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

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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

Cooking Classes

The Five Basic Sauces  NEW

Also called the “five mother sauces”, these are the founding blocks of many other sauces and food preparations. Upon completion, students will be familiar with the preparation of bechamel, veloute, espagnole, tomato, and hollandaise.

Tuesdays  •  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  •  May 20 - June 17
Room K-102  •  $50 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Tiesha Lewis  •  Section Number: 22403  •  Last Day to Register: May 19

Heritage Cooking NEW

In the old days, people made their own pasta, cheese, sausage and pickled vegetables to extend the harvest bounty of summer and fall. Students may  choose one or more of the following:

Heritage Cooking - Ricotta Cheese
Learn to make cheese and use it in a recipe.
Monday  •  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  •  June 2
Room K-102  •  $25 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nadia Minniti  •  Section Number: 22404  •  Last Day to Register: May 29

Heritage Cooking - Trofie
Learn to make this Italian pasta and use it in a recipe.
Monday  •  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  •  June 9
Room K-102  •  $25 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nadia Minniti  •  Section Number: 22405  •  Last Day to Register: June 6

Heritage Cooking - Sauerkraut
Learn to pickle vegetables and use in a recipe.
Monday  •  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  •  June 16
Room K-102  •  $25 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Julia Newton  •  Section Number: 22406  •  Last Day to Register: June 12

Heritage Cooking - Sausage
Learn to make sausage and use in a recipe.
Monday  •  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  •  June 23
Room K-102  •  $25 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Andrew Smith  •  Section Number: 22407  •  Last Day to Register: June 19

 

Drawing and Painting

ART - Fun with Shape, Color & Mixed Media in Six Sessions    NEW

This is a fun six-week class in which students will experiment with primary colors, pastel chalk, colored pencils and arrange shapes to form the basis of their own masterpiece. Students will need red, yellow, blue, black and white acrylics, brushes, and an artist pad suitable for working with water solubles for the first class.
Tuesdays  •  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  •  May 20 - June 24
Room K-100  •  $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Gerald Davis  •  Section Number: 22169  •  Last Day to Register: May 19

 

Beginning Drawing

Designed for all levels of students to improve your drawing skills as you learn the importance of composition, perspective and values. This class would also benefit those who like to paint. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.

Mondays  •  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  •  June 16 - August 4
Room K-100  •  $50 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Dwight Mitchell • Section Number: 22384 • Last Day to Register: June 12

Oil and Acrylic Painting

For beginning and experienced painters. Develop your own personal style through the use of line and color perspective. Students provide supplies.

Wednesdays  •  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon  •  April 2 - May 7
Room K-100  •  $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland  •  Section Number: 21557  •  Last Day to Register: April 1

Wednesdays  •  12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.  •  April 2 - May 7
Room K-100  •  $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland  •  Section Number: 21558  •  Last Day to Register: April 1

Creating Beautiful Skies with Acrylic

A Three-Day Workshop
This workshop is designed to guide students toward obtaining the skills to paint beautiful skies for a variety of landscapes, atmospheric conditions, weather, sunrises, sunsets, etc. Supplies needed: 16x20 canvas, paper towels, water container, brushes (3” flat, 1” flat, No. 4 or 5” round), acrylic paints.

June 2 - June 4  •  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday
Room K-100  •  $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Horace Raper  •  Section Number: 22181  •  Last Day to Register: May 29

Creating Beautiful Landscapes with Acrylic

A Three-Day Workshop
Using instructions and demonstrations, this workshop is designed to guide students toward obtaining the skills to paint beautiful landscapes, a great follow-up to Creating Beautiful Skies. Supplies needed: 16x20 canvas, paper towels, water container, brushes (3” flat, 1” flat, No. 4 or 5” round), acrylic paints.
June 9 - June 11
Monday through Wednesday  •  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room K-100  •  $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Horace Raper  •  Section Number: 22182  •  Last Day to Register  June 5

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General Interest


Small Engine Repair

Save time and money by learning to service, trouble shoot, repair, and rebuild small engines (18-20 HP) such as found in zero-turn radius lawn mowers, push mowers, weed eaters, and chain saws.

Thursdays  •  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  •  May 22 - July 31
Room L-100  •  $65 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Robert Brown  •  Section Number: 22176  •  Last Day to Register: May 21

 

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Hobbies and Crafts

Basic Blacksmithing

In this one-day class, students will learn the basic skills needed to turn bar stock steel into works of great beauty.  We will be using antique forges and other tools to reproduce the techniques used for hundreds of years to make the iron bend to our will. Topics covers will include safety, material identification, tool identification, vocabulary, and fire management. Techniques covered will be drawing out, upsetting, scrolling, bending, twisting, punching, and “fool’s gold” plating. Student will go home with three projects - a tobacco leaf, a steak turner, and a plant hanger. This class will be held at Industrial Services, 2010 Beeler Road, Wilson, NC.

Saturday  •  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  April 12         
$65 Fee (self-supporting; this fee includes materials, coal, and insurance)
Instructor: Amos Tucker  •  Section Number: 21553  •  Last Day to Register: April 10

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.

Thursdays  •  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  •  May 22  - August 14
Room K-100  •  $50 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Jay Gallimore  •  Section Number: 22168  •  Last Day to Register: May 21

Creative Floral Arranging for Summer

Join us for great floral arranging tips and lots of simple ideas for decorating using silk and fresh stems. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.

Thursdays  •  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. • May 22 - June 26
Room K-100  •  $30 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Linda Totten • Section Number: 22177 • Last Day to Register: May 21

Stained Glass

Learn basic as well as alternative applications and techniques for creating beautiful projects with stained glass. Students complete projects of their choosing. Class limited to 15 students. 

Thursdays  •  6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  •  May 22 - July 31
Room K-100  •  $65 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Brian Formo  •  Section Number: 22173  •  Last Day to Register: May 21

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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.  •  June 3 - July 22  •  Room G-102
$70 Fee  •  $15 Security Fee  •  $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Valerie McMillan  •  Section Number: 22171  •  Last Day to Register: June 2

 

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.  •  June 3 - July 22  •  Room G-100
$70 Fee  •  $15 Security Fee  •  $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Candace Denton  •  Section Number: 22172  •  Last Day to Register: June 2

 

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Music and Dance

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.  •  May 22 - August 14
Room C-101  •  $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Joe Martin  •  Section Number: 22179  •  Last Day to Register: May 21

 

 

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.  •  May 19 - July 28
Room K-100 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nancy Jones  •  Section Number: 22178  •  Last Day to Register: May 15

 

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.

Wednesdays  •  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  •  May 21 - July 16
Location: Arts Council  •  $100 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Carola Jones  •  Section Number: 22175  •  Last Day to Register: May 19

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 terra-sigillatas. 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.  •  May 20 - July 15
Location: Arts Council  •  $75 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Carola Jones  •  Section Number: 22174  •  Last Day to Register: May 19

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