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.
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.
SPRING / EASTER CERAMICS
Thursday, April 6, 10 am - 12 pm.
Class fee: $11. (includes materials) Register by Thursday, March 30.
Students will have their pick of Easter favorites – bunnies or eggs. The ceramics can be painted in one day and may be picked up the following week.
Brenda Anders, instructor,will teach how to paint ceramics and learn the difference in green-ware and bisque, as well as about stains and paints.
WOOD CARVING (2-day class)
Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14, 1 - 5 pm each day.
Class fee: $17. Register by Thursday, April 27.
Learn to take a block of wood and carve it to an article of beauty. Bring a knife or any carving tools you may have. Wood blocks will be available for students to use.
Ron Yount, instructor, has been teaching carving for several years.
CALLIGRAPHY (2-day class)
Thursday, May 4 & Thursday, May 11, 10 am - 12 pm each day.
Class fee: $14. Register by Thursday, April 27.
Calligraphy comes from the Greek meaning beauty and writing. It is a visual art related to writing. You will learn the basic strokes and lettering techniques.
Cheryl Thompson, instructor, has been doing calligraphy for a number of years.
YOUTH CLASS – LEATHER STAMPING
Wednesday, June 21, 10 am - 12 pm.
Class fee: $6 (materials included). Register by Wednesday, June 14.
In this class make a leather stamped bracelet and a key chain. You will learn how to stamp a design on leather and how to dye the leather.
LeeAnne and Holly McCoy will be teaching the class, with Patricia Cowen assisting.
YOUTH CLASS – JEWELRY MAKING (ages 9-12)
Tuesday, June 27, 1 - 5 pm.
Class fee: $6 (materials included). Register by Tuesday, June 20.
Learn to make a bracelet with beads. There will be an assortment of beads available for students to select from.
JEWLERY MAKING - BEADED BRACELET OR EARRINGS
Tuesday, July 11, 10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $12 (kit included). Register by Tuesday, August 30.
Students will have the opportunity to make a bracelet or a pair of earrings from beads. There will be an assortment of beads for students to select from. Students may bring their own beads if they wish.
Judy Wilkey, instructor.
Thursday, August 24, 10 am- 2 pm.
Class fee: $11 (materials included). Register by Thursday, August 17.
Learn to make beautiful leather leaves for fall.
Brenda Anders, instructor.
Wednesday, September 6, 10 am - 3 pm.
Class fee: $12. Register by Thursday, April 27.
Make "Scarecrow", a fall decoration that is 14” tall and free standing.
Bernice Spritzer, instructor.
PINE NEEDLE ORNAMENT
Thursday, October 5, 10 am - 2 pm.
Class fee: $15. (includes basket materials) Register by Thursday, September 28.
Make an ornament from pine needles for the holi-days.
Students will learn how to make a Tenerife center and the technique of weaving with pine needles to create an ornament.
Joyce Lantz, instructor, has taught classes in pine needle basketry for a number of years.
HAMMERED METAL ORNAMENTS
Monday, November 6, 10 am - 11:30 pm.
Class fee: $9 materials provided). Register by Monday, October 30.
Students will use aluminum wire to bend and shape ornaments - trees, hearts, stars. The ornaments will be hammered on an anvil to add texture and strength. The ornaments will be finished with ribbon for hanging.
Joan Marsden, instructor, has made hammered metal ornaments for several years.