Talk: Penland Director Jean McLaughlin Jan 28, 4pm
“Make/Time: The Craft School Experience” with Penland Executive Director, Jean McLaughlin
Saturday January 28, 2017 at 4pm
Craft in America Center
Join us to hear about five of America’s most esteemed centers for craft education. These schools offer total immersion workshops in which adults ages 18-80+ learn about craftsmanship and the joys of self-expression across disciplines and skill levels in retreat-based, residential, community settings. The stories of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, and Pilchuck Glass School will be shared.
McLaughlin has led Penland School of Crafts through growth and evolution since becoming director in 1998. Penland was founded in 1929 in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina as a center for contemporary craft education. The school sponsors one to eight week workshops in ten craft media, a gallery and information center, a resident artist program, visiting artists, core fellowship program, and educational outreach to area public schools. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the campus has 16 professional teaching studios on 420 acres. Each year they invite 140 uniquely qualified artist instructors from around the world to teach classes to over 1450 students in the rural, retreat environment.
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