with Nancy Shedden and Karen Bills

Sunday, December 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 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. In this class, participants will learn this fun craft by making an adorable Santa to give as a gift or add to their Christmas décor. 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.

Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by November 17 and the cost is $30 for Craft Center members, $40 for nonmembers. After November 17: $40 / $50. Materials fee: $15 payable at the class.  NOTE:  A multi-needle tool will be available for additional $10.Registration Deadline: November 29. All Levels.



with Sheri Burns

Sunday, December 13, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In this class, students will make a bread basket for the holiday table with wrought iron handles. Expect to have a blast, and leave with your finished basket to wow your friends!

Earlybird Cost: Register and pay before November 30: $25 for craft center members, $30 for nonmembers. After November 30: $35/$40. Materials fee: $15 to be paid to instructor the day of class. Registration deadline: December 6. Beginner.



with Janet McCracken

CHOICE OF: Mondays, January 11, 18 & 25

This class is suitable for those who have never taken a class in clay and also for those with some experience who would like to continue to ex- plore the many facets of working with clay. Registration deadline: January 4.
Earlybird Cost: $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers. After December 28, 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.




with Katie Cottrell Saturday, January 16, 23, 30, and February 6 & 13
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 January 2, 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: January 9.






 with Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Saturday, February 6, 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 January 12, Cost: $60/$70.

Registration deadline: January 23. Sorry, no late registrations due to material.s
This class is in the Featured Tennessee Artist Workshop Series and is funded in part by 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.



with Kathy King

Tuesday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

In this class, students will learn how to make basic wire wrapped rings using non-tarnish plated wire (available in several colors) and single stone or crystal as the focal. Each student will make two rings in a choice of wire color and be able to choose from a variety of natural stones, pearls and Swarovski crystals. The instructor will bring plenty of tools for class use, so all you have to bring is yourself! All levels welcome; for ages 15 and up.

Earlybird: $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. After February 16: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. Prices include all materials. All levels.

Registration deadline February 23.




with Kathy King

Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

During this workshop, students will learn the basics of glass fusing and make pendants using dichroic glass. Students will learn how to cut the glass, and stack and glue their pieces. Information on the process of glass fusing will be discussed. The pendants will be fired after the class and work will be mailed to the students. The materials fee includes enough glass for up to four pendants. Kathy King has been a jewelry-maker for many years and teaches several jewelry classes.

Earlybird: $45 for Craft Center members, $55 for nonmembers. After March 15: $50 for Craft Center members; $60 for nonmembers. Materials fee: $40 to the teacher at the class. Beginning.

Registration deadline: March 22.



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.

No Cost.



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 at 865-494-9854.

Price to be determined.



Schedule your school age child’s birthday party and 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, or bad weather occurs on a weekend classes MAY not be held. 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.

To join, stop by the Center at 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris, TN, or call 865-494-9854. (Since all memberships are due January 31 of each year, if you join during a month other than January, your first payment will be prorated. Ask for more details.)

The Craft Center is always adding new classes in such areas as pottery, weaving, quilting, jewelry, and others. To get a list of current classes, email, call the Center at 865-494-9854, or stop by 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, one mile east of I-75 Clinton/Norris Exit 122, across from the Museum of Appalachia.

If you would like to receive occasional email updates about classes or other events at the Center, please email or consider becoming a member and receive our monthly newsletter with class listings and other information and $10 off class fees. See our membership page for more information.

To register for a class, stop by the Appalachian Arts Craft Center at 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris, TN, or call 865-494-9854 or email Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid for the class (see class policies below).



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