Kent Blossom Art Intensives

Kent Blossom Art Intensives (KBAI) are a series of two-week studio art intensives conducted each summer since 1968 at Kent State University. Similar to an artist residency, participants create a self-directed body of artwork under the guidance of resident School of Art faculty and talented visual artists from around the country. These studio intensives offer in-depth discussions, professional mentorships and unforgettable experiences to all that participate.

Each course is specific to one medium and the offerings change annually. KBAI provides 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.

Enrollment is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any college or university as well as individual artists. Participants must have an intermediate understanding of the medium to enroll. 

Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2022
May 30 - June 12, 2022

KBAI 2022 Details

Painting: The Right Tool for the Job
Resident Faculty: Gianna Commito
Visiting Artists: Gina Beavers and Omar Velázquez

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling: Enameling in the Round
Resident Faculty: Andrew Kuebeck
Visiting Artist: Nash Quinn

Print Media: Constructs of Gender and Beauty 
Resident Faculty: J. Leigh Garcia
Visiting Artists: Kathryn Polk and Althea Murphy-Price

Sculpture: Investigations in Traditional and Digital Media
Resident Faculty: Eli Kessler
Visiting Artists: Christopher Mahonski and Douglas Rieger

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Kent Blossom Art Admissions

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

**Refund Policy: Must have 7 days notice prior to the start of the program of withdrawal intention in order to receive full refund. No exceptions.