"The mountains are an incredible inspiration, and the campus, set in a valley surrounded by the hills, feels like a home where I am nurtured and fed while I develop my art. The studios are superior. I never want to leave.”
“When I discovered Cullowhee Mountain ARTS was in the mountains, near Asheville, the Cherokee Reservation, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center, I decided to treat myself to this wonderland while learning more about my art. How could you go wrong?”
“It is heaven on earth to be supported on every level to do my creative work without unwanted interruptions. The teacher and the other artists were like my personal cheering team, providing me with enormous energy.”
"When I saw the list of topics and teachers for the workshops, I wanted to take all of them. Then I realized no matter what I came for, I would be among a group of dedicated artists like me coming to learn from stellar artist/instructors.”
Quality Art and Creative Writing Workshops
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Mountain ARTS offers exceptional Workshops in Mixed Media, Painting, Ceramics, Book Arts, Printmaking, and Creative Writing. Our
distinguished faculty with national and international reputations provide a weeklong immersion in their topic supplemented with lectures,
demonstrations, portfolio talks, and readings. Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is committed
to supporting the personal and professional development of every artist and writer, whatever their level, by providing the setting and facilities for
intense learning, art making and writing, shared in community. We believe that the ARTS enliven community life and that in a supportive community ARTS thrive best. Our programs include the annual CMA Summer Faculty Exhibition at the WCU Fine Art Museum, summer faculty presentations and youth art camps.
Come. Learn. Create. Collaborate
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS' 2015 programs include an exciting range of Visual Art and Creative Writing Workshops. Imagine yourself in a studio where artists are
exploring innovative, multi-media printmaking methods, experimenting with paint and cold wax medium, forming exquisite ceramic dinner ware, learning plein air painting surrounded by majestic mountains and
summer botanicals, or being prompted to go further with writing while in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Imagine that you will be sharing ideas, meals, and outings with other artists from around the country. At
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS you will find a like-minded community of
passionate learners, energized by wonderful instructors where daily
concerns are left behind. More...
Imagine taking a trip to the top cultural getaway in New Mexico, meeting up with other artists from around the country and beyond, and having the opportunity of taking a specialized workshop with a nationally recognized artist-instructor in their own studio. Then consider the addition of private gallery tours, museum trips, and studio visits. We call it an "Art Immersion Trip." More...
Every artist needs time for reflection. Cullowhee Mountain ARTS has located the perfect place for artists and writers to escape the demands of life and learn in a picturesque setting. Lake Logan is surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina - approximately 40 miles west of Asheville. Here you can meet with other artists to further develop your creative experience. The retreats combine workshops with stellar instructors, movement and mindfulness sessions, music and fire circles, guided wilderness walk and other nurturing experiences. More...