These are the Charlotte Skills Classes You Should Take in 2020 to Develop and Expand
Target your cooking repertoire, learn to draw, improve your communication, or develop other new skills in 2020 at one of these local workshops.
How to Increase Traffic and Make Sales: Online Course
January 20, 2020 3 pm – 11:59 pm
This is a great opportunity to talk about real ways to market towards an audience, increase traffic make more sales. This is a free, online course, so you can work at your own pace.
Saturday Figure Drawing at The North Carolina Academy of Art
Every Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30p.m. and Saturday 9a.m. – 12p.m. until June 2020
Open to the public. Live model figure drawing at The North Carolina Academy of Art in NoDa. No experience is necessary. One session: $15.
Nosh + Knowledge Series: A Blooming Bevy of Bulbs
Wednesday January 22, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. at Wing Haven- Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden.
Join beautiful nature scenery and learn about an amazing range of bulbs. This event is limited to 18 participants and includes a box lunch. The registration deadline is January 15.
Latin Line Dancing Presented by Charlotte Ballet
Every Monday at 6 p.m. at Albemarle Road Recreation Center & Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Belle Johnston Community Center, through June 2020
Latin Line Dancing explores and combines Caribbean dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue, to create a fun and energetic dance environment. The class is free and open to all ages. No previous dance experience is required.
Great Backyard Bird Count at Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary
Friday, February 14, 2020 8 a.m. & Monday, February 17, 2020 5 p.m.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Quietly stroll through the gardens or find a spot to sit, and observe and count birds. This research will be collected and used by scientists to help in their study. Volunteers from Wing Haven and the Mecklenburg Audubon Society will be available to provide information, and guided walks. This event is for everyone, children and adults, and bird novices to experts. Hot chocolate will be served. Please register for this free event in advance.
Canva.com Design Class at Mountain Island Branch CMS Library
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join a free introductory course to Canva.com, a graphic design website for creating stunning flyers, business cards, and more in order to promote your business or personal brand, or even just for fun. No design experience necessary.
How to Communicate with Tact and Professionalism
February 4, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Comfort Suites University – Research Park, Charlotte
This lecture will provide a platform to discover effective techniques of business communication skills, and will teach you how to become an outstanding verbal and nonverbal communicator, and build a consistent habit with your own body language.
Girls’ Night Out: Chop It Like It’s Hot – Presented by Salud Cooking School
January 9, 2020 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. As far as new skills go, cooking should be at the top of everyone’s list. Salud Cooking School is located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market at 6610 Fairview Road. For $65 a person, spend the evening with your best girl friends learning and making White Bean Rosemary Soup; Kebab Cobb with Souvlaki Chicken and Homemade Tzatziki; Pita Bread; Quick-Pickled Cucumbers; and Giant White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie. Classes are limited to 12 students, so register now!
Japanese Steakhouse – Presented by Salud Cooking School
January 16, 2020 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Salud Cooking School is located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market at 6610 Fairview Road. For $65 a person, spend the evening learning to make delicious, healthy, and fun Teppanyaki cuisine, which is named for the large iron cooking surface on which steak, chicken and vegetables are sautéed. On the menu will be Gyoza; Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing; Hibachi Rice; Steak Teppanyaki; and Fortune Cookies. Classes are limited to 12 students, so register now!
World Cuisine: Baja Bites – Presented by Salud Cooking School
January 23, 2020 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Salud Cooking School is located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market at 6610 Fairview Road. For $65 a person, learn to give traditional taco night dishes a fun, fresh twist without losing any flavor. Deliciousness includes: Chicken Tortilla Soup; Coconut Lime Rice; Refried Black Beans; Baja Garlic Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa; Mexican Chocolate Mousse. Classes are limited to 12 students, so register now!
French Patisserie – Winter Edition – Presented by Salud Cooking School
January 25, 2020 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Salud Cooking School is located on the 3rd floor of Whole Foods Market at 6610 Fairview Road. For $65 a person, take a trip to a French bakery without leaving Charlotte. In this class, you’ll learn and experiment with Chocolate Éclairs with Chai Latte Filling; Savory Profiteroles; Apple Tarte Tatin; Crepes Suzette; and French Macarons.
Classes are limited to 12 students, so register now!
Empowerment U Workshop + Mastermind for High Achieving Women
2128 Remount Road Suite B – The Blue Classroom, Charlotte
February 13, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For any woman that wants to grow and develop herself. This full day Charlotte skills class, workshop and mastermind group will consist of 22 like-minded women wishing to grow and develop confidence in both their professional and personal lives. Hosted and Facilitated by Angela Hosking, Women’s Leadership/Empowerment Author, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and Coach. Workshop includes workbook materials, catered lunch and a bag of goodies.
Paint Your Pet with Pet Portrait at Lenny Boy Brewing
January 14, 2020 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Create a custom painting of your pet with artist Carla Garrison-Mattos, who will sketch your pet on a 16” x 20” canvas so it is ready for you to paint when you arrive. The class includes all paints and supplies, and you can order a beverage from the bar to sip on while you paint, though the original ticket price does not included beverages. This class is great for beginners, even if you’ve never held a paintbrush! This is a fun, low-key class with a no pressure atmosphere.