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Pocosin Arts brings the studio experience to you for the holidays

This year, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft has been more creative than ever. Pocosin’s regular in-person craft-based classes are now available for at-home learning. The classes also make great gifts. These classes that typically occur in their professional metals, ceramics and wood studios have been on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March. Since then, Pocosin has learned a few surprising facts about at-home learning.

“We have found that some people prefer to learn at home,“ states Michelle Clower, Pocosin’s programs director. “We have heard from many students that video instruction offers an up-close view of demonstrations and that virtual classes are very convenient. Students can turn on their computer, and everyone has a front-row seat. Class recordings allow students to replay anything they would like to see again as many times as they like.”

Adult classes are interactive and include weekly Zoom sessions with materials kits shipped or picked up from Pocosin Arts. Youth programs now include recorded video instruction and materials kits. Classes require no previous experience, are flexible and can be completed at the student’s desired pace.

With the coming holiday season, Pocosin makes gift giving easy. January youth and adult classes make exciting gifts to be enjoyed through weekly classes. Classes purchased as gifts include a certificate to place under the tree or in a stocking.

January classes offered for adults include Found Object Brooches for the jewelry enthusiast, which provides instruction in exploring basic metalworking techniques while incorporating found treasures. For pottery fans, Carolina Face Jugs will be the theme for learning basic ceramic hand-building skills. Youth classes include; Around the World with Art for ages 6-9 and Critters, Containers & Clay for ages 10-18.

To read full class descriptions and for more information, visit www.pocosinarts.org/community-classes or call 252-796-2787.

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