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The Lost Province Center for Cultural Arts (LPCCA) team came together around a shared passion for Southern Appalachian traditions, culture and the arts. Now, we're working tirelessly to realize our dream: a hustling, bustling arts and cultural showcase and event venue in Lansing, North Carolina located in the historic Lansing School.
Lost Province Arts will renovate the old school building to create a learning center that promotes Appalachian arts, crafts and skills. The Center will share Southern Appalachian traditions with a new generation and revitalize the beautiful rural area of Lansing, NC where it resides.
Skilled artisans will teach master classes in arts and crafts, music and culinary arts.
Students will enjoy unique experiences unavailable elsewhere in the region.
The historic Lansing School will be home to it all.
The stone building will feature classrooms where master artisans will work directly with students in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each classroom will be dedicated to a type of art, including songwriting, woodworking, cabinetry, pottery, fiber arts, and more.
Boutique apartments for short- term rental will be available on the second floor of the stone building. Locals, tourists and artisan teachers can stay just feet from the classrooms in which they learn and teach.
A signature farm-to-table restaurant and an art gallery will celebrate Southern Appalachian culture on the ground floor of the building. The restaurant will serve as an opportunity for students to showcase their work, and the gallery will boast creations from within LPCCA.
The Arts and Crafts program will teach traditional Southern Appalachian skills and crafts that require significant square footage and heavy equipment.
Students will have a unique, hands-on experience not available elsewhere.
Course offerings will include: woodworking; pottery; luthiery; fiber arts, blacksmithing and metal work; and glass blowing.
The Culinary Arts program will use locally-sourced food and an educational kitchen to teach students about the foodways of the region. Our signature restaurant will serve as a hands-on training ground for students.
Course offerings will include:
Canning; seed saving; kitchen and culinary practices; fermentation science; and restaurant operations.
The Audio/Video program will offer music lessons and humanities-related courses to pass on Southern Appalachian regional traditions. Master musicians will equip students to make their own music for decades to come. Storytelling experts and bloggers will work to catalog and preserve the unique heritage of our area through the spoken work.
Course offerings will include: music; storytelling and similar vocalizations; and songwriting.