Arts & Crafts

The Arts & Crafts classes are non-credit courses but many students have used knowledge and skills gained through these classes to develop a primary or secondary source of income.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.

Students in the Arts & Craft classes are responsible for their supplies and project material.  Supplies will vary depending on projects chosen.  

Please select from the categories below for current offerings.

Chair Caning & Basket Weaving

Instruction will be given on the different patterns for Chair Caning based on the wishes of the class. Caning students may choose from 5 different chair caning patterns including Lace, Rush, Binder Cane, Pressed Cane or Shaker Tape. Basket weaving students will learn the basic pattern for a market style basket. Instructor will work with students on an individual level to help them learn new skills and enhance old ones. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Jimmy Workman

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: FH Hours: 24  Fee: $70*  
       

 
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Floral Design

Students will learn the basics of floral arranging and then design and make their own seasonal floral arrangements. Students will learn how to select the correct container to make their arrangements pop. Artificial flowers will be used in class. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Blake Jones

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: KSC Hours: 18 Fee: $65  
69699    2/16-3/23* T    6-9 pm PAY BY: 2/9 Register Now_Floral Design
*2/9 6:30-7:30 p.m. information session  
69700     4/13-5/18* T 6-9 pm PAY BY: 4/6 Register Now_Floral Design
*4/6 6:30-7:30 p.m. information session
 

Painting: Acrylic – Tricks of the Trade

Prerequisite: Acrylic for Beginners. Advanced students will learn secrets that artists use to enhance paintings including adding texture, highlights and lighting. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Skee Johnson

  • students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid Waiver form to participate.
Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Depot  Hours: 24  Fee: $70*  
69707    1/13-3/3 W 7-10 pm PAY BY: 1/8 FULL
69708    3/17-5/5 W 7-10 pm PAY BY: 3/12 Register Now_Acrylic Tricks of the Trade
69709    5/12-6/30 W 7-10 pm PAY BY: 5/5 Register Now_Acrylic Tricks of the Trade

Acrylic Painting – Class supply list

  • 16 x 20 canvas
  • Cup for water
  • Styrofoam plates

Instructor will supply paints and brushes for the first class for Beginning students.

Students will need the following colors of Acrylic Paint:

  • Titanium White
  • Mars Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Naphthol Crimson
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burst Sienna
  • Phthalocyanine Blue

Liquitex Basics, Artist’s Loft or Master’s Touch offers a starter pack with many of these colors (available at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)  - Be sure to look for coupons!

Brushes:  Synthetic bristles for Acrylics,  Artist’s Loft offers a 10 piece small starter pack

Watercolor, Beginning

Students learn techniques for sketching, mixing colors, and applying watercolor paints to the paper to achieve a variety of desired effects. The instructor will present various techniques such as a wash, glaze, wet on wet, dry brush, dropping in color, lifting out color, or negative painting to capture the attraction of the season. *A supply list given at the first class. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Carolyn Teague

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 24  Fee: $73*  
69710    2/2-3/23 T    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 1/28 Register Now_Watercolor Painting
69711    3/30-5/18 T    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 3/25 Register Now_Watercolor Painting

 
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Painting: Watercolor, Spring Beauties

Learn techniques for sketching, mixing colors, and applying watercolor paints to the paper to achieve a variety of desired effects. The instructor works with students of all levels from beginner to advanced. In this class, students will learn how to paint various ‘Spring Beauties’ including baby animals, flowers, and Spring Landscapes.  *A supply list given at the first class. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Carolyn Teague

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC  Hours: 24 Fee: $73*  
69712    2/2-3/23 T    1-4 pm PAY BY: 1/28 Register Now_Watercolor Painting
69713    2/3-3/24 W    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 1/29 Register Now_Watercolor Painting
69714    3/30-5/18 T    1-4 pm PAY BY: 3/25 Register Now_Watercolor Painting
69715    3/31-5/19 W    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 3/26 Register Now_Watercolor Painting

 

Pottery: Hand Building & Wheel Thrown

Seating is limited to 4 students due to COVID restrictions.  Seating is on a first paid, first served basis.  See Pottery Class Information for more details.

In this class students learn clay wheel-throwing and hand building techniques along with glazing techniques. Instructor works with all skill levels. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Valerie Classen, Pete Pate, Briggette Slivinski, Curry Wilkinson

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Elmira Rec.  Hours: 24 Fee: $95  
3/21-5/16        *not on 4/4 Su  1-4 pm Pay By 3/15 Register Now_Pottery
3/21-5/16            *not on 4/4 Su  4:30-7:30 pm Pay By 3/15 Register Now_Pottery
3/22-5/10         M    6-9 pm Pay By 3/15 FULL
3/23-5/11 T    9 am-12 pm Pay By 3/16 Register Now_Pottery
3/23-5/11 T    1-4 pm Pay By 3/16 Register Now_Pottery
3/24-5/12 W   2-5 pm Pay By 3/17 Register Now_Pottery
3/24-5/12 W    6-9 pm Pay By 3/17 Register Now_Pottery
3/25-5/13 TH    6-9 pm Pay By 3/18 Register Now_Pottery

Pottery: Advanced

Seating is limited to 4 students due to COVID restrictions.  Seating is on a first paid, first served basis.  See Pottery Class Information for more details.

Pre-requisite: Student must have taken prior pottery classes and understand the basics of pottery. The instructor will help students refine their skills making various shapes such as cups, plates, bowls and jars. Students will become more familiar with the kiln and finishing processes and will develop and explore their personal techniques. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Briggette Slivinski

Location: Elmira Rec. Hours: 24 Fee: $95  
1/26-3/16 T    6:30-9:30 pm Pay By 1/19 Register Now_Pottery, Advanced
3/23-5/11 T    6:30-9:30 pm Pay BY 3/16  

 

Quilting: Basics

Prerequisite: Some sewing experience. This is the perfect class for someone that has no experience with quilting at all. This class will take you through the beginning steps and prepare you for the next level. A small project will be made in the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. *Supply list given upon registration. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Helen Doutt

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC  Hours: 24  Fee: $73*  
69718    2/10-3/31 W    6-9 pm PAY BY: 2/5 Register Now_Quilting

Quilting: UFO's

Prerequisite: Student must have a working knowledge of basic quilting techniques. Do you find yourself wishing you had time to finish all of the quilts you’ve started? Do you have a stack of UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects)? Bring all of your UFO’s and learn new timesaving techniques to complete former quilting projects. Block and assembly line cutting and sewing techniques will be presented to help students make best use of their time and fabrics. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. *Supply list given upon registration. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Helen Doutt

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC  Hours: 24 Fee: $73*  
69719 1/13-3/3 W 1-4 pm PAY BY: 1/8 Register Now_Quilting
69720 1/14-3/4 TH 9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 1/11 Register Now_Quilting
69721 1/14-3/4 TH 1-4 pm PAY BY: 1/11 Register Now_Quilting
69722 3/17-5/5 W 1-4 pm PAY BY: 3/12 Register Now_Quilting
69723 3/18-5/6 TH 9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 3/15 Register Now_Quilting
69724 3/18-5/6 TH 1-4 pm PAY BY: 3/15 Register Now_Quilting

  
  
  
  
  
  

Sewing

Instructor will work with students on all levels to help them select and sew a project at their skill level. Students will be given detailed instruction and guidance on their individual projects. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Mandy Foster

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 15 Fee: $65*  
69729    2/15-3/22  M    6:30-9 pm PAY BY 2/10 Register Now_Sewing
69730    4/12-5/17 M    6:30-9 pm PAY BY 4/7 Register Now_Sewing

  
  

Stained Glass

This class is for beginners through advanced students and includes instruction on using patterns, cutting glass, grinding and foiling edges, and soldering pieces together. Based on individual skill level, students may create items based on their skill level. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Hettie Moore, Terri Barker, Judy Bowman

  • See Important information for class specifics.

  • Class size - Class size is limited to 8 students max.  Seats are on a first paid, first served basis. 

  • **Additional Expenses: *This class requires special tools and equipment that may be purchased as a kit (Approx. $110).  This cost also includes glass for the first beginner piece.  To purchase kit, students should bring cash or check only to the first class.
  • Students are responsible for their own supplies and glass.
 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 24 Fee: $73*  
69731    1/12-3/2 T    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/7 Register Now_Stained Glass
69732    1/13-3/3 W    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/8 Register Now_Stained Glass
69733    1/13-3/3 W    1-4 pm PAY BY 1/8 Register Now_Stained Glass
69734    1/14-3/4 TH   9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/11 Register Now_Stained Glass
69735    1/14-3/4 TH   1-4 pm PAY BY 1/11 Register Now_Stained Glass
69736    3/16-5/4 T    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/11 Register Now_Stained Glass
69737    3/17-5/5 W   9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/12 Register Now_Stained Glass
69738    3/17-5/5 W   1-4 pm PAY BY 3/12 Register Now_Stained Glass
69739    3/18-5/6 TH   9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/15 Register Now_Stained Glass
69740    3/18-5/6 TH   1-4 pm PAY BY 3/15 Register Now_Stained Glass

Wood Carving

Students will learn carving techniques and professional finishing touches used to create small figurines. Learn the various types of carving along with basic carving techniques, tool care, and safety measures. Students will learn how to carve projects with interlocking pieces out of one solid piece of wood. Examples include baby rattles, small toys, lamp stands, and chains. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes mandatory insurance fee. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Bill Wallace

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Broad St.  Hours: 24 Fee: $71.50*  
69741    3/1-4/26  M    6-9 pm PAY BY 2/24 Register Now_Wood Carving & Turning

Wood Turning

Students will learn how to design a one of a kind project using the wood lathe and various hand tools. Students will learn the difference between faceplate turning vs spindle turning. Instructors will work with students individually to develop new skills and improve old ones. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes insurance.   Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Bill & Jim Wallace

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Broad Street  Hours: 24  Fee: $71.50*  
69743    3/1-4/26 M    2-5 pm PAY BY 2/24 Register Now_Wood Carving & Turning
69744    3/3-4/21 W    2-5 pm PAY BY 2/26 Register Now_Wood Carving & Turning
69745    3/3-4/21 W    6-9 pm PAY BY 2/26 FULL

Woodworking:  Basic

Perfect for the Beginner student or students who want to learn refinishing techniques. Students will learn the safe operation of various power tools including table saws, drill presses, jointers, planers, band saws, and lathes and create a simple project. Refinishing students will learn basic minor touch up procedures and basic repair techniques for older furniture. Instructor will work with each student on an individual basis to customize a simple project. *Students are responsible for materials.  Cost includes a mandatory insurance fee.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Tom Davis, Fred Haumann, Michael Gutch

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Davis’ Shop  Hours: 24 Fee: $71.50*  
69746    1/21-3/11 TH    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/15 Register Now_Woodworking: Basic
69747    1/25-3/15 M    1-4 pm PAY BY 1/20 Register Now_Woodworking: Basic
69748    3/22-5/17 M    1-4 pm PAY BY 3/17 Register Now_Woodworking: Basic
69749    3/25-5/13 TH    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/22 Register Now_Woodworking: Basic

 

Woodworking:  Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking or a basic knowledge of woodworking with prior experience. Students will expand on the basic knowledge and safe operation of various power tools and begin to make more involved projects. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes a mandatory insurance fee.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Tom Davis, Fred Haumann, Michael Gutch

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Davis’ Shop Hours: 48 Fee: $126.50  
69750 1/21-3/15 M 1-4 pm/ TH 9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/15 Register Now_Continuing Education
69751 3/22-5/17  M 1-4 pm/ TH 9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/17  

Location: Davis’ Shop Hours: 24 Fee: $71.50  
69753    1/19-3/9 T    1-4 pm PAY BY: 1/13 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69754    1/20-3/10 W    6-9 pm PAY BY: 1/14 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69755    1/21-3/11 TH    6-9 pm PAY BY: 1/15 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69756    1/25-3/15 M    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 1/20 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69757    3/22-5/17  M    9 am-12 pm PAY BY: 3/17 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69762    3/23-5/11 T    1-4 pm PAY BY: 3/18 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69763    3/24-5/12 W    6-9 pm PAY BY: 3/19 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
69764    3/25-5/13 TH   6-9 pm  PAY BY: 3/22 Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate

Wood: Woodworking, Advanced

Prerequisite: Intermediate level with prior woodworking experience. Designed for Intermediate to Advanced students. Students will learn advanced methods of woodworking and use these skills to make advanced items like cabinets, toolboxes, grandfather clocks, tables, chairs, etc. Classes will take the student from wood selection to final finishing. Instructor will work with students to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. *Students are responsible for materials.   Cost includes mandatory insurance fee.   Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Tom Davis

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Davis’ Shop Hours: 48 Fee: $126.50  
69765    1/19-3/10 TW    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 1/13 Register Now_Woodworking:  Advanced
69766    1/19-3/15 MT    6-9 pm PAY BY 1/13 Register Now_Woodworking:  Advanced
69767    3/22-5/17 MT    6-9 pm PAY BY 3/17 Register Now_Woodworking:  Advanced
69768    3/23-5/12 TW    9 am-12 pm PAY BY 3/18 Register Now_Woodworking:  Advanced