Everyone deserves the chance to explore their cultural heritage. Crafts are an indispensable source of learning about regional traditions. Berea College’s Craft Education Center and Outreach Program gives schools and communities the opportunity to learn about the traditional craft mediums of broom making, ceramics, weaving, and wood craft. Students from our craft program are the primary leaders for our events. They educate and demonstrate these crafts at our center on campus, at regional arts festivals, and in under-served rural communities.
Our Mission is to provide schools and communities with a personal and at times hands-on experience in Appalachian traditional arts. The program strives to serve the unique needs of each community in our service area by linking school visits and community events to profound learning experiences. The student craftsmen both demonstrate and speak on a variety of topics including: culture, craftsmanship, traditional arts, art theory, and the work of Berea College.
“I am still smiling and amazed about the wonderful blessing that was bestowed on me and my students .”
– Jocelyn Johnson, Art Teacher for Miles Intermediate School in Atlanta, GA