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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:53

Discounted Penland classes for residents

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in several classes in the third summer session available at half tuition to local residents. Regular room and board charges apply, but students are not required to stay on campus.

The session runs June 26 to July 8 with openings in clay, metals, photography, print and letterpress, and a textiles class with a special emphasis on teaching. The clay class, taught by Stephen Dixon will explore unconventional approaches to figurative sculpture. Angela Bubash’s metals class will include ways to incorporate natural and found materials into jewelry. Students in Maritza Molina’s intermediate-level photography class will create dramatic theatrical scenarios and photograph them. In the print and letterpress studios, Amy Pirkle and Bill Hall will combine letterpress printing with copperplate etching. And in textiles, Sherri Wood will teach improvisational quiltmaking in a class especially geared for teachers who want to bring artmaking into the classroom.

The photography class requires prior experience. All of the other classes mentioned are open to students of all levels.

828.765.2359, ext. 15 or visit

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