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Appalachian Center for Craft

Fall and Spring Workshops

NEW Online Workshops!

The Appalachian Center for Craft is now offering hands-on workshops through ZOOM! Participants will meet with instructors during live Zoom sessions. Sessions will include demonstrations, tips, techniques and advice on specific topics and projects. Students will have time to practice techniques or complete projects on their own and will reconvene through Zoom to ask questions, get advice, troubleshoot or to share completed work. Each virtual workshop will vary in length – some will take place over the course of a day, an evening, several evenings or weekends. Be sure to look for details listed with each workshop.

Depending upon the workshop, participants will be able to purchase kits of materials during registration or may choose to purchase materials on their own. In either case,  ACC will provide a complete list of materials, tools and equipment necessary to complete the workshop. In addition, we will let you know where best to participate – a desk, a studio, a large table. We want you to be fully prepared to successfully and easily complete your workshop(s).

Browse our offerings below and feel free to reach out if you have questions or requests for workshops. Email Gail Gentry at 

Copper Book Marks
Kevin Dotson.......................$50
Learn to design and cut a pattern in a copper book mark. Cover proper piercing, cutting and finishing techniques.
Class Meets:
  • April 17 (Saturday)
    • 9 - 10 a.m. Zoom session
    • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom session
    • 1:30 - 3 p.m Zoom 
No previous experience required.
You'll learn how to cut with a jeweler's saw, how to design thinking about negative and positive space, and how to finish copper using common household chemicals.
Materials Kit - $35.00 shipped to your home
Kit includes a 6"x2" piece of 18 gauge copper, a bench pin with a clamp, a jeweler's saw frame, 2 dozen #2 saw blades, a center punch, safety glasses and a set of sanding sticks.
What you will need
A work surface to which you can attach a clamp (for bench pin), a hammer, household chemicals like ammonia, salt, vinegar, Miracle-Gro plant fertilizer and good ventilation when working with patina/chemicals.




Coffee Mugs for Beginners
Becca Dilldine.......................$35
Learn to create a ceramic handbuilt coffee mug and to decorate it with carving and stamping techniques.
Class Meets:
  • April 24 (Saturday)
    • 9-10 a.m. - Zoom session
    • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Zoom session
No experience required.
You'll learn proper techniques for rolling out a slab of clay, creating and attaching handles to a clay form, and carving and stamping techniques. You'll create one or two decorated coffee mugs to fire at home or in a community studio.
Materials Kit - $20 shipped to your home  
Kit includes sponge, boxwood potter's rib, boxwood modeling tool, ribbon tool, need tool, loop tool, metal scraper/rib, wire clay cutter; 6 pounds of stoneware clay, stencils/drawings, slab mat, rolling pin, and texture stamps.
What you will need 
A table to work on that is at least 3' x 3' (you may want to cover this with plastic), access to water, and a place to fire your work.
Access to the internet and a Zoom account. You can download Zoom for free at this link 


Shibori dyed t-shirts

Samples of Shibori/indigo dyed t-shirts
Indigo Dyeing at Home
Rebecca Smith.......................$50
Explore the mystery and magic of indigo dye and Shibori techniques. Learn to produce and sustain an indigo vat at home using pre-reduced indigo. Experiment with traditional and contemporary Shibori methods for resists with a focus on experimentation.
Class Meets:
  • May 1 (Saturday)
    • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Zoom session
    • 1 - 4:30 p.m. - Zoom session
No experience required.
You'll learn to mix and sustain an indigo vat; Shibori resist techniques including wrapping, clamping and stitching; ideas for using the dyed cloth or future projects. You'll create three samples of various resist techniques with an option to dye anything of your own.
Materials Kit - $30 shipped to your home
Material kit includes indigo dye kit (pre-reduced indigo, soda ash, thiox), three 27" x 27" pure cotton bandanas, stirring dowel, dental floss, pvc pipe, rubber bands, C-clamps, resist blocks, sewing needles.
What you'll need
A table at least 4' x 4' covered with plastic in a room where the floor can get wet, access to water, small rocks or pebbles, dish washing gloves, 5-gallon bucket with lid, space to work (may want to cover it with plastic), and pre-washed white cotton clothing to dye (optional).
Access to the internet and a Zoom account. You can download Zoom for free at this link 


Small Case Bound Books: One Soft Cover & One Hard Cover
Claudia Lee............................$50
Create your own small books! One that is truly tiny with a soft cover and one that is slightly larger with a hard cover. 
Class meets:
  • May 15 (Saturday)
    • 9 - 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
    • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
No experience required.
You will learn how to fold signatures, to stitch a text block, to cover book board and to attach a text block to a cover.
Materials Kit - $35 shipped to your home
Material kit includes sampler of decorative paper, end papers, binder clip, pin back, pre-cut book board, glue brush, glue, needle tool, sewing needle, ruler, self-healing cutting mat, triangle for punching sewing stations, and handouts. 
What you will need:
A work surface or table approximately 3-ft. x 3 ft., scissors, pencil with a new eraser, dinner/butter knife, and a ruler.
Access to the internet and a Zoom account. You can download Zoom for free at this link  


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