Arts & Fine Crafts Center

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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OUR STORY!

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center has been a valuable addition to the Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department's programs for over thirty years. The program has grown to serve thousands of Knoxvillians and citizens in surrounding counties.  Visual Art classes have been offered since the early 1970s when the center began in South Knoxville at the New Prospect Craft Center. Following the 1982 World's Fair, the Craft Center moved into a 4,000 square foot facility in the Candy Factory and was renamed the Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center (KAFCC). KAFCC then moved to the current location on North Broadway in 2006.

The center is now conveniently located 1.5 miles off I-40 in a  building renovated and designed specifically for our needs. The center features a performing arts studio with beautiful hardwood floors, mirrors, and ballet barre. This studio is also used as a gallery space where we exhibit and promote local art. We have a general studio with space to teach exciting classes like Watercolor, painting, drawing and much more. Our state-of-the-art clay space has thirteen electric wheels, 4 kilns, clay extruder, slab roller and hand-building areas for students to work and create. KAFCC also offers outreach and special events for community groups and various badge workshops for the Scouts. Regardless of age or skill level there truly is something for everyone!

For more information on specific classes and to register online, please click here or call 865-523-1401 and we'll send you a copy of our current schedule.
CONTACT INFO

1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-523-1401
Fax: 865-523-1615
Email: ksullivan@knoxvilletn.gov

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DIRECTIONS

From East Knoxville: Take I-40 Westbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left. From West Knoxville: Take I-40 Eastbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn right onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.


KAT BusKAT BUS

Ride the KAT Bus to the Arts & Crafts Center by taking Route 22 to Broadway at Wells Avenue.


HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August Open Studio 
August 1-11
- Mondays - 1:00pm. - 4:00 pm
- Tuesdays - 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Wednesdays 9:00am-5:00pm  
- Thursdays - 1:00pm. - 8:00pm
- Fridays - 9:00am- 1:00pm
- Saturdays - 10:00am - 2:00pm
August 13-18
- Mondays - 1:00pm. - 4:00 pm
- Tuesdays - 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Wednesdays 9:00am-5:00pm  
- Thursdays - 1:00pm. - 8:00pm
- Fridays - 9:00am- 1:00pm
- Saturdays - No Open Studio 
August 20-31
- Mondays - 1:00pm. - 4:00 pm
- Tuesdays - 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Wednesdays 9:00am-5:00pm  
- Thursdays - 2:00pm. - 8:00pm
- Fridays - 9:00am- 1:00pm
- Saturdays - No Open Studio 


STAFF

​Kelly Sullivan, ​Arts Specialist, Sr.
​Heather Hartman Folks​, Arts Specialist
Amanda Humphreys, Studio Assistant


Staff at KAFCCINSTRUCTORS


Eleanor Aldrich, Drawing
Diann Bishop, Underpainting
Alex Bonner, Drawing
Karen Brown, Jewelry
Kelly Coffey, Youth Classes
Betty Fortenberry
, Acrylics & Oils
Annamaria Gundlach, Sculpture
Susie Holt, Watercolor & Drawing
Amanda Humphreys, Pottery
Sandy Larson, Ballet & Belly Dance
Anais Lux, Youth Classes-Pottery
Shelley Mangold, Mixed Media
Cathy Maples, Pottery
Peter Rose, Advanced Pottery
Colleen Thornbrugh, Youth Classes



ON EXHIBIT (Now & coming soon!)

May-June
Alex Bonner

Alex Bonner
July-August
Brandon McBath

Brandon McBath
   
CLASS LISTINGS 

• Fall 2018 Catalog September - October

REGISTER ONLINE
Register for classes
HOW TO REGISTER

You can registerfor classes online Click here to register now, by phone at 865-523-1401 or in person at KAFCC.Payment is due at the time of registration and no later than 5 days prior to the start of class. Please note that no students spot will be held without full payment. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. We cannot prorate sessions.

Effective September 1, 2018, all registrations and payments that are made less than 5 days prior to class (excluding 1 and 2 day classses) will be subject to a late fee.


Adult Classes YogaCANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY


All classes must meet minimum enrollment requirements before they begin. We reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Fees are 100% refundable if the class is cancelled. Students needing to cancel should notify KAFCC as soon as possible. Refunds and credits are given at the discretion of the City of Knoxville.


Youth ClassesBIRTHDAY PARTIES / SPECIAL EVENTS

Whether it's a birthday party or special occasion (graduation, retirement, or a work outing), the Craft Center invites you to join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration for all ages.  We offer personalized art activities based on your interests.  We have plenty of successful ideas to use for inspiration as we plan your fun, hassle-free event!  We provide the art instruction and materials for the activity of your choice.  We decorate, set up activity, clean up, and make sure the event is truly special for you and your friends to enjoy.  Events are $75/hour (2 hour minimum) plus $8.00 per person for materials.  Please call several weeks in advance to reserve a time.


Adults Pottery ClassSCOUT BADGE WORKSHOP

Scout leaders call us to schedule your badge workshop. We provide everything your students will need to obtain their next badge. Sit back relax and enjoy watching your troop as we educate in a fun way at the craft center.


ADULT PARTIES

Birthday parties, small groups, going away parties, church or office get-togethers are always more fun at the craft center. Following breakfast or dinner, stop by for a private class. We feature classes in sculpture with clay, tile making, adult jewelry workshops and more! We plan the class around your schedule, allowing for a unique time with special friends. Call early to book your private party.


DANCE AND FITNESS PARTIES

For a fun and uniquely different party join us at the craft center. We offer one-hour private parties in ballet, jazz,creative movement, belly dancing, yoga, or our new “body grooves” dance classes. Gentle yoga is also available complete with aroma therapy candles and soothing sounds. Call several weeks in advance to book your group function or party.

Youth Classes GIFT CERTIFICATES

Looking for a meaningful gift?  Give your loved one an art experience at the KAFCC with a gift certificate for an art class!  We have classes ranging from all subjects-pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, yoga, dance, and more!  Call to register, pick your desired amount, and we'll send you a certificate via email or you can pick it up in person.