Southwestern Community College will offer three clay classes beginning in September.
• Hand building: 2-6 p.m., Mondays from Sept. 10-Nov. 26, in room 123. This course provides a focus on hand building a variety of forms. Students will experiment with a slab construction, coil and pinch methods, as well as slump molds and stamping. Students will also work on surface decorations, glazing and firing. Prerequisites: None. Cost: $125.
• Holiday Decorations: 1-5 p.m., Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Dec. 5, in room 123. Students will learn how to use clay to create a variety of holiday-themed decorations. Projects in the class will be hand building based and focus on upcoming holidays during the semester. Prerequisites: None. Cost: $125
• Lidded Forms: 2-5 p.m., Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Nov. 7, in room 125. Students will concentrate on lidded vessels, such as butter dishes and teapots. The use of the extruder and slab roller will be incorporated into the design. Students will have enhanced their glazing techniques. Prerequisites: Beginning wheel or instructor’s permission. Cost: $65
The SCC Swain Center located at 60 Almond School Road in Bryson City. Space is limited. Supplies not included for classes.
828.366.2000 or www.southwesterncc.edu/finearts.