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Events at Creative Arts

  1. Introduction to Instrument Building: Cigar Box & Strummer

    August 20

    Introduction to Instrument Building (Cigar Box & Strummer Dulcimer Stick): Learn the joy of building stringed instruments in this beginner class. This class is open to all levels of woodworkers and will cover instrument history, construction, fine-tuning and even how to play the instrument. Students will complete at least one instrument of their own creation….

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  2. Fly Rod Making

    August 28

    Fly Rod Making Build or restore your own fly rod. Students will have a choice between building a graphite 9 ft 4- piece rod or for a small additional cost between $25 and $50 you may choose to build a bamboo rod between 6 ft and 8 ft long in a 2 piece rod with…

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  3. Communicating Creativity

    August 30

    Communicating well is the key to success in any field. Are you a new photographer that needs help writing a great bio? Are you an experienced painter whose artist statement needs a refresh? Do you want to know more about engaging audiences on social media, or how to write an effective grant proposal? This class…

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Creative Arts News


Hello and Happy Monday! Just a quick update to say that the following classes are full. If you had your heart set on one of hese classes at these times you can call 828.565.4240 to get on a waitlist or there are similar options for classes that still have open spaces. Winter/Spring counterparts are listed…

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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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