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Learn with Dogwood Crafters

Classes are offered April through December.  Join us for some new classes as well as some favorites from years before.

Unless otherwise specified, 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. 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. All payments must be in cash (no credit cards). 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 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Rug Braiding with Dianne Ellis - Two-Day Class
Tuesday, October 11 & Tuesday, October 18: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm each day
Class fee: $6

Learn the techniques of rug braiding and lacing. If you have braiders from another class, bring them with you. Register by October 4.

Beaded Serving Spoons and Forks with Joan Marsden
Thursday, October 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Class fee: $12

We will add beads to the handles of serving spoons and forks or baby spoons or sugar tongs. They make great gifts. All materials are provided. Bring reading glasses if you need them - the beads are small and the wire is fine. Register by October 6

Hammered Ornament Class with Joan Marsden
Thursday, October 20: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Class fee: $12

We will use aluminum wire to bend and hammer metal ornaments. The ornaments will be finished with a ribbon for hanging. All materials will be supplied. Moderate hand strength is required to shape and hammer the wire. Bring your reading glasses if needed. Register by October 13.

Chrismon Ornaments with Junetta Pell, Cheryl Beck and Andrew Beck
(Chrismon means Christ monograms)
Thursday, October 27: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class fee: $12

The ornaments are made with white pearls and gold beads. The shapes are Christian symbols. In this class you will make three simple ornaments that teach the basic skills that are needed to make other designs. There will be three classes and students will rotate to each class. Register by October 20.

Woven Fabric Star with Suzanne Wingett
Tuesday, November 1: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Class fee: $16

Come and join us to make a woven star ornament. Bring four different but coordinating fabrics to create a 4” star. The theme of the fabric used will dictate which celebration you are honoring. Simple to make, no sewing is involved, but you will have fun. Register by October 25.

Paint a Snowman with Alva Houston
Wednesday, November 9: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Class fee: $14

Enjoy painting a cute wooden snowman to use for holiday decoration or a gift.The wooden snowman, approximately 7” tall, will be painted white with a black hat and the face features. Register by November 2.

Pottery with Cheryl Thompson - Two-Day Class
Thursday, November 10: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, &
Thursday, November 17: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Class fee: $35

Learn the skill needed to make a hand-built pottery piece. There will be two sessions: the 1st day will be building the item, 2nd day will be glazing. Then you will need to pick it up later at the Dogwood Crafters shop. Register by November 3.

Basket Reed Snowflakes with David Jordan
Tuesday, November 29: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Class fee: $6

Learn to make a beautiful snowflake from basket reed. Materials will be furnished. Register by November 22.

Exploring Watercolor Painting with Susan Lingg
Thursday, December 8: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Class fee: $40

In this class you will explore the thrill of watercolor painting. The class
is designed for beginner to intermediate skill level. Register by December 1.