Craft education is at the heart of Pocosin Arts programs. The name, “Pocosin” comes from an Eastern Algonquian word meaning, “swamp on a hill” a prominent feature of the beautiful environment that surrounds us. Pocosin offers 40-50 workshops each year ranging from two to seven days in clay, metals, mixed media, photography, textiles, wood, digital media, and other special topics.
Who are our students? Anyone who enjoys making and the creative experience, from beginners who wish to learn something new, to intermediate and advanced students. Most workshops welcome all experience levels.
What makes Pocosin Arts an exceptional craft destination? Pocosin offers a personal, friendly experience, in our well-equipped studios, comfortable lodging, and office across the street from each other. A prominent presence in the Town of Columbia, we are on the corner of Water & Main Streets, and steps from the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and the beautiful Scuppernong River Boardwalk; lined with cypress trees, seating, and abundant wildlife. For meals participants enjoy local Restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all less than a minute’s walk from our studios, or participants may prefer to join with others or individually to prepare meals in the lodge kitchen. The close proximity of studios, lodging, restaurants, nature and the charm of Main Street make for an exceptional Craft School Experience.
Pocosin Arts participants enroll in one workshop per session and typically stay in our comfortable Riverside Lodge. This provides the best opportunity for an immersive learning experience while enjoying camaraderie with fellow students and instructors. The minimum age for Pocosin Arts’ adult workshops is 18.