Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Pandemic Residencies: A Most Unusual Year Complete!

Despite the pandemic I was able to finish three new residencies and finished up one from 2020. All were completed with students who were both in person and virtual. Very challenging to do! Somehow I made it work, along with much help from all the teachers who had to learn on the fly, think creatively, and were willing to be very flexible! Many thanks to all the teachers I worked with at Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson NJ, James Monroe Elementary in Edison, Broad St School in Bridgeton and Creative Co Laboratory Charter in Elmer NJ. Together we achieved great things. I am very grateful that I was able to work with such a fine group of teachers who felt passionate about giving their students an arts experience that resulted in lasting beauty that also demonstrates grit, resilience, and flexibility despite all the obstacles. Thanks also to AIE, Young Audiences of NJ, and Creativity Co Laboratory for all the support through difficult times. 
Pythagoras Tree and geometric flowers James Monroe Elementary
Students grouting at Jackson Liberty HS
Installing sculpture
Installing mosaic pole
Completed sculpture in courtyard

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