Amy Atkins '10, of Westerlo, NY, participated in a course at the prestigious Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, during the summer. A fine arts/environmental studies major, Atkins took a course studying a variety of cold-glass-working techniques, led by artist Judith Schaetcher. Atkins was awarded a student work-study scholarship to attend.
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education, offering workshops of varying lengths in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking & letterpress, textiles and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, community education programs and a craft gallery.
Atkins studied in Italy in the fall of 2008, through the University's International and Intercultural Studies Program. She is a graduate of The Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer, NY.
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Posted: September 11, 2009