Our educators have a long tradition of working with area school students and their teachers to organize student art exhibits and we partner with schools, community organizations, and statewide agencies to present an ongoing schedule of exhibitions of art by students from the area.
Many schools have been forced to reduce or even cut art classes altogether. Now more than ever, communities need cultural institutions to help bridge the gap in offering artistic opportunities to students.
Winter Sky Student Exhibit: Your Place in the Stars
Exhibit dates: November 30 – March 11, 2018
The Rockwell is excited to collaborate with the Corning-Painted Post Area School District and the Southeast Steuben County Library on a new student exhibit and outreach project, blending art-making with digital technology. This program involved 140 middle school students through an innovative outreach initiative which took place in the classroom. Art teacher Mrs. Megan Wukovitz and her eighth-grade Digital Art classes at Corning-Painted Post Middle School created digital collages and three-dimensional printed stars inspired by the night sky and three contemporary Native American works of art from the Rockwell collection.
High School Learning Center Student Exhibit | 2017 Alley Art Project
Exhibit dates: May 18, 2017 – September 10, 2017
A painting from The Rockwell Museum’s collection, Family: Love’s Unbreakable Heaven by Judith Lowry, served as inspiration for students to design a mural exploring how together HSLC students, teachers, and community members create family. Professional artist, Brad Leiby, and Rockwell Museum Education staff led the students in creating individual paintings that explore aspects of their individual identity that influence the HSLC family.
These student-created paintings serve as the beginning stages of this year’s Alley Art Project mural that will be created throughout the summer.
This project is made possible in part by grants from The Triangle Fund, The Great Circle Foundation Inc., and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
Corning-Painted Post High School IB Visual Art
Exhibit dates: April 20, 2017 – May 7, 2017
In collaboration with Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents a special exhibit of the works of four International Baccalaureate Visual Arts program students. The exhibit celebrates the artist efforts of:
Higher Level: Two-year Program with teacher Lisa Rossi-Sullivan
Standard Level: One-year Program with teacher Sharron Holland
The students visited The Rockwell during the school year to study and draw inspiration from the collection for their own works of art. As part of the program, the students curated their own student art show in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery.
The IB Visual Arts Program supports the notion that art is an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding. It is a thought-provoking course that encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries.
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