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.


WRITING WORKSHOP

with Kathleen Fearing

Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you’ve ever thought about writing but didn’t know where to start, or if you’ve written something and it just doesn’t seem right to you, this beginner writing workshop is a chance to learn a few writing skills from a published author. The workshop will focus on the opening lines and first chapter of your story and what techniques writers can use to grab and keep the reader’s attention. Bring your story with you to class.

Earlybird Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers. After September 2 Cost: $40/$50.
Registration deadline: September 8.


STAINED GLASS DEMONSTRATION

with Bill Blodgett

Sunday, September 18, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Do you want to know more about stained glass? If so, this class will inform and answer your questions. Bill will demonstrate the Tiffany technique from idea and pattern to the finished stained glass piece of art. If class attendees show an interest for further education and hands on creating of stained glass art, a follow up class will be scheduled.

Earlybird cost: $10. After September 4: $15. Registration deadline: September 11.


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SALVAGE JEWELRY

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, September 20, 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 member s, $35 nonmembers. After September 6, cost: $35/$45.

Registration deadline: September 13.

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 show- cased 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.


SPIRIT DOLLS

with Linda Nichols

Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come build a Spirit Doll with us. It can look like what you think your spirit looks like or any spirit you like! We will be using many kinds of provided materials: sticks, bark, chiffon, velvet and lots of other decorations. If you have a special charm or decoration you would like to add to your doll, bring it! We will have lots of fun! Promise! Any age

Earlybird Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. After September 10, Cost: $45/$55. Bring a glue gun if you have one.

Registration deadline: September 17.


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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.


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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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FELTED HAT ON A BALL

with Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Felt is a very strong and durable material that also is soft and comfortable to wear. Make you own felted hat, using an inflatable ball as a mold. Put your personal touch on a hat that is very wearable and warm. Choose your colors and add decorations from Tone’s stash of wool and silk.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get wet. Some physical stamina is needed.

Supplies to bring to class are: Bubble wrap (a small piece 12″x24″ should be enough), 2 small towels, 3-4 pantyhose – your old ones work great. We will cut off the legs and use the upper part. If you already have an inflatable ball for this purpose, feel free to bring it.

Material fee of $10.00, payable to the instructor at the day of the class, will cover all materials needed to make the hat. You may purchase the ball after class if you wish, cost is $12.00 for the ball.

Earlybird Cost: $50 for members, $60 nonmembers. After October 2, Cost: $60/$70.

Registration deadline: October 8. Sorry, no late registrations due to materials

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

Haugen-Cogburn was born and raised in Norway, but has lived in Tennessee since 1987. She has 20 years of experience in traditional and contemporary quilt design and teaches experimental techniques nationally and internationally. Pictorial and architectural elements are her favorites. Tone has exhibited all over the world and finds lots of inspiration from her travels.


HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY

with Janet McCracken

Mondays, October 17, 24, & 31 from 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.

Registration deadline: One Week Prior to Class Start.
Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by 2 weeks before class start and the cost is $50 for Craft Center members, $60 for nonmembers. Within 2 weeks of class start, Cost: $60 for Craft Center members; $70 for nonmembers. All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze and firing.


HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY

with Janet McCracken
Mondays, October 17, 24, & 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Advanced Beginner.
This class will be suitable for those who have taken a class in clay previously, have some experience, and would like to continue to explore the many facets of working with clay. Registration deadline: One Week Prior to Class Start.
Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by 2 weeks before class start and the cost is $50 for Craft Center members, $60 for nonmembers. Within 2 weeks of class start, Cost: $60 for Craft Center members; $70 for nonmembers. All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze and firing.


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP SERIES!

OIL PAINTING

with Seth Havercamp,

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will paint a portrait from life in oils.  This class is designed for all ages and all levels of artistic skill.  We will break down the difficulty of achieving a likeness into a few simple steps.  Working straight onto the canvas in paint, without any drawing, we will place large simplified shapes of paint describing the light and shadow, and move progressively smaller, until we get to the details.  We will also talk about ways to practice at home and how to paint successfully from pictures.

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

Earlybird Cost: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. After September 17, Cost: $50/$60. Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to teacher the first day of class.

Registration deadline: September 24.

Seth graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Carson Newman College after a year each at Cleveland Institute of Art and Memphis College of Art. He has studied with internationally known artist Nelson Shanks at Studio lncamminati, had a number of one-man shows in D.C., and studied with renowned artist Robert Liberace. Seth earned Best in Show in the 2008 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait competition and a Certificate of Excellence in the 2011 show. He was a finalist in the Art Renewal Centers International Competition and won a “People’s Choice Award” in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2013 and 2014, was a finalist in the 2013 ARC international painting competition in the portraits category. Seth enjoys realism. He loves color and form and the drama of light and dark. As Seth says, “The meaning? It is found in beauty. At the moment, that’s enough.”


MINI CHRISTMAS PAINTING

with Sherry Smith,

Thursday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Create a unique Christmas decoration, using a mini canvas (4”x4”) and acrylic paint. In this workshop, we will complete a painting with a Christmas theme that can be displayed on a mini easel for years to come.

Earlybird cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. After October 27: $45 members,

$55 nonmembers. All materials (including display easel) are included in the cost.

Registration deadline: November 3


TAC:ETFCollageFEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP SERIES!

LET’S MAKE AN ORNAMENT BALL WITH WOOL

with Nancy Shedden and Karen Bills

Saturday, December 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 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 will learn this fun craft by making an adorable ornament ball to give as a gift or add to their décor.

This workshop is funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation.Earlybird Cost: $30 for Craft Center members, $40 for nonmembers. After November 26: $40/$50. Materials fee: $15 payable at the class. NOTE: A multi-needle tool will be available for additional $10.Registration Deadline: December 3. All Levels.

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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.