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Dorothy Shain. Artist based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Explore her work. 

Penland School of Arts and Crafts

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Penland School of Arts and Crafts

Dorothy Shain

I'm back in Greenville! You may have noticed from Instagram that I recently spent a week in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Penland School of Arts and Crafts. I had the chance to take Alice Ballard's class, "Drawing and Clay." It was an absolute dream. It was an amazing opportunity to dive into clay, a medium I have never worked with, and receive some formal instruction and feedback. Not to mention, the people that I met while there, were unreal. 

Don't be fooled! This is not "art camp" . . . people come from far and wide to receive extensive education in the arts. The studios are open 24 hours and people take that very seriously. Lights off? Not there! 

Highlights? Morning yoga classes and the very best scones and muffins I have ever had. Slight carb fest. Penland's Pastry chef is unreal. Oh! My other favorite thing? There just so happened to be a thought leader and international spokeswoman in my class who just finished writing a book called Talk RX which I just ordered from Amazon!  She has coached everyone from celebrities to corporate companies like American Express on improving communication. 

All in all, I highly recommend Penland to anyone and everyone for a creative getaway. I am already plotting my next visit back.