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 18 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.
  • Optional parking passes can be purchased with registration for weekday classes. Convenient parking for evening and weekend classes is readily available.

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2024

Class Dates Time Delivery
Woodturning - Monday
08/26/2024 to 11/11/2024
Mondays, 5:30-8:00pm
In Person
Wheel Throwing Skills Workshop
08/26/2024 to 08/30/2024
MTWRF, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
In Person
Woodturning - Wednesday
08/28/2024 to 10/30/2024
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00pm
In Person
Introduction to Beekeeping
09/09/2024 to 09/27/2024
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:30-8:30pm
In Person
Adv Pottery / Open Studio
09/09/2024 to 11/11/2024
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
In Person
Stained Glass
09/10/2024 to 10/01/2024
Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:00-8:30pm
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 2024 - December 4th
  • Spring 2025 - May 1st


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 2024

  • August 14th at noon

Spring Session 2025

  • December 11th at noon

Summer Session 2025

  • May 14th 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