Haywood Community College continues the Student for a Day Series with Creative Arts on Saturday, July 11. Students can choose from Intro to Felting, Beginning Basics of Mountain Style Dance, Intro to Enamel, Play in Clay, Artful Finishes for Wood, Handspun Fun, Designer Tote Bag, Altered Image, or Cuttlefish Casting. These sessions are free of charge and lunch is provided. Registration is required and space is limited.
The Intro to Felting workshop will acquaint students with the technique of wet felting. Students will create a design of their choice using felt. Instructor is Vasanto. This workshop will be held from 12 pm until 4 pm.
In the Beginning Basics of Mountain Style Dance, students will learn the basic flat-foot/buck/clogging steps. Instructor is Kim Ross. This workshop will be held from 9 am until 1 pm.
In the Intro to Enamel workshop, students will use powdered glass fused to the surface of metal using heat to make one-of-a-kind wearable enamel samples. Students can make pins, pendants, or earrings in this fun and creative workshop. Instructor is Terry Taylor. This workshop is available from either 9 am until 1 pm or 12 pm to 4 pm.
The Play in Clay workshop is a fun, no pressure introduction to the potter’s wheel and fundamental techniques. Participants will get their hands in the mud and learn the basics. Instructor for the 9 am until 1 pm session will be Velda Davis. Instructor for the 12 pm until 4 pm session will be Terry Gess.
In the Artful Finishes for Wood workshop, participants will play with unusual surfaces and finishes such as torching, sandblasting, grinding, dyes, grain filling, and photo-transfer. Wood will be provided or participants may bring wood scraps. Instructor is Brian Wurst. This workshop is held from 9 am until 1 pm.
Participants in Handspun Fun will learn how unique and wonderful yarn was made by experiencing fiber spinning using HCC’s new spinning wheels. Handspun yarn can be used for all sorts of projects like knitting, weaving, and more. Instructor is Julie Wilson. This workshop is available from either 9 am until 12 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm.
In the Designer Tote Bag workshop, participants will design and piece together their own unique tote bag. Students will learn about sewing, cutting with rotary cutters, and piecing patterns. Lani Hendrix is the instructor. This workshop is available from either 9 am until 12 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm.
The Altered Image workshop is an introduction to transferring images to fabric then altering and embellishing that image through stitching, dying, and painting. Transform your family portrait into something extraordinary. Judi Jetson is the instructor. This session will be held from 1 until 4 pm.
Cuttlefish casting is a quick and fairly accurate metal casting method. It is difficult to achieve fine details, but rather creates a richly complex texture that is a natural by-product of this method. Participants may carve their own design or bring in small (less than 1”) items that they might like to cast in metal. Robert Blanton is the instructor. This session will be held from 9 am until 12 pm.
All of these workshops will be held on campus in the Creative Arts Building. Call 627-4522 to register.