Arkansas Craft School schedules work shops
Portrait Drawing From Photographs
Instructor: Adrian Deckbar – Instructor Website: www.adriandeckbar.com
In this 3 day workshop with professional artist Adrian Deckbar, students will learn how to paint beautiful, realistic portraits using photographs as a basis for creating new works of art.
Students are welcome to work with their chosen medium – graphite, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and/or watercolor. Open to the medium you are most familiar with – pencil if no art background, which is perfectly OK!
Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Beginner Stained Glass
Beginner stained glass templates – Instructor: Barbara Cornett
In this two day beginner stained glass course, students will create a stained glass window using one of four patterns that are provided by the instructor, glass artist Barbara Cornett. Students will learn how to cut out glass pieces for their window, how to use a glass grinder to finish the glass edges, as well as how to fit the pieces together. They will use copper foil to wrap each piece of glass they make and solder their pieces together to create a one of a kind work of art.
Students will patina their window and finish it with a zinc frame. A selection of glass will be available to choose from. All tools will be provided. All that is needed for this two day class is your enthusiasm and creativity! For safety reasons, no tank tops or open toed shoes in the glass studio please.
Wire Wrapping I & II
Wire wrapped bracelet – Instructor: Dora Gonzalez
In this class students will learn the basics of wire wrapping. This includes safety, various types of wire, the different tools, and a variety of knots.
Level I will have students constructing a wire wrapped bracelet and will be held from 10a-12p.
In level II, students will construct ear-cuffs and / or earrings and will be held the same day from 1p-3p.
Interested in learning more? Register for Level III, wire-wrapping advanced techniques – to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1-3pm. In this advanced class, students will construct a wire-woven pendant.
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Arkansas Craft School is located at 101 N Peabody Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560 – Visit their website for more information.
Cathy Drew is a lifelong resident of the region that she loves to promote. As a matter of fact, she was born in downtown Batesville in the late ’60s, which is in one of the eight counties she now enjoys encouraging people to visit.
Jeff Drew is her husband of almost 29 years. They have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew, his wife Devyn Stewart. Drew is also grandmother to Jon and Devyn’ s son, Jase Drew.
However, Drew can’t skip the other part of her family: the pets! Lady Bird (a stray dog welcomed into their home in June 2012) and of course, Howard – – a puppy compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arriving at the Drew home. They also have Kasha whom Drew inherited when her mother passed in 2016, and they adopted Bullet, a stray in November of 2016.
Drew, became associated with the Ozark Gateway Region in 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.). The agency handled marketing for the regional association where she along with her co-workers produced an annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region In June 2000.
After Drew became director, she took the region to the next level by helping the tourism organization create a new website and moved it from the old newspaper paper tabloid publication to a color magazine format.
Over the years Drew has helped the organization meet new marketing goals, such as in- and out-of-state marketing, assuring that all 105,000 copies of their magazines are distributed each year.
Drew also helped the region create a heritage trail map that is still on posters in many establishments across the region and Arkansas. She oversaw development of a motorcycle route map that folds into a credit card format for riders, as well as those seeking scenic routes to enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains.
She has attended several AARP Shows across the U.S., representing Arkansas. She helped open a visitor center for the Ozark Gateway, allowing visitors to pick up information from across the entire state 24/7.
In 2016, she assisted creating the first Ozark Gateway Region Golf Classic and the tournament continues to grow each year, allowing the organization to grow its co-op program, helping each county have dedicated promotion. Drew stays busy at Ozark Gateway as the ad sales manager, magazine editor, day-to-day office operations, trade show representative, as well as magazine distribution representative all while making sure that the region is represented all over Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Drew has been featured in several local and statewide publications over the years as well as the 1997 cover of the Ozark Gateway Region tabloid along with her then 4-year-old son, Jon. She has received several awards such as the Batesville Rotarian of the Year in 2010 as well as a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.
She also has served as an Independence County election commissioner for several years and now serves as their co-election coordinator, helping with behind-the-scenes management of voting equipment, day-to-day election deadlines as well as poll worker training.
Drew serves on the Arkansas Travel Council Board of Directors, Ozark Foothills Film Fest Board of Directors, Batesville Rotary Club Past President and is the Rotary Clubs current publicity chair.
In March of 2018, Drew was honored with induction into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame for her many years of dedicated service to the tourism industry.