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Registration Now Open for Spring Craft Enrichment Courses at Appalachian State

Ready to take on a new hobby? Interested in taking a professional arts course in a university setting?

ASU Craft Enrichment Program

Appalachian State’s craft enrichment program gives you a chance to dive into the world of professional crafts through affordable community classes in a multitude of disciplines. Registration is open now for spring semester classes and spaces are going fast, so sign up now!

The Craft Enrichment program offers a variety of classes for novices, advanced students, or individuals ready to explore a new hobby. The program has seven new classes on the winter/spring schedule: fly tying, landscaping, beginning oil painting, watercolor landscapes for intermediate painters, batik fundamentals, surface design and decorating techniques for pottery, and a new beginning pottery class.  Registration for these and 17 other classes begins at noon on Dec. 1 at www.craftenrichment.com.

Classes that weren’t offered this fall that are back on the winter/spring schedule include pottery classes with Maggie Black and Jimmy Savely, basket making with Barbara Sox and video documentary production with Dr. Beth Davison.

ASU Craft Enrichment Program

Class cost ranges from $75-$195. For most classes, the class fee covers the cost of materials, and for weekday classes it includes parking passes for the Rivers Street Parking Deck. Free, convenient parking is available for evening and weekend classes.

Small class sizes provide the opportunity for individual attention from instructors who are committed both as teachers and craft artists. Professional-level equipment is available and participants have time to see where an idea leads in studio-based classes that promote the development of artists at all levels. Affiliation with the university is not required.

Seats are limited, so register as early as possible at www.craftenrichment.com.

For more information, contact Director Kathy Copley by email at craftenrichment@appstate.edu or follow the program on Facebook.

New courses this spring:

  • Watercolor landscapes for intermediate painters with JoAnn Pippin
  • Beginning pottery with Rick Brake
  • Surface design and decorating techniques for pottery with Bob Meier
  • Batik fundamentals with Berkeley Brown
  • Landscaping from the ground up with Paige Patterson
  • Beginning oil painting with Marsha Holmes
  • Fly tying for beginners — from rivers to lakes with Matt Green

Courses include:

  • Basket making
  • Batik
  • Biodiesel Production Workshop
  • Craft Sampler
  • Drawing
  • Electronics
  • Fly Tying
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Lampworking (bead making)
  • Landscaping
  • Make it, Take it
  • Mosaics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Quilting
  • Spinning
  • Video Documentary Production
  • Weaving
  • Welding and metalworking
  • Woodworking
ASU Craft Enrichment Program