The Arkansas Craft School


An extension of the Basic Digital this workshop will expand your knowledge so you can achieving creative artful photographs. Ed Alexander’s nature photography featured in private and public collections throughout the USA. To delight in his the beauty he sees, visit his website.

  • April 24-26 Basic Blacksmithing with Bob Patrick

Both practical skill and art form, blacksmithing is a full body/mind experience. This workshop cover the all the fundamentals with instruction in fire management and basic forging techniques with anvil, hammer, tongs and other tools using solid fuel forges. Bob Patrick is well known as a Master Blacksmith. He lives and works in beautiful rural Everton, Arkansas where he holds his classes. 

Explore the magic of molten glass with master glass artist Beau Anderson

Learning soft glass torch techniques This workshop will include layering  techniques and working into the bead surface with an industrial grade diamond grit flat lapidary wheel to catch light and enhance reflectivity.  Students will learn to twist canes, to pull murrine designs and practice tricks for smooth application of stringers or dots. They will then cut, facet and polish to create colorful combinations, transparent and opaque windows, to be either be taken to highly polished sheen or left satin like sea glass.

A Brief Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Sage Holland

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March 28, 9 am-4:30 pm                               This one day workshop offers you to try your hand at working with molten glass using a oxygen propane glass working torch, hand tools, and colored rods of soft glass. Flameworking, also known as Lampworking, demonstrations will be coupled with hands-on exercises and plenty of individual attention. Discussions will touch on the properties of glass and some of the elaborate history of glass beads, as well as studio set up and safety. This is also a good refresher course for those who have had some experience but haven’t made beads in a while.

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The Arkansas Craft School is a center for craft education, dedicated to helping aspiring and practicing craft artisans gain the skills they need for success in the creative economy. Located on Main Street in Mountain View, in the beautiful and serene Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas, the Arkansas Craft School offers weekend and week long workshops in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and other craft related media.  The School also offers workshops in marketing and management practices geared specifically for artisans, crafts for kids, and community craft programs

ACS - LOGO Arts Council    Support for the Arkansas Craft School provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment of the Arts.      

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