all classes wheelchair/handicap accessible


with Judy Brater

Fridays, July 28, and August 4 & 18

9:00 am to 3:00 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: $150 for members, $160 nonmembers. After July 14, Cost: $160/$170

The first bag of clay costs $30. The next bag is regular studio fee of $40.00.

Registration deadline July 21.

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.


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.


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


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

Sarah 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.


with Karen Noggle

This class will be rescheduled in September. You may sign up to be emailed when it is scheduled.


with Lori Martin

Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Make a handcrafted brooch using felt and a variety of embellishments. All sewn; no messy glue. Explore steampunk themes, or create a showcase piece for a bit of vintage jewelry or paraphernalia. We’ll discuss composition, color, embroidery, and felting techniques that can make your piece a wearable work of art. Beads, fabric, wool felt, yarn, thread, fiber, beads, buttons, and doodads will be provided. Feel free to bring a pair of scissors and a favorite button or broken bit of jewelry if you have one.

Earlybird Cost: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. After July 24: $50/$60. Registration deadline: July 29.


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 July 23: $70/$80. Materials fee: $20 to be paid to the instructor the day of class. Registration deadline: July 30.



with Nan Jacobsohn

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Animal images have captivated us from the time of the cave man. Sculpting them can present unique challenges, especially the standing pose. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to an exciting and foolproof approach to supporting vertices gestures should that be the gesture of choice. Hollowing of the sculpture, approaches to modeling of surface texture, a variety of finishing techniques and firing schedules will also be explored.

Earlybird Cost: $165 members, $175 nonmembers. After August 5, Cost: $175/$185. Studio fees apply.

Registration deadline August 12.

Jacobsohn’s educational background includes a BA from Pasadena College in Art Education and an MLAS from Vanderbilt University. She spent the early part of her career as a high school art teacher in California, Massachusetts, and Georgia. She served as an art instructor at Cheekwood before becoming the director of education over both the art and botanical programs. In 1996 she made the decision to dedicate full-time to her career as a sculptor. Her work has been successfully exhibited in galleries across the US and is in the collection of the Tennessee State Museum. She enjoys sharing her expertise through workshops at Arrowmont, Pocosin, Appalachian Craft Center and arts organizations in the US and Canada.

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


with Janet McCracken

Mondays, September 11, 18, & 25

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 August 28, Cost: $60/$70. All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for the clay, glaze, and firing.

Registration deadline: One Week Prior to Class Start.



with Jordan Byrd

Saturday, September 16

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

By modernizing a 5,000-year-old technique of dyeing eggs using a wax resist method called Pysanky, we are able to achieve stunning works of art that look as if they are stained glass, when in fact they are simply eggshells that have been dyed. Each student will go home with a completed stained glass style Batik egg. No previous artistic skill or experience required.

This class is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Earlybird Cost: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. After September 2, Cost: $50/$60. Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to the teacher the first day of class.

Registration deadline: September 9.

Byrd is one of a few artists in the United States who regularly practices, sells and teaches the method of egg decorating called Pysanky, also known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs or Batik style eggs. The art form originated in Ukraine and Poland close to 5,000 years ago. Jordan not only helps keep “Pysanky” alive with her traditional eggs but opens up the art to a whole new audience through her non-traditional eggs and jewelry.


with Ruth Prince

Saturday, September 23

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This class will introduce you to the exciting world of metal clay! This amazing material starts out looking like a gray lump of chewing gum, but with easily learned simple techniques and a bit of torch magic, ends up as a beautiful piece of pure silver. The instructor will furnish all tools and materials for the class. From the furnished 16 gram package of silver clay, you will go home with 4 or 5 silver pendants ready to hang on a chain and wear proudly!

Ruth Prince has been working with and teaching metal clay techniques for over 10 years. She was certified to teach through PMC Connections’ educational system. She holds a BFA from UT and teaches enameling, glass fusing and metalworking in Oak Ridge and Knoxville. This is her first class at AACC.

Earlybird Cost: $95 members, $105 nonmembers. After September 9, Cost: $105/$110. Materials fee: $50 to be paid to instructor day of class.

Registration deadline: September 16

Coming Soon so keep checking for:

Painted Sign class with Ashley Pegram
A variety of Pysanky egg classes with Jordan Byrd



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.


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.


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.

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