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Classes appear on this list until the online registration date deadline – you may still be able to register for these upcoming classes over the phone.

To view upcoming classes after the online registration date has passed, including ongoing series or past classes, click on the link for the calendar view.

To register over the phone, give us a call at 276-236-3500.

Woodshop Safety Course

Woodworking Studio Safety Class
First Tuesdays every month, 5:30-8:00pm
Tuition: $10.00
Class size is limited and pre-registration by 4:00pm on the day of class is required

If you are thinking about attending Woodworking Open Studio, you must first take the Woodworking Studio Safety class to learn about the safe operation of three of our commonly used tools. In addition to being introduced to the studio and learning about studio safety rules, you get will practice adjusting and operating the table saw, band saw, and drill press.

Please note that this class is a prerequisite only to attend Open Studio at the CCSA Woodworking Studio, and is not needed before registering for any of our other woodworking classes as Instructors for those classes will review safety and operating procedures for any piece of machinery used in class.

At the end of class you will receive a $10.00 voucher which can be used  for a tuition discount on a Woodworking class OR for one Woodworking Open Studio session.

This class is held on the first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-8:00 pm. The days and times for Open Studio are subject to change - check the footer of CCSA's website for the current Open Studio schedule.

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Intro to Pottery with Linda Davis

September 5, 2018

Intro to Pottery
Linda Davis

Wednesday
September 5

10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm

Learn the basics of working with clay by hand-building an Empty Bowl.  Put your hands in clay and create a bowl that will be donated to the food-pantry-filling Empty Bowl project which keeps it local.  Students will be introduced to slab making, using a mold, and how to work with clay tools.

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. The May 30th, woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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The Art of Collage | Papier Mache Box with Debby Reeder

The Art of Collage | Papier Mache Box
Debby Reeder
Wednesday
September 12

10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm

Collage is more than merely cutting or tearing paper and gluing it down!  In this workshop you will learn the basics of collage on a journey of paper, fabric, and embellishments on paper, glass, and papier maché objects.  You choose the theme and the images while Debby leads you to a wonderful finished masterpiece.

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. The May 30th, woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Intro to Painting with Amy Jackson

Intro to Painting | Paint Party
Wednesday June 27, September 26
10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm

This is the perfect workshop for novice painters.  Follow along as Amy shows students how to create an artistic masterpiece ready to hang.  It’s easy with the step-by-step instructions in this workshop.

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. The May 30th, woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Gentle Yoga - Qigong with Donna Ellis

Gentle Yoga | Qigong
Donna Ellis
Wednesdays 6-7 pm
July 18, 25 & August 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuition:  $72 for series or $12/class
All Levels

Please Note, Dates have been moved back a week. 

Did you know your "issues are in your tissues?" Learn how to let go of negative thinking and emotions! New 6 week Qigong series will explore the extremely powerful Medical QiGong self-healing form called the 5 YIN ORGAN EXERCISES, to purge stuck emotions from your organs.

Instructor Donna Ellis is a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing/teaching Yoga and Qigong since 1998. She is currently pursuing a Master's certification in Medical Qigong at East Coast Institute of Medical Qigong in Gettysburg, PA

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Intro to Wood Turning with Morris Schlesinger

Intro to Wood Turning
Morris Schlesinger
Tuesdays | July 24, 31  Aug. 7, 14
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Open Studios (included in class fee) Thurs., July 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee:$132.00
Materials Fee: $25.00 for spindle and bowl blanks
Age: 18+
Skill Level: Beginner

 

This class is a great introduction to the world of turning, a skill that can be incorporated into furniture building or general woodworking projects as well as to produce turned objects such as spindles, bowls, pens, and round boxes.

Whether you have a lathe at home and want to learn how to use it, or you plan to come to CCSA’s Woodworking Studio to make projects there, this class is for you! In this class you will learn the ins and outs of turning wood.

Starting with an introduction to the lathe you will learn how to turn several basic shapes.  The first week will cover basic safety, machine components, tools, and basic operation of the tools and equipment while making different shapes of wood.  Over the next few weeks you will learn how to sharpen the blades, and begin making spindles, ornaments, and bowls.

This class meets for class time on Tuesday evenings, included in the tuition fee are Thursday evening Open Studio sessions to practice the skills.

Students are required to provide their own ANSI certified face shields which can be purchased locally at Lowe’s Hardware or Tractor Supply.  They can also be purchased online.

For safety purposes students should wear close toed shoes and refrain from any loose clothing or dangling jewelry.  Any long hair should be tied back.

The materials fee includes wood for turning spindles and blanks for bowls.  Extra blanks may be purchased at class time.

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Mandalas with Henry Reed

July 25, 2018

Mandalas
Henry Reed
Wednesday, July 25

1-2:30pm

Students will create one or more Mandalas individually and in collaboration with other students.  Students will earn to become comfortable using watercolors by using Henry’s special method for creating mandalas.

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. The May 30th, woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Cre8! Kids Series

July 25, 2018


CRE8! Kids

Wednesday, July 25
10:00am-2:30pm
Cost: $40

Upcycling is creatively reusing discarded or found materials to make something new, in this case to create art.

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Spirit Walking Stick with Joy Choate

July 28, 2018

Spirit Walking Stick
Saturday, July 28
10:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuition $50.00
Materials: $10.00
Level: All, Age: 16+
 
Legends have it that within every tree there lives a wood spirit, guarding the tree and the forest. The elusive creatures are said to bring good luck to anyone who finds them. Carve your very own walking stick, find the wood spirit residing within and take him/her with you for good luck in your foot travels.
This is a great class to learn to carve. The instructor will not only show you the tools and techniques of carving wood, but also show you how the wood can “speak” to you as you work on your walking stick. No experience necessary, but even novice carvers will enjoy this class. Maximum # students 10
This class is funded in part by Twin County Community Foundation.

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Intro to Stained Glass with Ron Davis

August 1, 2018

Intro to Stained Glass
Wednesday August 1
10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm

Learn the basics of stained glass to create a simple piece.  Students will foil, solder, and polish their very own stained glass creation.

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. The May 30th, woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Introduction to Art Journaling with Penney K

August 4, 2018

Introduction to Art Journaling
Saturday, August 4 
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Class Fee: $20.00
Ages: 12+
Skill: All, Maximum enrollment: 10

Art journaling is way to express yourself on paper using a combination of colors, textures, doodling, and text.  Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or appreciate your own handwriting this introduction to self-expression will change your mind.  No art experience is necessary!

Funded in Part by Twin County Community Foundation

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Intro to Blacksmithing | August 4 with Dean Beavers

August 4, 2018

Intro to Blacksmithing
Saturday, August 4
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $65.00
Materials fee:  $25.00 to instructor
Age: 15+, Level:  Beginner

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of blacksmithing.  In this workshop students will learn how to prepare and start a forge, the proper use of equipment, safety protocols, and a brief history of blacksmithing.  Students will learn how to bend, curl, and work with metal.  Class projects include but are not limited to “J” hooks, “S” hooks, and leaves.  No experience necessary.

Students should wear cotton clothing, closed toe leather shoes, and bring eye protection.  Smithing can be hot work, please bring adequate hydration!  Maximum # students 3

Class will take place at the blacksmith's shop behind the Galax Regional Library.

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Beginning Stained Glass with Ron Davis

There is only one seat left for this class please call 276.236.3500 to register. Thank you.

Beginning Stained Glass
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $104.00
Materials Fee: $10.00 to CCSA for glass, foil, solder, flux
Age: 16+, Skill Level: Beginner
Max enrollment: 6

In this beginner stained glass class students will learn all the steps required to complete a flat stained glass panel using the copper foil method.  The instructor will guide you through each step from choosing your design to cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing your piece.  Each student will end up with their very own unique panel of stained glass art.

The $10 materials fee includes one piece of glass and all the materials, use of equipment and tools needed to complete the project.  Extra supplies are available for purchase.

This class also includes Open Studio time on each Wednesday following every session during which time students will practice skills learned and work on completing their piece.  Open Studio hours on Wednesdays August 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

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Metal Message Key Chain with Amanda Bolen

August 8, 2018

Metal Message Key Chain
Amanda Bolen
Wednesday | August 8
10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm
$7.50

Learn how to etch a message into metal with this beautiful key chain! Amanda walks you through the process of creating copper etched jewelry.

 

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Yoga, storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Advanced Beginning Blacksmithing | Aug 11 with Dean Beavers

August 11, 2018

Advanced Beginning Blacksmithing
Instructor: Dean Beavers
Saturday, August 11
12:00  - 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $65.00
Materials Fee: $25.00
Age: 18+, Skill:advanced beginner; must have taken an Intro to Blacksmithing course

The next step in blacksmithing!  Students who have taken Intro to Blacksmithing will learn to twist metal as well as hone the basics smithy skills learned in the previous class.

Students must wear cotton clothing, closed toe shoes, and refrain from wearing loose clothing, jewelry and tie long hair back for safety reasons.

This class meets behind the Matthews Museum on Stuart Drive in Galax.

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Intro to Flatfooting - Music and Dance Traditions

August 13, 2018

Intro to Flatfooting/Music and Dance Traditions of Southwest Virginia
On the Breezeway at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Monday, August 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
Free!

Join us the second Monday of the month in June, July, August and September on the Breezeway at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 214 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, for an Introduction to Flatfooting. We'll start at 11:30 before the official start of the Mountain Midday Music. Beginning with a few easy flatfoot steps we'll also talk about the dance and music traditions of the area, and finish up with a mini-square dance, local style!

The fabulous Buck Mountain Band will be playing the music for this free workshop. Come have fun, kick up your heels, and learn about the music and dance of the area.

No preregistration is needed.

This class is funded in part by a grant from the Twin County Community Foundation, and is co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

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The Art of Seeing | Intro to Photography with Derrick Parker

The Art of Seeing | Intro to Photography
Instructor: Derrick Parker
Thursdays, Aug. 16, 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 13, 20
6pm-7pm

Tuition: $117.00
Skill: All, Age: 16+

 

Learn to view the world in 3-D as it relates to photography!  Students will learn the ins and outs of not only the myriad buttons on their camera, but also how to improve their photographic perspective and creativity.  The instructor will walk students through the aspects of photography with a digital camera showing the students the relationship between the equipment and the final photo results. Whether a newbie with a camera at home gathering dust or someone pondering the purchase of a more advanced camera this class is for you.  At least one class session will be a “walking” class in which the students will take photographs together.

Students should bring a digital camera, preferably a DSLR or SLT (any mirrorless type of camera) to class.

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Intro to Wheel Throwing with Rachael McKenzie

August 18, 2018

Intro to Wheel Throwing
Rachael McKenzie
Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class Fee: $130.00 10% discount if you register before August 4th.
Materials Fee:  $25.00 for #10 clay payable to CCSA
Age: 16+, Skill Level: Beginner

Please join instructor Rachael McKenzie on Saturday August 18 and August 25 to learn, step by step, how to make your own creations on the pottery wheel. With her guidance and your open studio pass, you will have studio time between classes to practice and hone your new skills. If you have some wheel experience already, this is a great class to grow your skills. Maximum is 6 students.

Class will take place at the Pottery Studio.  Students should have short fingernails, tie back any long hair, and wear old clothes.  Class includes open studio time in between classes for out-of-class practice.

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Metal Message Pendant with Amanda Bolen

August 18, 2018

Metal Message Pendant
Instructor: Amanda Bolen
Saturday, August 18 
10am-12pm
Class Fee: $10
Skill: All,  Age: 16+

Create a unique metal pendant with your own message on it.  Students learn to stamp with metal stamps and hammers turning their artwork into a necklace.  Perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.

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Macrame Jewelry with Daniel Garner

August 22, 2018

Macrame Jewelry
Daniel Garner
Wednesday, August 22
10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm
Cost: $7.50

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. , woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Embellished Fabric with Debby Reeder

August 25, 2018

Fabric Embellishment
Debby Reeder
Saturday, August 25 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Class Fee: $39.00
Materials Fee: $5.00 to instructor for fabric panel, buttons, floss, thread
Skill: All, Age: 16+

Take a preprinted fabric panel and make it your own by embellishing it.  You will learn to add buttons, lace, paint, and basic embroidery stitches to take a simple fabric picture from nice to WOW!  Create your very own fabric “painting”.  The sky’s the limit once you learn the basics of embellishing fabric.

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Cup & Ball with Kit Holland

August 29, 2018

Cup & Ball with Kit Holland
Wednesday, Aug 29
10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm
$7.50

 

Introduction to Art Making
Daytime programming for all ages and abilities

Introduction to Art Making is offered twice a day on Wednesday at 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. All classes are $7.50 each, including materials. These classes are multi-generational and are open to all. Accommodations will be made for those who need them, please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements.

The introduction to Art Making covers a variety of class disciplines including Qi Gong (form of yoga), storytelling, dream art, stained glass, jewelry/metal-smithing, art journaling, music, woodworking, pottery, collage, sewing and painting. Most classes will be held at the main building at 100 N. Main St. , woodworking class will be held at CCSA’s Woodworking Studio, 107 West Oldtown St. and the June 6th, pottery class will be held at CCSA’s Pottery Studio, 110 East Oldtown St.

These classes are supported in part by a grant from The Twin County Community Foundation and are part of CCSA’s Art 4 Life program.

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Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin

September 1, 2018

Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin
Saturday, Septmeber 1

10am-3pm
Skill Level:  All
Cost of Class: $52.00 tuition; materials fee TBD
Age: 14+

This class introduces students to the method of block printing designs on fabric.  Take fabric to a whole different level by creating distinctive blocks for printing and using found objects such as leaves on the fabric.  Students will develop patterns, learn to overlap colors as well as the interaction and visual texture on natural fibers (cotton, linen, and silk).  The instructor will also assist students in exploring extensions of pattern and color using dyes, surface embellishment, and stitchery.

There are many ways to use your newly printed fabric such as in quilts (see our upcoming Stack and Slash Quilt class), garments, and crafts.

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Nativity Scenes with Sally Willis

Nativity Scenes
Instructor: Sally Willis
Thursdays
Sept. 6, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Sept. 20,  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $52.00
Materials Fee:  $7.50 for clay (nonmembers)
Skill: all, Age: 14+

Build your own customized nativity scene from clay in this fun workshop.  Students will earn to build slabs, piece clay together using hand building techniques all leading to the creation of your one-of-a-kind nativity scene.  Learn to build this nativity scene in time to make more for yourself or for gifts.  In this introductory class you will feel comfortable playing in clay no matter your skill level. Maximum 8 students.

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Setting Stones and Glass in Silver Metal Clay

Setting Stones and Glass in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday September 8, 10am-5pm and Sunday September 9, 10am-1pm
Class Fee:  $200, 10% discount if you register before August 25.

What is Metal Clay?  Metal Clay is a revolutionary medium that challenges age-old thinking of how precious metals should be worked.  It is a water-based material that consists of microscopic particles of silver, gold, or base metals (copper and bronze) suspended in a non-toxic, organic binder.  There is actually no ceramic content (Clay) in the material at all.  It’s a putty-like mix that can be formed with hands and small tools in an endless variety of ways:  pinch, extrude, join, roll or mold.  Anything that can be done with clay can be done with metal clay.  The piece is then dried and fired in a small jewelry kiln.  The firing burns out the organic binder, leaving a pure metal piece.  In the case of silver it becomes “fine” silver.  Fine silver is 99.9% silver, while Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.  After firing, the piece can be hammered, soldered, oxidized and/or polished as can be done with any other metal object.

Prerequisite: Must have basic metal clay experience.

Class will include at least three methods of setting stones and one method of setting a glass cabochon in both demonstration and individual projects.

Cost:  $200 includes Tuition and Materials Fee includes:  A detailed handout, a 25 gram package of Silver PMC3 and appropriate stones and glass to complete the projects.  Additional materials may be purchased on the day of the class. Students will also be provided with earring findings and jump rings for pendants.  Other tools and equipment necessary for completing the projects will be provided by the instructor for use during the class.

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This is a series. Please select any of the dates below to register.

Intro to Flatfooting - Music and Dance Traditions

September 10, 2018

Intro to Flatfooting/Music and Dance Traditions of Southwest Virginia
On the Breezeway at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Monday, September 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Free!

Join us the second Monday of the month in June, July, August and September on the Breezeway at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 214 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, for an Introduction to Flatfooting. We'll start at 11:30 before the official start of the Mountain Midday Music. Beginning with a few easy flatfoot steps we'll also talk about the dance and music traditions of the area, and finish up with a mini-square dance, local style!

The fabulous Buck Mountain Band will be playing the music for this free workshop. Come have fun, kick up your heels, and learn about the music and dance of the area.

No preregistration is needed.

This class is funded in part by a grant from the Twin County Community Foundation, and is co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

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Stained Glass II Basics PLUS with Ron Davis

Stained Glass II Basics PLUS
Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18, 25
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $78.00
Materials Fee: $10.00 to CCSA for glass, foil, flux, solder
Age: 16+, Max Enrollment: 6

This class is for students who have completed a beginning stained glass class.  In this class students will build on skills learned in the beginning class.  The project selected will help students refine basic skills and learn new ones.  The instructor will cover a wide variety of topics including the use of lead came, templates, circle and hole cutters, as well as different ways of framing the completed piece.  Each student will create their unique panel of stained glass art.  Students will choose their own design for this class.

Working on the chosen project is highly encouraged for this series.  All students can take advantage of Open Studios (included in the class fee) on Wednesdays Sept. 12, 19, and 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 in CCSA’s fully equipped Stained Glass Studio.  The instructor will be available for facilitated assistance.

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Santa and Snowmen Wall Pockets with Sally Willis

Santa and Snowmen Wall Pockets
Thursdays, Sept. 13 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Sept. 27 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $52.00
Materials Fee: 3# clay $7.50 payable to CCSA
Level: All, Age: 14+

This hand-building class is a great introduction to working with clay.  Working with slabs of clay students will hand build a Santa and snowman wall pocket.  These adorable pockets are perfect for a gift or to keep yourself.  A perfect hand-made holiday decoration to hold your treasures.  Students will learn to make slabs, attach two pieces of clay together, and make impressions/marks in the clay to bring the piece to life.  All skills levels are welcome to this class, dress ready to get dirty and have fun in the clay. Maximum Students: 8

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It's About Time with Ann Childress

It's About Time
Monday, Sept. 17 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 18 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 1 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $73.00, 10% discount if registered before Sept. 3rd.
Materials Fee: 2# clay $5.00 payable to CCSA
Skill: Beginner, Age 14+

Make a great clock for your home or office in this fun class.  Learn to use a variety of surface design techniques including stamping, sprigs & under glazing.  Clocks provide a great 'canvas' for capturing meaningful textures (grandmother's lace, military buttons, etc.)  Beginners welcome! 8 maximum students.

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Belt Bracelet with Amanda Bolen

September 22, 2018

Belt Bracelet
Amanda Bolen
Saturday, September 22
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $39.00
Materials Fee: $5.00 to instructor for rivets, snaps, metal
Skill:  All, Age: 16+

 

Learn how to transform a leather belt into a showpiece bracelet.  Using simple leather-working techniques and some metalsmithing, students will make a unique cuff bracelet to showcase their style in upcycled fashion.

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Fall Foliage Photography with Derrick Parker

October 3, 2018

Fall Foliage Photography
Derrick Parker
Saturday, October 13
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Class Fee:$32.50
Skill: All, Age: 16+

Capture the stunning colors of Mother Nature in this workshop.  The instructor will take you on a field trip to photograph the trees in their fall wardrobe of bright colors.  Learn to see with a new eye as you train your camera on fall foliage.  Capture the play of light and shadows, learn about the Rule of 3’s, and gain a new perspective on photography.  This workshop will take place at a location to be determined closer to its date dependent upon where the leaves have changed.  

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Gold Beaded Ornament with Juanita Finger

October 6, 2018–October 7, 2018

Gold Beaded Ornament
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Class Fee: $208
Materials fee to instructor on first day: $45.00 which includes all the beads, ornament base, and instructions for project.

Students should bring scissors, size 12 beading needles*, size D white Nymo thread*, and a lamp/light if needed for close work.  *Instructor will have some needles and thread for sale at class.

Get a jump start on the Holidays by learning to create a stunning beaded ornament.  Award winning bead artist, Juanita Finger will teach you how to work with beads and thread in this class.  Students will learn three basic beading stitches -- ladder, fringe, and netting which can be transferred to future beaded projects.  The finishing touch is the use of Swarovski crystals to add some well-deserved bling.

Age: 12+
Skill: Beginner
Maximum # students 10

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Wood Frame & Panel Vise for Stained Glass with Ron Davis

Wood Frame & Panel Vise for Stained Glass
Tuesdays, October 9 & 16
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Class Fee: $70.00
Materials Fee: $10.00 to CCSA for wood
Age: 18+, Skill Level: All
Maximum enrollment: 6

This class takes place at CCSA Woodworking Studio

This class is designed for stained glass artists interested in creating simple frames for their stained glass panels.  The instructor will review frames in general focusing on the important considerations for creating a basic two sided mitered frame. This type of frame i suitable for small to medium sized stained glass panels.  The students will use a table saw to create up 10 feet of two sided framing stock, learn how to size/cut miter joints, assemble the frame, apply a finish and install hanging hardware. This would be enough to make one medium sized frame (24” x 24”) or several smaller frames.

Students will also learn how to make a panel vise.  The panel vise is designed to hold a stained glass panel vertically and most commonly used when applying solder to the edges of a piece. A very handy tool for stained glass artists.

Material for additional framing and various hanging hardware will be available for purchase if desired.

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Tree of Life Pendant with Amanda Bolen

October 20, 2018

Tree of Life Pendant
Amanda Bolen
Saturday, October 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Class Fee: $65.00
Materials Fee to instructor: $15.00 for wire and beads
Skill: All, Age: 16 +

The tree of life is a mystical and magical tree well known throughout many cultures, dating back to ancient times.  All parts of the tree are symbolic:  the roots dig deep, the trunk establishes a foundation, the branches reach out for sustenance, the leaves collect strength, and the fruit gives of itself.

Come join Amanda and create your own symbolic pendant formed from copper wire.  You will learn tool basics, sire wrapping techniques beginning by making a hammered copper frame.  The tree itself is twisted and formed inside the frame making a unique pendant to wear or to give.

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Withdrawal/Cancellation policy

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


Are you looking for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)? You can take any of our classes for Wytheville Community College CEU's. You can earn 0.1 CEUs for each hour of class time. The fee is $15. Please contact us to register for this option by calling 276-236-3500. 


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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After confirming your registration, click on the "PayPal" button and choose the "Don't have a PayPal account?" option at the bottom of the screen where you can enter a one-time credit card payment.


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!