Sign up for classes by calling the Center. The desk worker will help you sign up and pay.
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.
Wednesday August 7
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
In this beginning wood burning class, students will learn how to burn a Mandala on Cedar! Students will learn various techniques on how to outline and shade the picture with the wood burner. A $40 material fee (paid to the instructor at the start of class) covers all of the tools necessary, including a new wood burner, bits, and the wood. Already have your own wood burner? The material fee is $10.
Earlybird Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers.
After July 31 Cost: $60/$70. Registration deadline: August 5.
Saturday, August 17
4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
All skill levels are invited to
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
Thursday, August 22
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Come and make a whimsical but very useful owl nitelite out of colored art glass using the copper foil technique!
Students will prepare a pattern, cut glass, grind to fit, apply copper foil and then solder it together.
Students must be able to stand and are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Students should bring an apron to protect their clothes, safety glasses (don’t forget your readers if you need them) and a lunch.
Earlybird Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers.
After August 8 Cost: $60/$70.
All students must also pay a $15 material fee (cash/check) to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Registration deadline: August 15
Friday, August 23 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Students will create 4 ornament-size Angels from clear, beveled glass using copper foil and solder. These make great little gifts, can be attached to packages or even used as suncatchers!
No glass cutting or grinding for this class. Just clean the bevels, apply copper foil and patiently solder them together!
Students must be able to stand and are required to wear closed toe shoes. Students should bring an apron to protect their clothes, safety glasses (don’t forget your readers if you need them) and a lunch.
Earlybird Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers.
After August 9 Cost: $55/$65.
All students must also pay a $20 material fee (cash/check) to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Registration deadline: August 16.
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
Thursday & Friday September 19 & 20
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Students will use the copper foil technique to create a stained-glass panel insert to fit into the door of a lantern. Instructor will provide a black metal lantern and students will have 4 patterns to select from.
Students will prepare a pattern, cut glass, grind glass to fit, copper foil and soldering as a part of the process. Students must be able to stand and are required to wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Students should bring an apron to protect their clothes, safety glasses (don’t forget your readers if you need them) and a lunch. Please watch and respond to an email from the instructor a week before class!
Earlybird Cost: $115 members, $125 nonmembers.
After September 5 Cost: $125/$135.
All students must also pay a $25 material fee (cash/check) to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Registration deadline: September 12.
Saturday October 26 & Sunday October 27
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Can you cut glass, grind glass to fit pattern, apply copper foil, solder? This is an intermediate class for folks with some experience.
This class will refresh you on the all those copper foil techniques! You will create a panel that has rigid zinc framing with hooks and chain. You will choose your pattern in advance – there are several to choose from! Overall size, number of pieces and the detail of the design all play a factor in your success in this intensive 2-day class! You will shop for and purchase your own glass in advance. I will give you a couple of places to shop in Knoxville and I will help you along the way via email or phone. If you really get stuck, we can arrange a time to shop.
Your materials fee will cover cost of consumables including–copper foil, patina, wax, cleaning supplies, flux, Solder, Zinc channel framing material, Wire hangers, chain, pattern copies, gloves, etc.
Long pants and comfortable closed toe shoes required. Be prepared to stand! Students also provide safety glasses and apron. Bring your readers if you need them!!! Please provide accurate email and phone numbers as we will need to communicate!! Note -The extra early deadline will allow each student to choose their pattern and shop for their glass!!!
Earlybird Cost: $160 members, $170 nonmembers.
After September 24 Cost: $170/$180.
All students must also pay a material fee (cash/check) to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Registration deadline: October 1.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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