Registration for Miami University’s CraftSummer 2013 Artist Workshops Now Underway

Three and Five Day Workshops Designed for Participants of All Levels and Abilities

(Oxford, OH) – Registration is once again underway for Miami University’s popular CraftSummer artist workshops. Held in the newly remodeled Art Center at Phillips Hall (420 S. Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056), CraftSummer is comprised of a series of hands-on craft and art related workshops taught by local, regional and nationally known artists. Participants can choose from a selection of twenty workshops being offered from June 7 – July 12, 2013, ranging from weeklong to weekend-only classes. Editor’s Note: A listing of workshops is included at the end of this release.

Open to the public and created for artists of all levels and abilities, artist-instructors will lead workshops focused in the disciplines of ceramics, silk screening, metal work, quilting, beading, digital photography, glass fusing, stone carving, and watercolors among others. With high-quality instructors and intimate workshop sizes ranging from 12-15 participants, CraftSummer workshops foster creativity and provide attendees with a real sense of community.

“Whether you are a novice making your first attempts into art or a working art professional, CraftSummer workshops are designed to welcome and engage a wide range of people,” says Ron Stevens, CraftSummer director. “We continue to offer these workshops to the community because of their high quality educational value that provides interaction, inspiration, and impact. More importantly CraftSummer Workshops have become a hallmark of artistic engagement for our community.”

CraftSummer 2013 workshops cover a wide variety of arts courses including, but not limited to, Digital Photography, Advance watercolor painting, Bead Making, Bronze Casting, Glass Fusing, Wood-base Basketry, Stone Carving, Felting, Designing Earthenware, Glass Fusin, and Fiber Art Quilting.

In creating the schedule and selecting instructors, organizers enlisted some of the most highly sought after and respected professional artists in their fields. Among the lineup are artists like ceramics artist Terri Kern who exhibits internationally and has received more than 35 awards for her work; Sandra Gross, owner of Sand Glass Studio who teaches all over the country, as well as artists such as Leah Tuscany, Ginger Seiple and Jim Killy – who are all considered to be innovators in their respective areas.

Weekend sessions are June 7-9 and June 28-30; weeklong sessions (Monday through Friday) are June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28 and July 8-12. CraftSummer workshop costs vary. A complete CraftSummer course schedule, as well as artist’s biographies and registration information, can be found on the CraftSummer website at

About CraftSummer

CraftSummer began in 1976, offering 13 workshops in ceramics, metals, and fibers. Through the years, well-established national art professionals, often university professors, have been recruited to teach workshops. CraftSummer currently offers workshops in a variety of disciplines and has attracted participants from 38 states, New Zealand, England, Denmark and Germany. For complete information, visit or call (513) 529-7395.

CraftSummer 2013 Workshops

June 7 – 9 (weekend)

Wheel Skills – Seth Green

Intro to Glass Fusing – Monica Rakovan

Intro to Polymer Clay – Judy Belcher

June 10 – 14 (week long)

Advanced Ceramic Techniques – Kevin Crowe

Slumped & Fused Glass – Sandy Gross

Books & Batik – Suzanne Hall

Digital Photo Techniques – David Rosenthal

June 17 – 21 (week long)

Advanced Bronze Casting – Jim Killy

Beginning Glass Beading – Leah Tuscany

Advanced Water Color – Jean Vance

June 24 – 28 (week long)

Ceramics – Terri Kern

Soldering with Confidence – Ginger Seiple

Stone Carving – Joe Prescher

Hand Woven Backpacks & Totes – Jan Stansell

June 28 – 30 (weekend)

Beginning Precious Metal Clay – Leah Tuscany

Wood Base Baskets – Jan Stansell

July 8 – 12 (week long)

Adv Works in Metal – Ginger Seiple

Beginning Bronze Casting – Jim Killy

Adv Glass Beading – Sara Sally LaGrand

Narrative Fiber Arts – Cynthia Lockhart

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