Arts is dedicated to nurturing creativity through arts
education. Located a few steps from the banks of the Scuppernong
River we are surrounded by water, wildlife and the natural beauty of
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, making it an ideal place to
leave your daily routine behind and immerse yourself in one of our
creative workshops. We offer evening, weekend, one-day and
one-week workshops in metals, clay, photography, drawing, painting,
textiles and others. Now in its 13th year, each February we host
our 4-day retreat, Cabin Fever
Reliever, bringing artists from all over the country to teach
workshops in all media. Pocosin Arts also offers artist
residencies that are tailored to the needs of individual artists.
Liz Steiner will be
joining Pocosin Arts in May after the close of the semester at Craven
Community College in New Bern where she is an adjunct art instructor.
She earned her MFA in jewelry and metals from East Carolina
University and BFA from Kent State University where she also earned a
minor in Geology. Her work has been widely exhibited and published in
Books such as Lark's 500 Enameled
Objects and 500 Pendants and
Lockets. Her work is inspired by rocks, minerals, the
movement of water, found objects and ideas of spirituality and
meditation. We are looking forward to her arrival here at Pocosin
new Resident Artist
For more information about being an
Pocosin Arts, send an email to:
or call us at 252-796-2787.
Campbell's Peyote Bead Workshop at Pocosin Arts
|Jean Campbell shares her enthusiasm for
beading with Pocosin Arts workshop participants!
Senior Editor Jean Campbell recently led the Peyote Beads and Buttons
workshop here at Pocosin Arts where she taught students how to create a
variety of buttons with basic peyote techniques. Look for more
beading workshop opportunities in Fall 2013!
After Hurricane Irene
|On August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene Passed through
Columbia, NC, home of Pocosin Arts,
depositing 14 inches of rain. The Scuppernon River flooded the
town and inundated the
first floor of our studios with river water. This was a historic
flood event in our region and
for the town of Columbia. Hardest hit was our clay studio which
is still closed for regular
classes but we are looking forward to resuming classes as soon as
possible. Thank you
for your patience as we rebuild.
|What is happening
now? We are currently working with FEMA to help modify our
so that flooding will not be an issue in
the future. This is a long and slow process but we
see light at the end of the tunnel as we work to clear the last hurdles
in the process.
|Want to help Pocosin rebuild?
Please click the 'Donate' button below and accept our sincere thanks