Classes

MOSAIC BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP

with Jessica Kortz

Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, 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 bird- houses 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. Earlybird Cost: $75 members, $85 nonmembers. After April 16, Cost: $85/$95. Materials Fee: $25 to be paid to teacher the first day of class.
Registration deadline: April 23.

TAPESTRY WEAVING BASICS

with Tommye Scanlin

Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


We are excited to have back with us Tommye Scanlin of Dahlonega, GA. Tapestry weaving basics, including warping a simple frame loom and several techniques for shape making, will be the focus of Tommye’s two day workshop. Students will learn about choosing warp and sett, setting up a simple frame loom, how to space warps, secure the ends and begin the tapestry. Students will be introduced to the “meet and separate” technique to see variations that may provide the basis for almost anything one would want to weave. Tommye McClure Scanlin has been weaving tapestry for many years. She enjoys teaching tapestry techniques and feels it’s important to share what one has learned
with others. She is a member of Southern Highland Craft Guild
and Piedmont Craftsmen, and she exhibits her tapestries widely. She writes about her design process and tapestry work at her blog, http://tapestry13.blogspot.com. Students should bring a lunch each day.

NOTE: Please bring a frame loom with you. A simple artist stretcher strip frame about 18” x 24” will be sufficient. Tommye will bring warp thread and the looms will be warped at the workshop. If you have a Mirrix loom or other commercially available tapestry loom and if you want to warp it ahead of time, please contact Tommye at tmscanlin@icloud.com to inquire about further details.


Earlybird Cost: $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers. After April 18, Cost: $125 / $135. Students must also pay a $10 supply fee for a 30 page handout, warp thread, and a selection of assorted wool weft yarns to be paid to teacher the first day of class. All Levels. Registration deadline April 30.

FEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP! 

TERRARIUM BUILDING WORKSHOP

with Sarah Brobst

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun hands-on terrarium building workshop where you will make your own mini-world come to life. We will be using a variety of materials such as mosses, succulents, natural decor and maybe even some figurines to bring a little pizzazz to your masterpiece. All supplies are included in this workshop and there will be a variety of containers to choose from. Create a world that is all your own. This workshop is funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation.

Earlybird cost: $25 for Craft Center members, $35 for nonmembers. After May 3, cost: $35/ $45. Registration deadline: May 10. 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, dis- carded 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, Bele Chere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN and Brooklyn, New York.

GLASS FUSING WORKSHOP

with Kathy King

Tuesday, May 24, 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 pen-
dants. 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 May
10: $50 for Craft Center members; $60 for nonmembers. Materials fee: $40
to the teacher at the class. Beginning.
Registration deadline: May 17.

INTRO TO ALCOHOL INKS

with Shelley Mangold

Tuesday, June 7, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Alcohol Inks are a highly pigmented fluid medium similar to watercolors, but unlike watercolors these inks can be painted on most any nonporous surface and are more fun! The instructor will supply Yupo paper, brushes, rubbing alcohol, plastic gloves and other tools and materials for experimentation.

Students only need to bring 3 small bottles of alcohol ink which can be purchased at Jerry’s Artarama or other local art/craft stores. This will be a relaxed, fun class, open to all levels. Shelley’s alcohol ink painting “Tennessee River Bluff year 2085” has just been selected and hung in Arts in the Airport Exhibition until September!

Earlybird cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers. After May 24: $60/ $70.

Registration deadline: May 31.

Featured Tennessee Artist Workshop!  

ART JOURNALING and the JOY OF DOODLING

with Sarah Brobst

Tuesday. June 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be an amazing tool for cultivating creativity. Join me on March 12th at 1:00pm for a guide to the joys of art journaling and how doodling can be the best form of relaxation. I will show you how to incorporate mixed media, imagery, and quotes to create inspiring journal entries. And then comes the fun of doodling which will bring life and movement to your journals! Give yourself the freedom to express yourself in a personal space where no rules exist! A journal, and all the supplies necessary to unleash your creativity is supplied.

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

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, Bele Chere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN and Brooklyn, New York.

Earlybird cost: Register and pay by March 2 and the cost is $25 for Craft Center members, $35 for nonmembers. After June 2, cost: $35/ $45.

Registration deadline: June 7.

MEMOIR WRITING

with Kathleen Fearing

Thursday, June 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WRITE YOUR STORY. Most of our parents and grandparents led lives and did things we know nothing about. Wouldn’t you like to know what life was like for them when they were young? Our lives are important and interesting. And we all have a story or two to tell. YOU CAN DO IT! This workshop is an opportunity for anyone working on, or trying to begin writing a memoir. We will concentrate on how to begin, then move on to what to include and how to make it interesting to future generations.

Earlybird Cost: $35 for members, $40 nonmembers. After June 3, Cost:

$40/$45. Registration deadline: June 9.

MOSAIC STEPPING STONE

with Jessica Kortz

Saturday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In this afternoon workshop, students will create a reverse method mosaic step- ping stone suitable for an outdoor walkway or garden. Students will learn hands-on techniques appropriate for outdoor mosaics while exploring different materials including ceramic tiles, stained glass, broken dishes and other found objects. Materials are included, but feel free to bring your own flat mosaic supplies and personal objects to add to your mosaic. Note: The stepping stones must cure after the workshop and will be available for pick-up the following weekend. This class is suitable for all levels.

Earlybird Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers. After June 4, Cost: $55/$65. Materials Fee: $15 to be paid to teacher the day of class. Registration deadline: June 11.

KIDS’ CRAFT CAMP

with Sheri Burns

Monday – Friday, June 20 – 24, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Take a grand adventure through art in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s week long art camp for kids ages 7 to 12! Traditional crafts such as basket making, weaving and hand sew- ing will be presented, as well as bookmaking, painting, and other crafty endeavors. 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. Bring a sack lunch each day. Some scholarships available. Registration deadline: June 10 or until filled.
Held at the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Road, Norris, TN 37828.

FEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP!


SALVAGE JEWELRY

with Sarah Brobst

Thursday, July 14, 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 for Craft Center members, $35 for nonmembers. After July 2, cost: $35/ $45.

Registration deadline: July 7

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, Bele Chere, and just recently made her first two shows as a RAW artist in Nashville, TN and Brooklyn, New York.

FELTED RUG

with Becky Walker

Saturday, July 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

and Sunday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 pm

Becky Walker, fiber artist/teacher from SC will help you design and create your own work of art that will treat your toes and please your eyes! By combining wool, hot water, soap and considerable “elbow grease”, we’ll produce small rugs that are especially suitable for use in bath or bedroom or at the foot of your favorite chair. No previous felt making experience is necessary.

Earlybird cost: $65 for members, $75 nonmembers. After July 2: $75/ $85. Materials Fee for all needed materials, equipment, and supplies: $30 payable to teacher day of class.

Registration deadline: July 8

POTTERY FOR TEENAGERS

with Katie Cottrell

Monday – Friday, July 18-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 13-17

Introduction to clay on the potter’s wheel which will include preparing the clay, centering and basic shapes with an introduction to glazing during the last. Cost: $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers. Registration deadline: July 10.

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.

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