Discounted Penland classes available to area residents
Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in an upcoming one-week session available at half tuition to residents of the following Western North Carolina counties.
Those counties include Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey.
The session runs Oct. 20 to 26 with openings in a class titled "Intuition, Ink, Paper: Monotype." Although this is a printmaking class, it’s perfect for anyone interested in painting and drawing. Taught by Phil Garrett, the workshop will explore monotype, which is a user-friendly, spontaneous printmaking method that’s closely aligned with painting. The class is open to students of all levels—beginners are welcome—and will include information about ink, plates, presses, paper, and both single- and multi-color prints.
Complete information is available in the classes section of the Penland website: www.penland.org. 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. The Penland registrar can also put your name on a waiting list for other upcoming classes and contact you if space becomes available at the last minute.
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.