The Arkansas Craft School (ACS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the growth, appreciation, and instruction of arts and crafts. The ACS encompasses many styles of art and craft, both contemporary and traditional.
Situated within the unique, natural beauty of the Ozark – St. Francis National Forest, the Arkansas Craft School is conveniently located on the Square in the town of Mountain View. In our historic building (built in 1923), we have multiple specialized studios for clay/pottery, woodturning, glass/metal/jewelry-making, weaving/fiber arts and studio arts. We offer a wide variety of courses for children and adults.
All of our classes are purposefully small to allow individualized instruction. Classes provide hands-on, engaged learning in a creative environment. Students will come away with beautiful art crafted by their own hands and the skills to continue creating. Studio passes are available for those who wish to continue honing their skill set using our equipment.
Our courses are taught by highly skilled artists/instructors, many of whom are Arkansas-based and renowned across the country for their expertise in their craft.
The ACS is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Kerr Foundation, the United Way of North Central Arkansas, Stone Bank, and our donors.