The Branson Mill Craft Village is home to amazing artists and crafters who will share their talents with you. At various times the resident artists and vendors of the Mill will hold classes and workshops.  We invite you to check back often for updated class schedules.  Some Branson Mill crafters offer regular classes.  Information regarding regularly scheduled classes is below.



Watercolor Classes

Amy Callaway offers a 3 hour long watercolor class for beginners and intermediate level students. She will teach you various techniques for all subject matters.


Wash techniques – Dry brush techniques – Wet into wet technique – Stretching watercolor paper – Masking fluid techniques – Salt with watercolor

Supplies needed:
  • Watercolor paper
    • Recommended: Arches Watercolor Blocks Cold Pressed, 140 lb. paper 10in X 14in. 20 sheets, already stretched and ready to go for class
  • Watercolor paints
    • Recommended: Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours, tube size 8ml. This is a student grade watercolor paint, great for beginners or the artist that is on a budget.
      • Recommended colors: Prussian Blue, Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Viridian Hue, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Dioxazine Purple
  • Watercolor brushes
    • One stroke wash, size 1″ (flat)
    • Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable (pointed round, #2) – Amy’s favorite brush for detail
    • Round Brush, size 8 (Escoda Peria Toray synthetic short hand)
    • Grumbacher Golden Edge Aquarelle/wash brush, size 1″
  • Watercolor palette
    • Plastic well paint tray (good for beginners
    • Porcelain Palette (more expensive but is sturdy and lasts for years)
  • Paper towels
  • Water bowl container
  • Bag or container to hold your supplies
  • Optional supplies:
    • Masking fluids
      • Recommended: Pebeo Drawing Gum
    • Salt shaker

For more information, call 417-593-9640 or visit


Card Making, Scrapbooking, and 3-Dimensional Gift Classes

Desiree’s Craftroom Classes by Desiree’ Lewis an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Classes Offered:

* Card Making * Technique Class * Fancy Folds Class * 3-D Stars * Curly Paper Wreath *

* Gift Classes (Easter, Mother’s Day, etc.) * Christmas Ornaments Class * Basic Tools for Crafting *

* 12 x 12 Scrapbook Pages * Upcycle Envelope Scrapbook * Upcycle Paper Towel Roll Scrapbook *

* Star Scrapbook Album * 6 x 6 Foldout Scrapbook * Explosion Scrapbook * Big Shot Class *

For class information, call 319-331-5044


Scroll Saw Classes

Mr. M’s Workshop in Branson by Gaylen Montgomery:

“I learned the art of scroll saw from the master wood cutter, Jim Adam, at the “Silver Dollar City Toy Shop” near Branson in 1991. I enjoy the teaching aspect of woodworking because I believe we should share what skills we may have so that others may enjoy it as well. I was a school teacher for 36 years. After retirement, I worked at Sears where I demonstrated scroll saws in the store and at home shows for 10 years. I have been teaching in Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa since 2009. I am honored to share my love for the craftsmanship of creative woodworking here to Branson.” – Gaylen Montgomery

Learn about the scroll saw:
1.Seven (7) Cutting Techniques that make your work look great.
2.Blades: types, selection and use.
3.Saw speeds and wood selection.
4.Bevel cutting, Stack cutting, thin wall cutting, detail cutting, portrait cutting, name cutting , and other tips and tricks for smooth, and clean looking results.

All Levels of Scroll Saw workshops beginning – intermediate – advance
To register go online or call 402-659-7652