Summer is almost here! Annually, July and August turn our papermaking, book arts, printmaking and ceramics studios into vibrant nodes of productive and creative energy. During Summer Arts Institute 2008, Women’s Studio Workshop hosted 142 students from across the country for over 400 hours of instruction. This doesn’t count all of the extra hours our devoted and passionate instructors spent prepping before classes, and offering one-on-one guidance after class. With this much activity packed into the WSW building, it is easy to see why planning for another summer begins as soon as one summer ends, especially when there are some tantalizing changes at hand for the year ahead.
In 2009, the Summer Arts Institute schedule is expanding with an extra week of classes and includes an additional 5 workshops. New offerings include several workshops focused on non-toxic processes in the papermaking and printmaking studios, a session for advanced sculptural papermaking, and a new collaborative relationship with The Center for Photography at Woodstock for a class in photogravure. In an effort to create the best learning experience possible all of this year’s classes will be limited to 6 students which will improve the amount of space and attention each student receives.
Check out this years classes in our online Summer Arts Institute catalogue