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Holiday Bonanza

Release Date: 8/31/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

MAKE IT HANDMADE THIS YEAR!
HOLIDAY BONANZA COURSES AT
CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Make your holiday gifts special this year - make them yourself! Carroll Community College offers a variety of courses this fall that will help you make it handmade this year! From beads and ornaments, to wearable art and even the Thanksgiving feast, you can make something special for everyone on your list!

Basic Glass Fusing for Jewelry (in partnerships with CCBC)
Discover this ancient art form that can now be practiced at home. Learn basic techniques and design a fused glass pendant as your class project. Bring your own safety glasses, glass cutter, breaking pliers and a straight edge. A materials fee of up to $30 is payable to the instructor at the first class (check or cash only).
Cost: $90 (MD Senior Adults: $90)
Course #: XXZ-168-A2
Sun. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (2 sessions)
Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, Rm. Q229

Make Silver Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (in partnership with CCBC)
Create fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC consists of silver particles suspended in an organic binder to create a pliable material with a consistency of modeling clay. When fired in a kiln, the binder burns away to leave a solid piece of fine silver. You will learn the basic techniques of PMC: how to form, cut, mold and texture the material using a basic tool kit. No previous jewelry experience necessary. Materials fee up to $70 due first class (check or cash only).
Cost: $90 (MD Senior Adults: $90)
Course #: XXZ-360-A2
Sun. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 sessions)
Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, Rm. Q221

Silk Painting: Wearable Art
Paint luxurious silk scarves and works of art on silk as holiday gifts or for yourself! Wear it or frame it, give it as a gift, 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. The silk and basic dyes are provided.  Instructor:  Carolyn Seabolt
Cost: $115 (MD Senior Adults: $140)
Course #: PDE-022-A2
Thu., Sept. 27 - Nov. 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (6 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A132A

Polymer Clay Jewelry
Reveal your inner artist and create beautiful jewelry for gift giving or yourself. Its so easy even a beginner can create incredibly intricate designs by using polymer clay to build 'canes' and then applying them to beads and a variety of jewelry creations. Explore the endless possibilities! Call 410 386-8100 for a materials list. Instructor: Jaqui MacMillan, has been working with, and teaching polymer clay techniques for over 10 years. Her work has been distributed around the world and is published in the book Creating With Polymer Clay published by Lark Books. Cost: $54 (MD Senior Adults: $54)
Course #: XXZ-368-A2
Thu., Oct. 4 - 18, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (3 sessions)
Business Training Center, Rm. T407

Beadworking: Peyote Stitch Jewelry
Create gifts for the holidays or wear your creations! Craft fabulous beaded bracelets, earrings and necklaces each week! Learn the ancient beading technique of the Peyote stitch including flat peyote, even and odd stitch, tubular, two drop, and freeform.  Leave class with knowledge, techniques, patterns, and jewelry!  A materials list will be given at the first class. Basic supplies are provided for the first class. Instructor: Anne Townsley
Cost: $89 (MD Senior Adults: $89)
Course #: XXZ-261-A2
Mon., Oct. 15 - Nov. 5, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (4 sessions)
Washington Road Campus

Quilt a Table Runner: Celebrating the Season
Create a one-of-a-kind quilted table runner for the holidays 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 for your seasonal table or for holiday 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 (MD Senior Adults: $50)
Course #: XXZ-348-A2
Tue. & Thu., Oct. 23 & 25, 6:00 - 9:15 PM (2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus

Decorative Card making: Holiday Bonanza!
Life's special occasions call for something wonderful. Create amazing cards, invitations and collages as gifts 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 the holidays, 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: $59 (MD Senior Adults: $59)
Course #: XXZ-342-A2
Wed., Oct. 31 - Nov. 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (3 sessions)
Washington Road Campus

Polymer Clay Ornaments
Create intricate ornaments for the holidays by building canes and then applying them to your ornament. Embellish your ornament with sparkles and other elements to create a holiday motif. Even beginners can produce lovely ornaments of the season for giving or to keep. Call 410 386-8100 for a materials list. Instructor: Jaqui MacMillan, has been working with, and teaching polymer clay techniques for over 10 years. Her work has been distributed around the world and is published in the book Creating With Polymer Clay published by Lark Books.
Cost: $54 (MD Senior Adults: $54)
Course #: XXZ-369-A2
Thu., Nov. 1 - 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (3 sessions)
Business Training Center, Rm. T407

Stained Glass Gingerbread Houses
Glass Candy Houses are a unique new craft developed by Nonnie Lyketsos combining the charm of traditional gingerbread houses with the beauty of stained glass. However, unlike gingerbread, these houses are a permanent craft which will grace holiday tables for years to come. And unlike stained glass, they use no solder to keep them solidly, permanently assembled. They use caulk. They are also lit from within for a beautiful stained glass glow. If you have ever made a gingerbread house, you will be able to make a gorgeous glass candy house of your very own. Some basic supplies are included.  Students need to supply a 12"x12" plywood board for a base and buy their own decorative glass. To the first class students only need to bring pencil and paper.
Cost: $92 (MD Senior Adults: $92)
Course #: XXZ-357-A2
Sat., Nov. 3 - 17, 9:00 - 11:00 AM (3 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A132

NEW! Thanksgiving Zing
Dare to jazz up Thanksgiving dinner this year! Discover new and alternative ways of cooking and preparing your turkey and add pizzazz to traditional side dishes. Whether you spice up the old or serve up a few new, these dishes are sure to please. Food tasting will be held at the end of this demonstration class. Instructor: Tim Norwood.
Cost: $49 (MD Senior Adults: $49)
Course #: XXZ-371-A2
Wed., Nov. 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Chef Tim Norwood, a graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute, has been teaching culinary arts at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center since 1997. An experienced teacher, Tim enjoys creating unique dishes using basic techniques and then experimenting with the flavors of authentic ethnic ingredients and combining them with bounty found in local grocery stores.

To register and for more details, call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu/courses/noncredit/schedule

 

 

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