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 visitor. 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

Pick a Workshop! You Can Register Now

Already Registered? Student Portal Is Here

A Few Scholarships Still Available

Online Workshops & Demonstrations

Summer Camps and Art Kits

At-Home Art Activities

We’re Hiring: Come Work with Us!

On The Blog: At-Home Making

Video: Penland School of Craft: A Place to Learn