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 by resident School of Art faculty and an exciting array of visiting artists. 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 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. Sunday through Saturday for two full weeks.

Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2020

Students may take these courses for 3 undergraduate or 3-4 graduate credits.  Individual artists can participate at a non-tuition rate of $1,100. KBAI 2020 will include intensives in ceramics, print media, painting, and sculpture and expanded media. 

Details for KBAI 2020 will be announced in January 2020. Application/enrollment deadline is April 30, 2020.