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2 011 W O R K S H O P S

2 0 11 workshops & pro g r a m s Important Dates at a Glance Artist-in-Residence Application Deadline – February 1, 2011 Early Bird Registration Deadline (15% discount on workshop fees!) – March 1, 2011

Table of Contents 2011 Workshops Clay 4-9 Fiber/Textiles 10-15 Glass 16-18 Metals & Enamels 19-25 Painting/Drawing/ Printmaking/Photography 26-30 Special Topics 31-35 Wood 36-44 Other Arrowmont Programs 45-45 Your Time at Arrowmont 47 Discounts 47 Workshop & Lab Fees 48 Housing & Meals 49 Scholarships 50 Educational Assistance 51 Season Schedule at a Glance 52-53 Support For Arrowmont 54 Registration Form 55

Catalog Credits: Editor & Copywriting: Chyna Brackeen Design & Layout: Robyn Rainwater Arrowmont Photography: Jill Greene, 2010 Photo Contest Submissions (see photo credits throughout). Special Thanks to: Cynthia Bellacome, Jennifer Brown, Julia Clinton, Thaddeus Erdahl, Karen Green, Bill Griffith, Pat Hankey, Nancy James, Steve Reilly, & Angela Wiemken Printing by Sauers Group, Atlanta, GA Front & Back Cover Photo by Jill Greene


W E LCO M E TO A R ROW M O N T Energy, stimulation, and creativity … these are central to the Arrowmont experience. From the moment you arrive, you feel a rush of excitement as you connect with friends new and old, immerse yourself in art, and refresh your spirit. Though you may spend only a few days on campus, the intensity and vitality of your experience here will challenge you to think and inspire you to expand your creative horizon. This year, the excitement and energy pulse through campus with a renewed vigor as we celebrate our decision to remain in Gatlinburg. Our renewed commitment to this community has resulted in the strengthening of our roots here as well as the security that only comes from knowing that we are at home. Additionally, we’ve developed new programs that will allow us to share the Arrowmont experience with a broader audience, and we’ve refined our existing offerings to enhance your time here. We’ve expanded our weekend workshops to four days (up from three) in order to allow for more in-depth exploration into a variety of topics. There are four weekends packed full of courses in all areas of study.

Our Educational Assistance Program offers Work-study and Studio Assistantship opportunities that allow you to spend between one and four months living, working and playing at Arrowmont as you indulge in the creative spirit of the instructors, students and environment. K-12 Teachers are celebrated and encouraged to rejuvenate themselves here. Take advantage of discounts offered to educators or organize a group for a creative retreat. Our workshops fuse theory and practice and are eligible for Continuing Education credits. And of course, we continue to offer an array of programming including gallery shows and exhibitions, arts education programs for area children, conferences and other special events. We’re thrilled to share all of this with you and can’t wait to have you here with us. It’s easy to lose your inhibitions at Arrowmont – and in turn, to discover things about yourself that you never knew. As you explore our 2011 workshop schedule, allow yourself to dream a little about all that you will learn here – not just about artistic techniques and process, but about yourself. Let the excitement overtake you for a moment, and you’ll have a small taste of that hard to define Arrowmont experience. Then, make plans to join us for an intense creative journey that defies boundaries and invigorates your soul.

Photo by Phairabe Estes-Simpson. Student in Alida Fish’s 2010 workshop and weekly winner in Arrowmont’s Photo Contest.



Weekend March 17-20

Weekend March 17-20

Weekend March 24-27

Multiples in Clay: Abstract Figurative Sculptures

Introduction to Wood Firing

Mold Making! 2-Part Paper Molds

Challenge your knowledge of clay and get out of your comfort zone! Move your figurative forms to a new abstract, complex level of expression in this intensive handbuilding workshop. Focus on the innovation and visual aesthetics of texture and surface by creating multiple clay parts to use as building blocks for mid- to large-scale figurative forms. Basic handbuilding skills, slips as surface, and firing schedules are covered during demonstrations and discussions. All experience levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLH-Mar17 Andrea Moon is a current Artist-in-

Residence at Arrowmont who holds a BFA in 3-D studies from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from Texas Tech University.

PH OTOG R A PH S Far Right: Andrea Moon Right: Shawn O’Connor


Explore the beauty of wood firing through hands-on work with a manabigama style wood kiln. Gain a basic understanding of the operation of a wood kiln and learn glazing, loading and firing strategies for beautiful finished works. Watch throwing demos and slide lectures as the kiln cools. Bring cone 10 bisqueware to glaze and fire. No experience with wood firing is required, but a working knowledge of ceramics is preferred. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLY-Mar17 Shawn O’Connor is a current Artist-inResidence at Arrowmont. He holds an MFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University, where he designed and constructed a train-style wood kiln.

Get ready to add dimension to your work with paper molds! Begin with the basics and walk through the necessary steps to build plaster molds out of paper pulp. Put on your thinking cap as you learn the properties of plaster, experiment with mixed materials, and play with exciting equations to impact your work. The result is a beautiful, lightweight mold that will allow you to create your personal sculptures. This course provides students at any experience level the skills needed for impactful and useful molds. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLH-Mar24 Andrea Moon is a current Artist-in-

Residence at Arrowmont who holds a BFA in 3-D studies from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from Texas Tech University.

C L AY Weekend March 24-27

Pots on the Wheel: Make, Decorate & Fire in Three Days Get ready for an intense and creative weekend on the potter’s wheel! Focus on quick, exciting projects such as cups, bowls, plates and forms that you can throw, decorate, and glaze in just three days. Alter, distort, pinch, cut and add dimension to your works while the clay is still wet on the wheel. Discuss form, shape, size and functionality of objects as well as color, texture and glaze options. Suitable for all experience levels – beginning and intermediate students receive focused, personalized instruction on the wheel while the more experienced potter will discover rejuvenation and new inspiration. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLY-Mar24 Brian Nettles operates Nettles Pottery in

Pass Christian, MS, has built over 45 kilns, and has taught at universities, art schools, and clay centers worldwide throughout the past twenty years.

May 29 – June 4

Surface Treatments for Ceramics Reimagine a favorite form and explore how complex, layered surfaces can affect the character of your work. Using bisque and greenware, experiment with slips, stains, and glazes at each stage of the ceramic process. Combine decorative techniques such as sgraffito, slip transfer, paper resist, wax resist, and glaze trailing. You’ll leave with a toolbox of techniques and reference samples to apply to your studio practice. We will be working at cone 04, but the methods covered can be applied at any temperature. Some experience is required; bring five bisqued pieces on which to experiment. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-May29 Ursula Hargens is a studio potter who

holds an MFA from Alfred University, an MA in Art Education from Columbia University. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation.

June 5-11

June 12-18

Extrude Your Way to Fame, Wealth & Happiness

Beyond the Vessel

In too many clay studios, an extruder is nothing more than an overpriced coathook. Let’s hang the coats on a real coat rack and free up the extruder to do it’s real job: act as an expressive tool that encourages a fresh and direct approach to clay. Once we get away from the clunky, boring and poorly made dies that are all too common, we’ll really see the extruder shine. This workshop is for intermediate handbuilders and throwers who would like to expand their horizons beyond the tyranny of concentricity. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jun5 Hayne Bayless is a self-taught studio potter who has won awards at the Smithsonian Craft Show and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. His work has been exhibited at craft shows and galleries such as AKAR, Blue Heron, Crimson Laurel and Ferrin.

Utilize techniques that temper the symmetry of the wheel-throwing process. This approach to altering consists of faceting, stretching and cutting up sections of a wheel-thrown form and reassembling it. Over the course of the week, produce multiple pieces that examine both technical and conceptual issues within the ceramic process. Learn how individual parts can relate to the whole and how the finished work can transcend all of its pieces. Challenge your ideas of utility and sculpture as you discover new possibilities each day. Basic wheel-throwing experience is preferred. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jun12 Brad Schweiger is a professor and Ceramics Area Chairman at Ohio University. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Clay Times, Ceramic Arts, Perception, and several textbooks.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Photo by Mark Epler, studio assistant & student in 2010; photo chosen as a weekly winner in the Arrowmont Photo Contest. Left: Brian Nettles Above Right: Hayne Bayless


C L AY Two Weeks June 19 – July 2

Japanese-style Wood Firing with Natural Ash & Shino Surfaces Explore natural ash and shino surfaces using high temperature clays and learn to fire in traditional wood fire kilns, the anagama and the manabigama. Observe demonstrations of wheel-thrown and slab constructed vessel forms that are suitable for wood firing, then create your own pieces to tumble stack or shino glaze. Throughout the course, Judith Duff will share her experiences of five working trips to Japan and discuss her research into Japanese shino glazes and clays. Course Fee & ID: $950 | 2011CLY-Jun19 Judith Duff is a renowned studio potter

and ceramics instructor. In 2005, she received a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council to research Japanese Shino clays and glazes and duplicate them using local material.

June 26 – July 2

Clay: An Interdisciplinary Medium in the Digital Age Advances in digital software and home printer technology have made computers an important bridge between clay and image-based art forms. Learn to use Photoshop to prepare images (photographs, drawings, and paintings) for screenprinting and lithography on ceramics. Print slip, underglaze, and glaze transfers; ceramic monoprints; single and multiple color overglaze decals; china paint prints; and glaze prints; plus print your photographs in full color using common underglazes and stains. The workshop covers image manipulation and cutting-edge ceramic techniques in a way that is accessible to students of every level, but basic knowledge of Photoshop and clay is suggested. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jun26 Charlie Cummings holds an MFA from

University of Florida, Gainesville and is director of the Charlie Cummings Gallery. He has curated over 70 exhibitions and taught many workshops. His work is in collections worldwide, including that of the Dalai Lama.

July 3-9

Cross-Pollination Making sculpture and pots are separate disciplines with potential cross-references. Explore a variety of handbuilding techniques with surface treatment considerations including press molds, stamps, pattern making, underglaze pencil, china paints and more. Learn how each technique can feed into others to add dimension and narrative to your works. Draw upon various historical and personal inspirations to encourage exploration and learn to trust your intuition as you develop new interpretations, skills and finished work. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jul3 Chuck Aydlett received his training from

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Judith Duff Above Right: Sam Chung


Lower Right: Photo by Mike Stumbras

the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been a faculty member of Pennsylvania State University, St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University. He currently manages the Clay Business at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.

July 10-16

If Pots Could Walk … Zoomorphic Pots Animals have inspired pottery form in both historical and contemporary works. Take a walk on the wild side and learn to create pots that reference animal forms! Design your creature using paper templates or tar paper, then construct it out of soft slabs of clay (either white stoneware or porcelain) in a process akin to clothing design. Explore methods to merge your ideas with process through sketching and researching various animal forms. The goal is to look beyond purely representational approaches to animal form and explore ideas of abstraction, stylization and suggestion. Bring your ambition, creativity and sense of humor. Open to all skill levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jul10 Sam Chung teaches ceramics at Arizona

State University. He received his BA from St. Olaf College and his MFA from Arizona State University. Chung has exhibited work and presented workshops worldwide.

C L AY July 17-23

Slab Building Smorgasboard Get two teachers for the price of one! Explore an array of techniques for making pottery with slabs. Learn to make a variety of hump and slump molds using clay, insulating foam, and plaster. Use these molds to create platters, dishes, and serving trays. Create paper patterns for volumetric forms like teapots and vases and try out an assortment of lid, spout, and handle possibilities. Develop surface using stamps, springs, and a selection of slip decorating techniques. The workshop includes plenty of demonstrations, slide presentations about pottery form and surface, and group brainstorming sessions. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLH-Jul17 Margaret Bohls is a studio potter and

educator. She has taught ceramics at the University of Minnesota for the past twelve years and has been visiting faculty at Ohio University, Penn State University and NSCAD University in Halifax.

Suze Lindsay received her MFA from

Louisiana State University and served as an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts. She owns and operates Fork Mountain Pottery with her husband, Kent McLaughlin. She has taught workshops internationally.

July 17-23

Overglaze Enamels Study a few ceramic forms and draw, pounce and paint on them using china paints. Experiment with line, shape, value, color and texture using overglaze to render your ideas in two dimensions on ceramic forms. The nature of the medium requires multiple firings in between each applied layer to achieve the desired design and level of color saturation. The schedule and firing processes will allow for the development of richly layered surfaces. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jul17

July 24-30

July 31 – August 6

Clay, Form, Slip, Glaze, Fire

Thrown, Altered & Decorated

The interaction between clay, slip, glaze, and kiln atmosphere is central as we consider how these converge with the process of shaping clay to make good pots. Explore variety, proportion, and expressive relationships through wheelthrown, functional forms fired in soda and salt. Come ready to share ideas and develop forms and processes together with other students. Demonstrations, slides, and discussions will lead us to new ideas and bodies of work. Suitable for all experience levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jul24 McKenzie Smith worked as a Core

Student at Penland School of Crafts and has completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Banff Center for the Arts, Baltimore Clayworks, and the University of Miami. smith_mckenzie/mckenzie_smith.htm

Discover ways to construct, alter and decorate utilitarian forms. Learn to manipulate pots both on and off the wheel, utilizing paper patterns as a means for constructing knobs and spouts. Explore methods of surface decoration with texture, slip and glaze. Focus on the details of form and surface in order to heighten the clarity of personal intent and enhance the experience of the finished work. Discussions and slide lectures aid in idea development, address ergonomic considerations and provide a springboard for personal exploration. All skill levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Jul31 Jennifer Allen is a studio potter who teaches

at West Virginia University. She received her BFA from University of Alaska, Anchorage and MFA from Indiana University. Among other awards, Jennifer is a former Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation.

Sandra Trujillo received her BA from the

University of California at Berkeley and her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Georgia College and State University, where she teaches ceramics and 2D design.


C L AY July 31 – August 6

August 14-20

Sculptural Vessels: Hollow Forms

Raku Pottery: An Adventure in Smoke, Fire & Color

Learn to use the vernacular of the vessel and work within a narrow range of forms to create subtle and intimate spaces. Work with earthenware clay and utilize handbuilding techniques to explore the vessel as both a sculptural container and an abstract object. Begin with small maquettes as you experiment with shape and proportion as you brainstorm directly with clay and translate solid objects into hollow forms. Build double-walled vessels through pinching, coiling, and carving. Completed work will be bisque fired after the workshop. Suitable for all experience levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLH-Jul31

Spend a week doing what your mother told you not to do – play with mud and fire! The potter’s wheel is the starting point for adding structure and form to an amorphous lump of clay. Next, surrender your pots to the fire and drama of the raku process. Come play, experiment, take risks, and share ideas as you gain new skills and sharpen your techniques while completing a variety of clay forms. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Aug14

Jerilyn Virden is a full-time studio potter and the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Fellowship grant. She served as an artistin-residence at Penland School of Crafts and completed a two-year assistantship at the studio of Sylvie Granatelli in Floyd, Virginia.

August 7-13

Altered & Ornamented Focus on altering wheel-thrown or handbuilt forms, then embellish them with an array of decoration techniques from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resists. The result can be functional or sculptural, minimal or extravagant. Leave the workshop with a collection of new skills and the confidence to play and draw from your own influences. Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, and a variety of decoration techniques including slip-decorating, stamp-making and stamping. You’ll take home a grouping of bisqued stamps and pieces showing your explorations for the week. Basic wheel-throwing and/or handbuilding skills are required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Aug7 Kristen Kieffer, a former Arrowmont Artist-

in-Residence, is a full-time studio artist and workshop instructor in Massachusetts. She has exhibited her work internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the country at craft centers and universities.


Harry Hearne is a full-time studio potter based in Brasstown, North Carolina. He has taught nationally at workshops and colleges as well as at the Folk School and Arrowmont. September 4-10

Wood Fired Pots: Expect the Unexpected BYOB (Bring Your Own Bisque: stoneware and porcelain only) to fire in the wood kiln. The wood kiln is a great vehicle for expressing your best intentions and celebrating the process and the natural effects of fire on clay. Experiment with brushes and discuss imagery to create simple or complex patterns in slips and glazes. While you wait for the kiln to cool, make pots of all sizes and join in a series of fun exercises that are guaranteed to brush up your decorating and painting skills! All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLP-Sep4 Michael Kline is a full-time studio potter

and former Penland School of Crafts Artistin-Residence. He received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and writes and edits the pottery blog Sawdust & Dirt.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: James Tisdale Right: Sandy Blain

September 4-10

Exploring the Narrative Build your vocabulary and develop your voice of expression through the use of personal icons. Learn techniques to construct human and animal forms as the central foundation of your work and to create narrative sculpture that expresses meaning and personal beliefs. Use low-fire terra-cotta clay, slips and glazes to expand your ideas into full-scale sculpture and explore beneficial use of the maquette. All experience levels are welcome and personalized instruction will enhance your learning experience. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Sep4 James Tisdale has been the recipient of

a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the NCECA Emerging Artist Award, and two University of Georgia grants for study in Italy. He has completed residencies in the U.S. and abroad and currently runs the Clay Program for The Austin Museum of Art.

C L AY September 25 – October 1

October 9-15

Expanding Your Vocabulary in Clay

Handbuilding: Ideas for Developing Forms & Surfaces

Can you say the word “revelation?” Expand your understanding of the extruder as a powerful tool to open up new possibilities and bring a fresh approach to your work. Learn to manipulate, carve, print and emboss with porcelain; as well as a glazing technique that works through multiple layers of colored slip to produce a unique and varied surface. Utilize a full palette of color to bring a whole new dimension to your pots. We will work at cone 06 porcelain temperatures. Intermediate to advanced pottery skills are required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Sep25

Infuse your work with personality and learn to express yourself through ceramics. Use handbuilt (pinch, coil, slab and press-mold) and wheel components singly or in combination to construct composite functional or sculptural forms. Develop, alter and enrich surface markings and textures by utilizing additive and/or subtractive processes. Receive personalized instruction on slips, oxides and glazes based on your particular work as you bisque fire your finished piece. All experience levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Oct9

Michael Sherrill is the inventor of the

Mudtools® line of tools for potters and sculptors. He is a frequent instructor at Penland and has taught at craft schools and workshops across North America. He was a featured presenter at the Smithsonian’s U.S. Clay exhibition and was honored as Artist of the Year by the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC.

October 2-8

Shape It Up! Come and explore the many ways forms can be pieced together from thrown and handbuilt parts. Playful processes, using irregular and curious shapes, will help you approach functional vessels from a new angle. Develop patterns and simple bisque molds for use as you shape clay slabs. Practice plenty of throwing and alteration. Combine shaping techniques in order to discover energizing solution for non-round forms. Learn to avoid and manage cracking issues as you “beat to fit” the pieces together. Experimentation with handbuilt spouts and handles concludes your foray into inquisitive construction. Basic wheel and/or handbuilding skills are helpful. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011CLY-Oct2 Deb Schwartzkopf holds a BA from the

University of Alaska at Anchorage and MFA from Penn State. Since the fall of 2009, she has served as a resident at Pottery Northwest and instructor at Seward Park Art Studios in Seattle, WA. She is currently in the process of establishing her own studio.

Sandy Blain is Professor Emeritus – Ceramics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Director Emeritus of Arrowmont School. After moving to Tempe, AZ, she became active with the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center and is an adjunct faculty member at the Mesa Art Center.

Weekend October 27-30

Bisque Molds: An Invitation to Slow Down Make a simple mold out of a solid mound of clay that is carved out and bisque fired. Learn to hump slabs over molds for a series of forms including oval bowls, trenchers, flower plates and pitchers. Pound and toss slabs, build parts, apply slips, shave and carve to embellish the surface. Create several small slab vessels in earthenware, explore the technique of sgraffito decoration, and carry your ideas through to a glazed piece using your new skills. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLY-Oct27 Matt Kelleher holds an MFA from University of Nebraska at Lincoln an has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Cultural Park, and Penland School of Crafts. In 2008, he was honored as emerging talent at the Pittsburg NCECA conference. Shoko Teruyama received her MFA in ceramics from Wichita State University. She finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Marshall, NC.

Weekend November 3-6

Clay & Printmaking Discover various image transfer techniques for clay as you combine screenprinting, monoprinting and relief printing. Learn to put images into screens, carve linoleum and cut complex stencils in order to develop your own printing tools. Soft slab, slump mold, and thrown forms become the canvas for exploration of printed imagery, design, pattern, color and text. Use AMACO underglazes to layer multiple colors and images. Discuss color theory, perspective and principles of design to aid in the creation of well-executed compositions. All levels of experience welcome. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011CLY-Nov3 Paul Wandless is an artist, author, educator and curator who regularly lectures and leads workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Minnesota State University and the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.


Weekend March 17-20

Weekend March 24-27

Introduction to Marbling on Paper and Fabrics

The Painterly Art Quilt

What could be more mesmerizing than floating and moving colors? Use readily available acrylic paints and methylcellulose to explore traditional patterns and even invent some new ones. Learn Suminagashi, the Japanese marbling technique of floating ink on water that dates to the 11th century. Workshop contents include preparation of paints, size, bath, fabric and paper as well as printing techniques. Come prepared to enjoy the magic! Beginner and intermediate students welcome. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011TXT-Mar17 Caryl Hancock learned to marble in the 1970s and has since had the opportunity to study with some of the best in the business. Her marbling is included in the Newberry Archival Library.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Photo by Nancy Barnwell; chosen as a weekly winner in the 2010 Arrowmont Photo Contest.


Experiment with drawn and painted elements in art quilts. Discover the interaction of painterly marks on fabric and the stitched surface. Use drawing, printing and painting media combined with stitching, embroidery and other sewing techniques to enrich a quilted structure. Draw from imagery that inspires you; sample media, textures and color; then complete one or more small art quilts. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011FIB-Mar24 Jess Jones is an Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft. She holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing, MFA in Fibers, and has studied printmaking, papermaking and bookbinding. Her quilts have appeared in Lark Books.

May 29 – June 4

Shaped-Resist Dyeing into the Future Shaped-resist dyeing, also known as Shibori, is an elemental art that is thousands of years old. Discover how shaping cloth and holding it in those shapes while dyeing creates exquisite patterns of infinite variety. Work with indigo, plant dyes and natural dye extracts to develop a beautiful, subtle and sustainable palette of colors. Focus on patterns that can be generated through hand stitching, pole wrapping and bundling. Learn to utilize raw materials including extracts of cochineal, madder, cutch, osage and others to create surfaces of timeless subtlety on silk, wool, linen and cotton. Suitable for all levels of experience. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-May29 Joan Morris teaches shibori internationally. In 1997, she designed the textiles for a scene in Julie Taymor’s “The Lion King” and since that time has fabricated the textiles for its international and road productions.

FIBER & TEXTILES June 26 – July 2

Fiber, Mark-Making & Encaustic Experiment with mark and structure to alter, enrich and transform the surface of pliable materials. Explore surface traditional applications such as machine and hand embroidery as well as encaustic, image transfer, branding, collage, layering and heating to create complex and sculptural surfaces. What happens when you apply these techniques to unconventional materials such as water-soluble embroidery film, Tyvek, found and recycled items? Discover the answer to this question as you develop a personal vocabulary through the creation of a quilt, book or small-scale art pieces suitable for framing. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jun26 June 5-11

June 19-25

Beyond the Kimono: KATAZOME

Knitting Wired: Wandering the Garden of the Knit Muse

Katazome is a traditional Japanese rice paste resist technique that is applied to fabric through stencils. The most spellbinding katazome derive their beauty from intricate imagery from within the natural world. Develop design ideas by observing natural objects throughout the Arrowmont campus such as leaves, flowers, and branches, then cut custom stencils in order to print. Mix your own rice paste and use a variety of mordant such as alum, tannin and iron to create a wide range of hues. Lovely colors and patterns will appear as though by magic! Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jun5

Use knitting fundamentals to create various shapes while taking advantage of knit’s natural tendencies. Learn a variety of approaches to the creation of stitches and usage of various materials. Manipulate a broad range of beautiful colors of copper wire, integrate beads or found objects, and problem solve to create an array of jewelry and small sculptures. Later, work with heavier gauge wire in a larger sculptural format and let your muse guide you to a new level of creativity. Basic knitting proficiency is required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jun19

Akemi Nakano Cohn studied traditional

knitter who specializes in both wearable and sculptural work. She teaches sculptural fiber internationally and has worked with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru. Her work has been published in a number of periodicals and textbooks.

Japanese dyeing techniques for ten years under the master, Haru Izumi. She has taught and exhibited internationally and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch and the Ragdale Foundation.


Adrienne Sloane is a hand and machine

Lorraine Glessner holds an MFA in Fibers

from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. Recent awards include two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, the Individual Creative Artist Fellowship Grant in Crafts, the Anne K Allison Award from Woodmere Museum of Art, and the Montserrat Award.

July 3-9

Printing Fabric by Hand Experience the satisfaction of designing and printing your own fabric by hand. Explore a variety of methods of printing ranging from hand-cut stencils and stamps to photographic screenprints. Study the basics of immersion dyeing fabric and repeat printing using thickened dyes and textile pigments. Then, apply your skills to more advanced and individualized applications to create customized handmade fiber objects. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jul3 Kim Eichler-Messmer teaches surface design, knitting and quilting at the Kansas City Art Institute. She received an MFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas and was a 2007-2008 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont.

Above: Akemi Nakano Cohn Right: Adrienne Sloane



Innovative Stencils for Fabric Design Discover the potential of creating a finished design directly on fabric using a relaxed and playful silkscreen technique. Begin by covering the whole fabric with freezer paper through an iron transfer method. Cut, slash, tear and draw with a seam ripper to create the marks that provide a paper stencil for your original compositions. Design and use thermofax screens with thickened dyes in order to add a variety of textures to your work, then apply additional layers of solid color with a blank silkscreen frame. Beginners are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jul17 July 10-16

Embroidery: An Exploration of the Stitch Trace the art of hand-embroidery from its history in textile arts through its exciting use in contemporary work. Practice and perfect the many different traditional stitches and then kick it up a notch by pushing the boundaries of material and content. While you’ll begin with soft and pliable grounds such as paper and fabric, you’ll soon progress to more rigid, sculptural materials such as wood, wire and rubber. The workshop takes an interdisciplinary approach that is perfect for fiber artists, bookmakers, 2D artists and sculptors – or just anyone who is interested in incorporating embroidery into their artwork! Suitable for all levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Jul10 Nick DeFord serves as a lecturer in Drawing at the University of Tennessee. He exhibits and lectures nationally. Recent exhibitions include the Arizona Biennial at Tucson Museum of Art and Contemporary Focus 2010 at Knoxville Museum of Art.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Nick DeFord Upper Middle: Judy Langille Right: Wendy Huhn


Judy Langille is a nationally acclaimed fiber

artist and experienced art educator who has received grants from the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. She has received numerous awards for her quilt art and hand dyed fabrics.

Two Weeks July 24 - August 6

Bridging the Gap: Constructed/Deconstructed Screen Printing Two for one – two great instructors combine techniques in this intense screen printing workshop, covering techniques from predictable to unpredictable (and everything in between!). Explore markmaking possibilities and expand personal iconography. Experiment with direct wax, deconstructed and polychromatic printing, screen filler, photo emulsion, contact and freezer paper stencils. Medium possibilities include textile paints, thickened dyes, discharge using thiox, bleach, puff extender, foils, charcoal, pastels, water-soluble crayons, and pencils. Marks, textures, and variations are endless; students are encouraged to find personal levels of expression. Techniques will be taught step by step and there will be plenty of time to print, experiment, troubleshoot and play. All skill levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $950 | 2011TXT-Jul24 Kerr Grabowski integrates her love of

mark-making with the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind silk fabrics and art wear. A New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient, Kerr is the author of Deconstructed Screen Printing (DVD).

Wendy Huhn is a mixed media textile artist. She is the recipient of the Nihon Vogue Quilt Japan Award and an Oregon Artist Grant, and has produced two educational DVDs in conjunction with Surface Design Association.

FIBER & TEXTILES August 7-13

Watercolor Marbling, Suminagashi & Paper Play Explore a variety of unusual hydro printing techniques that produce beautiful marbled papers. Learn closely controlled pattern making, then experiment with figurative, floral, abstract and landscape images. Break the rules with paper shifting and paint additives to create special effects. Oh, the possibilities! Dip into the art of Suminagashi – Oriental marbling – using sumi inks on water to create free-flowing images on rice paper. Finally, construct simple yet distinctive projects, books and boxes with your stacks of gorgeous papers. Suitable for all skill levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011TXT-Aug7 Mimi Schleicher is a juried exhibiting

member of The Southern Highland Craft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen Inc., and Carolina Designer Craftsmen. She is recognized internationally and is co-author of two books and an instructional DVD about marbling.

August 14-20

August 21-27

Surface Design & Collage Techniques with Paper & Fabric

Repeat Patterns for Screen Printing

Create intuitive and layered surface designs with dye, inks, discharge agents and resists on the remarkably receptive surface of paper – including waxed, colored and watercolor. Learn techniques for photo transfers onto paper and fabrics. Splice surfaces, layer fabrics and paper together using stiffening methods, cut, stitch, and embellish to develop innovative collages. All experience levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011TXT-Aug14 Hollie Heller has been teaching surface

design and collage for over 20 years in universities and workshops nationwide. Her wall pieces are included in many corporate collections including Hyatt Hotels, Omni Hotels, HBO World Headquarters and Rutgers University.

Learn the basics of hand print and dye processes in this introductory course that emphasizes exploration and understanding patterns. Begin with immersion dyeing, hand painting with dyes, and potato dextrin resist. These techniques build the foundations upon which patterns are screen printed to create one of a kind yardage. Discover how to utilize repeat systems and create a “seamless” repeat. Use photo emulsion to transfer designs to the screen and print with dyes, pigments and discharge paste. This is a fundamental course for artists, quilters and anyone interested in pattern. Open to all levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011TXT-Aug21 Jennifer Angus is a Professor of Textile

Design at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Wisconsin Arts Board grants.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Mimi Schleicher Above Right: Hollie Heller


FIBER & TEXTILES August 28 – September 3

October 2-8

Zanshi: Weaving Interlude

Arashi Shibori: Fabulous Fabric!

Explore the possibilities of weaving with leftover bits of warp and weft in this interlude to patterns and projects. Recharge your mental energies and clean off bobbins at the same time! Zanshi is Japanese for ‘woven with leftovers’ – zanshi cloth can reflect the serendipity of mixing fibers and colors based on small quantities of treasured yarns and even rags. Simple plain weave and twills provide the structure; samples and stories are presented; and some suspension of control is encouraged. Bring materials to use and share: cotton, silk, wool, blends, and bits. Discussion of practical matters of weaving, end use, and transformations is ongoing. Who or what will be transformed – the zanshi cloth, or the weaver? Open to all levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Aug28 Liz Spear is a full-time craftsman, primarily weaving cloth and sewing garments. She markets her work through juried fine craft fairs, has had work included in several Lark Books, and teaches at several national craft schools.

Arashi is a Japanese technique that yields beautiful wave-like markings and stripes on fabric. Dyes are pre-mixed into solutions and yields gorgeous colors in tye-dyed patterns. Utilize your stunning fabrics in a quilt design. Beginners may focus on simple, traditional quilts while more advanced students channel their energies into more complex custom designs. Plenty of individual instruction will help you move forward on your quilt journey. You’ll leave with a wonderful quilt and yards of fabulous fabric. All levels welcome, but basic sewing skills are necessary. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Oct2 September 4-10

Weaving with Colors That Dance Focus on effective use of color and weave structures that showcase your designs. Explore three aspects of color: your personal intuitive delight in color; recognizing what makes color work well in pieces that jump out at you; and how to transfer those insights into your own woven work. Learn techniques to make loom setup, weaving and problem solving flow more easily. Experienced students will enjoy this opportunity to find answers to specific weaving problems, while beginners learn strong fundamentals and leave with enthusiasm for more, more, more! Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Sep4 Kathrin Weber teaches weaving and dyeing workshops at Penland School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, weaver/fiber conferences and fiber guilds throughout the U.S.. She has been a self-employed hand-weaver and dyer for 30 years.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Liz Spear Upper Right: Kathrin Weber


Elizabeth Barton has been the recipient of

an NEA grant and has had her quilts featured in several national shows. Her work is held in various private and public collections, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

October 9-15

Felted Accessories Feltmaking is a unique process that involves the transformation of layers of carded wool fleece into a cohesive pliable plane. Delve into the traditional techniques in feltmaking to create a variety of felted accessories. Learn to create a seamless vessel that can be transformed into a unique hat or bag. Explore nuno-felting, differential shrinkage, and textural embellishments in order to make scarves, lariats and other functional pieces. Dye the wool and create unique color combinations that facilitate your creative visual expression. Leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of this unique textile process as well as several fabulous accessories. Open to students at all levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011FIB-Oct9 Robin Haller received her MFA in Textiles from Kent State Univeristy. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Textiles at East Carolina University, where she teaches weaving and feltmaking.

FIBER & TEXTILES Weekend November 3-6

Quilting with Colors from Nature The colors of the seasons and the physical world around you will influence your use of color as you learn to make inspired quilts for walls. This class will be a week of exploration inside and outside the box, with a focus on machine strip piecing and color interaction. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011FIB-Nov3 Jude Larzelere is a full-time artist making

quilts for walls for over 28 years and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her works are exhibited extensively in the U.S., Japan and Germany and have been featured in numerous publications.

Weekend October 27-30

Glorious Shibori! In Japan, Shibori describes the process by which fabric is tied, pleated, capped, clamped, gathered, knotted or sewn to resist dye. Indigo is the favored dye for this textile technique. When the fabric is finally untied, the hand of the dyer as well as the dye pot is revealed. Explore and practice the various basic techniques of Shibori while learning to work with indigo and other dyestuffs. The inventive nature of Shibori allows artists of all levels to learn, create, and be inspired. This workshop is suitable for beginners and beyond. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011TXT-Oct27 LM Wood combines digital technologies with traditional craft processes to raise questions about the definition of “high art.� Wood has won a number of awards for her work and exhibits nationally.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Robin Haller Top Right: Jude Larzelere Above: LM Wood Left: Working in the fiber studio. Photo by Jill Greene


GLASS Weekend March 17-20

Fused Glass for Beginners Explore the techniques of glass fusing in a supportive environment that is ripe for experimentation. Begin with an overview of the technical aspects of fusing, including glass compatibility, firing schedules and studio safety. Learn to cut glass and use tools such as the grinder, tile saw, air compressor, and kiln. Add finishing touches to your work with a belt sander and leave the workshop with beautiful finished pieces of fused glass. Plenty of one-on-one instruction and the ability to work at your own pace make this an ideal opportunity for beginning students. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011GLS-Mar17 Kitty Alcott is a studio artist living in

Gatlinburg, TN and is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Her awardwinning work is held in numerous private and corporate collections and exhibited nationally.

Weekend March 24-27

Glass Beadmaking for Beginners Gain the skills needed to create beautiful glass beads! Form well-shaped beads over an oxygen-propane torch and explore ways to add color and shine using luster powders, enamels, glass frit, thin stringers of glass and metallic leaf. Experiment with color combinations and color reactions, while making beads with dots, basic flowers, distorted stripes and other simple designs. Go beyond round beads and play with simple shapes like cylinders, “groove” beads and flat beads. Once you’ve mastered the basics, work on off-mandrel pendants, buttons and beads for ceiling fan pulls. This class is designed for students with little or no glass beadmaking experience. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011GLS-Mar24

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Top: Kitty Alcott Above Bottom: Teresa Brittain Above Right: In the glass studio with Iza Taylor. Photo by Jill Greene.


Teresa Brittain has been a full-time artist since 1997 and has been teaching beadmaking since 2000. She is a member of Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen and Foothills Craft Guild. Her work has been featured in a number of publications and is sold in galleries throughout the Southeast.

June 5-11

Thermal Formed Glass Turn up the heat in this whirlwind workshop and learn all about thermal formed glass! Glass is shaped through the use of several distinct heat processes and the constant action is reminiscent of a three ringed circus as you integrate kilns, torches and fire bucket techniques to create spectacular visual effects. Gain hands-on experience with enamels, micas, liquid string medium, metals, reverse firing, Pate-de-Verre, combing, mold making and embossing. This class is suitable for all skill levels, provided you have the desire to move beyond the basic “cut, stack and fire” approach to fusing. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Jun5 Gil Reynolds has gained worldwide

recognition as a leading innovator of fusing, kiln forming and other hot glass techniques. He has been widely published and has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Japan, The Netherlands, Canada and Italy.

GLASS June 12-18

July 10-16

August 14-20

Enamel on Glass

Experimental Glass Casting

Since the Islamic period, artists have used enamel to decorate glassware. Follow the footsteps of these early glass workers and learn how to decorate glass objects with commercial enamel powders and frit resulting in permanent surface design. Explore several techniques including wet and dry enameling, sgraffito, and hot application onto beads. Basic glass beadmaking is also an area of focus. All levels welcome – no experience is necessary! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Jun12

Explore a world of possibilities for casting glass in the kiln. Begin with waxes, clay and found objects. Work with sand and plaster molds, then expand upon your knowledge to create silicone molds for making multiples. Explore the use of metals as both colorants and inclusions by sewing, weaving, and wrapping metal wire. Combine pot melts with the casting process and create glass components: saw them, layer them, rearrange them, attach them, reinvest them and remelt them to build new and more complex forms. A fun, guaranteed anything-goes approach to kiln casting class that is open to all levels of experience! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Jul10

Powder & Paint: A Progressive Warm Glass Workshop

Dan Adams has been a glass beadmaker

for almost 20 years and has been covered in several publications including Masters: Glass Beads by Lark Books. He often collaborates with his wife, Cynthia Toops, on jewelry that combines their beads. Toops is a full-time artist and jeweler who has over 20 years of experience with polymer clay.

Jude Schlotzhauer has been a studio

June 26 – July 2

artist and teacher of kiln-formed glass for more than 30 years at institutions including Virginia Commonwealth University, Instituto Allende Mexico, University of Siens Malaysia, Penland, Skidmore College, and Miami University of Ohio.

Wild in Glass: From Field to Fuse

July 31 – August 6

This is a wildlife exploration to be fused in glass! Arm yourself with a sketchbook and camera, then head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to gather data before returning to the studio and library for additional research. Draw inspiration from color, light, shadow and landscape to create vitreous painting studies in glass. When possible, naturalists will lead discussions about regional flora and fauna. You don’t have to be able to draw to take this workshop – if you can see it, you can do it! There is an optional pre-session trip into the Park the Sunday before the workshop begins. Intermediate to advanced level basic frit fusing required. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Jun26 Kathleen Sheard is a wildlife artist working in the medium of glass and living in Montana. Her work is held in wildlife galleries, corporate and private collections.

If you have yearned for a more expansive and expressive color palette to use in your kiln-formed glass, this workshop is for you! Begin with traditional glass painting techniques, then explore use and application of pen and vitreous ink on glass as well as custom color mixing. Expand upon your knowledge by combining and layering application methods for glass powders and paints in kiln-formed glass. All skill levels welcome! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Aug14 Karen Reed is the owner of Earthstar Glass in Huntsville, AL and an alumnus of Pilchuck Glass School. She has been featured in books, magazines and on TV’s CBS Sunday Morning.

A Comprehensive Exploration of Fused Glass Explore the possibilities of glass in a hands-on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Increase your skill and expand your knowledge of techniques including painting with light, combing, vitrigraph stringers, pattern bars, aperture pours, molds and slumping, cold working and more as you explore possibilities for combining techniques to create depth in your designs. A comprehensive, in-depth workshop for artists who want to express creative ideas through glass! Students at all experience levels are encouraged to participate. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Jul31 Iza Taylor is a studio glass artist with work in public and private collections internationally. Her work has been commissioned for the First Lady of each state and has been featured on HGTV and in Expression magazine.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Karen Reed


GLASS August 21-27

October 2-8

Glass & Clay: An Exploration in Combining Materials

Baubles, Bangles & Beads: Glass Beads for Jewelry

Interested in mixed media sculpture? If so, this energetic and immersive workshop is perfect for you! Build simple, slab-built earthenware forms and incorporate fused and slumped glass to discover a world of possibilities! Experimentation is highly encouraged and you are only limited by your imagination. Some experience with glass or clay is helpful, but beginners are encouraged to come along for the ride! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Aug21

Gain a thorough understanding of the traditional art of glass beadmaking and jewelry design! Use soda lime glass as you learn the feel and rhythm of hot glass and how to use heat to control form and pattern. Investigate textural effects and sculptural forms. Explore an array of simple surface treatments and techniques to make your beads pop. Finally, put your gorgeous new beads together to create personalized handmade jewelry! Open to students at all experience levels. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Oct2

Meagan Chaney has served as an Artist-in-

Residence at Arrowmont and the Clay Studio of Missoula. She is currently a studio artist working in Ocala, FL. Her work is held in numerous corporate and private collections and is shown nationwide.

September 25 - October 1

Dichroic Glass: Fusing Color & Light Dichroic glass is truly incomparable - it is extremely versatile and can take on many unique personalities. Learn fusing techniques ranging from the conventional to the unexpected. Areas of focus include creating textures in the dichroic surface, layering colors, silver inclusions, surface design, two-shelf firing, combining fused elements for 3-D pieces, bending, slumping, draping, manipulating, and combining multiple techniques for special effect. Develop your own personal style through plenty of experimentation and one-on-one interaction with the instructor. Students should have prior fusing experience but dichroic knowledge is not required. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011GLS-Sep25 Shirley Webster is a studio artist who has

been working with dichroic glass for 25 years. She is widely recognized for her inventive fusing techniques and teaches nationwide.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Meagan Chaney Upper Right: Kate Rothra Fleming Right: Angie Slagle


Kate Rothra Fleming is a award-winning designer of flamework glass jewelry. Kate taught art in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer and was recently selected for an international artist fellowship through the Sacatar Foundation in Itaparica, Brazil.

Weekend October 27-30

Basic Stained Glass Learn the basics of stained glass or brush up on your technique in this hands-on workshop. Utilize the copper foil method of stained glass construction and progress at your own pace under one-on-one instruction. Break, grind, foil and solder to create a project of your choice to take home. All experience levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011GLS-Oct27 Angie Slagle has been working in the

ancient art of stained glass for the past 16 years and opened Clinch Mountain Studios in 1999. She specializes in restoring and creating stained glass windows for churches and homes in the Knoxville area.

M E TA L S & E N A M E L S

Weekend March 17-20

Weekend March 24-27

Experimenting with Enamels

Hand & Hammer Engraving

An art form that dates from the Byzantine Age, enameling is a beautiful and rich way to add depth and color to the surface of metal. Explore several types of enamels: liquid, watercolor and powder. All are applied in a different manner and can be used to achieve specific desired results. But what happens when you start to mix and match? We’ll find out! Investigate a world of possibilities for surface design by mixing and layering various enameling techniques. The perfect workshop for those who have a love affair with color! No previous experience with enamels is required. $310 | 2011ENL-Mar17

Master the use of an affordable engraver’s ball vise in this intensive course of hand and hammer engraving techniques. Receive complete instruction on the shaping and sharpening of gravers, what cuts they make, hand engraving techniques and hammer engraving methods. Explore traditional and contemporary engraving patterns as you learn beginning hand and hammer techniques on copper plates. Embellish your work with Ric Rac and Nic & Dot, or add interesting background textures to further personalize your projects. The engraving applications covered in this course have a variety of uses for jewelers, enamellists, metalsmiths, knifemakers and gunsmiths. No experience is necessary. $310 | 2011MTL-Mar24

Jennifer Wells holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and and MFA in metal design from East Carolina University. She is a current Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont.

Les Bryant is a master engraver, goldsmith

and stone setter who began his engraving career at age 13. Along with Andrea and Chuck Kennington, he formed the NC BLACK specialty tool company. He is an in-demand instructor at numerous professional schools across the United States.

May 29 – June 4

Rings! Rings! Rings! Rings to dazzle, rings to charm, rings of all shapes and sizes, rings for all fingers and rings for all tastes! Fabricate all manner of rings: stone rings, hollow rings, feminine rings, masculine rings, wedding rings, bishop’s rings, lover’s rings, friendship rings, engagement rings, magic rings – big or little, bold or simple, RINGS! Flex your creative muscles and let your imagination soar. Come explore the many aspects of ring design. Innovation, originality and individuality are the primary goals, with plenty of technical tips, how-to’s and bench tricks thrown in along the way for good measure. Competent basic jewelry-making and soldering skills required. $475 | 2011MTL-May29 John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator, and author/illustrator. He currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz, NY and previously taught at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Hofstra University. He has conducted workshops at such locations as Brookfield, Haystack, Penland, Appalachian Center, Peters Valley, and many others.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Joanna Gollberg does a demo in the Metals Studio. Photo by Jill Greene. Left: Jennifer Wells


M E TA L S & E N A M E L S June 12-18

Put a Lid on it! Contain yourself or objects of significance in this course addressing the small container and ideas surrounding containment. Explore the implications of material, form, and interaction as they relate to the lidded container. Discuss and create all manner of small containers and practice fundamental metalsmithing techniques. The container serves as a format to explore design, surface embellishment, piercing, cold connections, soldering, hinges, catches, inclusion of found materials, and awareness of interior and exterior. Expect to produce various samples and small vessels. A basic knowledge of soldering techniques is recommended but not required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jun12 June 5-11

Concrete: Not Just for Sidewalks Anymore As unlikely as concrete for jewelry may seem, it is surprisingly lightweight, easy to use, extremely versatile, and – the best part – unbelievably inexpensive! Learn to use various types of concrete in numerous ways to incorporate it into objects of personal adornment such as rings, pendants and bracelets. Discover how to integrate it into other mediums such as traditional metalworking, polymer clay and mixed media. Cast into silicone molds, fill non-soldered metal boxes and form small concrete slabs with inclusions that can be set in a bezel, with prongs, or with tabs. Leave with several finished projects that show off your new skills! Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jun5 Robert Dancik teaches workshops

internationally. His work is featured in many publications and he is the author of Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Robert Dancik Upper Right: Barbara Minor


David Clemons received an MFA in

Metalsmithing from San Diego State Univeristy and is currently the Artist-inResidence for Metalsmithing at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where he also heads the Metalsmithing department.

June 19-25

Precision Fabrication Improve your ability to precisely layout and systematically fabricate in silver and gold. Develop the skills to reasonably solve any construction problems previously thought to be “overwhelming, too complex or too tedious” to do in metal. The first goal is to become more efficient in producing an object through the understanding and creative use of tools, soldering jigs, fabrication techniques, and a few tricks to make it all easier. The second goal is to understand how to develop strategies for more complex fabrication in silver or gold including hinges (normal, hidden and curved), fasteners and custom clasp construction for jewelry. Open to all levels of experience. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jun19 Christopher Hentz received an MFA from

Cranbrook Academy of Art and has been the Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Louisiana State University for the past 3+ decades. He has shown his jewelry and small vessels in various galleries, museums and crafts shows nationally, including the Smithsonian Craft Show.

June 19-25

Enameled Surfaces: A Guided Exploration Learn the essentials of enameling within the context of an experimental and non-traditional approach. Create exciting enameled surfaces through guided exploration of enamel materials and techniques such as sifted applications, stenciling, dry screening, foil applications, basse taille, embossed foil, champlevé with PMC slip, and inlaid enamel shards, seed beads, silver foil “spit balls” or screen. Enameling essentials include enamel types, properties and application; enamel/metal preparation; kilns/kiln furniture; the importance/ creation of test tiles; edge/surface finishing and setting possibilities. All levels welcome, though basic metalsmithing and jewelry skills will be helpful. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011ENL-Jun19 Barbara Minor is known for her innovative and distinctive enameled beads, jewelry and vessels. She exhibits and markets her jewelry at major juried craft shows and galleries. Her work has been featured in several publications.

M E TA L S & E N A M E L S July 10-16

Jewelry & Resin Delve into the 21st Century by incorporating resin into your jewelrymaking. Explore a wide variety of resin techniques including casting, mold-making, layered laminations, embedding, coloring, and polishing. Finished pieces might be made entirely out of resin or use just a colorful accent within a larger metal piece of jewelry. Come armed with a creative spirit fused with a passion for details. No experience is necessary. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jul10

June 26 – July 2

July 3-9

Hinges, Hinges & More Hinges!

Design Challenge: Up-Cycling!

Crack the code to functional handmade hinges and you’ll find that they are not very difficult to construct! Discover quick production methods while experimenting with more complex techniques such as cradle and spring hinges. Explore the function of a hinge and learn to control the radius of its swing while investigating non-traditional hinging methods. Basic soldering skills are required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jun26 Stacey Lee Webber holds a BFA in Metals from Ball State University and an MFA from University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has served as a resident in metals at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago as well as a Metals Associate Lecturer and Metals Studio Technician at University of Wisconsin.

Up-cycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use or value. This process allows for the reduction of waste and the dynamic use of materials. Challenge yourself to create wearable objects comprised of materials that would have otherwise ended up in the trash heap. Combine common materials with traditional jewelry methods to create something altogether fresh and new. Students of all levels are welcome, though some metals experience is highly recommended. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jul3 Arthur Hash is currently a full time

lecturer in the Metal Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has been named a Searchlight Artist by the American Craft Council and has been awarded two fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

James Thurman is an Assistant Professor for the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas. He holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon. July 17-23

A Spoonful of Sugar What is flatware, what is its history, and what are its contemporary applications? Gain an understanding of the numerous aspects of the creation of flatware from conception to completion. Investigate the specifics of functional design, aesthetic considerations, and both traditional and experimental technique. Pour sterling silver ingots from scrap and experiment with hot and cold forging, forming, planishing, finishing, structural planning, and problem solving. You will complete several pieces of finished flatware during the course of this informationpacked, rewarding workshop. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jul17 James Obermeier is currently Associate

Professor and Head of the Metals Area at the School of Art at Northern Illinois University. He exhibits and has work published regularly and is an elected member to the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. www.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Stacey Lee Webber Lower Left: James Thurman


M E TA L S & E N A M E L S July 31 – August 6

Imaginative Captures (Zengineering)

July 24-30

July 24-30

The Enameled Image

Etching & Hollow Construction

Create your own images in vitreous enamel by exploring hand-rendering, abstract mark-making, and photo decals. Develop your own visual language with this esoteric and exciting medium. Demos include the use of ceramic underglaze pencils, overglaze painting, wet-packing, sifting with different wet-media, and printing and firing sepia decals. Basic settings for jewelry-scale pieces (such as bezels and tabs) are also addressed. Bring a sketchbook with ideas, reference images, and photos to work from during the week. Basic metalworking skills (sawing, filling, soldering) are helpful but are not required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011ENL-Jul24 Jessica Calderwood is an Assistant

Professor of Art at the University of WisconsinOshkosh. She holds an MFA from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Enameling and Metals and has participated in artist residencies with the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program and the Mesa Arts Center.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Jessica Calderwood Right: Jill Baker Gower Far Right: Andy Cooperman


Create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry using the etching process! Learn how to acid etch as well as to create patterns, imagery, words and textures on silver, copper, or brass sheet metal with easy to use resists and transfer paper. Next, use the etched sheet metal to create interesting hollow form jewelry. Explore a wide range of jewelry making techniques including piercing, bending, scoring and folding, dapping, soldering, simple chain making, and finishing. Beginners and students with prior metalsmithing experience are welcome! Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jul24 Jill Baker Gower received her BS in Art Education from the University of WisconsinMadison and her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University. Jill is a former Artist-inResidence at Arrowmont and is currently an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in New Jersey.

Imagine a more fluid way to incorporate a gemstone, enamel or found object into your work – a fresh approach that goes beyond the old standbys of prongs and bezels. By understanding and reapplying the basic principles behind stone setting, we can develop new, elegant, more fully integrated setting solutions and break down some of the rigid walls that exist between ideas, process and materials. Learn the tricks and shortcuts necessary for techniques including cold connecting, caging, back setting, flex shaft and advanced soldering. Participants must have basic jewelry skills including the ability to solder unattended, basic bezel setting, and familiarity with tools and studio equipment. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Jul31 Andy Cooperman is a custom jeweler and metalsmith known for an intuitive melding of high craft, biomorphic surface and form development. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many schools and universities including the University of Washington.

M E TA L S & E N A M E L S Two Weeks August 7-20

August 28 – September 3

Forming Metal

Enamel Surface Design

Shell forming is a method for rapidly forming sheet metal into threedimensional structures using the material’s natural ability to be stretched and compressed. Explore the fundamentals of sheet metal behavior and gain an understanding of the relationship between technique, tools and resulting forms. Specific techniques will include synclastic sinking, anticlastic raising and methods to make transitions from one form to another resulting in more complex structures. Gain hands on experience with several Micro Forming Tools from NC Black Company under the instruction of visiting artist Andrea Kennington. Use these specially designed tools to manipulate thinner gauge materials in order to create voluminous and structurally sound forms with ease. The two week format of this workshop offers a unique opportunity for indepth exploration and is suitable for beginning and intermediate students with basic metalsmithing skills. Course Fee & ID: $950 | 2011MTL-Aug7

Enameling offers unlimited opportunities to develop rich surfaces with images, patterns, textures and color. Discover enamel techniques that are inspired by drawing, painting and print making and you explore a variety of approaches: screen printing, stencil and stamping tricks, liquid enamel methods, firescale, underglazes and overglazes, adhesive and resist drawings, and velvet etching. Special surface effects of foils, glass beads, shards, lusters and liquid metals will also be explored. You’ll find plenty of applications for these exciting techniques. All levels welcome, but basic enameling knowledge is helpful. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011ENL-Aug28

Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who has worked extensively with forming metal for jewelry and sculpture. She has been a guest artist at the University of Wisconsin and the Maryland Institue of Art and has taught at a number of institutions including Haystack, Parsons School of Design, Penland School.

Visiting artist Andrea Kennington is a master metalsmith who creates art jewelry and small scale sculptures. She has an MFA from East Carolina University and has studied with many recognized artists including Valentin Yotkov, Steve Midgett, and Susan Kingsley.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Barbara Becker Simon Right: Kathleen Wilcox

August 21-27

Metal Clay Bead-O-Rama! Add to your hollow form repertoire and take your metal clay beads to the next level! Learn to create box beads, polygons, box-in-box, donuts, mirror image beads, draped beads and more. Explorations in texture plate creation and surface color are also covered. This workshop is intended for intermediate students with metal clay experience. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Aug21 Barbara Becker Simon has been a

Kathleen Wilcox has been an enamellist and educator for over 30 years. She currently teaches workshops at art centers and from her studio in Florida. Her work is exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.

metalsmith and jeweler for over 40 years and has been working with metal clay and lampworked glass beadmaking for 15 years. She is the author of “Metal Clay Beads” and has traveled the world teaching people how to use these materials.

August 28 – September 3

It’s the Little Things Details, bold or subtle, can make jewelry stronger and more interesting as well as unique and personal. Focus on the details and how to create them as you explore various surface design techniques including hammer and file textures, rolling mill printing, and acid etching. Design and make complimentary jewelry findings like earring wires and clasps. Spend a week focusing on the little things and emerge with jewelry that tells a big story. All experience levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Aug28 Amy Tavern holds a BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington and is a current resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. She has lectured at several universities and the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference. In 2009, she was chosen as an American Craft Council Searchlight Artist.


M E TA L S & E N A M E L S September 4-10

Making Connections – Exploring Design This team-taught class presents numerous approaches to the fabrication of your design ideas. Use silver, copper, brass sheeting, wires, mesh, screen, concrete, enamels, found and alternative materials and objects to create a wide variety of jewelry. Bring a selection of your own collected treasure for use during the week. Tom presents traditional approaches to connecting materials, while Mary offers low-tech methods of jewelry design and the incorporation of fiber techniques into construction and design. Design, content and creative approaches are discussed. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Sep4 Tom McCarthy has an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has been awarded a Fellowship in the Arts from the State of Florida and contributed a chapter to The Penland Book of Jewelry. Mary Hettmansperger is a fiber/

jewelry artist who exhibits and teaches jewelry, basketry, surface design and quilting worldwide. She has authored and illustrated three books on jewelry, all published by Lark/ Sterling. Her work has also been featured in many other books, magazines, DVDs and on PBS television.

September 25-Oct 1

October 2-8

Die Forming for Chasing & Repoussé

Closures & Hinges

Chasing and repoussé are ancient techniques for making relief designs from flat sheets of metal. Learn to form metal from the back (repoussé process) by pressing it into dies using a hydraulic press or hammering with soft punches while it is clamped in a masonite die. Pack it with pitch (a mixture of pine resin, plaster and wax) and detail the front side using chasing tools (some of which you will make yourself). The dies are easy and fun to make and put you on the fast track to learning chasing and repoussé. Workshop is open to all levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Sep25 Nancy Mégan Corwin is a jeweler/ metalsmith, teacher and writer. She is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College in California, as well as a workshop instructor at craft schools including Penland School of Crafts, The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Jay Whaley Studios.

Focus on simple techniques for the creation of closures, hinges and clasps. Saw and shape metal as you discover how its unique properties can influence interesting hinge design. Approach closures from the perspective of an engineer and challenge yourself to develop new methods of design. You’ll never look at hinges, clasps and closures the same way again! Basic metalworking skills required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Oct2 Eric Silva draws inspiration for his jewelry from the often overlooked simplicity of beauty found in the ordinary. He has won awards at shows including the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council, Ann Arbor Street Fair and The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Top: Nancy Megan Corwin Left: Tom McCarthy


M E TA L S & E N A M E L S October 9-15

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cloisonné Enameling Made Easy! Learn the basics of cloisonné enameling in quick, simple steps and get ready to play! Make a number of small enamel pieces that are suitable for bezel setting. Discover the secrets that make cloisonné fun, easy and creative. Beginners develop basic skills and an understanding of the process; while more advanced students explore the unlimited possibilities that occur when painting outside the lines. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011ENL-Oct9 Ricky Frank began enameling in the 4th grade with a hobby kiln in his parents’ basement. After graduating with a degree in psychology with no idea what to do with his life, he rediscovered his passion for enameling and has been making a living selling his cloisonné jewelry in fine craft and jewelry stores for the past 32 years.

Weekend October 27-30

Torch-Fired Enamels – Start Up or Tune Up! Thinking about experimenting with torch-fired enamels but not sure where to begin? Would you benefit from some supervision while you take your current work to the next level? Fine-tune your torch-firing skills while you sift onto copper forms and explore a variety of surface techniques such as sgraffito, stencils, layering, and fusing glass beads. Enjoy instant gratification with the interaction of glass, metal, and fire! All levels. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011ENL-Oct27 Marjorie Simon is a studio jeweler, writer and educator who has exhibited and taught nationally and internationally. Her work is in the collection of The Newark Museum and the Mint Museum, among others. She has received two fellowship grants from the NJ State Council on the Arts.

October 9-15

Trapping Found Objects Discover a variety of ways to trap found objects. Make and use cold connections such as sawing tabs and rivets (both standard and alternative). Create simple wire prongs and form sheet metal to hold items in place. Learn a variety of techniques including layout, design transfer, surface embellishment using simple and found tools, and the use of a variety of flex shaft attachments. For decorative purposes. Make an assortment of samples using different techniques, or work with the instructor to design and make a finished project. Soldering skills required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MTL-Oct9 Joanna Gollberg is a studio jeweler in Asheville, North Carolina. She is the author of four books, all published by Lark. Joanna teaches at craft schools and for metalsmithing groups across the country. Her work is exhibited nationally.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Middle: Joanna Gollberg Above: Marjorie Simon


Weekend March 24-27

3-D! Volume in Oil Painting 3-D may be the latest in film, but it has always been the key to astounding oil paintings. Gain power in your painting by investigating how artists build convincing solid and transparent forms in space. Use drawing to plan an effective composition, then explore color and temperature as the building blocks of depth in painting. This class is designed to build confidence in color missing and paint application. The use of perspective and psychology of color will also be included. Intermediate drawing skills necessary, but beginners in painting are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011PTG-Mar24 Lisa Discepoli Line is a full-time studio

artist from Sevierville, TN who has taught many workshops at Arrowmont and other schools. Her work was recently included in a threeyear national traveling exhibit on the topic of Work: Curse or Calling?

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Gary Chapman painting class Above Center: Lisa Discepoli Line Right: Photo by 2010 Arrowmont Photo Contest student, Beth Shupe.


June 5-11

Painting with Oils: Creating a More Convincing Illusion Develop an articulate language of oil paint in order to create a more dynamic and convincing illusion of space. Concentrate on the laws of contrast as the fundamental tools of the medium as it is applied to still life and observational painting. Comfort with basic drawing skills is preferred, but no painting skills are required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Jun5 Gary Chapman has had over 49 solo

exhibitions and has participated in numerous group and invitational exhibitions with national and international venues. His work has been reviewed extensively and has been published in over 20 catalogs and books including several editions of New American Paintings.

D R AW I N G | PA I N T I N G | P R I N T M A K I N G | P H O T O G R A P H Y June 12-18

June 19-25

Diverse Monoprints

Drawing the Smoky Mountains – A Portable Portfolio

Explore print processes to discover diverse compositions. Experiment with intaglio, relief and monotype on Japanese gampi paper. Learn effective Chine Colé technique to utilize different languages in one format. After printing a number of different ways, collage your pieces together to create a unique body of work. If you already have some intaglio plates, please bring them! All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PMK-Jun12 Koichi Yamamoto merges the traditional and June 12-18

Collage to Paint / Paint to Collage The direct nature of collage allows for rapid immersion in the process of imagemaking and leads to almost immediate results. Layer both acrylic and oil paint with constructed images to build works out of a variety of materials as you learn to paint both supportively and expressively. Discover how different media work together and determine the best process for finding your distinctive creative voice. Gain experience with transfers, gluing techniques, surfaces, supports, compatibility and layering of different media. Materials include paint, photographic imagery, found objects, organic material, cloth, and threedimensional objects – anything that will hold paint. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Jun12

contemporary by creating unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. He completed his BFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art and received an MFA from University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts rests in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, an area rich in lush landscape, indigenous plants, flowers and animals. Create your own field guide with the Smokies and Gatlinburg as your source material! Craft a portable sketchbook and develop a visual catalogue of your Arrowmont experience utilizing both observational drawing and mixed-media processes to personalize and develop your imagery. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011DRW-Jun19 Katarina Riesing holds a BFA in Studio

Art from Smith College and is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has exhibited nationally and has taught at University of Wisconsin and Community School for the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Holly Roberts earned an MFA from

Arizona State University. Her pieces are exhibited internationally and have been published in three monographs. She has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Holly Roberts Above Center: Koichi Yamamoto Right: Katarina Riesing


D R AW I N G | PA I N T I N G | P R I N T M A K I N G | P H O T O G R A P H Y July 10-16

July 24-30

Discover Your Creative Roots

Encaustic Paint, Image Transfer & Collage

Begin the journey to take your creativity to another level! Have an exciting week working with new materials, surfaces and learning the contemporary design format. Jump-start your creative potential by experimenting with art in a painterly technique. Challenge yourself to explore your inner uniqueness and reach for ways to express your life experiences through the use of metaphors and symbols in your work. Daily demonstrations, stories and helpful comments will facilitate your grasp of the process. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011PTG-Jul10 Mary Todd Beam is a member of A.W.S., D.F., N.W.S., Ohio Watercolor Society and two-time winner of the A.W.S. Gold Medal of Honor Award. She is the author of two books and a video. Her work is exhibited internationally.

July 17-23

Stencil Madness: Monoprint Gone Crazy Harness your energy and spontaneity as you learn various stencil techniques using shaped pieces of mylar as printmaking plates. Create beautiful full-color prints through the use of precise registration techniques, control of printmaking ink, brushes, and brayers. Build layers in your prints with the incorporation of transparency, color, and composition to develop images with a personal creative style. Experimentation is encouraged – toss aside the traditional approach and learn the liberating and impulsive benefits of the monoprint process. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PMK-Jul17 Jennifer Ghormley employs a variety of techniques in her translation of ideas into works of art. She received her MFA in printmaking from University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has served as the studio manager of Anderson Ranch Print Editions at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, CO.

Encaustic paint is an ancient media composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments, Worked from a molten state, this versatile medium makes richly colored paintings and is also a superb vehicle for collage exploration. Learn the basic technical process of integrating collage materials and successfully transferring photocopied images onto the encaustic painting surface. Preparation of homemade encaustic medium, basic paint application and surface treatment techniques are all covered. Some experience with encaustic is helpful, but all skill levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Jul24 Erin Anfinson is an Assistant Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University. She earned a BA in painting from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA in painting from the University of Connecticut. Her work has been shown in a variety of national exhibitions and was published in New American Paintings.

August 7-13

Wide Picture: Pinhole & Panoramic Photography in the Smokies Capture the beauty of the Smoky Mountains through an ancient photography process adapted to contemporary times. Make pinhole film cameras and learn to convert digital SLR cameras with removable lenses into fauxpinhole cameras. Learn new and creative techniques for nature photography with an emphasis on the development of simple digital panoramas and digital negatives for darkroom printing. Concentrate on image capture during daily visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bring your own digital and film cameras, tripods, and laptops with photo editing software. Intermediate photographers with knowledge of digital and darkroom photography are preferred. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PHT-Aug7 Daniel Kariko is an Assistant Professor of Photography at East Carolina University Department of Art and Design. He received his MFA from Arizona State University at Temp. He has been teaching all levels of digital and darkroom photography since 2002.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Erin Anfinson Above Right: Daniel Kariko


D R AW I N G | PA I N T I N G | P R I N T M A K I N G | P H O T O G R A P H Y August 7-13

Put the “Color” in Your Watercolors Color is the best part of painting – color choice can take your work from good to extraordinary. Demystify color mixing and selection. Discover the secrets behind triads, complementary colors, and analogous colors so that you can really use color theory in your paintings. Begin in the classroom, and then find color in nature through explorations of the Arrowmont campus and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Aug7 Cynthia M. Kukla is a studio artist and has

taught watercolors at Illinois State University and in workshops through the United States and Europe. Her paintings have been exhibited on four continents. She receives numerous grants for international research on art.

August 14-20

Painting as Seeing: The Intimate Eye Some of the very best paintings are small in size. Carefully observe the figure, landscape and still life to create intimately scaled paintings and interpret what the eye records. Learn to kick-start a painting through the use of drawing and design basics. Utilize alternative canvases such as wood panel and paper as you experiment with media and various forms of acrylic paint application. Incorporate the philosophy of sight into your daily work and discover new depths of familiarity with your subject matter. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Aug14 Kevin Haran is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He earned a BFA in Studio Art from University of Central Florida and an MFA in Drawing/ Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

August 28 – September 3

Incorporating Encaustic with Mixed Media There is not another medium that lends itself to collage the way encaustic painting does. Wax creates a surface that provides collage with not just encapsulation but a natural translucent, dreamy quality. Gain the necessary skills to become capable in encaustic (beeswax) painting, including transfer techniques, incising, stencils, resist, textures, and the use of colored hot wax. Learn to make collage an integral part of your communication through art. Explore the ambiguous or pull inspiration from dreams, history or fantasy as you are encouraged to think conceptually and express who you are through the marriage of encaustic and collage. All levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PTG-Aug28 Marge Luttrell is an encaustic studio artist whose work has been featured in exhibits nationwide. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Award to study in Japan, a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to study in Italy and a National Endowment for the Arts Award.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Right: Kevin Haran Right: Marge Luttrell


D R AW I N G | PA I N T I N G | P R I N T M A K I N G | P H O T O G R A P H Y October 2-8

A Drawing Primer Whether you draw regularly or have not drawn since kindergarten, this workshop provides a meaningful framework for dramatic growth in your drawing ability. Dramatically improve your drawing skills and gain confidence in your abilities while utilizing the techniques, tricks, and sequential exercises in this structured course. Expect to work hard, learn a lot, and have a very good time. If you have always wanted to draw, this class is for you! All levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011DRW-Oct2 Margaret Scanlan is a full-time studio artist and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. She teaches workshops in the U.S. and France.

September 25 – October 1

Weekend October 27-30

Discover Your Creative Roots (In Depth!)

Exploring the Smoky Mountains with Pastels

Whether you are new to contemporary painting or are an advanced painter you will benefit from this hands-on, experimental approach to painting. Build upon the ideas presented in class one, or take this workshop as a standalone course and begin the journey to take your creativity to another level. Experiment with ways to take your work off the wall as you explore your inner uniqueness and incorporate metaphors and symbols in your work. Apply traditional painting techniques to all manner of new materials and bring a contemporary and personalized edge to your art. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011PTG-Sep25

If your idea of a great day is spending time in a spectacular location painting what you see, feel, and experience, this is the class for you! Develop strong design, learn to use color in personal and expressive ways, and respond to what you see and feel in this on-location course. Plenty of individual instruction and daily group critiques will help you to hone your work. The goal is to make a good painting without worrying about technique, so experience with pastels is not required. All levels are welcome and moderate physical activity is required. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011PTG-Oct27

Mary Todd Beam is a member of A.W.S., D.F., N.W.S., Ohio Watercolor Society and two-time winner of the A.W.S. Gold Medal of Honor Award. She is the author of two books and a video. Her work is exhibited internationally.

Harriet Howell is a full-time artist and graphic designer. She teaches classes in landscape drawing and experimental watermedia painting throughout Tennessee. She holds a SFA from the University of Tennessee.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Mary Todd Beam Above Right: Harriet Howell



Weekend March 24-27

May 29 – June 4

May 29 – June 4

Carved in Stone

Extreme Papermaking

Appalachian Baskets

This is an all-encompassing workshop covering the entire process of creating art pieces in stone. Begin with the acquisition of the stone and follow the creative process through the design, carving, polishing, finishing and mounting of the piece. Emphasis will be on the proper use of tools as applied to direct carving. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-May29

Experience the age-old craft of papermaking in a non-traditional way during this hands-on, feet-in workshop creating large 6’x9’ sheets of handmade kozo paper. Walk through the entire papermaking process – from assembling the vat and screens to preparing the fiber (cooking and beating) and pulling the sheets. Use the finished sheets for 2-D or 3-D work and transformed in a variety of ways by dyeing, printing … even spinning thin strips into yarn for weaving or using the sheets to sew wearable garments. Let your imagination run wild! No previous papermaking experience is required. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011PAP-May29

The rich and fascinating history of Appalachian basketry is the focus of this immersive workshop. Celebrate a traditional art form of the Smoky Mountain culture as you create Cherokeestyle and walnut dyed round baskets. Incorporate varied sizes of reed as well as ash, cherry, and walnut strips to add detail. Learn methods for the application of both natural and synthetic dyes in order to give your finished basked a unique touch.  This course is suitable for basket makers at all experience levels.  Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011BAS-Mar24

Bob Lockhart is a stone and wood sculptor

who serves as Professor of Art at Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is held in numerous permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of Art in New York.

Julie McLaughlin was a costume designer

Virginia McKinney is a full time studio artist

and holds a BS in Art Education and Design from S.U.N.Y., Buffalo and an MA in Sculpture from Western Carolina University. A former Arrowmont Resident Artist, her work is exhibited in fine craft shows and galleries nationally.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Working on an animation with Carlos Ferguson & Greta Songe

for many years before taking a more personal creative journey exploring handmade papers in a sculptural way. Much of her work is based on the corseted silhouette. She maintains a studio in Dysart, Iowa and shows her work internationally.


S P E C I A L TO P I C S June 5-11

Book-o-Rama: Book Basics & the Artist’s Book The handmade artist’s book is an enviable and coveted object that provides a unique and intimate viewing experience. Discover the foundations of bookmaking and go beyond that to create your own functional book. Make a variety of different blank bookforms ranging from basic to complex structures that include both glued and sewn methods. Explore planning methods and learn how to create a book with content. You’ll be amazed by the simple, low-tech ways that you can combine text with images to build your personalized artist’s book. All levels are welcome; participants may establish their own goals and work at their own pace. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Jun5 April Flanders holds an MFA in printmaking

from Arizona State University. She has held oneperson shows at galleries across the country. Her work has been featured in museum and gallery shows internationally, including the Center for the Book Arts in New York. She currently teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

PH OTOG R A PH S Below: Ke Francis

Two Weeks June 19 – July 2

Computer as Midwife This two-week mixed media class allows you in-depth exploration of the use of the computer to facilitate your art. Learn to use the computer as a concept development tool and then to transfer digital design information to traditional media. Gain a basic overview of available software, hardware and digital output devices. Incorporate a variety of mixed media processes in order to expand digital imagery into traditional drawing, painting, and printmaking. The instructors celebrate the idea of quality and importance of hand work in the intuitive process involved in creative artist efforts and will give you guidelines for the incorporation of the computer as an important intermedia conceptual tool in support of traditional art. Basic computer, drawing and design skills as well as basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator required. Course Fee & ID: $950 | 2011SPL-Jun19 Ke Francis is a narrative artist currently

teaching sculpture and printmaking at the University of Central Florida. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Bellagio Study Center grant, the Susan B. Herron Literary and Visual Arts Fellowship, The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Visual Arts and a Southern Arts Federation Sculpture Fellowship.

Chuck Abraham is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Central Florida, specializing in Digital Design. He has served as the Manager of Creative Services for Universal Studios and has over 23 years of experience as a working professional in the field of graphic design.

June 26 – July 2

Connecting to the Figure in Found Objects Find a personal connection to your materials in order to bring meaning and a new sense of context to otherwise commonplace or discarded objects. Focus on simple and innovative methods of joinery applicable to wood, metal, and fiber. Playfulness is encouraged. Subjects include but are not limited to the rendering of both human and animal figures. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011MXM-Jun26 Michael Stasiuk is a multimedia sculptor

whose found object sculptures are represented in private and corporate collections. He has been a theatrical prop master for the Mudd Butt Mystery Theater Troupe in Telluride, CO for over 20 years.

July 3-9

Pushing the Boundaries through Sculptural Papermaking Integrate papermaking, fiber, basketry and sculptural processes as you explore the use of handmade paper as sculpture and consider the potential of these processes in your personal work. Learn how to cast handmade paper into sculptural and vessel forms using found, plaster, and soft molds as well as permanent armatures. Attention is given to the strength and skin-like extremes of handmade paper as well as how to join multiple cast forms and surface treatments such as pulp painting, collage, stitching, embossing, drawing and more. All levels welcome. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Jul3 Jo Stealey is Professor of Art, teaching

fibers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She exhibits internationally and her work is held in private and public collections. She is known for her multimedia sculptural work in handmade paper.


S P E C I A L TO P I C S July 31 – August 6

Pop-Up Books & Sculptural Bookbinding Discover the magic of the sculptural book through exploration of threedimensional and pop-up forms. Learn a variety of pop-up structures, beginning with simple non-adhesive cut-and-fold pop-ups and progressing through a series of more complex glued constructions. Explore several sculptural bindings including the basic accordion book, the carousel book, and the tunnel book formats. Both the carousel (a nested series of accordion pleats) and the tunnel book (two accordions holding a series of page frames) are theatrical set-like constructions employing layers of images. An ideal session for book artists, teachers, graphic designers, and anyone who likes to play with paper. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Jul31 Carol Barton is a book artist, curator and

teacher. Her work is exhibited internationally and is held in numerous collections including the Library of Congress and The Museum of Modern Art. She served as curator for the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition Science and the Artist’s Book. Her most recent books, The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volumes 1 and 2, are how-to guides to making pop-up cards and pages.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Frank Anjo Above Right: Carol Barton

August 7 - 13

August 21-27

Let’s Get Animated!

Slate Carving & Lettering

Learn the basics of stop motion animation with members of the collaborative artist group Tiny Circus. Whether you are a professional artist looking to branch out into the world of film or a beginner curious about how to animate, this class is for you! Focus on the unique nature of artistic collaboration in the animation process. Work as a group on collaborative and individual animations to make objects, handmade characters, household items, drawings, or found items come to life. Gain an understanding of the technical basics needed to make your own animations outside of the classroom setting, including editing. Add music and sound effects to your films and make them truly shine! The week culminates with a spectacular animation showcase of your work - projected from the Tiny Circus Airstream projector unit! Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Aug7

Slate is often overlooked as a potential carving material due to its association with more utilitarian uses such as roofing, gravestones, tile, or - going back a few years - blackboards. In fact, slate has wonderful tight grain that accepts fine detail and can be worked up to a matte shine. Its relative softness allows ease of carving with standard fire-sharpened steel hand tools and very quickly with carbide air-powered ones. The flat nature of slate makes it an ideal media for relief carvings; think what the Egyptians did with incised line and shallow cutting! Learn basic Roman V-cut lettering, proportioning, Gilding and some Celtic knot work design. Concentrate on proper tool usage (traditional and pneumatic) and techniques for translating a drawing or calligraphy onto stone. Open to all skill levels. Please bring ideas, text samples or sketches. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Aug21

Carlos Ferguson is the founder of Tiny Circus

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. He has worked in the stone fabrication industry for the past decade where he learned dimensional stone cutting starting from quarry block through to finished and installed stonework.

and currently works full time on the project. He has taught at Berea College, The College of William and Mary, and Ithaca College. He is a former resident at the Macdowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Art, and the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil.

Greta Songe is Adjunct Professor at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City and at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, as well as being a core member of the collaborative art group, Tiny Circus, which makes stop motion animations with community groups across the country. She is a former Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence.

Frank Anjo received his MFA from the



Weekend November 3-6

Op Art Beads in Polymer Clay

September 25 – October 1

October 9-15

Handcraft a Bamboo Fly Rod

Reviving the Inro: Creating Personal Vessels to Wear or Carry in Polymer Clay

A handcrafted bamboo fly rod is considered the ultimate example of tradition in the world of fly-fishing. Build an instant heirloom using the high quality tools including Starrett Measurers and antique hand planes. Begin with raw materials and refine them into a split cane rod and leave with a two-piece one tip rod ready for final finishing. Be prepared to work hard and play hard! Is it an art form or a craft? You can decide for yourself. All levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Sep25 Doug Hall began making bamboo fly rods

in 1994 after befriending master rod maker and author Wayne Cattanach. To date he has taught over 180 students. He has been chosen as one of eighteen makers internationally to participate in the Makers Rod project three times.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Doug Hall Upper Right: Judy Belcher Lower Right: Seth Savarick


Ancient Japanese inro were worn from the kimono sash and provided a way for gentlemen to carry things at a time when garments didn’t have pockets. These ornate objects not only provided one with a place to carry medicines and other small necessities, they also bestowed the wearer with status, style, and identity. Like many hand-crafted objects in Edo, Japan, inro evolved over time from strictly utilitarian objects into works of high art and immense craftsmanship. Today, polymer clay is the perfect medium for creating these intriguing and magical objects. Use the traditional inro form as a starting point to create modern wearable vessels that can be worn as jewelry or carried as a small handbag. All levels. Course Fee & ID: $475 | 2011SPL-Oct9 Seth Lee Savarick is a full-time studio artist creating polymer jewelry and personal ornaments. He taught art and design at Parsons School of Design, Corcoran School of Art, and the Bransdale Art Center as well as at many international polymer clay conferences.

Don’t let your eyes fool you – all these beads are flat! Op Art was a movement that celebrated the optical illusion. Get out your “Mad Men” style and make some fabulous jewelry to go along with that sheath dress. Create a few simple polymer clay canes, cut, reassemble, squish, move, and throw in a couple of neat surface treatements to create as many beads as you can over the weekend! All levels. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011PLY-Nov3 Judy Belcher is an author, artist and accountant – what a combination! She is the author of Polymer Clay Creative Traditions and has co-authored several other books. She has been featured on numerous television shows demonstrating the versatile nature of polymer clay.

S P E C I A L TO P I C S Weekend November 3-6

Cake Sculpture Make a multi-tiered faux cake out of styrofoam as you learn all about sculpting and building real cakes. Cover your “cake” with fondant, use gumpaste for decorations, and discover how to construct a crooked cake. Discover the secrets behind trompe l’oeil techniques such as woodgrain, leather, cloisonné, and inlay as well as fondant and gumpaste techniques like quilting, crimping, bows, and drapes. All levels. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011SPL-Nov3 Colette Peters is the owner of Colette’s

Cakes, a specialty cake company in New York City. She has created cakes for window displays for Tiffany & Co and Cartier, was commissioned by First Lady Hillary Clinton to create cakes for the White House Christmas display, and has had cakes featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Food Network, The Today Show, and a variety of other media outlets.

Weekend November 3-6

Coiling & Twining … & So Much More! Learn the art of both coiling and twining as you create small baskets. Practice hand skills, neatness and shaping; explore color, pattern, texture and materials. This is a fun course with plenty of tips to make your baskets look fantastic! Choose from baskets, trays, pendants and earrings as you hone your coiling and twining skills. So many choices, so little time! All levels. Course Fee & ID: $310 | 2011BSK-Nov3 Judy K. Wilson taught herself how

to make baskets 25 years ago and has since taught thousands of students in 20 states. She has won numerous awards for her designs.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Top: Judy K. Wilson Above Left: Colette Peters Above & Left: Workshops in progress. Photos by Jill Greene


WOOD Weekend March 17-20

Basic Woodturning with Design in Mind Gain an in-depth understanding of the simple properties of green wood and basic woodturning skills with an emphasis on fine design and creative thinking. Discover the best techniques for easy wood removal and shaping open bowls, and then learn how to prepare surfaces for the most appropriate finish. This class is intended for beginning woodturners. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDT-Mar17 Charles Farrar is a self-taught woodturner

who has turned full time since retiring from the corporate world in 1995. Based in North Carolina, he is a regular demonstrator at regional and national symposia including the American Association of Woodturners. Farrar’s works are held in numerous private, corporate and permanent museum collections, and he recently presented a piece to the President of the United States for the White House collection. For more information, visit

Weekend March 17-20

Weekend March 24-27

This Thing Called Wood

Turning for Food

Begin with a passion to learn and think outside the box – leave with a variety of new techniques and skills to apply to your own work! Learn proper milling techniques, and safe, efficient use of workshop tools as you make quick and easy dovetails, join and glue up veneer, lay bricks to make curved forms, and construct jigs in order to create duplicated parts such as tables and chair legs. You will even build a segmented cutting board using a simple band saw method. Instructor-led demonstrations will be plentiful. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDW-Mar17

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left: Charles Farrar Above Right: Photo by Brenda Ryan, chosen as a weekly winner in the 2010 Arrowmont Photo Contest. Right: Wyatt Severs Segmented Work


Wyatt Severs is a current Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont. He has studied and worked as an assistant at Murray State University, Peters Valley Craft Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Penland School of Crafts. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in a number of private collections.

Dazzle your friends and family with the wide variety of gifts you make in this class! All projects are kitchen related and include both spindle and faceplate turning techniques. Begin with the basics of tool selection, sharpening, and chucking, then move to sanding, finishing and marketing your wares. Projects include honey dippers, rolling pins, salt shakers and pepper mills, bottle stoppers, bowls and plates as well as a few surprises. All levels of experience welcome. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDT-Mar24 Nick Cook is a full-time production turner

specializing in one of a kind gifts, bowls and vessels. He is a founding member of the American Association of Woodturners and an honorary lifetime member of that organization.

WOOD Weekend March 24-27

Now What Do I Do With It? Surface Design for Woodturners So you have become pretty good at making a nice bowl and now you’re looking for a way to make your work stand out from the crowd? This is the workshop for you. Explore techniques to enhance your turned work through surface embellishment from the very simple to the intricate and elaborate. Experiment with an abundance of methods ranging from dyeing, bleaching and painting to carving, engraving and wire brushing. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDW-Mar24 Mark Gardner works in his studio in

Saluda, NC and teaches at craft schools and woodturning clubs around the country. He has a BFA in Theater Design and Production from the University of Cincinnati. Mark’s work is in the public collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the Minneapolis Museum of Art.

June 5 - 11

June 5-11

Turned Bowls & Hollow Forms

Construction Basics & MORE!

The focus of this class will be on making open bowls and hollow forms. Work with fresh-cut green logs, learn the location of the bowls or vessels within the logs and then process them directly on the lathe using the Ellsworth Signature Gouge and various hollowing tools. Subjects will include tool design, attaching devices, sanding and finishing, measuring wall thickness, working with green wood, and anything else we can think of in five happy days of making shavings. This course is intended for beginning to intermediate level students. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jun5 David Ellsworth has become known as one

of the premier designers of turned wood vessel forms over the past 30 years. He is a Fellow and past Trustee of the American Craft Council as well as the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the AAW and the Collectors of Wood Art.

Come to this intensive five-day workshop ready to discuss, sketch, build, paint, carve, rebuild, and rework in order to create unique and evocative objects. Demonstrated techniques include hand tool and power carving, basic joinery, surface embellishment, sketchbook making, and multiple approaches to creating constructed wooden volumes. The kinds of things (sculpture, vessels, furniture, 3-D drawings, and more) created in this workshop will be as weird, imaginative, or practical as you desire. There are no boundaries here! All experience levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Jun5 Travis Townsend teaches at Eastern Kentucky University and has been a resident artist at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley Craft Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Awards include an Emerging Artist Grant from the American Craft Council, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellowship, and awards from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.

May 29-June 4

Turning & Decorating Hollow Forms If you want to learn how to turn elegant hollow forms and decorative possibilities for creative expression, this class is for you! Discover how to develop a sense of form during the turning process, and how subtle changes can dramatically impact the final shape of the vessel. Explore decorative techniques with lines, texturing, carving and piercing. Learn how to lay out designs creatively with an indexing wheel and how to transfer designs onto 3-dimensional surfaces. The possibilities of creating expressive, personal work are endless. All levels are welcome, but some hollow form experience is helpful. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-May29 J. Paul Fennell has been woodturning for

over 40 years. His work is featured in the Smithsonian, Museum of Arts and Design, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Cincinnati Art Museum as well as the book New Masters of Woodturning and in magazines such as Craft Arts International, Australian Woodworker, AAW Journal, and Woodturning (UK).

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Travis Townsend


WOOD June 12-18

July 3-9

Turning for the Table

Alternative Methods of Carving

Create beautiful homeware using local hardwoods. Learn how to convert an unseasoned log into classic bowls and platters that will add elegance to any table setting as well as utilitarian items such as a rolling pin, egg cup and salt and pepper bowls. This practical course is designed to help you tackle most turning projects. Get your tools sharp so you can remove waste material quickly and make the ultimate fine cut! Suitable for all skill levels. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jun12 Glenn Lucas has run his Woodturning Study Centre in southeast Ireland since 1995 and is frequently invited to demonstrate at events worldwide. Recent events include the American Association of Woodturners, Utah Woodturning Symposium, the Norwegian Woodturning Cruise, and the Association of Woodturners, Great Britain.

June 12-18

A World of Wooden Boxes Learn how to use a wide variety of joinery and shaping techniques to create beautiful and interesting hardwood boxes. Observe a wide range of techniques including wood bending, lamination strategies, and various surface treatments. Next, experiment and develop your own design variations. You are sure to surprise yourself with what amazing things you can make in just a few days with quality materials, a well equipped facility, and an instructor with a lifetime of experience at your side. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WML-Jun18 Michael Mocho has been a full-time

craftsman since 1976 with extensive experience in furniture design, woodturning, architectural millwork, pattern making, and stringed musical instruments and operates a shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a former Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Michael Mocho Right: Hunt Clark


June 26 - July 2

Go Off-Center: Playful & Uncommon Techniques A fun and stimulating workshop that exposes you to the more uncommon techniques of multi-center turning face and spindle work! Learn to go beyond the traditional and observe fundamentals to freshen and enhance your skills. The daily routine includes demonstrations in both basic and off-center turning technique, problem solving and discussions on safe turning, tools, jigs and templates. Nurture your creative side as you brainstorm design ideas, sketch, turn your own spindles and practice textures. Some basic turning skills are helpful, but all levels are welcome. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jun26 Michael Werner’s roots in turning started in his native Switzerland with an apprenticeship in metal machining. He now teaches and exhibits at various venues including the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council, and various national and international symposiums.

Throw all of your traditional ideas about wood out the door and get ready to discover exciting and active new methods. Chain saws, angle grinders, and dynafiles will all be utilized. Hunt Clark’s innovative and unconventional approach will encourage you to stretch your boundaries and discover the malleable qualities of wood. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Jul3 Hunt Clark is a full-time studio artist currently working in video installation and sculpture. He is known for his intricately curved, architectonic shapes that he carves out of large blocks of wood.

July 3-9

Woodturning: Display & Function Aesthetics Explore strong aesthetic form for both functional and decorative objects such as bowls, boxes, open and enclosed vessels. Learn how to emphasize the natural nuances of wood to draw forth warmth, beauty, color, unpredictability and tactility. Purity of form is emphasized in this course, and the result will be the production of objects that give pleasure through their aesthetics and elegant simplicity. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jul3 Ray Key has served as President of both The

Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen and The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (of which he is also a Life Member). He is the only non-North American Life Member of The Association of American Woodturners and a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Turners by Presentation. uk/designers/furniture/ray-key.html

WOOD July 10-16

July 17-23

July 17-23

Creative Pen Making

Exploring Green Wood

Take your pens to the next level! Think creatively and utilize a variety of materials including but not limited to exotic wood, deer antlers, and acrylics. Cast your own unique pen blanks and explore a wide variety of finishing techniques, including an easy CA glue finish. After finishing your pen masterpieces, discuss effective marketing techniques for your products. Suitable for all skill levels. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WML-Jul10

Would you like to take your game to the next level? Are you ready to stretch your skills? Let’s go and play! Spend a week pushing the boundaries and investigating the endless possibilities of working green wood. Begin with an overview of wood selection and continue on to turning, texturing, drying and finishing. Then the real fun begins – maybe some bleaching, some burning . . . all with an eye toward form, line and design. The end result is a unique take on works ranging from simple baskets to more complex hollow forms and spherical vessels. Basic turning skills are required for this class. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jul17

Screwed! Alternative Methods for Assembling Furniture

Barry Gross pens can be found in pockets

worldwide – from those of corporate tycoons to celebrities like Stephen Spielberg and Jimmy Buffet. His work even graces desks at the White House! His “Tempus” pen, created from recycled watch parts, earned him a prestigious Readers’ Choice Award from Pen World Magazine.

July 10-16

What Happens . . . After the Turning

Christian Burchard is a graduate of the

Museum School in Boston and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC. Burchard opened Cold Mountain Studio in Ashland, Oregon in 1982. His work has been included in most major turning exhibits in the past ten years and is included in many public and private collections.

Explore alternative methods of building wooden objects, including using screws, nails, rivets, string and dowels. Building this way lends itself to fluidity and an intuitive approach to woodworking that traditional methods make almost impossible. We’ll talk a lot about the process of designing as you go, and of what kind of problems you might run into with wood movement and strength when using alternative joinery. Come with sketchbooks full of ideas and whatever strange hardware you can get your hands on - anything goes! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Jul17 Katie Hudnall runs the wood program at

Murray State University in Kentucky. Her work has been included in numerous shows and publications, including Studio Furniture: the Next Generation, Transformation 7: Raphael Prize Finalist Exhibition, 500 Cabinets, and Fine Woodworking: Design Book Eight.

Expand your technical and artistic vocabulary in relation to the turned form. Begin with initial works such as spindle turnings, bowl and hollow forms, and flat pieces, then experiment with new techniques to go beyond the ordinary. Surfaces of vessels will be carved, textured, pigmented, stained or inlaid with other materials to create an effect far beyond that of simple stained and polished wood. Sculptural pieces can be built using turned cut and reassembled components or multiples of turned components – perhaps resurrecting so-called “mistakes” to develop something breathtaking. Intended for intermediate students. Bring your own turning and carving tools if possible! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jul10 Rolly Munro has been turning for more than 35 years and has made his own carving tools since day one of his woodworking career. He now manufactures and sells his line of tools to turners worldwide. His specialization is turned, carved, and pigmented sculptural turning. www,

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Katie Hudnall


WOOD July 24-30

Give Life to Your Wood! Bring pieces of your favorite wood and give them new life by turning them into sculptures! Develop confidence in your skills and create your own style as you read the wood and create imaginative finished pieces. Woodturning is the basis of the workshop, but carving will take center stage as you experiment with arbortech and flexshaft techniques, burled wood, and surface finishes like textures, polychromy, and burning. A basic familiarity with woodturning is required. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jul24 Christophe Nancey discovered

woodturning in 1984. His inspiration comes primarily from nature and its perpetual evolution and rebirth. His work is exhibited internationally.

July 24-30

Classic, Experimental & Fun: Intro to Woodworking! Dive into this fast-paced workshop ready to cut things apart and put them back together in a whole new way! Explore classic and experimental construction. Learn to cut, join, and build using half-lap and mortise and tennon joinery while dissecting and transforming basic furniture techniques. Play with chance and learn through action as you construct a box on a stand that will eventually become sculpture, furniture or whatever your heart desires! This thorough introduction to woodworking is suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Jul24 Sylvie Rosenthal is a woodworker and

sculptor specializing in intricate, detail-oriented furniture, contraptions and art objects that are infused with humor and steeped in the impossible. Her wood and steel creations are featured in galleries and museums nationwide.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Craig Nutt


July 31 - August 6

July 31 - August 6

Wood & Its Relationship to the Turned Vessel

Wood Carving for Fun & Profit

Explore wood and its characteristics as you learn how to emphasize the unique properties of grain patterns, colors, burls, and decay in a vessel form. Turn both open and closed forms to gain an understanding as to how to turn a raw log into a turned form while incorporating grain patterns into the overall design to create a visually balanced piece. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Jul30

Carving is increasingly popular with furniture makers and woodturners as a way to create interesting forms, textures and embellishments on wooden surfaces. Skip the gizmos and gimmicks – traditional carving gouges remain among the most versatile, efficient and rewarding ways to shape wood. Learn how to use tools such as chisels, gouges and even the mysterious V parting tool to create patterns, shallow relief carving and sculpture. While you will gain experience with traditional techniques, the primary focus will be on the acquisition of new and experimental methods that will allow you to realize your vision. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Jul30

Todd Hoyer began woodturning in 1976. His

works are featured in collections worldwide, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Victoria & Albert Museum of London, Yale University Art Gallery, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Craig Nutt has over 35 years experience as a

studio furniture maker and sculptor. His work is included in numerous collections including The Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, HartsfieldJackson Atlanta Airport, and the Tennessee State Museum. He is a frequent panelist and juror for craft shows and fellowship programs; and writes and lectures occasionally on the topics of art, furniture and craft.

WOOD August 7 – 13

August 21-27

Embellishing With Carving & Inlay

Common Logs, Uncommon Objects

Give your woodturnings a unique advantage in the marketplace or explore your artistic voice in a new medium. Mineral crystal inlay accentuates wood art to make finished pieces more eye-catching. This course addresses inlays as accents as well as imagery. Carving, grinding and dyeing techniques will also be utilized to enhance the finished product. Participants should be comfortable at the lathe with turning small bowls and power sanding. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Aug7

This is a workshop for the turner who doesn’t know how to “leave well enough alone” - that restless soul who is ready to attack those smooth, perfect surfaces with some new thinking; by punching holes in them or transforming them with a power carver. Focus on design and the development of an idea, then learn to move that idea from inside your head to the surface of a vessel. Begin with a full log and use power carving techniques to create something new and exciting. You are encouraged to bring thoughts and ideas to explore, as well as a pre-turned “stunt vessel” or bowl for experimental purposes. Basic woodturning skills are required. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Aug21

Stephen Hatcher left behind an

entrepreneurial career in electrical engineering and mathematics ten years ago to pursue an interest in the arts of woodturning and stone carving. His works have been showcased in books, magazines and exhibits worldwide. To view his recent work, visit

August 14 – 20

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Expand your horizons and learn how glass and wood combine as you design and build an original wall-hung mirror (or two, or three . . .). Flex your creative muscles while learning about glass cutting, wood joinery, making moldings, carving and shaping, and much more. Explore techniques new to you such as inlay and bent lamination. See how you can transform the way wood appears through dyes, paints, and even fire! You’ll come to see how the sky is the limit and that if it reflects, it must be good. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Aug14 Ken Burton has been working with wood

professionally for the past 29 years. He holds an MFA from RIT and teaches workshops across the country. For more information and to view his work, please visit

August 14 – 20

Surface Fundamentals for Turned Wood Texture and color can make a piece or break a piece. Bleaching, scorching, use of rotary burr tools, experimentation with pigments . . . all of these techniques greatly enhance the final product. Learn the keys to creating successful turned objects with surface embellishments, both with and without use of the lathe. You’ll leave the workshop with a solid foundation of skills that will allow you to balance the turned form, material and embellishment. Intermediate to advanced turning skills are required, but no experience with surface techniques is necessary. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Aug14

Ron Layport views the turned vessel as

a forum for exploring the unexpected and pushing boundaries. Known for his natural themes and the quiet presence they evoke, his work is seen regularly at SOFA EXPOS, del Mano Gallery, various museum exhibitions and in numerous publications and collections.

Hayley Smith is a native of Wales and

has been a full-time studio woodturner since 1991. Her work is exhibited and held in collections worldwide. Smith has taught and undertaken residencies in the UK, Ireland, North America and Australia.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Hayley Smith Right: Ron Layport


WOOD August 28 – September 3

September 4 - 10

Firewood or Furniture? An Intro to Green Woodworking

Small Wall Cabinets Design and construct a small cabinet to hang on the wall. Bring your favorite books on joinery and design to gain inspiration and be ready to step outside of your comfort zone to create something completely one-of-a-kind! Areas of focus include design, wood selection, joinery door construction, hinging, finishing, surface design and hanging systems. The small class size allows for plenty of oneon-one attention along with classwide discussions and demonstrations. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Sep4

Begin with riven stock and utilize tools from the late 19th century to attempt construction of a one-slat red oak side chair. Learn proper use of tools including the drawknife, spokeshave, mortise chisel, powel pointer and hollow auger. The workshop features an in-depth discussion of the trade and a demonstration of splint bottoming. You’ll be fascinated by this unique way of working with wood! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Aug28 Lyle Wheeler is the proprietor of The

Anthony Ulinski has been creating functional residential works and sculptural forms in his studio since 1976. His works have been shown at numerous shows and galleries including the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair and the John Elder Gallery.

Appalachian Folk Toy Company as well as a woodworking shop in Millers Creek, NC. He produces period furniture, traditional mountain chairs, wheeler’s chairs, spinning wheels, and accessories for the fiber trade.

August 28 – September 3

Surface Decoration for Small Objects Small turned objects like boxes and lidded bowls offer a wonderful canvas for surface embellishment techniques. Explore methods of pyrography, surface texturing with rotary carving tools, simple chip and line carving using palm chisels and gouges, use of acrylic media to build interesting surfaces, and coloring the wood to make your turned object tell a story. Most work will be off-lathe – bring your own turned objects and be ready to personalize them. Students must have basic turning techniques mastered, including bowl, hollowing, and spindle turning. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Aug28 Andi Wolfe is a botanist who uses inspiration from her scientific studies to create works that reflect the natural world she observes. She has been exploring surface enhancement for nearly a decade, beginning with simple textures and expanding her repertoire to three-dimensional carving of a turned form.


September 4-10

September 25 - October 1

Turn Me A Story

Carving on Turned Forms

Stories are what connect all of us together. Focus on this opportunity to express your personal story through turned wood. Enhance and decorate your object with a variety of materials in order to further hone your narrative. Whatever your level of turning skills, this class will have you thinking differently about the things you make and send you home inspired and ready to make lots of turned stories. This course is suitable for all skill levels. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Sep4

Go beyond classic turned forms! Combine turning and carving to discover how the lathe can be used to create a canvas for new things. Learn how to orient the wood for the best effect on the lathe and reserve areas during turning to be carved later. Use power carving tools (grinder and flexshaft) from roughing to finishing to create teapots, creatures with long spikes, or simply bowls with feet and handles - your imagination will be the only limit. After this class, you will never look at root balls the same way anymore! Students should be fluent in basic turning techniques and poised to explore new territories. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Sep25 Pascal Oudet is a regular author of

Clay Foster has been learning woodturning for 25 years, and has taught in schools and symposiums around the world. He is a founding member and past vice-president of the AAW.

Jennifer Shirley teaches and demonstrates at various craft schools and symposiums across the country. She is known for her attention to surface design and embellishments.

turning articles for a French woodworking magazine. He was one of the four artists selected for the “emerging artist” program at the AAW symposium in 2010. For more information, visit

wood September 25 – October 1

Boxes, Boxes & Even More Boxes! Learn to turn tooth fairy boxes, needle cases, and nested boxes out of cast acrylic, horn bone and more. Make boxes with slip fit lids as well as boxes with threaded lids. Experiment with a variety of embellishments, learn to use negative rake tools, and discover techniques unique to each turning material. Amaze yourself with a world of boxes! Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Sep25 Bonnie Klein is the designer of the Klein Lathe and accessories as well as the author of a project book and creator of several DVDs. She teaches worldwide.

October 2 - 8

Off the Lathe - Onto the Wall! Explore endless possibilities that will take your woodturning imagination to new levels. Delve into the realm of reconstructed turnings, wall sculptures and “wall jewelry” for creating sculptural aspects in wood turned art. Techniques include multi center turning, various chucking techniques, carving cutting and reassembling work, plus various surface enhancements including burning, bronzing and coloring. Projects include wall sculptures, deconstructed bowls, imaginary sculpture or “wall jewelry” and decorated vessels with lids. Design, safety, tool handling and sharpening will also be covered. Class is suitable for intermediate and advanced students. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Oct2 Nick Agar’s large-scale, multi-textured turned wood sculptures have earned him a reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted art. In addition to exhibiting widely and appearing at international conferences both as a demonstrator and a judge, Nick is in constant demand for commissions from collectors, his wide range of clients include HRH Prince Charles the of Wales and the Royal jewelers Aspreys of London. Visit www. for more information.

October 2-8

October 9 - 15

Working with Corrugated Cardboard

Bowl Turning Made Simple

Explore the potential of both new and recycled cardboard as a material for creating both two and three-dimensional functional and non-functional objects. Cardboard has inherent character and beauty. The versatility of its many uses and the beautiful patterning of its undulating corrugations beckons investigation. Look beyond the common cardboard box to discover the infinite ways this undervalued material can be used. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDW-Sep25 Jason Schneider received his MFA in Furniture Design from San Diego State University and exhibits his work nationally. He is currently the Woodworking Program Coordinator at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO.

Sharpen your tools and skills, and get ready to be “spoon-fed” all of the skills you’ll need to successfully create wonderful small bowls and other objects on the mini-lathe. Begin the week with simple bowls, then advance to uniquely shaped natural-edge bowls and then to boxes and false hollow forms. Discuss and execute many aspects of bowl turning, including safety, drying, twice turning, finishing, line and design. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WML-Oct9 Warren Carpenter is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and his works are held in many galleries and private collections. Warren teaches with tremendous energy, a unique sense of humor, and a passion for turning wood.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above Left Page: Clay Foster Above Right Page: Jason Schneider



October 9 - 15

Turned Expressions Express your creative self through bowls, pods, vessels, and spindle turnings! Playful experimentation is the name of the game. Learn to view your turned objects as building blocks for three-dimensional collage and sculpture. Experience in woodturning is preferred, but anyone with an interest in making and using turned objects to create sculpture is welcome. Bring examples of your work, electronic images, and turned objects for experimentation. Course Fee & ID: $550 | 2011WDT-Oct9 Betty Scarpino is a contemporary artist, sculptor and woodturner and is recognized as a master of the genre. In addition to Arrowmont, she also teaches at Anderson Ranch and the Center for Turning and Furniture Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Weekend October 27-30

Weekend November 3-6

Get Ready for Christmas!

Total Immersion in Penmaking

Never turned a Christmas ornament? This weekend is for you! Learn the techniques for turning slender icicles and for hollowing on a small scale. Use dyes and grain enhancements for that special ornament, and even learn how to make your own small hollowing tools! You will leave armed with a few new ornaments as well as the knowledge to fully transform and personalize your holiday decor. Basic turning skills required. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDT-Oct27

Pen turner, woodturner, or wannabee. Spend the long weekend totally immersed in penmaking. Learn the key elements of what makes a perfect pen and focus on techniques that let you achieve perfection of fit and finish. What makes your work unique? Design, materials, and finishes will make your pens stand out from the crowd. Fabricate your own components from distinctive materials and take your pens to a new dimension! All skill levels are welcome – no matter where you begin, this course will give you the skills to separate your work from the masses. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDT-Nov3

Keith Bundy is a member of the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild and the American Association of Woodturners. He has been a demonstrator for AAW clubs and regional symposia as well as an assistant instructor for professional turners Graeme Priddle and Dixie Biggs.

Weekend October 27-30

Boxes Aren’t Just for Squares! It is time to change your mind about boxes - take a square box and turn it around! Make tall bandsaw boxes and turn them on the mini-lathe to create fabulous containers. You can use these containers to hold potpourri, hide your secret stash, keep marbles, cover up those cigarettes you gave up last week . . . whatever your heart desires! The only requirement is that you don’t fear the band saw and you have basic turning skills. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDW-Oct2 Jacque Allen is a studio artist who regularly

leads workshops at Arrowmont, Penland School of Crafts, The Art League Studio in Florida, and Studio Workshops in North Carolina. She exhibits nationwide.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Betty Scarpino Left: Jacque Allen


Kurt Hertzog has been a penmaker since he began woodturning. He is a regular columnist on pens for Woodturning Design magazine, a Council Member of the Pen Makers Guild, and a teacher and demonstrator nationally. Weekend November 3 - 6

Turning Multi-Axis Made Easy Learn to turn a variety of multiaxis projects, including birdhouses, boxes, goblets, and bottle stoppers. Create multi-axis pieces using a fourjaw chuck (no special equipment is necessary). Tool handling and decorative techniques such as beading, texturing, chattering, laminating, and coloring will be covered. Recent turning experience is recommended. Course Fee & ID: $350 | 2011WDT-Nov3 Frank Penta is past president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina. His work integrates function and aesthetics with fine detailing and finishing enhancing the natural beauty of the wood. His work has been featured in American Woodturner magazine and he co-authored Woodturning Tools, Techniques, and Projects with Alan Leland.


Exhibition Galleries at Arrowmont The Sandra J. Blain Galleries offer a full schedule of regional and national changing exhibitions that complement and support workshops and other Arrowmont programs. Serving as an educational resource, the exhibitions in the Galleries enable students and visitors to learn about various media and techniques, and how different artists express ideas through their work. Exhibitions also honor local artists through collaborations with other organizations. Many works in the Galleries are for sale, supporting artists in their careers and the work of the School. Their central location in the Turner building makes it easy to spend time in them. The Galleries are open to the public; most exhibitions include an opening reception.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Image from the Figurative Association: Celebrating the Human Form Invited Emerging Artist Exhibition. Photo by Jill Greene.

The Loggia Gallery features the Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence in a revolving exhibition. This foyer gallery is dedicated to the residency program attending their management of exhibition space with many artworks for sale. On occasion, this gallery features national conference and permanent collection exhibitions.

The Jerry Drown Wood Studio Gallery features a revolving wood exhibition from the School’s collection, much of which was donated as a bequest from Jerry Drown, a long time supporter of the School. Exhibitions include turned and constructed wood objects and wood sculpture. These objects are not for sale, but the Drown Gallery, located in the Wood Studio, is open to visitors.

2011 Exhibition Schedule Sandra J. Blain Galleries

The Loggia Gallery

January 7 – February 26 March 4 – April 9 15th Sevier County Biennial Arrowmont Staff Creates Juried Exhibition Reception: Friday, January 7, 6:00–8:00 pm April 15 – May 21 Spring Wildflower Artist of the Year March 11 – May 7 Reception: Wednesday, April 20, Artists-in-Residence Annual Exhibition 5:30–7:00 pm Reception: Saturday, April 9, 6:00–8:00 pm May 27 – July 4 Selections from Arrowmont’s May 13 – September 3 Resident Artist Collection Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition September 9 – October 29, 2011 Enamelist Society Exhibitions November 4 – December 24 Selections from Arrowmont’s Permanent Collection The 18th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show will be presented in the Painting Studio from February 18 to March 5. Opening reception Friday, February 18, 6-8 pm.43


Community Programs

Artist-in-Residence Program

Arrowmont offers a series of classes especially for residents of our local community. Adults and children can take advantage of the opportunity to work in our professionally equipped studios with skilled teaching artists. Scheduled on weekday evenings during the winter for adults and on Saturday mornings for children, Community Classes are a great way to learn a new skill or perfect a technique, try a new media, and have some fun. Complete information about Community Classes is available in a separate brochure. Please call to request a copy.

The Artist-in-Residence Program, established in 1991, provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to develop a new body of work in a creative, supportive community environment with visiting artists, instructors and students. Residents are selected annually to participate in the 11 month program. Residents live on campus and are provided private studios, a monthly stipend, a furnished shared house with private bedrooms & bathrooms, and meals during workshop sessions. Professional development, paid teaching and exhibition opportunities are available. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community experiences and enjoy working in a team environment. For more information visit our website,

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Artists-in-Residence Jennifer Wells and Wyatt Severs looking at Jennifer’s artwork during Open Studios. Photo by Stephanie Stuefer.


The program is generously funded through an anonymous gift, the Robyn and John Horn Resident Artist Woodturning Endowment, the Trabue

Family Scholarship, Reid-Wild Scholarship, Virginia Alpha Scholarship, and Pi Beta Phi Sign of the Arrow Endowment.

Artist Outfitters Supply Store Workshop supplies and books are available in the Artist Outfitters Supply Store on campus, along with artwork by current and former Resident Artists. The Supply Store carries materials requested by instructors for classes, as well as an extensive collection of supplies for work in all media. Artist Outfitters is open year round and seven days a week during class sessions.

Arrowmont Facility Rental Arrowmont’s facilities provide the perfect location for conferences, corporate retreats, business meetings or family gatherings. Housing, meals, presentations and art-making can be easily accommodated on campus. Contact Steve Reilly, Director of Facilities and Operations at 865-4365860 ext. 35 for more information.

your time at arrowmont first served basis. A complete registration includes the registration form on the back page, $300 consisting of your $50 registration fee and a workshop fee deposit of $250 for each class.

Special discounts are available for 2011 • Early Bird Registration Discount: Registrations received by March 1, 2011, receive a 15% discount on workshop fees.

Most people come to Arrowmont to be immersed in art and away from the pressures and responsibilities of daily life. Housing, meals, evening programs, and almost 24-hour studio access provide everything you will need to be stimulated and inspired. Students may choose never to leave campus during their workshop session. However, if you want to get a drink, shop, or sightsee, Gatlinburg is just down the driveway. Located on 14 acres on a wooded hillside in downtown Gatlinburg, TN at the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Arrowmont offers both a secluded retreat experience and a busy tourist center. The School is easily accessible by car and shuttle service is available from Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport. Information will be sent with your registration confirmation. A typical one-week workshop session begins on Sunday with check-in between noon and 6:00 p.m. Classes begin at 7:30, following dinner at 5:30 and a Welcome and Orientation at 6:30. Class continues Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but studios are generally open until 1:00 a.m. for students who wish to continue to work. Studio clean-up is Friday afternoon with departure on Saturday morning. Two-week classes follow the same general schedule but students may work in the studios through the weekend in between. Weekend classes begin on Thursday evening and continue through Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Arrowmont studios and housing facilities are accessible on a campus that is considered moderate mountain terrain. A gradual walk up a short hill to most facilities is necessary. If you have special housing or other requirements, please discuss with the registrar at the time of registration so we can best meet your needs. The Marian Heard Resource Center houses an extensive collection of books and periodicals available to use on-site. Four iMacs and one PC computer enable instructors and students to access the Internet for additional research and to print from a connected black & white and color copier. Most of the campus is wireless for those who bring a laptop.

Shuttle Service & Rental Car Information Shuttle Service is available from Knoxville McGhee-Tyson Airport. Call Rocky Top Tours (877-315-8687 and ask for Linda Hall) to make reservation at least two weeks prior to your workshop. Rental Cars are also available at the airport. A 10% discount is offered through Enterprise Rent-A-Car with corporate code: 56EN632. Registration is open for 2011 workshops now! Classes are filled on a first come,

• K-12 Teachers Discount: Teachers receive a 50% discount on workshop fee for one (1) workshop. Applicants must be currently working as a teacher to be eligible for the discount. A paystub or other documentation of current employment is required at registration. • Local Residents Discount: Those who live or work in Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox and Sevier counties in Tennessee receive a 50% discount on workshop fee for one (1) workshop. Additional workshops will receive 25% discount on workshop fees when all registrations are made at the same time. Proof of residency is required. All registrations for regular workshops require a $300 deposit which includes the nonrefundable $50 registration fee. In all cases, only one discount per student may be used. Discount programs cannot be combined. You may register by phone: 865436-5860; by fax: 865-430-4101; or by mail with credit card or check. Checks, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card are accepted. Please note: if you are applying for a Scholarship or the Educational Assistance Program, you will register after you are accepted.

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Bowling on the front drive with handmade wooden ball and pins compliments of the wood class. It was so much fun, it may become a tradition!


WOR K SHOP & L AB FEES Payment, Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED! • A  deposit of $300 which includes the $50 non-refundable registration fee, regardless of the number of workshops for which you are registering. • F ull payment of all charges is due 30 days prior to the beginning of your workshop. • W  orkshop registration is nontransferrable from person to person or from class to class. • A  ll cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please). A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund. • A  rrowmont reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. In the event that Arrowmont cancels a class the student will receive a full refund, including the registration fee. • A  rrowmont cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation.

Workshop Fees: One-Week Workshop $550 Woodworking, woodturning, glass & select painting* $475 All other classes

Two-Week Workshop $1,100 Woodworking, woodturning & glass* $950 All other classes

Weekend Workshop $350 Woodworking, woodturning & glass* $310 All other classes

* These workshop fees are slightly higher to cover the increased expenses of operating highly technical studios and equipment. Arrowmont is working with several colleges and universities to offer an affordable option for students enrolled in a workshop to earn college credit hours. Please call Arrowmont before you register to find out what opportunities are available if you are interested in college credit. 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 classes 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.

Materials Fees: Materials fees will be charged to all students based on materials used in each class, and are in addition to materials or supplies that your instructor may ask you to bring or that you purchase at the Artist Outfitters Supply Store during your workshop. Materials fees are collected on the last day of class. The chart below offers a range for the average materials fees for various classes. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending on the class. Clay




Baskets $15-$80 Fiber/Surface Design/Marbling $25-$90 Glass Kiln Casting (Glass) Metals/Enamels/ Polymer Clay

$90-180 $150-$300 $15-$85

Paper/Book Arts/Printmaking $20-$80 Photography


Woodturning/Woodworking $20-$120

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Photo by student Paige Wright - selected as a weekly winner in Arrowmont’s 2010 Photo Contest.




Encaustic Painting


HOUSINg/MEALS Stuart and Teachers are rustic and charming houses with airconditioning that include single, double and triple rooms sharing common bathrooms. Prices are per person. One Week

Students generally live on campus during their workshop, in order to take full advantage of the immersion opportunity, get to know their fellow students, and spend as much time as possible focused on their work. Campus housing options include single, double, triple and dormitory rooms in four buildings. All linens and towels are provided. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. All campus housing prices include three meals daily in the Staff House Dining Hall. Meals are served Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast for one-week classes and Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch for weekend classes. Although we cannot provide special options for everyone, we do provide vegetarian meal choices. Students may choose to stay offcampus. Information on off-campus housing can be obtained from the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce (800-588-1817, No camping is permitted on Arrowmont property. No pets are permitted on campus except service animals.

Students staying off-campus may purchase meal plans at $199 for one-week, $439 for two-week, and $105 for weekend workshops.

Two Weeks

Single (private bath) $682 $1,412

Double (private bath) $527 $1,102


Double (shared bath) $432 $912



Double (shared bath) $432 $912


Triple (shared bath) $372 $782


Two Weeks


Double (shared bath) $377 $787


Triple (shared bath) $342 $722


Dormitory - 4-13 per room (shared bath) $312 $667 $174

$316 $271

Single (shared bath) $522 $1,092

One Week


Single (shared bath) $522 $1,092


Red Barn is a renovated historic structure without air-conditioning. It offers double, triple and dormitory style rooms accommodating 4 – 13 people, all with shared baths. Prices are per person.

Hughes Hall has air-conditioned rooms, private or adjoining baths, a lounge with television, and a large, comfortable porch. Hughes is a threestory facility, and is first floor handicap accessible but does not have an elevator. Rooms with private baths have limited availability. Prices are per person. One Week

Two Weeks

Please note: Single = one person in room Double = two people in room Triple = three people in room

P hoto g r a phs Above: Stuart Dormitory Left: Teachers Dormitory Room


schol a rships Arrowmont offers several opportunities to enable students to attend workshops at reduced cost. Individual scholarships provide partial or full coverage of workshop fees, room and housing. They are awarded to a student to take a specific workshop based on financial need and various criteria depending on the source of the funds. An application is required for each scholarship and is available to download at classes-and-workshops/financial-aid. The application deadline for the 2011 workshop season is March 1, 2011. For more information about applying for a scholarship, please call 865-436-5860. Friends of Arrowmont Scholarships are partial scholarships that cover 50% of the workshop fee, meals and dormitory housing for a one- or twoweek workshop. These scholarships are intended to make Arrowmont’s programs available to the broadest population of students. Qualifications include financial need and a commitment to personal artistic goals. Skill in a particular medium is not required. Applicants must describe why they want to take a specific class, why the cost would be a hardship for them, why they would make a good candidate for a scholarship, and how they intend to use the experience to further their artistic goals. Friends of Arrowmont Scholarships are funded by gifts to the Friends of Arrowmont Annual Fund, Scholarship Auctions, the Margaret L. Gongaware Scholarship Fund, the Suzanne Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Helen M. Russell Bequest, the Robert H. Skinner Bequest, and the Rude & Daphne Osolnik Scholarship Fund. The Dr. Judith Temple Scholarship Fund provides full scholarships that cover 100% of the costs of attending a one- or two-week workshop at Arrowmont. These scholarships are for promising and talented students who could not otherwise afford to come to Arrowmont. Applicants must provide images of their work and letters of recommendation along with their application. The Dr. Judith Temple Scholarship Fund was established by an anonymous donor.


The Steven E. & Carolyn J. Gottlieb Woodcraft Scholarship is a full scholarship that covers 100% of the cost of attending a one-week workshop including transportation and supplies to a financially deserving student pursuing woodturning. Preference will be given to students 18 – 23 years of age who are launching a career in woodturning, but older students are also encouraged to apply. The Steven E. & Carolyn J. Gottlieb Woodcraft Scholarship Fund was established by Steven and Carolyn Gottlieb. The Pi Beta Phi Foundation provides scholarships to both members and nonmembers of the national Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. Application procedures and materials are available directly from the Foundation at www.pibetaphifoundation. org. Go to the “scholarship link” to download an application.

P hoto g r a phs Above: Working in the sculpture studio. Right: Photo by Kristen Wilders, Scholarship recipient, selected as a weekly winner in Arrowmont’s 2010 Photo Contest.

SCHOLARSHIP BASICS Friends of Arrowmont: Open to all skill levels and no images are required. Dr. Judith Temple Scholarship: Open to advanced students and images are required. Steven E. & Carolyn J. Gottlieb Scholarship: Open to woodturners 18-23 years of age. Please note: if you are applying for a Scholarship or the Educational Assistance Program, you will register after you are accepted.

educational assistance program Educational Assistants are an integral part of the School’s operation and a great way for anyone with limited financial resources to attend classes. Application forms can be downloaded from Arrowmont’s website. Applications are due by March 1, 2011 (postmarked); However, we will continue to accept them until all positions are filled. Educational Assistantships and Scholarships cannot be combined. Educational Assistants receive one week of class for each 45-50 hour week of work. Students are also expected to work up to 22 hours during the week they are in class. The workshop fee for our week(s) of class as well as dormitory housing and meals for the length of your commitment are provided. Materials fees and other art supplies are the responsibility of the student and are to be paid weekly. Classes are awarded based on availability. Students must arrive the Friday prior to their session and stay through the Sunday after their last workshop. Educational assistant positions are physically demanding and require that you be able to lift 50 pounds. The minimum commitment is two weeks with preference given to applicants of four weeks or longer. As an education assistant/employee of Arrowmont, meals and lodging are provided on Arrowmont premises and must be accepted by the student employee as a condition of their employment.

Studio Assistants provide support to instructors by preparing and maintaining studios for workshop and assisting students. Although studio assistants may have expertise in a specific area, they will work in all studios in some capacity. On occasion studio assistants will also be scheduled to work in the kitchen. For more information: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 556 Parkway / PO Box 567 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 865-436-5860 Applications are available online: Studio Assistantships: Work-study:

PH OTOG R A PH S Above: Work-studies cooking for the Wednesday evening picnic. Left: Studio Assistant, Dana Cowley, making a basket. Below: Studio Asst. Maia Leppo & Work-study Jenna Puckett watch bowling with California Grape Dude.

Work-study students function as part of the kitchen team preparing food, washing dishes, and setting and cleaning up the dining room. Work-study students might also help with grounds maintenance, housekeeping, library and technology support, or in the Artist Outfitters Supply Store. Since previous art experience is not necessary for workstudy positions, this is a great way to learn new skills, gain confidence artistically and make life-long friends working in a fun and creative environment.


2011 WO R K S H O P S




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ONE WEEK MAY 29 - JUNE 4 One Week June 5-11

ONE WEEK JUNE 12-18 One Week June 19-25

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ONE WEEK JULY 10-16 One Week July 17-23


* TWO WEEKS JULY 24 - AUGUST 6 One Week July 31 - AUGUST 6 One Week AUGUST 7-13

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One Week August 28 - SEPTEMBER 3




One Week August 21-27

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52 ♦ Some workshops may be available for 3 hours of freshman or sophomore college credit. Please call for details.

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SU PPORT FOR AR ROWMONT Arrowmont is committed to keeping workshop fees and other costs as low as possible to make the creative experience accessible to most everyone. This would not be possible without generous contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals like you. Many gifts of all sizes to the Friends of Arrowmont Annual Fund combine to provide scholarships, support children’s programs, equip studios and sustain the School. When you become a Friend of Arrowmont with an annual gift, you strengthen your connection to this community and help others. All Friends of Arrowmont receive our e-Visions Newsletter and regular communications about events and opportunities on campus and around the country. Friends who contribute $100 or more also receive a discount on supplies in the Artist Outfitters Supply Store. Those who make gifts of $1,000 or more become members of our Signature Circle, serving as leaders and advisors to help plan for the future. Please consider adding a Friends of Arrowmont gift to your registration, send a gift in the mail or make a gift online at through our secure server. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts of stock and planned gifts are also welcomed. Both offer special tax advantages for the donor. Planned gifts allow you to make arrangements now to support Arrowmont in the future. In-kind gifts of equipment, supplies and materials help us keep our studios state-of-the-art. Check out the Studio Needs List on our website to see if you can help with an in-kind gift. For more information on how you can help, contact the development office at 865-436-5860, ext. 28. Programming has also been made possible in part through a joint agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.


Friends of Arrowmont Educational Assistance Fund Auctions Exciting auction events are being planned for 2011. Auctions include outstanding art and craft generously donated by our instructors. Similar works by these artists are sold in fine galleries and held in museum collections worldwide. All proceeds from the auctions support the Educational Assistance and Scholarship Fund at Arrowmont. Each campus event begins with a preview,

bidder registration and a silent auction followed by the live auction. Refreshments are served and there is no cost to attend. Visit our website www.arrowmont. org for dates and details and join the mailing list to receive our newsletter and updates throughout the year.

Early Birds: Register before March 1 and get 15% off.

2 0 11 R egistration form

Please complete this form for each workshop for which you are registering.

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Two Weeks


One Week

Two Weeks



One Week

Two Weeks


Single (private bath) $682 $1,412


Single (shared bath) $522 $1,092


Double (shared bath) $377 $787


Single (shared bath) $522 $1,092


Double (shared bath) $432 $912


Triple (shared bath) $342 $722


Double (private bath) $527 $1,102


Triple (shared bath) $372 $782


Double (shared bath) $432 $912


Dormitory - 4-12 per room (shared bath) $312 $667 $174

You must indicate a first and second choice for housing. 1.


Roommate Request




Course Fee

q Check enclosed q VISA

Housing Discount

Meal Plan Option: $105/Weekend; $199/1 Wk.; $439/2 Wks. (for off campus students) FOA Contribution*

q Discover

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Total Deposit

q MasterCard

q I am 18 years of age or older. minus $300

Balance (due 30 days prior to workshop) *Gifts of $100 or more entitle you to a 15% discount in the Artist Outfitters supply store

q New Student

q male q female (for housing purposes) q I have read and understand there will be a lab fee to be paid the last day of class. This is in addition to tuition and materials my instructor may suggest I bring. See lab fee information on page 48. q I have read and understand the refund, cancellation and transfer policies on page 48.

school of arts and crafts P.O. Box 567 | 556 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738

About the Cover: The art of papermaking traces back to ancient Egypt, where Papyrus scrolls were created from plants. In A.D. 105, the Chinese invented paper as we know it today - using a mixture of hemp, mulberry bark, and rags.  These fibers were combined with water to make a slurry, then mashed into pulp, pressed to remove the liquid and hung out to dry.  Arrowmont students utilized the same process to make the handmade paper featured in our cover photo, which was then dyed with indigo.  Indigo is a rich blue dye, historically extracted from plants, that was widely used throughout the ancient world. In this workshop, students made their own papers and learned how to make indigo vats to dye them.

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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 2011 Workshop Catalog  

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