Kent Blossom Art Intensives

Kent Blossom Art Intensives are a series of two-week studio art intensives conducted each summer since 1968 at Kent State University by resident School of Art faculty and an exciting array of visiting artists. Each workshop is specific to one medium and the offerings change annually. 

Kent Blossom Art Intensives (KBAI) provide students and individual artists with two weeks of focused learning, experimentation and creation under the guidance of experienced artists from around the country. Students may continue their explorations of the medium most familiar to them; experienced artists are equally encouraged to discover new modes of creating.  We are proud to invite an outstanding roster of visiting artists to complement the instructional insights of our resident faculty. Visiting artists also present public talks on their work, giving KBAI participants and the greater public an opportunity to learn more about contemporary issues and ideas in the visual arts.

Kent Blossom Art Intensives are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday for two full weeks.

Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2019

Students may take these courses for 3 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.  Individual artists can participate at a non-tuition rate of $1,100. Click or tap the button below for a full listing and detailed information of the intensives offered.

Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2019

May 26 – June 8, 2019

Painting: Individual Investigations

Resident Faculty – Shawn Powell

Visiting Artists – Holly Coulis and Patrick Berran

Sculpture and Expanded Media: Individual Investigations and Metal Casting

Resident Faculty – Isabel Farnsworth

Visiting Artists - Raine Bedsole and Todd Slaughter

Print Media: Art and Ecology

Resident Faculty – Taryn McMahon

Visiting Artists – Valerie Hammond and Emily Arthur

Glass: Hot Sculpting and Assemblage Techniques

Resident Faculty – Davin Ebanks

Visiting Artists – De La Torre Brothers (Einar and Jamex De La Torre)

Ceramics: Rethinking the Vessel

Resident Faculty - Peter Christian Johnson

Visiting Artists - Judith Salomon and Joanna Powell

June 9 – June 22, 2019

Textiles – Weaving: Picture and Pattern

Resident Faculty – Janice Lessman-Moss

Visiting Artists – Samantha Bittman and Chinami Ricketts

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling – Imagery in Enameling

Resident Faculty – Andrew Kuebeck

Visiting Artist – Marissa Saneholtz


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