Looking for something to do that’s both fun and creative? Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is still taking registrations for their Adult Community classes going on this fall. Workshops begin Nov. 2 and meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings through Dec. 7, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Beginners, as well as those with prior experience, ages 18 and older are welcome.Get a jumpstart on holiday gift making in “Jewelry from Hollow Forms” with instructor and Artist-in-Residence Janine DeCresenzo, or take a contemporary approach to quilt making in “Loosen Up! Expressive Art Quilts” with Asheville textile artist Jen Swearington. Learn the intriguing techniques of glass fusing with Meagan Chaney and create colorful jewelry, bowls and tiles.For those interested in traditional crafts, Virginia McKinney will teach you how weave colorful functional baskets in “Traditional Basket Weaving”; or make a rocking chair with third generation woodworker Randy Ogle. Other classes include “Black and White Photography Techniques” taught by Arrowmont’s staff photographer Jill Greene; and “Woodturning from Start to Finish” with Pigeon Forge artist Max Posey. Phyllis Northup will put your drawing fears at bay in “Drawing for ‘Fraidy Cats!” Explore portraiture through mixed media and whimsy in “Mixed Media Portraiture” with Artist-in-Resident Elizabeth Alexander. Always popular are the pottery classes. “Hand Building Clay” with Michelle DeVaul, and “Wheel Thrown Functional Pottery” with Nigel Rudolph, are both instructed by Artists-in Residence at the school.During class sessions, enrolled students are able to take advantage of open studio time from 8:30 a.m. until class time on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are still openings for several children’s classes that begin January 2005.  For complete course descriptions and further information, contact Arrowmont at 436-5860 or stop by for a brochure at 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is an internationally recognized visual art center and cultural center to the region, committed to its mission of “enriching lives through art.”

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