Thursday, September 20, 2012

Associate in Fine Arts Classes

Central Carolina Community College is now offering fine arts classes which are transferable to four-year colleges and universities.   The Professional Arts and Crafts:  Sculpture program has changed to become an Associate in Fine Arts Degree.
Alabaster, Greg Bailey
Classes offered will be:
  •          Sculpture—students will explore creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on traditional processes.  Students will work with a variety of media and processes which may include clay and wood carving.  Stone carving is one of many exciting elements of this course.

Ceramic vessel, Daren Powers
  •           Ceramics—provides an introduction to three-dimensional design principles using the medium of clay.  Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of forming, surface design, glaze application, and firing.


Rhythm design project
  •           2-D Design—this course introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.  Emphasis is placed on the structural elements principles of visual organization, and theories of color mixing and interaction


  •        3-D Design-  This course introduces basic studio problems in three-dimensional visual design.  Emphasis is placed on the structural elements and organizational principles as applied to mass and space.

  •         Drawing—introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials.  Emphasis is on drawing techniques, media and graphic principles.
  •          Painting—introduces the language of painting and the use of various painting materials.  Emphasis is on understanding and using various painting techniques, media, and color principles.
Intaglio print with color
  •         Printmaking—covers history, development techniques, and processes.  Emphasis is on basic applications with investigation into image source and development.  Upon completion, students should be able to produce printed images utilizing a variety of methods.
S    Students can expect to begin a four-year degree at a much lower cost ($22,000.00 over 4 years), quality instruction, small classes, skilled instructors, creative atmosphere, well-equipped studios, and many opportunities.  You may sign up for as many or as few classes as you want.

      Most classes are in Siler City. For information, contact Phillip Ashe, 919-545-8676,

Monday, September 17, 2012

We've Moved!

     The Associate in Fine Arts program is now housed in the newly-opened Siler City Center,  located in the Central Carolina Business Campus at 400 Progress Boulevard off NC 64, Siler City, North Carolina 27344.

     Our Gold LEED certified building is nestled in rolling wooded hills.  The facility houses the new Associate in Fine Arts program. There is an outdoor sculpture court adjacent to the arts studios.  Students also have access to an outdoor area which contains a gas reduction kiln.  Wireless computer access and SmartBoards are available in each classroom. 
     This adaptable facility allows the expansion of our Fine Arts program offerings in spaces that allow the artist greater flexibility.   Sculpture students will be able to work with a variety of media including stone.  You’ll see some of our tools, equipment, student work, and art processes featured in the slide shows on the page beside this article. 

      Student exhibit space is available and display of work is encouraged.  CCCC’s newest facility is a reflection of the artist community that is being created in Siler City. 

New Siler City Center