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thumb WoodArtists and art lovers are invited to spend part of their summer at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft workshops.

With flexible schedules in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals, wood and other media, people at all levels of ability can register for weekend or week-long courses designed to give them the basics in a medium, or to help them expand and build upon existing skills.

“The Appalachian Center for Craft is offering a great program of summer workshops, from basic techniques in each studio to sculptural explorations, from 10th century Viking padlocks to digital photography,” said Ward Doubet, chair of the TTU art department. “Whether you are just starting to explore a new medium or expanding your repertoire in an established studio practice, our workshops offer new skills and creative challenges.”

More than 40 workshops will be available beginning May 10. Classes will be available through August. TTU awards academic credit for the one-week workshops, and a few scholarships are available to students enrolled in art degree programs.

People age 55 and older are eligible for a 10 percent discount, and TTU employees receive a 50 percent discount on workshop fees. No discounts are available for the cost of supplies. Lodging and meals are available to summer session participants, though space is limited.

For more information or to register for summer workshops, click here.