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Creative Arts

Haywood Community College offers continuing education courses in fiber, clay, metals/jewelry, hand wrought metals, woodcarving, wood furniture construction, stained glass, basketry, seasonal floral design, painting, music, computer design, photography and so much more. Check back often for updated schedules and class offerings.  Please click on class titles for more information.

About Creative Arts

Western North Carolina is fertile ground for craft arts and artists. Over the last 50 years, the area has blossomed into an internationally recognized destination for working artists, craftspeople, shops, galleries and craft education.

Haywood Community College’s Creative Arts programming offers an innovative, affordable, groundbreaking craft education.

  • The HCC Craft programs draw students from across the United States and beyond.

  • The college’s state-of-the-art, LEED certified, green building is a model for art and craft education.

  • The Creative Arts Facility is over 40,000 square feet in size containing both studio and gallery space.
  • Class sizes are small, with teacher-student ratios designed for an optimal studio education.

We welcome students from next door to across the country.  We have individuals that make our campus their vacation destination to participate in workshops and classes, or are lucky enough to have this amazing resource in their backyard.  Continuing education classes vary in price depending on class length and cost of materials, but remain the same for each participant regardless of residency.

Advanced Open Studio

Perfect for those that have already taken Beginning or Intermediate Wheel Throwing. Learn More

Basics of Handbuilding

During the course we will learn about the properties of clay and techniques for joining, refining, and surface patterning. Learn More

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Through demonstrations and one on one coaching, we will learn all the steps to create simple forms such as bowls, cups, and bud vases. Learn More

Create Your Own Tea Set

During this 5 week class for the seasoned beginner to intermediate student, we will create beautiful and functional hand built tea sets fit for a party! Learn More

Creative Clay Surface Design

Using examples from prehistoric pottery to modern day, we will make pots and learn different ways to make them uniquely our own with surface design. Learn More

Backyard Bee Keeping Class 2

Backyard Beekeeping is a fun, our multiple week courses are designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in maintaining a honeybee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees is not required! Learn More

Canning Made Simple

Home Canning both economical and a healthy alternative to processed commercial foods. It can also be very rewarding as it can unite friends, family and the community. Learn More

Honey Bee Diseases, Pests and Treatments

Subjects covered will include Apiary Management, Pests, Parasites, Pathogens, and Treatments. This is not a beginner's course. Learn More

Recycle and Repurpose Paper Arts

Do you have a stack of old books, magazines, or even junk mail lying around? In this class, we will use these materials as the basis to create new art projects. Learn More

Beginning Watercolor

This watercolor course is designed to help the beginning and intermediate student understand the principles of mixing colors, as well as learn watercolor techniques. Students will complete several paintings during the 6-week course by applying what they have learned. Lean More

Setting Stones

In this exciting 8 week class, students will learn to set stones. You will learn Bezel setting, Prong setting, variations of prong setting such as bezel and prong or making your own bezel design, and Open back setting. Learn More

Looking Glass with Lead Panels

Do you enjoy putting puzzles together? Leaded stained glass is a lot like that except that you get to create your design and piece it together, making a delightful suncatcher that catches the eye. Learn More

Embroidery: Portraits and Still Lifes

Explore and practice a variety of embroidery stitching and applique techniques and apply them to creating a final portrait or still life composition. Learn More

Indigo Dye and Ikat Weaving: Floor Loom

In this class you will learn to dye a warp with Indigo and weave it into a unique, beautiful project on a floor loom. Learn More

Textile Block Printing

Discover the endless possibilities of designing and block printing your own textiles. Learn more


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