For over a decade, Rockwell Museum educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District to create stunning student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell’s own fine-art collection as inspiration. Students work under the direction of Rockwell Museum Education staff and HSLC graduate and professional artist, Brad Leiby, in the creation and painting of each mural.
The Alley Art Project embraces start-to-finish, project-based learning initiatives. Students study art in The Rockwell collection, learning about symbolism and art theory. Students then explore aspects of individual and community identity, which acts as a catalyst for creative writing and art-making.
How do you go from an idea to truly making something happen in the world? What is the connection between science, nature, and art? How can you translate your personal emotions, thoughts, identity, frustrations or hopes to a work of art?
Each students’ individual pieces of art translate to elements of a larger design, to be painted in the Corning community as a mural.
Students earn credits toward their high school diploma during the time spent Rockwell educators, all while cultivating a sense of pride, ownership, and connection to the community. Find video documentation of the various Alley Art Projects below.
For more information, please contact:
Gigi Alvaré, Director of Education, 607.937.5386
This project is made possible by grants from The Triangle Fund, Great Circle Foundation, Inc, and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.
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