Workshops & Rooms Filling Quickly At Grove Park Inn

For those of you who will be arriving at the Grove Park Inn the Thursday before the 29th National Arts & Crafts Conference February 19th-21st, you still have the opportunity to practice what we preach: the Arts and Crafts philosophy of Head, Heart and Hand.

The Grove Park Inn National Arts & Crafts Conference always strives to provide you with all three: seminars to get you thinking, great pieces in our Antiques & Contemporary Craftsfirms show to get your heart beat racing, and workshops to keep your hands busy.

Like our daily Small Group Discussions, we purposely limit the number of people in each Pre-Conference Workshop so that you are sure to have an exciting, personal learning experience and to get a great deal of the instructor’s attention. The workshops have proven to be so popular that we repeat some each year, as well as add new classes as space permits.

Frank Glapa’s Coppersmithing class is in its fourth year, and only has a couple remaining spots open. For those of you who yearn to lift a coppersmithing hammer and brush up on your repousse skills and other coppersmithing techniques, give us a call. ($190)

Got a Landscaping problem in your yard? Twelve of you will have the opportunity to sit down on Thursday afternoon OR Friday morning with television star, seminar speaker and author Paul Duchscherer (Outside the Bungalow), who will study the photographs and layout you bring of your yard challenge, and will help you come up with a solution sensitive to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Go ahead and call us to reserve your spot! ($90)

Needing to liven up your home full of brown furniture? Look no further than Amy Miller’s Stenciling workshop on Thursday afternoon OR Friday morning! Stenciling is a wonderful way to add a refreshing pop of color to any room and we have one of the best in the business to show you proper stenciling techniques for your Arts and Crafts inspired home. ($90) Be sure to check out this week’s feature article on Amy Miller in our In The News column!

Those with nimble fingers who appreciate the texture and decoration of Arts and Crafts linens should consider taking Ann Chaves’ Basic Textile Embroidery workshop on Friday. Ann is comfortable working with students at every skill level, from the complete novice to the experienced seamstress. ($130)

Printmaker and artist Laura Wilder is returning this year with a two-session Printmaking class. On Thursday afternoon you will carve your linoleum block using one of her designs and print the first color of your notecard. You will return on Friday morning to print the second color on your cards. Just like the other classes, Laura will provide all the materials you need. Hurry and call to reserve your spot today as there are only a few spots left. ($190)

And Roycroft Master Artisan Ron VanOstrand is back again for an exciting look into the world of Arts and Crafts Jewelry Making. Learn proper technique and craft your own piece of jewelry in this wonderful Friday morning workshop. Hurry, only a few spots are left! ($90)

Also, as of today, rooms for the special Arts and Crafts Weekend Package (room, breakfasts and seminar passes for two nights, two people ($764); two nights, one person ($545) are still available. For reservations, call (828) 252-2711.

For complete information on the Pre-Conference Workshops, go to or call Bruce Johnson’s office at (828) 628-1915.