Enriching lives through art and craft

Community Classes

Community Classes are an opportunity for local residents to take advantage of Arrowmont’s quality art instruction in professionally equipped studios. Classes are fun and a great way to meet new friends in a creative learning environment. Classes are taught by professional working artists and offer a wide selection of media for all ages and ability levels.

Most classes welcome students at all levels however a few require experience or specific skills. Any information regarding required skills will be included in the class description. Community Class workshop materials will be provided and that cost is included in the class fee.

Registration Opens by phone September 29, 2021

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-registered basis. Class size is limited — early registration is recommended. Registration is by phone at 865-436-5860, opening at 8:30 am on September 29, 2021.

Click here for Winter Community Class information

Click here for the Garrett Reece Barnett Scholarship for Community Classes

ARROWMONT COVID-19 POLICY

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policy: Click here to view and download the detailed Policy.


FIND YOUR CLASS:

Scroll down to view the classes by calendar date, or enter in an artist name or subject into the search bar below. Click on the class name and the full class description and instructor bio will appear. Question? Call us at 865-436-5860.

Event Type

december 2021

11dec9:00 amMake A Rolling Pin · Naomi David RussoEvent Type :Holiday Class

11dec9:00 amKinetic Creature Ornament · Vanessa HartmanEvent Type :Holiday Class

11dec9:00 amMetal Stamped Ornaments · Lynn StrakaEvent Type :Holiday Class

11dec9:00 amPaint, Print + Press = Presto! · Kelly SullivanEvent Type :Holiday Class

11dec9:00 amWinter Wonderland Watercolor · Paige BurchellEvent Type :Holiday Class

january 2022

19jan6:00 pmBelt Making Simple · Elizabeth BelzEvent Type :Adult Class

19jan6:00 pmCeramic Platters · Vanessa HartmanEvent Type :Adult Class

19jan6:00 pmTurning Candlesticks · Naomi David RussoEvent Type :Adult Class

19jan6:00 pmIntroduction To Needle Felting · Katherine WagnerEvent Type :Adult Class

22jan9:00 amTreasure Box · Horacio Casillas · Day 1Event Type :Kids Class

22jan9:00 amCreative Painting · Ed Lockett · Day 1Event Type :Kids Class

22jan9:00 amLittle Printshop · Kelly Sullivan · Day 1Event Type :Kids Class

22jan9:00 amObservation And Abstraction In Mixed Media · Lena Schmid · Day 1Event Type :Kids Class

24jan6:00 pmPaper Casting · Horacio Casillas · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

24jan6:00 pmPedestal Side Table · Heather Ashworth · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

24jan6:00 pmTorch-Fired · Vickie J. Bradshaw · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

24jan6:00 pmWood + Fiber · Kyle Cottier · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

24jan6:00 pmThrowing Tune Up · Buie Hancock · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

25jan6:00 pmPedestal Side Table · Heather Ashworth · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

25jan6:00 pmThrowing Tune Up · Buie Hancock · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

25jan6:00 pmWood + Fiber · Kyle Cottier · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

25jan6:00 pmTorch-Fired · Vickie J. Bradshaw · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

25jan6:00 pmPaper Casting · Horacio Casillas · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

26jan6:00 pmPaper Casting · Horacio Casillas · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

26jan6:00 pmTorch-Fired · Vickie J. Bradshaw · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

26jan6:00 pmWood + Fiber · Kyle Cottier · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

26jan6:00 pmThrowing Tune Up · Buie Hancock · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

26jan6:00 pmPedestal Side Table · Heather Ashworth · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

29jan9:00 amLittle Printshop · Kelly Sullivan · Day 2Event Type :Kids Class

29jan9:00 amTreasure Box · Horacio Casillas · Day 2Event Type :Kids Class

29jan9:00 amObservation And Abstraction In Mixed Media · Lena Schmid · Day 2Event Type :Kids Class

29jan9:00 amCreative Painting · Ed Lockett · Day 2Event Type :Kids Class

february 2022

05feb9:00 amLittle Printshop · Kelly Sullivan · Day 3Event Type :Kids Class

05feb9:00 amCreative Painting · Ed Lockett · Day 3Event Type :Kids Class

05feb9:00 amTreasure Box · Horacio Casillas · Day 3Event Type :Kids Class

05feb9:00 amObservation And Abstraction In Mixed Media · Lena Schmid · Day 3Event Type :Kids Class

07feb6:00 pmIntentional Photo Albums · Kelsey Dillow · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

07feb6:00 pmReliquary · Bilingual English & Spanish · Horacio Casillas · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

07feb6:00 pmIntroduction To Hand Painting On Silk · Lena Schmid · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

07feb6:00 pmGetting A Handle On Things · Michael France · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

08feb6:00 pmGetting A Handle On Things · Michael France · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

08feb6:00 pmIntroduction To Hand Painting On Silk · Lena Schmid · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

08feb6:00 pmIntentional Photo Albums · Kelsey Dillow · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

08feb6:00 pmReliquary · Bilingual English & Spanish · Horacio Casillas · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

09feb6:00 pmGetting A Handle On Things · Michael France · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

09feb6:00 pmReliquary · Bilingual English & Spanish · Horacio Casillas · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

09feb6:00 pmIntroduction To Hand Painting On Silk · Lena Schmid · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

09feb6:00 pmIntentional Photo Albums · Kelsey Dillow · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

12feb9:00 amEncaustic Collage! · Kelly SullivanEvent Type :Adult Class

12feb9:00 amKeep ’em Sharp · Michael FranceEvent Type :Adult Class

12feb9:00 amClay Box Construction · Horacio CasillasEvent Type :Adult Class

12feb9:00 amBeginning Mig Welding For Women · Elizabeth BelzEvent Type :Adult Class

16feb6:00 pmVirtual EventSimple Cut Paper Collage · Virtual · Kelly SullivanEvent Type :Adult Class

16feb6:00 pmVirtual EventCustom Cookie Cutters · Virtual · Elizabeth BelzEvent Type :Adult Class

18feb6:00 pmHand-Stitching: Fabric Scrap Collage · Kelly SullivanEvent Type :Adult Class

18feb6:00 pmLarge Riveted Bead Class · Lynn StrakaEvent Type :Adult Class

18feb6:00 pmCold Connections · Vickie J. BradshawEvent Type :Adult Class

18feb6:00 pmIntroduction To Whisk Broom Making · Rebecca BuglioEvent Type :Adult Class

23feb6:00 pmBent Lamination · Naomi David Russo · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

23feb6:00 pmAbstract Thinking and Abstract Drawing · Lena Schmid · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

23feb6:00 pmSpinning And Dyeing · Elizabeth Belz · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

23feb6:00 pmSlab And Surface · Sam Chumley · Day 1Event Type :Adult Class

24feb6:00 pmBent Lamination · Naomi David Russo · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

24feb6:00 pmSpinning And Dyeing · Elizabeth Belz · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

24feb6:00 pmAbstract Thinking and Abstract Drawing · Lena Schmid · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

24feb6:00 pmSlab And Surface · Sam Chumley · Day 2Event Type :Adult Class

25feb6:00 pmSlab And Surface · Sam Chumley · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

25feb6:00 pmBent Lamination · Naomi David Russo · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

25feb6:00 pmSpinning And Dyeing · Elizabeth Belz · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

25feb6:00 pmAbstract Thinking and Abstract Drawing · Lena Schmid · Day 3Event Type :Adult Class

march 2022

05mar9:00 amMetal Stamped Jewelry · Lynn StrakaEvent Type :Family Class

05mar9:00 amBird Houses · Heather AshworthEvent Type :Family Class

05mar9:00 amMaking Metal Flowers · Elizabeth BelzEvent Type :Family Class

05mar9:00 amHanging Planter · Vanessa HartmanEvent Type :Family Class

05mar9:00 amBlock-Printed And Sewn Decorative Pillow Covers · Kelly SullivanEvent Type :Family Class


2021 – 2022 COMMUNITY CLASS INFORMATION

We want our community members to be with us and have the Arrowmont Experience on campus. Arrowmont is implementing a number of health and safety guidelines to ensure all students can enjoy their workshop experience. We are trying to keep everyone safe by following recommended safety best practices and all federal and county mandates regarding masks, social distancing, and shared spaces. If you have any questions, please contact us at 865-436-5860.

For all classes, students and instructors must keep face coverings on for the duration of their stay in the studios. Six-feet markers in the studio and smaller class size will be in place to ensure there is enough room for students, workshop materials and equipment.

For all classes, especially Family Days, only registered students, instructors and staff may enter the buildings — no extra guests will be allowed in the buildings or studios. A “parent and me” price option is offered for select Kids Community Classes (for kids ages 5-7 years old) so that parents can be accounted for in classroom and building occupancy limits. The kitchen will serve lunches for the Family Days, to be eaten outdoors or in designated eating spaces around campus.

Community Class Guidelines

  1. All equipment and materials will be provided. An optional material list will be emailed prior to class (will include items like apron, personal photos, etc.)
  2. No extra guests will be allowed to accompany enrolled students on campus. Our library, galleries, and store will remain closed during class times.
  3. There is no open studio time prior to class time for the adult workshops.

Family and Holiday Classes:

  1. The above criteria apply.
  2. Meals will be served on the line in the dining hall in “to go” containers and eaten in the studio or another open space on campus that allows social distancing.
  3. If a child is seven years or younger, the price for the parent to stay with the child is $75 (the “Parent and Me” option). This accounts for the occupancy capacity limit and meals. If they do not stay with the child, they will not be able to enter the studio or eat on campus during lunch.

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THE GARRETT REECE BARNETT SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR COMMUNITY CLASSES

Garrett Reece Barnett was an integral part of the Arrowmont community — he was an ArtReach kid, a woodturning studio assistant, and lived an adventurous, accomplished and purposeful life. After college, he worked for the Park Service and lost his life responding to an emergency. Garrett represented all we hope for as art educators. In 2018, the Barnett Family established the first named Community Class Scholarship to honor Garrett’s legacy.

The Garrett Reece Barnett Scholarship covers 100% of tuition for at least one adult community class and one kid community class annually. Preference will be given to those individuals with an interest in woodworking and woodturning and who have financial need. This scholarship is available for residents of Sevier County, Tennessee only.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

How to Apply

Art teachers, any community member or family member may nominate a child by writing a letter or email detailing why the child should be considered. Adult community class applicants will be asked to write a letter at the time of registration, detailing their interests and needs. All applications should include a list of the top three class choices. Letters should be emailed to Rebecca Buglio at rbuglio@arrowmont.org or faxed to 865-430-4101. Letters may also be mailed to our offices at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

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