Arts & Crafts

Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer a variety of lifelong leisure learning and personal enrichment courses.  Whether you are you interested in enhancing your skills or turning your skills into an entrepreneurial opportunity, Guilford Technical Community College has a course designed just for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Watercolors for Beginners 

This course will teach the elements and techniques of painting using watercolors. Watercolor painting is a skill that anyone can learn! This fun, informative, stress-free class is design for the beginner and leisure watercolorist. In each session of these watercolor classes we will study the life and methods of a unique art history master. Come and discover the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolor in a welcoming and supportive environment. There will be an extra cost for materials. Please contact the instructors for a complete supply list. For Jeffrey Cates class, email address jdcates1@gtcc.edu and for Tamra Hunt class, tlhunt2@gtcc.edu Tuition Cost: $60


Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EC1 Watercolors for Beginners 1/27/22 - 3/3/22 Tu 6:00pm - 8:30pm Cameron C1 174 Register Now
CSP-4000-EA1 Watercolors for Beginners 2/1/22- 3/8/22 Tu 12:30pm - 3:00pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

 

Paper Collage & Mixed Media

In this beginner's course, you will explore how to create a work of art that focuses on realism and the abstract image through paper collage and other mixed media art. You will learn how to use and handle paper collage techniques, learn about supporting materials for collage, while incorporating other mixed media, as paints, ink, graphite, and more. By the end of the course, you will have the basic knowledge on paper laying, assemblage, decorative collage, and acrylic paint collage. You will also have the opportunity to learn techniques for fabric collage, and color mixing paper, fabrics, and paint materials. Students will incur an additional costs for supplies. For a complete supply list, please contact instructor at tlhunt2@gtcc.edu Tuition Cost $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GC3 Paper Collage & Mixed Media 10/7/21 - 11/11/21 Th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now
CSP-4000-GC1 Paper Collage & Mixed Media 3/22/22 - 4/26/22 Tu 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

  

Basket Making

This course teaches basic to advanced level basketry techniques and terms and includes dyeing and weaving with reed. Weaving with painted paper is also available. If you are a first-time student, you will start with a reed basket and can move on from there. You may complete two to three baskets in one session. Please bring to class a basin, spray bottle, small screw driver, measuring tape, pencil, towel, and heavy-duty scissors. There will be an extra cost for materials, for a complete suppl list, contact instructor at adelman.peggy@gmail.com Tuition Cost $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DD3 Basket Making 11/1/21 - 12/14/21 Tu 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Greensboro CEC 117 Register Now
CSP-4000-GF1 Basket Making 2/1/22 - 3/15/22 Tu 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Greensboro CEC 117 Register Now
CSP-4000-HA1 Basket Making 3/24/22 - 5/5/22 Th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Cameron CEC 174 Register Now
CSP-4000-DD1 Basket Making 3/29/22 - 5/10/22 Tu 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Greensboro CEC 117 Register Now

 

Jewelry Design- Beginners

This course is designed for students with limited knowledge of jewelry design/making. The students will receive information on choosing and purchasing materials and tools. Students will participate in making their own necklace, bracelet, and earrings. By the end of the course, students will have a basic knowledge on how to make a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The student will also be able to estimate supplies they will need for their projects, where to purchase them and what they cost. Students will also learn helpful hints and shortcuts to jewelry making. Tuition cost covers some of the basic materials but additional costs may apply.  Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-QX1 Jewelry Design- Beginners 2/1/22 - 2/22/22 Tu 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 225 Register Now

 

Jewelry Design- Advanced

This course is a continuation of jewelry design. Students should have an advanced beginner's knowledge of jewelry design/making. Students will participate in making their own necklace, bracelet, and earrings. By the end of the course, students will have an intermediate knowledge in jewelry design. The student will also be able to estimate supplies they will need for their own projects, where to purchase them and what they cost. Tuition cost covers some of the basic materials but additional costs may apply.  Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DP1 Jewelry Design- Advanced 3/1/22 - 3/15/22 Tu 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 225 Register Now

  

NEW! Christmas Ornament Design

This course is designed for students with some sewing knowledge. Students will receive a glass ornament, tube of seed beads, crystals (if used), FireLine®, and a needle for supplies. By the end of the course, you will be able to use seed beads to make beautiful ornaments that will last years to come.  Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DJ3 New! Christmas Ornament Design 10/12/21 - 10/26/21 Tu 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 225 Register Now
CSP-4000-HK3 New! Christmas Ornament Design 11/4/21 - 11/18/21 Th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Jamestown AT 330 Register Now

 

Oil Painting

This course teaches the fundamentals of traditional oil painting techniques. The course features the genre of still life painting, as well as drawing basics when working from life, and time-honored methods and materials unique to oil painting. The course includes instructor demonstrations and one-on-one time. There will be an extra cost for materials. The instructor will explain the extra costs for materials on the first day. Visit www.donstewart.com/gtcc for details. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DO3 Oil Painting 10/13/21 - 12/1/21 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now
CSP-4000-DG1 Oil Painting 1/26/22 - 3/9/22 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now
CSP-4000-DO1 Oil Painting 3/23/22 - 5/11/22 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

 

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

In this course, you will learn and practice the five basic skills of drawing in a fun, effective way with inspiration from Betty Edwards’ best-selling book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Bring a 9″ x 12″ drawing pad and No. 2 pencils with eraser to the first class. Visit www.donstewart.com/gtcc for more information. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GM1 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 3/12/22 - 4/30/22 Sa 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

  

Beginning Sewing
Beginning sewing provides students with the opportunity to learn fabric and pattern selection, principles of cutting and marking, and basic construction skills. Included in the course are darts, seams and finishes, sleeves, hems, pockets, and buttonholes. There is an extra cost for supplies and supply list will be given in first-day class. The college provides sewing machines for class instruction, no personal sewing machines will be allowed in the class. For more information about supplies needed for class, please contact instructor, Ms. Pinnix at sfpinnix@gtcc.edu or uniquebeginnings@gmail.com Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GB1 Beginning Sewing 1/24/22 - 3/14/22 M 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  Greensboro CEC 115 Register Now
CSP-4000-GD1 Beginning Sewing 1/26/22 - 3/17/22 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 115 Register Now

Beginning to Intermediate Sewing

This class is designed for students whose sewing levels would range from beginning to intermediate levels. This class would be specially taught based in individual skills. There is an extra cost for supplies, a supply list will be given on the first day of class. The college provides sewing machines for class instruction, no personal sewing machines will be allowed in the class. For more information about supplies needed for class, please contact instructor, Ms. Pinnix at sfpinnix@gtcc.edu or uniquebeginnings@gmail.com Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GA1 Beginners to Intermediate Sewing 1/24/22 - 3/14/22 M 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 115 Register Now

 

 

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code
  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form