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Arts and Crafts Classes Offered at Carroll

Release Date: 3/26/2007


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Carroll Community College Offers Arts and Crafts Classes

Carroll Community College invites you to explore your artistic side this spring with classes in decorative card-making, silk-painting, quilting, beadwork jewelry, calligraphy, and more.
The following classes will be offered:
Decorative Card-making
Life's special occasions call for something wonderful. Create amazing cards and invitations that are just as extraordinary. Discover easy techniques and ideas for making unique cards that will be treasured for years to come! You'll love creating personalized greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more! And so will the people who receive them! Bring a pair of sharp scissors to the first class. Instructor: Linda Nestor.
Cost: $56 ($56 for Maryland senior adults)
Course #: XXZ342A4
Saturdays, April 14 - 28, 10 a.m. - noon (three sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Room A132

Silk-Painting: Wearable Art
Paint luxurious silk scarves and works of art on silk. Wear it or frame it, silk painting is easier than it appears and the skills are quickly learned. The dyes, when painted onto the silk, flow and mix naturally creating a stunning and versatile masterpiece. You can do it! Bring a #2 pencil, 11"x14" drawing pad, and eraser to first class. Instructor: Carolyn Seabolt.
Cost: $115 ($45 for Maryland senior adults)
Course #: PDE022A4
Thursdays, April 19 - May 24, 7 - 9 p.m. (six sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Room A132
Quilt a Table Runner
Create a one-of-a-kind quilted table runner in two easy lessons. Helen Choma, lifelong quilter extraordinaire and experienced teacher, will show you how to do simple drafting that will lead to your own unique design. She'll help you assemble your fabric into something special to keep or for gift giving. Prerequisite: students must know how to sew and operate a sewing machine. Call 410 386-8100 for a materials list and bring your supplies and your portable sewing machine to each session.
Cost: $50 ($50 for Maryland senior adults), plus materials
Course #: XXZ348A4M
Tuesday and Thursday, April 25 & 27, 6 - 9:15 p.m.
Washington Road Campus, Room M157

Beadwork Jewelry
Wear your own creations! Craft unique bracelets, earrings or necklaces each week using a combination of contemporary and traditional bead weaving techniques: Ndebele (a traditional African stitch, also called herringbone), Dutch Spiral, Russian Spiral, and the more contemporary Ladder and Loop. Take home beautiful handcrafted jewelry. A materials list will be provided at the first class. Instructor: Anne Townsley.
Cost: $90 ($90 for Maryland senior adults)
Course #: XXZ341A4
Thursdays, Apr. 26 - May 17, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (four sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Room P520

The Art of Stained Glass
This introductory course exposes students to the Tiffany style (also known as copper foil method) of stained glass, through such techniques as cutting, grinding, and soldering. Learn to cut, foil and solder glass as you create at least one glass panel framed in lead using basic stained glass skills. Instructor: Nonnie Lyketsos.
Cost: $151 ($50 for Maryland senior adults)
Course #: PDE883A4M
Saturdays, May 5 - Jun. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (six sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Room A132

Impress your friends and business colleagues or create a special keepsake using calligraphy-the art of making beautiful or elegant handwriting. Create a special invitation, card, scrapbook page or unique message with this fine art of skilled penmanship. Call 410-386-8100 for a materials list. Instructor: Linda Nestor.
Cost: $46 ($46 for Maryland Senior adults)
Course #: XXQ215A4M
Mondays, May 7 - 21, 7 - 9 p.m. (three sessions)
Sykesville Center

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. To register for these courses contact Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100, or go to for a complete list of courses.


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