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Summer Studio Assistantships—2016

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, and 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 our website and on Slideroom. Your application must include a letter explaining your experience in the field, your interest in the workshop, a résume, two letters of recommendation, and five images of your work.


Studio assistant positions listed below will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Please do not contact the instructor directly. Studio assistantship applications must be made online, using Slideroom, no later than midnight on February 17, and must include your letters of reference. Applicants will be notified by April 1. Apply here:


International students note: because the U.S. government considers our studio assistant program to be work-for-hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive studio assistantships unless they have a work permit.


2016 Summer Assistantships applications are being accepted for:


Books & Paper

Session 2: Mary Hark—The Topography of Handmade Paper

Session 3: Frank Brannon—Unprotected Paper

Session 5: Lynn Sures—Large Scale & Sculptural Papermaking

Session 6: Colette Fu—Pop-Up Book Structures

Session 7: Yukari Hayashida—Japanese Binding & Decorative Papers



Session 1: Lindsay Oesterritter—Reduction-Cool Wood Fire

Session 1: Sunshine Cobb—Exploring Handbuilt Functionality

Session 3: Mark Hewitt—Stuck in the Mud

Session 7: Kristen Kieffer—Altered, Ornamented & Drawn: No Fear!


Drawing & Painting

Session 4: Goedele Peeters—Figure Drawing to Printmaking (applicants must be drawing and painting focused)



Session 2: Emilio Santini—Flameworking for Everyone

Session 5: Alexandra Chambers & Tom Rowney—Realize Your Ideas Through Problem Solving

Session 6: Brian Corr—Light Form

Session 6: Mark Angus—Free Painting on Glass



Session 5: Hoss Haley & Warren Holzman—Site-Specific Ironwork Start to Finish



Session 2: Ruta Reifen—Put a Ring on It!

Session 3: Boris Bally & Seliena Coyle—Artful Eating Utensils

Session 3: David Clarke—Feed Me!



Session 2: Emma Powell—Fiction in Photography


Print & Letterpress

Session 3: Althea Murphy-Price—Plate Lithography

Session 4: Goedele Peeters—Figure Drawing to Printmaking (applicants must be drawing and painting focused)



Session 1: Amara Hark-Weber—The Pegged Sole

Session 2: Helle Rude Trolle—Weaving: All the Elements

Session 3: Barbara Cooper—Re:Constructions

Session 4: Michael Cepress—Wearable Art & the Body

Session 5: LUKE Haynes—Seams Legit: Reconstructed Quilts

Session 6: Lisa Klakulak—Small-Scale Tinkerings: Toying with Felt

Session 6: Robin Muller—Doubleweave on Eight Harnesses



Session 5: Mark Melonas—Concrete: Renegade Alchemy (Applicants need to be aware that the job will be dirty and will include measuring materials like sand and cement and lifting heavy loads. Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs.)



Session 2: Lauren Fensterstock—Museum of the Self