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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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July 21 – August 1, 2014

This two-week studio Summer Institute will focus on the production and application of ceramic image transfers:  Direct paper transfers, home-made, in-house ink jet printer decals, as well as custom commercial decals, all fired in electric kilns, utilizing low-fire clay and glazes common to the public school art room.  No previous technical skill or experience is required.

Kutztown University Communication Design Department Professor, Kevin McCloskey will assist the class in the computer lab across two days, scanning such “content” as: school logos, topography, original line drawings and “clip art” for easy replication as fired on decals.

Theo Uliano, KU alum, presently the technician at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia will present his signature low-fire decal work, and assist the class with their own custom laser printed commercial decals.  This comprehensive studio experience will merge 2-D and 3-D, old and new, low-tech and high-tech into a fresh contemporary ceramic statement.  Additionally, both hand-built and thrown cup and plate forms will be addressed.

The institute will meet 8:30 to 5:00 Monday July 21st through Friday August 1st in Sharadin 108.  Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.  Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.

Kevin McCloskey teaches illustration at KU in the Communication Design Department.  His humorous cartoons have appeared in both children’s books and periodicals such as the Village Voice.  He frequents Oaxaca, Mexico to produce wood block prints.

Theo Uliano is the in-house technician/manager at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.  He has exhibited his illustrated, low-fire ceramics at The Philadelphia Craft Show and Craft Boston.

Professor Chaney holds an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University, and teaches in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University.  His current ceramic work, slip-cast, innovative sake bottle forms fired in a wood kiln were recently featured in New Ceramics Magazine.

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 website. ACT 48 credits 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 blankets).

Room:  Twelve Nights – Sunday through Thursday             $336.75

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

Professor Jim Chaney
Clay and Computer for the Classroom
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-4514
FAX:       (610) 683-4502


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