Arrowmont information

Arrowmont information

Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I received a "sneak preview" of the article which will be in POLYinforMER
about Arrowmont.

For those planning their budgets and stuff, I thought I would briefly
summarize the relevant details. (I am NOT going to transcribe the whole
article, so please don't ask!!!)

"Making History... Pushing the Craft of Polymer Clay"
The first conference of the National Polymer Clay Guild

September 7-13, 1997

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

In general, there will be some polymer only workshops, some workshops where
other media are explored for inspriation to polymer clay (such as the slab and
coil building techniques of earth clay, the mokue gane technique of
metalsmithing, the cane technique of glass working, the ikat technique of
weaving...), slide shows and demos from the Master's, the National Juried
exhibit, a faculty exhibit, access to Arrowmont's art library, slide bank and
bookstore, etc. You can register for the whole week or only half.

(Ravensdale registration,was sort of a'la carte... Arrowmont is "flat fee".)

Registration: $360 full week, $200 half week (as many or few classes as you
want.)

Housing:  $70-$315 for full week at Arrowmont, depending on whether you go
dorm room or cottage, single or double, shared or private bath. Lots of
options, that is just the range. You can also stay at motels in Gatlinburg.

Food: about $140 for week, about $75 for half week, buffet at Arrowmont dining
hall

Shuttle: From Knoxville airport, $20 per trip

All fees except shuttle will be due at registration which starts in early
April and will be first come first served. Check or credit card.

(So by my reckoning, if you go the total package, single room with private
bath, you are looking at $815 plus transportation to Gatlinburg. If you go
dorm room, it would be $570 plus transportation for the full week.)

The Gatlinburg Chamber of Congress has travel info: 1-800-568-4748

To see pictures of Gatlinburg on the web, go to: http://WWW>SMOKEY-MTNS.COM

(These addresses are in all caps in the article, but if that doesn't work, try
lower case, we all know how fussy UNIX is!)

I'm posting this info without actual permission as a public service for people
like me who are wondering how to afford this event! The full scoop will
probably be posted by the Board of the National Guild sometime pretty
soon. Registration does NOT start until April, so you eager moneyed ones,
relax until then -- don't pester anybody! ;^)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Fimet » Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:00:00


thanks for the info -it seems tha t all these amazing events-Ravensdale,
Arrowmont always take place the 1st week in Sept. - it would be really
nice if whoever planned these events took teachers' schedules into
consideration.
I teach art and that is the 1st week of classes. There is NO way that most
teachers can attend these events. Just a thought. Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Sat, 11 Jan 1997 04:00:00


: thanks for the info -it seems tha t all these amazing events-Ravensdale,
: Arrowmont always take place the 1st week in Sept. - it would be really
: nice if whoever planned these events took teachers' schedules into
: consideration.
: I teach art and that is the 1st week of classes. There is NO way that most
: teachers can attend these events. Just a thought. Jill

Actually, there is an apology in the article addressing that very issue. It
was kind of when it was possible (Arrowmont runs it's own programs you know.)
I think in future the awareness is high enough that they will make attempts to
find other dates, but unfortunately for live-in sites that are appropriate for
large groups of crafters, September seems to be available.

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Cass » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I meant to sing the praises of Shrinemont, in ***ia, in a recent post,
but accidentally wrote "Arrowmont," which is in Tennessee. And I've also
never been there. Should be fun,  though.

   Cassma