The month starts out with classes in both glass and fiber. June 1 – 3, Dana Shaeffer will present ‘Color my Warp’, a class in dying one-of-a-kind yarns for weaving, knitting or other purposes. Participants will leave the class with at least three hand-painted lengths of yarn. Tuition for this three day class is $150.00.
Also on June 1 – 3, Beau Anderson will be offering a class on ‘Glass Pendants, Cabochons and Buttons. This three day intensive flame working class will focus on creating centerpiece pendants, and cabochons, glass buttons, or even glass knobs or drawer pulls. Finished pieces can be perforated for hanging, sewing or mounting purposes. Tuition for the three day class is $450.00.
June 4 – 8, join musician and boat builder ‘Spider’ John Koerner in ‘Building a Traditional Johnboat’. The johnboat will be constructed of pine and fir lumber, and marine plywood. Students will leave with a completed boat ready for painting. Tuition for the class is $250.00 for the 5-day class, with an additional $400.00 for materials due when you register for the class to allow ample time for ordering.
Ed Pennebaker offers the opportunity to work in a professional glass blowing studio, with his class, ‘Further Adventures in Glassblowing’, which is held in Ed’s Osage, AR glass blowing studio. The class will be held June 5 – 8, and the cost for the 4-day tuition is $325.00.
Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Juliann King can teach you the basics and get you started. Learn to knit, purl, how to cast on, bind off, increase and decrease stitches; and how to read a knitting pattern. Tuition for the 3-day class, ‘Beginning to Knit’, which will be held June 8 – 10, is $150.00.
The craft of ‘Woodblock Printing’ combines woodworking with painting in an interesting and dazzling combination. June 11- 15, Daniel Adams can teach you this ancient craft of transferring designs onto fabric, wallpaper, books or limited edition art prints. Tuition for the 5-day class is $250.00.
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. 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 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.