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Appalachian Center for Craft

COVID-19 Policy
With the intent of keeping instructors, participants and staff as safe as possible, we have made the difficult decision to cancel summer 2020 workshops. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email Gail Gentry at ggentry@tntech.edu.

Hoping that you and yours stay safe and well this summer and beyond!

Summer Workshops

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Summer workshops: Workshops are available for all skill levels in all of our media - blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Policies and descriptions for workshops may be viewed on the tabs below.

  • DESCRIPTIONS

    Summer 2020 workshops have been cancelled. Stay tuned for summer 2021 postings!

     

  • 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.
    • Participants can register for multiple workshops at the same time.
    • Discounts MUST BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION. They cannot be applied retroactively.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION 

  • AGE 

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

  • DISCOUNTS

    • 20% Discount – for anyone who registers before April 1, 2020, anyone who is 60 years of age or older, Tennessee Tech alumni, AND K-12 educators.
    • 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

    • 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 must also register for board.
    • Persons electing not to stay in housing may purchase meals a la carte.
    Meals are served in the Blue Water Grille on the Hill, the Craft Center's on-site cafe.
    • Week-long workshops includes 15 meals: Sunday, dinner; Monday-Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner: Friday, breakfast and lunch.
    • Weekend workshops include 6 meals: dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday; and breakfast and lunch Sunday.
    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.
    • Cabins have double occupancy.
    • Registrants may make roommate requests during the registration process.
    • Registrants may also request a single room - we cannot guarantee single occupancy due to the limited number of rooms on our campus.
    • Cabins are within walking distance of studios. 
    Eligibility
    • Room and board is open to any workshop participant while enrolled in a workshop.
    • If space is available, workshop participants may bring a guest to share a room. Guests pay the full room and board fee.
    • All guests must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Guests not enrolled in a workshop may take meals in the dining hall and attend workshop instructor presentations.
    • Guests are not permitted to attend or observe workshop sessions unless registered for the workshop.
    • Room and Board Fees
      Weekend workshops - include 6 meals – dinner, Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday; and breakfast and lunch, Sunday - $220.00
    • Week-long workshops - include 15 meals – dinner, Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Thursday; and breakfast and lunch, Friday - $550.00

  • 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 $50 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 $50 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. - 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. - 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 & EQUIPMENT

    All workshops take place in the professionally equipped studios on the Appalachian Center for Craft's campus in Smithville, Tennessee. See below for a description of potential supply, material and equipment requirements.

    • At least two weeks prior to a workshop, enrolled participants will receive, via email, a complete listing of supplies that they should bring.
    • The list may contain a "materials fee." All materials fees are payable directly to the workshop instructor for materials that he or she will provide to participants.
      In some cases a 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 materials 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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