Sharadin Arts Building at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - A half-dozen Kutztown University art students are being given the chance to study under master artisans.

KU announced Monday that it has selected six undergraduate students as recipients of 2020 summer workshop scholarships, which are being funded by award-winning artist Sandra Corpora.

The students -- Jocelyn Belisle, Danielle Schwesinger, Taylor Schatz, Emily Nieberlien, Amy Haws and Nick Roberts -- will travel to participating schools and work with nationally recognized artists in professional studios.

Belisle, Schwesinger, and Schatz will attend the Arrowment School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where Belisle hopes to broaden her knowledge and experience with clay.

"I want to develop a cohesive collection of ceramics that not only explores my truth but may also reach a wider audience," she said.

Schwesinger will learn new techniques in wax, and Schatz will be working on a soda-firing class.

Nieberlien will attend the Touchstone Center of Crafts in Fayette County; Haws will study with Paul Neilsen at Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey; and Roberts will attend Andrew and Kathryn Polk's stone lithography workshop at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.

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