Join us for some new classes as well as some favorites from years before. Classes are usually scheduled from March through November.
All classes are held at the Masonic Lodge #459, 223 Wilkes Crescent Circle, Sylva. From Business 23 between Sylva and Dillsboro, turn on Wilkes Crescent Drive. At the top of the hill there is a large water tower; turn on the drive near the gate and go through the gate.
CHAIR SEAT WEAVING WITH JUNETTA
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 29-30, 10 am.
Class fee: $8, plus cost of materials to order from instructor. Register by Tuesday, May 22.
Give an old chair a second chance by replacing a chair seat with a diagonal weave using flat reed or binder cane, or replace a cane seat in a chair. Junetta Pell, instructor.
WOOD CARVING WITH RON
Thursday & Friday, June 14-15, 1 - 5 pm.
Class fee: $20 (materials included). Register by Thursday, June 7.
Learn to carve an item out of wood, learn about wood grains, stains and carving tools. Ron Yount, instructor.
PINE NEEDLE PEN / PENDANT WITH JOYCE
Thursday, June 21, 1 - 4 pm.
Class fee: $10 (materials included). Register by Thursday, June 14.
If you enjoy pine needles and close work, this class is for you. If you are thinking about this class you need to have good eyesight. Joyce Lantz, instructor.
MAKE A BASKET WITH JUNETTA
Wednesday & Thursday, July 25-26, 10 am - 3 pm.
Class fee: $30 (materials included). Register by Wednesday, July 18.
Make a large tote that can be used to carry items to the beach, or take supplies for your craft materials to a workshop, etc. The basket has a wooden base. It is approximately 17" x 5.5" x 17" deep with Shaker tape handles. Junetta Pell, instructor.
MAKE A FALL PUMPKIN WITH BERNICE
Thursday, August 9, 10 am - 12 pm.
Class fee: $5. Register by Thursday, August 2.
Create a cloth pumpkin to use in your fall decorating. It is 8" high and made from a fall print fabric. You will need to bring sewing supplies, a hot glue gun, and a sewing machine, if you have one. There will be a sewing machine available. Bernice Spitzer, instructor.
RUG BRAIDING WITH DIANNE
Two Wednesdays: August 22 and August 29, 10 am - 1 pm.
Class fee: $7. Register by Wednesday, August 15.
You will learn the technique of using wool to make a braided rug project. Dianne Ellis, instructor.
MAKE AN OKRA WITCH WITH JUDY
Tuesday, September 18, 1 - 4 pm.
Class fee: $6. Register by Thursday, May, 10.
Have fun using a pod of okra to paint a witch - cute as a Halloween decoration. Judy Smith, instructor.
MAKE A GOURD PENDANT WITH MADGE
September - day and times to be determined.
Class fee: $6.
Learn about gourd craft by making a pendent. If you are interested in learning about gourds, go ahead and resister; details will be sent when finalized. Madge Sala, instructor.
PAINTING ON GLASS WITH PATRICIA
Thursday, October 18, 10 am - 1 pm.
Class fee: $1. Register by Thursday, October 11.
Make a beautiful decorative item for your home by learning to paint on glass. One item will be provided for you to paint, and you may bring another piece. Patricia Cowen, instructor.
HAMMERED METAL ORNAMENT WITH JOAN
Friday, October 26, 10 am - 11:30 am.
Class fee: $9 (materials included). Register by Friday, October 19.
Learn how to shape and hammer aluminum wire into an ornament. Some of the shapes you can make are hearts, trees, stars, etc. The ornament will be finished with a ribbon hanger. Joan Marsden, instructor.
MAKE BASKET REED SNOWFLAKES WITH DAVID
Wednesday, November 14, 10 am - 12 pm.
Class fee: $5 (materials included). Register by Wednesday, November 7.
You will learn to make a bracelet or a pair of earrings. We will have a supply of beads for you to uses, or you may bring your own beads. David Jordan, instructor.
MAKE CHRISTMAS STARS WITH JOYCE
Thursday, November 29, 10 am - 12 pm.
Class fee: $5 (materials included). Register by Thursday, November 22.
Learn to make easy and fun paper stars to hang for Christmas. Joyce Lantz, instructor.
To register for any class stop by or call Dogwood Crafters at 828-586-2248, or email Junettapell@hotmail.com. Please have your name, phone number and email (optional) ready to register. Normally registration deadline is a week before the class. Class fees are paid on the day of the class. The volunteer instructors work hard to keep the cost low; the fees cover the use of the Masonic Lodge. Our classes are offered to fulfill our 501C nonprofit status.