• Artist Workshops
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
• Artist Retreats + Workshops
in Other Inspiring Locations.
The Summer Arts Workshop Series: Creativity Nurtured in a Mountain Setting
CMA’s Summer ARTS Workshop Series is a three week series of visual art workshops taught by highly acclaimed and award-winning artists. Held on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University, in the Blue Ridge mountains, our popular Summer Arts Workshop Series draws artists from all points in the US as well as attracting international students.
CMA has also created a series of Retreats + Workshops held at remote partner sites such as "Lake Logan Retreat Center" Canton, NC, "The Mable Dodge Luhan House," Taos, New Mexico, "Clancy Studio," Snow Hill Maryland and other inspiring locations.
Come. Learn. Create. Collaborate
Our ART + TRIP events combine Workshops with Travel to an enriching destination - for 2017 it is New Zealand and in 2018 we will go to Southern France.
Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes and offers a variety of workshop experiences in the Visual Arts.
Held on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University, The Summer Arts Workshop Series offers an exciting range of Art Workshops in Book Arts, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking and Photography. During each week-long immersion, participants learn and discover new concepts and techniques, share thoughts and ideas in a setting surrounded by majestic mountains and summer botanicals. Imagine sharing ideas, meals, and outings with other artists from around this country and from other parts of the globe. At Cullowhee Mountain ARTS you will find a like-minded community of passionate learners, energized by instructors of national/international reputations. Students can focus entirely on developing new work where their daily concerns are left behind. Each workshop week includes an opening reception followed by a group meal, daily lunches when the week’s instructors give presentations, a Thursday afternoon museum visit and talk, and a studio stroll at the end of the week. Studios are open 7am to 11:00 pm for after workshop access. Come, Learn, Create Collaborate! More...
Art Trips & Retreats Combine Rich Experiences with Meaningful Workshops
February in New Zealand;
Two Workshops with Artist-Instructor, Rebecca Crowell
in Takapuna, Auckland, NZ;
February 12 - 16, February 19 - 23
Workshops at Clancy Studio in Snow Hill,
on the Eastern shore of Maryland:
Stuart Shils - 3-day plein air workshop: May 24 - 27, (more)
Retreats + Workshops at Beautiful Lake Logan
Summer Retreat: August 14 - 19
Barbara Tyroler (photography), (more)
Autumn Colors Retreat: October 24 - 29
2017 WORKSHOP VENUES
Cullowhee, North Carolina
5 Workshops options each week:
June 11 - 16
June 18 - 23
June 25 - 30
Workshops with Rebecca Crowell:
February 12 - 16
February 19 - 23
Taos, New Mexico
Retreat + Workshop with
April 22 - 28
Abiquiu Extension with Tour of
Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
Snow Hill, Maryland
May 24 - 27:
Workshop with Stuart Shils
Workshop with Lisa Pressman
September 15 - 17:
Nancy Gruskin or
Lake Logan, North Carolina
August 14 - 19
Leisa Rich or
October 24 - 29
Workshops with Alice Ballard
or Janice Mason Steeves