Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
invites teachers from Central Appalachia to participate in


July 14-20, 2019

Continuing its service to teachers and to the region, Arrowmont is offering its first workshop week dedicated to Appalachian teachers and Appalachian arts and crafts. Legacy offers teachers the opportunity to learn in Arrowmont’s supportive environment. Legacy offers full scholarships including tuition, lodging, meals and a completion stipend to K-12 educators from any discipline.

Legacy will provide information and skills building in traditional arts, crafts, and culture and how traditional craft relates to and may be used to enhance their subject. Eight workshops will be offered in a range of media. Educators will be able to choose which of the workshops they are interested in for placement. The week has been designed so that teachers have time to interact, share ideas, and build a supportive network. The week offers general sessions led by noted educators who will discuss infusing arts and crafts across the curriculum.

If your school is located in one of the counties listed below, we encourage you to apply for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers. And we encourage you ask your colleagues to also apply. This program is not limited to arts teachers. It is open to all K-12 educators teaching any subject.

Legacy is modeled on Arrowmont’s acclaimed national workshops with modifications to specifically address craft in the classroom and across the curriculum. An immersive experience, Legacy is an opportunity for teachers to learn a new craft, enhance teaching skills, and time to re-charge, grow, and reflect.

Located on 13 wooded acres in downtown Gatlinburg at the gateway to the 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 her staff. Special dietary and mobility needs are accommodated.

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 addition to the letter, there will be a questionnaire in the application asking for contact information, name of the school in which you teach and the county it is located, subject/discipline you teach, whether others from your school, to your knowledge have applied, and your workshop choices.

If you have difficulty completing the application or need other assistance, please contact Nick DeFord, program director, at ndeford@arrowmont.org or call 865.436.5860.

Applications open from November 15, 2018 – April 1, 2019

Workshops for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers

July 14–20, 2019


Finding Your Form Through Nature ・ Alice Ballard

This workshop will focus on hand-building using a variety of methods. Using nature and the beautiful environment of Arrowmont as...
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Coiled Basketry Using Various Materials ・Clay Burnette

Explore the endless possibilities of coiling by first creating a closed coil basket using rope and yarn, then progress to...
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Natural Dye Tradition and Inspiration ・ Catherine Ellis

This class will introduce participants to the use of natural dyes on wool, silk, and cotton and natural plant-based inks...
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Wind, Warp, Weave: Floor Loom Basic ・ Amanda Thatch

In this workshop we will learn all the skills needed to create cloth on a floor loom. We will discuss...
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The Smoky Mountain Landscape: Observe, Analyze, Create ・ Marcia Goldenstein

This course will explore mixed media techniques utilizing watercolor and collage. Landscape as a subject provides many opportunities for discussions...
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The Art of Broom Making ・ Mark Hendry

Learn the Traditional Appalachian Art of making brooms from the ground up, as you prep broomcorn, finish handles and construct...
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Intro to Woodturning ・ Beth Ireland & Scarlette Rouse

This class is an introduction to the art of woodturning. Students will learn the techniques of spindle, end grain and...
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The Roots of Heirlooms ・ Anna Johnson

Jewelry speaks to our heritage, tells stories, and reminds us of loved ones and significant moments; it moves from one...
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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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