About Us - The Craft Center: Craft Classes for All Levels
The Craft Center is located in the League's headquarters in the SMILE!
building, at 49 South Main Street, Suite 100, in downtown Concord, NH.
Classes, demonstrations, and workshops will help you fulfill your dreams or
experience new adventures. Whether you want to explore a craft you haven't
tried, take your skills to the next level or hone your expertise, The Craft
Center offers craft classes for all ages and skill levels.
- Fiber art classes
- Jewelry classes
- Pottery classes
- Glass classes
- Printmaking classes
- Wood classes
- Metal classes
- Mixed media classes
- Polymer clay classes
- Basket weaving classes
- Watercolor classes
- Zentangle® classes
The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum contains craft from the League's
early years to the present. It offers you fascinating insights into the
evolution of fine craft. Containing more than 300 items, it includes pieces
made by some of the world's renowned craftspeople including Otto and Vivika
Heino and Edwin and Mary Scheier.
The Gallery has four themed exhibitions each year showcasing work of juried
craftspeople. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and
Saturdays during exhibitions, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Library has a collection of more than 2,000 craft books and periodicals.
The archived history of the League is genuine treasure-trove of material
relating to craft and the League dating back to the mid-1920s. In addition to
important information about the League's history, it includes more than 4,000
photographs, slides, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. Thanks to Cultural
Conservation Grants (from the Moose Plate program) awarded by the NH State
Council on the Arts, the League was able to create an archive system to
preserve these documents and memorabilia. All of the furniture and light
fixtures are handmade by our craftspeople.
The League rents The Gallery, multi-purpose room and classrooms for private
and public events. All rental proceeds support the League's education