The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts

List of Programs

Ultimate Course Offerings for The Henderson!

Traditional Crafts

  • Basketry
  • Broom Making
  • Carving
  • Clay
  • Leather
  • Metalwork
  • Soap Making
  • Stone, Sculpture
  • Mosaic
  • Pottery

  Unique

  • Blacksmithing
  • Fly Tying/Fishing
  • Genealogy
  • Glass Blowing
  • Stained Glass
  • Leatherwork
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Nature Studies
  • Beekeeping

  Visual Arts

  • Color Theory
  • Drawing
  • Book Arts
  • Figurative Sculpture
  • Letterpress
  • Painting: Acrylic
  • Painting: Oil
  • Painting: Watercolor
  • Painting: Plein Air
  • Papermaking
  • Paper Art
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed Media
  • Surface Design

  Wood Shop

  • Furniture Making
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodturning (Lathe): Practical Bowls
  • Woodturning (Lathe): Bowls as Art
  • Woodturning (Lathe): Other Woodturning
  • Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Woodworking

  Creative Expression

  • Origins Project with Smyth County Schools
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Storytelling
  • Ballad Writing/Singing

    Culinary Arts (off site in certified kitchen facility)

  • Appalachian Cooking: Main Courses, Side Dishes, Desserts
  • Baking
  • Canning/Preserving “putting up”
  • Jam and Jelly Making
  • Gardening
  • Herbs (hunting, digging, growing, using)
  • Herbs: Medicinal/Cooking
  • Appalachian “Chopped”

  Fiber Art

  • Wool Gathering/Dyeing
  • Felt Making
  • Knitting
  • Needle Arts
  • Quilting
  • Rugs
  • Sewing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving

  Jewelry

  • Enameling
  • Beads
  • Crystals and Gems

Lutherie

  • Making a guitar
  • Making a Mandolin
  • Making an Open Back Banjo
  • Making a Traditional Mountain Dulcimer
  • Making a Fiddle

  Music (Playing)

Autoharp

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Basic Autoharp Playing

Banjo

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Tuning
  • Clawhammer
  • Bluegrass Picking
  • Renowned Bluegrass Picker’s Styles
  • Renowned Old time Picker’s Styles

Upright Bass

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Basic Bass Picking
  • Tuning
  • Bluegrass Playing Styles
  • Old Time Playing Styles

Dobro

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Basic Dobro Chording and Picking

Dulcimer

  • Introduction to Instrument
  • Dulcimer Playing
  • Celtic Dulcimer Playing

Fiddle

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Basic fiddle Playing, Bowing, Tuning
  • Bluegrass fiddle
  • Old Time Fiddle

Guitar

  • Introduction to Instrument
  • Tuning
  • Basic Guitar Chording and Picking
  • Advanced Guitar Picking
  • Finger Picking
  • Bluegrass Picking
  • Old time Picking
  • Picking Bluegrass Rhythm
  • Picking Bluegrass Lead

Harmonica 

  • Introduction to Instrument
  • Basic Harmonica Playing
  • Folk Harmonica Playing

 Mandolin

  • Introduction to the Instrument
  • Tuning
  • Basic Mandolin Chording and Picking
  • Bluegrass Picking
  • Old Time Picking

  Seminar Series

  • Song of the Mountain
  • **Leverage Visiting Artists for Unique Seminar Series Events**

Performance

  • Dance: Buck Dance
  • Dance: Clogging
  • Dance: Contra
  • Dance: Flatfoot
  • Dance: Square
  • Folksong
  • Group Picking & Singing: Bluegrass
  • Group Picking & Singing: Old Time Music
  • How to Work Multiple Microphone Setups
  • How to Work Single Microphone Setups
  • Music Career and Business Management
  • Stage Presence and Presentation
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Studio Equipment and Microphones
  • Shape Note Singing
  • Singing: Bluegrass
  • Singing: Bluegrass Harmonizing
  • Old Time Songs/Gospel
  • Theater
  • Using a Computer as Recording and Production Tool
  • Winning Techniques for Festivals and Competitions
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling
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Upcoming Events

Thu 22

Stand Up and Sketch Comedy Workshop

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Organizers: Patrick Ford
276-706-4011
and Derek Poston
Sat 24

Sweet Slow Flow Yoga

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Organizer: Kristi McConnel
Sat 24

Watercolor Class

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Organizer: Catherine Schrenker
276-706-4010
Sat 24

Open Letterpress

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organizer: Catherine Schrenker
276-706-4010
Mon 26

Quilt Guild Meeting

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm