The Craft Enrichment Program offers affordable community craft classes taught by craft artists with local and regional reputations. 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. 

  • Craft Enrichment classes are open to everyone 16 years old or older. Affiliation with the university is not required.
  • Classes are highly affordable. Materials for class projects are included in most registration fees.
  • Parking passes are included in the registration fee for weekday classes. Free, convenient parking for evening and weekend classes is readily available.

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2023

Class Dates Time Delivery
Exploratory Beginner Pottery
08/23/2023 to 09/13/2023
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
In Person
Advanced Beginning Pottery
09/05/2023 to 10/31/2023
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
In Person
Woodturning - Monday
09/11/2023 to 11/13/2023
Mondays, 5:30-8:00pm
In Person
Introduction to Beekeeping
09/11/2023 to 09/29/2023
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:30-8:30pm
In Person
Adv Pottery / Open Studio
09/11/2023 to 11/13/2023
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
In Person
Woodturning - Wednesday
09/13/2023 to 11/15/2023
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00pm
In Person


Find parking and class locations using the campus interactive map.

Student Materials

Most Craft Enrichment classes include materials to complete the various projects (check the specific class description to verify). Below students can purchase additional materials for the pottery classes (CLAY) or stained glass (GLASS). Participants will show the receipt to their instructor in order to obtain their additional materials.

  • Clay - $20 per 25lb bag 
  • Cone 10 Firing - $45 per firing
  • Glass - $5 per order 

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Craft Sale

The bi-annual Craft Sale will take place on Reading Day of each semester. This event features work from both local artist and recent Craft Enrichment Students and is hosted in the lobby of Katherine Harper Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University. Come by between 8am and 3pm to purchase some fantastic work for yourself or a friend.

  • Winter 2023 - December 6th
  • Spring 2024 - May 2nd


Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until one week before the class begins, whichever comes first. Registration will only be possible after these posted starting dates, even though class dates may be posted earlier.

Fall Session 2023

  • August 16th at noon

Spring Session 2024

  • December 13th at noon

Summer Session 2023

  • May 17th at noon


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Department of Applied Design


"I want to reinforce the need for Craft Enrichment in our community. I personally have met folks I never would have met in our community without CE. From teenagers to folks in their 80's this has proved to be invaluable to many. We are republicans and democrats, we are religious and non-religious, we are young and old, students, faculty and staff. There is a wonderful comradery within CE." - Fall Online course Participant

"I'm so grateful for Craft Enrichment" - Spring In-Person Participant

"I loved this class! We logged on early and left late and had a wonderful time learning! As strange as it was to learn painting without the instructor right there, the video demonstrations worked well." - Summer Online course Participant

"I am a pottery person for YEARS! I miss my peeps but this course will help me develop my imagination for pottery imagery." - Fall Online course Participant

"Thank you offering these classes especially to those not affiliated with the University." - Fall In-Person Participant

"Really thankful to get to take this class and look forward to taking it again next year" - Spring In-Person Participant