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:

A Message from Director Mia Hall About Cancellation of 2020 Workshops and Current Plans (updated November 15)

Please Note:

For the safety of staff, the Penland campus is currently closed to ALL visitors. 

What’s New

Spring 2021 8-Week Concentrations

Penland 2020-2021 Studio Rentals

Penland Gallery Open for In-Person Visits

A Penland Gallery Gift Guide

On The Blog: Birds-Eye View

Photo of the Week: Staff Lunch: Kitchen Research

Video: Penland School of Craft: A Place to Learn