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A beautiful campus hidden away in the mountains. A separate building for each craft, from hot iron to fine fabrics. It's fascinating to walk from building to building, seeing the extensive and sometimes strange equipment, watching students and masters at work through large windows. (In...More
What a wonderful surprise! Never having been there, we chose the only Wed tours were canceled due to an upcoming auction. The staff invited us to wander & see this amazing place, incredible work, beautiful gallery in an inspirational setting you wouldn't find by accident....More
Penland School of Crafts include about 420 acres and 57 buildings. Over 1400 students attend Penland each year. Artists from all over the country exhibit their work at the Penland Gallery & Visitor Center.
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I spent two weeks at Penland in the summer studying felting in the Lily Loom Fiber House. I applied for a work/study scholarship and was so excited to recieve the discounted stay. I studied under an amazing artist whose work I had been following for...More
We have been visiting Penland for almost two decades and finally decided to attend their two week courses this summer. The setting is not only magical but the studios vibrate with creativity. People of all ages and backgrounds come to discover hidden potentials and learn...More
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YES absolutely you would be able to see the artists working in their Studios, and there are so many different types of Studios it would be quite educational for the kids to see all the different types of creative and... More
YES absolutely you would be able to see the artists working in their Studios, and there are so many different types of Studios it would be quite educational for the kids to see all the different types of creative and artistic skill sets the artists are actually working on.
Make sure that you go on the days that they are in studio, usually weekends you might see if you still working in studio but Monday through Friday is best for a full-on experience. Depending on the instructor they are usually pretty great about people stepping in for a moment and looking around and sometimes might do a demo, etcetera. You just do not want to go at the end of a session when everyone is frantic to get their work finalized and produced.
There are plenty of bathrooms and facilities and also a coffee shop with snacks, delicious pastries, and cookies Etc on site. You may also opt to dine for lunch or dinner there and actually be able to sit and speak with many of the students and instructors. Check out their website or call ahead for any other questions that you may encounter and make sure you go at the right time.
Penland School of crafts changes lives and just an afternoon visit with the children will surely surely Spark their creativity and curiosity and commitment to want to make something.