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Make Art With Us this Summer!

Alfred Summer Arts 2023 features a return or Summer Ceramics Workshops and 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.


JUNE 26 - JULY 21, 2023

50% off registration for K-12 teachers 
25% off registration for community members in a 20 mile radius of Alfred


Summer Ceramic Workshops at Alfred are designed for participants working at all skill levels in ceramic art. The studios will come alive with demonstrations, lectures and conversation with Alfred’s Ceramic Art faculty, international resident artists, graduate teaching assistants, and fellow participants. 

  • 4 WEEK STUDIO INTENSIVE with Walter McConnell, Elsa Sahal & Youngmi Lee + 1 Day Workshops with Guest Artists Cory Brown/AMACO, Sanam Emami, Stephanie Hanes & Adero Willard   *available for college credit 
  • 2 WEEK WOOD FIRING with Matt Kelleher 
  • 2 WEEK DIGITAL CLAY with Del Harrow & Johnathan Hopp 


  • {Word + Image} (Photography & Writing) Taught by Kelsey Sucena 
  • Expanded VR: Experimental Practices for Immersive Media Taught by Matthew Gantt 
  • Introduction to 3D Printing Taught by Erin Taylor 
  • Sound Connections - Creative Music Retreat  with Jesse Chandler and Ben Zucker 
  • Egg Tempera: Lost and Found Horizons (Painting) with Patrick Brennan 
  • Introduction to Woodblock Printing with Jacoub Reyes 
  • Music from the Other Side of the World with Mingren (Morgan) Huang 
  • …definitely the moon (Sculpture & Photography) with George Ferrandi 
  • Pulped Fiction & Fabrics of Truth (Paper Making) with Patsy Rausch 
  • Color from Nature: An Experiential Leap into Applying Color to Yarns and Fabrics (Natural Dyes) with Debra MacCrea
  • Experimental Printmaking with William Contino
  • Anatomy, Touch and Movement Repatterning (on Coastal Maine) with Colleen Wahl and James Cornell, LMT
  • Body, Landscape, and Creative Process (Dance on Coastal Maine) with Colleen Wahl


  • Plein Air Painting
  • Eco-Printing on Fabrics or Paper Saturday
  • Pattern & Color on Thrown and Handbuilt Terracotta
  • Formulating and Firing Reduction in-Glaze Lusters 
  • Large Vessels & Surface Decoration for Functional Pottery 
  • AMACO Glazes