The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department announces registration and courses for the 2018 Spring Westervelt Program. Offered each year to townspeople of Berea as well as students, faculty, and staff, the popular Westervelt program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest.
The Spring Westervelt program will concentrate on crafts and begins January 23. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Danforth Technology Building on the Berea College campus. The instructor will be Alan Mills.
To register please call Sandy Wells at 859-985-3033 between the hours of 8a.m and 5p.m. There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee for each course. In addition students will be responsible for any materials used. All classes are limited to 17 participants, who must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the Westervelt program.
I. Lapidary and Jewelry – January 23-February 15
This class will merge the fascinating world of cutting and polishing stones with the creative experience of designing and constructing jewelry. Stone setting, metal fabrication and silver soldering will be some of the topics to be covered during the course.
II. Boxes, Bowls and Turnings – February 20-March 22 (No class March 6 and 8)
The class will explore the design and creation of small functional boxes, bowls and lathe turned objects. Tools, machines, construction techniques, wood finishing and the use of reclaimed wood will be covered in the class.
III. Traditional Appalachian Crafts – March 27-April 19
This hands-on class will explore the Appalachian crafts of leather working and pottery making. While some modern tools will be used, emphasis will be on using early traditional methods and tools.