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Summer Arts 2024 offers host of workshops, institutes, lectures and more

Alfred Summer Arts 2024, which runs June 24-July 19, features four weeks of arts workshops in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, community members and visiting professionals. High school institutes and courses for credit are also offered.

Summer Arts Workshops and Institute Schedule/Registration

Ceramics Workshops include:

June 24-July 19: Four-week Open Studio Intensive

June 24-July 5: Tile: Exploring Digital Methods

June 24-28: Ceramic Science for the Artist: “Cone 6”

June 24-July 5: Wood Fire With Reduction Cool

June 29: Pots With Personality

July 8-19: Hand-Turned Ceramics: Pinch Pots


Arts Workshops include:

July 1-12: Experimental Print Residency

July 1-5: Songwriting and Music Production

July 8-12: Transformative Fiber Arts

July 8-12: Painting Patterns in Nature

July 8-12: Printing for Metal Casting

July 15-19: Color From Nature — Flora, Fauna, and Fungi

July 15-19: Introduction to Foundry: Aluminum Casting

July 15-19: Introduction to Wood Turning

June 29: Improv is for Everyone!

July 13: Eco Printing on Fabrics or Paper

June 2-8: Coastal Maine: Body, Landscape and the Creative Process


Summer High School Institutes

July 1-5: High School Portfolio: Color

July 7-11: Astronomy

July 7-11: Creative Writing

July 8-12: Songwriting and Music Production

July 8-12: Wheel Throwing Intensive

July 15-19: High School Portfolio: College Admissions


Afternoon Lecture Series

Lectures are at 4:30 p.m. in Binns-Merrill Hall Room 106

Tuesday, June 25: Jason Green & Lindsay Oeste Ritter

Thursday, June 27: Youngmi Lee & Gwendolyn Yoppolo

Tuesday, July 2: YoonJee Kwak & George Rodrigeuz

Tuesday, July 9: Paul Briggs & Matt Kelleher

Thursday, July 11: Chris Alveshere & 2024 Summer BIPOC Resident Artist Sharon Norwood

Tuesday, July 16: Graduate Students


Summer Arts BIPOC Residency -- June 24-July 19

The School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred University’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Artist-in-Residence program provides early-career BIPOC artists with time and space to dive deeply into their artistic research and practice, and creative endeavors.

Jeanne F. Jalandoni is a painter and textile artist born and based in New York City. In her work, she combines weaving and machine-knitting with oil painting in order to navigate the multifaceted experiences of her Filipino American identity. Thematically, Jalandoni reimagines, and deconstructs ancestral narratives, while quietly inserting historic events and objects within scenes. Her collaging of timelines cumulates into an emotion-coded storytelling of family and seeks to acknowledge overlooked Philippine history.

Sharon Norwood is a conceptual artist whose work spans several media to include painting and ceramic. Norwood received a BFA in Painting from the University of South Florida and an MFA in studio Art from Florida State University. Norwood’s work investigates the ways in which race, gender, and cultural identity shape our perceptions of ourselves and other people. In her work the curly line becomes a metaphor for the “black body,” within this conceptual understanding, the curly line when paired with historical objects, creates spaces for conversations relevant to black life. Her research is a continuous exploration of the narratives that surround blackness and femininity, challenging societal norms and representation.