Jackson School of Craft is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Oak Cliff region of Dallas, Jackson offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists' residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center.
In a time when many are seeking fresh ways of problem solving, seeing differently and communicating effectively, Jackson offers an opportunity for people of all skill levels to spend a weekend, a week or two weeks immersed in art-making and experimenting, learning new techniques, exploring a variety of media and forms of expression, or simply taking time to be fully focused and present in a creative manner without the distractions of daily life. For some, it is the opportunity to study with leading, nationally-recognized artists who travel to the campus to teach specific workshops and serve as the School's foundation in ensuring the highest quality of innovative instruction. For others, it is the exceptional, well-equipped studios where students can work safely and confidently in a professional-level environment. For many, it is the daily engagement among a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, coming together to learn and work in a supportive, creative environment.
It has been described as magical, life-changing, inspiring, invigorating and more. This experience, meaningful, moving and affirming, is not something easily put into words. It is different each day and for each individual. The essence of the experience is grounded in exploration and discovery, conscious and subliminal. Whether walking through gallery exhibitions on the way to a studio, sharing meals and laughter, struggling to refine an idea, discovering new materials or collaborating with others, students are inspired by the time spent here.
On behalf of all of us at the School who wake up each day thinking about enriching lives through art, I invite you to take the opportunity to experience the Jackson School of Craft. Welcome to this creative community. Join us in this special place.