October 28, 2017

On Saturday, November 11th, from 10:00am-1:30pm, basket maker Barbara Sadler will be teaching a workshop on how to make this Cherokee wheel basket in Christmas colors. No experience is necessary. The cost is $50 per person. Please call Appalachian Arts Center at 276-596-9188, to register and hold your place with a credit card, or stop in during regular business hours: Tuesday- Friday: 12-6pm, and Saturday: 10am-6pm. This workshop is limited to 18 participants. Please bring the following to class: a gallon bucket, spray bottle, scissors, and an old towel.

October 28, 2017

On Saturday, November 11th, from 2:00-4:30pm, basket maker Barbara Sadler will be teaching a workshop on how to make this sweet snowman hanging basket. No experience is necessary. While geared toward adults, well behaved children with a parent helper are welcome! The cost is $45 per person. Call Appalachian Arts Center at 276-596-9188 to register and hold your place with a credit card, or stop in during regular business hours: Tuesday- Friday: 12-6pm, and Saturday: 10am-6pm. This workshop is limited to 18 participants. Please bring the following to class: a gallon bucket, spray bottle, scissors, and an old towel.

October 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00pm, Appalachian Arts Center will offer community members a way to celebrate the autumn season through creative expression. Certified Zentangle instructor Kat Van Rooyen, who received her certification from the method's founders,  will lead participants in the creation of a Zentangle inspired fall leaf. This workshop is appropriate for beginners and for those looking for a way to make drawings or paintings, but not sure where to start. 

Zentangle is an easy -to -learn, relaxing, and fun way to make art by drawing deliberate strokes, which build upon each other to form structured patterns. Many find the practice meditative. This class will provide the beginner with a background in the history of the art form, introduce them to the basic steps of the method and expose them to associated vocabulary and tools used. Each participant will learn 4 basic Zentangle patterns and will then draw these patterns within a fall leaf template painted in aut...

October 1, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00pm, Appalachian Arts Center will host poet Jesse Graves for a public reading of his works, as part of the Rodd Altizer Poet-in-Residence program, sponsored by Southwest Virginia Community College. Books will be for sale and available for Graves to autograph following his reading, and during the reception.

Jesse Graves published his first collection of poetry, Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine, with Texas Review Press. The book won the 2011 Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College, Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association, and the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing.

His second collection of poems, Basin Ghosts, won the 2014 Weatherford Award in Poetry, making him the first poet to win the award more than once, and the only writer to win for each of his or her first two published books. His third full-length collection of poems, Specter Mountain, is under contract to Mercer University Press...

      

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