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Available Institutes:

ARU/FAR 503: Canceled

ARU/FAR 505: Canceled

ARU/CFT 542: Color and Textiles - Rug Weaving
June 25 - 29 & July 2 - 7, 2012 with Professor Michael Radyk

ARU 556: Creating Pathways with The Dinner Party
July 8 - 13, 2012 with
Dr. Marilyn Stewart

ARU/FAR 504: Canceled

ARU/CFT 543: Ceramics Murals and Relief Sculpture
July 16 - 27, 2012 with
Professor James Chaney

ARU/CFT 546: Canceled

ARU 525: CENTRAL PARK:  Public Spaces and Civic Culture

ARU/FAR 502: Canceled

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FAR/ARU 503:
The Painter's Craft:  Encaustic and Egg Tempera Painting
June 25 - 29 and July 2 - 7, 2012

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY is pleased to offer The Painter’s Craft:  Encaustic and Egg Tempera.  Contemporary painters have taken to the use of traditional painting materials to make work that makes reference to contemporary life.  This institute will emphasize the preparation of paints, supports, grounds from basic sources.  Participants will work in egg tempera and encaustic.  They will prepare painting surfaces using traditional techniques and they will prepare paint from dry pigments.  The use of traditional materials can provide a welcome opportunity and a critical distance to reconsider contemporary life.  Students will be encouraged to focus on imagery that emerges from the properties of these materials.  The course will include lectures on contemporary artists and a trip to view contemporary and traditional painting.


This institute is designed to offer ten days of concentrated studio involvement for the artist interested in considering different painting mediums.  The institute will meet from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, June 25 – 29; Monday and Tuesday, July 2 – 3; and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 5 – 7 in the Design Studio, 205 Sharadin Arts Building.  Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.  Limited enrollment for Act 48 non-credit students.


Dr. John Howell White, Coordinator, Professor of Art Education and Crafts, and Chair of the Department has conducted Study Institutes for the past ten years at Kutztown University.  He holds an MFA in painting, a Ph.D. in art education and presents the results of his research on the history and philosophy of art education at regional and national conferences.  His teaching experience includes thirteen years of teaching art in K-12 settings.  Presently he is developing a series of paintings in egg tempera

Carol Odell, is an artist and a professional painter.She holds a BFA from the Boston Museum School/Tufts University.  She has expertise in oil paint, gouache, monotype, and encaustic.  She is the owner and manager of the Odell studio/gallery in Chatham, MA.  She has been the Artist-in-Residence at cape Cod Community college and will be (is) teaching a the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill since 2007.  She has exhibited by invitation in numerous New England galleries and museums and in many juried group shows.

Required Institute Fee/Tuition $1574.30 $2290.70

ACT 48 hours available for credit and noncredit options. For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts web site.


Students are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues. Room fee includes housing in Golden Bear South Village and linens (2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth and a pillow).

Room: 13 nights (Sunday - Thursday) $357.25

Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530 by June 1, 2012.


Dr. John White
The Painter's Craft:  Encaustic and Egg Tempera Painting
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530
PHONE: (610) 683-4521 FAX: (610) 683-4502


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