The summer Studio Residency program takes place at the Lunder Arts Center in Cambridge, MA with instruction from our leading faculty. Course offerings include printmaking, bookmaking, letterpress, and ceramics.
The Lunder Arts Center in Porter Square, Cambridge is the home of the College of Art and Design, which has nurtured the creativity and shaped the careers of visual arts professionals for 100 years. Combining history with contemporary design, the structure’s four-story building is connected by a glass-walled commons to the restored and related North Prospect Church. The Lunder Arts Center is a new dynamic community hub with a robust offering of activities; including exhibitions, pre-college courses for high school students, community workshops, pop-up events, lectures, artist residencies, professional development opportunities for teaching artists, symposia, film series, and community forums.
Faculty: Bryan Smith
Monotype Printmaking will provide a brief overview of the history of monotype and show examples of historical and contemporary monotypes, as well as prints from our student archive. The first demonstration, An Introduction to Monotype, will introduce subtractive and additive monotype techniques in black and white oil-based inks. The concept of the cognate or "ghost" print will be explored, as will issues of paper preparation, press use and plate registration. The second demonstration, Techniques in Color Monotype, will introduce a range of techniques that can achieve multi-colored prints including stencil and water-based monotypes.
Faculty: Kate Castelli
Artists' books exist at the unique intersection of sculptural objects, text, image, and sequence. Books can be dynamic and engaging art objects for artists who work in all mediums including painters, designers, printmakers, and writers. Write, Print, Bind will explore the structure and the content of handmade artists' books and offer participants the opportunity to create a range of sample book forms as well as a final project based on a topic of interest or personal narrative.
An introduction to book making techniques will cover traditional sewn structures such as signatures and Japanese stab binding, as well as folded and non-traditional sculptural structures, all of which can be adapted for the studio and classroom.
The participant can expect to explore papermaking and letterpress printing that includes the fundamentals of setting, printing, and actively incorporating text and image on the page. Further demonstrations in collage, experimental printmaking, and mixed media will help participants develop the rich interior content of books.
Faculty: Ellen Schön
An intensive study of ceramic form and process, this workshop explores clay as a versatile material for making art. Through structured exercises and individual exploration, students use a variety of techniques that can be applied to both ceramic sculpture and clay vessels. Projects are geared to student interest and experience. Demonstrations cover wheel throwing, handbuilding, surface treatment, slip/glaze mixing and application, as well as kiln loading and firing methods. Individual and group discussions, slide lectures, and museum visits, offer opportunities for reflection on contemporary and historic clay work to contemporary and historic ceramics. Participants produce a culminating body of clay work for final critique.
Tuition (2017 rates)$530: Non-credit tuition (67.5 PDPs) for Teachers Only or$2,925: 3 Graduate credits
$594: Room and Board optional (single room + air conditioning for one week)Registration Fee: $20PDPs available upon request Additional FeesCambridge $594/Single + air conditioning (No Meals included)To Register for Summer Housing.Refund Policy Participants
must withdraw 1 week prior to the start of the class in writing in order to
receive a full tuition refund (less registration fee).
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