all classes wheelchair/handicap accessible


DICHROIC PENDANT WORKSHOP

with Donna Gryder

Saturday, March 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Nothing says fusing like the bling of dichroic glass. Here’s your chance to experience the sparkles and colors that only dichroic glass can offer. Each participant will make their own wearable masterpieces, in the form of up to 4 glass pendants, using a variety of fusible glass. Basic glass fusing information will be discussed. Pendants will be designed, cut and pieced together during class. The firing of the pendants will take place during the next few days, away from the Center. Silver plated and gold plated bails will be available for attachment prior to delivery or will come with the pendants along with instructions for attachment – this will be the participant’s choice. Pendants will be available for pick up at the Center on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Age 16 and older.

Earlybird Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. After March 1: $55/$65. Materials fee: $50 paid to instructor at beginning of class.

Registration deadline: March 5


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SHIBORI SILK SCARVES

with Pat K. Thomas

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 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 East Tennessee Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Earlybird Cost: $45 for members, $55 nonmembers. After March 4 Cost: $55/$65. Extra materials cost $50.00 payable to instructor first day of class.

Registration deadline: March 11

Pat K. Thomas of Sevierville has been demonstrating marbling and conducting workshops for many years at such venues as the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. She’s co- owner of the Cliff Dwellers Gallery in Gatlinburg and a member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the International Society of Marblers.

 


LANDSCAPE PAINTING

with Sherry Smith

Thursday, March 23, 30

April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful landscape, but didn’t think you could?  Everyone can learn to paint! In these classes, we will explore the skills needed to create beautiful paintings.  We will look at composition, value, perspective, use of color, and the effect of light on the overall painting.  Each week we will complete a “paint along” canvas to define our skills and then work on a painting of your choice.  Be looking for scenes you enjoy and make digital pictures for your reference photos.  During this part of the class, you will work at your own pace with individual help from the instructor.

Earlybird Cost: $110 members, $120 nonmembers. After March 9: $120/$130. Supply fees payable to instructor first day of class: $30 (this includes paint and brushes used in class, and canvases) Materials list of items to bring to class available at registration.

Registration deadline: March 16



BASKET WORKSHOPS


JOSEPHINE WINE BASKET, LARGE MARKET BASKET, ROOTING POT PLANTER, AND JOSEPHINE STORAGE BASKET

with Barbara Holt

Saturday, March 25 and/or Sunday, March 26

See each class for specifics and supply list for common items to bring to class.

Choose the basket(s) you would like to make in this one or two-day basket class extravaganza! You decide. Each student will be responsible for necessary tools, which are ordinary items from the household. The Center has the tool list which should be picked up at the time of registration. Beginners with no weaving experience will be provided an additional pair of tools required for their class.

If you purchased the two required tools from a previous Large Market Basket or Rooting Pot Planter class of Barbara’s, bring them to class and you will be given a $20 refund for the repeat class.

Barbara Holt has been making baskets for 20 years and has taught in KY, TN, MI, NC, VA, and SC. When she and her husband moved to Bristol 18 years ago she decided to start a basketry guild. Soon named the Tri-State Basketry Guild, it has had as many as 80 members from TN, VA and NC, as well as other states. One year after starting the guild she called a group of Tennessee basket makers together, and the TN State Basketry Convention was started. She has chaired the convention 3 times and has served as the President of the Tennessee Basketry Association. Barbara has written over 80 patterns but rarely makes the same basket twice. Her baskets are sold in Bristol, Johnson City, and Abingdon, VA. She is a retired college educator. She is married and has one son, a daughter -in-law, and 3 granddaughters.


JOSEPHINE WINE BASKET

with Barbara Holt

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am– 1:30 pm

This 6”W x 11”L x 14”H basket is perfect for a gift basket holding two wine bottles. A Josephine knot using 4 pieces of round reed is on the front of the basket. Beginner with weaving experience. Earlybird Cost: $65 members, $75 nonmembers. After March 11 Cost: $75/ $85. See supply list at registration for common items you need to bring to class. Registration Deadline: March 18

LARGE MARKET BASKET

with Barbara Holt

Saturday, March 25 OR Sunday, March 26, 9:00 – 3:30 pm

This is the class for someone who has never made a basket. The 9”W x 19”L x 20”H basket is large enough for a small quilt or afghan. Students choose dyed reed in several options to add 2-3” of color to the design. Two required tools are included.* Level: Beginner, no experience.

Earlybird Cost: $99 members, $109 nonmembers. After March 11, Cost: $109/$119. Includes two required tools. See supply list at registration for common items you need to bring to class. Registration Deadline: March 18

ROOTING POT PLANTER

with Barbara Holt

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am– 3:30 pm

The optional pottery rooting pot shown on this 13”W x 11”L x 10”H basket can be purchased in the AACC shop. The basket holds a plant with the rooting pot on the front to put root cuttings. The basket is woven in brown and grape dyed reed, or multiple colors of dyed reed. Two required tools are included. Beginner, no experience. Earlybird Cost: $89 members, $99 nonmembers. After March 11, Cost: $99/$109. Includes two required tools. See supply list at registration for common items you need to bring to class. Registration Deadline: March 18

JOSEPHINE STORAGE BASKET

with Barbara Holt

Sunday, March 26, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This 9”W x 12”L x 5”H storage basket was designed by Barbara Vaughn, a TN basket weaver, and is being taught with her permission. There are two Josephine knots, one on the front and one on the back. Shown using 3 pieces of round reed to make the knot, it can be woven with 4 (see Josephine Wine Basket). A unique lashing is woven on the rim. Beginner with weaving experience. Earlybird Cost: $62 members, $72 nonmembers. After March 11, Cost: $72/$82. See supply list at registration for common items you need to bring to class. Registration Deadline March 18 



RECYCLED WINDCHIME/SUNCATCHER

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Let the chimes ring out as you learn how to create your own wind chime or suncatcher made from recycled materials. Keys, old jewelry, scrap metal and more will be transformed into new and exciting pieces that you can hang outside in the sun all year long. Knot tying, wire wrapping, and basic connection techniques will be used in creating the pieces. Each class participant will leave with a completed project. All supplies are included. Earlybird cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. After March 21, cost: $55/$65.
Registration deadline: March 28
Sarah 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.


INTRODUCTION TO TWIG FURNITURE CONSTRUCTIONwith Polly BaconSaturday, April 8, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Prerequisite: Basic skill level with hand tools.
Learn the basics of twig furniture by making a small table using tree limbs and twigs. We will review types of woods to use for various projects, how to select for a project and how to layout your project. Wood and fasteners will be provided. Bring pruning shears, electric drill, a hammer, and lunch. Earlybird Cost: $60 members, $70 nonmembers. After March 25: $70/ $80. Registration deadline: April 1

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.


TWIG FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

with Polly Bacon

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: an introduction to twig furniture construction or intermediate skill with hand tools.

This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of understanding and working with greenwood twig construction using mortise and tenon joinery. You will build a small footstool using hand tools. If the class progresses on schedule you will also start weaving a seat top for the footstool. Bring an electric drill and 3/4 inch spade bit, fine-tooth saw, 1-inch chisel, wood or rubber mallet, and flat wood rasp. All wood and seat weaving material will be provided. Bring a lunch.

Earlybird Cost: $80 members, $90 nonmembers. After April 8: $90/$100. Registration deadline: April 15

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.


TREE OF LIFE SCULPTURE

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Tree of Life has come to symbolize many things to many cultures throughout the ages. New beginnings, nurturing, strength, etc. Join us as we create our own tree of life sculptures using wire wrapping techniques and a mixture of glass beads and gemstones to create a beautiful blossoming tree of life of your own. All supplies are included. Each class participant will leave with a completed project.

Earlybird cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. After April 11, cost: $55/$65.
Registration deadline: April 18
Sarah 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, Tennessee, and Brooklyn, New York.


NUNO FELTED SCARF WORKSHOP

with Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

See how silk fabric and wool roving merge to make a colorful Nuno felted scarf. Soap, water, bubble wrap and your two hands are simple tools you will use for this wet felting technique. All levels are welcome, though some physical stamina is needed, as you will be on your feet most of the time. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Earlybird Cost: $70 for Craft Center members, $80 nonmembers. After April 15, Cost: $80/$90.

Included materials are everything you need to make a silk and wool scarf.

Supplies to bring to class: Bubblewrap (the one with the small bubbles, about 12” – 14” wide by 8 feet long – can be bought at Dollar Store, Walmart, etc.), 2 towels and lunch.

Registration deadline: April 22

Haugen-Cogburn was born and raised in Norway but has lived in Tennessee since 1987. She has over 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.


BEGINNING WRITING WORKSHOP

with Kathleen Fearing

Friday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 open- ing lines and first chapter of your story and what techniques writers can use to grab and keep the reader’s attention. Bring your questions with you and let’s write.

Earlybird Cost: $35 for members, $40 nonmembers. After April 22, Cost: $40/$45. Registration deadline: April 29.


ON-WHEEL-POT DEMONSTRATIONS

with Dick Lehman (from Indiana)

Friday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cancelled. It may be rescheduled. If you’re interested, please call the center and give them your contact information for the “Interest” book.


DREAMCATCHER

with Pat Garrison

Saturday, May 6, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We will be weaving dreamcatchers into organic hoops including kudzu, honeysuckle, and willow.  Basic materials will be provided (hoops and artificial sinew, some findings).  Participants may bring any small objects they would like to include, including found objects.  Enough hoops will be brought to class that more than one dreamcatcher can be made.  Age 12 to adult. Children 10 and up can bring an adult with them free. Children 10 and up can bring an adult with them for free (or adult can bring one child 10 & up free).

Earlybird Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. After April 22: $45/$55.

Registration deadline: April 29


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

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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.