BCCC Briefs: May 28-29, 2016

Published 7:50 pm Friday, May 27, 2016

BCCC announces Con Ed opportunities

The following exciting classes and seminars are available through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call Eva Peartree at 252-940-6375 or email eva.peartree@beaufortccc.edu.


Smartphone workshops


These small classes will provide one with the instruction and guidance to use the Android phone, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet one brings to class. Matthew Manning will add to students’ knowledge of apps, security settings, set-up options and entertainment features. These advanced classes will teach students to take pictures, share them and use cloud storage. The advanced Android class will take place on May 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and costs just $15. The advanced iPhone class will take place on June 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and costs just $15.

BCCC GARDEN EXCURSION: Students can learn about American Impressionism and how it connects with the 19th-century Garden Movement.

GARDEN EXCURSION: Students can learn about American Impressionism and how it connects with the 19th-century Garden Movement.


Art in the garden excursion


The North Carolina Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, helps explain American Impressionism and its fascination with gardens. Students will learn much from Hassam’s colorful paintings of Celia Thaxter’s New Hampshire garden, and will discover new ways to appreciate their own eastern N.C. gardens. On June 7, Kieth Lyon, BCCC history instructor, will present a program on American Impressionism and its links to the late 19th-century Garden Movement. On June 11, the class will travel to Raleigh and enjoy a docent-led tour of the Childe Hassam exhibition. The class will also have time to explore the Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings exhibit. Participants can eat at Iris, the museum’s restaurant, if they choose. Afterward, the class will stroll the J.C. Raulston Arboretum perennial border. Students will return home inspired to paint, garden or both. The all-inclusive fee for the class is $75.


Facebook workshops


Facebook has revolutionized the way people stay in touch with friends, kids, grandchildren and even institutions and businesses. Jessica Crocker will show students the best way to use this social media application. She can take students from setting up an account to the best practices for managing an existing page. She will explain posting pictures, sharing videos and music and security measures. Students will spend three hours in a computer lab learning about features.

The cost of this course is just $25. Two sessions will take place on June 15, one beginning at 9 a.m. and the other beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Kitchen design workshop


Stacey Fuldner, interior designer, will take participants through a step-by-step review of her kitchen redesign and renovation. She shares useful guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, along with architectural standards for kitchens.

Participants can bring individualized plans to work on during the class. Students will have the knowledge and confidence to carry out renovations after the class. One session takes place on June 8 from 9-11 a.m. Another session will take place on June 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. This class costs only $20.