Summer Arts Workshops

Summer Workshops Preview

June 27 - July 22, 2022

Alfred Summer Arts Workshops return! Stay tuned for details. Summer 2022 will feature 1, 2 + 4 week arts workshops and 1-3 day long master classes in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, community members and visiting professionals.

Workshops include: printmaking, dance, music, figure painting, plein air painting, natural dyes, paper making, community arts, artist writing and ceramic science. More information and workshop descriptions coming soon!

*credited options of workshops available

All workshops are filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.

Session I: June 27 - July 1
Session II: July 5 - 8
Session III: July 10 - 16
Session IV: July 17 - 22
Plus, 1-3 day long Master Classes in visual and performing arts


Glass Facilities

Our glass facilities currently have a two thousand pound capacity continuous melt furnace for clear glass, a 1200 pound capacity furnace for colored glass, three large glory holes and twenty annealing ovens, all computer controlled.

Expanded Media Facilities

The area of Print Media is supported by a state of the art, digital and traditional print facility that provides students with an extensive opportunity to participate in the exploration of the most current print technologies including several wide format digital printers, a computer networked image setter for color separations, and hand and offset lithographic presses. Recent additions include laser engraving and a host of digital printers that offer endless possibilities of exploration and expression.

Ceramic Art Facilities

The ceramic facilities include over 36,000 square feet of interior space as well as outdoor space devoted to various aspects of ceramic fabrication and technology. The extensive indoor kiln room has over 10 gas and 20 electric kilns. The brand new outdoor kiln facility houses many atmospheric kilns including a wood train kiln, soda and salt kilns, and a large non-atmospheric gas kiln. Other facilities include a plaster lab, spray booth, extruders, slab rollers, and a variety of potter’s wheels. The raw materials lab is supplied with over 100 materials and the glaze application room is stocked with a selection of glaze for each workshop. Please see individual workshop descriptions for specific information about facility access.

Meals are available to purchase on a walk-in basis in Ade dining hall or at restaurants in the Village of Alfred. There are a variety of restaurants within walking and distance of campus. University Apartments and Suites are equipped with an apartment size refrigerator, stove, and microwave for those staying on campus.

Dining at AU

Alfred University is a residential, student-centered, vibrant living/learning community located on a beautiful 232-acre campus with more than 50 academic and residential buildings plus another 400 acres of nearby recreational land.

Alfred, NY has recently opened the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum (ACAM) on campus. Other campus galleries include Cohen, Turner and Fosdick Nelson. Participants also have access to the McLane Center Gym and campus libraries (Scholes and Herrick). Alfred is accessible for day trips to and from Niagara Falls (2 hours), Corning Museum of Glass (1 hour), Finger Lakes Wineries (30+ minutes), Letchworth State Park (1 hour) and Rochester area attractions (1+ hour).

Each workshop/studio has an up-front materials fee.