NEWS FROM THE CENTER
Happy New Year! We are so excited about the new programming, instructors and exhibits we are introducing in 2015. Betsy Stark and Diann Lewis Bishop are two of our new instructors who will be joining us here at the craft center. Betsy is a seasoned teacher/ artist who will be sharing her knowledge on the simple yet eye catching ways to design handmade cards perfect for any occasion. Rubber stamps, decorative paper, heavy card stock and elegant envelopes make these cards beautiful and unique. Also joining us is internationally recognized artist Diann Lewis Bishop, who has taught over twenty years. Diann excels in many art forms, however specializes in under painting like the Dutch Masters. Diann will offer both day and evening classes in a variety of different medias ranging from pastels, to color wheel theory, and various painting techniques.
The upcoming exhibits are also something we are anxious to share. In January, a collaboration of various adult students along with their instructor, Betty Fortenberry, will be gracing our walls. This group of individuals have been painting with Betty and fine tuning their skills for years. They now look forward to sharing their finished treasures with the public. Also on exhibit this spring is Diann Lewis Bishop. Diann will be our featured artist from April-June. Her work is owned by exhibited both locally and nationally. This exhibit features traditional watercolors, oils and pastels. Diann's layering techniques and use of glazes adds dimension and movement that is a treat to admire!
As the new year begins, set apart time just for yourself! Learn a new art form, take a dance class, learn a new language or relax and unwind in one of our yoga classes offered throughout the week. It's never to late to learn something new and experience the joy of creating, in a whole new way.
Hope to see you!
Cathy Maples, Director
Cathy Maples, Director
Elise Murphy, Art Specialist
Cara Valentine, Office Manager
Jackie Mirzadeh, Pottery
Anna Gundlach, Sculpture
Susie Holt, Watercolor & Drawing
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oils
L’Jon Papillon, Stained Glass
Susan Arbital, Food Preparation
Nancy Roberson, Fiber & Basketry
Diann Lewis-Bishop, acrylic and Oil Painting
Clay Thurston, Photography
Leslie Wagner, Fitness & French
Leslie Wagoner, Pre-Ballet
Julie Haden, Reading Enrichment
Cathryn Chipley, Belly Dancing
Sandy Larson, Dance/Fitness
HOW TO REGISTER
Call the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center
at 865-523-1401. Registration
may be made
by phone or in person at the craft center. Payments are
due at the time of registration or within five working days if registering
by phone. Please note that no student's space will be held without
full payment of all class fees. Cash or checks are accepted, no credit
We reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment.
Fees are 100% refundable if the class is canceled by Knoxville Arts
and Fine Crafts Center, or if a student drops a course ten days prior
to the class beginning. No refunds are given after that time.
ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Call us to schedule your next unique birthday party. We will provide
the decorations, balloons, personalized birthday banner and craft
of your choice. You bring the refreshments and we do the rest. Call
several weeks in advance to schedule.
Scout leaders call us to schedule your badge workshop. We provide
everything your students will need to obtain their next badge. Sit
back relax and enjoy watching your troop as we educate in a fun way
at the craft center.
Birthday parties, small groups, going away parties, church or office
get togethers are always more fun at the craft center. Following breakfast
or dinner, stop by for a private class. We feature classes in sculpture
with clay, tile making, adult jewelry workshops and more! We plan
the class around your schedule, allowing for a unique time with special
friends. Call early to book your private party.
Dance and Fitness Parties
For a fun and uniquely different party join us at the craft center. We offer one-hour private parties in ballet, jazz, creative movement, belly dancing, yoga, or our new “body grooves” dance classes. Gentle yoga is also available complete with aromatherapy candles and soothing sounds. Call several weeks in advanced to book your group function or party.