HCC Community Craft Day attracts crowds Saturday

Jul 23, 2013
Photo by: Debra Davis Photo Instructor BJ Crawford demonstrates for students in the Handspun Fun class.

Haywood Community College’s Foundation held a free community craft workshop day Saturday, July 20 in the college’s creative arts building.

The event attracted 65 participants who chose from eight different workshops:  make a bracelet, play in the clay, designer pillow, dovetails demystified, artful finishes for wood, Appalachian heritage arts and music, learn the knit stitch and handspun fun. Six of the workshops were either full or almost completely full.

“The workshop was wonderful," said Julie Newland, who participated in the Make a Bracelet Workshop. "It was very interesting to see the ways you could manipulate metal to make different designs. I am ready to do another workshop.”

A morning and afternoon session was offered for each workshop. Supplies and lunch was included.

“This was the HCC Foundation’s first attempt at a ‘Student for a Day’ event on campus," said Sherri Myers, HCC director of Institutional Advancement. "It was a great opportunity to highlight the different craft programs and continuing education craft opportunities that the college offers. It was a good way for the community to see the new creative arts building while having fun."

Myers said HCC plans to hold additional workshop days in the future where members of the community can explore programs such as fish and wildlife, entrepreneurship and forestry.

For more information, call 627-4679.