The Northern Pen Creative Sessions opens an interdisciplinary artistic dialogue about people's relationship to place. We are dedicated to helping young artists of all disciplines hone their crafts, develop through collaboration, and understand how they fit into the communities and natural environments that inspire them.

Students will enjoy free time to create new art in response to the beautiful natural environment surrounding the conference center, they will benefit from the personalized feedback of our diverse faculty, and they will gain new skills and perspectives in interactive workshops. Both during and after The Northern Pen, students will have opportunities to present their work in a variety of Alaskan venues.

The event center is nestled in the Matanuska Valley between the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, just ten minutes away from the spectacular Matanuska Glacier. Tuition includes two guided hikes to scenic vistas overlooking the surrounding landscape.

See the Costs page for details regarding enrollment.