Personal Enrichment

Cabinetmaking

CAB 3100

Learn the fundamental techniques of cabinetmaking. Course topics include understanding the difference between production and custom cabinets; proper selection of woods, materials, tools and finishes; learning how to plan, blueprint and build a small cabinet; understanding cabinet installation; and understanding how to estimate building and labor construction costs.

Students will need: Safety glasses, hearing protection, N95 mask, measuring tape, pencil, folding rule (instructor will specify what type of folding rule during the first class – do not purchase this ahead of time).

Students must wear closed toe shoes. Pants must fit snugly at the waist and properly throughout, because loose-fitting pants or shirts can catch in the machinery and cause serious injury. While operating machinery, never wear long sleeves that fit loosely or do not button at the wrist. Long hair must be tied back into a bun at all times to prevent getting caught in machinery. The instructional space is comfortable but not heated or air-conditioned, so students should dress accordingly.

Students do not need to purchase the following list of project materials prior to the first class. Student projects and project sizes will be determined during the first class and students will purchase materials after that. Here is a general idea of what materials may be needed, although the sizes and cost may vary:

1 ea 3/4 x4’x8’ plywood = approx. $89
1 ea 1/4 x4’x8’ plywood = approx. $20
50 board feet of 4/4 poplar in the rough @ approx. $2.60/bdft = approx. $130
4 drawer slides – @ approx. $24/each = approx. $96
Total approximate materials cost for student project: $335

Classes are held at Freeman Wood Crafters (FRWC), located at 413 Church St. in Eden.

Instructor: Freeman Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CAB-3100-01 57380 M-TH 05/30/23 – 08/01/23 6-9PM FRWC

 

Carpentry: Core Skills

CAR-3108

This course provides instruction related to the core skills used by carpenters in residential and commercial settings. Topics include safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, measurement and layout, footings and foundations, construction framing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. Class will be held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking, located at 333 S. Scales St., Reidsville. Be sure to apply for the Eagle Train & Gain Scholarship for this program.

 

Instructor: Freeman Cost: $180
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CAR-3108-01 55969 TTH 02/21/23-06/01/23 6:00PM-9:30PM CCTW
CAR-3108-01 00000 TTH 07/18/23-10/17/23 6:00PM-9:00PM CCTW

 

Exploring Clay I

Learn how to design and make pottery using the potter’s wheel and various hand-building techniques. This 24-hour course is open to all levels and will focus on individual instruction. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of working in a cooperative 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: Korch Cost: $123
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7766-04 57395 M 03/13/23 – 05/01/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-05 57397 W 03/15/23 – 05/03/23 1PM-4PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-01 57399 M 05/22/23 – 07/17/23 2PM-5PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-02 57400 M 05/22/23 – 07/17/23 6PM-9PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-03 57401 W 05/24/23 – 07/12/23 2PM-5PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-04 57403 W 05/24/23 – 07/12/23 6PM-9PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-02 585951 M 08/14/23 – 10/09/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-02 58601 W 08/16/23 – 10/09/23 1PM-4PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-03 58602 W 08/16/23 – 07/12/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-05 58604 W 10/11/23 – 12/06/23 1PM-4PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-06 58605 W 10/11/23 – 12/06/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7766-04 58603 M 10/16/23 – 12/04/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104

 

Family Tree Maker Intermediate

OST 7145

This course is for students who have successfully completed Introduction to Family Tree Maker or for those who have an intermediate level of experience with the Family Tree Maker software. Students will learn to do in-depth research and record additional ancestors and descendants in Family Tree Maker 2019, scan and improve the appearance of their photos before entering them into Family Tree Maker and produce customized genealogy charts and reports. They will learn to document their research properly by entering repositories, sources, and citations. Upon completion, students will be able to expand their family trees within Family Tree Maker and use the skills gained to produce a mediumly complex family history book. In addition, those employed in or wishing to pursue a career in genealogy services will learn more advanced research, data entry, scanning, organizational, and computer skills. This course is instructor-led and delivered on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required. Students should bring a flash drive (at least 16GB) with their Family Tree Maker backup file on it to the first class.

Holiday Painting

This course is highly anticipated every year. Each week students will create holiday and decorative small paintings to give away or keep. Special instruction on glass painting and other specialty painting will be taught. Students’ Supply List: Table cover, paper towels, paper plates, water container, basic acrylic colors, basic brushes, at least 8 small canvases (any small size you’d like)

Instructor: Boles Cost: $75
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7140-01 58588 W 10/18/23 – 12/13/23 1-4PM HUM 104

Introduction to Family Tree Maker

OST 7144

In this course, students will learn to research and record their ancestors and descendants utilizing the Family Tree Maker software, scan and enter their photos, and produce genealogy charts and reports. They will also learn to manage facts and sources, add other media, and sync to ancestry.com. Upon completion, students will be able to take the knowledge gained and continue to expand their family trees within Family Tree Maker. They will also be able to produce a simple family history book. This course is a necessity for those wishing to document their families and preserve them for future generations. In addition, this course is beneficial to those employed in or wishing to pursue a career in genealogy services. The course is instructor-led and delivered in person on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required. Students should bring a flash drive with 16GB or more of storage space.

Painting a Portrait

You can learn to paint a portrait of the person you choose. Color mixture, facial feature measurement tips and more can be accomplished with these methods. 8 x 10 photo of person to paint, 2 8 x 10 black and white photo copies, basic acrylic paints, brushes, water containers, table cover, paper towels and plate.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $75
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7769-01 58587 W 08/16/23 – 10/04/23 1-4PM HUM 104

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

Painting: An Irish Landscape

CSP 7764

Paint an acrylic on canvas 16×20 landscape of a location in Ireland. You will learn about perspective, color mixture and layering to create depth. Beginner and advanced students are welcome. Supplies needed: 16×20 canvas, basic acrylic paints, basic brushes including a fan brush (bristle, not soft), table cover, water container, paper towels, plates.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $73
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7764-01 57166 W 3/22-5/10 1PM-4PM HUM104

 

Painting: Grandma’s Clothesline

CSP 7765

Paint a 16×20 canvas in acrylic depicting the past with a wash hanging on a clothesline. You will learn about color mixture, painting people, and movement in painting. Beginner and advanced students welcome. Supplies needed: 16×20 canvas, basic acrylic paints, basic brushes including a fan brush (bristle, not soft), table cover, water container, paper towels, plates.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $73
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7765-01 57169 W 05/31/23 – 07/19/23 1PM-4PM HUM104

 

Recreating Historic Pottery

Recreate a historic piece of ceramic of your choosing. In this class students will focus mainly on recreating form but materials like terra-siggalata may be used to boost authenticity. This course is appropriate for students will all levels of experience.

Instructor: Korch Cost: $123
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7767-01 57365 W 3/15-5/3 5PM-8PM CCA 104

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Wheel and Hand Thrown Ceramics

Develop the skills needed to work with clay. This 48-hour course will provide students with the skills and techniques 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 glazing and the basic operation of both electric and gas kilns. Individual instruction is supplemented with demonstrations. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of the pottery studio and more advanced makers will be able to focus and further develop their ideas. Clay, glaze materials and firings will be provided.

Instructor: Korch Cost: $243
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7768-02 58597 M 08/14/23 – 12/04/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7768-01 58596 W 08/16/23 – 12/06/23 1PM-4PM CCA 104
CSP-7768-01 58598 W 08/16/23 – 12/06/23 5PM-8PM CCA 104

 

Woodworking – Advanced: Fine Points of Furniture Construction

RRC 7127

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at an advanced level. Coursework includes discussion on the history, trends, and practice of the art and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Safety equipment is required (safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.). Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre-requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking course. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of the class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7127-01 57367 TTH 05/23/23 – 08/03/23 8AM-3:30PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Fundamentals

PRC 7100

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the introductory level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Discussion is held at the beginning of class about what types of wood will work best for each student’s project and guidance is provided about obtaining wood. The quantity and purchase amount will vary per student and per project but will cost $50 or less. The Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW) has poplar wood for purchase. If students prefer wood other than poplar, it may be purchased elsewhere. Please call the instructor at 336-394-4718 for recommendations. Some students prefer to bring in wood from other sources. Neither Rockingham Community College staff nor the CCWW staff will cut down trees or retrieve fallen wood from private community members. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. Students must provide safety glasses and hearing protection. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7100-01 55972 W 8/31-11/16 5:45-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7100-01 56612 W 2/1-4/19 5:45-9:15PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Intermediate

PRC 7143

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the intermediate level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students are prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre- requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking class. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7143-03 57416 TTH 05/23/23 – 08/01/23 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW

 

Address

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

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

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