- ARROWMONT · SCHOOL OF ARTS & CRAFTS · 556 Parkway · Gatlinburg, TN 37738
- PHONE: 865.436.5860 · FAX: 865.430.4101
- SITE BY: Robin Easter Design
Workshops at Arrowmont
Arrowmont’s workshops are designed to provide creative opportunities for anyone who wants to learn new skills and be energized and inspired. Weekend, one-week and two-week sessions offer a concentrated experience of working in a professionally equipped studio with dedicated and talented instructors and other students. Students of varied experience levels, ages, and backgrounds work side-by-side, exchanging ideas and techniques. The power of focused time together results in new thinking and artistic growth for all. Workshops are open to students 18 years old or older, at all skill levels unless indicated otherwise in the course description. Instructors are national and international practicing studio artists and faculty at colleges and universities. Workshops are small, generally 10-12 students of varying experience and age but with a common goal of working hard, learning new skills and being creative.
Students should be aware that in many workshops they may be working with tools and equipment which, if improperly or carelessly used, can cause injury. All workshops will include a safety review to inform students about proper use of tools and equipment in the studio. By registering for a workshop, students assume the risk of working with the tools, equipment, and materials provided by Arrowmont, and neither the instructor, the School nor its employees will be responsible for injuries received by students as a result of the improper or careless use of those tools and equipment.
People enroll at Arrowmont to be immersed in art away from the pressures and responsibilities of daily life. Partnered with exceptional faculty and quality instruction, the housing, meals, evening programs, and access to well-equipped studios provide an environment for stimulation and inspiration. Students may choose never to leave campus during the workshop session. However, if an outing is desired, Gatlinburg is just down the driveway. Located on a 14-acre wooded hillside in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee at the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Arrowmont offers both a secluded retreat experience and a busy tourist center.
A typical one-week workshop session begins on Sunday with check-in between 10:00 am and 6:00 p.m. Classes begin at 7:30 p.m. following dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a Welcome & Orientation Program at 6:30 p.m. Classes continue Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and studios are generally open until 1:00 a.m. for students who wish to continue to work. Studio clean-up is Friday afternoon with departure on Saturday morning. Two-week classes follow the same general schedule but students may work in the studios through the weekend in between weeks of instruction. Weekend classes begin on Thursday evening and continue through Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Arrowmont studios and housing facilities are accessible on a campus that is considered moderate mountain terrain. A gradual walk up a short hill to most facilities is necessary. If special housing or other requirements are needed, please discuss this with the registrar at the time of registration so we can best accommodate these needs.
THE MARIAN G. HEARD RESOURCE CENTER houses an extensive collection of books and periodicals available to use on-site. Four iMacs and one PC computer enable instructors and students to access the Internet for additional research and to print from a connected black & white and color copier. Most of the campus is wireless for those who bring a laptop.
Shuttle Service is available from Knoxville McGhee-Tyson Airport. Call Rocky Top Tours (877-315-8687 and ask for Linda Hall) to make reservations for arrival and departure at least two weeks in advance.
Open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call for Holiday and Weekend hours.