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.