HCC Foundation to offer free creative arts workshops Sept. 13

By Haywood Community College | Aug 21, 2014

Haywood Community College’s Foundation will offer a free Creative Arts Student for a Day Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the college’s Creative Arts Building. Participants can choose from eight workshops — Introduction to Enamel, Play in Clay, Decorative Table Runner, Artful Finishes for Wood, Intro to Felting, Beginning Basics of Mountain Style Dance, Indigo Dyeing, and Beveled Stain Glass Sun Catchers.

Morning workshops will be offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening workshops will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. All supplies, tools and lunch are included for all workshops. Each workshop is limited and must be reserved by Wednesday, Sept. 10. Workshops are for ages 18 and older. For more information or to register, call 627-4522.

In Introduction to Enamel, students will use powdered glass fused to the surface of metal using heat to make one of a kind wearable enamel samples. Students can make pins, pendants, or earrings in this creative workshop.

Play in the Clay is a fun, no pressure introduction to the clay studio and fundamental techniques. Participants will get their hands in the mud and learn the basics.

In the Decorative Table Runner workshop, participants will design and piece together their own unique table runner. Students will learn about sewing, cutting with rotary cutters, piecing patterns, and quilting basics.

Participants will play with unusual surfaces and finishes such as torching, sandblasting, grinding, dyes, grain filling, and photo-transfer in Artful Finishes for Wood. Wood will be provided or participants may bring wood scraps.

In Intro to Felting, students will become acquainted with a variety of felting techniques to make decorative or functional pieces.

The Beginning Basics of Mountain Style Dance will instruct students on square dancing, basic flat-foot, buck, and clogging steps.

Indigo Dyeing will start with creating simple shibori resist patterns on cotton cloth. Dyeing cotton fabric will follow a demonstration of making an organic indigo vat. Students will leave with a finished shibori handkerchief or two!

Beveled Stain Glass Sun Catchers will be created from pre-shaped beveled glass pieces using the stained glass technique of copper foil and soldering. No grinding required.

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