and traditional skills
The Craft program at OA is rooted in the traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. During weekly Craft classes, you’ll have the opportunity to study a variety of creative art forms like blacksmithing, woodworking, and ceramics from local artisans and experts. Additionally, Craft frequently appears around campus outside of formal classes. Whether you’re learning to crochet from your bunkmate or hosting an impromptu a Capella concert during dinner dish crew, Craft will weave itself into your each and every day at OA. So, pick up your guitar, find a pair of knitting needles, or dust off your garden gloves, and get ready to craft!