Spring: The Art of Nature

April 8 - 11, 2021

Joel Zachry  ·  gowithgoat.com

Workshop at a glance

What better time than spring to get outdoors and experience the “art of nature,” and capture the splendor with camera or sketch pad.


  • Studying nature in the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Sketching and nature photography


  • Camera or cell phone
  • Watercolors and a sketch pad
  • Hiking gear


  • Learning about flora and fauna
  • Exploring the Smoky Mountains
  • Nature sketches and photography

Artist Bio

Joel Zachry is a noted photographer, writer, presenter, hike leader, and a retired Tennessee Community College administrator and biology professor. He has been with the University of Tennessee National Park Service Smoky Mountain Field School as an instructor since 1980 and served as co-director with his wife. Together, they own and guide for Great Outdoors Adventure!, enjoy travel, and are authors of Bears We’ve Met, Short Stories of Close Encounters. He has hiked the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Joel Zachry

Workshop Description

What better time than spring to ramble and enjoy the artistic wonders of landscape, plant life, and animal diversity in the Smokies? Students should bring to class a camera, cell phone, and sketch pad to record some of nature’s finest art forms for further study that include wildflowers, trees, and maybe a bear or two. You will learn about critters and the forest while making like-minded friends. Open to all skill levels and prepare to hike a few trails to see it all.

COURSE FEE: $435  ·  materials list

Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

Call 865.436.5860 with questions.

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. Click here for the detailed Policy.


In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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