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Continuing Education Classes

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A hatchet and knives plunged into a tree stump.

Open Project

Throughout this course, students will have open lab time to design and craft the project of their choice, under the guidance of our instructor. This course will place an emphasis on making the craft of blacksmithing an enjoyable and attainable hobby...

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Railroad Spike Forging: Knife or Hatchet

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of skills of forging railroad spikes into either a knife or a hatchet. This course will place an emphasis on making the craft of blacksmithing an enjoyable and attainable hobby for anyone. Students...

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Woodworking on a Budget – Open Project

Throughout this course, students will garner a strong understanding of basic power tools, as well as expand their abilities with hand tools, while they work to craft a project of their choice (within reason). This course will place an emphasis on...

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Jewelers Open Studio-Level 2 Metalsmithing

Have you taken some classes and just need a place to work with access to tools? Enjoy access to our well equipped studio with the guidance of Instructor Amy Pike. Amy is a graduate of HCCs Professional Crafts Metals program and an instructor at...

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Backyard Bee Keeping

Backyard Beekeeping is a fun, but intensive 12-week course designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in maintaining a honeybee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees is not required! Subjects covered will include the science of...

An example of what is made in the course; a leather hand sewn knife covering against a green background. Knife is included in image.

Knife Sheath class

This 2-day class. Students will be instructed on how to construct a knife sheath, material selection, and techniques. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished knife sheath. Students need to bring a knife to make the sheath for...

A hatchet and knives plunged into a tree stump.

Make a Hatchet

Throughout this course, students will further hone their forging skills into creating their own hatchet. This project will include punching and drifting the eye of the hatchet, forging the cutting edge to shape, grinding the blade and making the...

A man is working in a woodshop on a table.

Woodworking for beginners – Small Table

This course will build on skills students have learned in the previous class and guide them through the construction of a small table of their own design, using basic woodworking tools that are easily accessible. No prior woodworking experience is...

Quilting: Courthouse Square Impressionism

The Courthouse Square block is an old favorite variation of the Log Cabin block. By manipulating color and fabric pattern, we'll produce a quilt with an impressionistic, watercolor look. Riot of color reproduces a happy, free quilt. Limiting to...

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Paint, Stamp, & Stencil

Create a new piece each week! This course introduces the endless possibilities of designing and producing printed surface designs, patterns. Students will learn basic painting, printmaking techniques and processes such as free flow, stencil painting,...