Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 26 2004

Concord Professor Attends Class at Arrowmont

Athens, W.Va. – Dr. Sheila Chipley, professor of art and art education at Concord College, attended the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., during her spring semester break, April 4-9. She attended a watercolor class taught by noted watercolorist, Kathy Gill.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers art classes and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional. Craft education is the reason and being for Arrowmont, and for over 50 years the school has dedicated its resources to nurturing the creative talents of individuals. In 1945, 50 students attended the first summer craft workshops at Arrowmont, taught by faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each summer, as the craft movement grew, the program offered more media choices and began to focus its mission on a comprehensive art and craft school that would reach an even larger number of students. In the new millennium, Arrowmont is committed to remaining one of the leading international craft schools.

“I encourage my students to continue their education after graduation,” stated Dr. Chipley. “We are able to learn from artists with national recognition at Arrowmont, which helps us become better teachers.”

Also attending classes at Arrowmont were former Concord students, Linda Hicks Dahmer, Orlando, Fla., class of 1990, and Julie Midkiff, Beckley, class of 2003.

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PHOTO: Linda Hicks Dahmer, Orlando, Fl. (class of 1990); Dr. Sheila Chipley, Athens; Julie Midkiff, Beckley (class of 2003)

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