all classes wheelchair/handicap accessible


UNDERGLAZES: RESISTS, TRANSFERS, & LAYERING

with Jane Cartwright

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday 21

9:30 am to 4 pm each day.

This two-day workshop is designed for pottery students who would like to learn more about underglazes, resists and creating lively, colorful surfaces. On the first day, students will cover the basics of underglazes and resists as well as more advanced techniques. On the second day, students will transfer and layer underglazes onto a slab and then use it to create a small “quilted” vase.Students will need to bring their own underglazes, bisqued and leather hard tiles, and clay for Sunday’s slab work (details in the Materials List.) To get the most out of this workshop please be sure to carefully read the Materials List well before the workshop for important underglaze information! Jane will provide two types of wax resist as well as latex resist, and some prepared tiles for participants to use and keep.

Earlybird cost: $100 members, $110 nonmembers. After May 8 cost: $110/$120.

Materials fee: $6 to be paid to the teacher on the first day of class. Bring a lunch.

All levels Registration deadline: May 13 

Jane Cartwright is a graphic designer & illustrator-turned-potter who for the past 19 years has taken great delight in exploring clay. Her work consists of quirky functional and sculptural pieces that often featured carved or ‘painted’ animals.


HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY

with Janet McCracken

Mondays, June 5, 12, & 19

10 am to 1 pm

This class will be suitable for those who have never taken a class in clay and also for those with some experience who would like to continue to explore the many facets of working with clay. Earlybird Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers. After May 21, Cost: $60/$70. All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze, and firing. Registration deadline: One Week Prior to Class Start.

Earlybird Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers. After May 21, Cost: $60/$70. All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze, and firing. Registration deadline: One Week Prior to Class Start.


HANDSEWING

with Janet Donaldson

Monday, June 5

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn to hem pants and skirts, sew on buttons, and finish seams. This course will also include an introduction to basic embroidery stitches and English smocking. No experience necessary.

Earlybird Cost: $25 members, $35 for nonmembers. After May 22: Cost: $35/$45. Registration deadline: May 29.



LEARN TO SEW, PART 1

with Janet Donaldson

Monday, June 5

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Don’t feel confident using a sewing machine? In this class, a sewing machine will be used to make a simple grocery bag dispenser. Simple handsewn (hem and buttons) techniques will be taught. Bring your machine (loaners available). Starter class. No experience necessary.

Earlybird Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers. After May 22: Cost: $35/$45. Registration deadline: May 29.


LEARN TO SEW, PART 2

with Janet Donaldson

Monday, June 5

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Improve your sewing machine skills. Learn to cut out a pattern and complete a barbecue apron. Bring your machine (loaner machines available if needed). Materials to bring to class: McCall’s Pattern # 2233 and 1 3/8 yards of material, thread, 11/2” pins, large and small sewing scissors.

Earlybird Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers. After May22: Cost: $35/$45. Registration deadline: May 29.


SALVAGE JEWELRY

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, June 6

6:00 – 8:30 pm

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.

Earlybird cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers. After May 23, cost: $45/$50.
Registration deadline: May 30

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 bring- ing 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, Belle Chere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN, and Brooklyn, New York.



LET’S MAKE BIRDS WITH WOOL

with Karen Bills and Nancy Shedden

Friday, June 16

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Needle felting, or sculpting with wool, is the art of creating 2-D or 3-D items with wool by using a barbed needle. Karen Bills and Nancy Shedden began needle felting while their children were raising and showing sheep in the Knox County 4-H Sheep Project. Karen’s and Nancy’s children are college graduates now and on their own. However, Nancy’s youngest daughter continues to raise prize-winning Oxfords and keeps these artists with a steady supply of good needle-felting wool. In this class, participants

Earlybird Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers.

After May 22: Cost: $35/$45. Registration deadline: May 29.


INTRODUCTION TO TWIG FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

with Polly Bacon

Saturday, June 10

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this class, you will be introduced to the basics of twig furniture by making a small side table using tree limbs and twigs. You don’t have to be a master carpenter, but it would be helpful to your experience if you have some basic hammer and electric drill skills. Bring an electric drill with charged battery, a hammer, and a lunch.

Earlybird: $60 members, $70 nonmembers. After May 27: $70/$80. Materials Fee: $5 to be paid to instructor at the start of class. Registration deadline: June 3

Twig furniture has been around for at least 120 years.  In the 1920s and 30s, it was called Hobo or Gypsy furniture, made out of necessity by vagrants who were made homeless because of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years.  In more recent past, you may have seen twig furniture in the form of bent-back garden benches or chairs. This form of construction is a very low-tech and eco-friendly way of creating rustic furniture for your home, patio, or cabin.

Polly Bacon is now retired but is a past juried artisan (Greenwood and twig furniture) of the Kentucky Craft Market Program, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.


SCULPTED LEATHER: TOOLING, DYEING, WET- FORMING, FINISHING

with Karen Noggle

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

and Sunday, June 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This Sculpted Leather class will be held at Karen’s shop in Knoxville, Ironwood Studios building, at 119 Jennings Avenue (not at AACC). Prior experience working with leather or other fibers is helpful, but not necessary. If applicable, students may bring their own leather hand-tools, sturdy scissors, rawhide mallets, embossing tools, etc. We will be working with vegetable -tanned tooling leather and permanent dyes. Wear old clothing, and feel free to bring an apron or smock. Every student will make at least one leather sculpture such as lapel pins, mask or vessel using a modern twist on an age-old process called Cuir Bouilli, “boiled leather.”

All materials will be provided; just bring your creative mind and a lunch, if you wish.
Earlybird cost: $65 members, $75 for nonmembers. After June 8 cost: $75/ $85. Registration deadline: June 17.

Karen Noggle began working as an apprentice in a Knoxville leather shop 1978 – 1981 while attending UT. She is a member of the Foothills Craft Guild since 1982, and the Southern High- lands Craft Guild since 2001. She currently operates a leather and nylon packcloth sewing business called Walking Foot Gear, Inc. located near downtown Knoxville. In addition to making leather goods to sell at shows, she designs and manufactures small batches of nylon packcloth shoulder bags, and cases for other companies. Her shop is in the Ironwood Studios building, at 119 Jennings Ave. which houses a metalworking business, Preston Farabow’s Aespyre,) and a woodworking business, John McGilvray Woodworks.


TERRARIUM BUILDING WORKSHOP

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun hands-on terrarium building workshop where you will make your own mini-world come to life. We will be using a variety of materials such as mosses, succulents, natural decor and maybe even some figurines to bring a little pizzazz to your masterpiece. All supplies are included in this workshop and there will be a variety of containers to choose from. Create a world that is all your own.

Earlybird cost: $40 for Craft Center members, $45 for non- members. After June 13, cost: $45/ $50.
Registration deadline: June 20.
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 bring- ing 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.


KIDS’ FINE ART CAMP

with Kat Havercamp, on Monday – Friday,

July 10 – 14, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is presenting a camp for youths age 8 -14 who are serious about art but no experience is necessary. Each day we will focus on a different medium and style of art techniques ranging from drawing and painting, sculpture to stained glass and weaving. Local artists will guide the campers in methods that are required for exploration in the art medium of the day. The Camp is designed for youths that can focus for extended amount time on art projects. 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. Some scholarships available.

Registration deadline: June 30 or until filled.

Held at the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Road, Norris, TN 37828.

To register call 865-494-9854 or visit the Center at 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716


BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER WHEEL

with Judy Brater

Fridays, July 14 & 28, and August 4, 11, & 25

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This class is open to those who want to experience working on a potter’s wheel for the first time and also for those who want to continue to move forward on the wheel.

Earlybird Cost: $190 for members, $200 nonmembers. After June 30, Cost: $200/$210. Registration deadline July 7.

Judy Brater began her chosen vocation in ceramic arts in 1972. Her formal education includes a BFA from the University of Cincinnati where she majored in ceramics and painting. Her prior art influence began at an early age on a family farm where her Grandmother, a painter and quilter, and her Mother, also a quilter guided her and provided the positive energy and art education which became a priority in her life. Judy exhibits in fine craft festivals and is represented in select fine craft galleries. Judy’s life changed in an instant when, in 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She feels the diagnosis provided the opportunity to focus and examine artistic priorities. Her ceramic pieces are most important to her when it gives pleasure to others. She knows the power of art and healing.


LET’S FELT WITH WOOL CAMP

with Karen Bills

Monday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 19

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm.

In this camp, students age 13 to adults will learn this fun craft by making a hot pad (needle and wet felting) on Monday and an adorable Waldorf mouse on Wednesday. Needle felting, or sculpting with wool, is the art of creating 2-D or 3-D items with wool by using a barbed needle. Cost: $85 members, $95 nonmembers.

Choose Mon. or Wed. only: $48/$58. All materials includedNOTE: Additional items for purchase to use in future projects will be available: multi-needle tool $10 and wool by weight. Registration Deadline: July 7.


CLAY CAMP FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

with Cathy Lowden

Tuesday, July 18, Thursday, July 20

and glazing day Thursday, July 27

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interested in pursuing a clay experience? Students will create their own patterns for creating clay vases/vessels then learn how to carve and decorate using a variety of techniques.

Cost: members $70; nonmembers $80. Materials/Studio fees: $30. Additional clay may be purchased if needed. Registration deadline: July 6 or until filled. Bring lunch each day. To register call 865-494- 9854 or visit the Center at 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716


QUILLING WORKSHOP

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, July 18

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for our new class on the art of paper quilling. Quilling is the art of creating fascinating designs from thin strips of paper. These paper strips are rolled, curled and pinched to create elaborate designs that can use to decorate cards, photo frames, box- es, jewelry, etc. You will learn a variety of tips and techniques to create some amazing quilled cards in this class.

All supplies are included.

Earlybird cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers. After July 5, cost: $45/$50.

Registration deadline: July 11

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, BelleChere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN, and Brooklyn, New York.


CLAY CAMP FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

with Cathy Lowden

Tuesday, July 18, Thursday, July 20

and glazing day Thursday, July 27

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interested in pursuing a clay experience? Students will create their own patterns for creating clay vases/vessels then learn how to carve and decorate using a variety of techniques. Cost:members $70; nonmembers $80. Materials/Studio fees: $30. Additional clay may be purchased if needed. Registration deadline: July 6 or until filled. Bring lunch each day. To register call 865-494-9854 or visit the Center at 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716

Earlybird cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers. After July 5, cost: $45/$50.
Registration deadline: July 11
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. focus- ing 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.


TOTE BASKET

with Sheri Burns

Sunday, August 6

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In this class, students will make a basket with woven cloth handles that will be the perfect tote to carry all your essentials. The basket will be approx. 12″ long, x 4″ wide x 10″ tall. To customize your basket, pink paisley and green paisley straps will be available, along with dyed reed to match the straps. Expect to have a blast, and leave with your finished tote to wow your friends! Beginner.

Earlybird Cost: $60 members, $70 nonmembers. After August 22: $70/$80. Materials fee: $20 to be paid to the instructor the day of class. Registration deadline: August 30.



LEATHER: TOOLING, DYEING, AND FORMING

with Karen Noggle

Saturday, July 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

and Sunday, July 23, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

In this workshop, we will explore basic leatherworking techniques and take at least one small project to completion. If you have dabbled with leatherwork before, bring your hand tools with you.

Earlybird cost: $75 members, $85 nonmembers. After July 7, cost: $85/ $95. Materials fee of $10 to be paid to the teacher the first day of class. Registration deadline: July 15 

Noggle took an interest in art while taking printmaking, lithography, and etching classes in high school. While in college, she apprenticed and earned money working in a Knoxville leather shop and has continued in leatherwork and design since that time. After a career, she has returned to full-time artwork and manages a gear design and sewing business called “Walking Foot Gear”, after the walking-foot sewing machines that are used for heavy materials and leather. Karen works with two apprentice seamstresses to design and make outdoor and everyday gear using leather and/or nylon pack-cloth. Karen has been a juried member of the Foothills Craft Guild since 1982, and the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2001.



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

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 needed. For more information or to just get ideas, call Katie Aloi, Center Director. (see phone number of AACC at bottom of page)

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.