Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of January. There’s something for everyone, including courses that allow you to earn a credential to courses for the hobbyist.  

Career Readiness Pathways will be held Monday, January 6, 6-10 p.m. This course will help students understand how to obtain the right credential or degree for entry-level positions in their field of choice.  

Upholstery will be held Mondays, January 6 through March 16, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $160. This course provides hands-on experience in tool use, various equipment and techniques of the upholstery profession.

Intermediate Jewelry:  Guided Open Studio will be held Tuesdays, January 7 through March 10, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $316. This 10-week class is open to anyone who has taken either the Beginning Fabrication classes and/or have a working knowledge of basic and intermediate fabrication.

Intermediate Stained Glass will be held Tuesdays, January 7 through March 17, 2-4:30 p.m. Cost is $137. This course will focus on intermediate students with previous stained glass experience and help them broaden and refine their skills.

Community CPR will be held Wednesday, January 8, 5-10 p.m. This course is for nonmedical providers that need the skill for employment or want to have the skill in the event of an emergency.

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 2 will be held Wednesdays, January 8 through March 11, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $316. This course is a continuation of Beginning Jewelry Fabrication.

Quilting will be held Wednesday, January 8 through March 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost is $191. An additional offering will be Thursdays, January 9 through March 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $155. A third option will be held Fridays, January 1 through March 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $191. Participants will choose a project incorporating all the major quilt techniques and learn to sandwich, quilt and bind their masterpiece.

Notary Public will be held Saturday, January 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $100. This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification to become a notary.

Guided Open Forge will be held Saturdays, January 11 through May 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $180. All participants must have taken or currently be enrolled in a hand wrought class at HCC.

Woodworking on a Budget 1 will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, January 13 through February 19, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $195. This course will place an emphasis on making the craft of woodworking an enjoyable and attainable hobby for anyone.

Beginning Handwrought will be held Mondays, January 13 through May 4, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $381. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to heat and use a variety of metals to create tools and shape basic metal projects.

History of Textiles will be held online January 13 through May 12. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to recognize materials, design and techniques of various cultures and demonstrate an understanding of social implications of the textile craft.  

Natural Dyes for the Beginner will be held Wednesdays, January 14 through February 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $211. Participants will first create samples to see how various dyes are affected by different mordants on a range of natural fabrics then move on to exploring textile design by applying the knowledge from the samples to create beautiful fabrics.

Advanced Handwrought will be held Tuesdays, January 14 through May 5, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $381. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to use traditional and contemporary techniques to make objects such as buckles, vessels, pendants and blades.

Homeopathic First Aid for Humans and Animals will be held Wednesday, January 15, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $78. This course will help participants determine the homeopathic remedy needed in an emergency, trauma or illness.

Beginning Weaving:  Floor Loom will be held Wednesdays, January 15 through February 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $227. Participants will leave the class with a sampler of structures and four napkins or two towels from color studies.

Chef Knife will be held Friday through Sunday, January 17 through 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $303. This class requires students to have general knife grinding knowledge prior to attendance.

Embroidery, Needlework & Mending will be held Tuesdays, January 21 through February 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $100. This course will cover basic embroidery stitches, styles and types of needlework and how to select appropriate needles, thread and material.

Beginning Weaving:  Rigid Heddle will be held Tuesdays, January 21 through February 18, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $153. Each student will weave at least one scarf or two towels or placemats during class.

Vocal Class will be held Tuesdays, January 21 through March 24, 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $167. This class addresses functional techniques in singing for students seeking to develop vocal and musical abilities.

Applique for Everyone will be held Saturday, January 25, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $77. In this class, participants will learn about the different types of applique and try each technique.

String Class 1 will be held Mondays, January 27 through March 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $197. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcome in this class were participants bring their own instrument.

String Class 2 will be held Mondays, January 27 through March 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $197. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcome in this class were participants bring their own instrument.

Drawing:  Foundations will be held Tuesdays, January 28 through February 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $75. This course will focus on translating three dimensions to a two-dimensional surface.

Mixed Media Salon will be held Tuesdays, January 28 through February 11, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $75. This class will allow artists to join with the instructor to implement ideas that convey expression in drawing and/or painting  

Intro to Painting: Acrylics will be held Tuesdays, January 28 through February 11, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Students must have taken Drawing:  Foundations prior to registering for this class.

For more information on any of the other classes listed above, please call 828-627-4669.