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About Peters Valley

Peters Valley enriches lives through the learning, appreciation and practice of the art of fine craft.

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 committment 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, Fiber Structure, 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.

Peters Valley is operated in partnership with:
The US National Park Service/Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. 

Peters Valley is funded in part by:

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Special Needs: Peters Valley is committed to being accessible to all of our students. However, the terrain at the Valley is natural and some of the historic buildings are only partially accessible. Paths and driveways are not paved. If you need special assistance, please indicate your needs with your workshop application. At least two weeks notice must be given when requesting special assistance so that we have time to accommodate your needs.