Classes

INTRO TO ALCOHOL INKS

with Shelley Mangold

Tuesday, June 7, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Alcohol Inks are a highly pigmented fluid medium similar to watercolors, but unlike watercolors these inks can be painted on most any nonporous surface and are more fun! The instructor will supply Yupo paper, brushes, rubbing alcohol, plastic gloves and other tools and materials for experimentation.

Students only need to bring 3 small bottles of alcohol ink which can be purchased at Jerry’s Artarama or other local art/craft stores. This will be a relaxed, fun class, open to all levels. Shelley’s alcohol ink painting “Tennessee River Bluff year 2085” has just been selected and hung in Arts in the Airport Exhibition until September!

Earlybird cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers. After May 24: $60/ $70.

Registration deadline: May 31.

Featured Tennessee Artist Workshop!

 

 ART JOURNALING and the JOY OF DOODLING

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday. June 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be an amazing tool for cultivating creativity. Join me on March 12th at 1:00pm for a guide to the joys of art journaling and how doodling can be the best form of relaxation. I will show you how to incorporate mixed media, imagery, and quotes to create inspiring journal entries. And then comes the fun of doodling which will bring life and movement to your journals! Give yourself the freedom to express yourself in a personal space where no rules exist! A journal, and all the supplies necessary to unleash your creativity is supplied.

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

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.

Earlybird cost: Register and pay by March 2 and the cost is $25 for Craft Center members, $35 for nonmembers. After June 2, cost: $35/ $45.

Registration deadline: June 7.

MEMOIR WRITING

with Kathleen Fearing

Thursday, June 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WRITE YOUR STORY. Most of our parents and grandparents led lives and did things we know nothing about. Wouldn’t you like to know what life was like for them when they were young? Our lives are important and interesting. And we all have a story or two to tell. YOU CAN DO IT! This workshop is an opportunity for anyone working on, or trying to begin writing a memoir. We will concentrate on how to begin, then move on to what to include and how to make it interesting to future generations.

Earlybird Cost: $35 for members, $40 nonmembers. After June 3, Cost:

$40/$45. Registration deadline: June 9.

MOSAIC STEPPING STONE

with Jessica Kortz

Saturday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In this afternoon workshop, students will create a reverse method mosaic step- ping stone suitable for an outdoor walkway or garden. Students will learn hands-on techniques appropriate for outdoor mosaics while exploring different materials including ceramic tiles, stained glass, broken dishes and other found objects. Materials are included, but feel free to bring your own flat mosaic supplies and personal objects to add to your mosaic. Note: The stepping stones must cure after the workshop and will be available for pick-up the following weekend. This class is suitable for all levels.

Earlybird Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. After June 4, Cost: $55/$65. Materials Fee: $15 to be paid to teacher the day of class. Registration deadline: June 11.

KIDS’ CRAFT CAMP

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.

Please register early to save your spot in the camp.
Cost is $95 per child (members) and $105 for nonmembers. Bring a sack lunch each day. Some scholarships available. Registration deadline: June 10 or until filled.
Held at the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Road, Norris, TN 37828.

ONE BAG/ONE DAY! FOR CENTER MEMBERS ONLY

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. Earlybird Cost: $30 members  Studio Fees Apply. Registration deadline: June 13

 

 

POTTERY ON THE WHEEL

Sandra McEntire

July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, & 15

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.

Earlybird 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 kit (from Jerry’s for about $10) to first day of class.Registration deadline: July 3

FEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!

SALVAGE JEWELRY

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.

FELTED RUG

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

POTTERY FOR TEENAGERS

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.

MULTI–WALL THROWING TECHNIQUE

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.

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ONGOING CLASSES:

WEAVING

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.

HAND-SEWING DAY

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.

MAKE YOUR OWN CLASS

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.

BIRTHDAY PARTY!

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.

HOME SCHOOL GROUPS!

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.

CLASS POLICIES:

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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