Spring Plant & Bake Sale

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its annual Plant Sale starting Thursday May 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The sale will continue for two weeks, but for the best selection shop early. Wildflowers, bushes, ferns, herbs and other plants will be available. This is a great way to get locally hardy plants at low prices.

Baked goods will also be available.

The Craft Center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 North at Exit 122, and across from the Museum of Appalachia. For more information, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net.

 

 

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Summer Camps at AACC!!

KIDS’ CAMP, with Kat Havercamp
June 23 -27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take a grand adventure through art in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s week long art camp for kids ages 7 to 12! Each day will be an exciting journey through the many different fields of the arts. Kids will try their hands at sculpture, painting, fiber art, printmaking and more. They will explore a wide variety of materials, techniques and see how art impacts our world and communities. Bring a sack lunch each day.  Held at Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN.
Cost is $95 per child.
Registration deadline: June 17 but register early to save your place.

 

POTTERY FOR KIDS: WILD THINGS WITH CLAY, with Shelley Mangold & Caitlin Seidler,
Monday – Friday, July 14-18
6-9 year olds from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10 & up from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Using your imagination and combining features of real creatures, we will explore different clay techniques to create things that crawl, run, swim, or soar! Work completed at camp will be fired and ready for pick up in two weeks.
Cost: $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.
Registration deadline: July 7 but register early to save your place.

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Kids Pottery Camp with York Haverkamp and Allison Greenhouse!

Featured Tennessee Artist Workshop!

POTTERY FOR KIDS, with York Haverkamp and Allison Greenhouse,  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 24, 25, 26, and Tuesday, July 30, 9 a.m. to Noon for kids 6 to 10 and 2 to 5 p.m. for kids 11 and up

Is your child interested in getting started with pottery, or has she/he already tried it and wants to do more? This class will be taught by York Haverkamp and Allison Greenhouse. York Havercamp is a professional potter and pottery teacher for more than 10 years. He is a member the Foothills Craft Guild, the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Alison Greenhouse is a potter and art teacher at Norris and Andersonville Elementary Schools. Students will get to learn about handbuilding with clay and make several pieces, as well as being introduced to pottery on the wheel. The first three days are for learning techniques and creating projects; the final day on the following week is for glazing. Students will have to come back between August 20-31 to pick up their projects after firing. This class is part of our 2013-14 Featured Tennessee Artist series, when we bring in well known Tennessee crafters for special workshops. This series is funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Registration deadline: July16.

Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by July 9 and the cost is $100 per child. After July 9 Cost: $110. Prices include all materials. Beginning.

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Spring Benefit!! March 29, 2014

 

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its 26th Annual Spring Benefit, A Celebration of Food and Art, on March 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN. Tickets are $20. You may purchase your tickets in advance at the Center or at the door. A covered dish dinner, drinks and desserts will be provided. There will be a silent auction including Artist works, baskets of baked goods, food related gift certificates, guided wild flower tour, pizza party, and more. Live music will be provided by The Tuesday Group that plays on Mondays, The Tenos, and the Back Row Boys.

 

The Tuesday Group that plays on Mondays consists of members from the Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club, including Center member Toni Ferguson. The Tenos are a family bluegrass band whose music consists traditional bluegrass, old time, and gospel songs that you will love and enjoy! The Back Row Boys are a group of men who attend the Norris United Methodist Church in Norris. Their music is primarily old hymns, patriotic, and gospel songs usually done a capella. Their voices blend together in a rich vibrant outpouring of the love they have of God and for one another.

 

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center that has been fulfilling its mission by promoting traditional artists and crafts in the East Tennessee area for over 40 years. The Center invites anyone interested to attend Center events, go through the jurying process and/or support the Center by volunteering time, making donations and/or participating in classes. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-9854, or visit our web site, www.appalachianarts.net.

 

 

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center promoting traditional artists and crafts for over 40 years in East Tennessee.  Its shop features items by more than 70 artisans. These handcrafted items include pottery, rugs, blankets, clothing, scarves, purses, candles, soaps, paintings, photography, cards, quilts, children’s items, jewelry, music, musical instruments, decorative glass, stained glass, and the occasional book of poems or stories. They may be knitted, felted, woven, crocheted or sewn; cast, thrown, blown, crafted from native hardwoods, or other local materials. Prices are as varied as the merchandise, so whether you are looking for a simple gift or a larger piece for your home, you will find the perfect selection.

The artist studios are open to visitors. Weavers and quilters meet regularly and are happy to demonstrate floor and table looms or pull down the overhead rack to show their quilt-in-progress. The pottery studio has wheels, kilns, and work space.– Often crafters are in the studio and are happy to answer questions about their work. The Center holds classes all year long. We are always adding new classes for adults and children. Currently scheduled are pottery, weaving, quilting, jewelry, photography, fabric painting, beginning knitting, knitted bracelets, writing, and more. Each summer the center has a week long Kids Camp.

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Spring Porch Sale – Starts March 13!!


porch sale with customers

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its Spring Porch Sale starting Thursday, March 13, and running for about two weeks. The Porch Sale, held each Spring and Fall, features marked down stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center that has been fulfilling its mission by promoting traditional artists and crafts in the East Tennessee area for over 40 years. The Center invites anyone interested to attend Center events, go through the jurying process and/or support the Center by volunteering time, making donations and/or participating in classes. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-9854, or visit our web site, www.appalachianarts.net.

 

 

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Call for New Sellers!

ceramic head scuplture

We are always interested in new artists and sellers. Here is the schedule for 2013 jury sessions. See the membership page for additional details and entry forms. All items due by NOON on the Friday before the jury date.

  • Monday, 2/4
  • Monday,  5/6
  • Monday, 8/5
  • Monday  11/4

 

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