Archive | May, 2017

Photo(s) of the Week: How to Make a Trail

Penland’s on-campus trails just got a beautiful new expansion thanks to the talented folks at Trail Dynamics. The new trails create a series of loops between the well-trodden Paulus Path and the fire road behind the sleeping cabins. They’re open for use and ready to welcome students, instructors, staff, and community members of all stripes, from casual dog walkers to avid runners.

How does one make a new trail, you might ask?

Step 1.) Employ the world’s cutest little Bobcat to clear the way.

Step 2.) Follow up with some hand tools.

Step 3.) Enjoy the fresh dirt as you start your adventure!

(Not pictured: A very generous donor and months worth of planning, designing, surveying, marking, and more.)

 

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Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Workshops

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Penland catalog cover showing two students blowing glass

Today may be the first full day of Penland summer workshops, but that isn’t stopping us from looking ahead to this fall and spring. Complete Fall 2017/Spring 2018 workshop information is now online, and catalogs will be in the mail this week. Whether you’re looking for an immersive 8-week concentration or a 1-week creative reset, we think you’ll find something of interest—workshop topics range from shoe making and sculpture to digital photography, steel fabrication, floor loom weaving, and everything in between.

Registration is now open for fall and spring workshops. Scholarships are available for all 8-week concentrations; scholarship applications are due by August 1, 2017 for fall and November 28, 2017 for spring.

 

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Photo of the Week: Warping Mill

Allie Dudley using a warping mill at Penland

Student Allie Dudley using a warping mill to measure out threads before warping a loom in the spring weaving workshop taught by Tommye McClure Scanlin and Bahkti Ziek.

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