ASHEBORO (December 11, 2017)
If you want to explore your creative side in 2018, Randolph Community College will be offering courses in painting, drawing and pottery beginning in January.
“Fundamentals of Drawing” introduces the fundamentals of drawing realistic objects, people, and scenery. Students will learn how to develop the ability to see the world in a new and precise way that will give them the skill set to draw exactly what they see. By understanding light, shadows, mass and form, they will be able to render a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional space. They will also learn about textures and surface areas giving their drawing true realism. This course (#64227), which costs $70, will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 15 on the Asheboro Campus.
In “Painting the Landscape in Oils and Acrylic,” beginning and intermediate students will develop drawing and painting skills in the studio. Classes will include hands-on exercises with lectures in design, color theory, and marketing. Two sections of the course are begin offered, the first (#64292) will meet from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 15. The second section (#64297) will meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 18 through March 1. The class, which costs $70.55, will meet in Room 118 of the Vocational/Technical Center on the Asheboro Campus.
“Pottery I: Basics for Beginners,” which is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded understanding of the pottery making process from start to finish, will meet from 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through May 10. Upon completion of the program, the student will possess a skill set necessary to work successfully in clay. Topics covered will include using the wheel, forming, firing, and applying glaze.
“Advanced Pottery” is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through May 10. This course is designed for individuals who have completed Pottery for Beginners or already have a basic understanding and experience in pottery. The course provides the students with knowledge and skills required to start their own pottery businesses or to work for a pottery business. Students will work on designing bowls, vases, and lidded jars. Students will become more familiar with using the kiln and finishing techniques. Students will also develop and explore their own personal design aesthetic.
“Pottery Studio Lab” will be offered from 5:30-9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8 through May 9. This course is designed for individuals who have completed Pottery I and/or II, or are currently taking a pottery class. It will provide students with hands-on instruction that will support and continue to build their skills as potters. Demonstrations will be given to discuss new techniques and to enhance skill building. Special focus will be placed on creative expression and design methods, as well as Raku and gas-fired pottery.
The cost for each pottery class is $255.55, which includes insurance. The Pottery Center is located on the Asheboro Campus at 629 Industrial Park Avenue.
For more information or to preregister for any of these courses, call RCC at 336-633-0268.