School of Art and Design
Summer Session

Summer School (for credit) Courses
Learn about the exciting 2017 Summer School (for credit) courses offered in the School of Art and Design. Classes are being offered on-campus and on-line. Registration will be accepted until the courses fill; register now so you don’t miss out!

Alfred University's School of Art and Design is looking forward to an exciting summer of Ceramic Workshops in 2017. Complete details outlining our exciting workshops and faculty will be posted on January 6th, 2017. Come back and check us out then -- it’s going to be a great summer at Alfred University!

Contact Information:
Email Summer Ceramics
Phone: 607.871.2413
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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.

The ceramics 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 which include wood, salt, soda, and raku kilns. The new 3D Digital Fabrication Lab offers cutting-edge exploration of new technologies in ceramics. Other facilities include a plaster lab, spray booth, extruders, slab rollers, and a variety of types 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 glazes for each workshop.

Campus map, directions and travel suggestions

Ample parking is available in student and faculty lots during the summer. No parking passes are required.

Alfred, NY is accessible for day trips to and from Niagara Falls (2 hours), Corning Museum of Glass (1 hour), Finger Lakes Wineries (30+ minutes), and Rochester area attractions (1+ hour).

Participants spend most of their time in the studio or attending lectures and demonstrations. Other summer activities include Carillon and Village Band concerts, local Farmers Markets, hiking, swimming, and visiting the shops in downtown Alfred. See Living In Alfred for area events and attractions in the summer. If you are interested in finding out about services available locally such as banks, grocery stores, storage facilities, child care, etc. please visit the area services webpage.

July 9-15, 2017. The MostArts Festival will celebrate the glorious mid-summer days of Alfred, New York by offering the Alfred University community the brilliance of timeless classical music. The Festival is committed to enriching the cultural, economic, and educational potential of the Alfred community by inviting internationally renowned musicians to the region to share their passion for music and to engage in the broader dialogue between music and the vibrant world of Alfred art.

Refund Policy
Full refunds, less a $50 fee, for any of our 2, or 4 week workshops or studios must be received, in writing, by May 26, 2017. No partial refunds will be given to those who arrive late or leave early. Refunds take up to four weeks to process.

Materials Fee
Each Workshop/Studio has an upfront materials fee that includes 50 lbs. of clay (one box) and materials for firing the kilns*. Additional boxed clay is available for individual purchase in the Grinding Room.

All participants are encouraged to bring their own tools. Our studios do not provide brushes, banding wheel, bats, rolling pins and other small tools. Tools are available for purchase from the School’s Grinding Room, the University Bookstore, and Tinkertown – our local hardware store. Please inquire if you are unsure if you should bring a tool, or if the studio is equipped with it. Email Summer Ceramics.

Alfred University Bookstore
Located on the main floor of the Powell Campus Center in the center of the campus, the Bookstore carries a wide range of art supplies, tools, and materials.

Meals are often available to purchase on a walk-in basis in Ade dining hall most of Summer Session, or at restaurants in the Village of Alfred. There are a variety of restaurants within both walking and distance of campus.

Smoking Policy
All University buildings are smoke-free.

Animal Policy
Animals are not allowed in any University building unless trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

100% network-wired, with wireless zones in selected locations.

Visit the library web pages for complete information and summer hours.
    • Herrick Memorial Library

    • Scholes Library of Ceramics

Health Care Services
The AU Health Service is closed during the summer. Emergency Care (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) nearby options include:

St. James Mercy Hospital, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843, Phone: 607.324.8000

Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main, Wellsville, NY 14895, Phone: 585.593.1100

It’s warm and sunny most of the time with typical daytime highs in the 70s and 80s.