Education: School Year Programs

Wassaic X Webutuck

The Wassaic X Webutuck school year partnership program brings select Wassaic Artist Residents into the art classes at Webutuck Public High School in Amenia, NY. These Wassaic Artist Resident Education Fellows share their work with the students and lead hands-on projects that explore central themes in contemporary art. Through Wassaic X Webutuck students explore critical thinking through creative problem solving, gain greater understanding of contemporary art practices, and learn about career possibilities in the arts. Recent WXW projects include stop-motion animation, motivational (or subversive) posters, performance art, and counter-mapping.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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NORTH EAST COMMUNITY CENTER JUNIOR HIGH CLUBS

The Wassaic Project partners with the North East Community Center Junior High Clubs, a program that offers free after-school clubs for 7-8th grade students at Eugene Brooks Intermediary School. Recent Wassaic Project Clubs have Haunted House Club, in which students worked with art collective Whoop Dee Doo on the Wassaic Project’s Haunted Mill, and Mask-Making for the Wassaic Project Community Day Parade with Education Fellow Ryann Slauson.

For more information about School-year partnerships, please contact Education Director Tara Foley at tara@wassaicproject.org.

After-School Programs

The Wassaic Project partners with local after-school initiatives to offer classes led by Wassaic Education Fellows and Teaching Artists. Recent after-school programs include:

-Stop-Motion Animation classes at Cornwall Consolidated School and Salisbury Central School
-Float-Designing Workshop with the NECC Teen Team and the Northeast-Millerton Library

For more information about after-school programs, please contact Education Director Tara Foley at tara@wassaicproject.org.

In-School Workshops

In-school workshops are hands-on contemporary art projects developed and led by current or former Education Fellows. Past in-school workshops include:

-Architectural Beasts, a playful introduction to the architectural design process led by Cosmo Design Factory at Cornwall Consolidated School
-Worm Creatures, an arts and literacy project led by Jeila Gueramian at Webutuck Elementary School. Worm Creatures was funded by Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s The Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund.

For more information about in-school programs, please contact Education Director Tara Foley at tara@wassaicproject.org.

Field Trips

Guided visits to the Wassaic Project are available for K-12 and college-level groups. Field trip groups will tour the Project’s historic buildings, which include a converted grain elevator turned exhibition space and an auction barn turned studio and workshop, and visit the studios of resident artists. K-12 groups may also sign up for an extended visit, which will include a hands-on project.

Please contact Education Director Tara Foley at tara@wassaicproject.org to schedule a field trip visit.

Education Fellows

Education Fellowships are awarded to Wassaic Artist Residents with outstanding teaching experience. Fellows participate in Wassaic X Webutuck and many other aspects of our education programming. Each fellow’s Wassaic X Webutuck project is indicated below.

Wassaic Project Education Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year:
Susie Hwang, New York, NY, September-December 2015 | Animation
Macon Reed, Chicago, IL, February-May 2016

Summer 2015 Wassaic Project Education Fellow:

Madeleine Stern, Brooklyn, NY, June-August 2015

Brigitta Varadi, Ireland, June-September 2016

Wassaic Project Education Fellows for the 2014-2015 school year:
Erin Sweeny, Brooklyn, NY, September 2014 | Breaking the Plane
Alex Tsocanos, Brooklyn, NY, November, 2014 | Motivational Posters
Rachel Granofsky, San Francisco, CA, December 2014 | Mini-Me
Manuel Fermín Hernández Márquez, Mexico City, MX, February 2015 | Time and Photography
Linnea Carlsson, Malmö, SE, March 2015 | Stop-Motion Animation
Ryann Slauson, Harlem, NY, May 2015 | Mask-Making
Jeila Gueramian, Brooklyn, NY, June 2015 | Worm Creatures

Summer 2014 Wassaic Project Education Fellow:
Gabrielle Roth, Highland Park, NJ, July 2014

Wassaic Project Education Fellows for the 2013-2014 school year:
Ingrid Burrington, Brooklyn, NY, September 2013 | Counter-Mapping
Megan Mosholder, Kennesaw, GA, October 2013 | Video Installation Art
Raul Hott, Brooklyn, NY, November 2013 | Body Says
Cosmo Design Factory, Hillsdale, NY, February 2014 | Architectural Beasts
Katherine March Driscoll, Rochester, NY, March 2014 | Photography and the Everyday
Amy Masters, Tempe, AZ, April 2014 | Fabric Dyeing
Breanne Trammell, Wassaic, NY, May + June, 2014 | Pop Art + Zines

Wassaic Project Education Fellows for the 2012-2013 school year:
Elizabeth McTernan, Berlin, DE, November | Creative Geography
Alex McKenzie,  Charlotte, NC, January | Evolving Drawings
Giada Crispiels,  New Haven, CT, February  | Site-Specific Installation
Lauren Pakradooni, Spartanburg, SC, March |  Zines

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Junior High Print Club with Print Fellow Doug Eberhardt

Junior High Print Club with Print Fellow Doug Eberhardt

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