Instructor: Marlene Gremillion
Dates: September 20th & 21st
In this 2-day, workshop students will learn how to prepare and form decorative
canes from polymer clay. Many methods and handy tips will be taught about this
amazing art medium. Students will make a wide variety of polymer clay canes
and sheets that will be put together to make a kaleidoscope design. These
kaleidoscopes and / or canes will be assembled and formed into trinket bowls and
cured in a toaster oven to complete.
Instructor: Antzee Magruder
Dates: September 20th
Learn how to make beautiful landscapes from torn colorful paper collaged on canvas. Instructor will show students how to use paper like paint. Each student will leave this class with a ready to hang 12×12 piece of hand-crafted artwork.
Instructor: Mike Pounders
Dates: September 28th & 29th
In this 2 day woodcarving workshop, students will learn to carve a caricature hound from a blank/cut out using a knife/carving tools. Learn about grain directions, carving safety, and making different types of cuts.It will also include painting and finishing techniques as time permits.
Instructor: Pat Thompson
Dates: October 3rd – 5th
In this three day introductory course, students will learn the basics of beginning a blacksmithing practice in a low-pressure, exploratory environment at the artist’s studio. This course is perfect for those who are curious about blacksmithing and want to find out if this craft is the one for you!
Students will start with making home-made nails just like apprentices did in previous centuries. From there they will be moving on more sophisticated pieces, students can talk to the instructor about specific items that they want to make.
Instructor: Arkansas Craft School & Local Master Gardener Associations
Dates: September 7th, 8th, 28th 29th
Spend a day at beautiful Tomahawk Creek Farms (off Hwy. 9 South in Mountain View) learning to make your own garden pots and art! In this day long workshop, students will learn how to work with hypertufa and concrete cloth. Hypertufa is an artificial stone material that is made of several different aggregates mixed with cement in order to create pots, planters, stepping stones, and more. Hypertufa is much lighter than cement but still sturdy enough for harsh weather conditions.