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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:19

Penland School area resident discount

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in its first summer session available at half tuition to area residents.

The discount is available to residents of the following North Carolina counties: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey; and the following counties in East Tennessee: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington. Regular room and board charges apply, but students are not required to stay on campus.

The two-week session runs May 28 through June 9 with spaces in books, hot glass, iron, letterpress, printmaking, metals, textiles, and wood:

• The books workshop will focus on various ways of creating visual and written content for artists’ books. 

• The iron workshop will use geometry to inspire work in fabricated and forged steel. 

• In printmaking, students can learn stone lithography, and in the letterpress studio they can learn printing technique while using type to create images. 

• In the glass studio, Ross Richmond will lead an intermediate/advanced workshop in hot glass sculpture. 

• Two intermediate-level metals workshops are available: Sondra Sherman’s workshop will focus on jewelry while Myra Mimlitsch-Gray will cover tableware and holloware. 

• In the wood shop, Ruben Foat will instruct intermediate and advanced woodworkers in making furniture that includes sliding tambour doors. 

• In the textiles studio, Anna Sudo will lead knitters through the process of dyeing their own yarn and designing a knit garment. 

The books, iron, print, and letterpress workshops are open to students of any skill level: beginners welcome. The glass, metals, wood, and textiles workshops require prior experience. Complete information is available in the workshops section at

To enroll, call the Penland registrar at 828.765.2359, ext 1306. The Penland Standby Program offers discounts to area residents who take unfilled spaces in Penland classes shortly before the classes begin.

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