Classes

POTTERY ON THE WHEEL

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.


MOSAIC BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP

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.


POTTERY ON THE WHEEL, ALL LEVELS

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.


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!

SHIBORI SILK SCARVES

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.

 


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!

LEATHER: TOOLING, DYEING, AND FORMING

with Karen Noggle

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

and Sunday, September 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, we will explore basic leather-working techniques and take at least one small project to completion. If you have dabbled with leatherwork before, bring your hand tools with you. This workshop is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East Tennessee Foundation.

Earlybird cost: $40 for Craft Center member s, $50 for nonmembers.

After August 27, cost: $50/ $60. Materials fee to be paid to teacher the first day of class: $10 Registration deadline: September 3.

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 every-day 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.

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


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!

HANDBUILDING WORKSHOP

with Judy Brater

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In this workshop, there will be limited demonstration on a few thrown shapes that will be conducive to the technique shown and students can experiment with as pieces dry. Forms, found objects and other interesting tools for texture will be provided for use. Creative approaches will be taken such as adding coils to a thrown shape or a hand built shape, finishing touches by paddling, and adding texture. Glazing techniques will also be shared. See registration form for more information. This workshop is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East Tennessee Foundation.

Earlybird Cost: $90 for members, $100 nonmembers. After September 10, cost: $100/$110. 25lb. clay may be purchased from teacher for $10 but studio fees still apply for glazing and firing.

Registration deadline September 17.

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 in art and healing.

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


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!

MOSAIC BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP

with Jessica Kortz

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 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 nonmember s. After September 17, Cost: $60/$70. Materials Fee: $25 to be paid to teacher the first day of class. Registration deadline: September 24.

Kortz has been creating mixed media mosaics and jewelry for 15 years. She started working with mosaics as a way to refinish furniture while she was a student at UT studying Interior Design. She creates her mosaics from a variety of materials including broken china, pottery shards, handmade ceramic, fused glass and cast resin tiles, stained glass, beads and other found objects. She is the former owner of Mighty Mud ceramic studio and is a current member of the Foothills Craft Guild, TACA, and A1 Lab Arts. She also teaches her mosaic and jewelry techniques at various workshop throughout the region.

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

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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.

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