July 3 Art Night – 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Turning on the Potters Wheel w/ David Dahlstedt
Come to the Craft School and see a master at work. David will dazzle you with his skills at spinning beautiful bowls and mugs and pitchers. There will be a display of Dahlstedt Pottery to feast your eyes and to purchase. This is a free event!
July 4 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – FUN IN THE MUD
This one day clay immersion gives novice ceramic explorers a chance to get their hands in the mud to learn the basics of shaping clay. There will be demonstrations for a slab clay project, as well as wheel throwing. Students will have the opportunity to try hand building techniques; such as a pinch pots, coil pots or slab form, or receive hands-on assisted wheel play time. On the wheel, students will learn simple throwing techniques by throwing “off the hump” after clay is already centered.
July 11-13 – HAND CARVED WOODEN BOWLS w/ Owen Rein
Learn to carve Beautiful wooden bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes using only a few simple hand tools and locally harvested green wood. Each aspect of will be covered. Appropriate to all skill levels, this class is for those with strong arms who appreciate a quiet and slower way of working with wood than power tools.
JULY 15 – 16: THE BUSINESS OF CRAFT – Get Ready For Your Success with ROBERTA KATZ-MESSENGER A two-day workshop to get you ready for the next step in your craft career.
Wherever you might be professionally, whether you simply have a passion or are already an accomplished artisan, “Your Success” lays out the steps to overcome roadblocks and achieve your objectives. Roberta Katz-Messenger and Sue Allen Pico bring experience, practical advice, resources, ideas and answers to a workshop built around you. This team has the expertise you need. Get the steps for creating a body of work, setting achievable goals, and having a successful marketing plan. Join “Your Success” for small group discussions and one to one counseling. You will take away a plan tailored just for you, steps needed to achieve that plan, and resources for the next step in your career.
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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
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