Discount classes available at Penland

May 13, 2013

Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number classes in its first two summer session available at half tuition to residents of the following Western North Carolina counties: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey; and the following counties in East Tennessee: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington. Regular room and board charges apply, but students are not required to stay on campus.

The first session runs May 26-June 7 with openings books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The second session runs June 9-21 with openings clay, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, and textiles. To see the list of what’s available, click on the Open Summer Classes link on the Penland School homepage:

Some of these classes require previous experience, but most are open to students of all skill levels. To enroll, call the Penland registrar at 828-765-2359, ext 15. The Penland Standby Program offers discounts to area residents who take unfilled spaces in Penland classes shortly before the classes begin.

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in Western North Carolina, Penland offers workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, printmaking and letterpress, photography, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists’ residencies, an outreach program, and a gallery and visitors center. Penland is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution which receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.


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