Teaching Opportunities

Polymer clay beads arranged on a surface
Students and teacher cast bronze in a fire
A student shapes a pot
Wax figures rest on a table

A unique professional development experience

CraftSummer is offered in a variety of media including photography, woodworking, painting, fiber arts, metals, ceramics, glass, and music. The workshop program is designed to strengthen creativity, develop personal expression, and provide a sense of community among people interested in art, design and the crafts.

We have one day, weekend, and weeklong workshops, and we have a limit between 12 to 15 students to ensure individualized attention. Classes can be taken for Miami credit or non-credit.

Please note that we schedule workshops 1 year in advance.


Working professional artists, studio professional, art educators or teachers that specialize in a particular technique.

Deadline for proposal

June 30 (for consideration for the following year's workshops)

Proposal requirements

  1. Title and course description of proposed workshop. 5-day CraftSummer (Monday through Friday) or 3 day CraftSummer weekend workshops (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

a) Objectives for the participants

b) Activities

c) Class outline for each day (this can be provided to us later if not available)

  1. Resume or CV including your contact information, education, experience with teaching adults, exhibitions, previous workshops taught (with location), references and website if one is available.
  2. Submit five (5) images/photos of your work. Files should be under 8MB in total. Links can be included where appropriate. Color is preferred; black and white is acceptable.
  3. Location(s) of workshop if other than Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, date(s) and duration for proposed project (this can be provided to us later).

Submit materials: You can either email your proposal to CraftSummer@miamioh.edu or mail it to

Miami University
420 S. Oak Street
103D Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Timeline and Process

Your proposal will be reviewed by the CraftSummer Committee and based on that review; candidates will be contacted to be offered a teaching opportunity. Should we have an artist withdraw and space is available, we will refer to the waitlist.

Once the proposal has been accepted, further documentation such as a signed Letter of Agreement (contract), syllabi, supply lists and other documents will be emailed to you and need to be completed and returned for office purposes.


Artists whose proposals are accepted will be notified on or around mid-August.


Contact the CraftSummer Director at (513) 529-7396 or CraftSummer@miamioh.edu