Penland School of Crafts



Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the school offers workshops for students of all skill levels in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, photography, letterpress and printmaking, textiles, wood, and other media. Penland sponsors three-year artist residencies, two-year core fellowships, archives, a gallery and visitors center, and community collaboration programs. 

The school's focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education. Penland is a stimulating, transformative, egalitarian place where pe... More