If one of your goals for the new year is to break out of the same old, same old and try something new, then take the scenic drive to Tennessee Tech University's Appalachian Center for Craft and immerse yourself in a hands-on craft workshop this spring or summer. The Craft Center is offering one eight-week, evening clay workshop starting in February, as well a full range of workshops from May through July. The evening workshop, entitled "Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Techniques in Clay" will meet each Monday night from 6 to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 21 and running through April 18 (with no class session scheduled for the week of spring break). The class is designed for beginning and intermediate-level participants and will focus on techniques for wheel throwing and handbuilding vessels, plates, bowls, cups, vases, and more.
"The eight-week evening workshops offered by the Craft Center really give participants an opportunity to explore the craft medium," said Beth Smith, marketing and program manager at the Craft Center. "The additional contact time with the instructor and opportunity to become familiar with the studio environment truly enhances the experience. Even if you've never touched clay, you'll enjoy learning in a fun and relaxed environment."