Posts in Hands-on Art

Hands-on Art: Suggested Narrative

Dec 06, 2018

The Art-in-Education program at Women’s Studio Workshop introduces students from 4th grade through high school to printmaking and papermaking processes. By bringing students into the studio and working side by side with practicing artists, the Art-in-Ed program fosters creativity and curiosity. This fall, the studios were filled with local high school students from Kingston High… View Article

Hands-on Art: The Artist as Explorer

Apr 11, 2018

For thirty-three years Women’s Studio Workshop’s Art-in-Education (AIE) program has welcomed local fourth through ninth grade students into our studios. We have the pleasure of seeing them deepen their connection to artmaking while learning from the expertise of working artists. This year is no exception. During our spring session, elementary and middle school students spend a… View Article

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

Diving In with Hands-On Art

Dec 08, 2016

  Every fall, our studios fill with excited young artists from Kingston High School’s Advanced Placement art program. Once a week for four weeks, they spent a full day working in one of our studio disciplines under the guidance of WSW artists, practicing new skills and techniques.   In the studio, KHS students got the… 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