STAR (Students, Teachers, Artists in Residence), an artists residency program at Eagle Hill School in rural Hardwick, Massachusetts, is currently seeking two artists for a three-month residency titled “Drawn In.” The residency will begin mid-September, 2012. The program is housed at Eagle Hill’s state-of-the-art Cultural Center, a regional venue for the visual and performing arts. STAR brings to our campus distinguished artists of all disciplines who are educators-at-heart, to work on their own creative projects while collaborating with students and teachers on cross-disciplinary learning adventures.
“Drawn In,” is a residency for those whose art practice explores drawing as its fundamental expression. STAR seeks two established or emerging artists who are interested in sharing with our students their relationship to drawing; the range of experiences that are inherent in the choice to communicate observations, imagination, and remembered experiences through the discipline of drawing. Working with our Art teacher, the accepted residents will mentor a small group of Advanced Art students wishing to improve their drawing skills. An integral component of the mentoring experience will be engaging with the artists by working alongside them in the artists’ personal studios which are adjacent to the art room.
Artists longing for the kind of time, space and support that will enable them to move forward with their own drawing work will find this residency quite sensitive to those needs. The selected artists will share 24/7 access to 1000’ of studio space, the use of computers with Adobe Creative Suite 3, and a state-of-the-art networked color copier for in-house publishing. We provide modest off-campus housing, three excellent meals daily, a monthly stipend of $500, some supplies, and ample time to work on independent projects beyond time spent with the students. We also provide opportunities to develop teaching skills through professional development relationships with mentor teachers.
The professional opportunities of a STAR residency can be significant: artists can not only surge ahead with creative work they’ve wanted to accomplish, but also move into the next phase of their career with strong educational experience and credentials..
Please consider becoming a STAR artist and participating in our “Drawn In” residency. Contact Pat Bock, STAR Coordinator, for application materials.