Women's Art Institute

Special Event March 9, 2016: Join WAI for a Festchrift Celebration

Donate and reserve your seats for a Festchrift Celebration honoring Elizabeth Erickson and the Scholarship Fund. 


June 6–30, 2016 Women's Art Institute: Come with questions. Leave with insights. 

The Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive course is for contemporary women artists of all ages and backgrounds interested in refining their artistic process and exploring questions around women and art.

Creating a community that shares, reflects and produces art, the Institute is a rich experience that offers you intensive studio work and one-on-one coaching from faculty who are gifted artists and passionate, caring teachers.

Institute faculty are gifted artists and passionate, caring teachers. Meet them. 

The four-week program includes sessions Monday through Friday with some field trips and evening presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. Learn more.

You will have all-day access to the large, sunlit studios and shop facilities of the Visual Arts Building on the University’s beautiful campus.

This innovative and rigorous program is designed for artists from a variety of disciplines who have mastered basic skills and are now seeking deeper levels of understanding and expression in their work.

Goals for the Institute include:

  • Defining your goals as a women artist
  • Deepening your studio work with individual tutoring emphasizing intention, form, content and context
  • Developing your portfolio of work
  • Gaining insights into the work of contemporary women artists


Practicing artists and art students from any discipline must have a minimum of two years of college-level art training or the equivalent. Undergraduate credit is available.

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For more information, email us at wai@stkate.edu.