Studio Assistantships

Studio assistants are students who assist instructors and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. They receive housing and meals and pay only the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. They are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and the day after their session; they must make travel arrangements which will allow them to meet this requirement. If you cannot meet this requirement, please do not apply. Many instructors select their own assistants; available positions will be listed on this page and on Slideroom. Your application must include a letter explaining your experience in the field, your interest in the workshop, a r้sume, two letters of recommendation, and five images of your work.


Summer 2017 Studio Assistant Openings:


Books & Paper

Session 1—Concepts in Book Art with Tate Shaw



Session 3—Layering Techniques, Crafting Content with A. Blair Clemo

Session 4—The Narrative Figure with Kelly Phelps and Kyle E. Phelps

Session 5—Woodfiring & Throwing with Kevin Crowe

Session 5—Clay Slab & Beyond with Kenneth Baskin

Session 7—Slab-Built Pottery: From Flat to Form with Bill Griffith


Drawing & Painting

Session 1—Reconsidered with Jane Wells Harrison and Jerry Jackson

Session 3—The Art of Experience: Facilitating Community-Based Art with IlaSahai Prouty



Session 6—Rethinking Tradition with Joseph Cavalieri



Session 2—Design for Survival: One-Off to Production with Thomas Mann

Session 7—Traps! with Joanna Gollberg



Session 5—Polymer Photogravure with Clay Harmon


Print & Letterpress

Session 2—Multi-Block Color Woodcut with Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden

Session 3—Crossing Boundaries: Mixed-Media Printmaking with Delita Martin



Session 1—The Natural Dye Studio with Charllote Kwon and Sophena Kwon

Session 7—Leather Inlay & Overlay with Lisa Sorrell



Session 2—Working in a Vacuum with Michael Puryear

Session 4—Guitar Building with Wayne Henderson & Michael Peyton