Community Service

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

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Let us know! 

    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
(252) 246-1233

Drawing and Painting

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Learn to paint with oil acrylics, and develop a personal style through the use of line   and color perspective. Students will provide their supplies. Paint with oil or acrylic while learning the principles and elements of  art.

Wednesdays • 9 a.m. - 12 noon • Mar. 30 - May 4
$40  Registration Fee  •  Room: K-100
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 26103 • Last Day to Register:  Mar. 29

Colour It Abstract

A no-stress eight-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, brushes, palette, cup for water, and an apron or smock.

Tuesdays • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • May 17 - July 5
$60 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: K-100
Instructor: Virginia Lassiter • Section Number: 26941 • Last Day to Register: May 16

Learn to Draw and Paint with Oils like a Professional

Learn to draw and paint by using the same techniques as the professionals; composition, perspective, values, color harmony, and how to mix colors.

Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon • May 18 - July 20
$65 Registration Fee • Room: K-100
Instructor: Jerry Taylor • Section Number: 26860 • Last Day to Register: May 17

Learn to Draw and Paint in Watercolor like a Professional

Considered by many to be the most difficult medium to master, you will savor the richness of color and texture achieved with this sensuous medium.

Thursdays • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon • May 19 - July 21
$65 Registration Fee • Room: K-100
Instructor: Jerry Taylor • Section Number: 26861 • Last Day to Register: May 18

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Hobbies and Crafts

Stained Glass

Learn basic as well as alternative applications and techniques for creating beautiful projects with stained glass.  Students will complete projects of their choosing. Supplies and materials will be discussed at the first class.

Thursdays • 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. May 19 - July 21
$65 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: K-100
Instructor: Brian Formo • Section Number: 26856 • Last Day to Register: May 18



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 14 - Aug. 2
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-102
Instructor: Valerie McMillan • Section Number: 26858 • Last Day to Register: June 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, approximately $23. This class covers chapters 1-8 of the required book. (2.0 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • Jun. 14 - Aug. 2
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-100
Instructor: Candace Denton • Section Number: 26859 • Last Day to Register: June 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. • May 17 - Aug. 2
$35 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: J-100
Instructor: Sue Ray • Section Number: 26851 • Last Day to Register: May 16

Tap Dancing for the Young at Heart

A fun and easy tap dance class for older adults. Learn the basic steps and routines that are fun and simple.

Mondays • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. • May 16 - Aug. 8
$35 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: J-100
Instructor: Robin Davis • Section Number: 26857 • Last Day to Register: May 12


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Needlecrafts and Sewing

Basics of Sewing

Are you ready to start sewing? This class is for beginners and those who want ongoing 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 16 - Aug. 1
$55 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: K-100
Instructor: Nancy Jones • Section Number: 26852 • Last Day to Register: May 12

Knitting for Fun 101

A no-stress class for the beginning knitter. Learn the very basic 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. • May 16 - Aug. 1
$55 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: C-101
Instructor: Kathleen Wall • Section Number: 26854 • Last Day to Register: May 12

Quilting for Beginners

Beginners will learn tips and techniques for machine quilting, starting with the basics to assemble and complete a quilted project. Supplies will be discussed at the first class meeting. Quilting sewing with darning or quilting foot required

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • May 17 - Jul. 19
$55 Fee (self-supporting) • Room: K-100
Instructor: Dawn Hendrix • Section Number: 26855 • Last Day to Register: May 16

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