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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:34

Discounted Penland classes available for area residents

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number of workshops in two upcoming sessions available at half tuition to residents of the following counties: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey.

Penland’s final summer session runs Aug. 24-30 with openings in books, clay, hot glass, iron, jewelry, photography, and textiles. 

Looking ahead to fall, discounted spaces are available now in Penland’s eight-week session, which runs Sept. 21-Nov. 14. The workshop roster includes a pottery class focusing on innovative ceramic surfaces; a hot glass class; a class in the iron studio that will cover forging, welding, and fabrication; a jewelry class emphasizing the use of color on metal; a workshop in encaustic and mixed media painting; a class covering four fundamental printmaking techniques; and a natural dying workshop in the textiles studio. 

The Penland Standby Program offers discounts to area residents who take unfilled spaces in Penland classes shortly before the classes begin.Regular room and board charges apply, but students are not required to stay on campus. Most of these workshops are open to students of all skill levels. 

To enroll, call the Penland registrar at 828.765.2359, ext 15 or www.penland.org.

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