The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.
The Art-in-Education program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to WSW’s professional artists’ workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn.
Our staff and AIE program manager work with the school’s teachers and the resident artists to develop and execute a curriculum related to the students’ in-school work. Resident artists must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and are welcome to complete their personal work in any of WSW’s studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics. All artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, though studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee.
Artists must provide their own materials, some of which can be purchased from WSW. Spring residency: During a five-week residency, artists teach fourth and/or eighth graders in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching, residents receive 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions and on-campus housing. Fall residency: During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week and visit the students in school at least once.
As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized! This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, meals, and other personal incidentals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost.