Summer Craft Classes at the Arkansas Craft School

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August at the Arkansas Craft School is as hot as the weather. Starting off the month with a visit by all star wood-turner, renegade, and free thinker Jimmy Clewes, who will be sharing his creative mind, amazing talents and unending wit in a Woodturning workshop August 1-3.

You may want to liven up your summer by learning how to make a Flat Bottom Canoe (otherwise known as a Pirogue) so one day you can float down the river in your own hand crafted craft. This workshop with John Van Orman runs August 5-9. By the way he’ll also show you how to Construct Your Own Ukulele if you catch his workshop July 22-26. Imagine yourself floating down stream serenading your honey with Hawaiian twang. If either of these ideas floats your boat, there are still a few spots left… no woodworking or hula experience required.

Gene Sparling is also headed the way of the Arkansas Craft School to share his deep connection with the natural forms found in wood. He will take you on an creative exploration to find elegant shapes hidden in the wood grain, and to discover and design Natural Edge Bowls from green tree sections. This wood turning workshop is Aug. 29 – 31.

For pricing and more information on these and other upcoming classes, visit the Arkansas Craft School’s website, or call (870) 269-8397. Registration forms and scholarship applications are available on line. All workshops run from 9AM to 4PM with an hour for lunch.

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, offering 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.