Penland School of Craft

Penland School of Craft

Penland School of Craft is an international craft education center dedicated to the creative life. Located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers total-immersion workshops in sixteen beautifully-equipped studios along with artist residencies, a gallery and visitors center, and community programs.

COVID Policy

Our current policy regarding COVID-19 and workshops can be found here.

Please Note:

To protect the health of our workshop participants, Penland’s main campus remains closed to visitors. The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center and the studios of the Penland Resident Artists are open to the public.


What’s New

Annual Benefit Auction (online this year)

Fall Weekend Sessions

Winter Residency–deadline August 15!

One-Week Fall Session

Fall Concentration (6-week workshops)

Summer Workshops with Open Spaces

Already Registered? Student Portal Is Here

We’re Hiring: Four Positions Open!

On The Blog: Bonded by a Bronco

Photo of the Week: Wild (Saw)Horses on the Knoll

Video: Penland School of Craft: A Place to Learn