Creative Arts

There's an artist within us all - it just might need some coaching to emerge. With classes for beginners to more advanced artists, there are classes to suit every interest and skill level.

Winter 2020 Creative Arts Classes

watercolorsNEW - Soft Pastels Techniques : Human Figure in Motion

Examine the features that define the human figure in motion, such as determining the line of action, keeping the drawing loose, and combining expression and body language to tell a story. Follow along with the instructor step-by-step as we use tonal value and color to paint a picture in the photo realism style using instructor-supplied photos. Students may also work along at home using a photo of their own and bring it in each week to review. Students learn about the properties of soft pastels, application technique and soft pastel supplies.Instructor: Gay Hoffman.

Jan. 9-Feb. 6      Thursdays     5:30-7:30pm      WAH 116
Code 6663     Course CS 137A      $109

NEW - Soft Pastels Techniques : Animals in Motion

Examine the features that define an animal in motion, such as determining the line of action, keeping the drawing loose, and combining expression and body language to tell a story. Follow along with the instructor step-by-step as we use tonal value and color to paint a picture in the photo realism style using instructor supplied photos. Students may also work along at home using a photo of their own and bring it in each week to review. Students learn about the properties of soft pastels, application technique and soft pastel supplies.Instructor: Gay Hoffman.

Feb. 13-March 12         Thursdays        5:30-78:30pm          TEC 109
Code 6664      Course CS 137B                     $109 

I CAN’T EVEN DRAW STICK PEOPLE – ART EXPLORATION CLASS

Three nights of art exploration with other students who are seeking art confidence. Take the risk of finding your inner artist with a private small group of beginners. Sue Wachter once thought she was not artistic. She started learning who she was as an artist in her 50’s. Sue’s favorite class to teach is beginners. Sign up and plan to have fun experimenting with a variety of mediums and find your favorite with other beginners. “Bring who you are and we will start there.” $30 supply fee due at first class. Instructor: Sue Wachter. Three classes total.

Jan. 27, Feb. 24, & March 23          Mondays        5:30-8pm          2114 Sandra Ave., Centralia
Code 6662                   Course CS 136A                                 $60

SILK SCARF PAINTING

Design and create beautiful 100 percent silk scarves using professional dyes from Jaquard. Jaquard’s Red Label dyes have the reputation of having the richest, most elegant colors. Learn new techniques with each scarf created. You will have time to paint 2-3 scarves. Supply fee $15 per scarf. Instructor: Joan Hitchcock.

Jan. 6            Monday        12-2pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6665                   Course CS 101J                                $30 

Jan. 6          Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6666                   Course CS 101K                                 $30

Feb. 3               Monday        12-2pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6667                   Course CS 101L                                 $30

Feb. 3          Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6668                   Course CS 101M                                 $30

March 2               Monday        12-2pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 8611                   Course CS 101B                                 $30

March 2          Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 8612                   Course CS 101C                                 $30

jewelry making

Intro to Basic Jewelry Techniques

The class is a precursor to the Beginning Stamping class. Students will learn basic skills for creating jewelry with metals. They will be working with basic jewelry forming tools, acetylene torch and assorted metals including copper, jeweler’s brass, and sterling silver. This class is designed for students with no previous jewelry experience. $5 supply fee to instructor for metal supplies. Instructor: Nancy Wigley.

Jan. 8-Feb. 12          Wednesdays   5:30-8:30pm       TEC 109
Code 6717                Course CS 103C                           $50

Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry: Silversmithing

This class is for returning students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making. Some stone setting will be explored in the combination of rings, pendants and bracelets. Students will work on an individual project. Supplies will range from $20-60 and are payable to the instructor. No class 1/20 and 2/17. 

Jewelry 103-104 Intermediate (Instructor: Ann Rawls)

Jan. 6-March 9    Mondays   11:30am-2:30pm       TEC 109
Make-up classes for Monday holidays will be on 1/23 and 2/20.

Code 6678              Course CS 104A                           $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6679              Course SNRC 081G                      $54

Jan. 6-March 9   Mondays   2:30-5:30pm       TEC 109
Code 6680             Course CS 104B                          $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6681            Course SNRC 081H                     $54

Jewelry 105-106 Advanced (Instructor: Ann Rawls)

Jan. 6-March 9   Mondays    5:30-8:30pm       TEC 109
Code 6682             Course CS 104C                        $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6683             Course SNRC 081J                    $54

Jewelry 103-104 Intermediate (Instructor: Shiron Eddy)

Jan. 7-March 10      Tuesdays     11:30am-2:30pm     TEC 109
Code 6684                 Course CS 104D                     $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6685              Course SNRC 081K                $54

Jewelry 105-106 Advanced (Instructor: Shi Eddy)

Jan. 7-March 10      Tuesdays     2:30-5:30pm          TEC 109
Code 6686                 Course CS 104E                              $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6687                 Course SNRC 081L                         $54

Weekly Jewelry Workshop

This class is for returning Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry students. This is a project class; each student should come prepared with a project to complete at the workshop. The instructor will be on-hand to teach students individual skills required to complete their project. All students must have taken Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry classes prior to registration for this workshop. Supplies will range from $20-60 and are payable to the instructor. Instructor: David Furuli.

Jan. 8-March 11        Wednesdays      11:30am-2:30pm         TEC 109
Code 6688               Course CS 104F                                   $60

Jan. 8-March 11       Wednesdays     2:30-5:30pm          TEC 109
Code 6689               Course CS 104G                                   $60 

stained glass classStained Glass – Lead & Foil

Learn the techniques to make and complete your first stained glass panel. Class covers selecting design, leading basics, soldering, and finishing techniques. Must wear closed toe shoes to class. Bring your own glass tools or purchase supplies and tools from the instructor at class. Glass and material supplies will cost approximately $100-200, payable to the instructor. Call for directions 273-6562. Supplies: Bring a fine or medium black and silver Sharpie. You may bring a sack lunch or snack to the day classes. Instructor: Karen Milton. No class on 11/28, 12/25, 1/1.

Day classES

Jan. 22-Feb. 19           Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6671                   Course CS 102D                                $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6672                   Course SNRC 081D                             $54

Feb. 26-March 25          Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 8609                   Course CS 102B                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 8610                    Course SNRC 081B                             $54

 

Evening classes

Jan. 2-30           Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6673                   Course CS 102E                                $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6674                   Course SNRC 081E                             $54

Feb. 6-March 5             Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6675                   Course CS 102F                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6676                   Course SNRC 081F                            $54 

March 12-April 9            Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 8607                   Course CS 102A                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 8608                   Course SNRC 081A                           $54 

Glass Workshops

Beginners welcome! Workshops are a great way to sample stained glass and create a project to keep or give as a gift. Material costs listed below. Must wear closed toe shoes to class. Supplies: Bring a fine or medium black and silver Sharpie. You may bring a sack lunch or snack to the day classes. Instructor: Karen Milton.

Dragonfly ($15-25)

Feb. 12-19              Wednesdays          6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6677                   Course CS 101N                      $35

Fused Flowers ($15-25)

March 23              Monday        6- 9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 8606                   Course CS 101A                       $35

 

weldingIntro to Artistic Welding & Metalworking

Beginning students only. You will be introduced to beginning welding techniques and metalworking. You will learn a variety of processes, including oxy/acetylene welding, MIG welding (GMAW), torch cutting, plasma cutting, and the use of metal shears, benders, grinders, punches, saws, and drill presses. If you are interested in learning other processes, such as TIG welding (GTAW) or stick welding (SMAW), you will be given special instruction and opportunity to practice on your own. You will be given an opportunity to complete an artistic project of your choice. This is not an industrial welding class. Supply list will be handed out and discussed at the first class. Instructor: Marycolleen Foley. No class 2/17.

Jan. 27-March 9            Mondays         6-9pm        TEC 103
Code 6669                   Course CS 139A                               $135

Intermediate & Advanced Metalworking & Welding

This course is designed for students that have taken Intro to Artistic Welding and Metalworking class and/or students who want further instruction in technical areas of metal forming and welding. Shop space and a grinding room, as well as welders and various metal forming, shaping and cutting equipment provided. The instructor will be available to answer questions, provide feedback and technical and support assistance, discuss methods of fabrication, and offer refresher instruction. A $25 lab fee to cover welding gasses and wire is included in tuition cost. This is not an industrial welding class. Instructor: Marycolleen Foley.

Jan. 29-March 4              Wednesdays    6-9pm             TEC 103
Code 6670                   Course CS 139B                              $150

 

 

How to Register

By Mail Mail your registration form to Centralia College Office of Enrollment Services, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531.

In Person Bring your registration form to the Enrollment Services Office on the second floor of the TransAlta Commons on CC's campus.

By Phone Register by phone using a credit card at 360-623-8940.

By Fax Fax your registration with credit card information to 360-330-7106.