Every year the Parrish Art Museum invites over 350 students to participate in the Artist Residency, a series of museum-based workshops facilitated by exhibiting artists. Supporting the Museum’s commitment to creating dynamic experiences for students, the residency fosters deeper connections with visual art and living artists through object-based learning and art making.
Artists in Residence: Process and Action
As part of the Parrish Art Museum’s annual artist-in-residence program, three artists—who were included in the special exhibition Artists Choose Artists—connected with over 300 students in December 2019 and January 2020. Students visited the exhibition, met the artists, explored each artist’s ideas and process, and then made art alongside the artists.
The artists worked with 16 total classes and created collaborative artworks inspired by their themes and techniques. Irina Alimanestianu shared how she uses spontaneity and material exploration to guide her process. In her workshop, Alimanestianu prompted students to create abstract murals inspired by forms and colors in nature. Scott Bluedorn addressed the importance of environmental planning and preservation in response to climate change. Bluedorn prompted classes to envision a future and encouraged students to imagine sustainable, eco-friendly architecture and landscapes through collaborative drawings. Bastienne Schmidt presented on color scheme and collage, which played an important role in her career. Schmidt invited students to create their own organic and geometric shapes from collage papers, which were placed together to form a collective mural.
Participating schools include Bridgehampton School, East Hampton High School, Hampton Bays Middle and High Schools, Southampton High School, Southampton Intermediate School, and Tuckahoe Common School.
Student work will be displayed in the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Student Exhibition, from March 7 to April 19 of 2020.
The 2020 Student Exhibition and accompanying programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District. Additional support for the artist-in-residence program is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
PAST RESIDENCY WORKSHOPS
Mind Maps with Bastienne Schmidt, 2017
East End Field Drawings with Alexis Rockman, 2015