The Arkansas Craft School is governed by a board of directors consisting of craft artisans, business and educational leaders from the community and across the state, and an executive director. Instructors for the craft school include a permanent faculty and guest artisans – both local and from across the country.
In 2009 the Arkansas Craft School opened a multipurpose craft teaching studio at 110 E. Main Street in downtown Mountain View. In 2010 a second building was added next door to house the children’s programming. Improvements have been made possible through foundation grants, contributions, and fundraising.
Courses are offered in six craft media: wood, glass, fiber, clay/ceramics, mixed media, and metal. They include continuing education for teachers and leaders, children’s craft classes, and apprenticeships and mentoring opportunities for craft artisans.
The Arkansas Craft School partners with Ozarka College which offers Continuing Education credits for all of its courses. Support for the 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 Scholarship grants are available for most courses.
A variety of classes are always offered. Visit their website for more information on the classes as wells as registration forms and information of scholarships available.