The Center offers a variety of adult craft classes. You could learn jewelry making, soap making, gourd crafting, knitting, quilting, beginning watercolor and more. The Textile Studio offers business and technical assistance to develop textile entrepreneurs in the community. The Studio offers classes to help you develop artistic techniques in sewing, quilting, weaving, knitting, crochet and more.
Appalachian Arts classes are funded in part by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and the NC Rural Center.
Schoolhouse Sit & Knit
Every 2nd Tuesday
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Each month we host a knit night at the Stecoah Valley Center. The Event is FREE to the public – RSVP is recommended. Call 828-479-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join in an evening of fun and fellowship. Bring your current WIP and or latest finished project. Don’t know how to knit? Free lessons are available. Crocheters welcome.
(You may bring your supper or a snack; beverages provided.)
Feb 21 5:30 to 7:30 (3rd Tuesday in Feb)
March 14 5:30 to 7:30
April 11 5:30 to 7:30
May 16 5:30 to 7:30
June 20 5:30 to 7:30
Sit n’ Stitch group meets weekly on Fridays at Stecoah Valley Center starting at 10 am. All crafts and skill levels welcome. Please call 828-479-3364 for information.
Stecoah Valley Center offers a variety of adult classes from culinary workshops to arts and crafts classes, as well as learning opportunities in how to market and run your craft-based business. Scroll down to find the right class for you. And check back often, or give us a call to find out what classes are planned for the future. Prices and hours vary; please note details before you register. Preregistration is required. Register online (see below) sign up in the Gallery or call to register. Payment upon registration is preferred.
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Saturday, April 1st - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Taught by Susan Coe
Join gallery artist, Susan Coe, for a bit of creative play by painting your favorite quilt square pattern onto a 6” ceramic trivet! Students will learn a bit of color theory, how to transfer designs onto bisque ware and best practices for using ceramic underglazes. Pieces will be left at the end of the class and picked up after firing. Students may glaze additional trivets for $10 each payable the day of the class. Registration deadline February 16th.
Saturday, April 15th 9 am to 4 pm
Taught by Ramona Lossie
Come learn more about the unique history, form and function of the traditional Cherokee fishing basket with native basket weaver, Ramona Lossie. These were special baskets uniquely designed and woven for capturing fish and keeping them cool until they were ready to be cooked.
Ramona will lead this class in the construction of this traditional form while weaving its history and other stories in her fluid teaching style. Classes with Ramona are always full of learning and fun – she keeps both your mind and your hands moving! Ramona grew up in the Paint Town community of Cherokee and learned basket weaving from watching her mother and grandmother. Her baskets are on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
The workshop tuition covers all materials – including handles to turn your basket into a purse if so desired. You are invited to either bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from vendors at the Smoky Mountain Spring Fest on the Stecoah grounds.
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771
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