NC School of Arts and Crafts

$2,469 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 41 months
My name is Jamie, I grew up in a very artistic family and have a deep passion for the arts. My goal in life is to build an art school where we can all learn and teach each other life changing skills and knowlege. Im in the Asheville area and trying to put together 3 workshops to start the school off. One Blacksmith shop, one mixed metals shop for silversmithing, copper working, tin smithing and also stained glass. Another shop will be all aspects of woodworking. It's a big project so it will have to start small and slowly build up. I want this school to be as green as possible so the mixed metals shop will be make out of recycled shipping containers. we will use solar energy, composting toilets, etc.  The pottery studio will be a cob workshop. For the woodworking shop we will use any wood we cut down to build these studios. I need to raise funds for these shipping containers, tools and materials to kick off this art school.  Any help at all will be so greatly appretiated. I hope to educate and grow with our amazing community here in North Carolina. Thank you so much! I do have some perks...To everyone who donates, big or small gets to have a plaque with their name on it. All of the plaques will be put up on a designated wall at the school for all who hepled to make it happen. Anyone who donates $100.00  will get a private, one day (4 hour) lesson in medium of choice: Blacksmithing, Silversmithing, Tin Smithing or Stained Glass. All who can donate $500.00 will receive a free, one week class at the school any time after it opens. This will not expire. Thanks again and please share this with everyone you know.
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Today we got our tax exempt status! We can now write you a receipt for your donation to use as a tax deduction for your taxes. If you've already donated and would like a receipt please let me know. Once again any donation big or small is greatly appreciated as we move forward with this big project. Thanks!
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I have an exciting new update. We received a $500.00 donation for the school yesterday. Thank you so so much Michelene!!Woohooo! This brings our total to almost $3000.00 so far. Thanks so much everyone who has helped!
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I have filed the articles of incorporation with the secretary of state, written the bylaws for the school and am completing the tax exempt form 1023 with the IRS. Big doins this week! Fingers crossed!
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Very exciting news! Today North Carolina's school of Traditional Arts and Craft is officially non-profit!!
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Tom Valentine
40 months ago

That is a nice old anvil, is it yours? What is your blacksmithing bckground and what fuel will you use for the forge, coal, gas, charcoal?

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$2,469 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 41 months
Created March 17, 2015
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JM
$24
JustInDean Merritt-Adair
6 months ago

I’m about to help curb a woodfin depart-ment that’s been carving too hard. Keep pounding those anvils they’ll need more than Advil for their spiritual panes.

TS
$50
Ty Smith
33 months ago

20$ is from Shawn Heinle

RF
$150
Ruth Folchman
35 months ago

Best wishes for your journey. And hoping I will still see you on MV!

MW
$25
Metta Weaver
39 months ago

YAY! I'm so excited about this school! What a wonderful project, I can't wait to take classes at this school :)

OM
$50
Olivia Mason
39 months ago

Congrats, Jamie!

$29
Anonymous
39 months ago
CH
$10
Collin Hollihan
40 months ago

Thank you Jamie for putting together something like this. I hope that you are successful in your endeavor and that others will follow your example.

$50
Robert Thompson
40 months ago

I absolutely love what you're doing with this, I'm setting up my own smithy for myself and I think this is just great, people need more opportunities to be exposed to these trades and what they have to offer. I hope I can give a bit more at a later date, i know this is not all that much.

MM
$25
Marie Meyer-Barton
40 months ago

I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that traditional crafts are not lost to future generations. Thank you for sharing your vision Jamie.

Tom Valentine
40 months ago

That is a nice old anvil, is it yours? What is your blacksmithing bckground and what fuel will you use for the forge, coal, gas, charcoal?

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