Frankie & Bob Goldfarb Grant: Interpreting the Natural World through Paper Sculpture: Artist Residency with Amy Genser

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Megan Cassidy, Lead Teacher
  • School: King Philip Middle School
  • Subjects: Visual Arts

Through a residency with nationally recognized local artist Amy Genser, all 7th grade students at King Philip Middle School will learn about Amy’s unique paper sculptural works and create a collaborate art piece focused on Connecticut’s natural environment. In individual presentations to each art class, Amy will share information about her research and creative process that results in the development of innovative wall sculptures that emulate paintings and imagery of the natural world. Amy will engage students in a discussion of her journey as a professional artist whose works are housed in private and public collections across the United States. The program will culminate in Amy's guiding students through the design and fabrication of a collaborative abstract wall sculpture that emulates her technique.

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