The Arkansas Craft School

Alash_Ozarka2. Alash Ensemble .
performing in concert at 

Ozarka College, Mountain View Oct. 23 at 7:00 PM

Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock, Oct. 24 at 7 PM in the Grand Hall

     The members of Alash are master throat singers from Tuva,a tiny republic in Siberia. Consider living treasures, Alash are virtuosi of this amazing vocal technique of he ancient art of throat singing, which was developed among the nomadic herdsmen of the region. The Arkansas Craft School presents this concert to promote exploration, innovation appreciation for diversity in the arts.

For information on admission and tickets call us at (870) 269-8397.

October 10 – 12:  Mohair Saddle Cinches with Pop Wagner  
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  • If horses could talk, they would tell you why mohair makes them so happy. Strong and dirt resistant, mohair wicks off moisture, will not chafe or pinch. and feels better  over time. Pop is a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet, and downright funny guy. 

 

October 10 – 12: Introduction to Papermaking (Using Recycled Materials) with Debbie Jolly

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  • A fun introduction to this easy craft gives students the basic skills required to expand their creativity with the use of recycled repurposed paper. Student will create fine hand-made papers using a mold and deckle, and save  the life of a tree.November 1 & 2:  Basic Digital Photography with Ed AlexanderIMG04828_1319
  • Become a creative artful photographer! Get  a firm foundation for your  digital photography. Learn the mech-anics of the camera settings,  subject selection, composition, use of light, depth of field, and color, camera maintenance. and Adobe Photoshop  Elements
  • November 7 – 9:  Basic Blacksmithing with Bob PatrickIMG_2312

Here is an opportunity for an exceptional get-away to the country-side studios of two very special artists. Robert and Mary Patrick live and work in the beautiful rural area of Everton, Arkansas.

If you know the world of blacksmithing, you undoubtedly know the name of Master Black-smith Bob Patrick. In this  intro to blacksmithing you will learn fire management and basic forging techniques with anvil, hammer tongs and other tools, and have the opportunity to make your own punches and chisels from recycled and high carbon steel..

  • November 14 – 16:  Magical Mosaics with Mary PatrickOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Inspiring examples of mosaic art adorn the interior and exterior walls of Bob and Mary’s countryside home. In this class, students will create a framed glass window piece, ready to hang.. Students will discuss and practice how to cut the glass pieces, the fusing of glass, types of glue, concrete, and methods of grouting. Students will also learn about differences between indoor and outdoor pieces.

 

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