Appalachian Center for Craft

Holiday Festival

Friday, November 16, 2018

In the Gallery

  • Special Preview Day!
  • Receive 25% off of all items in the retail Gallery Friday ONLY!

In the Blue Water Grille on the Hill

  • Delectable meals served 6 - 9 p.m.  
  • Please make reservations at 615-215-0315.
  • Menu options include:
    • 12 oz. prime rib, 2 sides and beverage.
    • Coconut encrusted grouper, 2 sides and beverage
    • Shrimp and chicken Cajun pasta with Cajun cream sauce and fettuccini, 2 sides and a beverage
    • Full dinner menu is also available with appetizers and additional entrees
    • Delectable desserts will also be available for purchase

Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2018

Gifts and Discounts in the Gallery

  • Featuring fine craft items from over 100 regional artists.
  • Shop in the peaceful environment of the Craft Center.
  • Select unique gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself).
  • Receive 20% off of all items purchased in the retail gallery.

      

Hands-on Workshops

  • Workshops are open to every skill level - even those with little or no experience.Create gifts for everyone on your list!
  • Register Online to reserve your space in a hands-on workshop!
  • Images shown below descriptions are representative of objects to be created in the workshops.
  • Please read the workshop descriptions below for details on topics, timing, age limits and fees. NOTE: Any individual less than 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult to register for and participate in a workshop:
    • Blacksmithing - create steel S-hooks at the forge using hammers, an anvil, and various other tools. Minimum age is 16 years. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Sessions are 2 hours in length. Fee is $25 per person, per session.
    • Clay cocoa mugs - build cocoa mugs from clay slabs and decorate them with underglazes, stamps and your own touch. Minimum age is 6 years. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Sessions are 30 minutes. Fee is $15 per person, per session. We will fire the pieces in a kiln and ship them to you within 2 weeks.
    • Eco printed cards - use botanicals (leaves, flowers, etc.) to print directly onto paper through the use of chemicals and steam. Any age is welcome. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Sessions are 1 1/2 hours. Fee is $20 per person, per session.
    • Blowing glass bubbles - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - learn the basics of the glass studio and how to blow a glass bubble while creating a glass ornament and, if time allows, more forms. Minimum age is 16. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Fee is $50 per person. Pieces will be annealed in our kilns, packed and shipped to the address of your choosing within 2 weeks after the workshop.
    • Shaping glass bubbles - Sunday - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - learn the basics of blowing a glass bubble in order to achieve a variety of basic shapes and forms. Create a drinking cup or flower vase. Minimum age is 16. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Fee is $50 per person. Vessels with be annealed in our kilns, packed and shipped to the address of hour choosing within 2 weeks after the workshop.
    • Fused glass ornaments - use our patterns or one of your own to create a fused glass ornament by cutting glass shapes and layering them. We will fuse the pieces in our kilns and ship them within 2 weeks. Minimum age is 12. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an participating adult. Sessions are 1 hour. Fee is $25 per person, per session.
    • Stamped metal ornaments - craft your very own metal holiday ornament! Use a jeweler's saw to cut out a festive shape, then apply stamping tools and hammer textures for a personal touch. Minimum age is 14 years or older. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Sessions are 2 hours. Fee is $25 per person, per session.
    • Wood ornaments with pyrography motifs- use a  wood burner and your imagination to apply unique motifs to small tree branch while creating a wooden ornament. Minimum age is 16 years or older. Those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult. Sessions are 3 hours. Fee $35 per person, per session.

 

FREE Hands-on Kids' Craft Activities

  • Activities:
    • Stamped holiday cards - use seasonally inspired stamps to create cards, gift tags and pictures.
    • Beaded ornaments - create holiday ornaments from a variety of colorful and whimsically shaped beads.
    • Build a snowman - build a snowman with character using sparkly, felted and/or "gem" stone stickers, ribbon and rounded forms.
    • Sparkly trees - use sparkly tree shapes and your own hands to create heirloom, one-of-a-kind ornaments. Add "gems," glittery stickers and decorative ribbon for the finishing touches.
    • Felt pinecone ornaments - assemble pinecones from scalloped felt shapes and decorate them with glitter. 
  • Ages: suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for toddlers to 10 year olds.
  • ALL participants younger than 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Blue Water Grille on the Hill

  • Featuring traditional holiday favorites from around the globe - a mouth watering selection of international favorites!
  • Plus, enjoy delicious, homemade sandwiches, soups, salads and more from our on-campus cafĂ©.
  • Food is made to order to suit your preferences!