The Art of Making Art
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Visual artistry and self-expression flourish in the School for American Crafts. Originally established in 1943 at Dartmouth College, the program moved to RIT in 1953 with the financial support of Mrs. Aileen Webb, a longtime member of RIT’s Board of Trustees.
Part of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the school offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in ceramics, glass, metals and wood. Total enrollment is about 140 with approximately 35 students in each program. The nine faculty members travel the globe giving guest lectures and demonstrations.
“The education is a successful blend of developing hands skills and becoming expert at a trade and developing ideas and self-expression,” says Julia Galloway, chair of the School for American Crafts. “The school is grounded in practicality and at the same time allows the students to express their intense creativity and individuality.”
Visit the School for American Crafts. The annual “walkthrough” open house event takes place 4-6 p.m Monday, May 19, in the SAC studios, James E. Booth Building, RIT campus.