“We are thrilled to partner to offer ninety children this unique opportunity,” said Sevier County School Superintendent, Jack Parton. “The Arrowmont School is the perfect backdrop to educate our children about the area’s rich traditions.”
The week-long program offers an intensive study on traditional Appalachian Arts and Crafts, emphasizing basketry, woodturning and weaving. Students will also be exposed to spinning, dyeing, weaving, broom making, coopering, in addition to presentations on Appalachian history and folklore.
Transportation is being provided to and from the students’ respective schools each day, with the exception of Thursday, when students are invited to spend the night on the Arrowmont campus for a celebration of their experience. Parents and community supporters are encouraged to attend on Thursday night, for an open house that will run from 7:00-9:30p.m.