Enriching lives through art and craft

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


July 11–16, 2021

Continuing its service to teachers and to the region, Arrowmont is offering the second 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 provides information and skills building in traditional arts, crafts, and culture and teaches how traditional craft relates to, and may be used to enhance the subjects taught. Seven workshops are offered in a range of media. Educators may choose which workshops they have interest in. The week has been designed so that teachers have time to interact, share ideas, and build a supportive network. The week offers additional evening programming and demonstrations so that participants are able to learn about Appalachian arts and infusing it into their classroom.

If your school is located in one of the counties listed below, we encourage you to apply for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers. We encourage you to invite 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 have time to re-charge, grow and reflect.

Located on 13-wooded acres in downtown Gatlinburg, 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 his 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 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, whether others from your school have applied, and your first, second, third 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 early January, 2021 – April 1, 2021

Clay Burnette 

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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Brandy Clements 


Students will discover the ancient and global craft of chair caning. From ancient Egypt and China to rural Appalachia, the...
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Mark Hendry 

Exploring The Art of Broom Making ・ Mark Hendry

Learn the Traditional Appalachian Art of making brooms from the ground up, as you prep broomcorn, learn about harvesting &...
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HOW TO MAKE A DULCIMER GUITAR ・ Keunho Peter Park with Beth Ireland

Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking techniques, or a woodworker who would like to learn the...
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Anna Johnson 

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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Ashton Ludden 

Impressions of Appalachia: Flora & Fauna through Printmaking ・ Ashton Ludden

In this beginner’s printmaking class, participants will learn about flora and fauna of the surrounding Appalachian landscape and express this...
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Aaron McIntosh 

Embedded Appalachia in Quilted Pattern ・ Aaron McIntosh

Quiltmaking and quilt patterns are full of history, narrative and secrets. Looking to the quilt medium as an exchange-place for...
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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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