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June 28-July 4 *June 28-July 11 (2 weeks)
BASKETS 8 Sculpture & a Basket, Too Dorothy Gill Barnes
BASKETS 8 Woven Vessels of Painted Paper Patti Quinn Hill
CLAY 4 Constructed Forms, Slipped Surfaces Victoria Christen
*CLAY 5 Handbuilding Plus Glazing Lana Wilson & Bernadette Curran
FIBER 11 Coaxing the Muse: Art Quilts & Wall Hangings Elizabeth Barton
CLAY 4 Personal Pottery Surface with Majolica Linda Arbuckle
CLAY 4 Thrown & Altered Pouring Vessels Leah Leitson
FIBER 10 *CLAY 5 Working in a Firing the Series Manabigama Kerr Charity Davis Grabowski Woodard & Liz Lurie
METALS 24 Pewter for the Table Fred Fenster
DRAWING 15 FIBER 10 Experimental Transparent Drawing Fabric Collage Susan Christine Davidoff Zoller
METALS 23 FIBER 11 Hollow Form Weaving, Techniques Color, Structure Sandra & Texture Enterline B. Jane Doub
MIXED 18 MEDIA Personal Cloth Sculpture Akira Blount
FIBER 10 Paste-resist with Plant Dyes Rowland Ricketts
GLASS 27 Thermal Formed Glass Gil Reynolds
METALS 23 New Forms for Enameling Mary Chuduk
FIBER 11 Screen Printing: Simple to Sublime Wendy Huhn
MIXED 18 MEDIA Painting Floorcloths Kathy Cooper
METALS 22 Layered Luminescence: The Enameled Image Sara Krisher Wakefield
METALS 22 Duplication, Replication & Appropriation James Obermeier
POLYMER 23 CLAY The Caning Conundrum: Polymer Clay Millefiori Judy Belcher
*GLASS 27 3-D Glass Casting - Spirit & Science Paul Kimball & Kerry Transtrum
PAINTING 16 The Creative Edge Mary Todd Beam
METALS 22 Fire, Form, Color Felicia Szorad
PAINTING 15 Unlocking the Secrets to Painting with Oils Gary Chapman
PAINTING Painting the Plein-Air Landscape
PAINTING 15 PAPER Encaustic Pigments & Painting Innovative Crit Streed Stencils Andrea Peterson
T-4-2: Hot & Steamy or Chillinâ€™ on Ice Marilyn & Jack da Silva
TURNING Turning Outside the Box Beth Ireland
Crocheting with Fine Wire Joan Dulla
WOOD33 WORKING Art from Wood Travis Townsend
MIXED 18 MEDIA Gilding: Sacred & Profane Diptychs Linda Ridings
PHOTO 9 Pinhole Photography Robyn Moore
PRINT21 MAKING Printmaking for the Book Artist Matt Liddle
WOOD29 TURNING Creative Containers David Ellsworth & Michael Mocho
WOOD29 TURNING Creative & Fun Boxes Jean-Francois Escoulen
WOOD30 TURNING Turned Boxes Mark St. Leger
WOOD32 WORKING Methods of Carving Hunt Clark
WOOD33 WORKING Intro to Woodworking: Tables Kim Winkle
WOOD33 WORKING For the Rank Beginner Paul Sasso
* indicates 2 week workshop
TURNING Small Bowls into Big Gifts Warren Carpenter TURNING Woodturning Basics Nick Cook
Page numbers are in the color blocks in the corner of each listing.
Classes - pp. 4-34 | Class Info & Fees - pp. 35-36 | Housing & Meals - p. 37
July 26August 1
BOOKS 19 Experimental Artist’s Books Dan Mayer
CLAY 6 Surface/ Squared George Bowes
BASKETS 8 Tricks with Sticks John McQueen
CLAY 6 Handbuilt Raku Vessels Scott Young
FIBER 12 From Mass-Produced to Manmade Sabrina Gschwandtner
BOOKS 20 BOOKS 20 A Different Pop-Up Look at the Books & Artist’s Book Sculptural Cima Katz Bookbinding Carol Barton
DRAWING 17 Think Big! Monumental Drawing Cornel Rubino
FIBER 12 The Woven Image David Brackett
PHOTO/ 9 MEDIA Digital Imagery Jason Waggoner
CLAY Figurative Sculptures Laura DeAngelis
FIBER 12 Beyond the Kimono: Katazome Akemi Cohn
METALS Some Assembly Required Ken Bova
Delicious Dishes Kristin Pavelka
GLASS 27 Glass Fusing for Beginners Tony Tomlinson
PAINTING Encaustic Painting & Monotype Catherine Nash
METALS 25 Wax Working & Casting David Butler
SCULPTURE 14 Large Scale Sculpture Ken Thompson
Layering Surfaces, Revealing Memories Lisa Kriner
BASKETS 9 Cedar Bark from the Inception Polly Adams Sutton
CLAY 7 Pots for the Table Steve Howell
CLAY 7 Expressive Handbuilt Clay Margaret Bohls
FIBER 14 Freestyle Machine Embroidery Carol Shinn
DRAWING 17 Mapping as Metaphor Julia Morrisroe
FIBER 13 Dimensional Weaving Lesli Robertson
Expressive Fabric for Quilts & Clothing Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Printed Textiles Clare Verstegen
METALS 26 The Fabricated Ring C. James Meyer
GLASS 28 28 GLASS Beyond Screen Expectations Printing on Iza Taylor Glass Tony Glander
MIXED 19 MEDIA Way Around the Figure Michael Stasiuk
METALS 25 Form & Image Jessica Calderwood
METALS 26 Hollow Ring Construction & Kinetic Mechanisms Susie Ganch
METALS 26 The Thrill of the Chase Ana Lopez
PAINTING 16 Commanding Color in Watercolor Sue Archer
WOOD31 TURNING The Art of Non-Violent Woodturning Jerry Kermode
PRINT21 MAKING Monoprinting & More! Kate Borcherding
PAINTING 17 Developing the Individual Voice in Mixed Media Fran Hardy
PAPER20 MAKING High to Low Shrinkage Pulps Catherine Nash
WOOD31 TURNING Turning Small in a Big Way Joe Ruminski
WOOD32 TURNING Surface Design on Thin Wall Turning Binh Pho
PRINT21 MAKING Relief Print & Collagraph Koichi Yamamoto
WOOD31 TURNING Carving Hollow Vessels Avelino Samuel WOOD34 WORKING Cabinet Curiosities Garrett Hack
WOOD32 34 WOODWORKING TURNING Make a Chair Beyond Round from Scratch Art Liestman Tim Hintz Page numbers are in the color blocks in the corner of each listing.
WOOD34 WORKING Band Saw Boxes Jenna Goldberg
Financial Assistance & Residencies - p. 38 | Registration Form - p. 39 | Calendar - p. 40
Personal Pottery Surface with Majolica June 7-13 This week is all about surface decoration using the technique of majolica. Bring smallto-medium terracotta bisque forms in one or two series of forms so we can talk about strategies for organizing surface, use of color, personal subject matter, and the many technical points of using majolica glaze. Develop several series of surface explorations on work of similar forms to see the way surface changes the perception of the form. Basic forming skills required, however, no previous decorating experience required! Course Fee: $485 Linda Arbuckle – award winning Professor at the University of Florida School of Art and Art History; recent participant in Shared Journeys China Ceramic Symposium with NCECA; upcoming chapter in Lark Books “Eathenware Masters, 2009.”
Responding to Touch: Thrown & Altered Pouring Vessels June 14-20 Working with porcelain, explore manipulating the form of freshly thrown pots as we focus on the expressive use of the pouring vessel. Create teapots, pitchers, creamers and cruets using wheel thrown and combined parts. Paying attention to form and detail, techniques and ideas will be directed toward the making of handles, spouts, and lids. Surface decoration will include working with slips and carving. Discussion, demonstrations, and slide presentations will offer new ideas in an adventurous, playful and creative atmosphere. We will glaze fire to cone 6 electric. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Leah Leitson – head of art department and ceramics teacher at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC; MFA in ceramics from Louisiana State University and BFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred; residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Banff Center for the Arts.
Constructed Forms, Slipped Surfaces June 21-27
Construct pots from thrown and hand built parts using terracotta clay. Then through the use of colored slips and terra sigillatas, explore the relationship between form and surface for functional pottery. A variety of surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated from the use of flat areas of color to loose needle carved drawings, to delicate brushwork. All work is done on leather hard clay creating a close relationship of form to surface. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Victoria Christen – studio potter in Portland, OR; MFA from University of Minnesota; former resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation; teaches workshops nationally and recipient of an NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award, among others.
Firing the Manabigama for Ash & Glaze Two Weeks June 28-July 11 Explore Arrowmont’s newest wood kiln, the Manabigama. Providing a wide variety of results in a short firing cycle, this kiln will allow us to consider different clay bodies and surface treatments for both ash and applied-glaze results. Multiple firings will allow us to build upon our discoveries. Demonstrations will include wheel-throwing, altering and assembling of functional pots, often with hand-built additions. Layering of slips and glazes will also be covered. All levels encouraged, but basic throwing or handbuilding skills will be helpful. Course Fee: $970
Charity Davis Woodard
Charity Davis Woodard – full-time studio potter in Edwardsville, IL; MFA from Southern Illinois University; since building her Bourrybox wood kiln in 1999, she has focused on limited-production and one of a kind porcelain wood-fired pottery; work is exhibited widely, winning awards and published in numerous publications and books. Liz Lurie, visiting artist – is a studio potter and teacher in Dallas, TX; she exhibits and sells her work in galleries throughout the U.S.
Innovative Handbuilding Plus Glazing Two Weeks June 28 – July 11 Experiment with unusual construction techniques using soft slabs of clay to construct teapots, functional cups, plates and bowls. Create a box with a workable drawer and inset niche from stiff slabs of clay. Other techniques will include making stamps, sprigging, multi-level tiles, textures, and attaching pieces of clay to your work using metal that can be fired. Samples of many glazes and formulas will be available. Glaze pots the second week with the added bonus of visiting artist Bernadette Curran. Some previous experience helpful, but all levels welcome. Course Fee: $970
Lana Wilson – passionate handbuilder who has taught 80 workshops and been in 180 shows worldwide; writer of column for Clay Times magazine since 1996; author of “Ceramics: Shape and Surface”; two appearances on Discovery Channel to extol the delights of working in clay. Bernadette Curran, visiting artist – studio artist and educator in Ardmore, PA; she received her MFA in ceramics at The Ohio State University and has completed several artist-in-residence fellowships including Baltimore Clayworks.
Handbuilt Raku Vessels July 12-18 Explore unique methods of fabrication and construction of simple to complex vessel forms such as a one-slab footed plate, a folded tray and box, to “pocket” and “pillow” pots. Options to incorporate surface texture embellishment and handle and feet ornamentation will also be demonstrated. In addition, we will investigate combining raku and commercial low-fire glazes with an emphasis on personal expression. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Scott Young – ceramic artist and associate faculty, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA; in 2006, organized a six artist workshop fundraiser for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS, that suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina.
Surface/Squared July 19-25 This workshop will concentrate on creating surface with underglazes, glazes and overglazes on tiles at the cone 5/6 temperature range. A wide range of applications and effects will be covered and kilns will be fired everyday to see results quickly. Basic glaze chemistry to achieve different surfaces and colors will be presented to build a vocabulary of ceramic surface that can be applied to two and threedimensional forms at any firing temperature. All levels. Course Fee: $485
George Bowes – BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art and MFA, University of California, Davis; recipient of multiple Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award; work in collection of Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, among others.
Narratives in Clay—Figurative Sculptures July 26-August 1
The figure throughout history represents the most universal of subjects capable of expressing every subtlety of human experience. We will focus on figurative sculptures with an emphasis on narratives and story telling rendered in clay. Begin by looking at prominent figurative sculptors and painters working today to gain insight into their methods and inspiration, and then concentrate on how to build mid-to largescale free standing figures using armatures. Lots of little tips plus other technical information, such as glazing with engobes, and firing schedules will also be covered. All levels. Tuition: $485 Laura DeAngelis – BFA from the Kansas Art Institute where she is also an instructor; work is shown nationally and can be seen at SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York. Laura DeAngelis
Delicious Dishes July 26-August 1 Explore dishes intended for everybody’s favorite course, dessert! Daily demonstrations will include basic alterations both on and off the wheel to make a variety of forms such as footed sundae dishes and cake plates. Surface embellishments and glazing decisions will be addressed as we explore ways to make pots look fantastic both with and without food. Pots will be bisqued only. Slides, discussion and laughter will supplement the course. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Kristin Pavelka – studio potter in Maplewood, MN; Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; MFA in ceramics from Penn State University; former resident at Archie Bray Foundation and Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery, Japan; work in galleries and kitchens nationally. Kristin Pavelka
Expressive Handbuilt Pottery August 2-8 Finding individualized and inventive ways to use clay slabs, we will work to create functional pottery that is expressive and communicative. Through demonstrations, exercises, slide shows and discussions, you will learn a variety of building techniques. We will explore ways to create and use paper patterns and textured plaster slab molds, as well as alternate ways of making spouts, lids and handles, and possibilities for creating sets. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Margaret Bohls – studio potter and educator in Minneapolis, MN; has taught ceramics at University of Minnesota since 1998 during which time she has also been visiting faculty at Ohio University, Penn State University and NSCAD University in Halifax; work exhibited nationally.
Pots for the Table: Handbuilding & Mold Making August 9-15 If you love to make pots for the table, this workshop is for you. We will focus on hand building and a little throwing to create a variety of vessels for serving and enjoying food. This will be handbuilding of a different sort, in that we will use many molds and forms. Everyone will make simple onepiece plaster molds that will be theirs to take home. Although this is primarily a red earthenware pot and mold making class, we will do some majolica to finish at least one project. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Steve Howell
Steve Howell – studio potter; BFA in studio art, University of Texas at Austin and MFA in ceramics, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; has taught at Johnson State College, VT, and Concentration at Penland School of Crafts.
From the Woods: Sculpture & a Basket, Too June 7-13 We will look closer at natural materials harvested nearby in a respectful manner. Then employing basketry, sewing, and simple carpentry skills, create sculptural baskets of your own design. Inspiration may relate to your own special interests and perhaps include mixed media. Some basketry, sewing, and simple carpentry skills will be helpful, but not required for participation. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Dorothy Gill Barnes – recent artist in residence at Pilchuck, the Museum of Glass, WA, and is currently at the Ohio State University art department; received her BFA and MFA from the University of Iowa; Lifetime Achievement in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Woven Vessels of Painted Paper June 14-20 Weave fabulous vessels…baskets…from the non-traditional material of heavy watercolor paper. First design your own unique paper with acrylic paint and texturing tools, cut it into strips, then weave the strips with traditional basketry techniques into oneof-a-kind woven vessels. An eye for detail and technical construction processes will be emphasized along with tool making, mold use, hand shaping, weave structures, and curl embellishment. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace and above all, have fun. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Dorothy Gill Barnes
Patti Quinn Hill – studio artist and member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild; she teaches at craft schools nationally as well as privately from her studio; award winning work has been featured in books, galleries, museums and shows and is held in public and private collections.
Patti Quinn Hill
Tricks with Sticks July 26 – August 1 Walk the line between baskets and sculpture, function and aesthetic. Plying the depths of seemingly worthless material by applying the simplest techniques, the goal is to find new ways to tie sticks around cardboard molds to make meaningful, recognizable objects. Course Fee: $440 John McQueen – is a basketmaker turned sculptor; working as a full time studio artist, he has built a reputation tying together willow sticks he grows in his front yard. He has exhibited these objects nationally and internationally.
Basketry – Cedar Bark from the Inception August 2-8 Learn to prepare Western Red Cedar bark from the raw state, splitting and cutting it to your own specifications. Experiment with methods of twining, create cross warp designs or just play with asymmetrical shapes. The emphasis will be on discovering what happens as you twine, and the challenge of controlling the outcome. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Polly Adams Sutton
Polly Adams Sutton – full-time studio artist and teacher of basketry living the Pacific Northwest; she exhibits her sculptural basketry in galleries and recently her basket appeared on the cover of “500 Baskets.”
photography Pinhole Photography: Experiments with the Camera Obscura June 7-13 Explore one of the most exciting ways of making photographs: pinhole photography. Learn how to make an array of cameras using containers of all sizes, including oatmeal canisters, large packing boxes, found objects, and garbage cans. You will become familiar with basic black and white darkroom printing, including the positive/negative process, and learn the fundamentals of photographic composition and critique. There will also be a competition to invent the most outrageous working pinhole camera! This course will culminate with the creation of a class portfolio. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Robyn Moore – filmmaker and photographer and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS; MFA in Filmmaking and Photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University; work widely exhibited.
Power Images: Mixed Media Digital Images July 19-25 Explore new ways to incorporate digital imagery into mixed media projects. Bring your digital camera with you on an art journey, capture what you see, then go wild. Print your photos on old dictionary pages or fabric, draw on them with colored pencils, paint over them with acrylics, melt them into encaustic mediums, or stitch them together with other images into stunning compositions. In addition to several flexible mixed media techniques, the class will introduce Golden’s “digital grounds,” ground for pastels, and fluid acrylics. Also, the concept of High Dynamic Range photography will be introduced. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Jason Waggoner – mixed media artist in Greenville, SC; he holds a BA in Painting and an MA in Theatrical Art from Bob Jones University where he teaches art and works as a theatrical artist.
Local Color: Paste-Resist with Plant Dyes June 7-13 The use of plants as dyes is certainly nothing new, yet the choice to use locally gathered native plants as dyes takes on new meaning in our global era. Working with both locally gathered as well as traditional dye plants, we will explore the artistic and design potential of natural dyes in combination with stenciled (katazome) and free-hand pasteresist techniques. We will cover the basics of rice paste resist, mordanting, repeat stencil design, and natural dye extraction and application. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Rowland Ricketts – trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, he is a former Arrowmont Resident Artist whose work was recently included in the exhibit Blue at the Textile Museum; MFA, Cranbrook; currently assistant professor of Textiles at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Transparent Fabric Collage June 14-20 Work with various types of natural and synthetic transparent fabrics and experiment with the wonderful layering of imagery, pattern and textures that are possible. We will use low immersion dye techniques, resist dying, direct application, screenprinting and discharge to color and pattern the cloth. Next, combine your dyed/printed fabrics with other types of fabrics to create collages. Construction methods will include appliqué, reverse appliqué and fusing. A final layer of stitching, beading and embroidery will enhance the work with line, shading, surface texture and further illusion of depth. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Christine L. Zoller – Associate Professor and Textile Arts Coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC; BS in textile design from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, MFA in textile design from University of Georgia; work exhibited internationally.
Working in a Series
Christine L. Zoller
June 21-27 Investigating images in a series encourages experimentation and will help you clarify how you can best communicate your ideas. After being introduced to a diverse group of mark making techniques and materials, explore fresh approaches by interpreting one image many times. Media will include deconstructed and “normal” screen printing, mono printing, textile medium, stitching, fusing, collage, burning and much more. You will come away wide-eyed, with new forms of expression and some “tricks” for simplifying your work. All levels, however, some experience with fiber reactive dyes helpful. Course Fee: $485 Kerr Grabowski – studio artist living in Sussex, NJ; she exhibits and teaches internationally and is the creator of the DVD “Deconstructed Screen Printing.”
Exploring Weaving: Color, Structure & Texture June 28-July 4 This class is designed to meet individual needs of both the beginning and intermediate weaver. Beginners will be guided through loom set-up. All students will work on a sampling of four harness weave structures before designing a second project. Discussions will include appropriate uses of fabric verses weight and structure, color theory, finishing techniques, and tips for warping and threading. All levels. Course Fee: $440 B. Jane Doub – BCA from University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Fiber Program Coordinator for Sawtooth School for Visual Art for 22 years; co-owner of Fiber Co., a cooperative studio/gallery in Winston Salem; President and CEO of Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., since 2005.
Screen Printing: Simple to Sublime June 28-July 4
B. Jane Doub
The focus of this hands-on workshop is to take the unknown element out of screen printing. Techniques will be covered in-depth and step-by-step including direct wax, screen filler, drawing fluid and photo emulsion. We will be working with textile paints, thickened dyes and discharge paste and foil. There will be time to print and experiment, troubleshoot and play. Studio and personal safety will be emphasized. Dyeing experience helpful but not necessary. Course Fee: $485 Wendy Huhn – full time studio artist and educator; has taught at University of Oregon, Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley Craft Center, and SDA conference workshops to name a few; work exhibited internationally.
Coaxing the Muse: Art Quilts & Wall Hangings July 5-11 Explore the process of converting inspiration to gorgeous art quilts and wall hangings with your own designs and hand-dyed fabric! Inspiration from paintings or photographs, music, poetry, textures, feelings and all possible observations of our world will lead to exciting designs and rich color schemes. We’re going to dye all the fabric with a simple, safe method and apply construction techniques—piecing, appliqué or collage as appropriate. Machine quilting and finishing will all be discussed in detail. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Elizabeth Barton – retired from the University of Georgia to be a full time fiber artist and teacher; originally from York, England, she was educated in both the U.K. and the U.S.; she has won several awards and grants with work in Quilt National, Visions, Art Quilt Elements, and many others. Elizabeth Barton
The Woven Image July 12-18 Translate your hand-drawn images into a woven surface. There are many ways for the weaver to manipulate the interlacement of warp and weft to produce images rather than just pattern. Looms will be dressed in a way that will allow for the exploration of three techniques: weft brocade, supplemental warp, and pick-up doubleweave. Specific exercises will be provided with plenty of opportunity for individual interpretation. Basic weaving skills will be helpful, but the course is open to all levels. Course Fee: $440 David Brackett – Assistant Professor of Textiles at the University of Kansas; BS in Zoology, University of Michigan and an MFA in Textiles, University of Kansas; work exhibited internationally including Fiber National and Fiberart International.
Beyond the Kimono: Katazome July 12-18 The most spellbinding kimonos derive their beauty from intricate imagery from the natural world. Most popular images are created by katazome, a traditional Japanese rice paste resist technique applied with stencils. Develop your design ideas by observing objects in nature, such as leaves, flowers, and branches from the surroundings at Arrowmont. Rice paste and soybean juice recipes, stencil cutting, application of sumi ink and indigo, natural mineral pigments and other paints will be instructed. A traditional style fabric stretcher will be provided. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Akemi Cohn – studied traditional Japanese dyeing techniques for 10 years under the master Haru Izumi; MFA, Cranbrook and BRA from Tama Art University, Tokyo; she has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and is a former resident artist at Anderson Ranch and Ragdale Foundation.
From Mass-Produced to Manmade July 19-25 Make old woven garments new again! We will start with used, machine-knit garments, which we unravel. After washing, dyeing and winding this previously used yarn, learn knit and crochet basics, which will be the basis to create one-of-a-kind items of clothing. You will be encouraged to follow your own inspiration through color, texture, narrative, etc. You can also explore found objects and inventive knotting techniques in order to create even more expressive garments. Best for beginners; intermediates welcome. Course Fee: $440
Sabrina Gschwandtner – New York City based artist with a BA in art/semiotics from Brown University and an MFA from Bard College; founder of KnitKnit, a limited edition art journal in the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Sabrina Gschwandtner
Layering Surfaces, Revealing Memories July 26-August 1 Using inspiration from personal memories, we will explore the creation of layered surfaces using textile pigments and a variety of resist and application techniques including sun prints and Thermofax printing. Once printed, we will respond to the surfaces and embellish to create visual focus and direction. Discuss how samples can inspire finished art and how we can collaborate to make pieces that are more than the sum of our individual talents. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Lisa Kriner
Lisa Kriner – Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Berea College, KY; BS in Textile Technology, North Carolina State University and MFA in Fibers, University of Kansas; work shown nationally and appears in “The Fiberarts Design Book #7,” by Lark Books.
Expressive Fabric for Quilts & Clothing August 2-8 Learn the traditional techniques of Japanese and Chinese stitch resist, folding and clamping around arashi shibori. We will then explore contemporary adaptations using the sewing machine and smocking machine pleater. Our larger goal will be to develop expressive fabric for projects. Design principles will be an integral part of our discussions. Fiber reactive and silk acid dyes will be used in immersion and direct application recipes. A project using shibori on old recycled clothing will also be introduced, so save a throw away for a makeover! All levels. Course Fee: $485 Ana Lisa Hedstrom – textile artist and teacher who has developed contemporary adaptations of Japanese shibori; work exhibited and published internationally and is in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY, The Museum of Art and Design, NY, among others.
Dimensional Weaving Ana Lisa Hedstrom
August 9-15 Push the limits of woven cloth by learning manipulative techniques that will take your cloth to the next dimension. Develop sculptural objects using a combination of alternative materials and techniques, unconventional media in warp and weft, then use of cloth hardeners and fiber techniques related to crochet and basketry. Students must be able to warp their own loom. Intermediate to advanced. Course Fee: $440 Lesli Robertson – artist, researcher, writer, and educator in Dallas, TX; received grants for research of the cultural arts of Uganda including the Surface Design Association Personal Development Grant and the Dallas Museum of Art’s Kimbrough Fund.
Freestyle Machine Embroidery August 9-15 Saturate your fabric with layers of thread! With a basic sewing machine, thread, and your imagination, the possibilities are endless. Learn to shade, hatch and mix color, all with thread. Explore freestyle stitching with heat transfer images, dissolvable fabric, collage, and couching. After the initial exercises, attention is given to developing individual styles, ideas and projects. We will discuss designing, troubleshooting, finishing and presentation. Participants may work two or three dimensionally. Computerized machine-controlled patterns will not be covered. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Carol Shinn – studio artist from Fort Collins, CO, known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images; BFA, University of Colorado and MFA, Arizona State University; author of “Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art.”
Printed Textiles August 9-15 Create exciting original patterns on cloth through the process of screen printing. Learn to design random and registered repeat patterns while exploring transparent color overlays, visual textures and images for personal compositions or yardage. A variety of stencil methods will be explored including wax crayon, plastic, contact paper and photographic emulsion. A professional quality water-based textile pigment will provide infinite color choices. The class will be packed with information and valuable tips and the pace will be swift. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Clare Verstegen – Professor of Art at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; work in collections of Bellevue Art Museum, Museum of Craft + Design, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, and others; work has won numerous awards.
sculpture Large Scale Sculpture
July 19-25 Using thin wall cement over Styrofoam forms is a great method to make inexpensive and durable outdoor sculpture. This process works in both directions as it can be both subtractive and additive with minimal tool needs. Make at least one human scale piece or choose to work with smaller forms. This process yields high quality results using materials that are easily accessible and physically manageable. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Ken Thompson – operates Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Art Galleries in Adrian, MI, where he does stone carving and metal casting and fabrication; the past 15 years his focus has been on large-scale public commissions for corporations, cities and universities nationally.
Encaustic Painting June 7-13 Encaustic is an ancient form of wax-based painting that has resurfaced as an expressive contemporary medium. Encaustic painting involves working with color pigment suspended in a heated bees wax medium using brushes from melted pots of color while using a variety of marking tools to create a rich and lustrous surface. We will concentrate on a variety of preparatory and application techniques to create bold and textured images as well as delicate and detailed work. We will also combine encaustic with other media such as oil paint and mixed media collage. Some experience with painting helpful, but not required. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Crit Streed – mixed media artist and Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa; work shows regularly at A.I.R. Gallery in New York and included in the Artist Registry of the Drawing Center in N.Y.
Experimental Drawing June 7-13 Using wet and dry materials combined with collage, earth plant materials and natural pigments on a variety of paper, this experimental drawing course will focus on drawing in nature. Develop a personal vision of the landscape (both natural and man-made) through composition, process and experimentation. We’ll work outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains and around Arrowmont’s campus and then refine and develop the drawings in the studio. Be ready to get your hands dirty! Course Fee: $440
Susan Davidoff – studio artist based in Chihuahuan desert of west Texas; teaches drawing and design at the University of Texas at El Paso; her work has won numerous awards and is included in many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Susan Davidoff
Unlocking the Secrets to Painting with Oils June 14-20 Novices and seasoned painters alike will learn to develop an articulate language of oil paint in order to create more dynamic and rich paintings. We will concentrate on the law of contrast as the fundamental tool of that language as it is applied to the still life and observational painting. Expect to complete at least two paintings. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Gary Chapman – Professor of Art, University of Alabama; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and BA and BS, Berea College; he has had over 42 solo exhibitions and has work in permanent collections of 11 museums including the Birmingham, Huntsville, Meridian, Montgomery, Mobile, and Ogden museums of art.
Painting the Plein-Air Landscape June 21-27 Spend the week painting out-of-doors in the timeless tradition of landscape painting. Be inspired by the expansive beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding environment while creating unique works of personal expression and furthering your painting skills. Be prepared to travel light, experience various weather, make more than one painting per day, and to enjoy life. All levels. Course Fee: $440 William Kocher – second-generation studio artist who has studied plein-air landscape painting with established artists in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; he has co-founded arts programs specializing in instruction for adults with intellectual disabilities; work collected internationally.
The Creative Edge July 5-11 Jump start your creative juices as we experiment with various materials to broaden your knowledge of available outcomes for clear expression of your ideas. Learn skills such as threading, layering, under painting, resists, and staining. You will be pushed to identify and strengthen your personal unique painting style. Daily demonstrations are on going as is a lively discussion of alternative strategies for accomplishing a variety of outcomes. By week’s end, each student will present their paintings to the class for sharing and evaluation. Intermediate to advanced. Course Fee: $495
Mary Todd Beam – member of A.W.S., D.F., N.W.S., Ohio Watercolor Society, and twicewinner of the A.W.S. Gold Medal of Honor Award; author of “Celebrate Your Creative Self” and has a video “An Acrylic Journey, From Trash to Treasures”; featured in the 2007 Jan/Feb issue of Artist’s Magazine.
Mary Todd Beam
Commanding Color in Watercolor July 12-18 This workshop is designed to inspire creativity using wet into wet techniques, color theory and design concepts. The goal is to present as much design and color theory information as time allows, add to your core of knowledge, and encourage you to apply wet into wet techniques to the style and subject matter that suits you. Topics discussed will be pigment qualities, saving whites, showing light, linkage, achieving colorful darks, granulation and texture. A variety of design concepts will be covered as well as taking and using photographs as reference. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Sue Archer – watercolorist and instructor living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL; award winning painting exhibited nationally and collected world-wide; work appearing in a DVD workshop, “Creative Catalyst,” coming out this fall. Catherine Nash
The Hot & the Cool of It: Encaustic Painting & Monotype
Developing the Individual Voice in Mixed Media
Painting with pigmented molten waxes is a new take on an ancient painting medium that dates back to the 5th century B.C. From proper substrates and equipment to making your own encaustic medium, we will learn how to prepare surfaces, mix colors and much more. This workshop is designed to demonstrate methods of gaining more control in a painterly fashion as well as introduce you to innovative, contemporary techniques. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Explore new and innovative ways to combine the classical techniques of watercolor, egg tempera, oil over egg tempera, and other drawing media while developing your own voice. Techniques include using egg tempera in innovative ways that diverge from the classic egg tempera hatching technique, oil pastel over watercolor and acrylic sgraffito, and new acrylic materials combined with drawing materials. Work on clayboard panels and learn recipes and tips to make your own panels as well as your own egg tempera paints. Some drawing experience is helpful. Course Fee: $440
Catherine Nash – artist and educator; BFA, Printmaking and Drawing, U. of New Hampshire and MFA, Mixed Media, U. of Arizona; she has studied printmaking and papermaking extensively in Europe, Japan and India; co-published four DVDs on art and craft of papermaking.
Fran Hardy – “Fran Hardy: Pentimento, The Artist’s Process” is a recent documentary on her work airing on PBS and internationally on FEC/PAEC Educational Channel; recent exhibition at Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, OK.
Drawing Strategies – Mapping as Metaphor August 2-8 Using mapping as a means for personal expression, explore methods to metaphorically map your environment. Investigate the natural world through a variety of media to develop an image bank for use in your creative work. A combination of drawing processes and materials will be explored through a menu of morning sketchbook drawing outings. Then use your image bank to develop fully realized drawings. Develop new research techniques, gain hands-on skills, and investigate new terrain while infusing your art with the energy of visual experience. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Julia Morrisroe – Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator at University of Florida; MFA, University of Washington; exhibits her installations, paintings and drawings throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Think Big! Monumental Drawing August 9-15 Develop an ease in working large. Explore how scale alters the way we view our world by drawing directly from life to re-translate nature and re-think the human condition. Draw vertically on paper no smaller than seven feet, in studio, from live models, fleshy and ideal; and from lyrical and moody objects of one’s choice from nature. A variety of wet and dry media will be explored as well as skills needed to tackle large scale drawings translated from smaller sketches and ideas. Foundation drawing skills necessary. Intermediate and beyond. Course Fee: $440
Cornel Rubino – painter, illustrator, curator and lecturer in Baltimore, MD; Drawing/ Painting Faculty Maryland Institute College of Art, and is Design Faculty at Goucher College. Fran Hardy
Gilding: Sacred/Profane Diptychs June 28-July 4 Before we carried personal photos in wallets and digital images on our cell phone and laptops, travelers carried diptychs as portable devotional altars with loved ones painted in miniature. Using personal symbols and iconography, create your own 21st century diptych. Starting with the importance of surface preparation, methods and materials, explore a variety of painting and gilding applications such as polychroming, sgrafitto, granito and water based mat gilding with silver, copper and gold composition leaf on small wooden panels. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Linda Gravina Ridings – surface designer, painter and educator living in Baltimore, MD.
Personal Cloth Sculpture: Meaning, Metaphor & Stories July 5-11 Challenge your comfort zone. This design-based workshop will move your cloth sculptures to another level of expression. Using critiques, discussions and demonstrations, be challenged to reach new and unexpected levels of innovation and expression. This course is designed for students who have some skills associated with mixed media and cloth sculpture who wish to build upon their skills and define a more personal style. Some basic skills will be covered. Intermediate and beyond. Course Fee: $440
Linda Gravina Ridings
Akira Blount – a studio artist for over 35 years from Bybee, TN; she is an internationally recognized figurative artist, workshop leader & juror; her work is held in many permanent collections including the Louvre in Paris and the White House.
Painting Floorcloths July 5-11 Floorcloths are one of the earliest forms of floor coverings attaining great popularity in England in the 1700s. No longer simply a traditional craft, today’s floorcloths are truly art for the floor. Explore a variety of decorative techniques, many which require minimum painting skills, as we learn to construct a floorcloth from start to finish. This includes canvas preparation, hemming techniques, and maintaining a floorcloth in use. Marketing, display, pricing and other tips will also be discussed. This class makes painting fun! All levels. Course Fee: $440
Kathy Cooper – studio artist from Winston Salem, N.C. She is a frequent guest on television and author of two books, “The Complete Book of Floorcloths” and “The Weekend Crafter: Painting Floorcloths.”
Finding Your Way Around the Figure July 12-18 Find a personal connection to your materials that will bring meaning and a new sense of context to otherwise commonplace or discarded objects. Technically we will focus on simple and innovative methods of joinery applicable to wood, metal, and fiber. Playfulness will be encouraged. Subjects will include but not be limited to the rendering of the human or animal figure. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Michael Stasiuk – multimedia sculptor in Portsmouth, NH; his found object sculptures are represented in private and corporate collections; has been a theatrical prop master for the Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troup in Telluride, CO, for 18 years.
paper;arts Paper, Pigments and Innovative Stencils June 14-20 Explore the surface application of highly saturated, pigmented, short fibers onto a variety of freshly couched sheets. We will discuss and investigate liquid pigments, powdered pigments, and chemical agents that will enhance fiber application and retention of pigment. An array of simple tools will be used, and you will learn to make stencils to create images and patterns. Kozo, cotton, and abaca fibers will be used to make our base sheets. These multilayer sheets my then be used for bookbinding, printmaking, or as finished works in themselves. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Andrea Peterson – artist, papermaker, and educator in La Porte, IN; MFA, University of Minnesota and BFA, Art Institute of Chicago; teaches at Ox-Bow of the Art Institute of Chicago and Indiana University; co-operates Hook Pottery Paper with her husband, ceramic artist Jon Hook.
Experimental Artist’s Books July 12-18 Mix it up in this artist’s book workshop. We will manipulate several book structures that allow for personal exploration and expression. Book forms will include the unique book and invented structures. Fundamental bookmaking will also be covered with an emphasis on approaching the book as an art form. Mixed-media techniques include copy machine collages, Lazertran Xerox transfers, and wet and dry media painting/ drawing applications. We will also collaborate on a word game that results in a humorous surrealist poem that is sure to surprise and delight. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Dan Mayer – studio artist, educator and publisher of fine press/artist’s books; has been the Master Printer for Pyracantha Press, School of Art, Arizona State University since 1986; included in Lark’s “500 Handmade Books.”
The Paper Artist’s Dream: From High to Low Shrinkage Pulps July 12-18 From flax, abaca, and cotton, to iris and narcissus, the Hollander beater can create pulps with varying shrinkage for diverse papers. Explore an exciting range of techniques for creating two- and threedimensional art works using papers for their various shrinkage. Learn how to combine high and low shrinkage pulps to create unique pulp paintings and decorative sheets. Techniques for latex and plaster molds as well as armatures will lend well to surface detail and beautiful organic forms. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Catherine Nash – artist and educator; BFA, Printmaking and Drawing, U. of New Hampshire and MFA, Mixed Media, U. of Arizona; she has studied printmaking and India; co-published four DVDs on art and craft of papermaking.
A Different Look at the Artist’s Book Catherine Nash
July 26-August 1 The intent for this course is to focus on individual creative ideas and content as they connect to “book possibilities.” Rather than focusing on the development of “book as craft structure” we will be considering different formats and structures related to a book. We will investigate the book as object, the book as context, the book as a beginning or a conclusion. Explore image and text, narrative storytelling, symbols and layered content. Build simple structures and images or re-imagine an existing object as a point of departure, using a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Cima Katz – faculty at the University of Kansas since 1978; BFA, Carnegie Mellon University and MFA Indiana University; work is widely collected including National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Pop-Up Books & Sculptural Bookbinding Cima Katz
August 2-8 Discover the magic of the sculptural book through exploration of three-dimensional and pop-up forms. Learn a variety of pop-up structures, beginning with simple cut-andfold pop-ups and progressing through a series of more complex glued constructions. The class will also explore sculptural bindings and the carousel and tunnel book. Slide shows of historical and artist-made books will be presented. This is an ideal session for book artists, teachers, graphic designers, and anyone who likes to play with paper. All levels. Course Fee: $440
Carol Barton – book artist, curator, and teacher; faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; work in the collections of the Library of Congress and The Museum of Modern Art; curator for the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition “Science and the 20 Artist’s Book.”
Images & Structures: Printmaking for the Book Artist June 14-20 Explore a variety of printmaking techniques that can be used to create unique prints and book works as well as multiple editions. The focus will be on simple methods that can be accomplished in a modestly equipped studio. Topics will include: image making with relief blocks (rubber, linoleum, wood), stamping, stenciling, and screenprinting. We will learn how to print in multiple colors, and strategies for getting images where they need to be for unusual book art projects. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Matt Liddle – has pursued an interest in printmaking, books and the graphic arts for 30 years; currently a Professor of Art at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts University of the Arts and BA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College. Matt Liddle
Monoprinting & More! August 2-8 Monoprinting, the least technical area of printmaking, though simple, leads to dynamic creative expression and offers immediate gratification. Beginning with a large buffet of demonstrations, create “mini prints,” then select from techniques you enjoy best to extend your own creativity in visually rich prints. Technical processes will include: blend rolls, transfers, stencils, softened edges, collage, layers and reductive techniques. Beginner to advanced students will progress quickly in this fun and playful environment. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Kate Borcherding
Kate Borcherding – studio artist and professor, teaching printmaking and drawing at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards and grants.
Relief Print & Collagraph August 9-15 We will explore the technique of relief printing with wood or linolium as a foundation. We will then be using sintra plate and other materials to make a collagraph, a collage printmaking technique, that will layer on top of your relief prints. Techniques of both reduction and addition may be explored—either way we will make some striking images on paper and it would be hard to go wrong. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Koichi Yamamoto – born in Osaka, Japan and moved to Dayton, WY, at 15; he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee; BFA from Brotislara Academy of Art in Slavakia, Pozon Academy in Poland and his MFA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; further studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.
Fire, Form, Color June 7-13 Explore the possibilities of shaping metal into dimensional forms, either simple or complex, and then experiment with torch-fired enamel application to truly individualize your forms. We will start by manipulating copper sheet through sinking, die-forming, chasing/ repoussé, and surface embellishment. We will then color our copper exploring a variety of painted and sifted enameling techniques, concentrating on torch firing. Our richly colored, dimensional “gems” can then be combined with other elements to create jewelry or object designs. Idea generation, design process, hot and cold fabrication, patination, and safe studio practices will also be covered. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Felica Szorad – Associate Professor of Art and head of the Jewelry and Metals program at Eastern Kentucky University; MFA, East Carolina University; work published in Metalsmith and “The Art of Enameling.”
Layered Luminescence: The Enameled Image June 7-13 Take a stress free approach to creating luminescent layered images with traditional and non traditional enameling techniques. Working extensively with stenciling, painting and drawing techniques on two- and threedimensional surfaces, achieve visually stunning images with the illusion of depth and space. This class is geared towards working on tiles and lightly formed vessels, so jewelry making will not be addressed. Cold connecting enamel pieces as well as low tech forming will be covered. All levels of enameling and metalworking welcome. Course Fee: $485
Sarah Krisher Wakefield – full-time studio artist creating enamelware and jewelry; BFA Cleveland Institute of Art; she is published in Metalsmith and “The Art of Enameling.” Sarah Krisher Wakefield
Duplication, Replication & Appropriation June 14-20 Molds have applications from small-scale jewelry production lines to large-scale sculpture. Discover the artistic advantage of appropriating any form and any texture, including found objects, natural materials, and your own one-of-a-kind jewelry and art objects. We will cover vulcanized rubber, silicon, plaster, alginate, brushable and castable rubbers, and more. There will be discussions and demonstrations on many types of waxes, and strategies for a perfect cast. All levels. Course Fee: $485
James Obermeier – artist and metalsmith living in Lombard, IL; MFA, Indiana University and BFA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor and Head of the Metals Area at the School of Art, Northern Illinois University.
New Forms for Enameling June 21-27 Explore diverse and experimental forms to make finished sculptural objects, jewelry, and beads using a variety of copper materials. We’ll form metal by folding, stretching, and sewing different gauges of woven and expandable copper mesh, and also tooling, corrugating and pleating thin gauge copper for dimensional forms. We’ll then apply enamel to our three-dimensional forms using wet packing, spraying/sifting, and application of silver foil and lusters. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Mary Chuduk – studio artist, Tempe, AZ; author of “Enamel: Technique and Experiments”; exhibits and teaches internationally; MFA Northern Illinois University, with additional studies at University of Grenoble, France, and Arizona State University.
The Caning Conundrum: Polymer Clay Millefiori June 21-27 Conundrum is the best word to describe what I hear over and over again about millefiori canes; it is a mystery, confusing and a technique to be feared. No way! This workshop will change confusion to confidence by building basic canes that can transform into an amazing number of canes that are complex in both shape and design. While the focus will be on technique, the workshop will include many demonstrations on producing well-crafted, beautifully finished work. All levels. Course Fee: $440 Judy Belcher – is author of “Polymer Clay Creative Traditions” and “Millefiori Story,” a DVD, and has appeared on several TV segments including the Carol Duvall Show; she is President of the National Polymer Clay Guild.
Sculptural Jewelry: Hollow Form Techniques June 21-27 Explore the limitless possibilities of hollow construction in thin-gauge metal using forming and raising techniques. We will experiment in paper to create a template to transfer to metal. Stick soldering will be introduced and used to close forms. Unique finishes, patinas and functional mechanisms particular to the instructor’s work will also be covered. A variety of abrasives and common hand tools that can be used to achieve finishes will be demonstrated. Emphasis will be on creating a series of samples rather than a finished piece of jewelry. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Sandra Enterline – jeweler in San Francisco, CA; BFA, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design; received two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships; permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design, NY, and Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
T-4-2: Hot & Steamy or Chillin’ on Ice June 28-July 4 Investigate the development and creation of small pouring vessels. This will include teapots, creamers, oil decanters and other vessels for dispensing liquids. Techniques explored may include raising, anticlastic forming, and fabrication, as well as surface enrichment and decorative applications for personal expression. Beginners through advanced students are welcome, but some experience in metal or jewelry is beneficial. Course Fee: $485 Marilyn da Silva – Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts at California College of the Arts, Oakland; she was selected as “Master Metalsmith 1999” by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. Jack da Silva – Jewelry/Metal Arts-3D Design/Sculpture program coordinator for Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA, and Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, Oakland; permanent collections in the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK, among others; owns and operates da Silva’s Metal Design Studio.
Crocheting with Fine Wire June 28-July 4 Learn the basic to advanced technique of crocheting with wire. For this unique method of “knitting,” a crochet hook is used to create tubular forms for chains, pendants and beads. Go sculptural with more advanced free form techniques with silver, copper and niobium wire. Niobium anodizing and adding beads to your work will also be covered. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Marilyn & Jack da Silva
Joan Dulla – jeweler for over 15 years; teaches throughout the U.S. and part time at Central Arizona College; work has won several awards and is exhibited at fine craft shows including the Philadelphia Museum of Arts Fine Craft Show.
Pewter for the Table July 5-11 Develop forming and fabrication skills using pewter sheet metal to create table pieces, bowls, cups, salt and pepper sets, candlesticks, and more. Seaming by fusing and soldering will be taught as well as simple casting. Forming, raising, and planishing will be covered as well as various finishing techniques and tool making. Basic jewelry skills are helpful as well as basic jewelry tools. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Fred Fenster – Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison where he taught design, jewelry and craft classes for 43 years; elected a Fellow of the American Crafts Council in 1995 and received the third Hans Christiansen Memorial Silversmithing Award in 2002 Fred Fenster
Wax Working & Casting July 12-18 Casting metal has been an integral element in jewelry manufacture for thousands of years. The entire lost wax casting process will be covered in depth from creating and carving your idea in wax to casting the object in silver. Expand the possibilities for your designs with demonstrations on stone setting and wax, and casting natural objects such as leaves, sticks and seed pods. Cuttlefish casting will be explored as well, offering a faster and less expensive way to cast. All levels. Course Fee: $485 David Butler – Professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and instructor at 92nd St. Y in NYC; designer/goldsmith of jewelry and sculpture for many years; work extensively exhibited and is included in public and private collections.
Some Assembly Required July 19-25 Jewelry can tell wonderful stories. But how to put it together to say what you want can be the trick. Learn how to make and use some cool tools to create colorful and personal collage and assemblage jewelry that showcases your own narrative vision. Techniques will include: bending, folding, riveting, bolting, tying, stitching, linking, pinning, and setting skills. Color and texture will also be explored to provide a technical and visual vocabulary to use in making your personal one of a kind jewelry. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Ken Bova – studio jeweler and educator for over 25 years; work in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Racine Art Museum, among others; work published in Metalsmith, American Craft and Ornament.
Form + Image July 26-August 1 Explore the relationship of metal forms to the enameled image. Copper forms created by die forming will serve as a dimensional canvas for us to integrate our drawings and paintings in enamel. Ancient enameling techniques will take a contemporary twist with the use of ceramic underglaze pencils, sifted enamels, overglaze painting enamels, and ceramic decals. Bring reference drawings or photos to work from as we create our own miniature enamels appropriate for wall pieces, sculptures or jewelry. All levels. Course Fee: $485 Jessica Calderwood – Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI, and the Mesa Arts Center, AZ; work featured in Metalsmith, American Craft, Ornament and NICHE Magazine, and numerous enameling books.
The Fabricated Ring July 26-August 1 Investigate the possibilities of the constructed ring, starting with basic construction techniques, advancing to the hollow constructed form. We will also cover basic bezel and faceted stone settings. Additionally, you will be encouraged to incorporate a wide variety of alternative and found materials into your rings. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, design and presentation. All levels. Course Fee: $485 C. James Meyer – Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was head of the Metal and Jewelry program; he currently maintains a studio, teaches part time including the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.
Hollow Ring Construction & Kinetic Mechanisms August 2-8 Rings are intimate in scale yet have powerful presences. They exist in the round, and have the ability to send messages of status, wealth, and protection, while celebrating the individuality of the wearer. We will focus on hollow construction techniques, while also learning ways to make spinning moving parts and kinetic elements through the use of embedded, hidden cold connections. Intermediate level-- understanding of basic metals: sawing, filing, soldering, etc. This class can be taken in conjunction with Jim Meyer’s “The Fabricated Ring” July 26 – August 1. Course Fee: $485
C. James Meyer
Susie Ganch – Assistant Professor and Head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; recipient of a VCU Faculty Research Grant and received the 2007 Educator of the Year award sponsored by Niche Magazine; work widely published and exhibited internationally.
The Thrill of the Chase August 9-15 What could be more fun than pushing a little metal around? We will explore the ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé, using them to sculpt sheet metal by stretching and compressing it into low-relief images. The results will be suitable for use in jewelry or for other small projects. Learn to chase and repoussé a variety of materials, make your own chasing tools, and create different finishes. All levels. Course Fee: $485
Ana Lopez – metalsmith, decorative arts scholar and Professor at the University of North Texas; holds advanced degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and The Smithsonian Associates/Parsons School of Design; former Arrowmont resident artist; author of “Metalworking Through History.” Ana Lopez
Thermal Formed Glass June 14-20 Thermal formed glass refers to shaping glass with heat and often involves the use of several distinct heat processes to produce a finished piece of art glass. We will learn ways to integrate kilns, torches and fire bucket techniques to create specific visual effects. Techniques will include: combing, mosaic, reverse firing, inlay and Pate-deverre. You will also have hands-on experience using a torch and the Murphy Fire Bucket, a 21,500 degree furnace used to do the molten glass dance. We will cover investment and mold making materials, types of glass, compatibility, firing schedules, annealing and enamels in cast glass. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Gil Reynolds – working in glass for 37 years, he has gained a reputation as an innovator in kiln formed and hot glass techniques; he teaches and exhibits internationally; author of “The Fused Glass Handbook.”
3-D Glass Casting—Spirit & Science Two Weeks June 28-July 11
Imagine being able to cast almost any shape from nature or from a model, with precise control over color and clarity! We will explore a variety of kiln casting methods, moving from the simplest ways of creating three-dimensional forms to more complex mold making and investment casting. The emphasis is on how to combine creative techniques while building a deeper knowledge of how glass works, so you can bring your visions to life. All levels. Course Fee: $1,060 Paul Kimball – owner of Pyros Glass Studio, Ithaca, NY; he is an engineer-turned-artist, who specializes in glass technology; he has been teaching glass for 20 years and is well known for his hands-on teaching style.
Kerry Transtrum, visiting artist – educator and owner of Glass Fire Studio in Salt Lake City, UT; he has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School and most recently with glass master Klaus Moje; his work has been featured in Glass Art Magazine.
Glass Fusing & Forming for Beginners July 12-18 Kerry Transtrum
Just for beginners, this class teaches the basics of fusing and forming glass in a kiln. Learn how to create bowls, wall hangings, jewelry and functional art. During this fun-filled, information packed week, basic techniques will cover glass cutting, sandblasting, simple casting, all facets of kiln operation, and safety issues. Beginner—no prior experience required. Course Fee: $530 Tony Tomlinson – full-time studio artist operating Glaswurks Studios since 1983; he teaches and exhibits internationally and is a member of the Oregon Glass Guild and American Craft Council.
Beyond Expectations August 2-8 Join us for a comprehensive week of exploring orchid melts, pattern bars, frits and powders, multi stencil powder wafers, stringers, micas, inclusions, sandblasting, slumping, layering strategies, and use of color. Learn to create pre-fired design elements and combine techniques to develop depth of design and create layers of interest in your work. Beginners, intermediate and advanced students will be supported and encouraged to push the limits and along the way build your library of techniques. Course Fee: $530 Iza Taylor – studio glass artist with work in public/private collections and in galleries worldwide; she recently filmed two segments to appear on Home and Garden Television. Iza teaches workshops throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
Screen Printing on Glass August 9-15 Have you been doing glass art for while? Maybe you’ve never touched it but wanted to try it? Either way, this is a fun class that will kick start your creativity. We will explore adding photographic imagery, words and other designs to both stained and fused glass by use of screen printing. We will cover the basics of Photoshop Elements to manipulate pictures, stained glass fabrication to create panels with images, and glass fusing techniques to make wall pieces, bowls and more. All levels. Course Fee: $530
Tony Glander – glass artist from Rockville, MD; He started in stained glass in the late 80s and is owner of Fitzpatrick Glass Studios, creating custom residential, commercial and ecclesiastical commissions and offering glass classes.
Creative Containers, Turning Transformations June 7-13 Get off the beaten path and discover new forms by combining turning and construction methods with a wide spectrum of techniques, materials, and ideas to create containers. The focus will be to develop an awareness of the possibilities that result from merging both green and dry turning with carving, steam bending, and joinery techniques. An open mind, creative curiosity and basic turning experience will be essential as we explore new directions. Intermediate to advanced. Course Fee: $530 David Ellsworth – full-time studio woodturner, Quakertown, PA; work exhibited in many public and private collections including the American Craft Museum in New York, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Michael Mocho – professional woodworker and instructor with over 32 years experience in furniture making, contract turning, carving, box making, prototype development and musical instruments; completed residencies at Arrowmont and the International Turning Exchange.
Creative & Fun Boxes June 14-20 This will be a week of creative turning as you learn how to make double boxes, secret hidden boxes, funny boxes, and multiaxis boxes on the lathe. Techniques for assembling, carving, texturing, and coloring your boxes will also be covered. Slides of different artist’s work will be presented for idea generation. The course will be part technique, part creativity, and all fun. Intermediate to advanced. Course Fee: $530
Jean-Francois Escoulen – full-time woodturner from France whose specialty is eccentric turning; he teaches, demonstrates, and exhibits all over the world; he learned turning from his father, and in 1982 obtained the title of one of the best French craftsman.
Turning Outside the Box June 21-27 This class introduces the bandsaw as a complimentary tool to the lathe. Learn how to make some simple tools, turn a box, and make a bandsaw box. We will then put these techniques together to create more personalized boxes. This is a wonderful class for beginners to learn turning fundamentals and a great class for intermediate turners to explore some creative possibilities. Beginner to intermediate. Course Fee: $530 Beth Ireland – owner of Ireland Woodworking since 1982 specializing in architectural woodturning, furniture and cabinetry; BA in art education State University College at Buffalo; was the director of the Wood Program at Worcester Center for Crafts two years.
Turned Boxes: Explore the Possibilities June 28-July 4 Spend a unique week turning and exploring the endless possibilities of turned, lidded boxes. During the week you can expect to learn not only basic box making techniques, but also a wide range of shapes and new ideas to incorporate into your box making. An assortment of dry woods will be used. Sharpening and customizing tools to fit our needs will also be covered. Bring your imagination and sense of humor for a fantastic week. Basic turning skills will be very helpful. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Mark St. Leger – has been turning for over 20 years and is known for his creative teaching style and techniques; he has been an active demonstrator and workshop leader for the past 12 years.
Turn Small Bowls into Big Gifts July 5-11 Give yourself the gift of turning bowls that you may give as gifts. Working exclusively on the mini lathe, learn proper use the bowl gouge to create wonderful small bowls and other beautiful objects. During the week we will work our way from simple bowls to unique shaped natural edge bowls and into boxes and false hollow forms. You will learn to sharpen your skills and your tools, with lots of time to practice both. We will talk about and execute many aspects of bowl turning including safety, drying, twice turning, finishing, form and design. Come prepared to work hard and go home tired! All levels. Course Fee: $530
Mark St. Leger
Warren Carpenter – woodturner from Seneca, SC; he is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and has works in many galleries and collections; he teaches with tremendous energy, a unique sense of humor, and a passion for turning wood.
Woodturning Basics July 5-11 There will be something in this class for everyone who is interested in the art and craft of woodturning. There will be discussions and demonstrations on a variety of woodturning techniques from spindle projects to bowls and plates with plenty of hands-on lathe time. Topics will include introduction to the lathe, turning tools, safety, sharpening, wood selection, chucking techniques, and sanding and finishing. Beginner to intermediate. Course Fee: $530
Nick Cook – full time production turner producing a wide variety of gift items, one of a kind vessels and work for furniture makers; he teaches internationally and is a founding member and honorary lifetime member of the AAW; featured demonstrator at the 2009 National Woodturning Symposium in Albequerque, NM.
Carving Hollow Vessels July 12-18 This is a hollow vessel turning class with a focus on carving. Learn how to select material that is suitable for carving before turning a hollow vessel to the required wall thickness to be carved. Techniques for jigs used in the layout of the vessel as well as procedures for carving, sanding, surface treatments and finishes will be covered. Other demonstrations will include how to turn inserts, feet, and finials for your vessels. All levels. Course Fee: $530
Avelino Samuel – woodturner and educator for 28 years; BS, Industrial Arts Education, North Carolina A&T State University; MS in Industrial Edication from Eastern Michigan University; presenter at National AAW Symposium in 2004 and 2008 and the Southern Symposium in 2008.
The Art of Non-Violent Woodturning July 26-August 1 In the process of making lots of shavings, learn how the fibers lie within the wood, and how the chisel cuts those fibers. With this understanding, you will discover that instead of making the cut you can allow the cut to be made. Projects including a carving mallet, weed pot, spindle duplication, multi-axis turning, bowls, plates, and more will guide you on the journey of non-violent woodturning. This class is so basic that you don’t even have to know what wood is, yet so complete (hollow-turning not included) that even the most advanced student will hone their skills. All levels. Course Fee: $530
Jerry Kermode – professional woodworker and turner since 1972; teaches nationally; sits on the Professional Outreach Program Committee of the American Association of Woodturners; master member of Baulines Craft Guild and founder of Hawaii AAW chapter.
Turning Small in a Big Way July 26-August 1 Working exclusively on the mini lathe, this class is designed for all levels. Learn how to use tools with a light, well-controlled touch so small pieces with great detail can be made. Projects will include: miniatures, ornaments, wine chalice, false hollow forms, vases, mini cowboy hats, and round boxes. Keeping tools sharp for good cuts will be taught and stressed as well as shop safety. This is a class that will allow the beginner to be successful while challenging the advanced turner to go further with smaller and crisper details. All levels. Course Fee: $530
Joe Ruminski – member of the American Association of Woodturners, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and Carolina Mtn. Woodturners; he has traveled the Eastern U.S. teaching and demonstrating, and has work in several galleries.
Surface Design on Thin Wall Turning August 2-8 Learn techniques for turning thin wall bowls and vessels with green wood, drying processes, surface preparation for airbrush, gilding, texturing and piercing. All surface designs will be covered in detail from tool selections, materials, design possibilities and techniques. Intermediate to advanced—prior turning experience necessary. Course Fee: $530 Binh Pho – came to U.S. from Vietnam in 1979; he began woodturning in 1992 and his skills rapidly grew; his work has been featured in many publications and exhibited at SOFA in Chicago and New York; in the permanent collection of the White House and other select museums.
Beyond Round August 9-15 Expand the scope of your woodturning by breaking the symmetry barrier. We will explore several methods of making turned objects that are not so obviously round. We’ll make spindles, bowls, hollow forms, and sculptural objects that are shaped using techniques such as multi-axis turning, multicenter turning, the lost wood process, and therming. This class will be most useful for those students who are already accomplished at basic turning and ready to tackle some more challenging projects. Intermediate to advanced. Course Fee: $530
Art Liestman – woodturner from Coquitlam, British Columbia, specializing in nonfunctional work with surface decoration; has demonstrated and taught throughout North America and has work in many prominent collections. Art Liestman
woodworking Response to Form: Contemporary Methods of Carving June 14-20 Using the instructor’s personal discoveries of the wood medium, he will demonstrate and teach alternative methods of carving using a chainsaw, angle grinders, and dynafiles. You will be encouraged to explore your concepts and discover the malleable qualities of wood. We will also discuss how motion, weight, and space affect form. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Hunt Clark – full time studio artist currently working in video installation and sculpture; he studied art at the University of Tennessee with a focus in painting and sculpture; in 1991 he developed a unique carving process and spent the next 17 years exploring what it has to offer the wood medium. Hunt Clark
Woodworking for the Rank Beginner June 14-20 This class is aimed at those who wish to learn the basics of assembling things out of wood. This intensive experience will open your eyes to the endless possibilities of working with both hand and machine tools in a safe and fun way. Extensive demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and the discussion of “why” will add to your understanding of woodworking. Beginner. Course Fee: $530 Paul Sasso – recipient of several awards for his teaching excellence at Murray State University, KY before retiring in 2008; his work is included in Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL.
Art from Wood June 21-27 Create interesting volumetric forms through direct techniques and processes of constructing, bending, carving and surfacing. Experimentation will be encouraged, so bring your sketchbook, paintbrushes, and any interesting found objects or unfinished parts you may want to include in a new artwork. Hand tools, power tools, and shop safety will be thoroughly covered. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Travis Townsend – studio artist in Lexington, KY; recent solo exhibitions at Southwest School of Art and Craft, TX, and Weston Gallery, OH; a former resident artist at Penland, he has received awards from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Kentucky Arts Council, and American Craft Council.
Introduction to Woodworking: Tables
June 28-July 4 This class will provide a fun, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere to learn the basics of woodworking. This course will cover wood preparation, joinery, finishing and will stress safe and proper use of power and hand tools. While learning these techniques, you will design and make your own table utilizing traditional mortise and tenon joinery. The goal is to gain confidence and competence in the woodworking shop while enjoying the process of transforming raw materials into a beautiful end table. Beginner to intermediate. Course Fee: $530 Kim Winkle – furniture maker in Smithville, TN; MFA in Furniture Design, San Diego State University; wood Artist in Residence for 3 years, Appalachian Center for Craft; work exhibited nationally including the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR, and Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX.
Cabinet Curiosities July 12-18 A small cabinet is an ideal project for working out the design, details, and challenges of solid wood construction before starting on much larger pieces. It involves strong case joinery, choosing appropriate materials, securing shelves and backs, making and attaching moldings, corner details, building drawers, and making and hinging doors. Emphasis will be on hand skills and hand tools to size, smooth, shape, and fit parts. Work to develop your personal style and build confidence working with wood. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Garrett Hack – furniture maker, author, and woodworking teacher from Thetford Center, VT, where he also runs a small homestead farm; internationally known, his work and Federal inspired brick shop have been featured in numerous magazines and books; contributing editor at Fine Woodworking and author of “The Handplane Book” and “Classic Hand Tools.”
Make a Chair from Scratch August 2-8 Garrett Hack
The object of this class is to make a ladderback chair, but more than that, you will also learn a lot about yourself. By doing all of the steps to make a chair, you will learn how much you enjoy working fresh red oak with hand tools. You’ll notice how your energy and attention change with the physical exertion that is required. In the end, you will feel the satisfaction of finishing your own chair and weaving a hickory bark seat. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Tim Hintz – makes his Fresh Chairs in Smithville, TN, where he graduated from the Appalachian Center for Craft in 1998; he markets his furniture at craft fairs and in the local studio tour; member of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists governing board.
Band Saw Boxes Tim Hintz
August 9-15 Band saw boxes are simple and fun to make. Armed with a band saw, a few clamps and some curiosity, we will learn the art of making boxes from small scraps of wood and found objects. Further exploration with surface embellishments will include paint, carving and transfer techniques. Come with an open mind and lots of energy. Some woodworking experience would be beneficial but not necessary. All levels. Course Fee: $530 Jenna Goldberg – full-time studio furniture maker in Providence, RI; BFA in illustration, University of the Arts and MA, furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design; 2 year residency at Anderson Ranch Art Center; work in permanent collections of the Mint Museum and Renwick Gallery.
Eligibility Registered students must be 18 years of age or older. Register for a workshop that best meets your skill level. A beginner has little or no experience and class will cover primarily basic and foundational skills; an intermediate student has mastered basics and can perform them with little or no instruction; an advanced student has mastery of intermediate skills and can perform them independently; all levels means the course will cover a range of skills for the beginner to the advanced student.
Shuttle Service Service is available from Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport. Registration and fee information will be sent with class information and confirmation.
Check-in / Daily Schedule Check-in: Sunday 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm; Dinner: 5:30 pm; Orientation: 6:30 pm Class times: Sunday 7:30-9:30 pm and Monday - Friday 9-5
Tuition, Deposit & Application Fees
Studios are open until 1:00 am except Friday during one week sessions when studios close at 5:00 pm. Studios remain open through the weekend during two week classes.
Tuition prices are indicated along with individual class descriptions. $400 deposit per week on campus; $300 deposit per week off campus. If taking more than one week of class, a deposit is required for each week.
(Note: Early check-in is available on Saturday from 2-4 for an additional fee of $25 that includes housing onlyâ€“no meals.)
An annual one-time $75 application fee is charged in addition to tuition and housing.
Supplies/What to Bring Lab Fees
The Artist Outfitters Store at Arrowmont is stocked with many supplies you may need for your class as well as reading materials often recommended by faculty for purchase. The store is open seven days a week during class sessions. A materials list from your instructor will be mailed upon registration.
Lab fees are in addition to materials that your instructor may ask you to bring. Lab fees will vary depending on class size and individual instructors and will be collected the last day of class. Approximate lab fee per student per class (to be used as a guide only):
Studio Safety Students should be aware that in many classes, you may be working with tools which, if improperly or carelessly used, can cause injury. By enrolling in a class, students and faculty assume the risk of working with the tools and materials provided by the School, and neither the faculty, the School, nor Pi Beta Phi Fraternity will be responsible for injuries received by students or faculty as a result of the improper or careless use of those tools and equipment.
Accessibility All studios and housing facilities are accessible to those with mobility impairments. Arrowmontâ€™s campus is considered moderate mountain terrain. A gradual walk up a short hill to most housing facilities is necessary. If you have special housing requirements, please discuss with the registrar at the time of registration so we can best meet your needs.
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Continuing Education Units & Attendance Certification Letters $20 registration fee for CEUs (one week class=3.5 CEUs, two week class= 6.8 CEUs) $15 fee for letter of completion. Requests must be made to office staff on the first day of class.
classes are not available as a part of this discount offer. Discount Terms Only one discount per student can be applied and cannot be combined with any other discount including the local resident or employee discount. Discounts do not apply to work study, studio assistants, faculty assistants or scholarship students. If your friend or all participants of your group do not enroll, the discount will not apply and you and other participants will be responsible for the full tuition amount. All cancellation and transfer fee terms apply in accordance with our policy.
Workshops Available for Credit
Except for the $75 Arrowmont non-refundable application fee ($35 for a weekend class) and a $50 ($15 for weekend class) cancellation fee per workshop, deposits are refundable only if notice of cancellation is received in writing and postmarked three weeks prior to the beginning of your workshop. Arrowmont cannot be responsible for any airline or other travel ticket refund.
Arrowmont is excited to once again offer an affordable option for students enrolling in a workshop to earn college credit hours. Credit hours are offered through Walters State Community College. Please contact Arrowmont at (865) 436-5860 for a list of workshops being offered for credit.
Technology Fee There is a $20 technology fee per class. This fee is utilized to maintain and expand technology services for all students including color Xerox, campus wide wireless Internet, free computer access, and more.
Transfers Transfers are not permitted from one session to another (i.e. spring to summer). However, transfers are permitted from one workshop to another within the same session (i.e. summer-summer) if space is available. To do so, you must notify us at least 3 weeks prior to the start of your workshop; a $50 non-refundable transfer fee will be charged at the time of the transfer. If you are unable to attend the class you registered for and are unable to transfer to another class in the same session, you will be refunded according to our cancellation policy. No refund can be made after that date due to faculty contracts, material purchases, housing and faculty travel agreements. Registration is not transferable to another student.
Discounts Bring a Friend, Group or Register for Multiple Classes and Save on Tuition! Bring a Friend Discount Share your Arrowmont experience with a friend who is new to Arrowmont by taking advantage of the Bring a Friend Discount. If you and a friend enroll in any workshop during the same week, both of you will receive $50 off the price of tuition. Multiple Workshops Discount Register for multiple workshops during the summer session and receive $75 off each additional workshop you register for upon completion of the first workshop. (First workshop is full price.)
Arrowmont Facility Rental With art around every corner, it isn’t hard to find inspiration and creativity, making Arrowmont the perfect location for your next corporate retreat, business meeting, special event or large family gathering. Arrowmont’s unique spaces offer a variety of options for large or small groups. Information available at www.arrowmont.org/rentals.html. Contact Laura Gheesling for a proposal and quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Discount If you bring 4 or more friends who have never attended Arrowmont (in addition to yourself), you will receive $100 off tuition and each of your 4 (plus) friends will receive $50 off the price of tuition. Local Resident & K-12 Teachers Discount Arrowmont offers a 50% discount on TUITION ONLY to those who register for an available class two weeks or less from the beginning of a class. The discount is offered to Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox and Blount counties in Tennessee, as well as all K-12 teachers regardless of their residence. A valid driver’s license or voter registration card is required for the local discount. A pay stub from your school is required for the teacher’s discount. The discount may not be available for certain classes. No refunds or transfers will be given. You may choose to pay full tuition for a confirmed space. Community
Consider how Arrowmont has contributed to your life or how your contribution to Arrowmont might help others. Add a Friends of Arrowmont gift to your registration, send a gift in the mail, or make a gift by going to our web site at www.arrowmont.org. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated, as are gifts of stock, in-kind, and planned gifts. All gifts directly benefit Arrowmont. For more information contact the development office at 865-436-5860, ext. 28.
Housing Options Campus housing is available to enrolled students in the form of single, double, triple and dormitory rooms. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. All campus housing prices include meals. Hughes Hall has air-conditioned rooms, private or adjoining baths, a lounge with television, and a large, comfortable porch. Hughes is a three-story facility, is first floor handicap accessible, but does not have an elevator. Rooms with private baths have limited availability. Prices are per person.
Single (private bath) Single (shared bath) Double (private bath) Double (shared bath)
$682 $522 $527 $432
$1412 $1092 $1102 $912
Stuart and Teachers are quaint houses that are rustic, but charming and include single, double and triple rooms that share common bathrooms. Both are air-conditioned. Prices are per person. Stuart
Single Double Triple
$522 $432 $372
$1092 $912 $782
Red Barn, completely renovated in 1998, affords comfortable housing for the costconscious. It is not air-conditioned and offers double, triple and dormitory style rooms that accommodate 4-13 people, all with shared baths. Prices are per person.
Double Triple Dormitory
$377 $342 $312
$787 $722 $667
Off-Campus Housing Information on off-campus housing can be obtained from the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce (800-588-1817; www.gatlinburg. com). No camping is permitted on Arrowmont property. No pets are permitted on campus except guide dogs.
All campus housing prices include meals. Meals are served Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast for one week classes. Additional meals (Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch and dinner) are served during two week sessions. Meal Plan Only Options: One Week: $199 Two Weeks: $439
Special Dietary Needs Although we cannot provide special options for everyone, we do provide vegetarian meal choices.
Red Barn Dormitory
financial assistance residencies
Applicants are considered based on their expertise in a particular media as well as previous studio art experience and submittal of slides/digital images of artwork. An Assistantship is a great opportunity for artists to gain experience working in a studio, network, and build skills through various classroom settings. Work Study students are an essential part of the function of Arrowmont during workshop sessions. These positions provide essential support to the full-time kitchen staff through food preparations, dishwashing and clean up. Work duties may also include grounds maintenance, art supply store, and housekeeping. Since previous art experience is not necessary for work study positions, this is a great way to learn new skills, gain confidence artistically, and make life-long friends working in a fun environment.
Student Financial Assistance Arrowmont strives to make its classes available to everyone regardless of financial status, age or skill level as an artist. We offer three programs for students to be able to offset the cost of attending a class: Scholarships, Studio Assistantships, and Work Study. These programs are funded through our Art Auctions and Friends of Arrowmont Annual Fund.
Who Can Apply? Arrowmont considers individuals 18 years of age and over who are mature, team oriented, self-motivated and interested in the arts. Enthusiasm and commitment are required. Both work study and studio assistant positions are physically demanding and require that applicants be able to lift 50 pounds.
Scholarships Scholarships provide opportunities for many deserving students of all ages and backgrounds to attend workshops each year. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and various criteria including completed application, letter of intent, and a letter of support. Whether an applicant is at a beginning or advanced level in a particular medium is not a factor. Applications must be complete and include class preferences. Classes awarded based on availability. To apply, download a form at www. arrowmont.org/scholarships.html. Application deadline: January 15, 2009 (postmarked).
What are the requirements? Both studio assistantship and work study positions require a minimum four week commitment. You will receive one week of class for each 45-50 hour week of work duty. The week you are in class, you will be expected to work up to 22 hours. Tuition for your week (or weeks) of class, as well as your room and board for the length of your commitment is provided by Arrowmont. Class lab fees and other art supplies are the responsibility of the student. Classes are awarded based on availability. Educational assistance is provided to the student-employee as part of the Studio Assistantship/Work Study programs. As an 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.
Friends of Arrowmont and Endowments including the Dr. Judith Temple Scholarship Fund provide scholarships in the amount of $200-$1000 to promising and talented artists.
Application deadline: April 1, 2009 (postmarked). If it is past the application deadline, please contact Arrowmont to see if positions are still available.
The Steven E. & Carolyn J. Gottlieb Woodcraft Scholarship provides a financially deserving student pursuing woodturning an all-expense paid opportunity to attend Arrowmont. Preference will be given to students 18-23 years of age, but all are encouraged to apply.
Applications may be downloaded at www.arrowmont.org under the financial aid link.
Pi Beta Phi Foundation provides scholarships to both members and non-members of Pi Beta Phi. For more information, call Pi Beta Phi Foundation, (636) 256-0680 or visit www.pibetaphifoundation. org and go to the “scholarship” link for an application.
Artist-in-Residence Arrowmont selects five artists annually for its 11-month Artist-in-Residence program. Stipend, studio, housing and some meals are provided. Scholarships, professional development, teaching, and exhibition opportunities are available. The next application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010, for the June 2010 residency start. To apply and for more information, visit www.arrowmont. org/residency.
Studio Assistantships & Work Study Studio Assistants are an integral part of Arrowmont’s workshop program and provide support to faculty with studio preparations and assist students. Although assistants may have a specific area of expertise, they will work in all studios in some capacity.
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January 9 – February 21 14th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition February 27 – April 11 Spring Faculty Exhibition March 8-April 11 Spring One-Week Workshops April 3 Spring Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship Fund Auction April 16-19 Pi Phi & Friends Arts Weekend April 17 – May 23 Artists-in-Residence Annual Exhibition Opening Reception, April 18, 7-9 pm April 17 – May 23 Spring Wildflower Artist of the Year Exhibition Artist: Andrea Wilson Opening Reception, April 22, 5:30 – 7 pm May 29 – August 15 Summer Faculty Exhibition June 7-August 15 Summer One & Two Week Workshops July 10 & August 14 Summer Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship Fund Auctions September 20-October 25 Fall One Week & Weekend Workshops
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