View vibrant works of art at Arrowmont’s Instructor Exhibition through August 22, 2015. An excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful world of contemporary Arts & Crafts! On the historic campus of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, fine works of art by the school’s talented faculty are on display in the Sandra J. Blaine Galleries. The exhibit features a variety of media including fiber and textile works, woodworking, painting, metals, jewelry, ceramics, glass, book art, printmaking, and photography.
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts is open year-round and the public is welcome to visit the 103 year-old campus and enjoy artwork by local, national and international artists in all of the school’s five galleries. You’ll want to visit the Artist’s Outfitters Store for art supplies and tools, and to purchase artwork from past Artists-in-Residence. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday (when is session) from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. For holiday hours, please call 865-436-5860.
The Instructor Exhibition celebrates the talents of Arrowmont’s teachers and demonstrates the skills and techniques students learn in their workshops. Weekend, one-week and two-week classes offer a one-of-a-kind experience of working in professionally-equipped studios with top-notch instructors and other eager students. Arrowmont students (18 years or older) come with various experience levels and backgrounds and together they learn new ideas to inspire them.
If you’re interested in enriching your life through art, then register for an upcoming workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Below are just a few of the many and varied sessions available. Please see Arrowmont Workshop and Classes for a complete schedule.
Clay, Form, Slip, Glaze, Fire with McKenzie Smith
August 9-15, 2015
Media: Clay | Open to all skill levels | Cost $525
McKenzie Smith received his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Florida and he works as a potter and teacher in the Sunshine State. He has studied at the Banff Center for the Arts, Baltimore Clayworks and the Penland School of Crafts. Smith’s workshop will help students understand the relationships between all the processes of turning clay into functional art. Additionally, the class will explore the expressive relationships of wheel-thrown forms that are fired in salt and soda making truly unique and beautiful pottery pieces.
Joomchi and Beyond with Jiyoung Chung
August 9-15, 2015
Media: Paper | Open to all skill levels | Cost $525
Jiyoung Chung has created a contemporary art form from the traditional Korean method of papermaking, Joomchi. With art degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Chung is also a painter and writer. Her creative work has been shown in Korea, France, Finland, Australia and the United Kingdom with permanent collections at the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. Students at Chung’s workshop will learn the history and hands-on techniques for creating this textured handmade paper which can then be used for a variety of other artful creations.
Screenprinting Exposed with Ashton Ludden
September 13-19, 2015
Media: Printmaking | Open to all skill levels | Cost $525
Ashton Ludden is a printmaker and engraver living in Knoxville. She received her Master of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee and was an artist-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Ludden is a sign artist for Trader Joe’s and a member of the Vacuum Shop Studios Collaborative in Knoxville. Her workshop will introduce students to screenprinting and Ludden will teach methods of creating imagery through drawing, stencils and digital output.
Cake Sculpture with Colette Peters
October 22-25, 2015
Media: Special Topics | Open to all skill levels | Cost $340
Colette Peters founded Colette’s Cakes in New York City in 1989 and since that time she has written five books, was commissioned to create cakes for the White House’s Christmas Display, and created cakes for window displays for Cartier and Tiffany & Co. She has shared her skills with students at the U.S. and French Culinary Institute and French Pastry School. Peter’s cakes have been featured on The Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her workshop will allow students to make their own multi-tiered confectionery creations utilizing fondant, gum paste and royal icing on Styrofoam. Of course, you’ll learn how to make and sculpt real cakes as your work on your faux cake. Peters includes her secrets for all the bells and whistles on the beautiful cakes you see in her books and on television.