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Appalachian Center for Craft

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.
  • NOTE: Current policy for workshops is consistent with CDC and Tennessee Tech recommendations regarding COVID.
  • ALL workshop instructors, workshop participants and our staff are required to wear masks while in the studios and in locations where social distancing is not possible. We want to keep everyone as safe as possible. If policies change, we will update these requirements. 
  • If workshops are cancelled to to recommendations/mandates by CDC, TTU or other governmental agency, full refunds will be issued.

  • DESCRIPTIONS

    Complete workshop descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the links for each medium.

  • 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.
    • Participants can register for multiple workshops at the same time.
    • Discounts MUST BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION. They cannot be applied retroactively. The Craft Center cannot issue refunds for missed discounts 

    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.
    • 20% Discount – for anyone who registers before April 1, 2021, 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 Craft Center's on-site cafe. For summer 2021, meals will be grab and go only. 
    • 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.
    • To keep everyone as safe as possible, ALL rooms will be single occupancy for summer 2021.
    • 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.
    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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