The Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University will open its doors and studios to children and adults for its monthly Second Saturday event on March 14.
Second Saturday features workshops for all ages in a variety of media and discounts on certain items in the Goldenrod Gallery.
This month, glass artist in residence Gabriel Greenlaw will teach adults to make glass marbles. Andrew Meers, metals artist in residence, will teach basic blacksmithing, also for adults. Both workshops cost $75 for materials and equipment and take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration is required; visit tntech.edu/craftcenter/workshops/spring-2015-workshops.
Children of all ages can learn to make clay pots in the free Craft Academy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. TTU fine arts major Natalie Novak will teach children to pinch clay into pots and children can take them home to paint them after the free activity. Registration is not required.
In an attempt to relieve the winter doldrums, the Goldenrod Gallery will offer a 20 percent discount on any item with a floral motif.
“Many of the one-of-a-kind items in the gallery feature flowers: pottery, jewelry, paintings, steel hooks and more,” said Jenn Cole, gallery manager. “If you haven’t visited the gallery lately, join us and experience the wide range of meticulously handcrafted artwork and our welcoming atmosphere.”
For more information or to register for one of the adult workshops, visit tntech.edu/craftcenter or call (931) 372-3051.
The Craft Center is free and open daily. It is approximately six miles off Interstate 40 at exit 273, Smithville/McMinnville. Go south on state Route 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center, 1560 Craft Center Drive.
Photo is art by Jeanne Brady, TTU fibers professor at the Craft Center.