Two people with pickleball raquets and ballsRegistration is open for Pellissippi State Community College’s Lifelong Learning classes this summer. Lifelong Learning classes are open to anyone 18 or older and offer the opportunity to stay active, get creative and learn something new. 

Have fun with returning favorites such as: 

  • Beginner Pickleball Clinic: Pickleball brings people of all ages and skill levels to the court. Combining elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong, and played on a badminton-sized court with a paddle and plastic wiffle-style ball, players are close enough to socialize while playing, making it easy to learn and a great game for meeting others. This summer’s beginner clinic with Toe the Line Pickleball Clinics starts Thursday, June 9. 
  • Basic Digital Photography: Professional nature photographer and instructor Keith Bozeman will teach you how to effectively use the features of your digital camera to take sharper and more professional looking photos. Each week, you will learn various elements of photography including exposure, composition, lighting and color theory with weekly photo assignments for hands-on practice and immediate feedback. Basic Digital Photography begins Tuesday, June 14, and is offered on Zoom. 
  • Welding for the Hobbyist: Learn how to create your own decorative and functional pieces like tables, shelves, garden art and more in Grace Gish’s five-hour introductory welding class. Using the process of GMAW-MIG welding, Grace teaches general welding safety procedures, equipment operation and how to cut and grind metal as you create your own custom piece during the class. Her classes are offered one Saturday a month during the summer: June 4, July 9 and August 6. 

New classes include  

  • Charcuterie Board DIY: Tips & Tricks 
  • Jewelry Stamping 
  • The Hobby-Machinist: Introduction to Metal Mill & Lathe 
  • Introduction to Screenwriting 
  • Writing for Blogs, Magazines & Websites 
  • Retirement Income Planning 
  • Live Without Pain & Inflammation 
  • Finding Calm and Presence in Daily Life: An Introduction to Mindfulness 
  • Conversational Italian 
  • Korean Alphabet Fundamentals 
  • Korean Language & Culture: Level 2.1 
  • Five Lifestyle classes geared toward helping you make or save money including 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas and Extreme Couponing 101

 To view the complete list of lifelong learning classes offered this summer or to register for a class visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. For more information, contact the Business and Community Services office at 865.539.7167 or bcs@pstcc.edu. 

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