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. Students in the Adults Long Classes have access to their studio on class days from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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. Those with more experience are welcome to join any class with the understanding that they will participate in class projects and use the materials and equipment provided within the format of the class.
This year, class materials will be provided and that cost is included in the class fee.
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.
2020 Community Class Registration opens October 23, 2019.
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, 2019
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 need. All applications should include a list of the top three class choices. Letters should be emailed to Rebecca Buglio at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 865-430-4101. Letters may also be dropped off or mailed to our offices at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.