Course Listing

More Alcohol Ink Techniques

October 4, 2014

More Alcohol Ink Techniques with Kathye Mendes
Saturday, October 4, 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $37.50
Materials: $5.00 (payable to instructor)
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Age: 18+

Register by September 20 for a 10% tuition discount

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Wrap It Up

October 6, 2014–October 31, 2014

WRAP IT UP!
An exhibit of wraps, scarves, and shawls
October 6—November 1

A collaborative event sponsored by the Mountain Homespun Fiber Guild displayed at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, 100 N Main St., Galax, VA

Enjoy the beauty of hand-crafted fiberlicious wraps made by local artisans.

Come learn to make your own snuggly wrap, let the Fiber Guild experts show you how.

CCSA is currently taking registrations for the following classes:

For more information and to register, click on the class link above or call 276-236-3500. Don’t delay — class sizes are limited.

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Sampler Quilt I - Half Triangles

Sampler Quilt Series I: I *heart* Half Triangles with Elizabeth Lineberry
Tuesdays, October 7 - November 18 (no class November 11), 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuition: $150
Material fee: TBD for kit to make all blocks
Skill level: Beginner (basic sewing machine skills required)
Age: 18+

Register by September 23 for a 10 % tuition discount

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Robert Broderson Exhibit

October 7, 2014–November 14, 2014

Robert Broderson: 40 Years of Painting
October 7-November 14
Closing Reception November 14,  5:00-8 :00 pm

Robert Broderson was a figurative painter, concerned with human and other figures.  He sometimes invented new creatures in his work; often, a menagerie of people and animals who seemed to pose the perennial questions: where do we come from, where do we go.

Broderson studied all the varieties of human experience and expression.  He said that the people in his paintings were not real people, and he almost never knew what he would paint ahead of time – his work developed expressionistically, in the process of painting. He peopled whole worlds and painted nearly every day for forty-five years.

Often covering a whole wall with canvas sheets randomly cut from a roll, Broderson worked on each and all at once. He never hesitated to rework what seemed finished, preferred not to date his work, did not worry much about titles. 

His early work was done in black and white.  The black was oil, India ink, pastel, or pen; the white was painted, left bare, or scratched off with a penknife.  Broderson studied shades of black and white, brown, and gray off and on for decades, and in his later years, he moved into strikingly discordant colors of oil pastel. In-between is a vast body of work, which testifies to the fertility of his creative imagination.

As a painter Broderson worker mainly with oils, but he began experiments with acrylics in his later years, and worked in pencil, pastel, and pen and ink throughout his career. The book of his work, RobertBroderson:32Drawings, is a masterful blend of his drawing and painting techniques.

Broderson’s favorite painter was Goya, and his homage is readily apparent in the dark paintings and disturbing themes, which are obvious throughout his career.  He also loved Cezanne, for the beauty of his work and his seminal role as precursor of modernity. He loved Picasso for his playfulness and because he seemed to encompass all of modern art within his work.

Biography

Robert Broderson was born in West Haven, Ct. on July 6, 1920, and died in Independence, Virginia. on March 12, 1992. He was a painter for forty-five years, from the time he entered Duke University to his last years in his studio in Independence overlooking the New River.

Broderson served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945, and in 1947 he enrolled as a twenty-seven-year-old freshman at Duke University on the G.I. Bill. In his sophomore year at Duke, he began the work in painting that would be his life.  After he graduated from Duke in 1950, he went on to earn a M.F.A. from State University of Iowa. 

Broderson spent many years teaching, first at Duke, and later North Carolina State. He also taught summer classes at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. After the sixties, Broderson gave up teaching and devoted all his life to painting.

Highlights of Broderson’s career include receiving Guggenheim and Ford Foundation Grants, having his work included in shows at the Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan, and being inducted  into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

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CANCELLED - Harmony Singing

October 11, 2014

CANCELLED - Harmony Singing with Sarah and Savannah Church

Saturday, October 11, 10am-3 pm
Tuition: $50
Skill level: Some experience singing needed - you should be able to carry a tune and keep time when singing.
Age: 16+

In this workshop you will learn how to sing harmony naturally and intuitively. Beginning with a short introduction on lead and harmony basics and simple vocal warm-up exercises, we'll then work on basics of chord-based close vocal harmonies commonly used in bluegrass and old-time singing.

The class will focus on singing a strong lead and finding harmonies above and below the lead (tenor and baritone parts), with tips on blending voices and more. Everything is taught by ear. Everyone should come away with an understanding of how harmonies are made and some strategies for finding harmonies on the fly. Word sheets will be provided.

Savannah and Sarah Church sings with their band, the Church Sisters, with Savannah on lead and her twin sister Sarah singing the harmony parts, as well as playing the mandolin. They've been singing and playing together as The Church Sisters since they were 12. The group has played on stages all over the United States in churches, theaters, festivals, and even at the White House. They've appeared on several TV specials, including “The Joey and Rory Show,” “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country’s Family Reunion.” The Church Sisters have released two albums, “Farther Along” and their most recent, “There’s You.”

Register by September 27 for a 10% earlybird discount.

If you sign up with a partner, the cost is $45 each. Please call us to sign up over the phone if you are registering as a pair. Pairs are eligible for the additional 10% earlybird discount.

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Drop Stitch Scarf

October 11, 2014

Drop Stitch Scarf with Janet Braithwaite
Saturday, October 11, 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $37.50
Material list provided
Level: Advanced beginner +
Age: 18+

Do you want to make a beautiful gift that is quick, easy and gorgeous? The Drop-Stitch Scarf is a perfect candidate. Depending on the yarn, this scarf is more decorative than warm. It is perfect to pair with a favorite tunic or sweater. The sample in the picture is knit in ribbon yarn, but any novelty yarn (furry, fluffy, shiny or sparkly) or your favorite yarn will do. Skills needed are: cast on, knit stitch, yarn over stitch, joining new yarn and bind (cast) off.

Please bring 2 skeins of the yarn of your choice and one pair of US Size 10 1/2 needles. If you choose a bulky or super bulky yarn the needle size is US 13. The scarf will be almost half complete when class is over.

Register by September 27 for a 10% tuition discount 

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Watercolor: James River/Waterfall Rock Landscape

October 11, 2014

Watercolor: James River/Waterfall Rock Landscape with Ken Hobson
Saturday, October 11, 10:00am-4:00pm
6 hrs. instructional time
Tuition: $75.00
Ages: 16+
Level: Beginner-Advanced Beginner
Materials: list provided

Learn to capture the magic of flowing water while you study the fundamental concepts of light and dark in watercolor. Ken Hobson will show you how to arrange light values and the use of negative space to create a landscape of rocks in the James River or the beauty of autumn colors at a waterfall.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Watercolors (tubes are best)

  • Payne's Grey
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Sap Green
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue

Paper

  • 90 lbs or 140 lbs watercolor paper (Micheals has a Strathmore spiral bound pad with a brown cover this is quite reasonable with a coupon)

Brushes (minimum)

  • #6 round brush
  • 1/2" or 1" flat brush

Other Miscellaneous

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Palette - an inexpensive plastic palette, or a styrofoam dinner plate

Materials should be available from a store like Michaels, or online from Jerry's Artarama or Cheap Joe's.

Register by October 4 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Beginning Fiddle - Level 2

Level 2 Beginning Fiddle with Betty Vornbrock
Thursdays, October 16-November 6, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuition: $75
Age: 14+
Level: Level 2 Beginner  (must be comfortable with the bow and fiddle and be able to play a few tunes) 

Level 2 is for those who have had some fiddle instruction, know how to hold the fiddle and bow, and have learned to play a tune or two. Betty will help you hone these skills with bowing and noting exercises, as well as learning fun tunes in the Old-Time tradition. Don't worry - if you aspire to other styles of fiddling - Bluegrass or Irish, for instance - these skills will put you on the right track for making ANY kind of music with your violin! This class is also for you if you've tried playing the fiddle in the past, and need a refresher to get started back into it. Please bring a recording device, and your fiddle!

Betty Vornbrock is an accomplished fiddler in several different traditional styles. Her first love is that of the Appalachian Mountains, and has focused on the tunes of West Virginia, Kentucky, and the Blue Ridge since the late '70's. Her classes concentrate on the diversity of these regions and players to help students develop their own sound. She has taught previously at CCSA, including the ongoing Galax JAM Program, as well as the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Cowan Creek Mountain Music Week, Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week (Mars Hill, NC), University of Chicago Folk Festival, Berea College, and several weekend workshops while on tour with her band.

Betty and her band, the Reed Island Rounders, hit the festival circuit each summer, and have taken honors at Galax, Mount Airy, Clifftop, Glenville, Fiddler's Grove, and many of the other fiddlers' conventions. She was honored to win 3rd place in Clifftop's Senior Fiddle division in 2014. The band loves to play for squaredances and contras, festivals, and house concerts. The Rounders have produced 3 CDs as a band; Betty joined J.P. Fraley on their twin fiddle CD “Side by Side”; and she has a few collaborations with others over the years.

Register by October 2 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Fall Plein Air Day

October 18, 2014

Fall Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards
3222 Meadow Creek Rd, Galax, VA
Saturday, October 18 (rain or shine)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Art Show and Wet-Paint Auction, 3:30 pm

Plein Air artists paint outdoors, working quickly to capture the light and complete their work in one day. The public is invited to come to this event to enjoy a glass of wine, stroll the grounds, and watch the artists paint. Dr. Jack Sproul will be providing music from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon outside of the pouring room.

There will be a wine and cheese reception, art show and auction of the work created that day, beginning at 3:30 pm. Col. Mitchell Funk will be the auctioneer. This event is free and open to the public. Wine is available for purchase.

Artist registration begins at 8:00 am. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and a glass of wine. Prizes are awarded during the reception. (1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50, People’s Choice-gift basket). There’s an auction at the end of the day, so bring a frame! Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will keep 20% of the auction price.

This event is sponsored by Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, The Doctor's Inn, and Mt. Vale Vineyards.

Artists may pre-register for this event. Register by Monday, October 13 for a $5 discount.

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Wheel Throwing

Wheel Throwing with Ann Childress
Mondays and Tuesdays, October 20-November 4 (no class November 3), 5:30-7:30 pm
Tution: $125
Clay Fee: $20.00 (Payable to CCSA)
Beginner-Intermediate
Age: 15+

For beginners and experienced potters alike, this small-size class focuses on learning to throw pots as well as improving skills already possessed by more advanced students.  We'll begin with basic skills like centering and pulling up a wall, and then move along to specific forms chosen by the students.  No prior clay experience needed.

Register by October 6 for a 10% tuition discount

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  • Monday, October 20, 2014 Sold Out
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Sold Out
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 Sold Out
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Sold Out
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Sold Out

Flatpicking Guitar and Music Theory

October 25, 2014

Music Theory and Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Fore
Saturday, October 25, 10:00-4:00
Tuition: $62.50
Level: Intermediate

In this class Scott will teach music theory and how to apply it to flatpicking. While you will learn a couple of tunes, the focus will be on how to apply flatpicking techniques to any tune, not just the ones he shows you.

In addition to your guitar, you may want to bring a guitar stand, recording device, and a notebook.

Scott is an internationally recognized guitarist who has won many contests, including the National Flatpicking Championships, which is held in Winfield Kansas each year. Other honors include being named a Doc Watson guitar champion, Wayne Henderson Champion of Champions, and Galax Old Fiddlers Convention Best All Around Performer. He is also recognized by Virginia Folklife and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as a Virginia Master Folk Artist. addition to your guitar, you may want to bring a guitar stand, a recording device, and a notebook.

Scott has recorded instructional videos and written instructional books. He has various recording project and tours as solo act, with a Gypsy Jazz band, and with a contra dance band.

Register by October 11 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Wrap it Up Crochet Scrumbles

October 25, 2014

"Wrap It Up" Crochet Scrumbles with Nancy Leibrecht
Saturday, October 25, 12:00-3:00 pm
Tuition: $37.50
Level: Advanced beginner-intermediate

Explore free-form crochet by making a scrumble wrap.  No written pattern is needed—just some basic crochet skills and left-over yarn.  While this is a chance to let your imagination loose, there are some basic rules to making a successful scrumble wrap.  In class we will discuss how to begin your scrumble and how to make your own original pattern once you develop your concept.  Join us at the end of October to make something wild to wear during the cold winter months.

Students will need to bring a variety of different sized crochet hooks and a variety of yarns.  Left-over bits of from other projects are great.  Some yarn will be available in class for a small materials fee and locally produced yarns will be available for purchase in the gallery.  Students should minimally be familiar with making a chain, single, double and treble crochet.

Register by October 11 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Jewelry Studio with Karin - October 30

October 30, 2014

Jewelry Studio Time with Karin Carlson-Muncy
Thursday, October 30, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20

Have you taken a metalsmithing, torch soldering, or wireworking class and wish to do more? Have you learned the skills but lack the tools to practice? Are you continuing your work but need gentle assistance, guidance and encouragement? This is for you.

This facilitated open studio is designed to provide students who’ve taken a jewelry classes in the past the opportunity to practice and develop their jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Students will be able to use the CCSA jewelry studio and studio tools (specialized tools may be available as well) during this time. Although it is not a class with instruction, Karin will be present to offer advice and encouragement as well as ensuring everyone’s safety. You are encouraged to practice skills learned in previous class(es) and to make specific pieces of your own design . Students are to bring their own metal supplies.

Reserve your spot and be sure you let us know if you're interested as we require a minimum of 3 students for each session!

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Jewelry Studio with Karin - October 31

October 31, 2014

Jewelry Studio Time with Karin Carlson-Muncy
Friday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20

Have you taken a metalsmithing, torch soldering, or wireworking class and wish to do more? Have you learned the skills but lack the tools to practice? Are you continuing your work but need gentle assistance, guidance and encouragement? This is for you.

This facilitated open studio is designed to provide students who’ve taken a jewelry classes in the past the opportunity to practice and develop their jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Students will be able to use the CCSA jewelry studio and studio tools (specialized tools may be available as well) during this time. Although it is not a class with instruction, Karin will be present to offer advice and encouragement as well as ensuring everyone’s safety. You are encouraged to practice skills learned in previous class(es) and to make specific pieces of your own design . Students are to bring their own metal supplies.

Reserve your spot and be sure you let us know if you're interested as we require a minimum of 3 students for each session!

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Jewelry Studio with Karin - November 1

November 1, 2014

Jewelry Studio Time with Karin Carlson-Muncy
Saturday, November 1, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $20

Have you taken a metalsmithing, torch soldering, or wireworking class and wish to do more? Have you learned the skills but lack the tools to practice? Are you continuing your work but need gentle assistance, guidance and encouragement? This is for you.

This facilitated open studio is designed to provide students who’ve taken a jewelry classes in the past the opportunity to practice and develop their jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Students will be able to use the CCSA jewelry studio and studio tools (specialized tools may be available as well) during this time. Although it is not a class with instruction, Karin will be present to offer advice and encouragement as well as ensuring everyone’s safety. You are encouraged to practice skills learned in previous class(es) and to make specific pieces of your own design . Students are to bring their own metal supplies.

Reserve your spot and be sure you let us know if you're interested as we require a minimum of 3 students for each session!

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Lollipop Garden

November 8, 2014

Lollipop Garden with Chris Davis
Saturday, November 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition:  $87.50
Material Fee:  $12.50
Skill level:   beginner
Age: 16+

Paint fun and whimisical flowers with acrylic paints on canvas alone and also on Van Gogh relief (plaster effect) canvas.  You will take home 2 very different and colorful pieces (10" X 20").  You will love them both!

Register by October 25 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Music of the Crooked Road - Fiddle with Alice Gerrard

Music of the Crooked Road - Old-time Fiddle with Alice Gerrard
Saturday, November 15, 9 am-4 pm, and Sunday, November 16, 10 am-3 pm
Concert Saturday, November 15, 7-9 pm
Tuition: $140
Level: Intermediate

In a career spanning some 40-plus years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music. Alice is particularly known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ’70s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder on CD) and influenced scores of young women singers — even The Judds acknowledge Hazel and Alice as an important early inspiration.

Alice’s two solo albums, Pieces of My Heart, and Calling Me Home were released on the Copper Creek label in 1995 and 2004, respectively, to critical acclaim in Billboard, Bluegrass Unlimited, New Countr, and other publications. These superb recordings showcase Alice’s many talents: her compelling, eclectic songwriting; her powerful, hard-edged vocals; and her instrumental mastery on rhythm guitar, banjo, and old-time fiddle.

Alice has appeared on more than 20 recordings, including projects with many traditional musicians such as Tommy Jarrell, Enoch Rutherford, Otis Burris, Luther Davis and Matokie Slaughter; with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich as Tom, Brad & Alice, with the Harmony Sisters, and with the Herald Angels. With her in-depth knowledge of mountain music, she has produced or written liner notes for a dozen more. She also co-produced and appeared in two documentary films.

A tireless advocate of traditional music, Alice has won numerous honors, including an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Distinguished Achievement Award, a Virginia Arts Commission Award, the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Tommy Jarrell Award, and an Indy Award.

In 1987 Alice founded The Old-Time Herald and the Old-Time Music Group, a non-profit organization that oversees publication of The Old-Time Herald. Alice served as editor-in-chief of The Old-Time Herald from 1987 till 2003. She continues to perform solo and with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich, the Herald Angels, and Beverly Smith. Watch for upcoming new recordings.

Register by November 1 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Music of the Crooked Road - Banjo with Gail Gillespie

Music of the Crooked Road - Old-time Finger-picking Banjo with Gail Gillespie
Saturday, November 15, 9 am-4 pm, and Sunday, November 16, 10 am-3 pm
Concert Saturday, November 15, 7-9 pm
Tuition: $140
Level: Intermediate

Gail Gillespie is one of the leading experts of old-time fingerpicking banjo. She plays several regional styles including North Carolina’s old-time 2 & 3 finger up-picking banjo traditions. In this workshop, Gail will introduce styles used in the mountains and piedmont areas of Virginia and North Carolina. Participants will learn about both solo and “seconding” styles that allow playing with a band as well as other banjo players.

Gail was editor of “The Old Time Herald” magazine for many years and is an outstanding old time musician and historian. She has played in numerous bands, including the Herald Angels with Alice Gerrard and Kay Justice.

Click here to view a video of Alice, Gail and Kay playing a Roscoe Parrish tune

Register by November 1 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Music of the Crooked Road - Bass with Joe Dejarnette

Music of the Crooked Road - Bass with Joe Dejarnette
Saturday, November 15, 9 am-4 pm, and Sunday, November 16, 10 am-3 pm
Concert Saturday, November 15, 7-9 pm
Tuition: $140
Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Joe Dejarnette (AKA joebass) is widely known as a bass player, as well as sound engineer and record producer. He plays everything from straight-ahead old-time to music that defies being categorized in a specific genre. He toured with the WIYOs for many years and has played formally and info with many old-time stringbands.

Joe's bass class is open to all levels, whether you've just recently gotten a bass, or have been playing for years and want some new ideas. Familiarity with old-time string band music of the region is helpful but the only requirement is a string bass to play and an enthusiastic love of old-time music! Solid rhythm playing for dancing and quality time keeping will be emphasized, and I am excited to share my experience, techniques, thoughts, tips and stories about:

  • Timing
  • Tone
  • Right and left hand techniques and exercises
  • Runs, ornaments, slap styles and leaving them out (don’t be afraid of open spaces!)

The class will consist of mostly hands on playing… a discussion followed by an immediate application of that concept through playing live in the room with a guitar and fiddle.

Register by November 1 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Better Bowls

Better Bowls with Ann Childress
Mondays & Tuesdays, November 17-December 2 (no class December 1), 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuition: $125
Clay Fee: $25 (payable to CCSA)
Age: 16+
Basic throwing skills required

A focused approach to making better bowls.  Bowl shapes are easy to make on the potter's wheel but often turn out clunky-looking and heavy bottomed.  A well-planned rim and a well-trimmed bottom and foot make all the difference!  We'll make bowls on Mondays and learn to how to trim them on Tuesdays.  The last class is glazing.  Students should possess basic throwing skills.

Register by November 3 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Alcohol Ink Gift Ideas

November 22, 2014

Alcohol Ink Gift Ideas with Kathye Mendes
Saturday, November 22, 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $37.50
Materials: $10 (payable to instructor)
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Age: 18+

Register by November 8 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Carving Wooden Whimseys

November 29, 2014

Carving Wooden Whimseys with Rodney Hopkins
Saturday, November 29, 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition:  $75.00
Material Fee TBD

In the tradition of Hobo and Tramp Art, students will learn how to carve a section of wooden chain attached to a caged ball or captive ring using only knives. Instructor will also discuss other possible elements of carving Whimseys, the collector's name for this type of carving. Topics covered will include the following: Tool Safety, Sharpening and Use; Wood Selection; Whittling Techniques; Planning and diagramming tips; Finishing Methods; and ongoing discussions of general wood carving.

Instructor will provide milled blanks of local woods for carvings. Additional blanks will be available for purchase from instructor.

Register by November 15 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Basic Manga Drawing

December 13, 2014

Basic Manga Drawing with Jennifer Kohl
Saturday, December 13, 12:00-3:00 pm
Tuition:  $37.50
Material: List will be provided
Ages:  12+
Level: Beginner

Come join our Manga art class and learn how to draw  Japanese Comic Book Cartooning!

In this basic Manga Drawing class you  learn the steps  of drawing a manga face, eyes and hair, and how to outline them in black ink. We will practice different facial expressions and hair styles and if times permits we will work on basic body sketches. Bring a picture of your Favorite Manga Caricature to Draw from or create your own new caricature.

Register by November 29 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Withdrawal/Cancellation policy

In case of student withdrawal, tuition less 20% is refundable up to two weeks prior to class. Tuition cannot be refunded if student withdraws less than two weeks prior to class.

The class may be cancelled by the CCSA due to low enrollment, severe weather, illness, or other reasons. In cases where the class is cancelled by CCSA, payments are fully refundable.


Inclement Weather Policy

Morning and Afternoon Classes and Events: If Galax School District is closed due to inclement weather, daytime classes and events are also cancelled.

Evening and Weekend Classes and Events: Cancellation is at the discretion of the instructor or CCSA personnel based on road and weather conditions. CCSA or the instructor will attempt to contact you using the contact email and/or phone numbers you have given us when registering for the class. Notification of cancellation will also be posted on the CCSA and/or Oldtown Pottery Facebook pages.

If a class meeting is one of a series, the class will be rescheduled. If the class is a one-day workshop, it will be cancelled and you will be refunded.


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Lodging Information

Looking for a place to stay while you are taking a class with us? Click here for a list of area hotels, motels, cabins, and inns. Some of them offer discounts for students taking classes at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts!