DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering three unique classes during the month of August — hand quilting work, journal crafting and taxidermy.
Hand Quilting Work
The hand quilting class will be offered Aug. 8 at the Elkin Center.
Quilting has been done for many years and is well known all over the world. It has changed over time, as it began to fill a basic need for warmth, but is now an art form.
Today, the art of quilting has become quite popular as there are many more women and men who take up quilting and enjoy the craft. Quilters are only limited by their imagination. Quilting is a hobby that allows you to add a personal touch in making the next quilt your unique creation.
In this class, students will learn to layer their fabrics, properly hoop their piece, learn how to use stencils and make small even stitches in a variety of patterns and designs. Supplies are an additional cost to the student.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The class fee is $40. Call 336-386-3229 for supply list and more information.
A Journal Workshop will be held Aug. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NC Cooperative Extension, Surry Center, 210 N. Main St., Dobson.
These handy little books will make excellent gifts for anyone on the Christmas list.
Participants in this hands-on workshop will create two sizes of unique journals, one small enough to fit in your pocket or purse. They can be used to jot down notes, lists or special thoughts of joy. The larger journal will be 9.75 inches by 7.5 inches. The smaller journal will be 4 inches by 3 inches.
Advanced registration and payment are required. Class fee of $15 includes all supplies. Call 336-386-3229 for more information.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend an orientation on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.
This free session is open to anyone who would like to visit the Taxidermy classroom/lab; meet with the instructor to hear more about the class; learn about the associated costs, required tools and supplies; and see the training facility.
Advanced registration for this orientation is required by Aug. 6. For more information or to register, call 336-386-3618.
The Taxidermy: Fish, Reptiles, Small Game and Life-size class will meet every other Saturday, Aug. 22 through Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.
The summer/fall taxidermy class covers both fish/reptiles and small game/life-size mounts. Topics include skinning, fleshing, tanning and drying of skins of fish and small to large mammals. The correct use, alteration and rebuilding of purchased manikins and other parts also will be covered.
The Taxidermy: Advanced Techniques and Special Topics class will meet every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 through Dec. 12 at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.
This advanced taxidermy class is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in one of our other taxidermy courses.
Topics can include: form alterations and form building, casting, molding, advanced painting and finishing methods, and artificial habitat molding. Participants may work on deer, fish, birds, or life-size projects of their choice and receive individualized instruction as needed.
Advanced registration and payment of $183 class fee are required for either class. For more information, call 336-368-3618. Visit www.surry.edu for information and registration form.
Reach Eva Queen at 336-415-4739 or [email protected]