2022 In-Person Workshop Landing Page

  2022 On-Campus Workshops

Workshop Information

Workshop participants, instructors, and staff are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival on campus. Documentation can be emailed to registrar@pocosinarts.org.



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Workshops and lodging registrations are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 will reserve a space in the workshop of your choice. Full payment is due 45 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Two-day workshops must be paid in full at the time of registration. We strongly encourage students to reserve housing and meal plans at the time of registration. 

To put down a deposit, simply click the Details & Reg. button and follow the link labeled “If you would prefer to make a deposit click here” beneath the workshop title. Please do not purchase both the deposit and workshop, the deposit is already included in the total cost of the workshop so you only need to purchase one or the other. Please note that deposits do not guarantee housing or a meal plan, those must be purchased separately.

Registration is non-transferable.

Material Fees
All workshops have a fee for supplies and materials used by the group, paid on the last day of the workshop. Material fees include items specifically requested by the instructor to be shared among participants during the workshop. Fees generally range from $50 to $250 per workshop. Some classes will have a significantly higher material fee, or require the purchase of a kit or materials from the instructor, these are noted in the workshop description.

Student Tools and Materials
Students will receive a list of tools and materials requested by the instructor to bring to the workshop. These items are for personal use during the workshops. If you have any questions about any of these items, please contact us. Students may also wish to ship or mail items to Pocosin Arts ahead of the workshop. Please mark all packages TO: Pocosin Arts, Attention: Your Name and Session #, 202 Main St, Columbia, NC 27925.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation 45 days or more before the beginning of the workshop will receive a refund, minus the $200 non-refundable deposit/cancellation fee. Cancellations later than 45 days before the beginning of the workshop are not refundable. If it is necessary for Pocosin to cancel a workshop, students will be notified and offered another class or a full refund.

Pocosin Arts campus is located in historic Columbia, NC and is easy to navigate. All buildings except for the Pigeon House are accessible. Please contact us with any questions or requests. 

Getting Here

Arrival and Departure
We recommend using Norfolk Airport (ORF), Greenville (PVG), and Raleigh (RDU) airpots. Please plan to arrive on campus the day before workshops begin (typically Sunday) between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM and to be moved out of housing on the day after class ends by 8:00 AM.

Pocosin does not arrange transportation to or from any airports. However, if you would like your contact information to be shared with other participants in your session, please opt-in at the time of registration.

Dinner will be provided on the night of arrival to campus at 6:00 PM for everyone. Students are also welcome to use the kitchen in the Lodge or dine off-campus.

Workshop participants, instructors, and staff are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival on campus. Documentation should be emailed to registrar@pocosinarts.org.

Our COVID-19 policies are based on current CDC guidance. Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, please familiarize yourself with the current policies here before registering for any of our on-campus programs.

Life At Pocosin

With slight variations, the following is a typical workshop day:

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Workshops begin (Orientation at 9 AM – First day only)
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch in Riverview
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Workshop time
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Quiet hours begin

Studios are open 24 hours a day except for the last day when studio cleanup begins at 4:00 PM. 

Meal Service
Pocosin is pleased to offer an optional meal plan to our students, which provides simple fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during weekdays. The meal plan is only available as a non-refundable package including all meals. We recommend that you purchase the meal plan at the time of registration, as last-minute changes may not be possible. You can review our sample menu here, and contact us with questions about accommodating specific dietary needs before purchasing the meal plan. Meals are not available on weekends, except for two-day workshops. You can see our sample two-day meal plan menu here. There is a kitchen in the Lodge for those who prefer to prepare their own food.

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Drugs and Alcohol Policies
Alcohol is not permitted in the studios. The use of illegal drugs is also prohibited and will not be tolerated. The use of tobacco is not allowed on Pocosin property. Pocosin Arts reserves the right to dismiss any participant without a refund for behavior that is disruptive to the community.


The Riverside Lodge is just across the street from our studios, and houses the majority of our students. Each room features individually controlled heating/air conditioning, private bath, open closet with shelf and hangers, free wifi, bed linens, and towels/soap. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation including a lounge, covered porch, and riverside decks.

Housing is limited and rooms are subject to availability; please book early to secure your first choice in housing. If you choose a quad room, you must be able to reach a top bunk via use of the ladder. We recognize that Pocosin’s housing may not meet all students’ needs; you can access a list of other local housing options here.

The Pigeon House is for those seeking a truly unique experience during their workshop at Pocosin. This 200 square foot building is located next to the Riverview deck and features a single unit with a breathtaking view of the Scuppernong River sunsets, a private full bathroom, kitchenette, climate control, and wifi. This building is currently being remodeled – keep an eye on our construction updates for updated photos!

Housing Rates


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Full and Partial Scholarships

Pocosin Arts sets aside several need-based scholarships for each session. Full and partial waivers of tuition, housing, and meal plan are available. Full scholarship recipients are required to assist with meal service or other responsibilities. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning April 4, 2022, but must be received no later than 45 days before the start of the workshop.

Applications received by April 4, 2022 are given first priority. Click here for more information.

Pocosin Fellowship
Participants in this new program take classes in Session 3 through Session 11, as well as the Summer Residency, at no cost, and receive housing, meals when class is in session, and a stipend. In exchange, Pocosin Fellows work approximately 20 hours per week, primarily in our dining service. Work hours will overlap as little as possible with class time.

Applicants must be on campus during weekdays for the entire program duration, and must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle. Click here for more information.


Teaching Assistant Scholarship
Teaching assistants are responsible for helping instructors as directed, upholding Pocosin policies in the studios, and maintaining a clean and safe working environment. In exchange, they receive housing, tuition, and a meal plan free of charge. Selection is based on knowledge of a working studio, relevant experience, and merit. Applications are due by April 4, 2022 Click here to view a complete list of available assistantships. 

Residency Opportunities

The Summer Residency offers ten days of uninterrupted studio time, and creative disciplines. Applicants propose a project for a primary studio area including ceramics, metalsmithing, and woodworking. We also have a mixed media studio suitable for projects that don’t fit into these categories. Artists at any stage in their career are welcome!

The residency environment is conducive for individual and collaborative work, and participants may also schedule time in the Smith Lab to supplement their work with digital fabrication processes. Each studio and the Smith Lab will be staffed with a coordinator to help with any equipment or studio-related questions during the workday.

The residency begins May 23, 2022 and runs through June 1, 2022.

Residents should plan to arrive on campus May 22 between 3 PM and 5 PM, and depart June 2 by 8 AM


Includes housing in a quad room and studio fees.
The meal plan is available for $408.

Participants are responsible for providing their own materials, and must
be 21 or older to apply.

Applications due March 28, 2022

This program provides up to three emerging artists with studio space, time, and facillities to pursue their artistic goals. Artists apply in their primary studio area, and the program includes access to all studios. Residents also receive free housing and utilities, access to shared kitchen and laundry facilities, and a personal workspace. Optional part-time employment is available.

Residents are selected by competitive review, based on quality of work, a desire to teach, and clearly articulated goals. Pocosin Arts primarily accepts applications for metalsmithing, cermics, and the Smith digital fabrication lab, though proposals from other disciplines are also considered. The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to their craft, have a clear vision for their time in residence, and a desire to teach.

If you are looking to focus on your studio practice, gain teaching experience, and enjoy being part of a team, click here for more information.

Applications due March 28, 2022