Aug 21, 2012

Arrowmont Re-Cap

While driving through Pigeon Forge, and downton Gatlinburg last Saturday, I started to wonder what I had signed up for.  The taxi-van passed a life sized version of the Titanic, an upside down re-creation of the White House, and endless Salt Water Taffy vendors.  Just when I thought I'd seen it all, there was a sign for a two headed calf and a shark tank at Ripley's Believe it or Not.  I thought Niagara Falls was bad, but this was worse.  But then, literally across the street from the Aquarium full of sharks, the taxi-van turned and drove up a short ways into an escape from all that, to Arrowmont School of Crafts.  
Only a short distance from the strip, it feels miles away from everything.  I had a great time getting to know my 14 students and fellow teachers.   It's amazing what a week in the Smoky Mountains can do.

Included here are a few images from student work in progress.  To see more, please visit my student work Flickr page.  If you were in my class, please do add your own images.


  1. Let's not forget the Velvet Elvis Funeral Parlor! LOL> very same reactions after driving all the way from ATL. And the pulling up the driveway into heaven!

    I'd go back in a minute only drive with my eyes closed until the entrance...