Sign up now for September and October Craft Classes at the Arkansas Craft School

September at the Craft School kicks off with “Handmade Books” (Sept. 6 – 8) “Wet Felting – An Exploration” (Sept. 10 – 12) and “Boxes and Two-Piece Approach to Hollow Turning” – a woodturning class (Sept. 13 – 15).  

September 20 – 22, JoMichael Stoddard will be offering a class on “Beginning Bobbin Lace.”  This is not tatting, but true lace, which is made by intertwining threads with the use of small, cylindrical bobbins.  Tuition is $175.00, with all materials and tools provided by the instructor.

September 23 – 27, John Van Orman will be teaching students to construct their own dulcimers, utilizing McSpadden Dulcimer kits.  The class will be held at the Craft School, but is offered in conjunction with the Ozark Dulcimer Gathering to be held the same week at the Ozark RV Park.  The 5-day class is $275.00, with a $185.00 materials fee, and students may expect to have a finished dulcimer at the end of the week.

Bob Byers returns to the Craft School September 28 & 29 to teach his class “Eggstravagant Art – the Ukrainian Pysanky.”  If you have ever seen these gorgeous decorated eggs, you will want to learn the skills to make your own.  The two-day class is $125.00, with a $35.00 materials fee which includes not only all the supplies you will need for the class, but a take-home kit which will allow you to continue making pysanky at home.


October brings Leonard Olson to the Arkansas Craft School – you read about him last year in “American Profile” (which comes with many local newspapers).  Leonard hails from Iowa where he makes kaleidoscopes, and he will be offering a kaleidoscope making class for us October 4 – 6.  The class tuition is $225.00, with a $25.00 materials fee. 


Community craft classes will begin again starting in mid-October.  Dates and class offerings will be announced soon!

 Visit the Arkansas Craft School’s website, 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.