.Annual Gala Fundraiser .
- Thursday, November 20, 6:30 p.m. at Angler’s Restaurant, on the beautiful White River. Our annual fundraiser promises to be the event of the season! Mark your calendars The Gala will feature dinner, cash bar, live music, and silent and live auctions of hand-crafted pieces from our amazing instructors and some of our talented students, as well as other fabulous donated items. For those of you who will have a long drive to participate, Angler’s White River Resort is offering overnight stays for only $50. Tickets are available at Citizen’s Bank, First Service Bank and Ozarka College Mountain View and by calling the Arkansas Craft School at 870 269 8397.
Here are a few of the bounty of donations that will be auctioned off at the Gala.
Natural edged cherry bowl by Gene Sparling. Acorn containers by Terry Gammil. Garnet & silver ring by JP Rosenquist.
Oil Painting “Ozark Rustic Barn” by Sue Coon.
Copper flame painted hummingbird and butterfly by Skip & Rachael Mathews.
A bee hive with bees and a tuition for our bee keeping workshop with Ed Levi.
Winter Session Classes
Maria Smith will lend her skilled presence to oversee a weekly Glass Bead Making Open Studio, beginning Tuesday November 18 to December 16, from 1:30 – 4:30.
Maria learned her impeccable bead making skills from Sage Holland and Beau Anderson, two of our treasured and respected teachers. With many hours dedicated to her craft, Maria has become a well-respected bead artist and jeweler and member of the Arkansas Craft Guild.
Pottery classes with David Dahlstedt next session is January 8 – February 26
Learn to throw on the potter’s wheel, to hand build, fire and glaze or spend this time improving your techniques under the guidance of a master. David’s work may be found in numerous public and private collections around the country, including the permanent collection of the Arkansas Arts Center, where he received the purchase award in the Regional Craft Biennial.
- November 7 – 9: Basic Blacksmithing with Bob Patrick
Here is an opportunity for an exceptional get-away to the country-side studios of two very special artists. Robert and Mary Patrick live and work in the beautiful rural area of Everton, Arkansas. If you know the world of blacksmithing, you undoubtedly know the name of Master Black-smith Bob Patrick. In this intro to blacksmithing you will learn fire management and basic forging techniques with anvil, hammer tongs and other tools, and have the opportunity to make your own punches and chisels from recycled and high carbon steel..
- November 14 – 16: Magical Mosaics with Mary Patrick
- Inspiring examples of mosaic art adorn the interior and exterior walls of Bob and Mary’s countryside home. In this class, students will create a framed glass window piece, ready to hang.. Students will discuss and practice how to cut the glass pieces, the fusing of glass, types of glue, concrete, and methods of grouting. Students will also learn about differences between indoor and outdoor pieces.
The Arkansas Craft School is a center for craft education, dedicated to helping aspiring and practicing craft artisans gain the skills they need for success in the creative economy. Located on Main Street in Mountain View, in the beautiful and serene Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas, the Arkansas Craft School offers weekend and week long workshops in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and other craft related media. The School also offers workshops in marketing and management practices geared specifically for artisans, crafts for kids, and community craft programs
- . Support for the Arkansas Craft School provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
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- and our corporate sponsors!