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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
Tube Set Earrings

Instructor: Meredith Middleton
Date: Nov. 12th, 9:00 AM to 4 PM
Tuition: $90, $75 members
Material Fee: $35

Learn to tube set stones by making a pair of stud earrings with handmade ear nuts. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools.

Christmas Gift Earrings

Instructor: meredith Middleton
Date: Nov. 11th, 9:00 AM to 4 PM
Tuition: $90, $75 members
Material Fee: $50

This class will focus on creating simple earrings or necklaces perfect for gifting your friends or co-workers for the holidays. Depending on the skills of each individual, students should be able to complete 6 to 8 items

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: Sat. Oct. 28th, Nov. 4th, 11, & 18th
from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tuition: $95, $75 members

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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