with Sheri Burns

Monday – Friday, June 20 – 24, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Take a grand adventure through art in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s week long art camp for kids ages 7 to 12! Traditional crafts such as basket making, weaving and hand sew- ing will be presented, as well as bookmaking, painting, and other crafty endeavors. Students should bring a lunch, and be prepared to get messy.

Cost is $95 per child (members) and $105 for nonmembers. Bring a sack lunch each day. Some scholarships available. Registration deadline: Until filled. Held at the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Road, Norris, TN 37828.


(nonmembers may join Center and take)

with Sandra McEntire

Wednesday, June 22, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

This is an intensive but fun throwing opportunity for those of you who wish you had more time to practice and throw and make more pots. We will prep our 25# bag of your favorite clay in advance and focus on throwing skills while we develop some confidence and muscle memory along the way. At the end of the day, we will have a notable array of pots to show for our efforts. Students must be able to center on the wheel, pull up a pot, and trim a bottom. Students will be given information on preparing clay before class. Advanced beginning and above. Cost: $30 members  Studio Fees Apply.

Registration deadline: June 13


Sandra McEntire

Mondays, July 25 and August 1, 8, 15 & 29

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bring a lunch each day.

This will be a beginners’ class that will concentrate on the four basics of wheel work: centering, opening, pulling up, and trimming. It will give the student the initial skills to discover whether wheel thrown pottery is something worth pursuing further. There will be four classes,

a break of a week to allow for drying and initial firing, and a final class for glazing pieces.

Cost: $115 members, $125 nonmembers. Supply fees: $30 for bag of clay which includes use of the studio and wheels, two kiln firings, and glazes plus bring a pre-purchased tool.



with Sarah Brobst

Thursday, July 14

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Do you have that drawer—one that is filled with single earrings (the other one lost), broken necklaces, old watches, stuff you just don’t wear anymore?? I am sure you do… and this class is for you. In this class, you will learn how to dismantle, demolish, reconstruct, reattach, and rearrange old and worn pieces of jewelry to make some truly one-of-a-kind masterpieces. All ages. All tools, enamels, old jewelry pieces, and epoxies are supplied… feel free to bring your old worn pieces that you would like to transform into new accessories.

This workshop is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East Tennessee Foundation.

Earlybird cost: 25 for Craft Center members, $35 for nonmembers. After July 2, cost: $35/ $45.

Registration deadline: July 7.

Brobst showcased work in art shows during college, but took a break to travel and do work in her field of study. After moving back to Knoxville she started back into creating art—paintings, salvage jewelry, mixed media sculptures, etc. focusing on bringing new life to old, discarded objects. She works full time at a nature center in Knoxville, where she talks about the importance of recycling and repurposing to the public, and she strives to bring that lesson through in her art. Her works have been showcased as part of the Tennessee Crafts Art Fairs, LEAF Festival, Bele Chere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN and Brooklyn, New York.


with Becky Walker

Saturday, July 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

and Sunday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 pm

Becky Walker, fiber artist/teacher from SC will help you design and create your own work of art that will treat your toes and please your eyes! By combining wool, hot water, soap and considerable “elbow grease”, we’ll produce small rugs that are especially suitable for use in bath or bedroom or at the foot of your favorite chair. No previous felt making experience is necessary.

Earlybird cost: $65 for members, $75 nonmembers.

After July 2: $75/ $85. Materials Fee for all needed materials, equipment, and supplies: $30 payable to teacher day of class.

Registration deadline: July 8


with Katie Cottrell

Monday – Friday, July 18-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 13-17

Introduction to clay on the potter’s wheel which will include preparing the clay, centering and basic shapes with an introduction to glazing during the last.

Cost: $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

Registration deadline: July 10.


with Eun-Sook Kim

Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This is a hands on workshop including open work. Non-throwers are welcome to learn open work without wheel both days from 1 – 4 p.m. Bring your own tools. Studio fees including glazing and firing are included in the price of the clay and may be purchased on the first day of the class: $30 for the first bag and $40 for each bag after that.

Earlybird Cost: $80 members, $90 nonmembers. After July 24, Cost: $90/$100.

Registration deadline: July 31.


with Jessica Kortz

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In this two day workshop, students will explore the wild and colorful world of mixed media mosaics to create their own unique decorative birdhouse. Students will learn hands-on mosaic techniques using various materials including ceramic tiles, stained glass, mirror, broken dishes, figurines and other found objects. During the first day of the workshop, we will explore cutting, tiling and gluing to decorate our birdhouses and then we will grout our designs the following day. Materials are included, but feel free to bring your own mosaic supplies and personal objects to add to your mosaic. This class is suitable for all levels. This class is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East TN Foundation.

Earlybird Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers.

After July 31, Cost: $60/$70. Materials Fee: $25 to be paid to teacher the first day of class. Registration deadline: August 6.


with Katie Cottrell

Saturday, August 20, 27

and September 10, 17, & October 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Class will be geared to the ability of the students and glazing will be covered toward the end of the classes. Bring a lunch.

Earlybird Cost: $100 for members, $110 nonmembers.

After August 6, Cost: $110/ $120. Studio fees which include glazing and firing are included in the price of the clay.

Clay may be purchased on the first day of the class, price is $30 for the first bag and $40 for each bag after that.

Registration deadline: August 13.



with Pat K. Thomas

Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shibori creates texture & pattern on cloth by resisting dye.  Shibori resist methods include clamping, wrapping, sewing & scrunching (technical term!). This 2-day workshop will explore shibori on silk scarves. Workshop participants will focus on two different types of dyes — acid dyes & Procion MX dyes. Dye recipes will be learned. Several shibori methods will be presented & practiced. Participants can expect to make at least 8 silk scarves. Most supplies will be provided by the instructor. Bring kitchen gloves. Wear old clothes & shoes.

This workshop is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East Tennessee Foundation.

Earlybird Cost: $45 for members, $55 nonmembers. After August 13, Cost: $55/$65. Extra materials cost: $50.00 payable to instructor first day of class.

Registration deadline August 20.




with Carol Pritcher
Tuesdays, 10 am to 2 pm (six classes)

For anyone interested in gaining knowledge of the loom and beginning weaving. Classes can be scheduled on an individual basis by calling Carol on Tuesdays at 494-9854. $125 members ($135 non-members) plus a small materials fee. Beginning-Intermediate.


with the Quilting Department

Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Bring your hand-sewing project or help out with the group quilting project with a wonderful group of ladies which meets each Wednesday to quilt, laugh, and enjoy lunch together. No need to call ahead; just bring your lunch.


To be scheduled

Got a craft you want to learn? The Craft Center has access to numerous talented craft teachers in a variety of subjects. Gather up your friends and let’s plan your own class. Five or more students are need- ed. For more information or to just get ideas, call Katie Aloi, Center Director at 865-494-9854.

Price to be determined.


Schedule your birthday party. Choose from pottery, weaving, drop spindle, painting, basket making and more. Classes are individually designed and range in price from $200 and up. Cake and party supplies may be brought.


Call 494-9854 and schedule your art class. Choose from pottery, weaving, drop spindle, painting, basket making and more. Classes are individually designed and range in price from $200 and up.


1. Anyone signing up for a class must pay for the class to be considered registered.

2. People signing up for a class should not pay the materials fee at the time of registration (unless it is included in the fee). Materials fees are generally paid to the teacher or studio on the first day of class.

3. Each class has a minimum and a maximum number of students. If the minimum number of students is not reached by the registration deadline, the class may be canceled and all fees refunded. If a student must cancel after paying, a refund will be given if it is two weeks (14 calendar days) or more before the class; otherwise we cannot give a refund. This is necessary due to the amount of work involved with class registration, set up, and publicity and fairness to others in the class.

4. If classes are held over the lunch hour, students should bring a lunch with them.

5. If Anderson County schools are closed due to bad weather, classes will likely not be held. Call the office to verify If it is a weekend, the decision to cancel is up to the teacher. In that case, please call the Center at 494-9854.

If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter with updates on classes and other happenings at the Center, please consider joining. There are a lot of opportunities here for artists, crafters, or people interested in the arts. Members receive $10 off all our classes, get the monthly newsletter, have access to our studios, and are part of a wonderful group of people who support local artists in East Tennessee. It’s not expensive to become a member.

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