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Sashiko Embroidered Envelope Pouch

Taught by Susan Coe

Take a stab at Sashiko embroidery and show off your work with this simple little Envelope Pouch. Sashiko literally means 'little stabs' and is a traditional embroidery style in which geometric patterns are reproduced in white thread contrasted on a dark fabric. The stitches are simple running stitches - the perfect project for beginners who […]


Booger Masks with Billy Welch

Taught by Billy Welch

in local artist Billy Welch as he leads students in the creation of a Cherokee dance mask called a "booger" mask. Cherokee mask artists like Billy typically carve from buckeye or poplar, but historically masks were also made from hornets' nests, animal hides, and gourds. Masks made from gourds are known as "booger" masks, usually […]

Experiments in Printmaking: Collagraphs

Taught by Melinda Donaldson

Let's get inky! We are very excited to bring the art of printmaking into our newly remodeled textile studio. To celebrate we will be offering a series of classes meant to explore different printmaking processes. What better way to start than to begin with collagraphs, arguably the most accessible form of printmaking. Collagraphy is a […]

Buncombe Turnpike

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

Buncombe Turnpike is one of the ten heritage musical groups performing in the Art Center's 24th edition of An Appalachian Evening concert series. Tickets: Adults $18; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax. All concerts in the fully restored Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Snacks and beverages available for purchase in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. How to […]

$10.00 – $18.00

Digital Nature Photography & Development

Taught by Drew Campbell

Are you an avid hiker, explorer, nature lover with a great camera that you would like to truly learn how to use? Do you take perfectly adequate pictures but would like to improve the number of truly beautiful photographs you take or even begin to develop a portfolio? Come out and spend the day with […]

Rivercane Flutes with Billy Welch

Taught by Billy Welch

Come learn about the history and preservation of rivercane while making a flute and leather pouch from renowned Cherokee artist, Billy (B.J.) Welch. Simple instruction in playing the flute is a part of the class. All tools and materials provided – perfect for beginners and youth. Welch is a treasured Snowbird artist well known for […]

The Art of Braided Rugs

Taught by Dianne Ellis

Learn the craft of braided rugs from local artist, Dianne Ellis. This course is two classes one week apart. During the first class students will be provided with all the tools and enough materials to braid either a hot pad or chair cushion. During the second class students will take all of their completed braided […]


Scraps to Treasures Rope Bowls and Coasters

Taught by Barbara Martina

COME GET SCRAP HAPPY! Is your scrap bin overflowing? Can't seem to part with all of those small bits and ends? Don't wait - sign up now for this fun and easy course that will help you make a dent in those scraps! You'll leave class with two finished projects - a flat coaster or […]


Experiments in Printmaking: Etching

Taught by Nicole Petersohn

LET'S GET INKY! We are very excited to bring the art of printmaking into our newly expanded and updated textile studio. Etching is a printing process used to translate a lot of detail. In this course the print design will be scratched onto a clear acrylic printing plate with a stylus. The clear plate allows […]


Spinning on the Drop Spindle

Taught by Anita Thiessen

Would you like to try your hand at making your own yarn? Come learn to spin on a drop spindle with local fiber artist Anita Thiessen. Anita simplifies the art of spinning by slowing down the steps - a process much easier taught on a drop spindle rather than the spinning wheel. All tools and […]