Pottery classThe Craft Enrichment Program offers affordable community craft classes taught by craft artists with local and regional reputations. Most classes are held on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Whether you are a novice or an advanced student, our small, lively classes provide professional-level equipment and individual attention from instructors who are committed both as teachers and craft artists. Come and discover your artistic signature.

Fast Facts

  • Registration for SPRING classes begins at noon on December 1.
  • Craft Enrichment classes are open to everyone. Affiliation with the university is not required.
  • Fused glassClasses are highly affordable.
  • Parking passes are included in the registration fee for weekday classes. Free, convenient parking for evening and weekend classes is readily available.
  • Materials for class projects are included in most registration fees.
  • Participants in Craft Enrichment classes must be 16 years old or older.

New classes for FALL 2015

  • Watercolor Doors and Windows with JoAnn Pippin    
  • Introduction to Arduino with Jeff Church         
  • Introduction to Woodworking Techniques with Casey Gloster  
  • Adventures in Acrylics with Tara Belk Blow turning class

Classes that weren't offered this Summer but are back for Fall            

  • Beginning Drawing with Marsha Holmes           
  • Advanced Bowl Turning with Phil Armstrong      
  • Introduction to Welding with Steve Ward        
  • Glass Beadmaking with Shannon Boyd    


Registration begins on these dates and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first:

• FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon

• SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon

• SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

Michael and Baben PtricelliRegistration will only be possible after these posted starting dates, even though class dates may be posted earlier. All class information is available on this website.


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PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Kathy Copley, craftenrichment@appstate.edu

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard, reichardef@appstate.edu, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.    ods.appstate.edu

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