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Events at Creative Arts

  1. Leather Sheath

    November 30

    ABS Journeyman Smith Ken Hall will instruct a 2 day class on making a leather sheath for a medium sized fixed blade knife. The class will cover the following topics: leather selection, making a pattern, cutting leather, basic tooling, dying and hand stitching. The objective of the class is for each student to complete a…

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  2. iPhone Photography

    January 3, 2019

    iPhone Photography: Learn how to use the iPhone as your only camera. We will discuss how to use the default apps as well as third party applications to make stunning photographs that were once only possible with dedicated lens cameras. Other class topics include editing photos on your phone as well as photo back-up and…

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  3. Beginning Jewelry Fabrication

    January 3, 2019

    ***THIS CLASS IS FULL*** In this 10-week course students will acquire working knowledge of jewelry and fabrication skills. Students will design and fabricate pieces in the studio and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing.The course will cover techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing, sawing, piercing, soldering, basic stone setting, forming, and finishing are…

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Creative Arts News

Guided Open Studio: Fiber

Guided Open Studio: Fiber   We will be offering guided open studio time for Fiber this fall on Monday mornings starting 10/29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $136 2 floor looms available 8 rigid heddle looms available   Call 828.565.4240 to register

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Featured Success Story

Deanna Lynch Textiles

  • Professional Crafts Fiber

Class of 2014

History and Tradition My grandfather introduced me to weaving when I was 9 years old. Although I did not receive formal training for weaving until after he passed, I still feel a deep connection to him when I am at my loom. The connection to my grandfather makes me feel like I am a part of the rich history of textiles. It is an ancient craft built on necessity and…

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