Upcoming classes at Beaufort Community College

Published 2:30 pm Friday, August 25, 2017

These classes are available through Beaufort County Community College’s Continuing Education Division. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates.


Sharon Owens is a Kripalu Yoga-certified instructor, and she will lead students to practice movement, breathing work and meditation to become present in the moment and fully alive. The stretching is gentle, and the benefits are immeasurable. Students will need to bring their own mat. Other equipment will be supplied. This $36 class will begin Sept. 7 and run from 5:50-6:45 p.m.

Cake Decorating I

This year, students’ holiday baking will be so much more inviting after they learn to decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies from Michele Daniels. In this class, they will learn to decorate cakes that will delight their family and friends. They will master elegant borders using shells, rosettes and stars, and create lovely flowers such as roses, rosebuds, sweet peas and pansies. Holiday baking will not be the same after Cake Decorating I. A supply list is available upon registration. This $50 class will take place Monday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sept. 11.

Pamlico’s Past

This is a special place, and exploring the history of the area will make students appreciate it even more. Ray Midgett will connect local towns and the Pamlico River to the Outer Banks and beyond. Students will discover how this area developed, and why the river is so crucial to the settlement of the region. The Sept. 26 session is a walking tour of Washington’s waterfront. Midgett’s understanding of recorded history and all the accompanying, charming anecdotes will make this class a pleasure. The $40 class will begin Sept. 19 and runs on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.

Making Monotype Prints

Every monotype print is unique. No experience is needed to make these charming prints that can be used for greeting cards, gift tags or frameable art. Dottie Ann Walker will lead students to use natural materials to make their own prints, and she will guide them to add layers of color. Every participant will make numerous prints and will carry home a printmaking base for future projects. This is a great pre-holiday workshop, and all supplies are included in the $40 fee. Classes will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon starting Sept. 25.

Knife Skills

Chef Morten Hoj will teach students which knife is best for various kitchen tasks, and he will guide them as they learn to make the proper cuts. Hoj will demonstrate the best way to use knives, and students will practice cutting many fruits and vegetables to gain good knife control. All students will butcher a chicken, and the class will dress beef tenderloin. Sharpening, storage and maintenance of your knives are also important skills the class will address. Students may use college knives or bring their favorites from home. The food that gets cooked up will be a good snack to reward perfect slicing and dicing. This $40 class begins Oct. 24 and will run on Tuesdays from 6-9 p