From a press release:
Penland announces discounted classes for area residents
Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number workshops in two upcoming sessions 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.
Penland’s final summer session runs August 24-30 with openings in books, clay, hot glass, iron, jewelry, photography, and textiles. For details, go to the open summer classes link.
Looking ahead to fall, discounted spaces are available now in Penland’s eight-week session, which runs September 21 – November 14. The workshop roster includes a pottery class focusing on innovative ceramic surfaces; a hot glass class; a class in the iron studio that will cover forging, welding, and fabrication; a jewelry class emphasizing the use of color on metal; a workshop in encaustic and mixed media painting; a class covering four fundamental printmaking techniques; and a natural dying workshop in the textiles studio. Details can be found on the fall workshop page.
Most of these workshops 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.