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Penland School of Craft

STUDENT HANDBOOK

WELCOME TO PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT

Hello and welcome! Penland offers a deep educational experience in a beautiful setting and we look forward to your time here. If you are a returning student or instructor, we are glad to have you back. If you are new to Penland, we hope you will be part of this community for years to come.

This handbook contains all the information we think you’ll need before you leave for Penland as well as details to help make your time here go smoothly. Please take some time to read through this document before your workshop. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Covid-19 Protocols

Some aspects of Penland workshops have been altered because of the pandemic. The events and practices outlined in this handbook are subject to change as needed to prioritize the health and safety of everyone on campus. For details about how we are currently operating during the pandemic please see our COVID-19 safety guidelines.

If you have any questions about Penland’s COVID-19 safety guidelines or emergency procedures, please contact our director of operations, Ian Henderson, at operationsdir@penland.org or (828) 765-2359 ext. 1324.

Arrival and Departure

Penland’s regular office number, where we can help with general inquiries before you arrive, is (828) 765-2359. We are happy to hear from you with any questions during business hours.

If you need any assistance while traveling to Penland you can reach our on-call staff by calling the Staff On-Call Number: (828) 358-4586. It’s the best way to reach a staff member at any hour.

Below are the main points to be aware of when making your travel plans.

Session Schedules

For specific dates and times for your session, including arrival and departure times, see our 2022/23 session schedules at the end of this document.

All sessions–except the fall weekend session–begin with an all-school orientation at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The last workshop activity is an auction or a show-and-tell on Thursday night. The last meal is Friday breakfast; campus departure time is 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

The fall weekend session begins with an orientation meeting at 5:00 p.m on Friday. The last workshop activity is a show-and-tell on Sunday night. The last meal is Monday breakfast; campus departure time is 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

The schedule for studio assistants and scholarship students who have a work commitment differs from the above. See below for more detailed information.

Student Arrival and Departure

Regular students (everyone except work-study students and studio assistants) should arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on the first Sunday of the workshop (Friday for the weekend session). Your session will begin with an all-school orientation at 5:00 p.m. in the Northlight building. If you plan to arrive in the area before the first day of your workshop, you will need to make arrangements for off-campus accommodations. All regular students will receive an e-mail containing their housing assignment by 1:00 p.m. on their arrival day. Rooms are unlocked and ready for you to move in to. If you are staying off campus, this email will confirm any meal plan you may have purchased.

There will be a welcome tent at the entrance to campus, near The Penland Gallery. During the pandemic we are checking to make sure we have received your proof of vaccination and to help you find your way to your housing and studio. If you have any questions or concerns about your housing assignment or need assistance with your luggage, please call the Staff On-Call Number.

All regular students should plan to depart by 10:00 a.m. on the day after your workshop ends (Monday for weekend workshops, Friday for all other sessions).

Work-Study Students and Studio Assistants Arrival and Departure

Work-study students (WS) and studio assistants (SA) should plan to arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning in time for their workday, which begins with breakfast at 9:00 a.m. The first available meal for WS and SA is Friday dinner. (Weekend workshop SAs have a slightly different schedule).

WS and most SA are finished with their work obligation at the end of the workshop and will need to depart campus by 10:00 a.m. on the day after their session ends. SAs in some studios may have a different departure schedule.

Traveling to Penland

Detailed information about traveling to Penland is available on our website, where you will find driving directions and information about air travel, rental cars, area accommodations, and a list of shuttle services that can provide transportation from the airport.

What to Bring

The studio supplies needed for your workshop will be on your Studio Materials List, which is available in your student portal about six weeks before your workshop begins. This list suggests supplies and tools to bring from home. You are also welcome to bring any small tools, PPE and other safety gear, or special materials you would like to have with you during your workshop, and be sure to bring clothes and footwear that are appropriate for your studio work.

Our mountain weather can vary dramatically, so we suggest bringing warm clothes and rain gear, as well as enough clothing to see you through the session—the nearest laundry facilities are in the town of Spruce Pine, a 15-minute drive. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended as the terrain at Penland is uneven and includes stone steps and walkways that can be slippery when wet. You will likely also want a flashlight to help navigate our campus at night.

Penland supplies bedding, towels, and soap to all students, as well as fans, earplugs, and blankets upon request. You may want to bring a sleeping bag or quilt as it can get cold in any season. Basic toiletries and other sundries like bug repellant are available for purchase in our supply store if you forget to pack anything.

If you want to ship a package ahead of time, you can address it to yourself, care of Penland School of Craft, noting the workshop and session you are in. Plan your shipment so that your package arrives as close as possible to the Friday before your session. Please use the Penland addresses found in the mail section of this handbook.

Parking

Please see our campus map for places to park when you arrive. There is always plenty of parking behind the Penland Gallery, which is a short walk from the main campus. Please do not park in front of any dumpsters, in designated accessible spaces, in the loading ramp behind The Pines dining hall, or on the grass.

Accessibility

Penland’s campus is located on uneven terrain that poses accessibility challenges. ADA-compliant housing is available on request. We have accessible parking places in key areas of campus (see our accessible housing and parking map) and a limited number of golf carts are available and can be requested in advance (by contacting the registration office) by students who may need them to navigate campus.

Textiles workshops are taught in second- and third-floor walk-up studios; one of the metals studios has stairs that compromise access. Stair lifts are installed in these studios. We are working on campus improvements that will soon provide universal access to all our studios.

While we try our best to accommodate all students, our current campus setting will not be accessible for everyone. We look forward to speaking with you about what we can offer and see if our campus will work for you and your needs.  Please let us know in advance what support you may need by contacting the registrar (registrar@penland.org) to discuss housing and access to studios and other facilities.

When You Arrive

If you arrive on campus with time to spare, feel free to explore campus. You may visit your studio and drop off your supplies, but please do not claim a specific workspace until the class first meets with the instructor and studio staff on the first evening.

If you have questions concerning your housing assignment you can speak with the greeter in the welcome tent or the main office staff on the day of your arrival or see the registrar beginning on Monday morning. Please do not change rooms without approval from the registrar.

Campus Life and Session Events

Studio Schedules

Workshop schedules can vary based on the medium and the vision of each instructor, but in general there is a balance between demonstrations, formal instruction, and open work time. Penland studios are open 24 hours a day (except the glass studio), though for safety reasons we have a buddy system and solitary work with many studio processes is prohibited.

Formal instruction takes place up to twice a day on weekdays, in the morning and afternoon. Evenings and weekends are most often open work time, though occasionally instructors will organize special events like group projects or field trips during these times.

During longer sessions, demonstrations and the introduction of new information tend to be concentrated towards the beginning of the workshop. As the workshop progresses there is commonly more open work time and self-directed projects, supported by one-on-one instruction or group discussions.

Outside of the Studio

You should expect studio activities to occupy most of your time and attention, but outside of the studio there are lots of other things happening on campus during a session, including evening artist talks, visits to nearby studios, an on-campus coffee house, gallery exhibits, bonfires, and hikes. Campus often remains active at all hours, but we do have official quiet hours, from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., when we ask everyone to be especially mindful of noise.

Meals

Penland provides excellent, nutritious meals made with fresh ingredients. While we can’t cater to every individual diet we do have a large, varied menu. There is always a vegetarian option and each dish is labeled to help people with other dietary restrictions—such as vegan or wheat free—navigate the meals and find plenty to eat. Lunch and dinner include an extensive salad bar, and certain items, such as fresh fruit and cereal, are always available.

If you have any questions about our food service please contact the Penland kitchen at foodservicesmgr@penland.org. If you have any questions about signing up for a meal plan please contact our registrar at registrar@penland.org. Students staying on campus have paid for all meals as part of their room and board charge.

Students who are not on a meal plan can purchase meals, but they must make reservations 24 hours in advance by emailing pinesreservations@penland.org or calling the kitchen at (828) 765-7942. Meal tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card in the supply store. The Pines dining hall is not open to guests or visitors; soup, sandwiches, and snacks are available for purchase at the coffee house. Meal times are as follows:

MONDAY–FRIDAY

Breakfast: 8:00–8:45 a.m.

Lunch: 12:15–1:00 p.m. (1:15 p.m. in summer)

Dinner: 6:15–7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY–SUNDAY

Breakfast: 9:00–9:45 a.m.

Lunch: 12:15–1:00 p.m. (1:15 p.m. in summer)

Dinner: 6:15–7:00 p.m.

Slides

On many evenings during your time at Penland there will be artist presentations by the session's instructors, and sometimes other local artists such as Penland’s resident artists, core fellows, visiting artists, and staff. These events are held in the Northlight social hall, beginning at 8:15 p.m., and typically last no more than one hour. They are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the careers and studio practices of all the amazing artists that come to Penland.

Movement

During most workshops, Penland offers movement classes, usually some variety of yoga, to help students balance their studio work with guided and restorative physical exercise. These classes are taught by hired teachers in the summer and by qualified work-study students during concentration, so the style of class varies with the different instructors. Movement classes take place each weekday at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Local Artist Studios

There are so many talented artists in the Penland area and you might want to take some time to visit their studios during your time here. A map of area studios can be found here.

Closer to home, Penland’s resident artists host an open house in their studios each session where you can view their work and their studio environment, as well as chat with these talented makers who come to live and work at Penland for three years. And right down the road, a short walk from the Penland campus, Cynthia and Edwina Bringle—local potter and textile artist, respectively—also host an open house during most sessions.

Studio Cleanup and Departure

Studio cleanup is part of your workshop and it is important that everyone participates. It will typically occur before Show & Tell. If you must depart campus before studio clean-up, please check with the studio coordinator to see how you can help before you leave.

Please see our session schedules for exact departure times for your session. It is important that you depart on time, as our staff will need to prepare the campus for the next activities. If you experience difficulties with your departure plans, please contact a member of the Penland staff as soon as possible so they can help you find other local accommodations.

Show & Tell

At the end of each session students are invited to gather in our social hall and show their work for Show & Tell. It is a chance to see what everyone has been working on during the session, have discussions about the workshop, and sometimes to trade or purchase work from other students.

Scholarship Auction

At the end of most sessions there is an auction of student and instructor work to benefit our scholarship programs (there is no auction during shorter sessions). Auctions are held at the Northlight social hall at 8:00 p.m. These auctions are celebratory and entertaining, and they raise a significant amount of money to enable scholarship students to attend Penland. If you would like to contribute a piece of your work to the auction, you will receive directions during your session for how to deliver your donations.

Communication and Calendars

With all of the activities on campus you might be worried you’ll miss some of them, but we have some simple ways to communicate with you about what’s going on each day. The first is the large announcement board in The Pines dining hall. Each day this chalkboard is updated (and often artistically decorated) with details of the day’s events like slides, open houses, any impromptu activities, as well as the hours of movement and the open hours of the supply store, gallery, and coffee house. This information is also written on the dry erase board outside of the main office.

The other way to keep track of events on campus on our calendar of events. Paper copies of the calendar are available outside of the main office.

Penland Facilities and Services

Guest Services

If you have any problems or need any assistance during your time at Penland you can ask any staff member for help. The simplest way to contact our staff, though, is by sending an e-mail to guestservices@penland.org. This ensures that your request makes it to the right person and is the best way to let us know if you need anything, if you have a question about campus, or if something isn’t working right. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request and staff will follow up with you to make sure the issue is resolved to the best of our ability, typically within 24 hours.

Main Office

The main office is located in the Lily Loom building and is the administrative center of Penland’s operations. The office is staffed during business hours and is a resource for everyone on campus who has any issues or questions.

Housing

We recommend staying on campus to get the most out of your Penland experience. There are frequent evening events and many people choose to do studio work late at night or early in the morning. Penland housing is quite simple. Buildings are not air-conditioned—the climate is moderate and you can count on cooler temperatures at night. Furnishing is basic: a bed and a place to put your clothes. Housing assignments are first come, first served. We cannot accommodate requests for specific housing, but we do have ADA-compliant, accessible housing for those who need it. Please contact the registrar (registrar@penland.org) if you need accessible housing. Housing at Penland is limited, so we can only house people enrolled in workshops and guests are not permitted.

Linens

Penland provides sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, and soap, although you are welcome to bring your own. If you would like fresh sheets and towels, an extra blanket, a fan, etc. please send an e-mail request to guestservices@penland.org.

Laundry

Penland’s water supply is limited, so we are unable to provide laundry facilities, but there is a laundromat in Spruce Pine, a 15-minute drive. Fresh sheets and towels are available any time by request.

Phones

Verizon and U.S. Cellular cell phones work best at Penland; other services may not have reception. During your studio orientation you will learn where the nearest landline is to your studio in case of an emergency. Additionally, there is a landline outside the main office that students may use to make domestic calls.

Internet

Free, public-access WiFi is available throughout campus, including all studios and housing.

Mail and Shipping

We have daily USPS, UPS, and FedEx service Monday through Friday. You can weigh and pay for UPS packages in the supply store, which is also where incoming UPS and FedEx Ground packages are delivered. FedEx Express and USPS packages can be shipped from the main office in the Lily Loom building.

Incoming USPS mail for students is sorted into alphabetically ordered cubbies outside the main office, and outgoing mail can be deposited in the labeled box beneath the cubbies. Stamps are available in the supply store, or you can visit Penland’s historic one-room post office just down the road.

To send and receive mail, please use these addresses:

USPS: PO Box 37, Penland, NC 28765

UPS/FedEx: 2687 Conley Ridge Road, Penland, NC 28765

Supply Store

The Penland Supply Store is an on-campus shop that sells Penland merchandise, handmade gifts, books, and other supplies that you may want during your stay, including toiletries and other necessities. It also sells a selection of art supplies, tools, and safety gear that you can use to supplement what you brought from home or what is available in your studio. Supplies will vary because we often order materials specifically requested by instructors for their students, but to get a better idea of the typical inventory please see the supply store web page.

Coffee House

The Penland Coffee House is located next to The Pines dining hall and serves coffee, espresso drinks, teas, cold drinks, fresh baked goods, and sandwiches. Its hours vary seasonally, but it opens most days at 9:00 a.m.

Gallery and Visitors Center

Our gallery and visitors center is located in Horner Hall, recognizable by the large steel sculpture on the south lawn. The gallery offers a number of special exhibitions throughout the year as well as an ongoing display of work for sale by current and former instructors, resident artists, and other Penland-affiliated artists. The Visitor Center provides information about the history of the school and current programs.

Hours vary throughout the year and are posted on the gallery’s web page.

Emergency and Safety Information

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, students should call 911 if appropriate and should get in touch with a staff member as soon as possible. The easiest way to do this is to call Penland’s Staff On-Call Number: (828) 358-4586, which is posted in all studios and all housing.

Medical Emergencies

Penland does not have a first responder or an EMT on staff. Penland's policy is to contact 911 in the event of any medical emergency. Automatic electronic defibrillators are located in the Lily Loom building, The Pines, the gallery, and the glass studio, and first-aid kits are placed in all studios and high-traffic areas.

Students and instructors are asked to voluntarily provide emergency contact information at the start of the workshop. Due to privacy laws, Penland cannot share any information about a student except, in cases of emergency, with someone listed by that student as their emergency contact. Penland does not administer any form of injectable medication. If you have a known allergy to foods, stings, environmental items, or other products we encourage you to bring a personal supply of any necessary medication.

For mental health emergencies Penland relies on Mobile Crisis Management, a state-wide service which provides on-site response and intervention.

Medical Care

There are a number of medical and mental health resources in our area and Penland staff can help you connect with them. The Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and the My Care Now walk-in clinic are both in Spruce Pine, a 15-minute drive away, and the Mountain Community Health Partners health clinic, in Bakersville, also fifteen minutes away, offers medical services on a sliding scale for those without insurance.

Studio Safety

Penland prides itself on introducing students of all levels to craft techniques and tools. No matter your experience level, it is required that you attend the studio safety orientation at the start of your workshop, that you follow all the safety guidelines established by our studio staff, and that you follow at the pace of instruction and do not try to use tools that have not been introduced in your workshop.

Studio safety orientations are required and generally take place on the first evening of the session. If you need to reschedule this orientation due to religious observances, please contact us and we can find another time. You will not be permitted to begin working in the studio until you have completed a safety orientation.

Incident Report

Penland is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, staff, and visitors. In the event of an injury or any incident that raises concern for the safety and well-being of anyone on campus, we ask that you let us know by filling out our confidential incident report, which goes to the executive director.

Inherent Risks

While Penland is a safety-conscious institution and safety information is part of every workshop, it is impossible to eliminate the risks that accompany the use of certain tools, equipment, and materials. By participating in Penland workshops and activities, you assume responsibility for the inherent risks involved. It is every student’s responsibility to understand safe practices and the inherent risks, and to follow the guidance of studio staff and instructors, before using any tool, machine, or material. Before beginning a workshop, you must sign the Assumption of Inherent Risk and Consent form in your student portal, acknowledging that you understand and accept these risks associated with working in Penland’s studios.

Student Conduct and Other Policies

Class Participation

Students in Penland workshops should expect a rich and intense experience. We find the fully immersive educational model to be uniquely valuable and students should be prepared to invest themselves fully in the workshop. Partial participation, including being absent for part of the workshop, detracts from the immersive quality of the experience and is generally not compatible with our educational philosophy. Non participation in a workshop may be grounds for dismissal.

Personal Property

Penland is not responsible for the personal property of students, instructors, or staff and does not provide insurance covering such property. Studios and housing remain unlocked at all times (bedrooms with four or fewer inhabitants can be locked from the inside). Some of the studios have lockable storage available, and there are lockers available to all in a few locations on campus. You may bring your own lock or rent or purchase one at the school store.

Drugs and Alcohol

People over the age of 21 may consume alcohol on Penland premises, subject to critical limitations. Consumption of alcohol in any of Penland’s studios is strictly prohibited. Any person possessing or using alcohol in the studios may be dismissed without a refund or terminated as an instructor. Working in the studios while under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicant is also prohibited. Anyone who consumes alcohol on campus is expected to exercise good judgment and conduct themselves in a way that safeguards Penland’s special living and learning environment.

Penland prohibits the use, sale, and possession of illegal substances, as well as the misuse of prescription medication, on campus. Anyone found using, selling, or possessing illegal substances on Penland premises will be dismissed without a refund.

Smoking and Other Flammables

Smoking is not permitted in any Penland building. Designated smoking areas are clearly distinguishable around campus, and we ask that smoking be kept to those areas and that cigarette butts be placed in appropriate receptacles. The burning of incense or candles is not permitted in any Penland building.

Photographs

Penland staff members may spend time in your studio taking photographs for potential use in Penland publications and promotional materials. If you prefer not to be photographed for this purpose, please let the photographer know. When taking your own pictures of people or their work, please do so with their consent.

Pets

Students are not permitted to bring pets to Penland. Visitors may walk dogs on Penland’s campus, but they must remain on a leash at all times.

Firearms and Other Weapons

Firearms or facsimiles thereof are not permitted on Penland campus. Additionally, though the line between a weapon and a tool can sometimes be a fine one (knives, for instance, are used in many studio practices), items determined by Penland staff to be weapons are not permitted on Penland campus.

Camping

Camping is not permitted on the Penland campus. No one may stay in tents, RVs, or motorhomes.

Unacceptable Behavior

Penland reserves the right to dismiss any student, without refund, for behavior that is disruptive to the community learning and living environment. Penland may refuse admission to students with a past history of unacceptable behavior. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Non-participation in a workshop.
  2. Possession/use of alcohol in the studios; intoxication in the studios, underage drinking or providing alcohol to anyone under age 21.
  3. Use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  4. Verbal abuse and/or harassment.
  5. Hazing, physical abuse, physical violence or threat of physical harm.
  6. Sexual assault, abuse, harassment, or indecent exposure.
  7. Discriminatory or bigoted conduct, including speech, directed at a particular person based on race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or disability.
  8. Possession, open or concealed, of a deadly weapon, or facsimile thereof, on Penland premises.
  9. Disruption of the normal functioning of the Penland community, breaching the peace, disrupting the work of others, violating the rights of others.
  10. Damage to, destruction, theft, or other misuse of Penland property or the property of others.
  11. Unauthorized use of Penland studios, housing, or other property.
  12. Behavior which violates local, state, or federal laws.
  13. Behavior which jeopardizes the safety of self or others.

All people on Penland campus are also subject to our Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Please make sure you read and understand these policies as they document the expectations and standards that Penland has put in place to create an educational environment that is as safe and supportive as possible.

2022 Session Schedules

September Special Session

Friday, September 23

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, September 24

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast – for work-study students and studio assistants only

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, September 25

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

5:30 p.m.  Studio Safety Tours

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

Thursday, September 29

8:00-9:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

Friday, September 30

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Fall Concentration

Friday, September 30

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, October 1

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast – for work-study students and studio assistants only

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, October 2

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

5:30 p.m.  Studio Safety Tours

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

Thursday, November 10

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, November 11

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Fall Weekend Session

Thursday, October 20

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for studio assistants only

Friday, October 21

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Workday begins for studio assistants

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

5:30 p.m.  Studio Safety Tours

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

Sunday, October 23

5:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

6:15 p.m.  Workshops conclude by dinner

Monday, October 24

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time

2023 Session Schedules

Spring Concentration

Friday, March 3

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, March 4

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, March 5

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, April 27

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, April 28  

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

May Short Session

Friday, April 28  

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, April 29  

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, April 30  

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, May 4  

8:00-9:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

Friday, May 5

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 1

Friday, May 26  

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, May 27  

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, May 28

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, June 1

8:00-9:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

Friday, June 2

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 2

Friday, June 2

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, June 3

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, June 4

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, June 15

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, June 16

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 3

Friday, June 16

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, June 17

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, June 18

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, June 29

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, June 30

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 4

Friday, June 30

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, July 1

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, July 2

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, July 13

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, July 14

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 5

Friday, July 14

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, July 16

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, July 27

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, July 28

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 6

Friday, July 28

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, July 29

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, July 30

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, August 10

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, August 11

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Summer Session 7

Friday, August 11

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, August 12

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, August 13

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, August 17

8:00-9:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

Friday, August 18

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

September Short Session

Friday, September 22

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, September 23

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, September 24

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, September 28

        8:00-9:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

Friday, September 29

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Fall Concentration

Friday, September 29

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for work-study students and studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for work-study students and studio assistants only

Saturday, September 30

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for work-study students and studio assistants

Sunday, October 1

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

8:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Thursday, November 9

4:00 p.m. Show & Tell

8:00 p.m.  Scholarship Auction

Friday, November 10

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided (except for some studio assistants)

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time (except for some studio assistants)

Fall Weekend Session

Thursday, October 19

Housing is available after 5:00 p.m. for studio assistants only

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for studio assistants only

Friday, October 20

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Workday begins for studio assistants

1:00-4:45 p.m.  Student arrival

3:00 p.m. Instructor arrival

5:00 p.m.  All-School Orientation in Northlight

6:15 p.m.  Dinner – first meal provided for all workshop participants

7:15 p.m.  Workshops begin in studios

Sunday, October 22

5:00 p.m.  Show & Tell

6:15 p.m.  Workshops conclude by dinner

Monday, October 23

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast – final meal provided

10:00 a.m.  Please plan to depart campus by this time