The Village

The Village is set back from the main campus and are shared housing facilities in town house fashion. Rooms have two single beds, a private bathroom and basic dorms-style furniture. Linens are provided and a change of towels are given mid-week. Each person will be provided 2 flat sheets, 2 pillows and pillow cases, a blanket and bedspread. You are welcome to bring your own fitted sheet. The mattresses are "dorm" mattresses so CMA provides foam mattress toppers in each townhouse. 

Each house has a large living room and kitchen. Lodgers are invited to bring easy breakfast groceries with you for a simple breakfast. CMA sets up the kitchens with coffee service, a toaster and picnic ware in the community kitchen. 

Alternately, the dining hall is available with breakfast options from a full breakfast buffet to a Starbucks.

Residents have access to the "commons," with a covered terrace, a living room area, a laundromat, and walking trails nearby. Workshops include all lunches and the two group dinners. See more about meals below.

If you enjoy walking, the School of Art and Design is slightly over 1/2 mile, with a bit of uphill walking on the way in. if you wish to drive there is ample parking at the Art Building. 

Sunday evening wine and sparkling waters reception followed by a catered group dinner after which teachers will meet with their students for a brief talk about the workshop ahead. 
Wednesday night is a BBQ dinner at the Village "commons" for all workshop attendees. The other nights are free to explore local cuisine or order a pizza and work in the studio. (CMA will provide a list of dinner options)

Meals Included in the Packages 
  • Dinners: Sunday evening after the opening reception, Wednesday evening BBQ dinner
  • Lunches are served at the School of Art and Design and is a "lunch and learn" time when the visiting instructors will present slide talks of their creative work and experience in the art world. This is a relaxing and interesting time when participants enjoy the opportunity of exposure to other disciplines and concepts in Visual Art. 
  • Breakfasts 

    are up to each individual (simple breakfasts can be prepared in the Town Houses).

Studio hours are 7am - 11pm. 

Your Options
2 Housing packages (ways to enroll) are given on each workshop page:
1. Workshop with private-room lodging  - $695 for the workshop week
2. Workshop with shared-room lodging  - $575/per person for the workshop week

Sign up for Housing/Meal plan on the page of your desired workshop/s

Meal Schedule
Breakfast - 7:00 - 9:00am  - Village Housing has a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and self-serve coffee service. Residents can bring their own breakfast items and enjoy a leisurely morning. Options for purchasing breakfast at the dining hall (two buildings away from the Art Building), are; Starbucks, or a full hot breakfast bar. 

Lunch: 12:30 am – 1:30 pm - For all workshop attendees. Daily catered lunch buffet with an assortment of healthy fresh options. Dietary requests can be made at registration for Vegetarian, Vegan of Gluten Free diets.

Sunday Opening Reception -  5:30 pm
2 Dinners: Sunday, Wednesday - 6 pm 
Other evenings are open to explore local cafes.` A list of restaurants in Cullowhee and Sylva will be included in your welcome folder.

The University Dining facility includes a food court, Starbuck's and an upstairs Dining Hall with food bars. There are several other dining options on campus - CMA will provide a complete list in your orientation packet.

Coffee, tea, water, fresh fruit, and snacks are provided for all workshop attendees morning and afternoon in the student lounge in the School of Art & Design.

Check-in Sunday 2 pm - 4 pm
Information about check-in procedures will be sent to you two weeks before the workshop. 

Check-out by Saturday, 11am. 

Off Campus
If a hotel or B&B is desired, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce who will provide you with a list of local lodging options.