Hands on Gatlinburg

Date

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The 2018 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Take a look around your house and you’re likely to find a multitude of carefully orchestrated decorative pieces all telling the story of the personal character of your home. That beautiful, handmade vase you’ve been complimented on over 100 times. The intricately carved broom hanging on your mantlepiece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment to your style, but a point of personal pride?

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests with the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is October 12-14 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. To book lodging for Hands-On Gatlinburg weekend, check here.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Stoneware Wall Pockets”

Participants in this class will create a ceramic wall pocket that is both personal and expressive. Participants will roll and cut soft clay slabs. Then a variety of textures, surface design and altering techniques will complete the process. Iron wash will be applied to give added color to the surfaces of the project. After about a week of drying time, the pieces will be fired in a kiln then returned to Cliff Dwellers for pick up or shipped directly to the artist.

Instructor: Debi Veranth has been in education for over 40 years. She has taught art classes at the Anna Porter Library and children’s classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has been a potter for over 10 years and currently has her work at Cliff Dwellers Gallery here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Price: $48 per class

There are four (3) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 3: Oct 14th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Debi Veranth at 813-786-1778.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Woodturning”

Starting with the basics of safety, also the use of the turning tools and moving to things you never thought possible. We will concentrate on creating simple but elegant forms on the mini lathe. We will have fun making lots of odd shavings while you learn the basics of woodturning and finish with an elegant candy/nut bowel.

Dave Hankey retired to the Smoky Mountains from Madeira Beach, Florida where he was a secondary school teacher of wood and metal for 30 years. He also managed the Arrowmont School of Art studio for 15 years and taught many classes.

Price: $50 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: Oct 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 4: Oct 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm(This class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Dave Hankey at 727-409-3429.


Firefly Glass Studio“Fused Glass Ornaments”

Fall into Christmas at Firefly Glass Studio. Create 3 fused glass ornaments using dichroic glass, rods, bits and chips of vibrant colors that will make your tree or window sparkle and be a keepsake for years to come or a great gift. Once designed, these ornaments will be fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees and shipped to you which is included in the price of the class just in time for the holidays.

Price: $45 per class

There are six (6) classes available:

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: Oct 12th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 12th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Class 4: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 5: Oct 13th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 6: Oct 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(Each class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 8)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Firefly Glass Studio at 865-206-6083.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Fiber Art yo-yo Christmas Ornament”

Starting with the basics of using the “running stitch” you will be making different sized fabric circles, to create a simple Appalachian ornament.

My passion for quilting and fiber art began in 2000 after attending a class at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. The class was a contemporary quilting class using the techniques of strip quilting. I combined this with applique work and the addition of found objects. After attending another Arrowmont class, I combined the ideas that I discovered from the classes.

My art quilts can be found as wall hangings, in shadow boxes, framed, and also as collaborative works of art with my husband, Dave.

Price: $35 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: Oct 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 4: Oct 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Pat Hankey at 727-409-3429.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Indigo Bunting & Blackberries”

Come create your own masterpiece. Louise will walk you through the process of using acrylic on gesso board. Students will leave with a completed 5 x 7 painting ready to frame or place on an easel. All skill levels are welcome.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 12 noon

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with no minimum age)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Fowler’s Clay Works Class “Making a Mug on the Potters Wheel”

This 2-hour introductory class explains the techniques of using a potters wheel. Each class starts with a lesson, then hand over hand instruction forming your own drinking vessel. No experience necessary!

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available.

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

(Each class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Fowlers Clay Works at 865-412-1003.


Otto Preske – Artist in Wood “Wood Carving”

We’ll cover a selection of tools, how to sharpen them and proper use of them. Also, we’ll learn which wood to use and how the grain affects the carving. We then will carve a bear in relief using basswood. If you have tools, bring them.

Price: $75 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: Oct 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 4: Oct 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 14)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Otto Preske at 865-436-5339.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! Class “Messy but Colorful Ink Painting on Two Tiles”

Decorate a walnut-stained, wooden Pen/Brush Holder with 1 or 2 tiles you paint. Fun Stuff is always messy!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Rug Weaving”

Learn how to make your own “Shaggy Chique” rug. Using materials and equipment provided, learn how to use a 4 harness floor loom to create a rug of your own design. You will leave with a finished rug for the kitchen, bath or any room in the house.

Price: $52 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Class 2: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 3: Oct 13th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 4: Oct 14th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 15)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Proffitt’s Woodworks Class “Create a Smoky Mountain Oil Candle”

Using native hardwoods from the Smokies, you will freestyle your candle by hand turning on a wood lathe. After you have completed your oil candle, a professional finish will be applied & your candle shipped to you. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special!

Price: $58 per class

There are two (2) classes available:

Class 1: Oct 12th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: Oct 12th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(Each class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Proffitt’s Woodworks at 865-436-0180.


Smokies Edge Class – Learn Flintknapping “Craft of the Ancients”

We will chip stone to make arrowheads, using traditional tools, deer antler, and hammer stones as well as more modern equivalents – tools I handcraft with copper tips. Students will learn basic theory and tool use. As always, safety first, please bring protective eyewear and some gloves if you like. Feel welcome to stay after the 2-hour class and finish your projects. I knap year-round, make & sell the tools, since 2010.

I will be teaching October 12, 13, and 14 anytime during these days. If you would like to schedule another time not listed or have questions, please give me a call at 865-436-3988.

Price: $40 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 10:00 am to 12 noon

Class 2: Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 3: Oct 14th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Don Getty at 865-436-3988.


The Jewelry Spot “Create 2 Pair of Earrings”

You will be creating 2 pairs of earrings using .935 Argentium Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystal, and/or Freshwater Pearls. You will get to choose from over a dozen colors of Swarovski Crystals as well as Grade A Freshwater Pearls, Hematite and other genuine stones for both pairs of earrings. Gina has been creating her unique jewelry since April 2000. She was a member of the Ohio Creative Artist Association while doing Fine Art and Craft Shows for 12 years in north-east Ohio before moving to Gatlinburg. In May 2013 she moved to Gatlinburg opening The Jewelry Spot in Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts Community. Gina is a member of The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg and The Foothills Crafts Guild in Knoxville, as well as a member of The Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce and The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). Gina loves creating her jewelry and cannot wait to show you how to make your own creations.

Price: $40 per class

There are six (6) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Class 2: Oct 12th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 13th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Class 4: Oct 13th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Oct 14th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Class 6: Oct 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 14)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Gina Benko at 440-478-1841.


Zukes Woodworkz Class “Rustic Lantern”

Step away from reality for just a short time as you relax and create your own rustic lantern. All supplies will be furnished as you work with Chris and design your own lantern. Use of power tools may be required during class. We will have numerous stains, paints and candles available for you to choose from to complete your lantern.

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Class 2: Oct 13th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(This class is limited to 7 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Chris & Amy Overbeck at 865-805-2614.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Eastern Bluebird”

Students will paint a 5 x 7 watercolor of a bluebird. Next, we will place the watercolor in an oversized mat and paint onto the mat. The completed piece will be 11 x 14 and ready for you to frame and enjoy. Don’t let this class scare you, it is much easier than it sounds.

Price: $48 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Class 2: Oct 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Potholder Weaving”

Most all of us made the cotton looper potholders as children. Some even went through the neighborhood selling them as their first business venture. This is a great multi-generational class for Moms, Dads, Kids, and Grandparents.

Price: $10 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Class 2: Oct 14th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 4)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Gatlin County Leather Class “My Leather Purse”

Using deer hide, the student will make a small purse designed to carry a cell phone and a few other small items. The purse will have a front or back pocket, along with a strap. The purse will then be decorated with beads, tin or brass cones and antler buttons.

Price: $40 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Class 2: Oct 13th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Class 3: Oct 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(This class is limited to 3 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Marsha Fountain at 865-430-5840.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Beginning Dulcimer”

Learn to read the music and play the Mountain Dulcimer. We will also talk about the tuning process, cleaning, and caring for the wood of your instrument and how to make your own tabs for songs you may want to play.

Price: $20 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: Oct 12th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Class 2: Oct 13th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 15)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! Class “Dynamic, Colorful Ink Painting on Two Tiles”

One of your 2 hand-painted tiles will be framed by a black wrought-iron decorative accessory. If it’s messy, it must be fun!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 13th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Marble Your Own Silk Scarf”

Great opportunity to marble your own silk scarf. All materials will be provided. Silk will be prepared for you. Choose your favorite pattern. You will have guidance and practice along the way to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind marbled scarf. You will receive easy written instructions to complete the process at home, so your hand-marbled scarf will be colorfast and washable. Make one for yourself or for a gift for someone special!

Price: $55 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: Oct 13th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Class 2: Oct 13th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Class 3: Oct 13th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Class 4: Oct 13th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “American Eagle on Turkey Feather”

The eagle head is hand painted in acrylic paints. The techniques used to paint on a feather differs from those used for other surfaces. A feather naturally sheds water, so there is a challenge of getting the paint to stay on the feather. Coverage is another issue. Painting in the direction the feather grows helps with this. It is a fun and challenging experience. Come and try it for yourself. Working on a new Eagle Head design, so the project may vary slightly from photo.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 15)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Basket Weaving”

In this class, you will learn the basics of basket weaving. You will leave with one small basket made with your own hands. Be sure to wear comfortable worn attire as basketry can be messy. Beginners are welcome. This class is for all skill levels.

Price: $49 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 13th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

(This class is limited to 8 students per class with a minimum age of 16)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Ingrid Williams at 910-584-3668.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Mountain Scape” Mixed Media

Come to create your own mountain scene. Students will use watercolor, acrylic, markers and pencil to create a lovely scene from the Smokies. All skill levels are welcome. Louise will furnish a double mat and backboard to complete your original.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 14th from 9:00 am to 12 noon

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with no minimum age)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! Class “Oh, What Tangled Webs We Paint”

Watercolor an 8 x 10 double-matted Blackberries & spider webs on stone-based paper using Jann’s years of experience in “playing in the paint!”

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: Oct 14th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.


Firefly Glass Studio “Fused Glass Trinket Tray”

Firefly Glass Studio is offering the opportunity to design your own masterpiece in fused glass. Fused glass is a fun and forgiving medium for all. Learn various techniques as you embellish a 5″ x 5″ piece of glass with dichroic glass, stringers, glass frit, dots and bits various colors and textures. Your masterpiece will be fired in a kiln and then slumped into a dish that can be used and admired for years to come. Once complete, the piece will be shipped to you which is included in the cost of the class.

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available:

Class 1: Oct 14th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(Each class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 8)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Firefly Glass Studio at 865-206-6083.

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