Peters Valley School of Craft is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1970 in partnership with the National Park Service to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft. From our humble beginnings as an artist colony to our recognition today as an internationally renowned center of fine craft, our presence in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area defines Peters Valley and the experience for our visitors, resident artists and students.
Our facilities, nestled amid the fields, forests and streams of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, were once the charming and leafy farm village of Bevans. Through adaptive reuse, these historic buildings now serve as a gathering place for a thriving community of artists and environmentalists, thinkers and changers of the world. The link between the natural and man-made splendor of our environment exemplifies of our commitment to being stewards of the Park. A setting that we hope you will enjoy!
Peters Valley's programs include adult summer workshops, youth programs, opportunities for artists, special studio programs, public exhibitions, demonstrations, and outreach. PV maintains studios in 8 disciplines: Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fiber Surface Design, Weaving, Fine Metals, Photography, Special Topics and Woodworking. PV’s primary programming is Between May and September each year, we offer over 125 intensive 2-5 day workshops in the disciplines represented by our studios.