Special Events

Our Educational Event Series consists of free interactive events that take place at the Folk Art Center throughout the year on Saturdays, 10am-4pm. In addition to our educational events, our Holiday Sales (first two weekends in December) and Mini Pop-up Craft Fairs (May and June) take place at the Folk Art Center. Find our Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands in downtown Asheville at Harrah's Cherokee Center-Asheville in July and October.

Event Series Susan Taylor – Basketry Classes

Basketry Workshop: Oui Jar Basket

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

Interested in the craft of basketry? Southern Highland Craft Guild member, Susan Taylor, will be hosting multiple basketry classes in 2024 at the Folk Art Center! Join Susan for a Oui Jar Basket-making class! Tuesday, September 17 10:00am-4:30pm Folk Art Center Boardroom To register, call or text Susan at 828-284-5524 Fee: $95 – includes all…

$95

Event Series Susan Taylor – Basketry Classes

Basketry Workshop: Market Basket

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

Interested in the craft of basketry? Southern Highland Craft Guild member, Susan Taylor, will be hosting multiple basketry classes in 2024 at the Folk Art Center! Join Susan for a Market Basket-making class! Tuesday, October 15 10:00am-4:30pm Folk Art Center Boardroom To register, call or text Susan at 828-284-5524 Fee: $95 – includes all materials,…

$95

Daily Demonstrations

When you visit the Folk Art Center March-December, you'll be greeted in the lobby with craft demonstrations by member artisans of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Crochet Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 11 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Rita de Maintenon will be demonstrating heritage crochet lace techniques, with project samples of the various types, and an extra chair in her booth for curious visitors who might want…

Pottery/Glazing Demo at Moses Cone Manor

July 12 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Moses Cone Manor

John Turner will be demonstrating his innovative glazing techniques, as well as discussing how he fires his wheel-thrown pots in a raku kiln. This demonstration will be held on the…

Bird Carving Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 12 @ 10:00 am - July 13 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

John Dickens will be demonstrating the woodcarving techniques he uses to create his wonderful bird sculptures. He will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue…

Wooden Flute Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 14 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Lee Entrekin will be demonstrating the making and playing of wooden and bamboo Native American-style flutes. Lee will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue…

Polymer Clay Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Irene Semanchuk will be demonstrating various techniques she uses to create color and texture on her polymer clay switch plates and clocks. She will be in the lobby of the…

Pottery Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Potter Mike Lalone will be demonstrating wheel-throwing, and explaining his groovy glazing techniques in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to…

Pottery Demo at Moses Cone Manor

July 19 @ 10:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Moses Cone Manor

Lynn Jenkins will demonstrate wheel-thrown pottery techniques, as well as some of the ways she prepares the surfaces of her pots for firing. This demonstration will be held on the…

Coiled Basket Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 20 @ 10:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Ann Oakes will be demonstrating the techniques she uses to create baskets using rope, various types of yarn, and a lot of planning! She will be in the lobby of…

Basketry Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 22 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Susan Taylor will be demonstrating various basket weaving techniques, as well as discussing the role of baskets in society and throughout history. She will be in the lobby of the…

Quilting/Sun Printing Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 22 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Sandra Rowland will be [hopefully] demonstrating sun-printed fabric outside of the Folk Art Center’s entrance. In the event of rain or a really cloudy day Sandy will be inside demonstrating…

Broom Making Demo at Moses Cone Manor

July 25 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Moses Cone Manor

Peter Werner will be demonstrating traditional Appalachian broom-tying, which is how he creates his whisks, cake testers, and large sweepers. This demonstration will be held on the front porch of…

Wheat Weaving Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Katherine Caldwell will be demonstrating the ancient art of weaving and braiding wheat into beautiful ornamentals for the home. She will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center…

Broom Making Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Second-generation broom maker, Marlow Gates will be demonstrating traditional Appalachian broom-tying in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to watch and…

Pottery Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 30 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Join Ruth Rutkowsky at her debut Folk Art Center demo, and learn the various techniques she uses (such as carving and slip-trailing) to decorate the surfaces of her high-fire stoneware.…

Embroidery Demo at the Folk Art Center

July 30 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Laura Gaskin will be demonstrating how she “paints with stitches” to create her captivating images. She will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge…

Pottery Demo at the Folk Art Center

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Rodney Leftwich will be demonstrating traditional pottery techniques inspired by nineteenth century and early twentieth century styles. He will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the…

Silk Painting Demo at Moses Cone Manor

August 2 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Moses Cone Manor

Joanna White will be talking about the history of silk painting while she demonstrates the craft, using a wax resist for designs, and dyes for color. This demonstration will be…

Tapestry Weaving Demo at the Folk Art Center

August 2 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Sandy Adair will be demonstrating how she creates her large, woven mountain-scapes on an upright tapestry loom. She will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the…

Broom Making Demo at the Folk Art Center

August 5 @ 10:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Peter Werner will be demonstrating traditional Appalachian broom-tying techniques in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 10am-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to watch and…

Quilting/Dyeing Demo at the Folk Art Center

August 6 @ 10:00 am - August 8 @ 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Connie Brown will be demonstrating dyeing cotton fabric with fresh indigo in the mornings (if her indigo is ready to harvest), and hand quilting in the afternoons in the lobby…

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