Hands on Gatlinburg

Date

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Location

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

The 2017 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 mantle piece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment of your style, but a point of personal pride?

More than 15 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 7 through April 9 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. To book lodging for Hands On Gatlinburg weekend, check here.

Sparky’s Glass Blowing

Instructor: Gary Neumeier

“Basic Glass Blowing”

Blow an ornament and make a sculptural piece of glass

Price: $50 per class

April 7th from 8-9 am, 9-10 am. 10-11 am, 11 am -12 pm, 12 pm – 1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, 4-5 pm,

April 8th from 8-9 am, 9-10 am. 10-11 am, 11 am -12 pm, 12 pm – 1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, 4-5 pm,

April 9th from 8-9 am, 9-10 am. 10-11 am, 11 am -12 pm, 12 pm – 1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, 4-5 pm,

(Limited to 1 student per class ages 18 and up),

For questions about this class please call Sparky’s Glassblowing at 865-325-8186.

 

Rocky Flats Pottery and Soap Classes

Instructor: Ailson Houston

Rocky Flats Pottery and Soap will be offering three different classes April 7th – April 9th.

“Soap Making” 

Friday April 7, 2017 – 9 am to Noon

Saturday April 8, 2017 – 9 am to Noon

Create your own batch of custom oatmeal soap and soap sack. ($48 per person, limited to 4 participants each class, ages 18 years and up)

“Cleaning with Natural Products” 

Sunday April 9, 2017 – 9 am to Noon

You will learn how to clean in a way that is better for you and the environment.  You will leave with three products and their recipes. ($35 per person, limited to 4 participants, ages 12-adult)

“Learn to Make a Soap Sack” 

Saturday April 8, 2017 – 2 pm – 4 pm

Learn to make you own personal soap sack.  Soap sack’s increase the life of your soap.  You will also leave with a bar of handmade soap.

For questions on any Rocky Flats Pottery & Soap classes please call 865-387-5556.

 

Firefly Glass Studio

Instructor: Nancy Huff

“Fused Glass Fun”

You make it, I bake it. Create your own 5×5 fused glass dish using art glass.  When complete, the dish will be fired and slumped and shipped to the participant.

Price: $45 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

April 9th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 10 and up),

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

 

Artist in Wood

Instructor: Otto Preske

“Wood Carving Relief or Spirit Face”

Learn basic tool handling, sharpening and basic carving skills with hand tools.

Price: $75 per class

April 7th From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 8th From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Limited to 2 students per class ages 18 and up),

For questions about this class please call Artist in Wood at 865-436-5339.

 

Chair Shop

Instructor: Randy Ogle

“Stool Seat Weaving”

Using imitation hickory splits, student will weave a herringbone pattern seat on stool (included in price of class).

Price: $95 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

April 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

(Limited to 3 students per class ages 12 and up),

For questions about this class please call Chair Shop at 865-436-7413.

 

Smokies Edge

Instructor: Don Getty

“Learn Flint Knapping (Arrowheads)”

Study theory and basics – use tools to chip points by percussion and pressure flaking flint.  Students are welcome to stay and “work” after class.

Price: $40 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

April 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 12 and up),

For questions about this class please call Smokies Edge at 865-436-3988.

 

Talking Turkey Studio

Instructor: Vickie Woodruft

“Stained Glass Mosaics”

Students will learn glass cutting, pattern making and grouting to make their own mosaic disk. The artwork will then be finished with a hand carved mahogany frame.

Price: $300 per class

This is a three day class running from April 7th to April 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day.

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 18 and up),

For questions about this class please call Talking Turkey Studio at 865-436-2397.

 

Proffitt’s Woodworks

Instructor: Jacki Proffitt

“Turn a Peppermill”

Create your own beautiful, yet functional, peppermill using native woods.

Price: $65 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and  2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and  2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

April 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

(Limited to 1 student per class ages 18 and up),

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

 

Cliff Dwellers

Instructors: Louise Bales, Kathy Smart, Pat K Thomas, Sherry Mummert, Catherine Anderson, Dick Ensign.

“Acrylic Painting on Masonite”
Instructor: Louise Bales

Student will complete a 5×7 painting of a cardinal with dogwoods.  This class is for all skill levels.

Price: $48 per class

April 8th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 9th from 9:00 am to Noon

(Limited to 6 students per class ages 12 and up),

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


“Hand Painted  Gourd Ornaments” Book a class
Instructor: Louise Bales

Student will complete two ornament gourds, a humming bird and a cardinal.  This class is for all skill levels.

Price: $48 per class

April 7th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 8th from 9:00 am to Noon

(Limited to 6 students per class ages 8 and up),

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

“White Dogwoods on Roofing Slate”
Instructor: Kathy Smart

Learning to paint realistic dogwood blossoms is easier than you would think.  It only takes a few simple steps to achieve realistic looking dogwood blossoms.  Skill level for this class is beginner or above.

Price: $48 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 12 and up),

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

“Chickadee on Leaf” Book a class
Instructor: Kathy Smart

Learn to paint a chickadee on a preserved leaf.  The techniques used to paint on a leaf are similar to painting on a canvas, but the texture  of the leaf offers some challenge.  Skill level for this class is beginner or above.

Price: $48 per class

April 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 12 and up),

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

“Marble Your Own Leather Journal, 2 Day Class”
Instructor: Pat K Thomas

Day 1: Marble the leather cover & edge-marble book pages of the journal individually in 30 minutes. Day 2: Sunday April 9th – Assemble & finish your marbled leather journal.

Price: $60 per class

April 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (class runs every 30 min)  Students will sign up on Friday April 7th for finishing times on Sunday, April 9th.

(Limited to 1 student per class ages 12 and up),

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

“Marbled Paper”
Instructor: Pat K Thomas

Marble a variety of papers in traditional and contemporary patterns and colors.  Float paint on a liquid surface, manipulate with simple tools and print original marbled papers!

Price: $60 per class

April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Limited to 3 students per class ages 12 and up),

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

“Rug Weaving”
Instructor: Sherry Mummert

Using rug chenille, weave a “Shaggy Chique” throw rug.

Price: $65 per class

April 7th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

April 8th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

April 9th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Limited to 1 student per class ages 15 and up),

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

“Potholders”
Instructor: Sherry Mummer

Using cotton loopers, weave the potholders we knew when we were young.

Price: $15 per class

April 7th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

April 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

April 9th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(Limited to 8 students per class ages 8 and up),

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

“Beautiful Beaded Necklace & Earrings”
Instructor Catherine Anderson

Create your own design in a necklace you’ll be proud to wear or offer as a gift!  Class will cover crimping wire that will last and look gorgeous.  Students will finish a necklace and earrings.

Price: $48 per class

April 8th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Limited to 5 students per class ages 16 and up),

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

“Brilliant Beaded Bracelet & Earrings”
Instructor Catherine Anderson

Explore the techniques of design balance and the pleasure of working with beads. Class will cover crimping wire that will last and look gorgeous  with your self-designed jewelry.

Price: $48 per class

April 7th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

April 9th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Limited to 5 students per class ages 8 and up),

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

“Paint the Smokies”
Instructor: Dick Ensign

Create your own landscape using water-soluble oils.  Instructor: Dick Ensign, has taught hundreds of beginners how to capture the impressionistic beauty of the mountains.

Price: $48 per class

April 7th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 8th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Limited to 6 students per class ages 18 and up),

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

 

Mountain Stitches by Susan

Instructor: Susan Dudley

“Star Table Topper”

Students will make a Star Table Topper using traditional machine piecing and quilting methods. Knowledge of sewing machines required for this class.

Price: $48 per class

April 7th From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Limited to 6 students per class ages 18 and up),

For questions about this class please call Mountain Stitches by Susan at 865-436-0077.

 

A Jann Peitso, Art!

“Watercolor on Paper made from Pulverized Rock”
Instructor: Jann Peitso

Watercolor an 8×10 matted butterfly painting using luminescent paints.

Price: $35 per class

April 7th From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Limited to  4 students per class ages 8 to adult)

“Watercolor on Paper made from Pulverized Rock”
Instructor: Jann Peitso

Watercolor an 8×10 matted painting of Cascade and trees using negative approach.

Price: $35 per class

April 8th From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Limited to  4 students per class ages 8 to adult)

“Watercolor on YUPO Paper”
Instructor: Jann Peitso

Watercolor an 8×10 matted painting of Cades Cove.

Price: $35 per class

April 9th From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Limited to  4 students per class ages 8 to adult)

For questions about this class please call A. Jann Peitso, Art! at 404-216-2118.

 

Ogle’s Broom Shop

“Broom Making”
Instructor: David Ogle

Learn from third generation broom maker David Ogle, as he guides you through making your own large kitchen broom.

Price: $69 per class

April 7th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

April 8th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

April 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 25 and up),

For questions about this class please call Ogle’s Broom Shop at 865-430-4402.

 

Fowler’s Clay Works

“Make your own Mug”
Instructor: Mike Fowler

Each student will receive a demonstration of using a potter’s wheel, then with step by step instructions turn their own beverage mug. (shipping is included in class fee)

Price: $34 per class

April 7th From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:30

April 8th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:30

April 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:30

(Limited to  4 students per class ages 7 to adult),

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

 

Overhome Creations

Instructor: Jan Barnes

“Introducing Resin Techniques in Jewelry Making” 

Students will learn to mix 2-part resin, use it to place paper and decorative pieces into bails and add color to resin.  These can later be used to create wearable art.

Price: $40 per class

April 8th From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Limited to 5 students per class ages 15 and up),

For questions about this class please call Overhome Creations at 865-254-6980.

“Steampunk Embellished Lace Cuff”
Instructor: Lori Martin

Create a unique and stylish cuff bracelet that is fun and artsy with vintage buttons and lace.

Price: $70 per class

April 8th From 1:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Limited to 4 students per class ages 16 and up),

For questions about this class please call Overhome Creations at 865-254-6980.

“Dorset Buttons”
Instructor: Lori Martin

Use needle and thread to create a piece of wearable art.

Price: $40 per class

April 8th From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Limited to 5 students per class ages 16 and up),

For questions about this class please call Overhome Creations at 865-254-6980.

 

Zuke’s Woodworkz Classes

“Key to My Heart”
Instructor: Amy and Chris Overbeck

Each student will paint heart color on their choice on a 9×91/2 piece of barn wood. Once dry, students will choose their key, be shown how to attach the key and finish the perfect “Key to their Heart”.

Price: $25 per class 

April 8th From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

April 9th From 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

(Limited to 8 students per class ages 10 and up), 

For questions about this class please call Zuke’s Woodworkz at 865-805-2614. 

Stephen J. Carl Fine Arts

Instructor Stephen J Carl

“Photographic Composition”
Learn the basics of how to compose interesting digital photos. Topics include leading lines, rule of thirds, contrast and texture and creative lighting techniques. THIS CLASS IS HELD OUTDOORS RAIN OR SHINE.
April 8, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Price: $50 per class
(Limited to 12 students per class ages 18 and up)

For questions about this class please call Stephen J. Carl Fine Arts at 937-372-8718.

 

Delauder’s BBQ

Instructor Danny Delauder

“Simple BBQ”
Danny Delauder will teach students how to make really good ribs. Each student will get 1 slab of ribs to take home.
April 7, 2017 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
April 8, 2017 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
April 9, 2017 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Price: $45 per class
(Limited to 12 students per class ages 18 and up).

For questions about this class, please call Delauder’s BBQ at 865-325-8680.