STAR Collaboration

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STAR Collaboration at Eagle Hill

The STAR Collaboration (Students, Teachers, Artists-in-Residence) at Eagle Hill advances artistic approaches to education by connecting diverse learners to accomplished artists who live, learn, and create new work on campus.

The STAR Collaboration invites artists of all disciplines to come away for a semester of focused art work, and to come together with our students and teachers to facilitate learning.

STAR residents can be at any stage of their careers — emerging and well-established artists, art teachers, and those returning to former careers in the arts. STAR artists are educators-at-heart, who want to work with young people while expanding the definition of what being an educator means; who are interested in novel, interdisciplinary educational approaches; and who thrive on collaboration with others.

We provide STAR artists with studio facilities, room and board, a monthly stipend and a materials budget, dedicated, distraction-free time to make art, and opportunities to develop teaching skills through professional relationships with mentor teachers. We work with each artist to find a healthy balance of creative sanctuary and community engagement.

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Call to Artists

Interested in becoming a STAR Artist?

Contact Molly Romaker, STAR Coordinator, with questions or for more details.

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Current Resident STAR Artist

Sarah Elliott

Sarah Elliott has been a painter and teacher for many years and has recently received her MFA in Painting from Boston University. Before coming to the United States, she was working as an associate teacher at The Painting School of Montmiral in S.W. France. In addition, Sarah has 12 years of experience being employed as an art teacher in Hong Kong, Florence and Shanghai. To help her develop her artistic practice, she has participated in numerous art residencies in many different countries.

Although Sarah is an American, born in Chicago, most of her life has been spent in other parts of the world: Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mainland China, and France. She has exhibited her artwork in the United States, Italy and France.

Sarah Elliott

Visual Arts

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Meet Our Former STAR Artists

Sam Hunter

Theatre Arts

About Sam »


Adis Halilovic

Visual Arts

About Adis »


David Walsh

Visual Arts

Behind the Scenes: Taylor Judge ’07

EHS alumna Taylor Judge ’07 gives a personal look into the STAR Collaboration and the Eagle Hill arts experience, as she reflects on her return to Eagle Hill as a STAR artist.