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Make Art with us this Summer

June 26 - July 22, 2023 Alfred Summer Arts offers 1 day, 1, 2 & 4 week workshops in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, students, community members and visiting professionals.

4 Week Workshop in Ceramic Art: Open Studio Intensive June 26 - July 22 ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT

Includes 1 day workshops with Adero Willard, Stephanie Hanes, Sanam Emami and Cory Brown/AMACO *available for college credit

2 Week Workshops:

JUNE 26 - JULY 7 Lighting Up: Firing the Alfred Wood Kilns Matt Kelleher SOLD OUT

JULY 10 - 21 Digital Design & Clay Printing Del Harrow & Johnathan Hopp SOLD OUT

Workshops in Ceramic Art are almost sold out! But we have a great line up of workshops in other media areas. Explore printmaking, 3D Printing, Music, Photography, Papermaking, Fiber Art and more.


I Week Workshops:








JUNE 26 - 30


  • Photography & Writing Kelsey Sucena A practical investigation of narrative strategies as an aspect of still photography and photo-related imagery.
  • Expanded VR: Experimental Practices for Immersive Media Matthew Gantt Hands-on introduction to creating immersive VR and 3D environments.
  • Intro to 3D Printing Erin Taylor What to look for in a 3D printer, benchmark testing for better results, software for preparing models and printing, and curriculum integration for arts and engineering classrooms.








JULY 3 - 7


  • Sound Connections - Creative Music Retreat Jesse Chandler & Ben Zucker For sound-based artists from all genres, willing to stretch as individual and interactive creators.
  • Egg Tempera Painting Patrick Brennan Celebrate egg tempera’s rich history, learn to make homemade gesso panels, the characteristics of powdered pigments, and mix fresh paint
  • Intro to Wood Block Printing Jacoub Reyes Draw, transfer, and carve onto wooden blocks; then print on paper using hand printing techniques







JULY 10 - 14


  • Pulped Fiction & Fabrics of Truth Paper Making Patsy Rausch Cultural collaboration related to fabrics and materials significant to each narrative. The vehicle for this dialog is a portable papermaking studio.
  • ... Definitely the Moon (Sculpture+Photo) George Ferrandi Combine a Japanese technique for making illuminated paper sculpture (Nebuta) with long exposure photography/light painting.
  • Music from the Other Side of the World Mingren (Morgan) Huang Experience folk songs, musical instruments, folk dances, and operas from China and other Asian countries.








JULY 17 - 21


  • Color from Nature: An Experiential Leap into Applying Color to Yarns and Fabrics Natural Dyes Debra MacCrea Visit a dye garden, learn to grown and forage dye plants, prepare dye and eco-print.
  • Experimental Printmaking William Contino Development images utilizing the media of print, both traditional and digital.










Housed on an idyllic waterfront property, immerse yourself in nature, and work through the body to refresh or deepen creative practice.

Plus 1 Day Workshops throughout July in Alfred

Check out High School Institutes

July 10 - 14:

July 17 - 21:

50% tuition discount for K-12 teachers / 25% discount for local residents.