Posts in Hands-on Art

Art-in-Ed: Research, Experimentation, Discovery

Dec 01, 2017

  For WSW’s fall Art-in-Education program, we asked young artists from Kingston High School to consider the following question: What is research for the artist? Rotating through disciplines in small groups, students focused on a different material every day and derived a new lesson from each one that extended beyond technique. They studied the material… View Article

Hands-on Art: Artifact and Industry

Mar 25, 2016

In January and February, local elementary and middle school students had the opportunity to visit WSW and create work in our silkscreen, etching, and papermaking studios. The students had a blast, and we felt invigorated by their endless energy and enthusiasm. Classes were led by our Art-in-Education residents, who traveled far and wide to work and… View Article

Hands-on-Art: Experimentation and Collaboration

Nov 23, 2015

Every Fall, students from Kingston High School’s art program join us at the studios for our Art-in-Education program. The first group, from KHS’ Art & Chem class, were only with us for one day, but they immediately got some hands-on papermaking experience. The students worked with studio manager Chris Petrone to harvest ArtFarm fibers, practice… View Article

Hands-on Art: “Creating Self and Place”

Apr 08, 2015

This is the second post in a series about our spring 2015 Art-in-Education program. Check out the first post here to read all about the young artists’ adventures in the studios! During February and March, we had the pleasure of welcoming more than eighty elementary and middle school students to the studios through our award-winning Art-in-Education program, Hands-on… View Article

Hands-on Art: a Journey in Artmaking

Feb 20, 2015

February is a busy month around here! Of course, we’re in full prep mode for the Chili Bowl Fiesta, but we’re also welcoming 80 elementary and middle school students into the studio through our Art-in-Education program, Hands-on Art. This program invites students and teachers from local schools to work in our professionally equipped studios alongside practicing artists, and… View Article

Hands-On Art: Pulled, Printed, and Pressed

Nov 25, 2014

Laughter resonated through every studio in the building as WSW wrapped up another prolific session of our Art-in-Education (AIE) program, Hands-on Art. Make no mistake, though, these young artists have been working hard over the last four weeks to create handmade paper, and sets of prints in both etching and silkscreen. In the final week… View Article

Hands-On Art: Young Artists in the Studio

Nov 04, 2014

WSW is abuzz with young artistic minds for the fall session of our Art-in-Education (AIE) program, Hands-On Art. We’re collaborating with Kingston High School to bring 18 senior art students into our studios, allowing their ideas to evolve outside the boundaries of a classroom. By giving them access to professional equipment and teaching them new… View Article

Hands-On Art: Young Artists Take Over Crown Street

Apr 18, 2014

This is the third post in a series of three posts about our Spring 2014 “Hands-On Art” program. Check out the previous posts here and here. Don’t be fooled – amidst of the laughter and fun that fills the WSW studios during our Art-in-Education program “Hands-On Art”, there’s a whole lot of learning going on. In… View Article

Winter blues…and pinks, yellows, reds, oranges!

Feb 08, 2014

Winter is a quiet time at the workshop. It takes the studios a little while to pick up steam after the winter break and when it does most of the hustle and bustle is focused downstairs in the ceramics department as staff and volunteers prepare for the annual Chili Bowl Fiesta. So it was a… View Article

Hands-on Art Wrap Up

Nov 29, 2013

This post is a second in a two part series. Check out the first here!  The sounds of early nineties dance hits filled the silkscreen studio last week as students from Kingston High School created their own editions of screen prints. The young artists picked up the process fast, often printing two different sets of… View Article