Summer Art Intensive - Instructors


Laura Dodson has been the subject of six one person exhibitions in Athens, Greece and New York. Her work has recently appeared at Lesley Heller Workspace, the New York Studio School and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York, the Godwin-Turnbach Museum in Queens, Sideshow Gallery and Schaffler Gallery in Brooklyn. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki and the American College of Athens. She currently teaches Digital Photography at Queens College and Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


Laura Dodson

Laura Dodson

ANNE-MARIE - DRAWING INTENSIVE Anne-Marie McIntyre is an artist and educator who maintains a studio in Dobbs Ferry NY where she focuses primarily on ceramics and drawing. She received her BFA From The Cooper Union and her MFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art. She currently exhibits at Bkbx Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn, where you can see examples of her most recent work. Instructor - Anne-Marie McIntyre

Anne-Marie McIntyre



Mildred Beltré is Brooklyn based artist, mother and activist working in print ,drawing and participatory politically engaged practice to explore facets of social change. She is interested in  exploring political movements and their associated social relations and structures.  Her most recent work involves looking at revolutionary theorizing and posturing through a feminist lens.



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Jule Korneffel is a German artist living in New York, pursuing her MFA from Hunter College. She received a diploma in Fine Arts in 2008 from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where she studied as a Masterstudent with Tal R. Her work has been shown in several art spaces and galleries, including Maldonado Projects NY, Herkules Art Program, NY, Matjö BBK/ Cologne/ Germany, Lesley Heller Gallery Workspace/ NY, Art Historian Institute Bonn/ Germany, Autocenter/ Berlin, and Helpers Gallery/ NY.

Jule KorneffelJule Korneffel



Constance Armellino’s interdisciplinary practice is at the intersection of the material and the immaterial. Her practice is a continuous investigation of the usage of space while reimagining  how ideologies, cliches, perception and public is defined and created. She introduces representations of Utopian fantasies into her objects that call upon notions of familiarity and public desire filled with physical and ideological tension. She studied figure drawing, and sculpture The Art Students League, was a Teaching Fellow at Yale Norfolk ; holds an MFA in Sculpture from The Yale School of Art, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She lives and works in NYC.


Constance Armellino

DAVE - CREATIVE WRITING Dave Johnson is a poet and playwright. His works include: Baptized To The Bone, Dead Heat, Marble Shoot, and Sister, Cousin, Aunt/ Sorella, Cugina, Zia. Dave is a Visiting Faculty member of the MFA program at The New School and a Lecturer at Yale University. His newest work is a translation of the play, Gomorrah, based on the international best selling book by Roberto Saviano. And appointed by the Mayor's Office of New York City, Dave is currently serving as Poet in Residence for The Department of Probation of NYC. Instructor - Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson


Erica Fabri is a poet and photographer and the author of "Dialect of a Skirt." She teaches Creative Writing at Pace University, and at Columbia University for the Scholastic Press Association. She is the Creatively College Bound Program Director at Urban Word NYC and has worked as a writer, editor and performance coach for HBO, Nickelodeon and Lincoln Center.

Erica Fabri

Erica Fabri

HAISI - ANIMATION Haisi Hu is an animator and video artist. She creates animations that tell stories of individuals searching fruition of their lives in an apocalyptic world. Her works feature elaborated miniature sets and dreamlike landscapes. She won many awards including a NYFA fellowship, NYSCA grant, Brooklyn Council for the Arts grant, and Franklin Furnace Fellowship. Hu earned her BFA at the Cooper Union School of Art. She is currently a film/video technician at the Cooper Union. She lives in Brooklyn with two hamsters. Haisi Hu

Haisi Hu


Julie Harris is a multidisciplinary designer based in New York City. She is passionate about creating compelling visual systems for digital products, services, experiences and branding. A Cooper Union graduate and former designer at Apple, she currently works at frog design. 


Julie Harris

Julie Harris



Tida Tep is a multi-disciplinary designer and art director based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Tida began her career at VSA Partners working for clients such as IBM, Sony and Cole Haan. She has also worked in-house at Madewell/J.Crew and served as Art Director at Javas Lehn Studio. As an independent designer she has worked with The Standard Hotel, Refinery29, The Museum of Modern Art, and Google Creative Labs. In 2017, she received a Typeface Design post-graduate certificate from Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper

Tida Tep

Tida Tep

MASHA - CONTEMPORARY ART ISSUES & DRAWING Masha Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale School of Art. She is a recipient the 2012 Fulbright Fellowship in Film-making awarded for research toward the production of a film-essay Monuments and Other Things that Change. Upon completion the film was screened in institutions and galleries across the US and internationally. In 2015 she was awarded Alice Kimball Fellowship and the JUNCTURE Art and Human Rights Fellowship at Yale Law School to pursue an ongoing research project focused on poetry and protest in contemporary Russia.  She’s currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Indiana University at Bloomington. Masha Vlasova

Masha Vlasova


James Kelly is an artist and composer working through strategies of provision, contingency and collapse. He holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Visual and Critical Studies and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. He is a 2018 Bronx Museum AIM Fellow and has recently exhibited and performed at Issue Project Room, P!, Room East, Trans-Pecos and the Austrian Cultural Forum. He lives in the Bronx.


James Kelly

SAM - DRAWING INTENSIVE Sam Chun teaches Drawing and is a NYC based artist working in painting and sculpture. Born and raised in New Jersey, he moved up to NYC to attend The Cooper Union to study fine arts. He graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2010 and maintains his practice as an artist. Instructor - Sam Chun

Sam Chun



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