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Available Institutes:

ARU/FAR 504: Explorations of Time, Materials and Site
June 16 - 27, 2014

ARU/CFT 546: Jewelry that Grows on Trees
June 16 - 27, 2014

ARU/CFT 542: Color & Textiles: The Woven Scarf
June 21 - July 2, 2014

ARU/FAR 504: Art on Site
June 21 - July 2, 2014

ARU 541: Creating Pathways with The Dinner Party
July 13 - 18, 2014

ARU 570: Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Classroom
July 20 - 25, 2014

ARU/CFT 543: Clay and Computers for the Classroom
July 21 - August 1, 2014

ARU 556: Teaching Art and Literacy through Picture Books
July 28 - August 1, 2014

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June 21 – July 2, 2014


This institute will focus on ways that we can de-mystify the creative act for our students and ourselves.  An overview of the work of artists that use non-traditional methods of creating sculpture outside of the studio will begin this two-week studio course.  Land Art, Site Specific Art, Installation Art and Performance Art are all examples of the way that artists began to close the distance between themselves and their audiences while at the same time opening up the definition of how art could be engaged.  We will create temporary artworks at a number of places around the region.  These works will be made from materials collected at the sites and will address such issues as the relationship between nature and culture, the public and the private and the impact that the specific site has on its users.  We will be exploring the way that art can function when it is taken out of the traditional viewing spaces (gallery, museum, studio) and placed in contexts that are directly related to everyday experience.  We will work at three different sites over six days developing concepts and forms for temporary low-impact artworks that will then be created.  We will document the evolution of each artwork in sketches, photos and video.  The last three days of the institute will be spent creating individual digital portfolios using this documentation.  The transfer of these activities will be considered for K through 12 instructions.

The institute is designed to offer two full weeks of hands-on-intense workshops, lectures, seminars, small group and individual consultations.  The institute will meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21st through Friday, June 27th and Monday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 2nd in Sharadin 205.  Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.  Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.

Rick Salafia is an Associate Professor of Foundations in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University.  He has taught sculpture, design, photography and critical studies at Rutgers University, Carleton College, Bucknell University and Lehigh University.  He is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Artist Grant.  Recently he has had solo exhibitions at Temple University and Millersville University and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego California.

NON-CREDIT OPTION                                                      $325.00

Required Institute Fee/Tuition      $1760.50            $2453.50


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.  ACT 48 credit in partnership with PAEA.

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, washcloth, pillow and blanket).

Room:  Twelve Nights Friday - Tuesday                            $336.75


Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA  19530 or online at by June 2, 2014.

Professor Rick Salafia
Art on Site: Teaching Discovery and Invention
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-4514                             
FAX:       (610) 683-4502               


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