SummerStudio: Craft in America - June 25-29 | Kutztown, PA

Themes and Practices of Contemporary Art

June 25-29 | Kutztown, PA

Craft and Art Education:

Kutztown University—in partnership with the National Art Education Association and Craft In America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work—is pleased to offer “SummerStudio | Craft In America: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft.” This four and a half day series of workshops will provide unique opportunities for participants to deepen their involvement with craft mediums and processes while working with artists featured in the award-winning PBS series, Craft In America. Each day will consist of presentations and demonstrations, focused studio work, and mini-sessions devoted to taking ideas and craft sensibilities back to the classroom. An overarching theme will be the role of craft in contemporary society, as seen through the range of perspectives provided by our special guest artists.

Carol Sauvion, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America, will provide an overview of the Craft in America project and will introduce participants to each of the craft artist workshop presenters. A special highlight will be the introduction of the Craft In America Educator Guides that accompany the television series’ seventeen themed episodes—Memory, Landscape, Community, Origins, Process, Messages, Family, Threads, Crossroads, Forge, Holiday, Industry, Service, Music, Celebration, Teachers, and Nature. Event partners include Kutztown University and Craft in America.


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