Starting in October, the Arkansas Craft School will be offering community craft classes in Pottery and Ceramics for both adults and for kids. Three nine-week sessions will be offered again this year. Session I, which will begin October 12 will run until December 21, 2013. Both classes will be held at the Craft School’s Artisan Studios at 110 East Main Street; conveniently and safely located right off the Square and next door to the Arkansas Craft Gallery.
Thursday afternoons from 1:30 – 4:30, “Pottery” will be taught by local ceramic artist, David Dahlstedt. David and his wife Becki have been creating their line of decorative and functional ceramic wares produced under the name of Mountain View Pottery for many years. David is looking forward to sharing the skills he has mastered in a lifetime of pottery making with local beginning and intermediate pottery students. Tuition for the nine-week class is $275.00. There will be no class held on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28.
Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 12:00 noon, Hannah May and Logan Hunter will be offering “Kid’s Ceramics and Art.” This class is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Primarily focusing on ceramics and pottery, other projects will be worked on including crafts with a drawing emphasis. Both Hannah and Logan are recent graduates from UALR, and have been teaching children’s art classes for several years. Tuition for the nine-week class is $165.00. There will be no classes held Saturday, November 30, or Saturday, December 7.
Session II classes, which will begin in January 2, 2014 will be announced later in the fall.
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. 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.