Summer Expanded Media Workshops

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.

July 15 – August 9, 2019
Location: Harder Hall, Sound Studio, and Video Studio
For-credit option available at additional cost

Traditional Experimental Print Media
July 15 – 19, 2019
Monday-Friday 9-4pm
Instructor: William Contino
Fee: $400; Material Fee: $71.25
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Large Format Digital Print
July 22 – 26, 2019
Monday-Friday 9-4pm
Instructor: William Contino
Fee: $400; Material Fee: $71.25
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Sound
July 29 – August 2, 2019
Monday-Friday 9-4pm
Instructor: Rebekkah Palov
Fee: $400; Material Fee: $71.25
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Video
August 5 – 9, 2019
Monday-Friday 9-4pm
Instructor: Rebekkah Palov
Fee: $400; Material Fee: $71.25
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Expanded Media Digital Summer Workshops are week long intensive all day workshops, where participants experience a focused period of intellectual and artistic growth.  Participants can take a single one week workshop, two, three, or the full roster of four workshops. Week one is experimental, traditional, and non-traditional  print-media, week two, large format digital print-media, the third week sound arts and the final week experimental and real-time video arts.  Expanded Media Digital Summer welcomes artists with beginning to advanced technological experience.

Workshop participants will have twenty four hour access to exceptional studio facilities, including Mac pro workstations in both the computer labs and edit suites, full Adobe CC suite, Doepfer audio synthesizer, Blackmagic Video mixer-keyer, Jones Video processor modules, GRM tools (audio plugins) with Midi interface control, TASCAM field recorders, 4K video production, video projection mapping, HD VIZZable with ableton live,  Surround sound and multi-channel video and sound installation, roll-fed large format digital printers, Takach-Garfield Presses and Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press and various Inking Rollers and Large assortment of Hand Brayers and Rollers.


Print:
Contemporary art making has been profoundly impacted by new digital technologies. This course focuses on how digital print media informs and evolves visual language for artistic expression. Providing each participant with a hands-on opportunity to explore large-format digital printing technologies, this course is designed to help create a context in which to ask questions about the nature of dynamic media relative to the making of contemporary printed images. Further experimentation across media will be investigated. These media may include: drawing, painting, photography, video, and internet interfaces, and will utilize large format ink jet technology, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and digital drawing.

Sound:
The workshop will introduce basic sound-studio equipment and hands on production of sound art compositions and multi-speaker installations. Studio approaches covered in the workshop include analog synthesis, digital synthesis and electroacoustic field and studio recording.  The course will cover art historical and contemporary sound-artworks and consider singular properties and then combinations of synthetic sounds and live sound. The workshop will cover audio production for distribution and immersive site specific sound. Artists studied will include Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Keith Rowe, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Video:
This workshop will be an introduction to techniques, aesthetics and the history of video art, covering moving-image as art from the celluloid-film images to glitched video. Workshop topics include lens-based 4k video recording using both studio and location shooting techniques, editing, visual effects and compositing, video projection-mapping and immersive-video as well as realtime studio performance will be covered.


Contact Information:
Email: summerworkshops@alfred.edu
Phone: 607-871-2413


  • Apple Final Cut Pro/Compressor/Motion
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS6
  • Max/MSP Jitter 6
  • MacPro Dual Six-core Intel workstations with 27" monitors
  • Sandin video synthesizer
  • Dave Jones Design Video Frame Buffer
  • Dave Jones Design Proc Amp
  • Time base correctors, Hotronics
  • Alesis Midiverb
  • Videonics MX Pro DV mixer
  • Techtronics Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
  • RME Multiface II 96k24b, 8x8 analog I/O, digital I/O DSP PCIe audio interface
  • Monitor Audio Silver RX2 studio monitors
  • Tannoy Reveal nearfield monitors
  • Tascam tape deck
  • Sony PVM 2950 26" monitors
  • Ocean Matrix OMX-7 video distribution amplifier
  • David Jones MVIP Digital Video Image Processors
  • Panasonic HMX100 HD SDI Video Mixer
  • 2 - Canon XF105 HD SDI studio cameras
  • BlackMagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro ProRes studio file recorder
  • HDV, DV, and SVHS decks
  • Diskmaker/Primera CD/DVD duplicator/printer
  • Blu-ray authoring, burning, and playback
  • Sony 40" and 46" LCD flat panel displays
  • Western Digital Media Players
  • Sherwood Newcastle 5.1 Surround Sound System
  • IRIS 3047G drum printer 46x34"
  • Agfa Avantra 25S 3600dpi imagesetter 18x25" with stocastic screening
  • 3 - Epson Stylus Pro 7900 24" roll-fed printers
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9900 44" roll-fed printer
  • Epson Stylus Pro 11880 64" roll-fed printer
  • Epilog Legend 36EXT Laser etcher/cutter
  • 2 - Takach-Garfield Presses, Bed Size 42x72" and 34x57"
  • AB Dick Offset Press
  • Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press 26x34"
  • Inventory of Lithographic Stones up to 24x40"
  • 4 - Large sets of Viscosity Inking Rollers
  • 6 - Large Diameter Inking Rollers
  • Large assortment of Hand Brayers and Rollers
  • NU-ARC Plate-Exposing Unit 30x40" Silkscreen Stations
  • Silkscreen Exposing Unit 36x48"
  • 2 - Large etching bath sinks 42x68"

Summer School (for credit) Courses

Alfred University, in addition to providing the community access to various art workshops, gives students access to School of Art and Design credit courses during Summer Term.

Summer Term

Take advantage of Alfred University's Summer Term to get ahead, catch-up or stay on-track to graduate.

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