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Artistry & Craftsmanship

Creativity blossoms in Central Carolina Community College's hands-on arts and crafts continuing education classes. From basket weaving to welding, the classes attract adults who want to nourish and express the artist within. Some classes are also offered for teenagers.

The classes are non-curriculum and no grades are given. Just relax and relish the joy of creating. The cost varies, depending on the class. Some have a materials fee.

New classes are added based on community interest. Most are taught in Chatham County, at the college's campus in Pittsboro; in Siler City at the Siler City Center, N.C. Arts Incubator, or Sage Academy; or at an artist's studio.

Classes currently offered include:

  • Basket weaving: Beginning to advanced students learn how to create baskets of their choice.
  • Blacksmithing: Learn the basics of using a forge and hand tools to make shapes from stock steel.
  • Drawing: Gain the skills to draw in 1- and 2-point perspective and the use of shading for a three-dimensional effect.
  • Glassblowing: Become familiar with the equipment, materials, and techniques used in basic glassblowing.
  • Photography: Courses offered vary from an introduction to digital photography to portrait photography.
  • Pottery: Beginner or advanced, there's something for everyone in pottery. Classes range from basic and advance wheel throwing to raku and firing Cone 10 ware.
  • Sculpture: Learn to sculpt in concrete, plaster, stone, or wood.
  • Welding: Create functional art from steel using a MIG welder and plasma cutter.

For more information or contact information on Artistry and Craftsmanship classes, click here.