Sign up for classes by calling the Center. The desk worker will help you sign up and pay.

Phone: (865) 494-9854

Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


What’s Summer Without a Little Watermelon? Join the Tuesday Weavers and learn to weave a watermelon themed band on an Inkle Loom.  We will weave enough to make two key rings: one to keep and one to gift.  All materials will be provided

Registration Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers.

Registration deadline: June 15.

Saturday, June 29

11:00 AM -4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to capture photographic images on fabric for use in creative projects? Are you drawn to the vivid colors of indigo blue? This workshop, hosted by alternative photo nonprofit The Big Camera (www.bigcamera.org) will teach artists and crafters how to work in the photographic medium of cyanotype.

Cyanotype, also known as blueprinting, is known for its hallmark cyan blue tones, though it can also be toned to be different shades. Cyanotype was one of the first photographic processes creating direct contact prints either from contact negatives or by using silhouettes. Though a variety of surfaces can be sensitized, including paper, this workshop may be especially appealing to fabric artists and quilters since it will focus on printing on fabric. All Materials Included.


Earlybird Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers.

After June 15 Cost: $65/$75

Registration deadline: June 22.

 Saturday July 13

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

The Craft Center will conduct a 1-day kids camp for campers ages 8-14.  In the morning, campers will be instructed by volunteers of the Center’s Tuesday Weavers group to learn how to use the straw weaving method to create a bracelet along with learning how to use the table loom to create a mud rug. After lunch, campers will be instructed by artist Melanie Fetterolf to create and finish an acrylic painting they can hang on their bedroom wall!

Students should bring a lunch.

AACC Members: $25 for one student or $45 for two students in the same household. Each additional student in the same household $15. 

Non-Members $35 for one student or $65 for two students in the same household. Each additional student in the same household $25. 

Registration Deadline: July 6.

Wednesday July 31, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Craft Center is excited to welcome back Bob Grimac! The kaleidoscope has been delighting viewers since its invention by David Brewster, a Scottish physicist, back in 1816. For the past 30 years Bob Grimac has been helping students of all ages discover the magic found in the “thousand flower tube,” as the Chinese call these timeless toys.

Smiling students will leave this workshop with a sturdy, 12-inch tube, filled with real glass, real mirrors, and lots of colors, inside and out! Joy, jubilation, and success guaranteed! Bob Grimac has made kaleidoscopes with students all over East Tennessee as well as France, Canada, and Chile.

The class is open to students age 10 and up (but younger students welcomed with teen or adult supervision). This class will be a good parent or grandparent/child activity. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch. 

AACC Members: $30 for one student or $55 for two students in the same household.

Non-Members: $40 for one student or $75 for two students in the same household.

Registration Deadline: July 24.

Saturday, August 17, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

All skill levels are invited to come and create a Sea Turtle painting. Melanie will guide you to complete a 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas using a variety of brushes and painting techniques.  All supplies are included.

Earlybird Cost: $45 for Members, $55 for nonmembers.

After August 3 cost: $55/ $65

Registration deadline: August 10.

Melanie Fetterolf is the owner of Painting Your World Studio in Seymour, TN. She has displayed at the Davis Gallerias, Smoky Mountain Arts, The Emporium, and the Center for Peace. 

Starting September 18 concluding October 23 (6 sessions)

from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Students will learn the basics of creating forms out of clay covering pinch pots, the slab roller, coil pots, creating textures and more! This class is suitable for those who have never taken a class in clay and for those with some clay experience who would like to continue to explore the many facets of working with clay.

Earlybird Cost: $80 members, $90 nonmembers.

After September 4 Cost: $90/$100.

All students must also pay a $30 studio fee to the Pottery Department on the first day for clay, glaze and firing and $40 each for bags of clay thereafter.
Registration deadline: September 11

Saturday and Sunday, November 9 – 10

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Human Beings have been fascinated with animals from primitive times. We have discovered images painted on cave walls and sculpted on ancient pottery. Even today we name cars after horses, cougars, antelopes, etc. There is an unselfconscious beauty that we admire in the creatures we share the planet with. In this workshop, the participants will create the animal of their choice in clay. Emphasis will be put on proportion, gesture, texture, and attention to detail as well as the technical aspects of sculpting in clay. An armature system will be utilized for creating standing figures.

Earlybird Cost: $165 members, $175 nonmembers. 

After October 12, Cost: $175/$185.

Studio fees to be paid to teacher day of class: $40 (includes 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firings).

Registration deadline October 19.

Jacobsohn’s educational background includes a BA from Pasadena College in Art Education and a MLAS from Vanderbilt University. She spent the early part of her career as a high school art teacher in California, Massachusetts, and Georgia. She served as an art instructor at Cheekwood before becoming the director of education over both the art and botanical programs. In 1996 she made the decision to dedicate full time to her career as a sculptor. Her work has been successfully exhibited in galleries across the US and is in the collection of the Tennessee State Museum. She enjoys sharing her expertise through workshops at Arrowmont, Pecosin, Appalachian Craft Center and arts organizations in the US and Canada. Visit Jacobsohn’s website: Theclayhorse.com

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

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 Ashley Pegram, Center Director at 865-494-9854.

Price to be determined.

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.

HOMESCHOOL 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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