Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Summer Visual Arts Institute

Summer visual arts institute

Program Dates: June 21 - 27, 2020
Grades: Rising 9th - Rising 12th


The Summer Visual Arts Institute will give students a broad exposure to a variety of art practices, including two-and three-dimensional art. Each day they will delve into a new process, including making artist books, drawing, screen printing, watercolor painting, and fabricating three-dimensional works. The program will introduce design concepts, and approaches to both representational and abstract methods of making art. 


Stephanie Stigliano is a Visual Arts Faculty member at Walnut Hill School for the Arts where she teaches Printmaking and Books as Art. Her prints and artist books are included in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum and the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and the Book Art Museum of Łodz, Poland. Ms. Stigliano has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Pine Manor College for over a decade. She initiated a print project between students of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Technical College of Reykjavik. She exhibited her prints at Íslensk Grafík in Reykjavik, Iceland. She taught a workshop to the women’s artist collective of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery in Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania and worked with the children of Tumaini School in Karatu, Tanzania. In Krakow, Poland, she contributed to a print portfolio at The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. Her artist books were included in Correspondence: The 9th International Book Art Festival which traveled throughout Poland.

Ania Gilmore - Visiting Artist in Joomchi Traditional Korean Papermaking
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Ania Gilmore’s portfolio includes works on paper, artist books, fiber art and mixed-media, and she has taught Joomchi workshops nationally and internationally. She participated in Fate, Destiny and Self Determination: An International Tapestry Project of the World Textile Art Biennial 2017 in Maldonado, Uruguay. Gilmore exhibited in Joomchi and Beyond at Gallery Nori in Jeju Island, Korea; in Seoul, Korea, she had a solo exhibition at the Hangaram Art Museum and her work was shown at the Bojagi Forum and Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum. In Beijing, China, she exhibited in From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale at the Tsinghua University Art Museum. Gilmore received the 2016 Excellence in Fibers Award from Fiber Art Now magazine, and her work has been featured in the magazines Art New England and Woodstock, and the books Artistry in Fiber: Wearable Art, The Collection of Polish Book Art from the 20th to the 21st Century; 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art, and The Creators of the Image of Polonia.




Please attach three samples of your work to your registration form. Formal portfolios are not required. Simple pictures taken with a phone or other device will be more than adequate for application purposes.