Course Listing

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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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QiGong with Donna Ellis

QiGong/Gentle Yoga
Donna Ellis
Wednesdays | 6:00-7:00pm
$14/class OR $72/series

Qigong could be the perfect exercise for you if you're experiencing any of the following:

  • High levels of anxiety and chronic stress
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Joint pain, osteoarthritis or tendonitis
  • fatique and insomnia
  • difficulty focusing, learning disabilities
  • lower immune function
  • digestive issues
  • emotional disturbances such as anger/frustration, excessive worry, fear, grief/sadness
  • unable to perform intense exercise
  • mood swings, painful menstruation, and menopausal issues
  • headaches and migraines

Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one- we have extras if not!

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The Art of Seeing | Intro to Photography Derrick Parker 10.27

October 27, 2018

The Art of Seeing | Intro to Photography
Derrick Parker
Saturday, October 27
9:00-11:30am at CCSA
Class Fee: $32.50
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.

If you register online you MUST pay online to reserve your spot. You may also register by calling 276.236.3500.

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Stained Glass 3D Tree with Ron Davis

Stained Glass 3D Tree
Instructor: Ron Davis

Tuesdays | October 30, November 6 & 13
5:30-7:30pm
Class Fee: $78, Materials Fee: $10 to CCSA
Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn how to go from flat to dynamic with your glass, and make a beautiful Christmas decoration. Here is a great way to create unique, handmade gifts for the holidays!   This 3D tree will be assembled using skills you've built in a beginner's course.

 

If you register online, you must PAY online, or your spot in the class will NOT be reserved. You can always call to register during business hours.  

 

 

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Watercolor for Beginners with Amy Jackson

October 30, 2018

Watercolor for Beginners
with Amy Jackson
Tuesday, October 30
1-2:30PM ONLY
$7.50, limit 10

Learn basic watercolor techniques to start your watercolor painting journey! You will learn how to paint some basic water color scenes and take home some post cards by the end of class!

 

This class is funded in part by Twin County Community Foundation.

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Needle Felted Gnome with Jonnie McGuire

Needle Felted Gnome
Jonni McGuire
Tuesday, November 6 
1-2:30PM ONLY
OR
Wednesday, November 28
1-2:30PM OR 4-5:30om
Cost: $7.50 per session

Learn how to make this adorable gnome sculpture with the needle felting technique! You will be introduced to the tools and skills to make the needle felted creature. All ages and abilities are welcome!

This class is funded in part by the Twin County Community Foundation.

If you register online you MUST pay online to reserve your spot in the class. 

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Wet Bowl Turning with Morris Schlesinger

November 7, 2018

Wet Bowl Turning with Morris Schlesinger
Wednesday, November 7
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $56.00
Materials Fee:  $25.00 to CCSA 
Age: 18+

Skill: Intermediate, students must have taken a prior turning class at CCSA or have adequate turning experience

Students will learn how to go from a rough log blank to a rough bowl suitable for drying.  Lathe speed and tool control will be a focus as students learn which tools to use while shaping a bowl on the wood lathe.

Students must have either taken a class at CCSA or have adequate wood turning experience to take this class.  Students must bring and wear their own ANSI safety shield, wear close toed shoes, and refrain from any dangling or loose clothing or jewelry for safety reasons.  This class takes place in CCSA's Woodworking studio.

A tour of a working wood turning shop is included.

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Paint a Christmas Card with Rachael McKenzie

November 7, 2018

Paint a Christmas Card 
with Rachael McKenzie

Wednesday, November 7
4-5:30pm
Class Fee: $7.50

Learn how to paint a beautiful Christmas Card with watercolors. You can use the cards previously drawn in the "Sketch a Christmas Card" Art4Life class! (recommended but not required.)

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Sketch a Christmas Card with Amy Jackson

November 7, 2018

Sketch a Christmas Card
with Amy Jackson
Wednesday, November 7
1-2:30pm
Class Fee: $7.50

 

Sketch your favorite Christmas Carol on a card, learn basic crosshatching and hand lettering to make the perfect handmade card! The second session that Wednesday will be how to paint your card with Rachael McKenzie if you want learn how  to add color!

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Dry Bowl Turning with Morris Schlesinger

November 8, 2018

Dry Bowl Turning with Morris Schlesinger
Thursday, November 8
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Fee: $56.00
Materials Fee: $25.00 to CCSA
Age: 18+
Skill: Intermediate, students must have taken a prior class at CCSA or have adequate turning experience

Students will take a dried, rough bowl and turn to finish using different techniques and tools.  Lathe speed and tool control will be a focus as students learn which tools to use while shaping a bowl on the wood lathe.  Students will sand the bowl to a fine finish and remove the bowl foot.

Students must have either taken a class at CCSA or have adequate wood turning experience to take this class.  Students must bring and wear their own ANSI safety shield, wear close toed shoes, and refrain from any dangling or loose clothing or jewelry for safety reasons.  This class takes place in CCSA's Woodworking studio.

A tour of a working wood turning shop is included.

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Pottery Christmas Tree

November 14, 2018

Pottery Christmas Tree
Wednesday, November 14
1-2:30pm with Amy Jackson
OR
4-5:30pm with Rachael McKenzie
$7.50/per session

Come learn how to make a whimsical ceramic Christmas Tree with hand building techniques. These will make amazing gifts or adorable decorations! All ages and abilities welcome.

Funded in part by Twin County Community Foundation.

To complete registration online you MUST pay online to reserve your spot. You can also call 276.236.3500 to register over the phone.

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Merry Stamp-mas with Jennifer Webb

December 5, 2018

Merry Stamp-mas
Jennifer Webb
Wednesday, December 5
1-2:30pm OR 4-5:30pm
$7.50 per session

Create your own stamps to use to decorate wrapping paper, gift tags, cards, ornaments and more!  A fun way to add a personal touch to any gift. All ages and abilities are welcome!

This is class is funded in part by Twin County Community Foundation.

If you register online you MUST pay online to reserve your place. You can also call 276.236.3500 to register.

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Cutting Boards & Butcher Blocks with Christina Boy

December 8, 2018–December 9, 2018

Cutting Boards & Butcher Blocks Round 2
Instructor: Christina Boy
Dec 8 | 9am-5pm & Dec 9| 10am-5pm
Class Fee $182
Materials Fee to Instructor: $45

Come learn the basics of making cutting boards and butcher blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Once you learn the basics you can create more as gifts for your loved ones this X-mas! In this class we will cover milling rough lumber, gluing the milled wood up to make cutting boards and acquire the skills to create fun patterns to make end-grain butcher blocks. We'll end by learning how to properly sand and finish them with food safe oil. No experience necessary!

Materials fee includes: lumber, sandpaper and butcher block oil.

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3D Christmas Cards with Debby Reeder

December 14, 2018

3D Christmas Card 
Debby Reeder
Wednesday, December 14
1-2:30 OR 4-5:30PM
$7.50

Why buy a Christmas card when you can make one? Use collage and embellishment techniques to make one of a kind cards for friends and family. All ages and abilities are welcome!

This class is funded in part by Twin County Community Foundation.

If you register online you MUST pay online to reserve your place. You may also register by calling 276.236.3500. 

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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.


PayPal allows you to make an individual credit card purchase without an account.

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!