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The Art Center is supported under an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Arts Commission for their support.

Workshops offer students of all experience levels opportunities to try new techniques or to expand their command of those that are familiar.   Typically workshops are set-up to concentrate on a very specific set of skills, giving students focused and accelerated instruction.   Early enrollment is recommended.

Call the Center for information, 865-482-1441, about our latest workshop offerings or to pre-register for workshops. If you would like to register for a workshop on-line, EMAIL US at the Art Center. PLEASE read our education policy for information on tuition, deposits, refunds, etc.

Upcoming Workshops
Beginning Stained Glass

Instructor: Rex Redd
Date: Sept. 30th, 9:00 AM to 4 PM
Tuition: $110, $100 members

An introduction to the materials and
techniques of working in stained glass.
You will be introduced to the various
types of glass and how they are made.
Basic design and pattern making will be
covered, then the mystery of cutting
glass will be demystified! You will
assemble your projects using the copper
foil method, a technique mastered by
Louis Comfort Tiffany. Participants
will be introduced to and use glass
cutters, a grinding wheel, soldering
iron, and other tools essential to crafting
stained glass. An emphasis on safety
will be maintained at all times. By the
end of the weekend you will posses the
basic skills to continue exploring the
fascinating world of stained glass!

I Want to Try It!

Instructor: Rex Redd
Date: Oct. 14th & 15th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Tuition: $130, $110 for members
Material Fee: $45

For the person who is interested in and
would like to try their hand at making
art, but has no idea what medium they
would like to work in, this is the class
for which you have been waiting. The
class will consist of at least 4 distinct
material/technique trials. Each phase
will feature a demonstration by the
instructor, some basics of the technique,
and a step-by-step how-to creating a
piece. All materials will be provided
for each medium, so students will be
able to try a method without great
expense or effort to collect all the
materials needed. Once the class is
over, the goal is to have an idea of the
type of material the student would like
to pursue so you will be able to take a
class specifically for that medium.

Dichroic Glass

Instructor: Ruth Prince
Date: Oct 21st
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuition: $65, $60 members
Materials fee: $30

Create dazzling dichroic fused glass for
pendants, earrings, or other jewelry
applications. Learn to cut glass and
layer to create your desired effect.
Pieces will be fired by the instructor for
pickup up at a later date. Material fee
includes glass for pieces to fill a 3"x3"
box. Students may purchase additional
boxes to fill.

Anticlastic Forming

Instructor: Kathy Bradley
Date: Nov. 4th & 5th
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuition: $180, $150 members
Materials fee: $20

This workshop will focus on anticlastic
forming with hammers and stakes. You
will learn to form a flat sheet of metal
into an anticlastic shape. Spiculum
forming will be included in this
workshop. You will learn to use a
swage block, a sinusoidal stake, and
anticlastic forming stakes. There will
be 3 large vises to share, if you have
your own it would be helpful to bring it
with you (avoids some down time
waiting for the shared ones). You will
also learn how to make your own stake
from a piece of wood. You will need a
hammer or two that are specifically
made for this process. Kathy will have
them available for purchase or you can
contact her for what to purchase before


Holiday Card Workshop

Instructor: Dawn Slover
Date: Nov. 10th from 7 PM to 8:30PM AND Nov. 11th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuition: $75, $65 members

Explore the linoleum cut process of
printmaking while making cards for
holiday greetings. Learn the basic
terms and carving techniques of lino
cut, along with inking procedures and
paper variations. A great class to learn
to make multiples for cards or stamps
for other imagery you would like to
reuse. We will use the first evening to
learn a bit about the process and give
each student time to select an idea for
their design. On Saturday, students will
return to carve their blocks and print. A
materials list will be available at
registration. Each should leave with
several cards printed and ready for


Christmas Sampler

Instructor: Nikki Ferrara
Date: TBD

Tuition: TBD

This 4 week class/workshop is just the
thing to get you in the holiday spirit!
There will be 3 projects over the 4
weeks. All materials will be supplied,
just bring yourself and your sense of
fun! This class is cut out for the
beginners or people that just want to
have a little creative holiday time. No
experience in anything necessary.
Projects will include Cookie Cutter
Ornaments in clay, Spool Bracelets
(appropriate for both guys and gals),
and Polish Pendants. Great fun and
friendly way to create handmade gifts
for your friends and family.


Open Studios
We have periodic open studios (no instructor) for jewelry, printing, painting, and drawing. Art Center members are welcome to attend!
For a schedule, see our Art Center Calendar.

The Oak Ridge Art Center is open to the public seven days a week. Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.

Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday: 1-4 p.m.

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