Giving to Craft Enrichment

Craft Enrichment classSince 1999, the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment program has provided learning opportunities that contribute to a vital and vibrant craft community in Boone, Watauga County, and beyond. Individuals whose donations support the Craft Enrichment program believe that traditional and contemporary crafts enhance our lives individually and collectively. Donors also understand that it is through their financial support that we can improve existing Craft Enrichment programs and provide the foundation for new ones.

With your support, we can purchase equipment and materials that will enrich the participants' experience as well as provide the tools and resources needed to establish new classes.

Your tax-deductible gift will greatly benefit our program and the community it serves. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and continued commitment to Craft Enrichment.

If you would like to make a gift, please contact:

Audra Vaz
Executive Director for Development, College of Fine and Applied Arts

Michael Odom
Major Gifts Officer, College of Fine and Applied Arts

Or, make a gift online today!

Clicking on the above link takes you to the Give to Appalachian page. In the "Featured Designations" area, please select "view additional funds by college/area" and then select "Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program" under "College of Fine and Applied Arts." 

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week 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 Jack Chambers 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 Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers 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


Director: Dacia Trethewey

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Jack Chambers

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