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

Course Code: 89284
Cost $65
Date: January 26-March 16, M, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 89290
Cost $65
Date: March 30-May 18, 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: 87774
Cost: $55
Date: October 29-December 10, W, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 89298
Cost: $65
Date: January 14-March 4, W, 1-4pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center

Course Code: 89299
Cost: $65
Date: March 18-May 6, 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

Course Code: 89367
Cost: $95
Date: February 17-March 24, 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: 89366
Cost: $65
Date: April 7-May 12, T, 6-8pm
Location: South Fork Recreation 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.

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

Course Code: 89400
Cost: $85
Date: January 26-March 16, M, 6-9pm Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 89401
Cost: $85
Date: March 21-May 16, S, 9am-Noon
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: 90711
Cost $65
Date: February 19-April 9, TH, 1-4pm
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: 87855
Cost: $75
Date: October 29-December 10, W, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 89403
Cost: $95
Date: January 14-March 4, W, 6-9pm
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 89404
Cost: $95
Date: March 18-May 6, 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: 89406
Cost: $85
Date: January 13-March 3, T, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 34

Course Code: 89405
Cost: $85
Date: January 15- March 5, 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

Course Code: 89418
Cost: $60
Date: April 9-April 30, 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

Course Code: 89409
Cost: $45
Date: May 7- May 14, 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: 87860
Cost: $75
Date: October 21-November 25, T, 6-9pm
Location: Carolina Building, Room 141

Course Code: 89415
Cost: $75
Date: January 13-February 17, T, 6-9pm
Location: Oak Grove Center, Room TBA

Course Code: 89412
Cost: $75
Date: March 17-April 28, T, 6-9pm
Location: Oak Grove Center, Room TBA

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

Course Code: 89411
Cost: $35
Date: March 10, T, 6-9pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Center