Hands on Gatlinburg

Date

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Location

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

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 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 April 13 through April 15 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. To book lodging for Hands-On Gatlinburg weekend, check here.

Hands on Gatlinburg Classes:

“Glass Blowing” 
Sparky’s Glassblowing
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You will get to experience the art of glassblowing while you sculpt your own bear and have your hands on experience of blowing your own glass ornament
Price: $65 per class
April 13-15 – There are twenty-four (24) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 1 student per class ages 18 and up)
For questions about this class, please call Sparky’s Glassblowing at 865-325-8186.

“Fused Glass Trinket Tray or Glass Tile”
Firefly Glass Studio
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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. Your masterpiece will be fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees to use as a decorative tile or slumped into a dish form. Once complete, the piece will be shipped to you which is included in the cost of the class.
Price: $45 per class
April 13-15 – There are eleven (11) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 8 students per class with a minimum age of 10 years old)
For questions about this class please call Firefly Glass Studio at 865-206-6083.

“Acrylic Painting on Masonite”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Experience the art of acrylic and finish a 5 x 7 masonite. The theme will be chick-a-dee and asters. This class is for all skill levels.
Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
April 13 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with no minimum age)
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Rug Weaving”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Spend some time passing the shuttle to create your own Shaggy Chic Rag Rug. The last 30 minutes will be spent finishing your creation with plied or knotted fringes. Material selection will be limited based on what the supplier has available, usually quantities of ivory are available with a variety of accent colors to spice things up.
Price: $65 per class
April 13-15 – There are four (4) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 15)
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Create your own Pastry Roller & Biscuit Cutter”
Proffitt’s Woodworks
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Using a wood lathe and local hardwoods, you will create your very own pastry roller and biscuit cutter. They make wonderful gifts, or keep for yourself! Care instructions and biscuit recipe included!
Price: $60 per class
April 13-15 – There are eight (8) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 1 student per class for ages 18 and up)
For questions about this class, please call Proffitt’s Woodworks at 865-436-0180.

“Paper Marbling”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Take this opportunity to create traditional and contemporary marbled patterns on a variety of papers. Using paint, paper & tools provided, marble several papers under the guidance of Pat Thomas who has marbled for over 25 years. It’s fun to play in the paint & create original papers! Papers can later be used for cards, books, collage — any paper art!
Price: $45 per class
There are three (3) classes available.
Class 1: April 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class 3: April 13th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(Each class is limited to 3 students per class with a minimum age of 12)
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Bluebird House”
Zuke’s Woodworkz
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Class participants will learn about Bluebird habits, what they do and don’t like as well as how to enjoy them in your own yard. Each student will receive all the materials needed to complete their own bluebird box Finished box is approx 11″ x 6″ with a 16″ mounting board.
Price: $45 per class
There are two (2) classes available.
Class 1: April 13th From 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Class 2: April 15th From 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 6 students per class ages 12 and up)
For questions about this class, please call Zuke’s Woodworkz at 865-805-2614.

“Grandmother’s Unfinished Quilt”
A. Jann Peitso Art!
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Watercolor a quilt pattern on a 4″x4″ processed gallery-wrapped 1 1/2″ thick canvas..
Price: $35 per class
April 13 – There are two (2) classes available.
Class 1: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class 2: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 5 students with a minimum age of 12 years old)
For questions about this class, please call A. Jann Peitso, Art! at 865-436-2363.

“Bath Fizzies & Scrubs”
Misty Mountain Soap Co.
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Have Fun making bath fizzie bombs and a jar of sugar scrub to take home with you. We will have a variety of fragrances to choose from.
Price: $25 per class
There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 13th, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Class 2: April 14th, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
(These classes are limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 14 years old)
For more information on this class, please call Misty Mountain Soap Co. at 865-430-8084.

“Paint the Smokies”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Create your own landscape using water-soluble oils. Dick Ensing leads the class and has taught hundreds of beginners how to capture the impressionistic beauty of the mountains.
Price: $48 per class
There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 13th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Class 2: April 15th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Each class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 18 ),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Butterfly House”
Zuke’s Woodworkz
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Class participants will learn about how to attract and enjoy butterflies in their own yard. Each participant will make their own butterfly house. Finished house is approx 4″ x 4″ x 20″.
Price: $48 per class
There are two (2) classes available.
Class 1: April 13th From 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Class 2: April 14th From 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 6 students per class ages 12 and up)
For questions about this class, please call Zuke’s Woodworkz at 865-805-2614.

“Beginning Dulcimer”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Learn the basic techniques for playing the Mountain Dulcimer. This will include reading the tabs that make up the “music” used by dulcimer players and learning how to tune. We will have loaner instruments to borrow or you can bring your own.
Price: $25 per class
There are two (2) classes available.
Class 1: April 13th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Class 2: April 14th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12 ),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Painting a Monarch Butterfly on Turkey Feather”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Using acrylic paints, learn the techniques for painting on unusual surfaces. For this class, we will be using a turkey feather. All supplies furnished.
Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age 15)
For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Hand Painted Gourd Birdhouse”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Students will be supplied with a martin gourd, which will then be painted and decorated. Their work of art can be used inside or out. The gourds will have a bird theme. This class is for all skill levels.
Price: $48 per class
There is one class available
April 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with no minimum age),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Marble a Silk Scarf!”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Great opportunity to marble your own silk scarf! All materials will be provided, silk will be prepared for you. Choose your favorite colors & pattern. You will have guidance & help along the way to create a beautiful, marbled silk scarf. You will receive easy instructions to complete the process at home so your marbled scarf will be colorfast & washable. Make one for yourself or for a gift for someone special!
Price: $55 per class
April 14-15 – There are eight (8) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 15)
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Paint your own Owl”
Zuke’s Woodworkz
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Here’s a chance to show off your creative side. Whether using fun, bright colors or if you choose to paint a more traditional looking owl, the choice is yours. We provide the unfinished owl (each is 9 1/2″ x 11 1/2″) and the paints and brushes for you to create your own unique owl.
Price: $28 per class
There are two (2) classes available.
Class 1: April 14th From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Class 2: April 15th From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 8 students per class ages 8 and up),
For questions about this class, please call Zuke’s Woodworkz at 865-805-2614.

“Basket Weaving”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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In this class, you will learn the basics of basket weaving. You will leave with one small basket you made. Beginners are welcome. This class is for all skill levels.
Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
April 14th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(This class is limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 18),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 910-548-3668.

“Dancing Behind the Fairy Trees”
A. Jann Peitso
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Watercolor on YUPO then mat for a pair of (5×7) pieces of art.
Price: $35 per class
April 14 – There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class 2: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(Each class is limited to 5 students with a minimum age of 12 yo)
For questions about this class, please call A. Jann Peitso, Art! at 865-436-2363.

“Artistic Gourd Bowl with Lid”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Students will be supplied with a large sturdy gourd, which will then be cut, sanded and decorated. These make great seasonal decorations or art pieces for every day of the year. This class is for all skill levels.
Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with no minimum age),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Play with Watercolor”
Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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Students will use limited colors and a lot of technique to paint a landscape. Experience the art of watercolor! This class is for all skill levels.
Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
April 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with no minimum age),
For questions about this class, please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

“Everything But The Bird”
A. Jann Peitso, Art!
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Watercolor on YUPO (the feather) and the 8 x 10 mat (birds nest)
Price: $40 per class
There is one (1) class available
April 15 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
(This class is limited to 5 students with a minimum age of 12 years old)
For questions about this class please call A. Jann Peitso, Art! at 865-436-2363.

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