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Mayland Community College Now Offering Continuing Education Classes in Banner Elk

Want to build your skills or try something new? Mayland Community College will now offer continuing education classes at the Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Circle SE in downtown Banner Elk. Course offerings are listed below. Call 828-733-5883 or register online at mayland.edu/continuing-education.For more information about Mayland Community College, check out mayland.edu.



Microsoft Word (24 Hours)

Enhance your employability skills for everyday use. This class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word. Learn commands and features to create, improve, customize and share documents.

1/17-2/9, TTh, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

$70 Self


New! Intro to Drawing (18 Hours)

Drawing is fundamental for any form of 2 or 3 dimensional art making. Learning to see and conceptualize or interpret helps us bring our creative visions to life. Take first steps or refresh your technique in a fun, interactive environment. All levels are most welcome! A supply list will be provided.

1/19-2/23, Th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

$60 Schmitt


Nurturing Mind and Body (17.5 Hours)

Explore this enlightening seven week beginner’s class on Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga and Meditation. A “Short Form”, 24 simplified movements of Tai Chi Chuan, will be shared along with other relaxing yet beneficial mind and body practices. Todd Bush, a certified meditation/yoga instructor and longtime Tai Chi practitioner will be leading the class. No previous experience is required, however the class includes moderate exercise, so wear comfortable clothes with suitable footwear. Bring a yoga mat (*optional – yoga props if you use them) and an open heart.

1/23-3/6, M, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

$70 Bush


Google Docs (18 Hours)

Google Docs bring your documents to life. This online word processor lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Add flair to your documents with a variety of formatting tools. Publish your work as a web page or print-ready manuscript. Once you begin work on your masterpiece learn to use Google Drive, a secure cloud storage and file backup. And guess what! These tools are free and ready for you to use.

2/23-3/30, Th, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

$70 Self


New! Beginners Acrylics (12 Hours)

Expressive Acrylics are a fun way to learn about color, techniques and materials – a great way to start painting! A supply list will be provided.

3/2-3/23, Th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

$60 Schmitt