Discounted Penland classes available for area residents

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

The sixth session runs Aug. 15 to 27 with openings in papermaking, clay, drawing, glass, metals, photography, letterpress printing, textiles, and wood.

• The papermaking class, taught by Paul Wong, will focus on creating imagery with paper pulp using techniques that include stencils, watermarks, and painting.

• In the clay studio, Elisa Helland-Hansen will teach a class about making pots specifically for serving food.

• In the drawing studio, Curtis Bartone will cover an array of drawing media including graphite, silverpoint, charcoal, ink, and pastel.

• Glass sculptor Hin Won Han will teach an intermediate flameworking class that will also include computer rendering; students will create 3D mockups of their pieces using a computer and then bring them to life in flameworked glass.

• Scott McMahon’s photography class will work with a variety of historic printing processes including gum bichromate, cyanotype, and anthotype.

• John Horn will lead an introductory class in letterpress printing.

• Two metals classes are available: Marvin Jensen will teach angle raising—a technique for forming a seamless hollow form from a flat sheet of metal. Natalya Pinchuk and Dana Perry will teach a jewelry class titled, “You Think This Is Ugly?” that will challenge students to reconsider their aesthetic assumptions.

• Two textiles classes are open: Tommye McClure Scanlin will teach woven tapestry. Jeanne Brady will teach an intermediate class for weavers who would like to explore the expressive potential of weaving.

• In the wood studio, sculptors Mark Gardner and Stoney Lamar will teach a class in direct carving into unmilled wood using everything from chain saws to lathes.

Classes listed as “intermediate” require some previous experience. All other classes are open to students of all levels. or 828.765.2359, ext 15.

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