School of Art and Design
Summer Session

Summer School (for credit) Courses
Participate in the 2018 Summer School (for credit) courses offered in the School of Art and Design. Classes are being offered on-campus and on-line. Registration is open until the courses fill; enroll now so you don’t miss out!

Summer Workshops

Join us for one or more of our exciting Summer Workshops in Ceramic Art and Expanded Media, attracting artists from across the globe at all levels of experience. See what everyone is talking about this summer at Alfred University!

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Contact Information:
Email Summer Ceramics
Email Summer Digital
Phone: 607-871-2413
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Summer Ceramic Art Workshops
Ceramic Science for the Artist with Bill Carty (June 18 – June 22, 2018)
Majolica Mania with Andrea Gill (June 25 – July 6, 2018)
Vessel: Form and Pattern with Kate Johnston (July 9 – July 20, 2018)
Four Week Open Studio Intensive with John Gill and Resident Artists/Advisors: Sung Jae Choi, Joanna Powell, Jason Green, Mark Burns (June 25 – July 20, 2018)
New! Business of Art with Caitlin Brown (June 25 – July 20): This professional practice seminar is free with enrollment in Ceramic Workshops that run concurrently

Summer Expanded Media Workshops
Traditional, Experimental Print Media with William Contino (June 25 - June 29, 2018)
Large Format Digital Print with William Contino (July 2 – July 6, 2018)
Sound with Rebekkah Palov (July 9 – July 13, 2018)
Video with Rebekkah Palov (July 16 – July 20, 2018)

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 ceramic 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. The brand new outdoor kiln facility houses many atmospheric kilns including a wood train kiln, soda and salt kilns, and a large non-atmospheric gas kiln. Other facilities include a plaster lab, spray booth, extruders, slab rollers, and a variety 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 glaze for each workshop. Please see individual workshop descriptions for specific information about facility access.

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.

Campus Map, Directions and Travel

Airport Shuttle
Shuttle Service is available for those traveling to/from the (ROC) Rochester, NY airport.

Advance registration for shuttle is required Email Summer Ceramics.

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

Location, Attractions, Activities, Events
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.

Alfred, NY has recently opened the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum (ACAM) on campus. Other campus galleries include Cohen, Turner and Fosdick Nelson. Participants also have access to the McLane Center Gym and campus libraries (Scholes and Herrick). Alfred is accessible for day trips to and from Niagara Falls (2 hours), Corning Museum of Glass (1 hour), Finger Lakes Wineries (30+ minutes), Letchworth State Park (1 hour) and Rochester area attractions (1+ hour).

MostArts Festival 2018 (Sunday July 8 – Saturday July 14)
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.

Raku Extravaganzq with Wayne Higby: (Free Public Event; Saturday July 14, 11:00am – 2:00pm)
This ceramic firing event is a celebration of acknowledgement held on the closing day of the MostArts Music Festival at the "Hairpin Turn" (above Miller Theater) on the Alfred University campus.

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.

Refund Policy
Full refunds, less a $50 fee, for any of our 2, 3, or 4 week workshops or studios must be received, in writing, to, by May 25, 2018. 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.

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. Bookstore

Meals are available to purchase on a walk-in basis in Ade dining hall or at restaurants in the Village of Alfred. There are a variety of restaurants within walking and distance of campus. University Apartments and Suites are equipped with an apartment size refrigerator, stove, and microwave for those staying on campus. Dining

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.

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:

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