2023 In-Person Workshop Landing Page

  2023 Summer Workshops
2023 Summer Workshops

Important Information

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


Tuition  – $775 per session

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. We strongly encourage students to reserve housing at the time of registration. 

To pay a deposit,  simply click the Details & Reg. button and follow the link labeled “If you would prefer to make a deposit click here” below 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, 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 $300 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 & 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 questions about any of these items, please contact us. Students may 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 Sunday before workshops begin between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, and to be moved out of housing on the Saturday 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 all students.Guests may attend the welcome dinner for a $30 fee.

Students are welcome to use the kitchen in the Lodge or dine off-campus.

Workshop participants, instructors, and staff are required to submit proof of up-to-date 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:

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Worshop time
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Workshop time
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. 


The 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.

The Pigeon House is for those seeking a truly unique experience during their workshop. This 200 square foot building overlooks the Riverview deck and features a single unit with breathtaking views of the Scuppernong River sunsets. This unit is climate controlled with a bedroom upstairs, and a kitchenette and full bath on the ground floor.

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.

Housing Rates Per Session

  • Single Room – $825
  • Double Room – $425
  • Quad Room – $225
  • Pigeon House – $1,125


We do not offer meal service.  However, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the studios. There is also a grocery store less than a mile away and all participants are welcome to use the common kitchen and refrigerators. Coffee and tea are available to participants throughout the day in the Lodge.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

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.