Housing & Home Furnishings (304)

304-100. Principles of Interior Design. (3 Credits)

Study and apply elements of interior design to interior environments while focusing on color theory. Use the fundamentals of design in hands-on lab experiences, and develop color boards for portfolio use.

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304-101. History of Furniture. (3 Credits)

Trace the historical development of furniture styles from ancient Egypt through the 20th century, and study the furnishings, architecture, art, and accessories of the major periods.

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304-103. Appl Textiles Interior Design. (3 Credits)

Explore the use of textiles for interiors, including upholstery, draperies, wall covering, and carpeting. Examine the properties of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes, and become familiar with various printing techniques. Study the applications of textiles as they relate to selection, care, use, and textile legislation.

Prerequisites: 304-100 with a minimum grade of C and (304-102 with a minimum grade of C or 614-107 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-110. Interior Design Co-Op I. (3 Credits)

Work in the interior design field while under the supervision of a WCTC instructor. Discuss the skills, knowledge, and issues encountered in the workplace during weekly seminars.

Prerequisites: (304-106 with a minimum grade of C and 304-117 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 304-116 with a minimum grade of C and 304-112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 304-125 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-111. Applied Interior Design. (3 Credits)

Apply previously learned skills to residential and commercial design problems. Develop a design concept, apply design principles, and present a project. Enhance portfolio through class projects.

Prerequisites: (304-110 with a minimum grade of C or 304-126 with a minimum grade of C and (304-120 with a minimum grade of C or 304-134 with a minimum grade of C) or 304-127 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (304-112 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-112. Intro to Commercial Design. (4 Credits)

Explore the commercial applications of interior design, commercial manufacturers’ architectural finishes and lighting solutions. Examine the stages of planning commercial interiors, including data gathering, design development, documentation, presentation and project management.

Prerequisites: 614-110 with a minimum grade of C 304-116 with a minimum grade of C and (304-122 with a minimum grade of C or 304-128 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 304-132 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (304-125 with a minimum grade of C or 614-149 with a minimum grade of C or 614-151 with a minimum grade of C) and 304-124 with a minimum grade of C

Credit for prior learning available

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304-116. AutoCAD for Interior Designers. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the basic command structures necessary to manipulate AutoCAD and CAP Studio software programs to produce drawings in related interior design courses.

Prerequisites: 304-121 with a minimum grade of C and (614-107 with a minimum grade of C or 304-102 with a minimum grade of C)

Credit for prior learning available

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304-117. Kitchen and Bath Planning. (3 Credits)

Explore current industry standards, products, and ADA requirements related to both new construction and the remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms. Complete projects related to the design of these rooms for inclusion in a portfolio.

Prerequisites: (304-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 614-110 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (304-125 with a minimum grade of C or 614-149 with a minimum grade of C or 614-151 with a minimum grade of C) and 614-107 with a minimum grade of C

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304-118. Advanced Commercial Design. (3 Credits)

Examine the elements of commercial interiors, including programming, space planning, furniture selection, and lighting applications. Execute coded furniture and finish plans, elevations and perspectives for oral presentations for projects related to commercial interiors such as retail, restaurants, and health care facilities.

Prerequisites: 304-112 with a minimum grade of C

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304-119. Residential Design. (3 Credits)

Explore the architectural exteriors and interiors of American homes and their influences. In addition to period applications, appropriate textile, wall, window and floor coverings for today's needs are addressed. Interactive exercises promote residential skills and project enhancement.

Prerequisites: 304-100 with a minimum grade of C and 304-121 with a minimum grade of C and 304-103 with a minimum grade of C

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304-121. Space Planning. (2 Credits)

Develop an understanding of the space allocation skills required for the practical and aesthetic manipulation of a building's interior space. Explore freehand and template applications.

Prerequisites: (304-102 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 614-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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304-124. Interior Design Software. (1 Credit)

Gain an introduction to CET Configura software used in the commercial interior design industry. Create architectural floor plans in a two-dimensional view while simultaneously creating three-dimensional views. CET provides a "smart" symbol furniture library of commercial manufacturers, including graphics and complete furniture specifications. This class is a highly visual interface, which will enhance commercial presentations.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C

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304-125. ID Materials & Finishes. (3 Credits)

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of interior construction and building systems for both residential and commercial interiors. Understand the principles of sustainability, lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort and indoor air quality to enhance the health and safety of building occupants. Select appropriate architectural finishes on the basis of performance criteria for the application and provide specifications.

Prerequisites: (304-117 with a minimum grade of C-)

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304-126. ID/Arch Internship 1. (2 Credits)

Gain meaningful occupational experience while working in the interior design or architecture field while under the supervision of a WCTC instructor. Focus on technical skill competencies and critical life skills through discussion of the skills, knowledge, and issues encountered in the workplace.

Prerequisites: (304-129 with a minimum grade of C or 304-106 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-127. ID/Arch Internship. (1 Credit)

Gain on-the-job experience in an interior design or architecture setting. Take advantage of seminars to share and process educational experiences and insights.

Prerequisites: (304-129 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-128. Design Presentation. (2 Credits)

Develop techniques and skills needed to complete quick interior sketches, shading, perspective, and image embellishments in various mediums for use in presentations to clients. Topics will include: effects of interior lighting; illustration techniques; rendering media and technical drawing.

Prerequisites: (614-107 with a minimum grade of C or 304-102 with a minimum grade of C)

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304-129. Sales & Professional Develop. (2 Credits)

Study selling principles and techniques, including prospecting, presentation, account servicing and basic retailing principles. Participate in field trips to local businesses in exploration of abilities and interests. Begin building a career portfolio, resume writing and interview skills.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C and (304-116 with a minimum grade of C or 614-110 with a minimum grade of C)

Credit for prior learning available

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304-130. Travel Study Experience. (3 Credits)

Through a travel experience, learn about customs, traditions, historical sites and other significant facets associated with touring a foreign country. This experience is designed to include information prior to the trip and discussion and personal reflection upon returning from abroad.

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304-132. Manual Design Presentation. (1 Credit)

Develop techniques and skills needed to complete quick interior sketches, shading, perspective and image embellishments in various mediums for use in presentations to clients. Explore effects of interior lighting, illustration techniques, rendering media and technical drawing.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C

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304-133. Digital Design Presentation. (1 Credit)

Develop 3D modeling skills and create a small mixed-use project using SketchUp. Create photorealistic renderings of exterior and interior spaces using Podium and Photoshop. Produce digital boards using Illustrator and Publisher. Explore materials and textures, image resolution, levels, color adjustments and presentation board layout for web and print.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C and 304-132 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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304-134. Interior Design Internship. (1 Credit)

Gain meaningful occupational experience working in the interior design or architecture field while under the supervision of a WCTC instructor. Focus on technical skill competencies and critical life skills through discussion of the skills, knowledge and issues encountered in the workplace.

Prerequisites: 304-129 with a minimum grade of C and 304-117 with a minimum grade of C and 304-112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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304-136. Kitchen Bath Software. (1 Credit)

Gain an introduction to software used in the kitchen and bath design industry. Create architecture floor plans, elevations and details to transform into 2D and 3D views. Learn to render drawings for enhanced visual presentations.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C

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304-137. Advanced Kitchen Design. (3 Credits)

Apply industry codes and NKBA guidelines to generate kitchen plans using industry software. Learn about mechanical, electrical and plumbing documents and requirements. Explore materials, methods and installation standards related to kitchen design. Explore ADA and NKBA Access Standards.

Prerequisites: 304-117 with a minimum grade of C

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304-138. Advanced Bath Design. (3 Credits)

Apply industry codes, ADA and NKBA guidelines to generate bath plans using industry software. Learn about mechanical, electrical and plumbing documents and requirements. Explore materials, methods and installation standards related to bath design. Explore ADA and NKBA Access Standards.

Prerequisites: 304-117 with a minimum grade of C

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304-139. KB Internship. (3 Credits)

Gain on-the-job experience in a kitchen and bath design setting. Take advantage of seminars to share and process educational experiences and insights.

Prerequisites: 304-129 with a minimum grade of C and 304-137 with a minimum grade of C and 304-138 with a minimum grade of C

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304-140. Applied Kitchen/Bath Design. (3 Credits)

Apply previously learned skills to kitchen and bath design problems. Develop a design concept, apply design principles and present a project. Enhance your portfolio through class projects.

Prerequisites: 304-139 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 304-133 with a minimum grade of C and 304-125 with a minimum grade of C

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304-141. Lighting and Electrical Design. (2 Credits)

Apply knowledge of electrical and lighting needs related to kitchen and bath design. Learn how to generate essential layers of lighting to provide task, general and accent lighting as needed for safety and aesthetics.

Prerequisites: 614-107 with a minimum grade of C and 304-121 with a minimum grade of C

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304-402B. Upholstery - 12 Hrs.. (0.3 Credits)

Whether a novice student or an experienced professional such as an interior designer/decorator, antique dealer or uph9olsterer, learn new skills or enhance current occupational skills that can assist in future employment opportunities, which may include starting your own business. Focus on the selection, estimation and application of fabric; how to use tools and equipment; construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling, and minor structure repairs and how to cost out your product. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdriver, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, felt-tip pen, large garbage bag and medium-sized box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First-time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-602A. Quilting - Open Lab.

Here's your chance to finish those workshop projects, unfinished quilts or start something new! During this 12-hour course, students will learn a different aspect of finishing each week. Topics may include fitting and designing borders, sandwiching the quilt, methods and designs for quilting, binding and labeling.

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304-603A. Quilting - Beg. Free Motion.

Free motion machine quilting is an exciting and fun technique. It gives quilters the ability to drop the feed dogs, put on a darning foot and then sew in any direction. Once it's learned, quilting the quilt can be as much fun as making the top! It does, however, require some practice, so a whole workshop is devoted to learning about the technique.

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304-604T. Quilting - Goose Tricks.

Learn to create flying geese blocks that float and swirl across your quilt. Paper piecing and bias strips make this project appealing and fun!

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304-608U. Quilting: Compass Capers.

Using tips from Chris Kirsch's new book, learn easy paper folding techniques to draft a Mariner's compass block. Begin with a traditional round compass, then learn to create compasses of different shapes and sizes. From there, select a favorite design and piece together the paper foundation.

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304-610A. Quilting-Pieceful Star.

Get the look of a Lone Star style medallion, without all the fussy piecing. We will strip piece simple blocks and then cut diamond shapes from them to create a star that is much simpler than it looks!

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304-610B. Quilting - Layered Squares.

Combine simple piecing, diagonal cutting and clever block construction to make this crib/lap-sized quilt with a three-dimensional look.

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304-610C. Quilting - Beginning Fiber Art.

Are you a traditional quilter who is interested in making an art quilt? Come and discover your inner creative child by playing with simple fusion techniques, fabric, color and design. (This class was formerly titled “Parallelisms.”)

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304-610D. Quilting - Silhouette Applique.

Learn how to create silhouettes in fabric with this fun free motion satin stitch technique. The class project will be a floral design. Then we'll discuss how any picture (a grandchild at play, a friend’s profile or ???) could be accomplished. Anyone can do it, and it's much easier than it sounds; so sign up and give it a try.

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304-610E. Quilting - Spin Star.

Create a four block table runner by combining a large, multicolor print fabric with creative cutting techniques resulting in star blocks that seem to “spin”.

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304-610F. Quilting - Paint-Stick Fun.

Create a bright and cheerful spring table topper while learning to use oil paint sticks.

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304-610G. Quilting - Log Cabin.

Learn to create a traditional quilt from the turn of the century with a modern twist – perfect for beginners and seasoned quilters alike.

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304-610H. Quilting-Disappearing 9 Patch.

This block may look complex, but it’s very easy to create. Learn several quilting techniques that are great for beginners and fun for all.

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304-610I. Quilting - Twisting Bargello.

Learn to use a strip piecing technique to create a beautiful wall hanging or queen-sized quilt.

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304-610J. Quilting for Beginners.

Anyone can quilt! Learn several quilt blocks and techniques to create a beautiful heirloom.

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304-610K. Quilting T-Shirts.

Learn to use a “quilt-as-you-go” technique to transform adult and child t-shirts into a beautiful quilt full of great memories.

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304-610L. Quilting - Seminole Sampler.

Borders made from this fun strip piecing technique are beautiful - and much simpler than they look. Make samples of many different designs and learn how to adapt them to fit your future quilts.

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304-610M. Quilting - Replique Joy.

Combine a beautiful print fabric with an exciting appliqué technique to make a stunning Christmas banner without having to use fusible web. This technique can also be used in a wide variety of other projects.

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304-612A. Quilting with A Walking Foot.

This class is designed for quilters who prefer walking foot quilting but are looking for new design possibilities. Using the walking foot does not limit designs to straight lines and just following the piecing lines. Bring a lap sized quilt to work on.

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304-613A. Quilting - Pinwheel Strips.

Learn about color gradations and the fun effects that can be obtained with simple strip piecing, and create a lovely table topper.

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304-613B. Quilting - Thread Painting.

Discover how to create free-motion embroidery techniques using your sewing machine. Learn to embellish printed fabric, make unique designs, work with bobbins and create thread appliques.

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304-614. Window Treatments.

This hands-on course offers the beginner through the advanced student instruction on how to create the newest trends in window fashions. Students will learn about the use of tools and equipment which includes the use of industrial sewing machines and staple guns, calculating yardage, fabric selection and installation. Students will select a project based on their skill level. Bring window measurements to the first class.

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304-614A. Window Treatments - 12 Hrs..

In this hands-on course, beginners and more experienced students will learn how to create the newest trends in window treatments. Learn about and use the proper tools and equipment, such as industrial sewing machines and staple guns; how to calculate yardage; fabric selection; and proper installation techniques. Students will select a project based on their skill level. Bring window measurements to the first class.

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304-614C. Window Treatments - 18 Hrs..

In this hands-on course, beginners and more experienced students will learn how to create the newest trends in window treatments. Learn about and use the proper tools and equipment, such as industrial sewing machines and staple guns; how to calculate yardage; fabric selection; and proper installation techniques. Students will select a project based on their skill level. Bring window measurements to the first class.

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304-615A. Quilting - Hunters Star.

Learn a new quilt making technique to create beautiful star patterns. Discover a method that does not require cutting individual bias diamonds, and create a lovely wall quilt.

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304-617G. Quilting - Quilt In.

Have an unfinished quilting project you'd lie to work on? Devote a day to work on or finish a project and receive help and encouragement from the instructor - along with a surprise or two!

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304-620A. Quilting - Basic.

Students will learn the basics of fabric selection, simple piecing, rotary cutting, 1/4" seams, machine quilting, binding and project completion as they construct a table runner. The table runner project will be a different one each semester. Students may use WCTC's rotary cutters, mats, rulers and machines.

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304-621G. Quilting - T-Shirt Quilt.

Would you like to make a unique memory quilt for a special person who has accumulated t-shirts from sports, travel or other activities? In this workshop, cut t-shirts into large squares and use them to quilt individual blocks during the first class, then put the blocks together in a quilt-as-you-go method in the second class. Rotary cutting experience is required.

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304-621H. Quilting - E-Reader Pyramid.

Make this great gift for anyone on your list who loves their e-reader/tablet! It's a pyramid shaped pillow that holds a tablet - - hands-free - - on a table, in bed or just about anywhere. Simple to make and oh, so useful!

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304-621J. Quilting - Chop Blocks.

Begin with 10-inch fabric squares in light and dark values, do a bit of sewing and chopping, and voila - - an easy, quick and graphically exciting quilt!

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304-621K. Quilting - Woven Star Stocking.

You'll be seeing stars without doing any piecing! Learn to weave sewn tubes into a star panel, which will be used to adorn a lined stocking, in plenty of time for Christmas giving.

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304-621L. Quilting - Stained Glass.

Create a beautiful quilt that resembles stained glass. During the first class, create a subtle pieced background piece and in the second class, add mock leading to the design. The project will be quilted as the leading is applied. The end result is a beautiful arts and crafts-style wall hanging.

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304-621M. Quilting - Swirls & Stars.

Learn an exciting way to piece twirling Snails Trails blocks and let them dance around pieced stars. A great class for quilters who are comfortable with piecing techniques and want to try something a little bit challenging.

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304-621N. Quilting - Beginner's Workshop.

Learn the basics of rotary cutting and stitching an accurate 1/4" seam allowance while creating a lovely table runner.

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304-623A. Upholstery - 12 Hrs..

This twelve hour course includes instruction in the use of tools and equipment; selection, estimation, and application of fabric; and construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling, and repairs. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdriver, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag, and medium size box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623B. Upholstery / 24 hours.

This course includes instruction in the use of tools and equipment; selection, estimation, and application of fabric; and construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling, and repairs. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag, and medium size box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623E. Upholstery - 18 hours.

This course includes instruction in the use of tools and equipment; selection, estimation and application of fabric; and construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling and repairs. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag and medium size box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623G. Upholstery - 30 Hrs..

This course includes instruction in the use of tools and equipment; selection, estimation and application of fabric; and construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling and repairs. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag and medium size box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623I. Upholstery - 20 Hrs..

This course includes instruction in the use of tools and equipment; selection, estimation, and application of fabric; and construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, and filling. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag, and medium sized box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First-time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623K. Upholstery - 25 Hrs..

This course includes instruction on the selection, estimation and application of fabric; how to use tools and equipment; construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling and minor structure repairs. Students should bring furniture, pliers, screwdriver, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, felt-tip pen, large garbage bag and medium-sized box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be given out at the first class. First-time students should not bring sofas or recliners to work on.

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304-623T. Upholstery / 15 hours.

In this short course, learn how to use tools and equipment; select, estimate and apply of fabric; and discover construction processes such as webbing, springs, rolled edges, frames, filling and repairs. Bring furniture, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, pencil, tack hammer, seam ripper, sharp scissors, magic marker, large garbage bag and medium-sized box to the first class. A more detailed supply list will be provided at the first class. First-time students should not bring sofas or recliners to upholster.

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304-625. Decorative Picture Matting.

Design and create beautiful decorative mats for your favorite photos, works of art, or other treasures. This is a great way to personalize art for yourself or for gift giving. Students will be trained on the professional quality 2100 Cutter as well as individual Logan Mat cutters. Color selection, proportion, conservation theory, and a variety of decorative treatments will be among the exciting topics covered in this creative course. For the first class, students should bring a notebook, #2 pencil, and, if desired, a greeting card suitable to mat. A supply list will be given out the first week of class.

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304-648. Quilting - Beyond Meandering.

Students will learn spirals, leaves, stars, snowflakes and so much more! Make quilting the quilt as much fun as stitching the top. Bring along a quilt top and we'll brainstorm how to quilt it.

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304-659. Adv Picture Matting & Framing.

Students will learn how to cut reverse bevels in mats, cut and install wooden fillets, faux fillets and create deep bevel mats. Techniques of cutting and joining frames, creating shadowboxes and adding mat embellishments, including corner flares, will also be covered. Students must either have previously taken WCTC's Decorative Picture Matting course or be experienced in mat cutting techniques and familiar with preservation standards used in framing.

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