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Cornish College of the Arts Announces: Summer at Cornish 2011

March 18, 2011

Seattle, WA - From studio courses to performance workshops, from the vibrant Seattle cultural scene to the breathtaking natural splendor of the Puget Sound, Cornish College of the Arts is offering it in Summer at Cornish 2011. At Cornish, we believe that at all ages generative work is life–enhancing and sustaining and that learning is truly a lifelong endeavor. 

Our Lifelong Learning Program offers courses for the creative mind that is 18 years and older. We are excited by the array of workshops and classes we have listed this summer, all taught by leading figures in the compelling creative landscapes of Seattle.

The Emerging Artist Program provides young students with a perfect platform to expand their knowledge, grow as individuals, develop strong audition pieces, and get a taste of college life.

For a full course catalogue and to register, visit:

The Lifelong Learning program

Enjoy a range of rich multi-disciplinary arts offerings designed to encourage adults to re–tool, re–engage, and re–think. Create unique personal self-portraits in video with 2010 Stranger Genius award winner Susie Lee.  Join artists from diverse disciplines in two days of exercises that focus on giving you permission to make work freely with Composer, Musician, and Visual Artist Paul Rucker. Learn how to construct digital photographs indoors and outdoors with local photographer Chris Engman. Stretch your drawing muscles in Cable Griffith’s two-day Drawing Marathon course. And let 2008 Stranger Genius and multi-disciplinary diva Wynne Greenwood guide you through experiments in live interaction, video production, and more. 

And while enjoying the colors of the painter’s palette, whet your other palate with three dynamic Art of Food offerings. Join sustainable seafood advocate and chef Becky Selengut on a meandering, edible tour of some of her favorite fish spots in Seattle. Let Kate McDermott, Seattle Magazine’s 2010 Food Rock Star of the Year and winner of the Seattle Weekly’s “Best 2010 Cooking Class of the Year” show you how to fall in love with pie. Finally, writer/illustrator/gallery owner Jessie Oleson will help you to brush up on the foundations of visual communication using cake, food coloring, and frosting to create line, form, and color.

The Emerging Artist Program


The Cornish Emerging Artist Program in Theater is an exciting, three-week-long, intensive experience for students ages 15–18 who want to explore the performing arts in a professional art school setting. Students hone their skills, learn new techniques, and meet other students who share an interest in theater.

Each individual class meets twice per week for a three-hour session. Students taking the audition workshop will also meet on Friday mornings.
Dates: July 18 – August 5 (Final Performance, Friday, August 5)


The Cornish Program in Art and Design is an exciting, three–week–long, intensive studio experience for students ages 15–18 who want to explore the visual arts in a professional art school setting. Students hone their skills, learn new techniques, and meet other students who share an interest in art.

Session I, June 27 – July 15 (Final Exhibition, Friday, July 15)
Session II, July 18 – August 5 (Final Exhibition, Friday, August 5)


Cornish College of the Arts offers a comprehensive summer dance experience. Classes are offered at various skill levels, from beginners to professional dancers, for children age four through adults.  Summer at Cornish’s Dance program is open to the community and embraces diversity. Classes include classical ballet, pointe, modern, composition, musical theater, jazz, improvisation, Pilates and Spanish dance. The daily format offers intense summer training for dancers who want to gain strength, improve technique and acquire knowledge of a new discipline. 


Cornish College of the Arts offers a Summer Music program that affords students ages 12 - 19 the opportunity to study with the renowned Cornish music faculty and special guest artists in a series of week–long intensive workshops designed especially for the aspiring young musician. Enrollment in some workshops is extremely limited. Apply by June 17, 2011 to ensure your best chance of gaining admission to workshops with limited availability.
From June 27 to August 20, 2011, each week–long workshop will be conducted at our historic Kerry Hall campus on Capitol Hill.

For additional information or to request images, please contact Karen Bystrom or Lindsay Walter (see information above) or visit  

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts, founded by Nellie Cornish in 1914, provides aspiring artists with the educational opportunities to become professionals in their fields.  The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, and a Bachelor of Music degree.  It is one of three private colleges in the United States focusing on both the performing and visual arts, and the only college of its kind in the Northwest. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.