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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.

Gentle Yoga and Qi Gong


Gentle Yoga and Qi Gong with Donna Ellis
Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 & January 3 6:00-7:00pm

No class December 27th
Class Fee: $12.00 per class
All levels
Age 16+

Come join us for a 5 weeks series of gentle Yoga and Qi Gong, to increase strength and flexibility. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups.

Qi Gong, the ancient form of moving meditation and the foundation of Tai Chi,  originated in China and predates written history. Qi Gong has many benefits such as: initiates the relaxation response, decreases heart rate and blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, promotes better sleep, decreases anxiety/depression, coordinates/increases balance.

Qi Gong literally means "gonging" or cultivating your vital energy ("qi") over time. As a practice it consists of a combination of movement, self-massage, meditation, and breathing. Unlike Tai Chi, the majority of Qigong forms can be learned quickly because they involve repeating a single movement or small number of movements.

You can still join us after the series has started ($12.00 per class).

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Woodworking Studio Safety Class

December 5, 2017

woodshop safetyWoodworking Studio Safety Class
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-8:00pm
Tuition: FREE
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.

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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Stained Glass Guitar with Ron Davis

stained glass guitarStained Glass Guitar:  

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 6:00 till 8:00

Class Fee: $181 (includes $156.00 tuition & $25.oo material fee)

Additional material fee of up to$25 on day of class depending on materials used.

In this series of classes, we will give guitars that are at the end of their musical life, new life as art pieces.  Participants will create a stained glass panel that will replace the top of a wooden acoustic guitar.  Instruction will include all the steps needed to complete this project including: how to prepare the guitar, panel design, how to secure the panel to the guitar, lighting and display considerations.  Participants will need to work on their piece between each class in order to complete the guitar by the end of the class.  The CCSA stained glass studio is available to students at no charge while taking this class. You will end up with your own unique stained glass guitar art piece.

Six 2-hour weekly sessions

Pres-requisite: Strong beginner to intermediate stained glass skills

Tools: All required tools will be available for use during the class.

Materials: All materials, including a limited number guitars suitable for this project are available for purchase by participant in this class.

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Exploring Jewelers Tools Making Unique Copper Beads

January 6, 2018

Exploring Jeweler’s Tools- Making Unique Copper BeadsExploring Jeweler’s Tools- Making Unique Copper Beads

Saturday January 6, 2018     10am-4pm

Cost:  $80 Includes Instruction ($65) and Materials ($15)

Each tool in a jewelry maker’s kit has multiple uses. Learn the ins and outs of hammers and pliers while making a variety of hand-made copper beads.  Copper Beads include a Chaos Bead and Danish Love Knots. Beads can be used to make earrings, bracelets, or enhance other designs.  Learn the value of easy texturing using hammers on sheet metal resulting in a simple textured pendant. Students will be introduced to the Jig, a tool which helps create matching designs.

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Introduction to Jointery with Christina Boy

christina boyIntroduction to Jointery with Christina Boy
Saturday and Sunday, February 3 and 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: $140.00 (register by January 20 for a 10% tuition discount)
Materials $45.00, payable to instructor at the beginning of class, for selection of hardwood, finish, mirror, sandpaper, etc.
Age 18+
All skill levels

During this weekend workshop you will learn the fundamentals of milling rough sawn lumber and turning it into a frame. We will cover how to cut some basic joints, including lap joints, mortise and tenon joints, bridal joints, and spline miters. We will first learn to cut them by hand, then how to make them on the available machinery, and finalizing all that new found knowledge in making a frame/mirror with the joints of your choosing.

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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.

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!