Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers a haven for creative expression. Sessions throughout the year, intensives in drawing, clay, metals, iron, glass, photography, textiles, printmaking, wood, and more, allow new and experienced students alike to experiment, learn and transform.
As a compliment to artistic growth and the demands of the physical body in such endeavors, Penland responds, "Craft is about materials, design, technique, equipment, and the creative impulse—but it is also about movement.
Whatever the medium, there is a stance, a rhythmic repetition, or an engagement of the body that is part of the process of making. The movement program at Penland is based on the belief that ease of movement is an aid to the creative process. Movement classes are available during Penland sessions at no charge. Movement instructors come from a variety of disciplines."
More information about Penland, it's programs, and scholarship/work-study opportunities are available here: http://penland.org/workshops/workshops-by-studio/