Hands on Gatlinburg Spring

Date

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Location

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

The 2019 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 12 through April 14 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life.


CLASSES AVAILABLE


Jann Peitso, Art!
How to Paint Colorful Ink on a Tile

Decorate a walnut-shaped, wooden spoon or brush holder with your handpainted tile.
Price: $45 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 12th from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 4 students per class. Teens and Adults are welcome)

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

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A. Jann Peitso, Art!
Everyone Needs a Bucket of Lemonade

Watercolor an 8 x 10 double-matted painting on stone-based paper using Jann’s years of experience to play in the paint
Price: $45 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 14th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
(This class is limited to 4 students per class. Teens and Adults are welcome),

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

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A. Jann Peitso, Art!
Painting with Vivid Inks on a Tile

Your own original ink painting on tile will become a wrought iron decorative accessory.
Price: $45 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 13th from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
(This class is limited to 4 students per class. Teens and Adults are welcome)

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
Eastern Bluebird with remark

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 is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 10),

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
Intermediate Paper Marbling

If the words “stones” “get-gel” and “nonpareil” make you see pattern and color, this 3-hour paper marbling class is for you! With a previous marbling class (or two) under your belt, let’s explore more complex patterns. You can even bring previously marbled papers to over-marble. This is a great opportunity to take your marbling skills to the next level of complexity. (Previous marbling experience necessary for this class)
Price: $72 per class
There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 13th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Class 2: April 14th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
(This class is limited to 3 students per class with a minimum age of 18),

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
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: April 13th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(This class is limited to 8 students per class with a minimum age of 16),

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
Mountain Scape Mixed Media

Come 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 are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 12th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Class 2: April 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
Beginning Paper Marbling

If you have admired marbled papers and wanted to know how to make those wonderful patterns, this 2-hour introductory class is for you! Everything will be provided. You will learn the basics and proceed to some simple but dramatic moves for amazing marbled papers. Your original marbled papers will inspire lots of paper projects for you back at home!

Price: $48 per class
There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 2: April 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
(This 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.

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery
American Goldfinch on Turkey Feather

The goldfinch 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. This class is for all skill levels from beginners to experienced painters.

Price: $48 per class
There is one (1) class available
Class 1: April 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 15),

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

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Gatlin County Leather
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: April 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Class 3: April 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(This class is limited to 3 students per class with a minimum age of 10),

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

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Make it Magic Class
Art with Pebbles

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: April 12th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Class 3: April 14th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
(This class is limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

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

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Zukes Woodworkz
Butterfly House

Class participants will learn about how to attract and enjoy butterflies in their own backyard. Each student will make their own butterfly house. Finished size is approx. 4″ x 4″ x 20″. You will be using various power tools including a scroll saw, sander, jigsaw, and an air nailer.
Price: $48 per class
There are two (2) classes available
Class 1: April 12th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 12),

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

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Serendipity Ceramics
Ceramic Dry Brush

Students will complete a character pumpkin with glasses
Price: $20 per class
There are three (3) classes available
Class 1: April 12th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Class 3: April 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(This class is limited to 12 students per class with no minimum age.)

For questions about this class please call Denise Overstreet at 865-325-8380.

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Sparky’s Glassblowing
Glass Blowing

During your hands-on class of glassblowing with Sparky, you will learn how to create your own glass-blown piece of ART. You will create a small bear and also blow two ornaments that you will be able to say you created them. This class is an experience you will always remember.

Price: $65 per class
There are twelve (12) classes available
Class 1: April 12th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Class 2: April 12th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 3: April 12th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Class 4: April 12th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Class 5: April 13th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Class 6: April 13th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 7: April 13th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Class 8: April 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Class 9: April 14th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Class 10: April 14th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 11: April 14th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Class 12: April 14th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Each class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum of age of 18),

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

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Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class
Little Gourd Ornaments

Students will be using acrylic paint and completing an ornament with a hummingbird. Each student will be given the opportunity to complete a second gourd ornament if time allows. You will take home at least one finished ornament and three other gourds ready to paint that you can complete later.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: April 14th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 8)

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


Firefly Glass Studio Class
Fused Glass Pendant

Firefly Glass Studio is offering the opportunity to design your own piece of jewelry in fused glass. Fused glass is a fun and forgiving medium for all. Learn various fusing techniques as you create a fused glass pendant. Using bits and pieces of dichroic glass, stringers and other types of glass, you will create a piece that will be fired in a kiln. Once fired, the piece will be fused in a kiln and shipped, ready to wear and enjoy. The cost of shipping is included in the cost of the class.

Price: $20 per class

There are four (4) classes available:

Class 1: April 12th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class 2: April 12th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Class 3: April 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class 4: April 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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

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


Otto Preske – Artist in Wood
Wood Carving

We’ll cover 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: April 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 2: April 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Class 3: April 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 4: April 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

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


Paul Murray Gallery Class
Smoky Mountain Drawing Adventure

Create in a 200 year old original Log Cabin, on an original mountain homestead by a stream. Learn drawing techniques and tricks of a master artist. Paul Murray’s over 40 years of international award-winning experience. Dive into the drawings and thoughts of Paul Murray as he shows you refined pencils, pastels and studio sketches. Find out how he did things and why. Attendees receive Free card print and 20% off art purchased at time of class, (details in store). Beginners, kids, and families welcome. Beginners & Families welcome and encouraged.

Price: $75 per class

There is one (1) class available.

Class 1, April 13th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 7 with a chaperone allowed).

(***If there is not a minimum number of 4 students registered in a class, Paul Murray Gallery reserves the right to cancel the class. If cancellation of a class occurs, students will be given the option to be rescheduled into another class or have the class fee refunded.***)

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For questions about this class please call Paul Murray Gallery at 865-436-8445.


Paul Murray Gallery Class
Smoky Mountain Painting Adventure

Have fun creating in a 200 year old original Log Cabin, on an original mountain homestead by a stream. Learn painting techniques and tricks. Find unique and simple ways that let everyone paint. Kati-Jane, a painter since childhood, and a student of her husband Paul Murray. A celebrated artist Paul Murray, has 40 years of international award winning experience. Have fun creating and take something home that you are proud of. Receive Free picture card of your choice and 20% off art purchased at time of class (details in store). Please note, the picture above is not the exact one done in class. Beginners, kids, and families welcome.

Price: $65 per class

There is one (1) class available.

Class 1, April 13th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

(Limited to 15 students per class with a minimum age of 7 with a chaperone allowed).

(***If there is not a minimum number of 4 students registered in a class, Paul Murray Gallery reserves the right to cancel the class. If cancellation of a class occurs, students will be given the option to be rescheduled into another class or have the class fee refunded.***)

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For questions about this class please call Paul Murray Gallery at 865-436-8445.


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 cooper tips. Students will learn basic theory and tool use. As always, “safety first” ,please bring protective eye wear 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 April 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 nine (9) classes available
Class 1: April 12th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Class 2: April 12th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Class 3: April 12th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Class 4: April 13th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Class 5: April 13th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Class 6: April 13th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Class 7: April 14th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Class 8: April 14th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Class 9: April 14th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

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


Firefly Glass Studio Class
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 dots and bits in various colors and textures. Your masterpiece will be fired in a kiln and then slumped to create a trinket tray 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: $40 per class

There are two (2) classes available:

Class 1: April 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class 2: April 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(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


Rocky Flats Pottery & Soap Class
Lap Loom Weaving

Receive the basics to start lap loom weaving. You will make a 5 x 12 woven wall hanging. The class includes a small loom, needles, yarn and a hanger for your finished product.

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: April 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Class 2: April 13th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

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For questions about this class please call Rocky Flats Pottery & Soap at 865-387-5556


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