Arkansas Craft School Announces 2012 Classes

Class descriptions for the 2012 season of the Arkansas Craft School are now posted on-line:  Interested students may find all the information that they need including the classes arranged according to media, descriptions of those classes, instructor information, schedules and costs.

In keeping with the Craft School’s mission statement, over 40 classes will be offered this year in the categories of Business and Marketing for Artisans, Activities for Kids; and in the six categories of craft media- Clay, Fiber, Metal, Wood, Glass and Mixed Media.  Classes will take place at the Arkansas Craft School, located just off the Courthouse Square on Main Street in Mountain View; at the Ozarka, Mountain View College campus; or at select individual artist studios across the state. 

Highlights for the year include the return of renowned metal-smith Thomas Mann, with a class entitled “The Found Object Sandwich”; “China-Painting” with Paul Lewing, author of China Paint and Overglaze; Wood-Turning with popular turner, Jimmy Clewes; “Building the Traditional Johnboat” with boat builder and musician Spider John Koerner; and the return of cowboy poet, singer and saddle cinch weaver, Pop Wagner.  An interesting array of other classes will be offered as well by local area and regional craft artisans. 

Registration procedures and costs have been streamlined to encourage early registration.  A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will now secure your place in class; with balance of tuition due three weeks before the first day of class.  Links to registration forms may be found on the website under the “Registration” tab. Thanks to our successful fundraising Gala last November, scholarships will again be available to students based on financial need and merit.

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 which offers 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.  For further information, you may reach Terri Van Orman at (870) 269-8397.