Congratulations to the 2016 GOLDEN Educator Residents!

Left to right: Isaac AlaridPease, Bryan Wilson, Jessica Clark

Left to right: Isaac AlaridPease, Bryan Wilson, Jessica Clark

With the success of last year’s GOLDEN Educator Program, we couldn’t help but say YES to another year of partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers! Artists Isaac AlaridPease from Albuquerque, NM; Jessica Clark from Fairmont, NC; and Bryan Wilson from Charlotte, NC; joined us this summer for the Golden Artist Colors sponsored program. They were selected in May to attend a unique Residency Program at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. Teachers, whose students received the Scholastic Arts Award for visual arts were offered an opportunity to apply for the Residency. Scholastic and the NAEA conducted the difficult task of reviewing 129 applications for the selection process.

In 2016 students in grades 7-12 from across the U.S., submitted over 320,000 works of art across 29 different categories of art and writing. The awards were presented at an inspiring ceremony at Carnegie Hall this past June by the non-profit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Now in its 3rd year of collaboration, Golden Artist Colors partnered with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards to celebrate educators across America who support and encourage the creative process. In recognition of the Alliance’s efforts to support the arts, Golden Artist Colors also presented 9 additional teachers whose students were awarded top honors within the Alliance program, with a $1,000 gift certificate for materials for their personal use.

Isaac, Jessica and Bryan were hosted at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residence Barn in New Berlin, N.Y. for 2 weeks. The building provides living space, 24/7 access to individual studios, and is situated right down the road from the GOLDEN paint factory. This unique program provides access to all paint materials produced by GOLDEN, including acrylics, oils, watercolor, and custom products. Over the 14 days, Material Specialists from Golden Artist Colors delivered an in-depth survey of different techniques and materials to the artists. Emphasis was placed on the importance of developing one’s own artistic process, while gaining access to the most innovative processes and techniques in art making. Experimentation was encouraged.

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One Response to Congratulations to the 2016 GOLDEN Educator Residents!

  1. Lucille Carter January 14, 2017 at 12:56 am #

    What are the chances of a residency program for senior citizens. Many of us are professional artists who have put our personal development on hold while raising families and/or being caregivers for significant others. While we continue to paint, we have not always had the opportunity for an immersion into a program where we are allowed to learn current techniques, using new materials,developing new ideas so that we may move forward with a new, current and younger spirit.
    The residency program could take place over 2 weeks in the summer for artists 65 years old and older of which there are more and more …The Baby Boomers are still making great art!!! I am 74 years young and still kicking!!!
    Thanks, Emma
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