Due to safety precautions related to the pandemic, the enrollment capacity for workshops has been lowered for 2021 in order that workshops can continue to take place with safe social distancing. Additionally, many seats were held for deferred students from cancelled 2020 workshops, who were given the opportunity to forward their registration balances from 2020 to 2021. Therefore, you may see many more classes at capacity than in previous years. Thank you for your patience and support of Arrowmont workshops during this uncertain and difficult time. Arrowmont hopes to return to having workshops at full capacity when it is safe to do so. Please see our COVID-19 Policy for any updates on campus safety measures and workshop precautions.

Arrowmont’s most important consideration with respect to every decision we make regarding future programming is the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff.  Because of the continued uncertainty and health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our early Weekend Workshop session, scheduled April 8 – 11, 2021.

Our summer season is still scheduled to begin May 30, 2021. We remain hopeful that the situation will improve in the coming months, and we remain optimistic that the remainder of our 2021 Workshop season will resume uninterrupted.

We will continue to update everyone as the 2021 unfolds. Please contact us at 865-436-5860, info@arrowmont.org, with any questions. Thank you and be safe.

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. The Policy covers masks, social distancing, student travel, and general safety guidelines outlined by the CDC. Click here to view and download the detailed Policy.


Arrowmont’s workshops are designed to provide creative opportunities for anyone who wants to learn new skills and be energized and inspired. Weekend, one-week and two-week sessions offer a concentrated experience of working in a professionally equipped studio with dedicated and talented instructors and other students. Students of varied experience levels, ages, and backgrounds work side-by-side, exchanging ideas and techniques. Workshops are open to students 18 years old or older, at all skill levels unless indicated otherwise in the course description. Instructors are national and international practicing studio artists and faculty at colleges and universities. Workshops are small, generally 10-12 students of varying experience and age but with a common goal of working hard, learning new skills and being creative.

Students should be aware that in many workshops they may be working with tools and equipment which, if improperly or carelessly used, can cause injury. All workshops will include a safety review to inform students about proper use of tools and equipment in the studio. By registering for a workshop, students assume the risk of working with the tools, equipment, and materials provided by Arrowmont, and neither the instructor, the School nor its employees will be responsible for injuries received by students as a result of the improper or careless use of those tools and equipment.

Read about how you can get college credit for some of our workshops.


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