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 October 19)

Please Note:

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

What’s New

Penland 2020-2021 Studio Rentals

Penland Gallery Opens for In-Person Visits October 16

Please Serve Yourself—On View Now at the Penland Gallery

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