• Art Workshops & Creative Writing Workshops
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
• Artist Retreats and Creative Writing Retreats
in Other Inspiring Locations.
The Summer Arts Series; Creativity Nurtured in a Mountain Setting
Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes and offers a variety of workshop experiences in the Visual Arts and Creative Writing.
CMA’s Summer ARTS Series is a three week-long series of visual art workshops and creative writing workshops led by highly acclaimed and award-winning artists and writers. Held on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University, in the Blue Ridge mountains, our popular Summer Arts Series draws artists and writers 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, and other locations.
Come. Learn. Create. Collaborate
Our ART + TRIP events combine Workshops with Travel to an inspiring destination - for 2017 it is New Zealand! (see details below)
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS "Summer ARTS Series", held at Western Carolina University runs from the week of June 11 through the week of June 25. The "Summer Arts Series" includes an exciting range of Art Workshops in Book Arts, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Creative Writing Workshops. During each week-long immersion, participants learn and discover new concepts in a setting that is surrounded by majestic mountains and summer botanicals. Imagine that you will be sharing ideas, meals, and outings with other artists and writers 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. More...
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS "Summer ARTS Series" of Art Workshops and Creative Writing Workshops, artist presentations, book signings and readings and Fine Art Museum events are all part of the immersion experience.
Cullowhee is located 45 miles west of Asheville, the thriving arts community with downtown galleries, the
Asheville Art Museum and
the River Arts District
, where artists' working studios mingle with galleries and cafés
housed in the old warehouse district. Nearby in Black Mountain is the site of the famous Black Mountain College, whose memory is kept alive
at the Black Mountain College Museum
in downtown Asheville. Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is also 25 miles from
the Great Smoky Mountain National Park ,
only 17 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 20 miles to the Cherokee Heritage Center, Cherokee, North Carolina. 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. more...
"Sense of Place," in Taos, New Mexico is held in April at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House with workshops for artists or writers.
April 22 - 28 with Artist-Instructor, Rebecca Crowell,
Poet-Instructor, Dorianne Laux. more..
All 2017 Workshops & Retreats soon to be posted!
February in New Zealand
Workshops with Rebecca Crowell:
April in Taos, New Mexico
- February 12 - 16
- February 19 - 23
artist Rebecca Crowell and
poet Dorianne Laux: