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 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM 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. Applicants must submit images of their work and at least two references.
International students note: Because the U.S. government considers our work-study scholarship and studio assistantship programs to be work for hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive work-study scholarships or studio assistantships unless they have a work permit.
Summer 2020 Studio Assistant Positions
Books & Paper
Session 2: Delaney Smith – Recording Surfaces
Session 3: Frank Hamrick – Handmade Paper & Artists’ Books
Session 5: John DeMerritt – Contained Within: Boxes & Enclosures
Session 7: Jeffrey Altepeter – Traditional Calf Bindings
Session 3: Shiyuan Xu – Building Structures with Paperclay
Session 4: Forrest Lesch-Middelton – Handmade Tile: Design, Create, Install
Session 7: Heesoo Lee – Dimensional Expression on Ceramic Surfaces
Session 7: Elena Renker – Kurinuki
Drawing & Painting
Session 3: Rosy Lamb – Painting What You See
Session 5: Alberto Mier – Sketchbook: Your Creative Playground
Session 6: Yolanda Sánchez – Sense of Place
Session 2: Caterina Zucchi – Blown Glass Beads: Skills & Shapes
Session 4: Anne Petters – The Poetics of Glass
Session 1: Christoph Friedrich – From Techniques to Ideas
Session 3: Ellen Durkan – Fitting & Forging: Wearable Bustiers & Chest Pieces
Session 3: Jaydan Moore – Fabrication
Session 7: Edna Madera – Gold Fusing
Session 7: Kim Cridler – Drawn: The Sensitive Line
Session 3: Richard Tuschman – The Poetic Photograph
Print & Letterpress
Session 3: Jim Sherraden – Opening & Pushing the Envelope in Letterpress
Session 1: Andrea Donnelly – Woven Cloth, Raw Material
Session 3: Graham Keegan – Natural Dye Block Print
Session 4: Adele Stafford – Cloth Is Material
Apply here. Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern time on February 17.