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Back to school: Grab a new set of skills with these fun local classes

Posted at 2:28 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 19:30:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Looking for something to fill up your day during the school year?

Now that the kids are back at school, it's the perfect chance for you to pick up a new skill as well!

At local community colleges, several non-credit classes are available either free or for a low fee. Class can teach you new skills, from auto service to belly dancing to music.

Here are a few interesting non-credit classes to check out locally:

Beginning Upholstery (MiraCosta College): Learn the craft of upholstery in this hands-on class focusing on basic fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of upholstery. Students will learn how to properly plan and complete an upholstery project, perfect for newbies or do-it-yourselfers. Students can even bring their own personal projects to class to work on as well.

Beginning Ukulele (MiraCosta College): Pick up the "uke" in a beginner course, where students will learn the basics of ukulele tuning and skills.

Beginning Belly Dance (San Diego Continuing Education): Learn the foundation skills to belly dance, including techniques, posture, shimmies, edulations, and traveling steps. No prior dance experience is needed!

Community Emergency Response Team Training (Palomar College): Students will learn about disaster preparedness for hazards that could impact their area, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Arts and Music (San Diego Continuing Education): Students study a variety or art and/or music topics, from appreciation to application. Students can expect to explore, perform, or create arts and musical experiences first hand.

Watercolor and more (MiraCosta College): All skill levels are welcomed to find their art and some stress-reducing fun learning to watercolor paint. Students will learn easy techniques and skills to create a masterpiece of their own.