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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  • 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

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. • January 8 – March 26
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Clara Flanagan • Section Number: 23970 • Last Day to Register: January 7

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 dis- cussed at the first class.

Mondays • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • February 9 – March 30
Room K-100 • $40 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Dwight Mitchell • Section Number: 24028 • Last Day to Register: February 6

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. • January 27 – March 17
Room K-100 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Gerald Davis • Section Number: 24029 • Last Day to Register: January 26

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 • 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

Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon • January 7 – March 25
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 23982 • Last Day to Register: January 6

Wednesdays • 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. • January 7 – March 25
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 23983 • Last Day to Register: January 6

Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon • April 1 – May 6
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 23984 • Last Day to Register: March 31

Wednesdays • 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. • April 1 – May 6
Room K-100 • $70 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Martha Beland • Section Number: 23985 • Last Day to Register: March 31


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General Interest

Frugal Living

Do you want to combat those crazy rising prices at the grocery store? This course will teach the basics of couponing and strategic shopping that could help you save 20%, 30%, or more on your shopping bill. Discussions in this class will include where to find coupons, creating a price book, stockpiling, rebates, coupon organization, stacking, understanding the store coupon policies, general couponing terminology, and more.

Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. • April 7 – May 5
Room D-102 • $20 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Sue Furman • Section Number: 23987 • Last Day to Register: April 6

Improve Your Life One Meal at a Time

Diets do not work! Lifestyle changes and a different approach to food and its preparation do. Learn about nutrients and how our body uses them, portion sizes, how to trick ourselves to eat less, how to read nutrition labels, and how to shop for the healthiest foods and ingredients. Students will also be provided with basic information about organic and genetically engineered foods to allow them to make informed decisions when grocery shopping.

Mondays • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • January 12 – February 2
Room K-101a • $25 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nadia Minniti • Section Number: 24032 • Last Day to Register: January 9

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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 dis- cussed at the first class.

Tuesdays • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • January 6 – March 10
Room K-100 • $45 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Barbara Flowers • Section Number: 23973 • Last Day to Register: January 5

Creative  Floral Arranging for Spring

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

Thursdays • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • January 15 – February 19
Room K-100 • $30 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Linda Totten • Section Number: 23975 • Last Day to Register: January 14

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.  Sup-
plies and materials will be discussed at the first class.

Thursdays • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. • January 8 – March 12
Room K-100 • $65 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Brian Formo • Section Number: 23986 • Last Day to Register: January 7

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. • January 20 – March 10 • Room G-102
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Valerie McMillan • Section Number: 23963 • Last Day to Register: January 19

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. • March 17 – May 5 • Room G-102
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Valerie McMillan • Section Number: 23967 • Last Day to Register: March 16

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. • January 20 – March 10 • Room G-100
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Candace Denton • Section Number: 23968 • Last Day to Register: January 19

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. • March 17 – May 5 • Room G-100
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Candace Denton • Section Number: 23969 • Last Day to Register: March 16

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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. • January 13 – March 31
Room J-100 • $35 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Sue Furman • Section Number: 23977 • Last Day to Register: January 12

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Needlecrafts and Sewing

 

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

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. • February 2 – April 6
Room K-100 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Nancy Jones • Section Number: 23972 • Last Day to Register: January 30

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. • January 5 – March 16
Room C-101 • $55 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Gerald Davis • Section Number: 23981 • Last Day to Register: December 19

Quilting  for Beginners

Beginners will learn tips and techniques for machine quilting, starting with the basics to assemble and completing a quilted project. Supplies will be discussed at the first
class meeting.

Wednesdays • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • January 7 – March 11
Room K-100 • $50 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Dawn Hendrix • Section Number: 24033 • Last Day to Register: January 6

Pottery

Functional Pottery

Up, Up & Away... Students will make functional items, using Highwater’s ½ & ½ clay body fired to cone 6. Examples include pitchers, candlesticks, jars and 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. • February 3 – April 21
Location: Arts Council • $100 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Renee Moore • Section Number: 23978 • Last Day to Register: February 2

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. • February 3 – April 21
Location: Arts Council • $100 Fee (self-supporting)
Instructor: Renee Moore • Section Number: 23980 • Last Day to Register: February 2

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