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

Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Administrators

November 17-20, 2022

Arrowmont announces its first fall Legacy Program for Appalachian Administrators. 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. (Scroll down to see full Legacy Week information.)

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.

This program begins Thursday evening, and will conclude on Sunday at noon, November 17–20, 2022.

Applications for the fall Legacy Program are open June 1 – September 1, 2022

Maureen Aderman 

Fused Glass Ornaments for all Seasons · Maureen Aderman

Learn about fusing glass in this fun exploration of color and design. We will explore both full and...
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Making Pots Fun · Bill Capshaw

Course descriptions should be engaging, thought provoking and should include techniques that will be covered, materials that will...
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Billy Ray Sims 

Appalachian Market Basket · Billy Ray Sims

Weave the most versatile and often-used traditional basket and learn its rich heritage. Techniques: • Weaving reed and...
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Art Journaling in Old Books · Ashley Mintz

Come explore ways to alter and reuse old books, turning them into works of art by adding some...
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Exploring Traditional and Conemtporary Cherokee Wood Carving · J. Bud Smith

What makes Cherokee wood carving unique from other forms of woodcarving? During this introductory class for beginner and...
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Joel Zachry 

NATURE STUDIES: The Art in Nature · Joel Zachry

This fun-filled weekend session will focus on honing one’s skills of observing and recording nature’s intricacies through art...
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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
invites teachers from Central Appalachia to participate in


July 10–15, 2022

Continuing its service to teachers and to the region, Arrowmont is offering the third workshop week dedicated to Appalachian teachers and Appalachian arts and crafts. Legacy offers teachers 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.

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. 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. This program is not limited to arts teachers – it is open to all K-12 educators teaching any subject. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to also apply.

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 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.

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 Kelly Hider, youth education program manager, at khider@arrowmont.org or call 865.436.5860.

Applications for Summer 2023 are open January 15, 2023 – March 1, 2023

*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 10–15, 2022

Legacy is modeled on Arrowmont’s acclaimed national workshops with modifications to specifically address craft in the classroom and across the curriculum. 2022 Legacy Workshops include:

  • Laura Casas  ·  Pottery
  • Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler  ·  Chair Caning
  • Tina Curry  ·  Ceramic Sculpture
  • Phil Fuentes  ·  Woodturning
  • Anna Johnson  ·  Metals
  • Ashton Ludden  ·  Printmaking
  • John Polly  ·  Woodworking
  • Ann Tilley  ·  Quilting
Laura Casas 

Illustrated Clay: Surface Design Crash Course · Laura Casas

In this workshop students will discover how to apply surface design techniques onto pottery with an emphasis on experimentation and...
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The Woven Chair · Brandy Clements

In this workshop students will immerse themselves in the ancient and global craft of hand-woven chair weaving. From ancient Egypt...
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Tina Curry 

Creative Animal Sculpture · Tina Curry

In this workshop students learn the process of creating clay animal sculptures using basic anatomy and proportions. The clay building...
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Phil Fuentes 

Woodturning With Color And Texture · Phil Fuentes

During this workshop students will learn to turn basic objects such as spinning tops, bowls, and candlesticks, and then apply...
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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 workshop students will learn about flora and fauna of the surrounding Appalachian landscape and express their...
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John Polly 

Natural Beauty Wood Table · John Polly

In this workshop students will use traditional and modern tools to construct a small table with a dovetail drawer and...
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Ann Tilley 

Quiltmaking: A Toe-Warming Art Form · Ann Tilley

Quiltmaking was founded in a need-based, use-what-you-have mentality, but the creativity that it allows to flourish elevates it to more...
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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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