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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:34

SCC to offer personal enrichment classes

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Southwestern Community College will offer four arts classes beginning Feb. 4.

• “Instant piano for hopelessly busy people” is open to anyone. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 4 on the Jackson campus. The $75 registration fee includes workbook, handouts and 60-minute practice CD.

• Intermediate spinning is for those wishing to improve upon their basic spinning skills and learn new techniques for single/double-plied yarns. It will be held Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 thru 23, on the Jackson campus. A spinning wheel will be provided for use during the three weeks. The cost is $100, which includes materials.

• Fine woodworking - Handtools I will be taught by Brian Bartel, a master woodcrafter from Sylva. The first scheduled class is Hand Tools I, which will start Feb. 13 on the Jackson campus. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on subsequent Tuesdays through March 5. Participants will learn to identify, sharpen and use a variety of chisels, planes, scrapers and handsaws. The cost is $40.

• Modern quilting techniques will review the basics for modern quilting.  The class will be held 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 15 thru 22, at the Cashiers Center. Local fabric artist Valerie Halvorson will demonstrate paper piecing with fabric, tubing, making points for stars, fancy patterns and continuous pleats and more. The cost is $25.


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