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Available Institutes:

ARU/FAR 504: Explorations of Time, Materials and Site

ARU/CFT 546: Jewelry that Grows on Trees

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

ARU/FAR 504: Art on Site

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 16 – 27, 2014


This institute will cover concepts of ephemeral, temporary, time-based, and site based art making for personal practice and teaching.  These concepts will be explored by an overview of the work of artists that use non-traditional methods of creating work.  Students can chose to interpret the concepts with a wide range of artistic practices including, visual art, writing, video, sound, performance, etc.  We will begin with lecture and discussion of historic and contemporary practices relating to time and temporary making.  Small group exercises will allow us to redefine art as ephemeral and time based.  Individual work will also be created by responding to the sense of duration or process as a means of making.  We will think about how creating changes and evolves as we make.   We will work from lecture, field trip, and site to develop projects.  A sense of concepts will be sought through field trips to Crystal Caves, Kutztown, PA and Ringing Rocks State Park, Upper Black Eddy, PA.  This is a studio-based course with concepts considered for K-12 teaching.

The institute is designed to offer two weeks of lectures, seminars, group discussions, individual/group work, and hands-on activities as well as individual consultations.   The institute will meet 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 16th until June 27th in Sharadin 206.  Class enrollment is limited to 15 students.  Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.

Ron Longsdorf has taught Foundations Design and Product Design in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University.  He has also taught foundations and sculpture at Northampton Community College and University of Delaware.  He has shown work regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He has been awarded the Individual Artist Opportunity grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Emily Bowser has traveled throughout the country to make new work at many esteemed venues and has exhibited her work at galleries and museums across the nation.  In conjunction with her studio practice she enjoys teaching art and yoga to children.

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, 1 washcloth, pillow and blanket).

Room:  twelve Nights—Sunday - 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 Ron Longsdorf
Explorations of Time, Materials, and Site
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (484) 646-4103  
FAX:  (610) 683-4502   





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