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The Summer Art Institute (SAI) at Women’s Studio Workshop is a time for you to focus on your work, become energized and inspired, learn new skills, and meet a new community of like-minded artists. During our week-long workshops in papermaking, printmaking, and book arts, you’ll study at the heart of the Hudson Valley with instructors that are leaders in their field. Small class sizes offer you an opportunity to hone your abilities and have a transformative art experience.

Read more about SAI on our general information page, and check out this year’s list of classes below.

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June 2018

Crossing Borders and Boundaries, Defining Our Edges – Tana Kellner

June 18 - June 28
$3475

June 18 - 28 Tuition and private room: $3,475 Tuition and shared room: $3,200 Class limit: 10   Registration for this class is currently closed. Head back to our list of summer workshops! We have now had two wonderful workshop experiences in Scotland. In 2013, we nestled into a remote, working lighthouse on the spectacular west coast and in 2017, we spent a week at the world-famous Findhorn Foundation, which was the inspiration for the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.…

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July 2018

Paper Memory – Sarah Rose Lejeune

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 Materials List This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   In his book Paper: An Elegy, Ian Samson describes paper as a substance that “breaks and bridges time and distance…provid for self-invention, self-disclosure and self-erasure” (xxi). Paper is ubiquitous. It is a substance that reminds us of obligations; tells us who we are,…

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Woodcut Workshop – Valerie Lueth

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 Materials List This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Working artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop shares her unique approach to woodcut printmaking, offering insight into drawing and carving techniques, transferring, registering and printing multi-block color, tool maintenance and more. Expand your application of traditional woodcut craft while experiencing Valerie's intricate &…

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Bookbinding Intensive – Sarah McDermott

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $90 Class limit: 8 Materials List Rates Member Rate + Lab Fee $840.00 USD Nonmember Rate + Lab Fee $890.00 USD Full tuition is due one month prior to the class start date, so at this time participants must pay in full to register. Please contact us at info@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133 with any questions or concerns.   Books organize information and create time based experiences…

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Parallel Universes: Handmade Paper and Photography – Tatana Kellner

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Papermaking / Darkroom Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $135 (Lab fee includes darkroom chemistry and photographic emulsion) Class limit: 6 If you have questions about materials, please reach out to Tana, tana(at)wsworkshop.org   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Full tuition is due one month prior to the class start date, so at this time participants must pay in full to…

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Multiples and Experimental Printed Matter – Breanne Trammell

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 The registration period for this class has passed. Find more summer workshops on our calendar!   This workshop will trace the roots of underground publishing and artist-published ephemera. We will create a suite of work through an idea-centered, research-based approach to building images and content. Projects will be based on prompts and realized through self-directed projects related to participants’ individual artistic practices.…

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Words Have Meaning: A Letterpress Workshop – Stephanie Carpenter

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Letterpress Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 5 Materials List   Rates Member Rate + Lab Fee $825.00 USD Nonmember Rate + Lab Fee $875.00 USD Full tuition is due one month prior to the class start date, so at this time participants must pay in full to register. Please contact us at info@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133 with any questions or concerns.   Letterpress printing is a tactile art form.…

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Moving Surfaces: Monoprinting – Tara Sabharwal

July 16 - July 20
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 16 - 20 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 Materials List This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Explore monoprinting by building up a colorful, painterly surface on plexiglass with oil- or water-based inks. We will draw with brushes and brayers and work reductively with a variety of ink viscosities, transparencies, and opacities. Participants will develop their prints by building richly…

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On and Off the Page: Screenprint and Paper Sculpture – Imin Yeh

July 16 - July 20
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 16 - 20 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 Materials List   Rates Member Rate + Lab Fee $825.00 USD Nonmember Rate + Lab Fee $875.00 USD Full tuition is due one month prior to the class start date, so at this time participants must pay in full to register. Please contact us at info@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133 with any questions or concerns.   This intensive workshop will cover all the…

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Visual Poetry – Laimah Osman

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Learn how to work visually with words. Break the word into shapes and bring them back to be read; create visual poetry through color, texture, and repetition. As visual artists, we understand images—a fish is a symbol for swimming and the ocean—but words are symbols too, they tell stories and are containers…

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Building, Gluing, Scratching and Inking: Collographs and Drypoint Monoprints – Sue Oehme

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   We will explore methods of building collograph plates with various types of textures and materials, including silk aquatint and carborundum. Simultaneously, we will use drypoint techniques on plexiglass, creating images that will work together when inked and printed. Focus will be on different inking…

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Layering Paper: Blow-outs, Pulp-Painting, Embedding, and Watermarked Images – Tatiana Ginsberg

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $100 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Everyone is familiar with drawing on paper, but in this class we will make images IN paper. By building images in the wet sheets, participants will achieve a wide range of effects only possible in the papermaking process. Layering paper on paper in the…

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Trial by Tile – Holly Hughes

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Ceramics Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $125 Class limit: 8   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Exquisite and humble at once, the decorated tile has fascinated painters and ceramic artists throughout the centuries and across many cultures. This fun and informative hands-on workshop will encourage participants to develop a visual vocabulary of marks and imagery deployed in glaze on tile. We will begin with pre-made bisqueware, for practical…

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The Moving Book: Drawing & Basic Pop-Up Design – Claire Joyce

July 30 - August 3
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 30 - August 3 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $90 Class limit: 8   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   We will delve into the many possibilities of building up our drawings into the pop-up form, from exploding abstract forms to small animated narratives. The condensing and expanding motion of pop-up mechanisms can enhance the drawn image and create a magical handheld experience for the viewer. Beginning with sketching, basic folds,…

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Sculptural Paper: From Pulp to Form – Fafnir Adamites

July 30 - August 3
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 30 - August 3 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Starting with basic papermaking techniques and simple construction methods, participants will learn how to take paper from 2D to 3D in this hands-on workshop. Materials such as wire, reed, string, and mesh will be used as armatures to support paper pulps like abaca and…

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August 2018

Motivational Intaglio – Shelley Thorstensen

August 6 - August 10
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 6 - 10 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Each morning, Shelley will begin the workshop with a series of demonstrations including ways of using color and printing. She will cover stencils, a la poupé, chine collé, viscosity, multiple plates, relief, collage, and digital media. Using participants’ current work and ideas as a catalyst,…

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Unfolding Practice – Arzu Mistry

August 6 - August 10
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 6 - 10 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $100 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   The Unfolding Practice workshop is based on the artist book Unfolding Practice: Reflections on Learning and Teaching, created by Arzu Mistry and Todd Elkin. This workshop is for artists from a variety of disciplines, who are interested in sharing and developing processes of reflective practice, and to take a deep dive together…

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Sculptural Paper: From Pulp to Form – Session II – Fafnir Adamites

August 6 - August 10
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 6 - 10 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6     Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit. This workshop was so popular that we opened another! This is its own class and not an extension of Session I. Starting with basic papermaking techniques and simple construction methods, participants will learn how to take paper from 2D to 3D in this hands-on workshop. Materials such as wire, reed, string, and…

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Handmade Paper & Encaustic – Tatana Kellner & Laura Moriarty

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Papermaking and R&F Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $60 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.     Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days, participants will work with Tana in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, abaca, flax, and ArtFarm…

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Textile Printing – Ann Kalmbach

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Screen printing on fabric can involve free-form image making or controlled repeat patterns on yardage. We’ll begin the workshop by learning about appropriate screen meshes for textile printing and then move onto stretching our screens. Next, we’ll cover the full range of stencil making…

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Deepening the Image – Golnar Adili

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   In this class, we will meditate on images of the participants’ choosing by infusing them with texture and space. Initially, we will use a simple solvent transfer technique to multiply the image. Through shifts in scale, material manipulation, and fragmentation we’ll allow our constructions to express themselves in relief space. We’ll use…

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We’ve Got the Blues: Indigo Dyeing for Paper & Cloth – Mary Hark

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $60 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Participants will be immersed in studio production, making use of this powerful and historic color on handmade paper and a variety of textiles. Experienced dyers are encouraged to bring works-in-progress and ideas for new projects. Beginners will be introduced to the process of papermaking with fibers that are appropriate for this immersion…

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Indirect Magic: Strategies in Linocut – Tate Klacsmann

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Relief carving is a technique historically valued for its capacity for intricacy, detail, and high reproducibility. In this class, we’ll view the action of carving as an indirect gesture of the artist. When we carve a line, it is the material left behind, the…

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Printing is Powerful: a Screen Printing Primer – Erin Zona

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Participants will employ water-based screen print techniques; hand drawn and photo methods; and composition and color theory to maximize the successful translation of their work into screen print. Through demonstration, discussion, and research we will consider the means by which our images can best be served by silkscreen processes. This printing intensive…

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