Discounted Penland classes for locals

Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in several of its eight-week fall classes available at half tuition to Western North Carolina residents.

The session runs Sept. 25 through Nov. 18 with openings in drawing, glass,  jewelry and letterpress printing. The drawing class, taught by Janet Link, will be an intensive session in observational drawing using graphite, charcoal and other media. Simon Maberley’s glass class will focus on glass sculpture through blowing, hot sculpting, mold making, cold working, kiln forming and mixed media. In the metals studio, C. James Meyer will cover all aspects of designing and making jewelry, including basic fabrication skills, soldering, stone setting and mechanisms. Printer Paul Moxon’s letterpress class will start with hand typesetting and production presswork using Vandercook presses. The class will also cover relief image-making, the fundamentals of book design and basic bookbinding.

Classes are open to students of all levels and beginners are welcome. For more information, call 828.765.2359, ext. 15 or visit

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