Banner Elk Classes

Banner Elk Exterior

Beginning in Spring 2019, the Mayland Enterprise Corporation will be offering enrichment classes in the Mayland classrooms at the Historic Banner Elk School in downtown Banner Elk. Below is a list of upcoming classes. For additional information about each class, including cost and description, please click on the title of the class. The link will take you to EventBrite, our online platform to browse or register for the class.

Banner Elk Community Chorale – Beginning Monday, June 3rd - Monday, July 8th 8:30pm (6 weeks)

Solo Singing Workshop – Wednesday, June 5th 2:00-4:00pm

Genealogy: The Basics - Tuesday, June 25th 5:30-6:30pm

Resurrecting JOY - Mondays, July 8th through 29th 2:00 - 4:00pm

What Is Weather? A casual discussion on the science of meteorology – Tuesday, July 9th 2:00-4:00pm

Nature Walk on the Greenway: Summer - Tuesday, July 16th 3:00-4:30pm

Swil, Sniff and Snip - Beyond Basic Wine Tasting - Thursday, July 18th 5-6:30pm

Contemporary Dance - Mondays, July 15th through August 26th 6:30-7:30 - Pay by Day sessions

The Blessings of Aging - Mondays August 5th through 26th 2:00-4:00pm 

Cake Decorating Workshop - Base Icing - Monday, August 12th 5:30-8:30pm

Old World vs. New World: A wine and cheese tasting from distinctive regions - Thursday, August 22nd 5-6:30pm

Cheap Wine and Fancy Cheese: A guided tasting to surprise sophisticated palates - Thursday, August 22nd 5-6:30pm

Pen and Wash Art Class - Tuesdays, August 27th through October 1st 10:00am-1:00pm 

Lecture Recital: women on the Verge - Saturday, September 7th 6:00pm

Cake Decorating Workshop - Flowers - Monday, September 9th 5:30-8:30pm

Beginning Quilting Class-Holiday Edition - Fridays from September 13th through October 4th 10:00am-2:00pm

Nature Walk on the Greenway: Fall - Tuesday, September 24th through 29th 3:00-4:30pm

Fly Fishing 101 - Friday, September 13th 2:00pm

Communal Singing Workshop – Wednesday, September 18th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Botanicals, Beetles, and Birds: Scientific Illustration – Saturday, September 21st 10:00am - Saturday, October 5th 1:00pm

Cake Decorating Workshop - Piping and Writing - Monday, October 7th 5:30-8:30pm

Beginning Fly Tying - Friday, October 11th 2:00-3:00pm

For additional information and questions about classes, contact Meredith Olan at molan@mayland.edu For assistance with the online registration system, contact Brooke Burleson at bburleson@mayland.edu or 828-766-1277.

Directions to the Mayland Learning Center classrooms at the Historic Banner Elk School:

From Hwy 105: Turn onto Tynecastle Highway (Hwy 184) towards Sugar Mountain and Banner Elk. Go 4.1 miles and turn right at the first entrance into the Historic Banner Elk School (Azalea Circle), the stone building across the street from the Banner Elk Café. Stay straight and park along the right side of the School in the smaller back lot. The classroom is located in the annex building to the right of the courtyard.

From Hwy 19: Turn onto Hwy 194 toward Beech Mountain and Banner Elk. Go 7 miles into downtown Banner Elk, past Lees-McRae College. Turn right at the stoplight onto Shawneehaw Ave. Turn left into the 2nd entrance into the Historic Banner Elk School, the stone building across the street from the Banner Elk Café. Stay straight and park along the right side of the School in the smaller back lot. The classroom is located in the annex building to the right of the courtyard.