Hands on Gatlinburg

Date

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

The 2020 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 May 1-3 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. To book lodging for Hands-On Gatlinburg weekend, check here.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! Class “Fruits of Our Labor”

Watercolor on gold-primed paper for an old-world Renaissance touch. Double matted 8 x 10. Watercolor can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collectors and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

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


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Bluebird with remark”

Using watercolor, students will paint an Eastern Bluebird. After painting the bird, they will be furnished a mat that they will remark and have a completed 11 x 14 picture ready to frame. Easier than it sounds!

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 4 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 “Seat Weaving”

This is your chance to learn how to put a new seat on an old chair or footstool. You will learn the basics of seat weaving using seagrass on a small footstool.

David is an eighth-generation East Tennessean and avid history buff. He wants to teach you his craft, so that you can bring that old family heirloom out of the attic or basement and back into the living room to enjoy. David is a member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the Tennessee Basketry Association. Who better to teach you seat weaving that a “Weaver.”

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 8 students per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call David Weaver at 865-223-4501


Firefly Glass Studio “Fused Glass Window Art”

Spend some time creating a picture in glass. Using bits and pieces of art glass, stringers and dichroic glass, design your masterpiece to be fired in a kiln at 1400 degrees. Learn techniques from Studio owner Nancy Huff, a ten-year glass fuser. Once the piece has been fired in the kiln, it will be shipped and ready to hang in a window or on a wall. The shipping cost is included in the price of the class and will be sent within two weeks of the class.

Price: $45 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 om

Class 3: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

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


Make it Magic “Magic Tricks You Can Make”

Each magician will learn to make simple magic tricks from common items found around the house. You will learn to predict an item a spectator will choose from multiple choices. Convince a spectator you knew which item they would choose even before you ask them to think of one. Make a classic rope trick and learn to perform it. Craft a simple magic prop and learn to make colors change at will. Learn to be a math wiz! Let someone freely mix a set of four, four-digit numbers to add and have the answer within seconds. Then show the answer is different each time. And more!

Price: $35 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Class 3: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Betty Starky at 865-436-9531.


Make it Magic Class “More Magic Tricks You Can Make”

Not only will you learn to make magic tricks using some everyday objects from around the house. You will learn the basics of sleight of hand! Learn basic card moves to put you in control of the deck. Learn coin sleights to make coins appear and disappear at your command. Learn to make and perform two classic rope tricks. This class also includes Make It Magic’s instructional DVD for you to take home so you can continue to learn the craft of magic.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. (Limit 1 non-participating adult per minor)

Price: $39 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Class 3: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Rick Starky at 865-436-9531.


Proffitt’s Woodworks “Create a Wooden Oil Candle!”

Using native hardwoods from the Smokies, meet Jacki in her workshop on Lindsey Mill Road to create a wooden oil candle. You will free-style your shape; sand and drill on the lathe. After you have completed your oil candle, a professional finish will be applied by Jacki and shipped in about a week. Shipping is included in the price. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special!

Price: $58 per class

There are eight (8) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Class 3: May 1st from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 4: May 2nd from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Class 5: May 2nd from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Class 6: May 2nd from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 7: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Class 8: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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 Jacki Proffitt at 865-436-0180.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Rug Weaving”

Using a 4 harness floor loom, you will make and take home a shaggy chic throw rug for your home or as a gift for a friend.

Price: $52 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:30 am to 12:30 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.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! “Our Mountains Are Bursting with the Color of Leaves

Paint with ink on a gold “leafed” Birchwood panel. Ink can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collecters and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Class 2: May 1st from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

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


Sparky’s Glassblowing Class

Experience the art of glass blowing with Sparky, while learning a new craft. Create three pieces of your own artwork while having fun doing glass blowing.

Price: $65 per class

There are fourteen (14) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 3: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 4: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 5: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 6: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 7: May 2nd from 11:00 pm to 12:00 noon

Class 8: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 9: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 10: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 11: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 12: May 3rd from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 13: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 14: May 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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 Sparky’s Glassblowing at 865-325-8186.


Highland Craft Gallery “Basket Weaving Basics”

“Basket Weaving Basics” Instructed by Lee Manis

Learn to construct a 10″ x 10″ x 5″ “Round-on-Square” multipurpose white oak split basket with a dyed red accent. Originally known as White Oak Flats, Gatlinburg has always been home to an abundance of white oak trees. Make and take a little piece of history home!

Price: $55 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 16)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Highland Craft Gallery at 865-430-8951.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “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 the Cliff Dwellers for pick up or shipped directly from the artist.

INSTRUCTOR: Debi Veranth has been in education for over 40 years. She has taught art classes at the Anna Porter Public 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 two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(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 “Mountain Scape”

A different painting experience! Students will play with Aquabord and watercolor to complete the memory of the Smoky Mountains. Aquaboard is an amazing watercolor surface that gives students more control of the watercolor. When finished the painting just needs a frame and no glass.

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 2 &. 3: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and at 2:00 – 4:30 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 8)

Book Class

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


Make it Magic “Pebble Art”

Students will learn the craft of Pebble Art. Each student will learn to design and create a framed work of art made of natural pebbles found in rivers and streams. After learning to pick the perfect frame, you will learn to sort stones, and how to select the perfect pebble for your project. You will also learn to embellish your design with sticks, weeds, and ink to produce a beautiful piece of art.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. (Limit 1 non-participating adult per minor)

Price: $35 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 3: May 3rd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Betty Starky at 865-436-9531.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Goldfinch on Masonite”

Using acrylic paint, students will complete a 5 x 7 masonite (a hardboard made of pressed wood fibers). When finished the painting only needs a frame.

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 4 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.


 

Talking Turkey Studio “Water Color Pallet Stained Glass Window Project”

Four-hour class provides an excellent overview of the stained glass window process. This hands-on class progress from glass cutting, glass assembly, glass soldering and finishing. The watercolor pallet window is geometric, making glass cutting simple; pre-cut glass pieces are provided to assure each student will finish a window within the time schedule.

Price: $95 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call John Eachus at 865-436-2397.


Dream Painters “Painting Ladybug Rocks” (Children’s Class)

The class just for children, ages 4 to 9 years old. We will guide them in painting a ladybug rock to take home with them along with some free rock painting as time allows. The focus will be on creativity. Children must be accompanied by one adult. Since the room is small, one adult per child is the limit.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 4)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Pam & Amy Scott at 865-387-8693.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Glitter Roxs and Gel du Solei process to make a ring or bracelet”

The student will create either a bracelet or ring with snap-in pieces. Gel du Solei is a UV resin that will cure under UV light 20 minutes or on a window seal. This will allow the student to have a completed piece when they leave. (Normal resign takes up to 72 hours to cure). The students will be taught how to mix the Glitter Rox with the UV resign and cure it under a UV light. It is easy to do once you learn how and will find the process a lot of fun. Watch out, you might find a whole new world of creating!

Price: $35 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jan Barnes at 865-254-6980.


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Dogwood Gourd Birdhouse”

Using acrylic paint, students will design a gourd birdhouse for their feathered friends. Louise will have the gourds ready to paint and after the class will put the finish on, so that students can pick them up the next day. A fun project for the Spring!

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:30 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 Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.


Dream Painters “Painting Sunflowers on Rocks”

Students will be guided in painting sunflowers on large river rocks. A souvenir that can be taken home and enjoyed!

Price: $30 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 16)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Pam & Amy Scott at 865-387-8693.


A. Jann Peitso, Art! “The Mountains are Rocks of every Hue and Shape”

Paint with Acrylic Paint and using negative painting technique, rocks appear from the poured-paint process. Acrylic paint can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collectors and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

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


Rocky Flats Soap & Pottery “Make a Kumihimo Braid Bracelet”

Learn the kumihimo braid to make a bracelet. You will make the disc to make the braid and then make your first bracelet. All materials provided.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Alison Houston at 865-387-5556.


Rocky Flats Soap & Pottery “Woven Bookmark”

Make a woven bookmark on a lap loom. The class will take an hour and all materials are provided.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Alison Houston at 865-387-5556.


Firefly Glass Studio “Fused Glass Flower Vase”

Get ready for those Spring blooms as you create a unique hanging flower vase out of fused glass. Using a variety of fused glass techniques, embellish a piece of glass that will be assembled and fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees. Once fired the vase will be shipped and ready to hold that Spring bloom. The shipping cost is included in the price of the class and the flower vase will be sent within two weeks.

Price: $45 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 3: May 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

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


Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Marble Your Own Silk Scarf”

Great opportunity to marble your own silk scarf! All materials will be provided; silk scarf will be prepared for you to marble. Choose your favorite colors and pattern from lots of examples. You will have Pat’s 30 years of experience and guidance to help you 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 silk scarf will be colorfast and washable. Make one for yourself or a gift for someone special! Mother’s Day is soon—(hint, hint). Let’s throw some paint!

Price: $45 per class

There are twelve (12) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 3: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 4: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 5: May 2nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Class 6: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 7: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 8: May 2nd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Class 9: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 10: May 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 11: May 3rd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 12: May 3rd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 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 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: May 2nd 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


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

We will chip stone by percussion (striking tools) and pressure flaking (prying tools). Safety first: Shop glasses or visor and work gloves are needed. I make and sell tools for this work: We will also use hammer stones and deer antlers, tools that are totally traditional. Classes are two-hour sessions, you are welcome to stay after and continue working. Call for other times.

Price: $40 per class

There are six (6) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Class 3: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 4: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Class 5: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 6: May 3rd form 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Book Class

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 12),

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


Otto Preske-Artist in Wood Class “Carve a Hillbilly Bottle Stopper”

Learn how to sharpen and use googes, chisels, and knives. Use (traditional woodcarving) to carve a hillbilly bottle stopper from a prepared blank in basswood. Bring your tools if you have them. Tools will be available for the class.

Price: $75 per class

There are four (4) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 3: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 4: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Book Class

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 18),

For questions about this class please call Otto Preske at 865-436-5339 or 865-258-8225

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