“Dear Student,” reflects Continuing Education instructor, Walt Smith, “learn to read, write, observe, draw and think on you own that is assisted, not dominated, with technology and digital services”.
Smith, this week’s Sampson Community College 50th Anniversary Spotlight, first joined SCC in 1986 teaching studio visual art classes. In this role, he conducted classes in Clinton, Roseboro, Newton Grove and Plainview. His journey with SCC continued as he began teaching continuing education classes, now titled “creative art”, where he tailors to each student’s individual ability, choice, interest and goals. Throughout the years, he has also taught courses including Art Appreciation and Drawing I/Painting I for both curriculum and the Early College.
“Sampson Community College has provided me the opportunity to share my love of art while engaging in professional and instructional activities,” adds Smith.
Smith continues to be an integral part of the Workforce Development and Continuing Education department as he instructs Creative Art.
“We invite the community to visit the student’s art show on Tuesday, April 4, from 4-7 p.m. within the East building,” includes Smith. “Attendees will enjoy the student’s paintings from my creative art class but also the artwork of welding students will be on display.”
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