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September 5-7, 2018

Arrowmont Arts and Crafts School

Gatlinburg, TN


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About the WIT Exchange

Join in the fun of a three-day immersion into the creative process. Each day will be a new opportunity to work and get to know different people in small collaborative teams of three. The first two days, group members will be assigned, so there will be a range of skill levels from newbie to professionals on each team. On the third day, you will be able to select those you want to work with.


Each day your team will be working in a fun-filled and fast-paced exploration of designing and creating a piece based on randomly generated word pairs by using a variety of techniques including, but not limited to woodturning, pyrography, carving, and painting. We will all be sharing and learning from each other! If there is a certain tool or technique you want to use, but are not sure how to go about it, just ask. Someone will be able to help you.


As your day progresses, you will be asked to photograph the process your team goes though. Each evening we will come together and share your process with the whole group using a selected group of your images. In this way, we will be able to learn from everyone's experience. Groups do not necessarily need to complete the project by day's end, but we do hope to get those creative juices flowing and have fun! All levels of experience are welcome-including newbies.


  • AAW Members: The cost is $300 for AAW members, which includes event registration and and all meals from Tuesday (9/4) dinner to Saturday (9/8) breakfast.
  • Non-AAW Members: The cost is $360 for non-AAW members, which includes $60 one-year AAW membership, event registration, and meals. (We have a limited number of grants available for AAW membership.)



Room/accommodations can be made through Arrowmont (865-436-5860 or https://www.arrowmont.org/contact/) - or on your own at local hotels or campgrounds in the area.


Plan to arrive in time to check in after 3:00 on Tuesday and join us for dinner which will start serving at 5:30pm. Tuesday evening we will have a Welcoming Event followed by a walk-through of the Turnabout: Women at the Lathe exhibit that will be on display in the Jerry Drown Gallery.


Registration for event and rooms is open!

If you are not an AAW member, WIT is offering incentive memberships through your AAW WIT chapter liaisons or your AAW chapter president.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

There will be no refunds except in the case of a medical/family emergency and no refunds will be issued two weeks prior to the event. Although we cannot offer a refund, you may transfer your registration to another person if you must cancel your registration.





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