GTCC To Host Free Cultivating Creativity And Community Workshops

Published on: September 16, 2021

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Beginning, Sept. 17 and thanks to the 2021 Sears Endowed Teaching Chair Grant, Guilford Technical Community College will host the Cultivating Creativity and Community Workshops Series.

Open to GTCC students, faculty, alumni, and community members the goal of the free workshops is to build a pathway for professional development while introducing a model for community arts education and cultivating an engaging environment for collaboration and innovation.

The workshops were created and facilitated by Patricia Drummond, a visual arts instructor in GTCC’s Creative and Performing Arts Department. Drummond was recently awarded the 2021 Gladys S. Sears Endowed Teaching Chair, and the workshops are a product of that award. A portion of the Sears Endowed Teaching Chair Grant, which accompanies the award, will be used to fund the workshops.

"My family is so pleased that Patricia is able to share her considerable talent with the GTCC family and beyond,” said donor Marcia Sears Regan. It's wonderful that she is using a portion of the award to provide these art education workshops. Using so many different mediums in creative ways is a great example in how to nurture artistic expression.”

The free workshops, held on the Jamestown Campus in Gerald Hall, Room 213, are open to GTCC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. 

To register for a workshop, email Patricia Drummond,

Supplies are not needed to attend, however a list of helpful materials will be provided when participants register. For the Visual Arts classes, students are welcome to bring items to recycle such as fabric, thread, yarn, paint, old books with images, magazines, art related materials, etc.

Following is a schedule of this fall’s workshops:

  • Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Handmade Books Part 1, Pamphlet Stitch with Prof. Patricia Drummond;
  • Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Eco Printing with Prof. Patricia Drummond;
  • Sept. 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Textile Basket, with visiting artist Daphne Andino Cuadrao;
  • Oct. 5, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Empty Bowls Potter, with Prof. William G. Bailey;
  • Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lino Stamp and Print, with Prof. Deanna Watson;
  • Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Handmade Books Part 2, Stab Binding, with Prof. Patricia Drummond;
  • Oct. 26, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Pendant Ocarina, with alumni Cristal Zeballos;
  • Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Ceramic Glazing, with Prof. William G. Bailey and alumni Cristal Zeballos (only for participants who completed one of earlier ceramic workshops);
  • Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Handmade Books Part 3, Long Link Stitch with Prof. Patricia Drummond;
  • Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., How to Draw People, with Prof. Doug Cason.

About Guilford Technical Community College: Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves nearly 28,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at

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