Hiddenite, NC – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host four Make It- Take It classes on Saturday, November 14th at the Ed Complex. Call now to register for classes at 828-632-6966, just in time for Christmas gift-giving with a personal touch!

Jewelry Collage w/ Jackie Daniel, Instructor – Saturday, November 14th, from 9-12 pm. The cost is $25 for Friends and $28.00 for Non-members. Participants should bring old broken jewelry items or even heirloom jewelry they wish to preserve, one 8×10 frame (no glass) of their choice with stiff board insert, and needle-nose pliers with cutter, or separate side cutter tool. The Finished product will be a unique relief sculptural art piece made from repurposed jewelry and family keepsakes worth more than money could buy.

Fresh Greenery Wreath w/ Allison Houchins, Instructor – Saturday, November 14th from 10-12 pm. The cost is $25 for Friends and $28 for Non-members. Participants should bring hand-sized greenery (shrub) snips and garden gloves. Greenery, wreath forms, floral pins, and ribbon will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring fresh greenery to share as well! The finished product will be a fresh greenery wreath that will last through the holidays or even dry for the next season.

Caned Wooden Footstool w/ Allison Houchins Brenna Pence, Instructors – Saturday, November 14th from 1-3 pm. The cost is $27 for Friends and $30 for Non-members. Participants should bring an old towel, table knife, heavy scissors, and gloves (optional). The wooden stool frame and cane for weaving the seat will be provided. This family heirloom can be passed down to generations to come along with the knowledge of how seats were caned in the early days. The finished product will be a footstool or a seat for a child that can be stained, varnished, or painted later.

Colonial Toolbox w/ Chuck Houchiuns, Instructor. Saturday, November 14th from 1-3 pm. The cost is $25 for Friends and $28 for Non-members. Participants should bring a hammer, an old towel, and gloves(optional). A pre-cut kit for assembly will be provided. Finishing options include plain, wood-burning design, paint, or stain. This versatile original design has many uses besides tools! Repurposed as planters, storage, book racks, and more! Again, another unique Christmas gift made with love.

For additional information, please contact Allison Houchins, Director of Education, at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center at 828-632-6966 or email to allison@hiddenitearts.org.

The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please visit www.hiddenitearts.org, email to info@hiddenitearts.org, follow the Center on it’s FaceBook page www.facebook.com/HiddeniteArtsandHeritageCenter.