HANDS ON

As part of “Hands On Gatlinburg, more than a dozen studios will offer 30 different workshops geared to aspiring and experienced crafters.

GATLINBURG — Spring into the new season by getting in touch with a creative side during “Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. From April 30 through May 2 more than a dozen studios will offer 30 different workshops geared to aspiring and experienced crafters.

Arts and crafts lovers can learn techniques and traditions from expert crafters while discovering how to craft beautiful pieces of artwork that will be treasured for years to come. An abundance of do-it-yourself style workshops will be offered to festivalgoers, from jewelry-making, gourd birdhouse painting, watercolor, glass fusing, basket weaving, candle making, chair seat weaving and more.

“Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend is the ultimate creative learning experience for those that have always wanted to try their hand at arts and crafts making. Space is limited for these unique classes. Those interested in signing up for workshops are encouraged to get their tickets early to insure their chances of learning from an expert crafter. For more information, a complete list of classes registrations and lodging options, visit www.Gatlinburg.com/Event/Hands-on-Gatlinburg.