Location: Bennington, Vermont

In early 2020, North Country will offer thirteen simultaneous workshops.

All workshops take place in the Visual and Performing Arts building (VAPA) on the campus of Bennington College. Faculty members are recruited from around the United States, and each of them has won recognition both for artistic achievement and for teaching excellence.

These are all hands-on workshops. Workshop descriptions suggest the level of skill required. Some are for intermediate or advanced students only, while others are open to all artists, including those who may specialize in another area but want to experiment in that particular medium.

Click here to download the PDF of our weekly schedule for a typical workshop week in Bennington.


Other Events and Opportunities

Faculty Exhibition:
Art by our workshops faculty, in the main exhibit gallery in the Visual and Performing Arts building. 

Evening Lectures:
Slide talks presented by faculty, discussing their work and their careers. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 – 9:15 pm.

Tracy Penfield

Tracy Penfield

Mindful Moving: Stretch, Relax, Re-center 
Led by Tracy Penfield
Free with workshop registration.
All levels and abilities welcome.
Details here.

Networking and Camaraderie:
You will be surrounded by 150 other artists, who work in many media. Share meals, quiet walks, vibrant conversations, and relaxing evenings. Your own work will be enhanced by all of the art and the creative people around you.

Silent Auction:
We encourage all participants and faculty to donate an item for this fundraiser. Proceeds support NCSW scholarships and workshop expenses. The auction is open all week and ends on Saturday evening.


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