Summer PROGRAM & UNIVERSITY TEACHER Training at the Margolis Method Center

Artist Housing comes furnished with full kitchen facilities, cookware, silverware etc. Towels, sheets, pillows, cleaning and paper products are all supplied.

What Should I Bring?

- Personal toiletry items, sunscreen, and bug spray.

- Pack a light jacket, swimwear, and of course river shoes (though river shoes can easily be purchased locally)!

- Do not bring unnecessary personal items (coffee makers, decorative items, etc.). You can bring a bicycle but you will be fully responsible for its upkeep and care.


You can arrange to drive a car, but local transportation to and from the studio will be offered during your stay. There is a pick-up fee from bus/train stations and airports. If you fly to JFK, La Guardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) airports, the Directions Page will give you all the information needed to make travel arrangements. If you fly to Scranton (AVP) or Newburgh (SWF) Airports, a direct pick-up can be arranged through the Center for a fee as noted in student packets, which will be emailed to you upon enrollment confirmation.

Class Size and

Classes are limited in size in order to give each training artist maximum individual attention, so it is important to register as early as possible. After filling out the application form and having a phone interview with faculty, students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the Registration Process?

1. Submit an Online General Application. If eligible for a partial scholarship, a scholarship application will be sent to you upon receipt of your general application.

2. Phone interview with Margolis Method Center faculty will be arranged.

3. Upon acceptance, a link will be sent enabling you to pay your deposit.

4. On receipt of deposit, we will confirm your registration and a contract and in-depth artist packet will be e-mailed to you.

5. Faculty will be in touch to assist with questions and travel arrangements.

What is the Payment

A non-refundable deposit of $350 must be received to confirm registration. Tuition balance must be paid in full at least two weeks before classes start. An online invoice will be sent to you. Preferred payment method is through paypal, with either a paypal account or major credit card. Payment by check can also be arranged.

What Does Tuition Cover?



Tuition includes 25 hours per week of formal class time for summer session, an in-depth workbook, an open studio for practice and projects, fully furnished artist housing, local transportation, access to free national calling and internet, and a special discounted membership rate to the Margolis Method Online Learning Program

Tuition and housing cost: 
Three weeks: $2,300

Inquire about available partial scholarships.


Tuition includes 30 hours per week of formal class time, an in-depth workbook, a discounted membership to the Online Learning Program, an open studio for practice and projects, local transportation and access to free national calling and internet. 

Tuition: $1,550
Housing: $450

$500 scholarships are available for ATME members.

Public Workshops On the Road

What Time Should I Arrive?

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before a class/workshop begins. The doors will always be open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This offers training artists an opportunity to take care of belongings, use the restroom, warm up, and get centered.

What is Appropriate Attire for Class?

Work clothes for class should be clean, comfortable and not too baggy. Please do not wear clothes with large logos or distracting patterns. Muted, solid colors are preferred. We work barefoot.

Can I Bring a Notebook?

We strongly encourage artists to take notes on exercises and concepts they find particularly inspiring and useful for them.  It’s important, though, not to lose too much time or focus in the middle of a class, so have notebook and pen ready off to the side and jot a simple note to expand upon later.  Processing and developing your notes (especially with another colleague) is a great way to refresh your mind and deepen your understanding of Margolis Method.


Margolis Method Workbooks are available for purchase.  These workbooks are extensive and detail far more information than can be covered in a short workshop.  The cost of workbooks can be applied to a year’s membership to our Online Learning site. Workbooks cost $60, and may be purchased by sending us an email and can either be mailed or picked up at an upcoming workshop with 7 days notice.