Beginning Stained Glass                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Registration for Spring classes begins at noon on December 1.

The 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:

  • 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.

glass being melted with hot torchNew classes for SPRING 2017

  • Craft BBQ with Bill Hedrick
  • Dulcimer Building with Hank Montgomery
  • Functional Felting with Jane Campbell
  • Fly Tying with Jeff Dean

female potter turning a new piece at the wheelClasses returning for SPRING, 2017

  • Advanced Bowl Turning with Phil Armstrong
  • Pottery for All Levels  with Maggie Black, Lucy Hamilton, Bob Meier, Jimmy Savely, and Nate Fields.
  • Glass Fusing and Slumping with Alex Poorman


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

• SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon

• SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

• FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon

Michael and Baben PatricelliRegistration 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 to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

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.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program