Programs for Kids and Teachers
The Appalachian Center for Craft provides educational outreach programs to 3,500+ children in the Upper Cumberland Region each year. These programs host students in the Craft Center facilities for lecture/demonstrations and hands-on projects in the studios.
High School Summer Art Intensives (7th-12th grades) - a week-long, hands-on set of workshops for high school students and their teachers to immerse themselves in wheel-thrown and handbuilt ceramics, metal fabrication, multiple fabric dyeing techniques, woodturning and furniture techniques. Evening options include blacksmithing, screen printing, hot shop glass sculpture, and more!
High School Teacher In-service Opportunities: high school teachers can attend day-long, intensive workshops in a variety of media including clay, fibers, glass, metals, and/or wood. Teachers receive letters documenting their in-service hours along with increased or new skill, knowledge, and resources of one or more craft media.
High School Art Competition: high school students submit artwork to the Appalachian Center for Craft and have an opportunity to win a scholarship to Tennessee Tech or other prizes. Open to all Tennessee high school students. Limited to 3 submissions per school.
Focus on Fine Craft (4th-12th grades) - Students may select one of seven, intensive, 3 1/2 hour craft workshops including: wheel thrown ceramics, glass etching and sandblasting, copper fabrication, glass bead making, enameling on copper, woodturning, and Japanese shibori/tie-dye.
Support the Craft Center's educational outreach programs by attending the Annual Celebration of Craft!