Traditional Arts

Sun-Catchers & Ukuleles: Artist Residencies in Knott County Schools

This program update was prepared by Sarah Kate Morgan, Traditional Arts Education Director. If you were to visit Moriah Warner’s Language Arts classroom at Cordia High School earlier this spring, you would have found her students wielding soldering irons and sheets of brightly colored glass instead of instead of pens and textbooks. The Artist-in-Residence Program …

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Video Content to Connect Our Audience Near and Far

If you are reading this, you are likely familiar with Hindman Settlement School’s very successful dyslexia program that has been helping children with learning differences be able to read on grade level for over forty years. You have probably heard about our traditional arts programs that preserve the legacy and heritage of Appalachian music, dance, …

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Common Threads

Five weeks ago, students from Knott and surrounding counties embarked on a challenging journey; to learn how to sew, knit, and quilt…. all via Zoom. This semester, the Common Threads arts education program at Hindman Settlement School focused on various forms of textile arts for our after-school arts classes. Three textile arts classes have been …

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Dumplin’s & Dancin’: A (virtual) Series on Appalachian Food & Dance Traditions!

Every year, we gather together at the Forks of Troublesome to celebrate Appalachian Food and Dance. As with everything else this year, our gathering will have to be postponed, but we still wanted to highlight our mountain traditions and bring our community together to learn, celebrate, sing, and salivate. So please join us next week …

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