Creative Arts

Ceramic Design

Develop the skills you need to work with clay. This 96-hour course will provide students with the skills and techniques they need to make functional and decorative objects out of clay. Using the potter’s wheel and various hand-building techniques, students take their designs from clay to glazed and fired ceramic pieces. The class also covers the essentials of ceramic glazes and the operation of both electric and gas kilns. Individual instruction is supplemented with daily demonstrations, slide talks, handouts and videos. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of the pottery studio and more advanced makers will be able to focus in and further develop their ideas. Clay, glaze materials and firings will be provided.

Instructor: Jones Cost: $280
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7152-01 52202 MW 1/11-5/3 6-9PM CCA 104

Drawing and Keeping a Sketchbook

If you have always wanted to learn to draw, or you just want to learn more, this class is for you. The basics of drawing will begin the class and we progress as the class advances. Step by step, the instructor will demonstrate and help you keep a sketchbook of your progress. Student supply list: pencils, erasers, spiral- bound sketchbook, paper towels, and any kind of soft brush to clear away eraser bits.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7142-01 52211 T 3/16-5/4 1-4PM TBA

Fundamentals of Stained Glass

Learn stained glass making artistry at the introductory level. Course work includes discussion on the history and trends of the art, practice in the art of stained glass making, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Leaded glass construction will also be discussed but will not be a focus. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Safety glasses are required. Students need to obtain the following materials: glass cutter, glass pliers, glass foil, solder, soldering iron, rheostat, workboard (instructions on how to build will be given at the first class). This initial supplies investment will range from $200-$300, depending upon the quality of items purchased. Class is limited to 12 students.

Instructor: Butler Cost: $90
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7147-01 52089 TH 6/3-7/22 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101
PRC-7147-01 53496 TH 8/12-9/30 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101
PRC-7157-02 53497 TH 10/14-12/9 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101

Painting a Tropical Landscape

A lush tropical landscape is the scene for this painting. It will be filled with color, greenery and florals. Techniques, color and brush strokes will be taught by the instructor in a step-by-step manner. Anyone can learn. Student supply list: basic acrylic paints & brushes, 16×20 canvas, paper plates & towels, water container, plastic table cover.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7144-01 52215 T 6/8-7/27 1-4PM HUM 101

Painting Provence, France

Students will complete a landscape acrylic painting. The scene is the beautiful rolling fields of lavender in Provence. Color mixture and perspective prevail in this 16×20 painting. Student supply List: table cover, paper towels, paper plates, water container, basic acrylic colors, basic brushes, and a 16×20 canvas.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7143-02 52212 W 3/17-5/5 1-4PM TBA

Painting with a Black Canvas

Black canvas should be purchased black, not painted black. The reason for this type canvas is that it provides a dramatic background for showcasing your colors and scene. It is a great painting lesson to try. Any level painter is welcome. Student supply list: basic acrylic paints and brushes, 16×20 black canvas, paper plates and towels, water container, plastic table cover.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7145-01 52238 W 6/9-7/28 1-4PM HUM 101

Painting with an Impressionist Background

This is a unique way of laying down color for the background in an impressionist manner to create light, shadow and color. Then the focal point will be painted in a more realistic structured manner. Step by step, the instructor will guide you through by demonstrating each process. Student supply list: basic colors, acrylic paint and brushes, 16×20 canvas, paper plates and towels, water container, and plastic table cover.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7122-01 52207 W 1/6-2/24 1-4PM BA

Pottery Making

Learn how to design and make pottery using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. This 48-hour course is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. A focus on individual instruction will allow each student to explore working with clay as a hobby or a profession. This course will introduce students the skills to design and make ceramic objects, apply glazes, load kilns, and operate within a cooperative studio. In-class demonstrations, handouts, videos, and images will be used to enrich the learning environment. New students are encouraged to purchase a basic pottery tool kit.

Instructor: Jones Cost: $175
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7153-01 52203 W 1/13-4/28 9AM-12PM CCA 104
PRC-7153-02 52204 W 1/13-4/28 6-9PM CCA 104
PRC-7153-03 52205 M 1/11-5/3 6-9PM CCA 104
Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu