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.

2019 Fall Creative Arts Classes

watercolorsNEW - INTRO TO WATERCOLORS

A watercolor class for beginners who enjoy creative expression but would like some direction on where to start with painting. This class will cover the basic elements of watercolor painting, color theory, and application techniques. The instructor provides hands-on learning with every class, providing step-by-step tutorials and time to work individually. The techniques and skills will assist you in creating your own pieces of watercolor art confidently! Instructor: Jennifer Kinsman.

Sept. 19 - Oct. 24 • Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm • WAH 116
Code 4664 Course CS 138A - $60

NEW - SILK DYEING

Silk Dyeing is a fun and successful art medium. Design a beautiful silk scarf for yourself or as a gift. Sue uses commercial dyes which produce vibrant colors. Come prepared to play with color mixing as the color explodes across the silk. Design a color abstract piece or create batik lines with hot wax. You will have time to create 1-3 scarves. This is a great class to bring friends for artsy play date.  Supply fee $15 per scarf. Instructor: Sue Wachter.

Sept. 18         Wednesday        5:30-8:30pm          2114 Sandra Ave., Centralia
Code 4671      Course CS 101K                     $30 

NEW - 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. No class 10/7.

Sept. 23 – Oct. 14          Mondays        5:30-8pm          2114 Sandra Ave., Centralia
Code 4672                   Course CS 102G                                 $60

NEW - NUNO FELTED SCARF

Design a fun and funky scarf combining silk and wool with embellishments of silk, bamboo, and hemp fibers. You will learn the basics (including the dryer method) and receive supplier recommendations to continue making scarves on your own. Students who decide to attend a second night will design an additional scarf using more advanced techniques. Basic techniques will be taught on both nights. Advanced techniques taught on second night only. Attend one or both. Supply fee $15 per scarf. Instructor: Sue Wachter.

Sept. 25             Wednesday        5:30-8pm          2114 Sandra Ave., Centralia
Code 4673                   Course CS 101L                     $40

Nov. 11            Monday        5:30-8pm          2114 Sandra Ave., Centralia
Code 6615                   Course CS 101F                     $40 

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.

Oct. 21            Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 4675                   Course CS 101M                                $30 

Nov. 18            Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6616                   Course CS 101G                                 $30

Dec. 9               Monday        6:30-8:30pm                     17831 Applegate St. SW, Rochester
Code 6617                   Course CS 101H                                 $30

jewelry makingIntermediate/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 11/11. 

Jewelry 103-104 Intermediate (Instructor: Ann Rawls)

Sept. 16-Nov. 25    Mondays   11:30am-2:30pm       TEC 109
Code 4608              Course CS 104A                           $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4609              Course SNRC 081C                      $54

Sept. 16-Nov. 25    Mondays   2:30-5:30pm       TEC 109
Code 4610             Course CS 104B                          $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4611            Course SNRC 081D                     $54

Jewelry 105-106 Advanced (Instructor: Ann Rawls)

Sept. 16-Nov. 25    Mondays    5:30-8:30pm       TEC 109
Code 4612             Course CS 104C                        $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4613             Course SNRC 081E                    $54

Jewelry 103-104 Intermediate (Instructor: Shi Eddy)

Sept. 17-Nov. 19       Tuesdays     11:30am-2:30pm     TEC 109
Code 4638                 Course CS 104D                     $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4639              Course SNRC 081F                $54

Jewelry 105-106 Advanced (Instructor: Shi Eddy)

Sept. 17-Nov. 19       Tuesdays     2:30-5:30pm          TEC 109
Code 4640                 Course CS 104E                              $80
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4641                 Course SNRC 081G                         $54

NEW - 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.

Sept. 25-Nov. 27        Wednesdays      11:30am-2:30pm         TEC 109
Code 4642               Course CS 104F                                   $60

Sept. 25-Nov. 27        Wednesdays     2:30-5:30pm          TEC 109
Code 4643               Course CS 104G                                   $60 

NEW - Holiday Stamping Class – Air Chasing

Students will continue their work with various stamps, bumpouts, and repousse stamps. You will have the opportunity to try air chasing with stamping. Must have taken jewelry and beginning stamping prior to taking this class or have permission from the instructor. Students will need to bring their own steel bench block and rubber pad, a 24-27oz hammer, a 2lb short handle sledge hammer, and stamps they have. Metals and leather will be available for purchase. $5 lab fee. Instructor: Nancy Wigley.

Dec. 2-16          Mondays   1-5pm       TEC 109
Code 6620                Course CS 103B                           $50

Advanced Stamping

Students will work with border stamps, bumpouts, and repousse stamps. You will work on multiple stamp designing on metal and leather. Must have taken beginning jewelry and beginning stamping prior to taking this class or have permission from the instructor. Students will need to bring their own steel bench block and rubber pad, a 24-27oz hammer, a 2lb short hand sledge hammer, and stamps they have. Metals and leather will be available for purchase. $5 lab fee. Instructor: Nancy Wigley.

Sept. 18-Oct. 23          Wednesdays   5:30-8:30pm       TEC 109
Code 4690                Course CS 103A                            $50

Jewelry Holiday 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. Supplies will range from $20-60 and are payable to the instructor. Instructor: Shi Eddy.

Dec. 3-11    Tuesdays & Wednesdays   11am-3pm       TEC 109
Code 6602                Course CS 103A                           $40

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

Aug. 21-Sept. 25           Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4601                   Course CS 102A                                $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4602                   Course SNRC 081D                             $54

Oct. 2-30          Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4652                   Course CS 102D                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4653                    Course SNRC 081J                             $54

Nov. 6-Dec. 4             Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6603                   Course CS 102A                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6604                    Course SNRC 081A                            $54 

Dec. 11-Jan. 15           Wednesdays        10am-1pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6606                   Course CS 102B                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6607                   Course SNRC 081B                            $54 

Evening classes

Aug. 29-Sept. 26           Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4603                   Course CS 102B                                $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4604                   Course SNRC 081B                             $54

Oct. 3-31             Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4656                   Course CS 102F                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 4657                   Course SNRC 081L                            $54 

Nov. 7-Dec. 12            Thursdays       6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6608                   Course CS 102C                               $107
Lifelong Learners 50+  Code 6609                   Course SNRC 081C                            $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.

Fused Wind Chimes ($15-25)

Sept. 13              Friday          6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4658                   Course CS 101D                      $35

Sept. 20              Friday          6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4659                   Course CS 101E                     $35

Leaded Angels ($15-25)

Sept. 21             Satursday        10am-2pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4660                    Course CS 101F                       $35

Fused Flowers ($15-20)

Sept. 25              Wednesday        6- 9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4661                   Course CS 101G                       $45

Fused Name Sign or House Number ($15-25)

Oct. 11              Friday          6- 9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4662                   Course CS 101H                       $45

Fused Snowflakes ($15-25)

Oct. 23              Wednesday        6-9:00pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 4463                   Course CS 101J                      $35

Everything Christmas Angels ($10-25)

Nov. 9               Saturday        10am-3pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6610                    Course CS 101A                     $35

Fused Snowflakes ($15-25)

Nov. 11             Monday         6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6611                   Course CS 101B                     $35

Fused Standing Christmas Tree ($20-30)

Nov. 20             Wednesday        6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6612                      Course CS 101C                       $35

Dec. 4               Wednesday        6-9pm        18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6613                      Course CS 101D                       $35

Everything Christmas ($10-25)

Dec. 7               Saturday        10am-3pm       18245 Irwin St. SW, Rochester
Code 6614                    Course CS 101E                     $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 11/11.

Sept. 23 – Dec. 2            Mondays         6-9pm        TEC 103
Code 4687                   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.

Sept 25-Dec. 4              Wednesdays    6-9pm             TEC 103
Code 4688                   Course CS 139B                              $150

Blacksmithing & Forging Basics

This is an introduction to blacksmithing class. Students will learn a brief history of blacksmithing to encourage the use of forge to make decorative leaves and handrails, reshaping of horseshoes, tools, and BBQ skewers. Students are introduced to tools and basic techniques. Supply list will be handed out and discussed at the first class. Instructor: Marycolleen Foley. No class 10/11 and 11/29.

Sept. 27-Dec. 13            Fridays    6-9pm             TEC 103
Code 4689                    Course CS 139C                             $155 

 

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.