THE VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM
The Visiting Artist Program is an outreach project with a long tradition at Springs School. Each year it impacts every student from kindergarten to eighth grade. Over 50 artists of all ages and interests have shared their expertise in personalized workshops that range from printmaking, sculpture, and cartooning to abstract painting. The students interact with “real” artists in an authentic setting. As children are exposed to these professionals, they are inspired to explore a world of creative self-expression. Artists are paid for their time benefiting the local art community. With the success of last year’s Springs Mystery Art Sale, the program is expanding to include computer design technology and other digital art forms. The school itself has become a gallery of student work, inspired by visiting artists, permanently displayed on the walls.
If you would like to be one of our Visiting Artists then please fill out the application form below outlining any experience running workshops and ideas you have.The form can be downloaded and returned by email or post. Please click link at the bottom of this page. Thanks!
2015 /2014 VISITING ARTISTS
KINDERGARTEN | Liz Joyce | Puppet-making and Show
IST GRADE | Virva Hinnemo | 'City of Lights'
(cardboard buildings lit from within)
2ND GRADE | Sydney Albertini | Abstract Scenes
3RD GRADE | David Demers | Indian Masks
(cardboard and paint)
4TH GRADE | Rossa Cole | "Six-pack Birds"
(seagull wire armature wrapped in plastic) http://www.rossacolephotos.com/Art/Point-Green-Pictures/
4TH GRADE | Paton Miller | Opera Set (canvas paint, wood)
5TH GRADE | Field Trip to Matisse Exhibit at MOMA
6TH GRADE | Scott Bluedorn | Ink Drawings
7TH GRADE | Linda Capello | Life Figure Drawing in Charcoal
7TH GRADE | Andy Piver | 'Slapping' (graffiti stickers)
8TH GRADE | Kym Fulmer | Printmaking (cardboard relief).
2016/2017 VISITING ARTISTS
Virva Hinnemo- Created cardboard rocket ships with duct tape , foil and paint.
Veronica Mezzina - Through a versatile and simple approach, the Kindergarten students created various projects such making cupcakes in the style of Wayne Thibaud, and quilting geometric shapes in the traditions of American folk art.
Ellen Frank - Illuminated manuscript collage maral with gold leaf. http://www.efiaf.org
Ann Holt - Wave Mural using old maps to create a collage. http://www.annholtartist.com
Andy Piver - Hand drawn and designed Trucker Hats, button making, resin casting. Three hour Saturday workshop with 7th and 8th grade.
Sylvia Weitzman - Lego printing with 2nd Grade.
‘Tanster' - Rainbow tie dye T shirts and giant doodling- http://paintingthehamptons.blogspot.com/2016/05/doodling-with-tanster.html
Kym Fulmer - Printmaking Pollar Expree Collage. https://www.etsy.com/people/printmakerkym
‘Wolfman’ (Colvin Cumberbatch) - Drumming workshops http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Springs/472763/Springs-Students-March-To-A-New-Beat-With-World-Drumming-Program
Vicky Firemark - Drumming Workshops
Kate Meuth - Theatre workshops. https://www.npcowgirls.org/company
Frank Sofo - Plein Air Artist workshop . http://www.franksofo.com
Gene Samuelson - Plein Air Art workshops. http://www.genesamuelsonart.com
Alyce Peifer - Plein Air Artist workshops. http://alycepeiferart.com
Kate Rabinowitz and Rameshwar Das (Anna Lytton Foundation) - Poi Dancing workshops and photography - http://www.annalyttonfoundation.org/poi-dancing-2016/
Alyce Wood - Doll making workshop with the “Life Skills’ class
Ellen Watson - Photography workshop. http://www.ellenwatsonphotography.com
Karyn Mannix - Landscape Painting Workshop. https://www.karynmannixcontemporary.com/contact
Sydney Albertini - Kids watercolor portraits . https://www.sydneyalbertini.com
Ursula Thomas - Sumi Painting workshop.
Trish Franey - 3D animal portraits http://www.trishfraney.com/galleryB.htm
Rosa Cole - Seagull sculpture from recycled 6 pack ring tops. http://pointgreenpictures.com/pointGREENpictures/pointGREENpictures.html
James De Martis - Metal workshop creating Fish Tree sculpture. http://jamesdemartis.com
Patricia Feiwell - Meditation stick workshop. http://www.patriciafeiwel.com/site/
Ruby Jackson - Figure drawing workshop. http://www.rubyjackson.com
Scott Bluedorn - Solar Print workshop. http://www.scottbluedorn.com
Liz Joyce - puppet workshops http://www.goatonaboat.org/about-liz-joyce/