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Gatlinburg TN - Arrowmont - Children and Young Adult Community Classes

Arrowmont Children & Young Adult Community Classes

2018 Children and Young Adult Community Classes
January 13th - February 10th
Saturdays, 9am - 12pm

Exploring Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor Techniques – Ed Lockett Children 10 and up |$100 This creative class will use both acrylic and oil paint media on canvas panels. Each student will be able to focus on his/her individual area of interest - landscape, portrait, nature or fantasy. In acrylics, we will explore different patterns and textures of paint. In oils we will learn to layer and blend the paint on the canvas. We will also use both tube and cake paints to learn exciting techniques in creating transparent watercolor paintings. An open, creative attitude is the greatest asset for this class.

It Takes a Village – M. Paige Ward
Children 7 - 10 | $100

You're not in this alone! This class will emphasize the value of community as we create our own village of miniature ceramic houses. Each week students will learn a new hand-building process to create their own individual series of houses. On the last day of class, students will work together to assemble their glazed and finished village on the Arrowmont campus. In addition to learning how to build, glaze, and fire clay, students will begin to understand the value in teamwork and power in number! Jewelry: More

Than Metal - Emily Culver
Children 13 and up | $100

In this class students will explore various metal techniques such as sawing, piercing, soldering, forming, chain making and cold connections to create unique necklace designs. While learning these processes, students will also be shown how to apply these techniques to other materials and found objects resulting in multimedia compositions of their own creation.

Adventures in Papier-mâché - Elyse-Krista Mische
Children 13 and up | $100

Students will learn how to turn 2D drawings into 3D sculptures!  We will play drawing games to get our creativity flowing then start building chicken wire and cardboard armatures to bring structure to our fantastical ideas. Once our forms are established we will whip up batches of homemade glue and paper clay and start to papier-mâché like pros. Polish off your creations with surface treatments and decorations.

Clay for Kids - Kelly Sullivan
Children 9 - 14 | $100

Learn new skills in working with clay as a medium or practice what you already know in this workshop! Students will use a range of equipment and tools from the pottery wheel to scoring tools for handmade objects that everyone will enjoy. Open to all skill levels.

Fashion & technology - Jon Hendricks
Children 9 - 17 | $100

This class will start to explore concepts of fashion throughout history and what if that dress had LED lights in it. Designing a pair of shorts that float. Using concepts of current fashion design and technology, or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math), we will create fabulous, fun projects.

Cutting Boards Galore! - Heather Ashworth
Children 13 and up | $100

Like cooking? Always find yourself digging around for a cutting board? In this class students will make a different types of cutting boards while learning woodworking skills and safety. Different types of wood to make fun and colorful designs will be explored and explained over the course of the five weeks.

Exploring Printmaking - Paige Burchell
Children 5-7 | $100

In this class, just don't make one, make as many as you want! Students will explore various techniques to create unique prints using a variety of printmaking techniques. Household items, foam plates, cardboard, and even nature are just some of the materials that will be used to create one of a kind pieces of art.

Creative Papermaking and Bookbinding - Jen Blackburn
Children 10 and up| $100

This course will take the students through the steps of simple paper-making and bookbinding to make creative and unique pieces of art. Students will learn the pamphlet stitch along with other techniques to create their very own book. We will make flat sheets of homemade paper and use our own paper pulp in push molds to make ornamental elements to attach to the books. This class is open to all skill levels.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-registered basis. Class size is limited – early registration is recommended. Registration is by phone at 865-436-5860.

February 10, 2018

Cost: $100



Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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