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Welcome to the Appalachian Center for Craft

Tennessee Tech's Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus located near Smithville, Tennessee; approximately 25 miles west of TTU's main campus off Interstate 40.

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

The center is the largest part of TTU's Art Department and home to the craft studios offering the following BFA concentrations:

The Appalachian Center for Craft offers five Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Craft Certificate concentrations: clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. Our BFA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Craft Center has five resident artist positions: clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. The program allows emerging professional craft artists to live and work in the environment of the Craft Center.

The Center offers more than 50 workshops each year in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. Evening classes are available during spring and fall; weekend, half week, and one-week workshops are offered May through August.

The Craft Center Gallery features contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and over one-hundred nationally recognized craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 25 exhibitions annually in 3 exhibitions spaces. Shows include the works of regional, national and international contemporary craft artists, our faculty, resident artists and students.

The Craft Center offers several education outreach programs for primary school students including Summer High School Art Intensives, Exploring Careers in Fine Craft for High School Students, and more!

The Craft Center is a great place for a day trip! Visit our Gallery & Exhibitions or hike the trails.

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