expertise, and would be interested in teaching one of these non-credit Community Enrichment courses, please contact Lisa Thompson Long or Ginger Hubbard.

Classes Offered at the Main Campus


 

Animal Husbandry

NEW Chickens – Winterize your Chicken Flock: Prepare your chickens for cold weather and keep your hens laying all winter long. In this fun class, learn about housing, feeding, and lights for healthy productive chickens. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW COURSES COMING SUMMER 2018:

Introduction to Animal Assisted Interventions: This course introduces the field of human-animal interventions in human services. Topics include personal/professional characteristics, animal behavioral profiles, diversity of populations served, disciplines in the field, ethical standards and major theoretical and intervention approaches. Upon completion, students should be able to clearly articulate the knowledge, skills and roles of the animal in Animal Assisted Interventions in mental health settings. Limited to 20 students. 10 participants with dogs and 10 observers/without dogs. This course is open to professionals in mental health and social work. CEUs may be available.

Instructors: McNamara/Hearl Min: 8

TBA MTWTH
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $375
(Includes one-hour lunch)

Advanced Animal Assisted Interventions: This course provides exposure to techniques and approaches for implementing animal interactions in mental health counseling. Emphasis is placed on competence in animal handling and management skills necessary for development as a well-rounded, responsible animal handler including components critical to the animals’ well-being, and applying knowledge and animal handling skills for creating safe and effective, goal oriented interactions within various human service and educational environments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to identify interaction risks, animal handling and training practices, and assess animal interaction effectiveness.

Introduction to Animal Assisted Interventions must be completed before admission this course. Limited to 20 students. 10 participants with dogs and 10 observers/without dogs. This course is open to professionals in mental health and social work. CEUs may be available.

Instructors: McNamara/Hearl Min: 8

TBA MTWTH
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $375
(Includes one-hour lunch)

Beginning Beekeeping: Learn about this intriguing craft from a certified Master Beekeeper. Topics will include Introduction to Beekeeping, How to Start a Hive & the Equipment Needed, Swarm Control, Pest Control, Diseases, Honey Harvesting, Winterizing Your Bees, and Preparing for the Next Year. 16 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Arts and Crafts

Bead Weaving: So many beads, so little time! Within this class students will learn different types of stitches used to weave beads into three-dimensional shapes, distinct textures and patterns to create jewelry or to embellish baskets or other creative projects. Beginners welcome. Additional cost for supplies. 24 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Drawing in Pen & Ink: This course offers a load of information to help participants master ink drawing. A variety of materials will be shown and demonstrated. Students will learn how to use different mark-making techniques in order to create tonal values to render volume, and to create various textural effects. The use of wet ink washes will also be presented. Call for list of supplies. Maximum enrollment – 10. 6 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Edible Creations: Learn the basics of decorating cakes, cookies, and cupcakes then dazzle your friends and family with your newfound talent. Instruction on usage of various decorating tips and recipes for icings used will be included. Additional cost for supplies. Call for list. 18 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Pioneer Hand Quilting: No sewing machine or hoops required! This type of quilting is done in your lap and can be done while camping, watching sports events, or in your front porch rocker. Come join the fun and find a new joy in life. This class is geared toward beginners and features a Fall Table Runner. Additional $10 supply fee (included in price listed). 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Quilting: Basic sewing and machine skills are necessary but both beginning and intermediate/advanced students are welcome to participate. Whether you’re a beginner and need help getting started or if you’ve been quilting for some time and need help with your project, come and join. The pattern to be featured will be announced prior to beginning date of class. Come join the fun and creativity. Students should bring their personal portable sewing machine. 24 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Sewing (Beginning): Learn the basics of sewing skills from an experienced seamstress in this four-week class. It is preferable that students bring their own machine but not required. Additional $10 supply fee (included in price listed). 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Genealogy Classes

Searching for Your Ancestors: Who am I and where did I come from? That intriguing question has made genealogy research one of America’s most popular hobbies. However, where does one begin such research? What resources exist? How can you prove that what you find is true and valid? How do you go beyond America’s borders to find roots in other English speaking nations? Searching for your Ancestors offers the beginner and even experienced genealogists alike a fresh approach to genealogy research. Subjects cover the full gambit from organizing your research to exploring your family history using traditional and electronic research, social media, and the newest genealogy tool – DNA testing. Whether you are new to genealogy or have been family hunting since microfilm days, this course will assist you in researching your family in the 21st century. This course is a prerequisite for many of the advanced genealogy courses offered at TCCC. 32.5 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Legacy 9 Genealogy Software: You can do genealogy on paper. That is how it was done until only a few decades ago. However, if you are researching your family history and not using genealogy software, why? This genealogy class is an introductory course teaching the fundamentals of the new Legacy 9, the gold standard of genealogy software. It will include instruction on the program menus, basic data entry, importing and exporting projects, SourceWriter, creating and printing reports, hashtags and all of the new features in Legacy 9 and more. This course is a requirement to take any of the advanced Legacy courses offered at TCCC. The class is open for all students interested in genealogy and documenting their family history, so there is no prerequisite. 32.5 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Language

Conversational Spanish (FLI 3717): This fun and interactive course provides an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Invitate a friend or someone you know to join you in this class as you will be working with a partner for the speaking portion of this this class. There will be an emphasis placed on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for language acquisition. Upon completion, you should be able to identify and apply basic grammar concepts, display cultural awareness, and communicate simple Spanish phrases. 24 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Sign Language: This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. 48 hrs

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Literary Arts

Creative Writing: Perhaps you want to write about your life for your family and leave a legacy for your grandchildren. Perhaps you have always had stories wandering around in your brain and you want to write fiction. Perhaps you are a secret poet but not sure if what you are writing is actually poetry. Perhaps you write prose, creative non-fiction, poetry, articles, or anecdotes. Perhaps you aren’t sure what you like to write. We will answer your questions and help you discover your writing niche. We will use feedback from your classmates to help clean up any mistakes, to learn what an editor looks for and what he doesn’t want. We will write short pieces each week. Also included will be definition of literary terms and how to beware of scams in publishing. This class is for new or beginning writers. 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

“How to Get Published”: You have your manuscript written and now you are wondering how to get it published. Attend this workshop to get some of your questions answered from an experienced published author. There will be an additional $5 fee for handouts. 3.5 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Writing Your Life Stories for Your Family or for Publication: Our life stories are a precious legacy. Putting them in writing is a gift to all who know and love us—they can be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come. Facts bring us knowledge, but stories bring us wisdom. If you are interested in writing family/personal life stories – those significant tales of adventure, transition, love, loss, and triumph, as well as the lovely everyday moments shared with loved ones from the past or the present, come learn specific tools and techniques to retrieve and record them. Students will write a short piece each week. This class is structured for intermediate or advanced students who have completed at least one writing class. 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Medicinal Herbs

NEW Insect Repellent: Learn how to use plants that are native to our area to create a repellent to discourage insect pests in this ‘make and take’ class. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.
Instructor: Taylor Min: 4

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Healing Salves: Students will extract and utilize herbs for medicinal purposes in creating salves and ointments. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Tinctures: Learn to make these liquid extracts made from herbs. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Essential Oil Basics: In this ‘make and take’ class, students will learn to extract oils from various plants and herbs. Basic uses of essential oils will also be covered. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

One Meeting Marvels

 

NEW Basics of Basket Weaving: Weave common, useable baskets within these five-hour classes as you gain understanding of the basic techniques involved. All levels of experience welcome. Each class builds upon skills gained in previous class as students use the same techniques and learn new ones. However, there are no prerequisites and students may enroll in their choice of class(es). Additional cost involved for supplies and materials which the students will purchase from the instructor (less than $30 per basket). 5 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Bonsai: Are you interested in the Japanese art of miniature tree forms? This two-hour class provides an excellent opportunity to learn and explore this art form. Trees and containers provided for a $15 materials fee (included). 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Painting with Pencils: This three-hour class provides an opportunity to explore Prismacolor colored pencils as medium choice. You will learn special techniques with pencils that make your creation look “painted” instead of “penciled”. Students will be guided step-by-step by the instructor in completing the class project. If time permits, other projects can be worked on. Instructor will provide paper and Prismacolor pencils or students may choose to bring their own Prismacolor pencils. All levels of experience welcome. Class dates and projects to be determined. 3 hrs.

Instructor: Barton Min: 4; Max: 12
TBD W
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $20

Terrarium Making: We will use a variety of containers (recycled) or students may bring their own and learn the best-suited plants and planting process for this popular miniature garden concept. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Painting

Main Campus Location:

Oil Painting: You will receive lots of individualized attention & instruction within these various classes popular for both beginning and intermediate students. Beginning students will learn basic painting principles and techniques including color mixing, shading, and highlighting. More advanced students will continue to develop your own personal style while renewing your skills in basics and color mixing. Students are required to furnish your own brushes and canvases. Dates subject to change. 18 hrs. Main Campus Location.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Realistic Painting: Learn to create a realistic painting using underpainting, layering, and glazing techniques in this class that is open to all levels of expertise. Students will learn using their chosen medium of watercolor or acrylic. New students will learn to mix colors and to deal with light and shadow. Returning students will refine skills and techniques. Additional cost for supplies. 32 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW The Magic of Watercolor: Have you ever admired the beauty of a watercolor painting and wondered how it was done? Then this class is for you! In this basic foundational class, students will learn which materials to use and basic techniques that will enable them to create a beautiful painting. The instructor will demonstrate a step and then students will complete the same process before continuing to the next. This process allows students to confidently complete a watercolor painting. Geared toward beginning and intermediate students. A $20 supply fee covers the use of a palette and paints specific to the projects in this four-week class (fee included in price listed below). Also included is the use of brushes and spray bottles, plus watercolor paper, mat, backing, and acid-free envelope for completed projects. Students are asked to bring a dishtowel or sponge, a roll of paper towels, a pencil, and two small containers for water. Students will have the opportunity to purchase the provided palette upon conclusion of the class. However, if students have some watercolor experience, they may bring their own paints, palettes, etc. and be exempt from the $20 supply fee.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Andrews Office

Oil Painting: You will receive lots of individualized attention & instruction within these classes popular for both beginning and intermediate students. Beginning students will learn basic painting principles and techniques including color mixing, shading, and highlighting. More advanced students will continue to develop your own personal style while renewing your skills in basics and color mixing. Students are required to furnish your own brushes and canvases. Dates subject to change. 18 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Clay County Senior Center

Oil Painting: You will receive lots of individualized attention & instruction within these classes popular for both beginning and intermediate students. Beginning students will learn basic painting principles and techniques including color mixing, shading, and highlighting. More advanced students will continue to develop your own personal style while renewing your skills in basics and color mixing. Students are required to furnish your own brushes and canvases. 18 hrs.

Hayesville – Clay County Senior Center.
Instructor: Hawkins Min: 8

*Class will be scheduled when the minimum number of students has registered. For more information please contact Lisa Long at (828) 835-4241 or llong@tricountycc.edu.

Performing Arts

Guitar Demystified: Beginning something new can be intimidating – but not when you are learning guitar from Wendell. He’s an experienced player who can teach you the important things all players should know. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner to the experienced player. 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Photography

Digital Photography: Learn what all those buttons and menu settings are for and how to get the most out of your camera. Items covered will include stopping motions, blurring the background, taking photos in low light or dark. Other items covered will be composition, lighting techniques, and basic editing without Photoshop. 18 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Photoshop for Photographers: Remove old boyfriends, repair cracks, and add absent family member to your pictures. Also learn to erase electrical lines and unwanted parts of a photographic image. Learn to edit, add to, and change an image. This program can make a person appear thinner by 50 lbs., add makeup, color in sunsets and more. Adobe Photoshop is the best and most used program for digitally editing photographs. Photoshop Elements or Adobe Lightroom are not covered within this class. Basic computer knowledge is required including cutting and pasting, downloading picture to your computer or a drive, and basic movement of the mouse. 24 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Fall Photography: Learn tips and tricks to get amazing images of the fall colors. Gain unique perception for trees, streams, and mountains to showcase the beauty of the area we live in. Topics include composition, color management, and angles to get the best view. Some editing tips will be covered.

Instructor: Harris Min:6
October 24 – October 31 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $35

Classes Offered at The Graham County Center


 

Animal Husbandry

Becoming a Beekeeper: This class will prepare students with no beekeeping experience to become beginning beekeepers. This course will focus on organic honey bee management techniques and keeping bees as naturally as possible. Upon completion of this course students will have an understanding and knowledge of: Beekeeping equipment and tools, basic honey bee biology and the dynamics of a beehive, interacting with and managing honeybee colonies, pests and diseases, what beekeepers do though out the year, honey and other gifts from the hive. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a live colony of honeybees. Additional materials cost of $20. Students will be required to purchase student insurance for $.55 16 hrs.

Instructor: Wehr Min: 6

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Lisa Long at (828) 835-4241 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Arts & Crafts

Oil Painting: These classes are popular for both beginning and intermediate students. Beginning students will learn basic painting principles and techniques including color mixing, shading, and highlighting. More advanced students will continue to develop your own personal style while renewing your skills in basics and color mixing. Please call Graham County Center, (828) 479-9256, for supply list. 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

One Meeting Marvels

NEW Insect Repellent: Learn how to use plants that are native to our area to create a repellent to discourage insect pests in this ‘make and take’ class. Additional $15 supply fee included. Class will meet at Taylor’s Greenhouse. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Healing Salves: Students will extract and utilize herbs for medicinal purposes in creating salves and ointments. Additional $15 supply fee included. Class will meet at Taylor’s Greenhouse. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Tinctures: Learn to make these liquid extracts made from herbs. Additional $15 supply fee included. Class will meet at Taylor’s Greenhouse. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

NEW Essential Oil Basics: In this ‘make and take’ class, students will learn to extract oils from various plants and herbs. Basic uses of essential oils will also be covered. Additional $15 supply fee included. Class will meet at Taylor’s Greenhouse. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Terrarium Making: We will use a variety of containers (recycled) or students may bring their own and learn the best-suited plants and planting process for this popular miniature garden concept. Additional $15 supply fee included. 2 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Performing Arts

Guitar Demystified: Beginning something new can be intimidating – but not when you are learning guitar from Wendell. He’s an experienced player who can teach you the important things all players should know. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner to the experienced player. 12 hrs.

Please call 835-4241 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Many more classes available at the Graham County Center. Please call 828-479-9256 to put your name on the interest list for any of the following:

Aquaponics
Candle Making
Calligraphy
Cherokee Language
Clay
Conversational Spanish
Couponing
Dancing
Drawing
Financial Planning
Floral Design
Gourd Crafting
Jewelry Making
Needlecrafts
Paper Art
Pastels
Sign Language
Woodcarving
Yoga