Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More about Arrowmont

As you have seen, I have enjoyed a wonderful week at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, but thought you might like to know a bit more about it.

The school was opened in 1912 and was initially funded by the Pi Beta Phi Sorority as a “Settlement School”.  I have since learned that one of the purposes of the school was to give the local women a place where they could express their creativity.

It currently has classes all through out the year and bring in teachers and students from all over the world.

In my session, there were wood-turners……

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….potters…..

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….jewelry makers…..

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….and painters/drawers…..

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The studio’s were huge and well supplied.  This is our fiber studio after we had cleaned up.  I wish that I had climbed up here and taken a photo during the workshop…..

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My room was in the “Teacher’s Cottage”….

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which I shared with two of my friends, and 7 lovely women from Louisiana who were there for the pottery workshop.

The campus is gorgeous, with views of the local mountains seen everywhere….

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There were pieces of art distributed around the property, including two totem poles…..

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I walked thru an exciting art gallery each morning to get to class.  There had recently been an “Enamel Conference” there and the pieces were so inspiring.…..

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It was a fantastic environment that encouraged creativity of all kinds….

2 comments:

Karen said...

I have really enjoyed reading your posts about Arrowmont. It appears to be an amazing place with so much creativity and inspiration. What a wonderful opportunity to attend!

Maggi said...

What an amazing place. Thank you for the tour.

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