Appalachian Center for Craft

Educators' Week

NEW! Educators' Week - June 9-14, 2019

Designed for 6th-12th grade educators:

  • The program
    • We are privileged to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to fund Educators’ Week.
    • We offer three intensive, hands-on craft workshops designed specifically for educators.
    • Educators will receive hands-on training
      • selecting and preparing materials for class
      • appropriate and safe use of tools and equipment
      • lesson plans
      • project ideas and instruction
      • troubleshooting advice
      • introduction and alignment to new art curriculum standards
      • introduction to grant applications
      • kits of materials and tools to take back to the classroom.
  • Eligibility
    • Though anyone may enroll in these workshops, we offer a 50% discount on the registration fee for workshops labeled “Educators’ Week” to 6th-12th grade educators (room and board cannot be discounted).
    • Educators must enter the code 6-12 grade educator on the payment screen in the promotional code box to receive this discount.
    • Please direct questions to Gail Gentry at
    • NOTE: proof of employment at a public or private middle or high school is required at check-in.
  • The workshops:
    • Ceramics 101 with Jessica Wilson
    • Making Paper in the Classroom with Claudia Lee
    • Introduction to Metalsmithing with Anne Bujold
  • Click here to register: Registration
  • Room and Board is available at a discounted rate of $365 (normally $490) and includes 5 nights of lodging (double only) and 15 meals in the onsite restaurant, the Blue Water Grille on the Hill.
    • Room and board is optional. Meals are available a la carte.
    • If you would like the discounted rate, select "EDUCATOR Room and Board" when you check out.
  • The schedule:
    • Sunday
      • 1-2:25 p.m. - check-in
      • 2:30-8 p.m. - hands-on craft workshops
    • Monday-Thursday
      • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - hands-on craft workshops
      • 6:30-8:30 p.m. - 2 hour workshops on the new curriculum standards and finding and writing grant applications