April 2014 Craft Classes at the Arkansas Craft School

Now that more spring-like temperatures are actually here, it’s time to start thinking of fun activities to celebrate the warmer weather – like a class at the Arkansas Craft School.

The Craft School’s new season starts April 5 – 6, with a photography workshop with Ed Alexander entitled “Basic Digital Photography.” What better way to enjoy the unfolding spring beauty than with photography sojourns in beautiful Stone County, followed by instructions on optimizing your photos? Students will be provided knowledge in the basic elements of digital photography, including subject selection, composition, use of light, depth of field, and color. Tuition is $150.00 for the two day class.

Next will be an opportunity for an extraordinary 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. They are offering the rare chance for students to not only work in their personal studios, but for a very limited number of participants; to be able to stay there as well. Mary will be presenting her class “Ozark Gizzard Baskets” April 11 – 13, with Bob conducting his “Basic Blacksmithing” class on April 25 – 27. Tuition for the 3-day basket-making class is $200.00, and for the blacksmithing class is $450.00. Participants will be sent information on lodging with Bob and Mary upon enrollment.

Visit the Arkansas Craft School’s website, www.arkansascraftschool.org for more information on these and other upcoming classes, as well as registration forms and scholarship applications. Students may also sign up for classes by calling Terri Van Orman at (870) 269-8397. The Arkansas Craft School, located 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, who offer Continuing Education credits for all Craft School 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.