Workshop Fees

Cost of Materials

Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for students’ own production. (Hot glass tuition does cover the cost of the glass in the furnaces). Most classes require you to bring certain materials and tools with you. There may also be a studio fee for supplies used by the group, and some classes may incur a hazardous waste disposal fee. We will make every effort to notify students in advance if we anticipate a studio fee in excess of $50. Look for this information on your materials list. Note: flameworking students pay a $100 deposit and a $10 rental fee on their tool kits; optional tool kits are available in the wood and metals studios for a small rental fee.

Registration Information


The tables below include fees paid by students who have partial scholarships with work requirements. We also have full scholarships and studio assistantships that cover all tuition, room, and board.

Complete Scholarship Information Here

Tuition – May Specials & Summer 2021 Workshops

Hot Glass$1,180$2,013$2,612
Partial Scholarship w/ Work Requirement*$377$681$888
Partial Scholarship w/ Work Requirement, Hot Glass*$543$989$1,288

*Students who receive a partial scholarship with work requirement receive room and meals at no additional charge as part of their scholarship package. At this time, all scholarship students will stay in private rooms with shared bathrooms. In addition to these scholarships, Penland has scholarships that cover all tuition, room, and board. All students pay a studio materials fee at the end of the session.

Room & Board – May Specials & Summer

Includes all meals.

Single, private bath plus meals$1,720$3,155$4,147
Single, shared bath plus meals$1,351$2,458$3,232
Single, shared bath (economy) plus meals$1,090$1,977$2,600
Double, bath shared w/ roommate plus meals*$938$1,705$2,230

*Double rooms are only available to students attending with a member of their household.

NOTE: We have limited housing options because of the pandemic. 

Meals for Off-Campus Students – May Specials & Summer

All meals$345$629$818
Lunch & Supper$264$477$623
Breakfast only$81$153$196
Lunch only$116$214$280
Supper Only$148$263$344

Cancellation and Refunds

To prioritize the safety of our community, our cancellation policy has been modified. If you need to cancel your enrollment at any time up to the day of arrival you will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee.

This policy is intended to provide maximum flexibility so that everyone can prioritize health and safety free from financial considerations. Last-minute cancellations do present a financial hardship for Penland, though, so we ask that you please communicate with as much notice as possible if your plans are disrupted.

If there is a possible case of COVID-19 and Penland, under the direction of the local health authorities, must ask you to isolate for a period of time, you will receive a prorated refund for missed studio time (but not room and board). If you need to leave your workshop early because you have a confirmed COVID-19 infection, or if the session is ended prematurely by Penland, you will receive a prorated refund of all the costs of your workshop. Once your workshop begins, there will be no refunds or credits given for any other reason.