Join us for some new classes as well as some favorites from years before. In all classes, participants will adhere to local and CDC guidelines requiring social distancing and the wearing of masks. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
HAMMERED METAL ORNAMENT
Thursday, October 7, 10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $11 (all materials provided)
Learn how to shape and hammer aluminum wire into an ornament. The instructor is Joan Marsden. Some of the shapes you can make are hearts, trees, stars, etc. The ornaments will be finished with a ribbon hanger. The project requires moderate hand and finger strength. Bring your reading glasses if you need them! Register by Friday, October 1.
BEADED SERVING PIECES - SPOONS AND FORKS
Thursday, October 14, 10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $111 (all materials provided)
Learn how to add beads to the handles of serving spoons and forks or baby spoons or sugar tongs. They make great gifts! The instructor will be Joan Marsden. Bring reading glasses if you need them - the beads are small and the wire is fine! Register by Thursday, October 7.
CARVE A SPIRIT FACE
Thursday, October 21, 1 pm - 5 pm
Class fee: $15
Learn the skills and techniques for carving 'Spirit Faces' in locust bark. Instructor Ron Yount has been teaching carving for several years. Bring carving tools (especially gouges) that you may have. Register by Thursday, October 14.
POTTERY - a two-session class
Tuesday, November 2 (9:30 am - 12 pm) & Tuesday, November 9 (1 pm - 4 pm )
Class fee: $27 (all materials provided)
Learn the skill needed to make a hand-built pottery item. The instructor is Cheryl Thompson. There will be two sessions: the first day will be building the item; the second day will be glazing. Then you will pick up your item later at Dogwood Crafters Shop. Register by October 27.
Thursday, November 5, 10 am - 1 pm
Class fee: $16
Learn the basics of wool applique while making a penny Christmas tree. Instructor Claudia Lampley, has been teaching wool crafts for many years, and you will have fun learning this heritage craft. Bring a sharp pair of scissors. Register by October 29.
TRANSFORMING OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS INTO DECORATIONS
Thursday, November 18, 9:30 am - 4pm
Class fee: $10
Four classes will be held at one time with four different teachers. Transform four old Christmas cards into one of a kind holiday decorations that family and friends will enjoy for years to come. There will be an exhibit of ways to recycle old Christmas cards. Collect old Christmas cards during the year. Register by November 5.