Studio Assistantships

Studio Assistantships

Penland studio assistantshipsStudio assistants are students who assist instructors and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. They receive housing and meals and pay only the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. They are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM the day after their session; they must make travel arrangements which will allow them to meet this requirement. If you cannot meet this requirement, please do not apply.

Fall 2021

Many instructors choose their own assistants. Assistantships for the following workshops will be selected through application. Apply online, using Slideroom, by 11:59 PM on July 1.

One-Week Session
Glass–Aesop and Anime in Glass
Printmaking–Copper Plate Creatures
Drawing/Painting–Exploring Paper Art and Collage

Six-Week Concentration Workshops
Clay–Low Fire is Cooler
Glass–Illumination Projects in Glass
Paper–Paper Through Time

Note: we cannot accept applications from studio assistants who are not US citizens unless they have current documents authorizing them to work in the US.