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Personal Enrichment

Class/Training Schedules

The purpose of the Personal Enrichment Program is to provide lifelong learning to meet individual needs and interests,

and contribute to the community’s overall cultural, civic, and intellectual growth.

We offer a number of affordable, non-credit classes that allow students to explore their personal interests. Classes are held in a non-competitive environment allowing students to choose as many classes as they would like.

Our Class List:

To be eligible you must be under the age of 25, recommended by one of the Assistant District Attorneys or your attorney; and must complete the class by the second court date. This program may allow you to receive a reduction from the charged infraction to a lesser charge. Alive at 25 (a nationally accredited program) is a 4 hour training class. It speaks directly to drivers about the dangers they face, without pulling any punches. Participants are actively involved in discussions about peer pressure, attitudes, substance abuse, rules of the road and taking responsibility. Topics include: speeding, following distance, sharing the road with large trucks and other vehicles, cell phone use, and safety belts. All students will receive a 28 page class guide and certificate upon completion.
To be eligible you must be over the age of 25, recommended by one of the Assistant District Attorneys or your attorney; and must complete the class by the second court date. This program may allow you to receive a reduction to a lesser charge. It is targeted to adults and is a nationally accredited 4 hour training class. Topics include: speeding, following distance, sharing the road with large trucks and other vehicles, cell phone use, and safety belts. All students will receive a class guide and certificate upon completion.
This workshop will be offered Feb. 5, 2018. Please send an email to ped@vgcc.edu if you are interested.

A series of courses specifically for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. This workshop serves as an introduction to the program and covers the fundamentals of owning and operating a mobile food unit.

Grab life by the bars! This class was created for students with little or no experience, but even seasoned riders have found this class to be beneficial. Riders of all levels are welcome. We provide motorcycles for training. Helmets will be provided if necessary. Students need to wear: long pants, a long-sleeve shirt / jacket, boots that cover the ankles, full-fingered gloves, and eye protection such as sunglasses or a face shield on a helmet.

This class is physically demanding. You must be able to ride a bicycle and handle a 300lb motorcycle on the range for 6 hours each day. We rarely cancel due to weather, so please factor that into the decision.

You will be required to take a 4 hour online class and provide the certificate on Saturday morning. The cost is included in the class.
Refunds are not given after the class has started.

Creative Design – This course is for all levels. Learn new techniques or define your personal style for original paintings using watercolors, oils, or acrylics.

Portrait Painting – Learn techniques and methods to create your very own portrait painting. (All levels welcomed.)

Exploring Mixed Media & Acrylic – Create a multi media project in this course. Add dimension to your work.

Watercolor – This course will focus on watercolor techniques (Fall 2017 – Tuesday am)

Experience the joy of creating a doll masterpiece.

Use a mold to design a unique piece.

Or, explore other techniques.

Hand Stitch – Traditional methods for creating your quilt

Machine Stitch

Beginning Sewing

This 10 week class will cover several basic sewing projects. It will be held on Monday nights from 6-9pm in the Textile Room in Building 5 – 5203. Sewing machines will be provided. Students need to provide their own materials.

Projects:

A large tote bag, Apron or Placemats, Pillow Cover & Basic use of commercial pattern for 2 simple clothing items.

Student supplied materials:

Supplies needed for 1st project:

Materials: 1 yard woven cotton, 1 yard coordinating woven cotton for lining, 1 yard craft batting or fusible batting or 1 5/8 yard heavier fusible interfacing, all-purpose thread to match fabric, large button for decoration.

Tools: Tape Measure, Seam Gauge, Pins with plastic or glass heads (quilting length), Pin Cushion or magnetic pin holder, Seam Ripper, Needles for Hand Sewing, Thimble, Small Scissors for snipping threads, Dressmaker Shears (used for cutting fabric only), Soap Slivers for marking on fabric, Water Soluble Marking Pen, small basket or container to put supplies.

Book: $18. Instructor will have on hand for purchase

Sewing – Intermediate / Advanced

Students will get the opportunity to work on more advanced projects with the instructor’s guidance.

Tools : Tape Measure, Seam Gauge, Pins with plastic or glass heads (quilting length), Pin Cushion or magnetic pin holder, Seam Ripper, Needles for Hand Sewing, Thimble, Small Scissors for snipping threads, Dressmaker Shears (used for cutting fabric only), Soap Slivers for marking on fabric, Water Soluble Marking Pen, small basket or container to put supplies.

Learn the history, the different types of teas and their usage. And, how to attend or host your very own English Tea party with class and style. “Let’s have a tea party”

For More Information: Please send an email. It is the best way to get answers quickly.

ped@vgcc.edu • (252) 738-3385

Building 7, Room 7101J, Main Campus – Henderson, NC

Office Hours: 8:30-3:00 M-TH Closed on Friday. Anything received after hours will be processed the next business day.

Our classes close automatically a week before the class begins. They may close sooner if we reach the maximum number of students. To be included on the roster, you must both register and pay before the deadline.

Refunds: For Self-Supporting Classes (all Personal Enrichment) no refunds will be given after the class has started, unless the class is canceled.