Upcoming Art Classes

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Fall registration may be over, but it is not too late to enroll in one of Tri-County Community College’s many continuing education classes. Here is a selection of upcoming courses that allow students to explore artistic crafts.

Folk Music

banjoDo you have fond memories of old mountain folk songs? This course celebrates mountain heritage by exploring the stories and legends behind the folk songs of our area. There is a lot of singing in this class, but you do not have to be a good singer to participate. These folk songs often have strange and funny stories behind their origin. In this course you will also have a chance to make your very own folk song. If you can play an instrument, please feel free to bring it, along with any old song that your grandparents used to sing to you. Your instructor is a classically trained singer who moved back to the mountains, rediscovered his love for the folk music of the area, and now performs regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Instructor – Vowell Min: 4
October 1 – October 22 T, 4 wks
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $45

Glass Bead Making

glass beadsIf you have always wanted to see if you could make your very own glass beads, then this weekend course is just for you! Beginners will be guided through the methods of safely melting glass rods in a torch’s flame into colorful and sparkling glass bead treasures. Safety and setup for working with glass and fire will be covered, along with many different tricks and techniques to make the perfect glass beads. This intense weekend class of color, shaping, surface treatment, and form will be full of fun as well as creativity! Students who have basic skills are welcome to come further their experience. Students will be required to purchase insurance for $1.25. There will be an additional materials fee of $100 (projected).

Instructor – Huneycutt Min: 3, Max: 8
October 18, 19, & 20 F, S, SU, 1 wk
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Friday) $92
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Leather Boot Making

CobblerLearn the art of boot making. Using simple hand tools discover how to design and make a pair of custom leather boots that fit you like a glove. Each student can expect to finish one pair of handmade low top boots. All the materials needed to complete your project will be available to use in the classroom. Those who wish to purchase their own tools can contact the instructor for details. This class is for all levels. Additional cost of $140 for materials. Students will be required to purchase student insurance for $1.25.

Instructor: Patrick Min: 2, Max: 10
August 5 – September 9 M, 6wks
Class will meet on one Tuesday, September 3 to make up
for Labor Day, September 2.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $125

Instructor: Patrick Min: 2, Max: 10
September 23 – November 4 M, 6wks
Class will not meet October 14.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $125

Stained Glass Making

stained glassThis beginning class will acquaint students with the various types of stained glass, tools, chemicals and building techniques used in stained glass fabrication. The class will start by making a small panel, which allows you to practice glass cutting and the copper foil method of fabrication. You will learn how to create designs in stained glass, complimentary stained glass color schemes, and how to choose the appropriate type of glass for each project. In this course you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of stained glass projects. A lab fee of $25 covers materials for the first project. Some glass and tools will be available for purchase from the instructor. Students may bring their own supplies. Students will be required to purchase student insurance for $1.25.

Instructor: Ferrell Min: 5
September 10 – October 15 T, 6 wks
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $75


If you are interested in enrolling in any of these courses, or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Long.