Penland School of Craft

Penland School of Craft

is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center.


COVID-19 Update:

Current information about Penland’s ongoing response to the pandemic.

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 with masking and distancing requirements.

What’s New

New! One-Week Fall Session

Fall Concentration Workshop Information

Pick a Workshop! Register Now!

Summer Workshops with Open Spaces

Already Registered? Student Portal Is Here

Online Workshops & Demonstrations

We’re Hiring: Come Work with Us!

On The Blog: Fall Workshops are Happening

Photo of the Week: Apparently Imin Was Here

Video: Penland School of Craft: A Place to Learn