April 18, 2014

Penland School of Crafts Update

April at Penland find the studios are humming with activity. There are many ways to keep up with the action of Penland life: subscribing to the blog, the Penland Sketchbook; visiting their Facebook page for images from spring; following the Instagram feed for more instant views of what's happening  and checking Penland's community Tumblr page for images of Penland generated by you.

Above, Andrew Hayes visits Mike Rossi's spring iron workshop. Don't miss the upcoming Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival with demonstrations at Penland and in downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Keep up with this annual event featuring a wealth of demonstrators, exhibits, and vendors here. This year's festival will take place on April 26-27.

You won't want to miss the Penland Gallery's spring Focus show, featuring drawing and painting by former Penland core fellow Eleanor Annand. The show will be on view until May 11. All the works are viewable and available for purchase online from the Penland Gallery. Below is Annand's Failed Logic, a painting on steel.

Summer Workshops:

Get ready for summer: consider diving into a Penland workshop. Kristen Martinic will be teaching relief mark-making and wood block printing methods to students of all levels, May 25-June 6. 

Needle to Paper 
an all-levels embroidery (on paper!) workshop with Nick DeFord, May 25-June 6. 

Owls & Antlers   
a printmaking workshop that asks: "what if you had time to make images of anything you wanted (kittens, anyone?)" Meow. Hoot. Grrr. (with Erika Adams)   All levels, June 8-20.

View the  list of open summer workshops    Ready to dive in? Register here
If a workshop is full, there is no fee for signing on to a waiting list. Penland also offers half-price tuition to all K-12 teachers, current college, university, or community college faculty, and residents of several nearby counties (a complete list is available on the website) who take unfilled spaces. Click here for more information about Penland's standby program.


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