New Executive Director Takes the Reins at the Arkansas Craft School

New Executive Director Takes the Reins at the Arkansas Craft School

The Arkansas Craft School Board is pleased to announce that Rachel Reynolds has been selected as the new Executive Director. Gin Brown, Board President, said, “Reynolds brings a world of experience to the ACS. She is an artist and folklorist with a background in art and cultural policy and arts-focused grassroots organizing in underserved communities.” […]

Come Shop the Craft Market

The ACS will be open weekends beginning July 10 and 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Stop in and shop the newly renovated Craft Market. The Craft Market features handcrafted items created by the ACS instructors and students. Displays of upcoming classes are also featured. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the front entrance. […]


The Arkansas Craft School, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, seeks applicants for an Executive Director. Preferred credentials include experience and/or knowledge of contemporary and traditional craft, program management and development, employee management, and fundraising.  Candidates should send a cover letter, and resume to Attn. G. Brown. The deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, July 17, 2020 […]

Turning Wood Carved Pottery

Matt Monaco’s Wood Turned Pottery Student Testimonials

Matt Monaco had a wonderful class at the end of last year and we now have some video testimonials touting both his amazing teaching, as well as the Arkansas Craft School! Matt was an absolutely fantastic instructor and we look forward to having him back to teach another class. You can visit his website here: […]

ACS Closing Through March 31st

Due to the Covid-19 and in an effort to adhere to guidance from government and health care officials, the Arkansas Craft School is closing temporarily to help prevent the spread of this rapidly growing pandemic.  Our first goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and the community as a […]

COVID-19 PSA From The ACS Board Members

Dear Friends,  Your health and the health of our staff are our highest priorities at this time.  We want to take all prudent steps to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community. The Arkansas Craft School Board continues to monitor the constantly shifting situation regarding the spread of COVID-19. The ACS Board has […]

Second Saturday at Arkansas Craft School: Song Circle and Artist Reception

This coming (Second) Saturday, March 14, 2020, join Charley Sandage, Ed Alexander and many others at the Arkansas Craft School from 3:00pm – 5:00pm for their popular Songwriter’s Circle. This is a donation-only event and is open to all who enjoy listening to musicians write and play music – and perhaps have some songs of […]

After Hours Art Classes

New at ACS – “After Hours Art” 2nd Monday Monthly Evening Classes at ACSThe Arkansas Craft School has listened to feedback from the community and isexcited to announce their new After Hours Art every 2nd Monday evening. Withclasses for youth and adults designed for relaxation and fun. Classes include: Self-Discovery Through Collage Art & Journaling […]

Swing by and Catch a Fly Fishing Class

Our fly fishing class is back! The Arkansas Craft School is once again proud to announce that we will have the master fly fishing instructor, Keith Richard, back in April! Students from his last set of classes said that they all walked away with something new. Perhaps you will also add to your fishing repertoire […]

Portrait Painting, Stained Glass, and Wire Wrapping

Upcoming Events Portrait Drawing from Photographs Instructor: Adrian DeckbarInstructor Website: www.adriandeckbar.comDates: December 11th – 13th In this 3 day workshop with professional artist Adrian Deckbar, students will learn how to paint beautiful, realistic portraits using photographs as a basis for creating new works of art. Students are welcome to work with their chosen medium – graphite, […]