Crafts and Hobbies

For all questions , inquiries and suggestions please send an e-mail to sgriffenhagen@forsythtech.edu.

To register by phone, call 336-761-1002.

Basket Weaving and Chair Caning

Release your creative juices by crafting beautiful, useful works of art. Learn to weave unique baskets by hand, while enjoying the company of other weavers and friends. Students will learn to identify the different types of basket weaves and caning designs. Bring your own project to work on or be inspired by a project given by the instructor.

NOTE: Supplies, needed are old towel, ice pick, needle-nose pliers, scissors, screwdriver and tape measure.

Course Code: 83253
Cost $65
Date: June 2-July 28, M, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 87743
Cost $65
Date: September 8-October 27, M, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 87744
Cost $55
Date: November 10-December 15, M, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Crocheting

Learn the basic stitches in crocheting, beginning with a simple project such as a pot holder.

NOTE: Supplies needed are crochet hooks (size H), 1 ball of cotton yarn and scissors.

Course Code: 83262
Cost: $65
Date: June 4-July 30, W, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 87773
Cost: $65
Date: August 27-October 22, W, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 87774
Cost: $55
Date: October 29-December 10, W, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Flower Arranging

Learn to make gorgeous flower arrangements using flowers from your yard, grocery store or a local florist. Learn all the tricks from the professionals to make stunning designs. The cost of flowers is included in the registration fee.

NOTE: Students will need to bring a bud vase the first night of class, a pair of scissors, a paring knife or small wire cutters and ribbon scissors.

Course Code: 87781
Cost: $95
Date: October 21-November 25, T, 6-8pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Flower Arranging: Silk

Design an arrangement that will last with silk flowers. Students will learn how to make boutonnieres and corsages, bud vase arrangements and beautiful floral designs for a tabletop. In addition the instructor will demonstrate how to create an arrangement for a cemetery plot, either in a vase or grave stone topper.

No experience is needed for this hands on class.

NOTE: Some flowers are available in limited supply to use in the class. Students may need to provide additional flowers, containers, scissors and wire cutters for each class.

Course Code: 87779
Cost: $65
Date: September 9-October 14, T, 6-8pm
Location: Walnut Cove Senior Center

Jewelry: Fantastic Rings

One class, three hours, and three rings! Students will enjoy creating three unique rings. These rings are made with wire wrap and beads. Each is unique and fun to wear. Students will learn techniques in bending and forging wire.

NOTE: Cost of supplies for the rings is $5.00 and can be paid to the instructor at the time of class.

Call 336.734.7722 or e-mail sgriffenhagen@forsythtech.edu for more information.

Jewelry: Wire Work Earrings

Earrings are one of the most popular types of jewelry. Come and make at least two pairs that are uniquely yours. With so many shapes to choose from – drops to dangles – there should be something for everyone.

NOTE: Students have a choice of purchasing supplies from a supply list. Ask for the list when registering, or students may purchase supplies from instructor at class at an approximate cost of $4-$10.

Course Code: 87789
Cost: $35
Date: September 27, S, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 15

Jewelry: Wire Work Necklace

The techniques covered in this wire component worship will be more free form. Some of the designs covered will be connectors, links, spirals, and bead wraps. The goal is to finish a wire link necklace with or without beads.

NOTE: Students have a choice of purchasing supplies from a supply list. Ask for the list when registering, or students may purchase supplies from the instructor at class at an approximate cost of $8-$25.

Course Code: 87788
Cost: $35
Date: October 18, S, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 15

Kudzu Basket Weaving Workshop

Learn how to use local vines to make beautiful baskets. You will leave class with a completed basket.

NOTE: Please bring a pair of sharp hand clippers.

Course Code: 83276
Cost: $35
Date: June 3, T, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 83277
Cost: $35
Date: August 5, T, 6-9pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Picture Framing and Matting

This class for beginners and continuing participants covers each step in the process of matting and framing. You will complete several projects to take home.

NOTE: You must provide your own supplies; the cost depends on the project. The first class is a demonstration for beginners, and you will receive information about where to get supplies.

Course Code: 83283
Cost: $85
Date: June 16-August 11, M, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87851
Cost: $85
Date: September 6-October 25, S, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87852
Cost: $85
Date: October 20-December 8, M, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Quilt Making: All Levels

This quilt making class is for beginner and intermediate levels. Students will learn the wonderful form of artistic expression through fabric and sewing. Beginners will make a 9-patch quilt they will be proud of and the instructor will teach how to make the quilt step by step. Intermediate level students may bring a quilting project they would like to work on or the instructor will suggest one to enhance their quilting knowledge and skills.

Note. Students must bring their own machine. A supply list is available upon registering

Course Code: 87870
Cost $65
Date: September 4-October 23, TH, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 15

Course Code: 87871
Cost $55
Date: September 6-November 8, S, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 15

Please Note: This class meets the first two Saturdays of the month.

Silversmithing

This metalworking course for beginning and continuing participants focuses on fabricating jewelry. Ring design, soldering, bezel construction and stone setting are included. Continuing participants may bring their own projects to complete.

NOTE: You may need to purchase additional supplies costing $15 or more.

Course Code: 83284
Cost: $95
Date: June 4-July 30, W, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87854
Cost: $95
Date: August 20-October 8, W, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87855
Cost: $75
Date: October 29-December 10, W, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Stained Glass – All Levels

Beginners explore the qualities of stained glass methods with copper foil or leaded techniques learning fabrication processes of cutting glass, foiling, leading and soldering. Intermediate and advanced participants may explore painting with vitreous paints or fused glass elements as a component to their projects, filigree and/or sandblasting.

NOTE: A supply list will be provided at the first class. Supply cost depends on individual project and may range from $50-$100.

Course Code: 83285
Cost: $95
Date: June 5-July 31, TH, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87861
Cost: $85
Date: August 26-October 14, T, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 87862
Cost: $85
Date: August 28-October 16, TH, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Stained Glass: Jewelry Box

Let’s work 3 dimensional with stained glass. Create a jewelry box that will be a keepsake and fun to make!

Note: Please bring light weight work gloves, glass pliers, glass cutters. All other supplies provided.

Course Code: 87869
Cost: $60
Date: November 13-December 11, TH, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Stained Glass: Ornaments

Let’s make a beautiful stained glass sun catcher/ ornament for your window or Holiday tree! With some prior experience you may be able to make more than one!

Note: $10 supply fee to be paid to instructor at the first class.

Course Code: 87867
Cost: $45
Date: October 30-November 6, TH, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Woodworking

This beginning woodworking course is designed to familiarize you with most woodworking hand tools and power machines used in a carpentry lab. Students will learn about equipment safety, and there will be a lecture and demonstration of the woodworking power machines. You may construct small projects such as bookcases, magazine racks, small end tables, etc.

NOTE: You must furnish your own project materials.

Course Code: 83286
Cost: $75
Date: May 20-June 24, T, 6-9pm
Location: Carolina Building, Room 141

Course Code: 87859
Cost: $75
Date: August 19-September 23, T, 6-9pm
Location: Carolina Building, Room 141

Course Code: 87860
Cost: $75
Date: October 21-November 25, T, 6-9pm
Location: Carolina Building, Room 141

Wreathmaking

In this class you will learn how to make and take home a beautiful grapevine wreath using high grade quality silk flowers, Cost of wreath included in registration. Students may want to bring desired colors of silk flowers for wreath.

Note: supplies needed: pliers, scissors and wire cutters

Call 336.734.7722 or e-mail
sgriffenhagen@forsythtech.edu
for more information.

Wreathmaking Workshop: Natural

Learn to make a wreath from natural materials. We provide the kudzu, honeysuckle, grapevine with other vines found. Students can bring any natural material to help decorate.

Course Code: 87880
Cost: $35
Date: October 7, T, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 87881
Cost: $35
Date: October 21, T, 6-9pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center