MARLBORO — The Marlboro Studio School is gearing up for its second term of studio classes beginning Sunday, Oct. 8, on the 500-plus–acre Potash Hill campus on South Road. Fall 2023 course offerings include residential one-week workshops and eight-week studio classes. Enrollment is open for all fall 2023 courses, and space is still available.
The Marlboro Studio School is a newly developing art center with established facilities that offer hands-on instruction to all levels of students in a variety of craft and fine art media and a focus on ecologically sound, environmentally friendly techniques and processes.
Spaces include a fully outfitted ceramics studio, a multimedia sculpture studio, and a painting studio, among other multipurpose flexible work and stay spaces.
The school, directed by former Marlboro professor and ceramic artist David Eichelberger, began offering studio classes in the spring of this year. In response to positive feedback, the school has increased the number of courses, widened the breadth of media offered in studio classes, and added a variety of workshops.
"The existing visual arts facilities on the Potash Hill campus are an outstanding opportunity to bring together individuals who communicate through the work of their hands," Eichelberger said in a news release. "As a residential craft school, the Marlboro Studio School invites students from across the country to stay on campus and immerse themselves in a studio experience to learn, develop, and refine their skills."
The fall 2023 term marks the first time Marlboro Studio School will welcome residential students.
The artist-led, one-week residential workshops will provide the opportunities for both intensive study and cross-pollination across the subjects through residential life.
Workshops include gel plate printing with Holly Hughes; wax carving and lost wax metal casting with Anna Bario, Vanessa Graham, and Will Nevins-Alderfer; and slip cast ceramics with Eichelberger.
Students enrolled in Marlboro Studio School's inaugural week-long residential workshops will stay in Potash Hill residence halls, take meals in the dining hall managed by the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, and engage in social events on campus. Their days will be filled with studio instruction and independent work time in the school's purpose-built studio spaces. "Students can expect a comfortable, intimate experience," says Eichelberger.
The school's programmatic offerings will expand to include additional studio classes and workshops, public lectures, exhibitions, and artist residencies in the 2023–24 season and beyond. More information can be found at marlborostudioschool.org.
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