School of Art and Design
Summer Session

Summer School (for credit) Courses
Check back in December 2017 for our Summer 2018 offerings.

Summer Workshops

It was a GREAT summer at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design! Hundreds joined us for one or more of our exciting Summer Workshops in Ceramics, Digital, and Glass!

These workshops are open to professionals and non-professionals at all levels.

Contact Information:
Email Summer Ceramics
Email Summer Glass
Email Summer Digital
Phone: 607.871.2413
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2017 School of Art and Design Summer Ceramic Workshops Held
1-Week Workshop with Bill Carty (June 19 – 23, 2017)
4-Week Residency with John Gill and In-Chin Lee (June 26 – July 21, 2017)
2-Week Workshop with Christina West (June 26 – July 7, 2017)
2-Week Workshop with Bruce Cochrane (July 10 - 21, 2017)

Digital Workshops Held
4-Week Comprehensive (Sound-Video-Print) Workshop Held (June 26 – 21, 2017)
1-Week Experimental Print Workshop with William Contino (June 26 - 30, 2017)
1-Week Sound Workshop with Andrew Deutsch (July 3 - 7, 2017)
1-Week Video Workshop with Rebekkah Palov (July 10 - 14, 2017)
1-Week Print Workshop with William Contino (July 17 – 21, 2017)

Glass Workshop
2-Week Glass Workshop with Angus Powers (July 10 - 21, 2017)

The Alfred Raku Extravaganza (free, community event)
This ceramic firing event is a celebration of acknowledgement held on the closing day of the MostArts Music Festival, Saturday July 15, 2017.

July 9-15, 2017. The MostArts 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.

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.

Ceramic Art Facilities
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.

Expanded Media Facilities
The area of Print Media is supported by a state of the art, digital and traditional print facility that provides students with an extensive opportunity to participate in the exploration of the most current print technologies including several wide format digital printers, a computer networked image setter for color separations, and hand and offset lithographic presses. Recent additions include laser engraving and a host of digital printers that offer endless possibilities of exploration and expression.

Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Facilities
The Glass Blowing Studio at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design is a state of the art facility built in 2012; the equipment was also updated in 2012 with Wet Dog Glass LLC. furnaces and accessory equipment. The Studio allows for teams of glass blowers to work at three separate stations. Each station is fully fitted with all tooling and torching capacities. The Studio was designed to facilitate the smallest most intricate projects all the way through the largest and most monumental of projects. A glass cutting and polishing studio allows for further assemblage and cold construction methods outside of the hot working areas.

On-Campus Museums and Galleries
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cohen Gallery

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Fosdick Nelson Gallery