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


July 12–18, 2020

Continuing its service to teachers and to the region, Arrowmont is offering its 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 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. Nine 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 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 or call 865.436.5860.

Applications open from January 1, 2020 – April 1, 2020

Workshops for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers

July 12–18, 2020

Alice Ballard 

Finding Your Form Through Nature ・ Alice Ballard

This workshop focuses on hand-building utilizing a variety of methods. Using nature and the beautiful environment of Arrowmont as inspiration,...
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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 

Chair Seat Weaving ・ Brandy Clements

Warning: you might become a chair nerd. Immerse yourself in the ancient and global craft of chair seat weaving. From...
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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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Beth Ireland 

Making Sculptural Stringed Instruments ・ Beth Ireland and Keunho Peter Park

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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Kim Mirus 

Adventures in Weaving ・ Kim Mirus

Discover how to weave your own unique pieces of fabric! We will explore floor looms, warps, wefts, and woven structures....
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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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