Last week’s class on constructing a ukulele at the Arkansas Craft School was a complete success. Each student completed a beautiful soprano ukulele of solid hardwoods, including mahogany, koa, and rosewood.
Rachel Lance of Conway, Nick Nichols of Calico Rock, Parker Wilson of Mountain View, and Hannah Nyala West of rural California comprised a student body diverse in age and background. As always, instructor John C. Van Orman encouraged students to work together, be mutually supportive, and share their strengths, as he finds this approach is helpful to each individual’s learning experience.
The Arkansas Craft School, located on Main Street in Mountain View, Arkansas is dedicated to the education of aspiring and practicing craft artisans for success in the Creative Economy. The Craft School partners with Ozarka College and Pulaski Technical College which offer Continuing Education credits for all of its courses. Support for the Arkansas Craft School is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment of the Arts.