Hands on Gatlinburg

  • Dates: October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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 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, 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 2-4 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: October 4th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13), For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363 Book Class

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 is one (1) class available Class 1: Oct 3rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon (This 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 Book Class

A. Jann Peitso, A 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: October 2nd from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon Class 2: October 2nd from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13), For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363. Book Class

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 fifteen (15) classes available Class 1: Oct. 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Class 2: Oct. 2nd from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Class 3: Oct. 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Class 4: Oct. 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Class 5: Oct. 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Class 6: Oct. 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Class 7: Oct. 3rd from 11:00 pm to 12:00 noon Class 8: Oct. 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Class 9: Oct. 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Class 10: Oct. 3rd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Class 11: Oct. 4th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Class 12: Oct. 4th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Class 13: Oct. 4th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Class 14: Oct. 4th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Class 15: Oct. 4th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Each class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum age of 18) For questions about this class, please call Sparky's Glassblowing at 865-325-8186. Book Class

Cliff Dwellers Gallery "Stoneware Wall Pocets"

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: Oct. 2nd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Class 2: Oct. 3rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Class 1 is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 13) (Class 2 is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13) For questions about this class please call Debi Veranth at 813-786-1778 Book Class

 

Talking Turkey Studios “Stained Glass Water Color Pallet Window"

The class is an overview of the stained glass process. You are taught pattern making, stained glass cutting, assembly methods, soldering and finishing. Most of the glass has been pre-cut in order to complete a hands-on project 10.5" x 1.5" to take home in about four hours.

Instructor: John has worked glass for 44 years: ten years new home construction stained glass, 25 years new & restoration windows for churches & historic county courthouses, 9 years novelty custom windows & repairs for private clients. Advanced glass skills are available upon request, including lamp making, jewelry boxes glass cutting techniques, and more. The class is all-inclusive of time, instruction, materials, tool loans, and finishing. Closed-toed shoes and slacks required. Safety glass is available for use. Price: $95 per class There are three (3) classes available Class 1: Oct 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Class 2: Oct 3rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Class 3: Oct 4th from 12:00noon to 4:00pm (This class is limited to 4 students per class) Minimum Age requirement: Mature children with parental supervision For questions about this class please call John Eachus at 865-436-2397. Book Class

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: October 3rd from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13), For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363. Book Class

Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class "Small Market Basket"

Learn to weave a Market Basket. You will learn basic weaving techniques that can be used to make other basket styles. The completed basket will be 6" wide and 10" long. You will learn twining, weaving and rim lashing in addition to learning to read basket pattern. No previous experience is needed to make this basket, just a desire to learn and have fun. No fear of ruining your manicure in this Class! Price: $45 per class There is one (1) class available Class 1: Oct. 3rd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (This 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. Book Class