Community Service

WANTED
Artists, Crafters, Hobbyists, Sculptors, Teachers, and Writers

Early Registration Required!

Class may be canceled if there are not enough students registered prior to the start date. Students will be notified if class is canceled.

Teachers Wanted!

We are always looking for new teachers and ideas for new classes to offer our community. If you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a particular subject and would like to teach, please let us hear from you!

Send a brief description of the course, the supplies and materials needed, and the desirable number of hours needed to completely teach the course to:

  • Lisa Shreve, Coordinator
  • Wilson Community College
  • P. O. Box 4305
  • Wilson, NC 27893
  • or
  • lshreve@wilsoncc.edu

Current Course Categories:

Let us know! 

  • DON’T SEE IT?
    Is there something you want to take that you don’t see offered? Let us know! Maybe we can offer your favorite class in the future.

For more information contact:

Lisa Shreve
Coordinator
(252) 246-1233
lshreve@wilsoncc.edu

Certifications Courses

Real Estate Mandatory Update
Continued Education 2015

Valid NC picture ID and NC real estate license pocket card required for admittance;
100% attendance required.

Thursday • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • October 9
Room G-237 • $65 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Wilson Board of Realtors • Section Number: 23133 • Last Day to Register: October 8

Real Estate Elective
Continued Education “Property Management and Managing Risk”

Valid NC picture ID and NC real estate license pocket card required for admittance; 100% attendance required.

Thursday • 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. • October 9
Room G-237a • $65 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Wilson Board of Realtors • Section Number: 23137 • Last Day to Register: October 8

Cooking

Culinary Creativity

Take your cooking to another level as you further your skills at pairing ingredients, flavors, and textures to create exciting and delicious dishes.  You’ll learn what ingredients go together, why, and how to do it yourself.

Tuesday • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. • September 16, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Room G-237a • $35 Fee
Instructor: Jeremy Law, Owner/Chef of SoCo • Last Day to Register: September 12, 2014

Drawing and Painting

Acrylic, Oil and Alkyd

This studio class is for beginning and experienced painters. Learn through demonstration and individualized instruction using your choice of medium. Supplies will be
discussed at the first class.

Thursdays • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. • September 4 - November 20
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Clara Flanagan • Section Number: 22607 • Last Day to Register: September 3

 

Beginning Drawing

Improve your drawing skills as you learn the importance of composition, perspective, and values. This class will also benefit those who like to paint. Supplies will be
discussed at the first class.

Mondays • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • September 8 - October 27
Room K-100 • $40 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Dwight Mitchell • Section Number: 22618 • Last Day to Register: September 5

Colour It Abstract

A no-stress 8-week class in painting using colour to create your own originals in abstract art.  Discover new techniques and mix your own colours – paint and have fun doing it.
Materials needed:  canvas (boards or stretched – any size), acrylics, palette, cup for water and an apron or smock.

Tuesdays • 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. • September 23 - November 11
$55 Fee
Instructor: Gerry Davis • Last Day to Register: September 19

Oil and Acrylic  Painting

Learn to paint with oil or acrylics, and develop a personal style through the use of line and color perspective. Students will provide their supplies.

Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon • August 20 - November 5
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 22630 • Last Day to Register: August 19

Wednesdays • 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m. • August 20 - November 5
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 22631 • Last Day to Register: August 19

Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon • November 12 - December 17
Room K-100 • $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 22643 • Last Day to Register: November 11

Wednesdays • 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. • November 12 - December 17
Room K-100 • $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 22644 • Last Day to Register: November 11


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General Interest

Introduction to Bicycle  Repair

Introductory repair class for the most common problems that occur.

Tuesday, September 9 • 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Room E-101 • $15 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Don’s Bicycle Sales and Service • Section Number: 22599
Last Day to Register: September 8

Thursday, October 9 • 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Room E-101 • $15 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Don’s Bicycle Sales and Service • Section Number: 22600
Last Day to Register: October 8

 

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Hobbies and Crafts

Cake Decorating

Learn the basics of cake decorating, including the use of proper supplies to achieve desired effects such as decorative borders and flower formation. Supplies will be
discussed at the first class.

Tuesdays • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • August 19 - October 21
Room K-100 • $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Barbara Flowers • Section Number: 22619 • Last Day to Register: August 18

Calligraphy

Learn to write beautiful invitations, letters, etc., and gain exposure to calligraphy in general with specific development of the Italic and Block Letter alphabets. Required supplies and materials will be discussed at the first class.

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Languages

Sign Language: Beginners

Communicate in the language of the hearing impaired using American Sign Language. Learn the alphabet and up-to-date commonly used signs and phrases, as well as basic sentence structure. Book required, Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands, approximately $20. (2.4 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • August 19 - October 7 • Room G-102
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Valerie McMillan • Section Number: 22569 • Last Day to Register: August 18

Sign Language: Intermediate

Designed to build on the student’s knowledge of the alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Book required, Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands, approximately
$20. (2.4 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • October 14 - December 2 • Room G-102
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Valerie McMillan • Section Number: 22570 • Last Day to Register: October 13

Spanish for Beginners: Part One

Emphasizes basic communication skills for those with little or no background in Spanish. Students will be introduced to basic expressions and common words used in everyday conversations. Book required: Spanish is Fun: Book 1. This class covers chapters 1-8 of the required book.   (2.0 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • August 19 - October 7 • Room G-100
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Candace Denton • Section Number: 22571 • Last Day to Register: August 18

Spanish  for Beginners: Part Two

Review, practice and build on the basic expressions and vocabulary learned in this continuation from Part One. Emphasizes basic oral communication skills for students with some background in Spanish. Book required:  Spanish is Fun: Book 1, approximately $23. This class covers the remaining chapters of the required book. (2.0 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • October 14 - December 2 • Room G-100
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Candace Denton • Section Number: 22572 • Last Day to Register: October 13

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Music and Dance

Discover Belly Dancing

More flexibility, toned muscles, and less stress, these are just a few of the benefits from this centuries-old form of dance, and it’s FUN. Please dress comfortably, and consult your doctor before starting any new form of exercise.

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. • August 26 - November 11
Room J-100 • $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Sue Furman • Section Number: 22622 • Last Day to Register: August 25

 

Guitar for the Beginner

A course for the beginner who has never picked up a guitar, or who can only strum a few chords. You will learn to read basic chord forms, simple melody lines, and musical notations. You will soon be playing chord accompaniments to popular folk, rock, and country songs.  Students need to bring their own acoustic guitar. 
NOTE: Do not purchase any instrument or accessory until after the first class.

Thursdays • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • September 4 - November 20
Room C-101 • $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Joe Martin • Section Number: 22623 • Last Day to Register: September 3

 

 

Needlecrafts and Sewing

Basics of Sewing

Are you ready to start sewing? This class is for beginners and those who want on-going sewing tips with hands-on assistance. If you are totally new, this is the place to begin. Learn to choose patterns and fabric for projects, thread and operate a sewing machine, use sewing tools/aids. Sewing machines are provided but feel free to bring your own.

Mondays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • August 18 - October 27
Room K-100 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nancy Jones • Section Number: 22610 • Last Day to Register: August 15

Clothing  Alterations

Having trouble fitting into your clothes? By using alterations you will learn how to get the best fit from clothes you already own, or give yourself a more custom fit for off- the-rack garments. Minor clothing repairs will also be discussed.

Mondays • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • November 3 - December 15
Room K-100 • $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nina Hawkins • Section Number: 22621 • Last Day to Register: October 31

Crochet Holiday Gifts

Give handmade crochet gifts this holiday season. Learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a pattern, and how to create free-form and hyperbolic crochet, as well as motifs. Class projects can include multiple types of scarves, a prayer shawl, an afghan, or wash cloths. Students should bring either a size G or H crochet hook and a 100% cotton medium worsted 4-ply yarn to the first class.

Thursdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • October 16 - November 20
Room D-203 • $30 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Carola Jones • Section Number: 22598 • Last Day to Register: October 15

Fall into Crochet 

Learn to crochet in a fun and relaxing class.  Make Fall accents for your home and family including themed holiday decorations. Free-form and hyperbolic crochet will be introduced. Alternative materials such as plastic grocery bags will also be used.

Thursdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • September 4 - October 9
Room D-203 • $30 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Carola Jones • Section Number: 22595 • Last Day to Register: September 3

Knitting  for Fun 101

A no-stress class for the beginning knitter. Learn the very basics steps and stitches of knitting and have fun doing it. Please bring a skein of yarn and a pair of #7 bamboo or wooden knitting needles.

Mondays • 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. • September 8 - November 10
Room C-101 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Gerald Davis • Section Number: 22624 • Last Day to Register: September 5

 

 

Pottery

Functional Pottery

Up, Up & Away... Students will make functional items that are at least 12 inches tall, using Highwater’s ½ & ½ clay body fired to cone 6. Examples include pitchers, candlesticks, jars, lidded jars, a wall sconce, a lamp, umbrella stand, flower pots and, yes, vases. Countless “what if” possibilities in closed sculptural forms! This class is for anyone with a desire to learn to make functional pottery. Students can use either a potter’s wheel or hand-building. Demonstrations will be given weekly. The main focus will be developing skills to make functional pottery; however, the class will be tailored to the students’ individual skill levels and interest. This is an avenue to expand your creativity and self-expression, to work with other clay artists, and to exchange new ideas. All skill levels are welcomed; beginning through advanced. A 25 pound bag of clay will be provided.

Tuesdays • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. • September 2 - November 18
Location: Arts Council • $100 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Renee Moore • Section Number: 22593 • Last Day to Register: August 29

Handbuilding 101

Bring ideas and projects to create forms and surfaces that convey your personal self-expression. This class will be working with slabs, coils, and molds. Demonstrations will include combining and layering textures, slip trailing, underglazes and terrasigillatas. Explore technical variations to streamline time, aesthetics, and finished looks. All skill levels welcomed, beginning through advanced. A 25 pound bag of clay will be provided.

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • September 2 - November 18
Location: Arts Council • $100 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Renee Moore • Section Number: 23115 • Last Day to Register: August 29

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