The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts


Welcome to The Henderson!

The mission of The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts is to preserve, promote and provide a learning experience that has its roots in the culture and heritage of our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The Henderson is a non-profit school that offers year-round educational courses, workshops and seminars centered on local and regional Appalachian cultural arts and crafts. These non-credit personal-enrichment programs provide classes for all skill levels and all ages in visual arts, performing arts, heritage and contemporary craft as well as traditional music, song, and dance.
Our programs include instruction in such diverse offerings as the making of stringed instruments (known as Lutherie), woodturning, woodworking, Vintage Letterpress, fiber arts, quilting, pottery, creative writing, genealogy, and beekeeping and much more. The schedule is created seasonally and the course curriculums are evaluated and revised based on interests and need with attention given to the season and the availability of instructors.

Please submit your name and contact information for the workshops and classes you are interested in taking (for ideas click here). When we have enough interest to hold a class, we then contact you with proposed dates and more information regarding the program. If there is not a listing for a program or workshop you are interested in, please let us know and we can do our best to accommodate you and your interests. Stay on top of all our offerings by signing up for our newsletter, which generally comes out every Thursday. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Upcoming Events

Mon 23

Quilt Guild Meeting

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 25

Kiwanis Downtown Meeting

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 26

Stand Up and Sketch Comedy Workshop

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Organizers: Patrick Ford
and Derek Poston
Fri 27

Uncorked! for Mother’s Day

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizer: Catherine Schrenker
Fri 27


April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizer: Catherine Schrenker