Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts-The Place

As if enjoying crisp fall weather were not enough, I got to do it last week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. This school is carved out of a mountainside with scenic, steep walkways joining the campus of housing, classrooms, dining hall, galleries, and offices. The town is filled with tourist shopping, amusements, dining, and a skylift that went above my cottage for a view of the area.
The Gatlinburg fire two years ago destroyed the Dormitory and woods behind it. A new 4-story dormitory has been built on the site of the destroyed one.
Enlarge any picture to see how steep some of the paths were.
Welcome to Arrowmont (see skylift above)
My housing was in Teacher's Cottage, up the hill and behind the auto on far right

My housing--Teacher's Couttage--one of the original buildings on campus
Steep drive up

My housing side view with path toward class
Work-study student housing along the path


Down the Path to class and dining hall
Down and then up--Path to class; another studio below

Map of campus; my housing was in Teacher's Cottage on far right; Dining Hall is far left.
Lots of walking up/down hill

Looking from Dining Hall toward the Classroom Building (over the hill)
Looking from Classroom toward Dining Hall (over the hill)
More about Arrowmont--The Class in next post.
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