Retreats & Communities

Penland School

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center. Website Video

Haystack Mountain School

Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Workshops are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced professionals. Video Website

Arrowmont

Located in Gatlinburg, TN Arrowmont offers an opportunity for people of all skill levels to spend a weekend, a week or two weeks immersed in art-making – or simply taking time to be fully focused and present in a creative manner without the distractions of daily life. Website Video

John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing . . Website Video Video