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!

Current Courses

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 instructor for a complete supply list, Tamra Hunt, tlhunt2@gtcc.eduTuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EA1 Watercolors for Beginners 2/1/22- 3/8/22 Tu 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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.eduTuition Cost $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GC1 Paper Collage & Mixed Media 3/22/22 - 4/26/22 Tu 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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 supply list, contact instructor at adelman.peggy@gmail.comTuition Cost $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GF1 Basket Making 2/1/22 - 3/15/22 Tu 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Greensboro CEC 117 Register Now
CSP-4000-HA1 Basket Making 3/24/22 - 5/5/22 Th 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cameron CEC 174 Register Now
CSP-4000-DD1 Basket Making 3/29/22 - 5/10/22 Tu 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Greensboro CEC 117 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-DG1 Oil Painting 1/26/22 - 3/9/22 W 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now
CSP-4000-DO1 Oil Painting 3/23/22 - 5/11/22 W 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 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 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Greensboro CEC 115 Register Now
CSP-4000-GD1 Beginning Sewing 1/26/22 - 3/17/22 W 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 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 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Greensboro CEC 115 Register Now

Other Ways to Register

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:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the Con Ed Registration Form.