Saturday, 29 December 2012

Call for artists: Penland Summer Studio Assistantships--2013

Studio assistants are students who assist instructors and fellow students and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. Assistants receive housing and meals, and pay only the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. Assistants are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and the day after their session, and must make travel arrangements which will allow them to meet this requirement. If you cannot meet this requirement, please do not apply. Many instructors select their own assistants; check the list below to determine availability of positions before applying.

To apply, check the studio assistant box on the application form, and include a letter explaining your experience in the field and your interest in the class, along with a résume, two letters of recommendation, five printed images of your work (maximum size 8-1/2 x 11, no slides or CDs), and the $50 processing fee. Applications must be received no later than February 15, and must include letters of reference. Applicants will be notified by April 1.

International students note: because the U.S. government considers our studio assistant program to be work for hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive studio assistantships unless they have a work permit.

Many instructors select their own assistants. The following spring classes have available assistantships:
Drawing & Painting: Tony Griffin - Portrait Drawing
Letterpress: Bryan Baker - Alternative Type-High Materials & Elaborate Lock-Ups
Specials: Kyoung Ae Cho - Conversation with Nature
Photography: Ellen Eisenman & Clarissa Sligh - Photography, Community, and the Social Self
Textiles: Krishna Amin-Patel: Weaving: Creative Explorations
Specials: John Garrett - Baskets: Materials & Metaphor
Specials: Sharona Muir - Crafting Memory, Dreaming History: Writing from Experience
Wood: Annie Evelyn & Chloris Lowe - LOCO-Motion
Drawing & Painting: Jill Eberle - Drawing Bodies
Glass: Masahiro Asaka - Construction and Subtraction
Photography: Stan Strembicki - Still Life as Narrative
Textiles: Jason Pollen: Upside Down, Inside Out, and Backwards
Metals: Arthur Hash - One-Two Punch
Clay: George Bowes - Every Day, Ideas
Clay: David & Tracy Gamble - Low-Fire Adventure
Textiles: Donna Sharrett - Needlework Connections
Drawing & Painting: Roger Allen Nelson - Fresco Painting
Metals: Amir Friedman - Kinetic Adornments
Clay: Kenneth Baskin - Slab Construction Strategies
Flameworking: Marc VandenBerg - Sculpting at the Flame
Clay: Andy Shaw - Tableware: The Design Objective
Lower Metals: Fred Fenster & Hiroko Yamada - Pewtersmithing
Iron: Jeffrey Funk - Forging Agrarian Tools
Wood: David Caldwell - Woodcarving for Architecture and Furniture
Textiles: Libby O'Bryan - Sew Biz

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