Community art classes to start 2015

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will start off the new year by offering community art classes for both children and adults.

Local children will have an opportunity to participate in the ancient art of working with metal at Arts of Metallica Day.

Local children will have an opportunity to participate in the ancient art of working with metal at Arts of Metallica Day.

Local children can stay busy on their day off from school Monday, Jan. 19, by participating in Arts of Metallica Art Day. The hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about various art forms such as repousse, wire sculpture, hammered copper jewelry and more. Participants will be divided into two age groups – 7- to 10-year-olds and 11 and up. Each group will be led by a member of the WCU Art Club.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The cost of attendance is $25 per child, which includes lunch in the Courtyard Dining Hall.

WCU also will offer six weeks of unusual art projects for adults and children age 8 and up through a Community Art Workshops series. Participants will learn a new art form each week. Art forms will include wool felting, ceramic bowls, fused glass, dry-point printing, carousel bookmaking and jewelry making.

The series will begin Monday, Jan. 26, and continue through Monday, March 2. Classes will meet each Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the Bardo Arts Center. The fee is $40 for students and $99 for all others, and it covers all supplies.

For more information and to register for the workshops, visit conferences.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.