Enriching lives through art and craft

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites
Teachers and Administrators from Central Appalachia to Participate in

Arrowmont Legacy Programs

Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers:
Summer Workshop Week: July 14–19, 2024.

Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Administrators:
Fall Workshop Weekend: November 14–17, 2024.

Twice a year, Legacy workshops offer educators and administrators the opportunity to learn in Arrowmont’s creative environment with the support of full scholarships including tuition, lodging, meals, and a completion stipend to K-12 educators from any discipline during the summer and arts administrators and support staff to K-12 in the fall.

Legacy provides information and skills building in traditional arts, crafts, and culture and teaches how traditional craft relates to, and may be used to enhance teaching other subjects. Educators may choose from workshops in a wide range of media. The sessions are designed so that students have time to interact, share ideas, and build a supportive network. Additional evening programming and demonstrations are scheduled during the session so that participants are able to learn about Appalachian arts and infusing it into their classroom or organization.

The Campus

Located on 13-wooded acres in downtown Gatlinburg, the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Arrowmont is an oasis. Once on campus, participants will be treated to the Arrowmont experience with needs anticipated and met, including housing and excellent meals prepared by our talented chef and kitchen staff. Special dietary and mobility needs are accommodated. * An immersive experience, Legacy is an opportunity for teachers to learn a new craft, enhance teaching skills, and have time to re-charge, grow and reflect.

How to Apply

Legacy serves arts educators and administrators in the counties listed below. There are two Legacy programs. The Legacy Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers program is not limited to arts teachers — it is open to all K-12 educators teaching any subject. The Legacy Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Administrators program in the fall is not limited to K-12 Administrators — it is open to all arts administrators, support staff and organizations. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to also apply.

Applications for Summer 2024 are open January 19, 2024 – March 1, 2024
Applications for Fall are open July 1, 2024 – September 1, 2024

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Buglio, Director of Local and Regional programs at: rbuglio@arrowmont.org or call 865-436-5860 x38.

*If you have a food allergy or special dietary requirement, please inform our dining staff. While we make every effort to prevent cross-contamination in our kitchen, we cannot guarantee that any dish is 100% free of gluten or other allergens. That being said, we take extra precautions with known allergies and do our best to accommodate special diets whenever possible. We will strive to provide you with the information necessary to make an informed dining decision.

Workshops for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers

July 14–19, 2024

Applications for Summer Legacy Week are open January 19, 2024 – March 1, 2024

How to Apply

To apply, go to arrowmont.slideroom.com and upload a one-to-two-page letter of interest describing why you want to participate in Legacy. In additional to the letter, there will be a questionnaire in the application asking for contact information, name of the school where you teach, the county where the school is located, subject/discipline/grade you teach, and your first, second, third workshop choices.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Buglio, Director of Local and Regional programs at: rbuglio@arrowmont.org or call 865-436-5860 x38.

Summer Legacy Week Workshops

The summer Legacy program is modeled on Arrowmont’s acclaimed week-long national workshops with modifications to specifically address craft in the classroom and across the curriculum. The 2024 Legacy Workshops include:

  • Kim Winkle  ·  Woodturning
  • Abigail Heuss ·  Metals
  • Moe Aderman  ·  Glass
  • Louise Nuttle  ·  Weaving
  • Donna Woodley  ·  Painting
  • Zeke Leonard  ·  Woodworking
  • Bobby Scroggins  ·  Sculpture
  • Kyle Carpenter  ·  Clay
Kimberly Winkle 

Woodturning FUNdamentals and More! · Kimberly Winkle

An introduction to a variety of woodturning techniques through completion of a variety of projects along with surface embellishment.
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Abigail Heuss 

Souvenir- An Introduction to Metalsmithing · Abigail Heuss

In this introduction to jewelry and metal work, students will create their own souvenirs utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, riveting, and soldering.
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Maureen Aderman 

Fused Glass – Ornaments for all seasons · Maureen (Moe) Aderman

Learn about fusing glass in this fun exploration of colorful ornaments.
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Louise Nuttle 

Four-Shaft Fundamentals: An Introduction to Traditional Handweaving · Louise Nuttle

Explore how color and texture come together in the making of handwoven cloth using a variety of materials and traditional weaving techniques.
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Donna Woodley 

Face It-Introduction to Painting Faces in Oils · Donna Woodley

An exploration in painting representational faces using oil paints.
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Playing (With) Trash: Building a Ukulele from Scratch · Zeke Leonard

Learn the techniques needed to build a musical instrument from scratch.
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Bobby Scroggins 

Direct Hollow Core Figurative Clay Sculpture · Bobby Scroggins

You will experience a method of clay sculpting which allows for completion and firing of flawless pieces within a short period of time.
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Kyle Carpenter 

Laying down the Layers · Kyle Carpenter

A workshop on developing depth of surface on clay.
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Talcon Quinn 

Natural Leather Working · Talcon Quinn

Learn to draft patterns and sew with natural buckskin suede, while learning how leather is made.
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Workshops For Legacy: Appalachian Arts For Appalachian Administrators

November 14–17, 2024

Applications for the fall Legacy Program are open June 1 – September 1, 2024

Arrowmont offers a second Legacy Program for Appalachian Administrators each fall. Similar to the summer Legacy Program, this weekend workshop offers arts administrators and K-12 support staff the opportunity to learn in Arrowmont’s creative environment with the support of full scholarships including tuition, lodging, meals, and a completion stipend.

This program is dedicated to administrative, guidance, and K-12 educational support staff such as principals, office workers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, teaching assistants, and librarians, as well as non-profit arts administrators.

The fall program begins Thursday evening, and will conclude on Sunday at noon, NOVEMBER 14–17, 2024.

  • Rudy Lopez  ·  Woodturning
  • Gayle Haynie  ·  Glass
  • Gleidymar Rivera  ·  Clay
  • Nastassja E. Swift  ·  Fibers
  • Jessie Van der Laan  ·  Printmaking
  • Elizabeth Walton  ·  Jewelry making/Metals
Elizabeth Walton 

Sketching with Wire · Elizabeth Walton

Let loose and sketch in three dimensions using wire to complete a finished piece of jewelry or small object.
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Gleidymar Rivera 

Color and Form: exploring surface treatment on thrown vessels · Gleidymar Rivera

Explore new methods of surface decorations on your thrown forms.
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Nastassja Swift 

Felted Family Memories: The Art of Wet and Dry Felting · Nastassja E. Swift

Do you remember the time? Explore the magic of recreating your fondest family memories with wool.
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Rudy Lopez 

Woodturning Fundamentals · Rudy Lopez

Spend a few days exploring the engaging world of woodturning.
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Jessie Van der Laan 

Shadow and Shape: An Introduction to Monotype · Jessie Van der Laan

Create multi-layered monotypes using simple stencils and relief techniques.
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Gayle Haynie 

“Holiday Memories” in Fused Glass · Gayle Haynie

An exploration of the variety of effects that can be accomplished with the right colors and compositions with fused glass.
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Eligible Counties

Kentucky: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Davie, Forsyth, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.

Ohio: Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington.

Tennessee: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carter, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, De Kalb, Fentress, Franklin, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Loudon, McMinn, Macon, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, and White.

Virginia: Alleghany, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

West Virginia: All counties: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming.

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