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Events at Creative Arts

  1. Enamel Basics and Beyond

    August 1

    Enameling is NOT the same thing as enamel paint! Explore the basics of this age-old technique of adding color to metal by fusing glass to the surface with a kiln. We will use opaque enamels to learn a variety of decorative techniques. Students will create colorful earrings, pendants, a small tray, and more. We’ll explore…

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  2. Contemporary Cross-Stitch

    August 1

    This is an in-depth, skills- heavy class designed to give students everything they need to start making counted cross-stitch charts of their own, as well as being able to follow any for-purchase chart available on the market today. Emphasis will be placed on non-pictoral charts (i.e., not lifelike “portrait” style cross stitch). Students will leave…

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  3. Clay Basics

    August 4

    This clay basics course will cover just that; all the basics. We will learn how to create, decorate and fire a variety of functional forms suitable for daily use or decoration. No experience necessary. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to make a vessel, including tools, techniques, different types of clay,…

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Creative Arts News


Blacksmith Elizabeth Brim to Teach 3-Day Workshop in May!

Haywood Community College Continuing Education Creative Arts is thrilled to announce that blacksmith Elizabeth Brim will be teaching a three day class in May: Blacksmithing for Jewelers: Hammer and Heat.   Accomplished Blacksmith Elizabeth Brim, an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, is perhaps best known for feminine imagery in her ironwork. In May she…

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Shape by Design

  • Professional Crafts Wood

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Shape by Design is a group of artists and friends living in Western North Carolina. The gallery features work in wood, paper, ceramics, metal, paint, and mixed media. The members met through Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts program and much of the featured work is by alumni and students of the program. Members are Fatie Atkinson (wood), Caryl Brt (wood, mixed media), Wayne Fowler (wood), Bob and Lucy Gibson (jewelry),…

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