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Appalachian Center for Craft

Summer Workshops

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WELCOME TO WORKSHOPS AT THE APPALACHIAN CENTER FOR CRAFT

The Appalachian Center for Craft offers hands-on workshops on our campus nestled in the woods on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee. Throughout the summer participants may find workshops for a variety of skill levels in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Workshops are accessible to those who want to learn an entirely new skill as well as those who want to refine their existing skills. Artists from across the country and our own campus lead workshops in our professionally equipped studios throughout the summer. Browse through the tabs below and you’re sure to find a workshop that interests you.

Summer 2023 weekend and week-long workshop offerings will be available soon:  check back for more information.

Questions? Contact Sarah Savage at smsavage@tntech.edu.

 

  • REGISTRATION
    • Pre-registration is required to reserve a seat in a workshop.

    • A minimum of a 50% deposit is required to reserve a seat in a workshop. If paying by check, the registration will be effective the day the check is received in our office. Full payment, including materials fees, are due 2 weeks prior to workshop. 

    • Participants can register for multiple workshops at the same time.

    • Discounts MUST BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION. The Craft Center cannot issue refunds for missed discounts 

    • A $75 non-refundable processing fee is included in your deposit (you do not need to pay an extra $75 - it is included).

    • Registration for workshops is open!

    ONLINE REGISTRATION 

  • AGE

    Workshop participants MUST be a minimum of 18 years of age or older.

  • DISCOUNTS
    • Please note that discounts apply to workshop fees only.
    • 50% Tennessee Tech Discount – available to employees and students of Tennessee Tech University. 
    • Discounts MUST BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.
  • SKILL LEVELS

    Skill levels are listed after each workshop description to enable you to select a workshop that fits your abilities.

    • Beginner – little or no experience, no developed skill.
    • Intermediate – have some knowledge of medium, possess skill set, know tools and equipment in the medium.
    • Advanced – well-versed in medium, can operate equipment and tools with ease.
  • ROOM & BOARD
    Room and board is available during summer weekend and week-long workshops. 
    • Participants stay in cabins on the grounds of the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee.
    • Room and board is a package. If you register for a room, you are automatically registered for board.
    • Board only can be purchased for commuters: $120 for weekend and $300 for week-long. Purchased at least 1 week in advance of workshop.
    • For participants who purchase Room & Board, meals will be catered by Chartwells and served in the Craft Center's on-site cafe. Meals are not purchasable a la carte.
    Cabins have two or four bedrooms sharing a common living space.
    • Each bedroom has a private bath, two twin beds, a large walk-in closet, night stands, dressers, lamps, air conditioning and a full set of linens and towels.
    • To keep everyone as safe as possible, rooms may be single occupancy for summer 2022.
    • If spouses or partners wish to room together, registrants may make roommate requests during the registration process. Spouses should also be enrolled in a workshop (while COVID precautions are in place).
    • Cabins are within walking distance of studios. 
    Eligibility
    • Room and board is open to any workshop participant while enrolled in a workshop.
    • Board only may be purchased by commuting participants at least 1 week in advance of workshop. 
    Room and Board Fees
    • Weekend workshops - include 2 nights of lodging and 6 meals – dinner, Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday; and breakfast and lunch, Sunday - $220.00
    • Weekend board only – 6 meals - $120. Purchased at least 1 week in advance of workshop. 
    • Week-long workshops - include 5 nights of lodging and 15 meals – dinner, Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Thursday; and breakfast and lunch, Friday - $550.00
    • Week-long board only – 15 meals - $300. Purchased at least 1 week in advanced of workshop.
  • REFUNDS, TRANSFERS & CANCELLATIONS
    Transfers: Those registered for a workshop may transfer to another workshop if the Craft Center is notified at least 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Payment of another $75 non-refundable processing fee is required.
    Cancellations: If the Craft Center cancels a workshop, participants may choose to receive a full refund or transfer to another workshop without payment of a second processing fee.
    Refunds: If a participant withdraws from a workshop more than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop, the Craft Center will grant a refund less the $75 non-refundable processing fee. If a participant withdraws from a workshop less than 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop, the Craft Center cannot issue a refund due to contractual obligations with workshop instructors and food service contractors.
  • HOURS

    Weekend Workshop Hours

    Friday
    • 1-2 p.m. - check-in the main lobby of the administrative building at the Craft Center
    • 2-2:30 p.m. - orientation in the cafe - instructor introductions and policies
    • 2:30-8:30 p.m. - workshops in studios
    Saturday
    • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - workshops in studios
    Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - workshops in studios
    • 2 p.m. - studios MUST be clean and vacated
    • 4 p.m. - housing MUST be vacated - turn room keys in main lobby

    Week-long Workshop Hours

    Sunday

    • 1-2 p.m. - check-in the main lobby of the administrative building at the Craft Center
    • 2-2:30 p.m. - orientation in the cafe - instructor introductions and policies
    • 2:30-8:30 p.m. - workshops in studios

    Monday-Thursday

    • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - workshops in studios

    Friday

    • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - workshops in studios
    • 2 p.m. - studios MUST be clean and vacated
    • 4 p.m. - housing MUST be vacated - turn room keys in main lobby
  • MATERIALS LISTS & EQUIPMENT
    All workshops take place in the professionally equipped studios on the Appalachian Center for Craft's campus in Smithville, Tennessee. Participants will have access to all equipment deemed necessary by the workshop instructor in their chosen studio. See below for a description of potential supply, material and equipment requirements.
    • Please access materials lists at the following link: Summer 2022 Materials Lists
    • The list may contain a "materials fee." Materials fees are payable to the Craft Center via phone or, in some case, directly to the workshop instructor for materials that he or she will provide to participants. In some cases, a price range is listed and the final amount is dependent upon type and amount used. In other cases, TBD is listed because the market value of some material fluctuates widely and will not be final until just prior to the workshop.
    • Steel, clay and select sizes and gauges of non-ferrous metal as well as some other materials will be available for purchase from our on-site gallery store. Items that may be purchased on-site will be designated on materials lists.

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