Green Kill Presents Water/Ways in Partnership with the Women’s Studio Workshop
Green Kill together with the Women’s Studio Workshop hosts Water/Ways, the artwork of the 4th grade students of Harry L. Edson Elementary School and the 8th grade students of the Studio Art Program at M. Clifford Miller Middle School made at the Women’s Studio Workshop.
The opening event is on Saturday April 1, 2017 pm at Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston NY. 12401 from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on display until April 27. Green Kill hours are Tuesday though Saturday, 3-9 pm.
In the printmaking studios, 4th graders investigated their experience of weather from personal and imaginative perspectives. In the papermaking studio, they collaboratively created a storm cloud composed of individual raindrops, connecting artmaking to their classroom study of the weather cycle.
8th grade Studio Art students, soon to be transitioning to high school, were asked to consider the idea of passage. They printed images, rich with metaphor, while interpreting the theme as a personal journey, transition, or path. Students also collaboratively created an abstract representation of the Hudson River as part of an exploration of passage, considering historic events, movement, and time.
The Women’s Studio Workshop devotes twelve weeks a year to art workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students in collaboration with the Kingston City School District. Over 6,300 Kingston students have participated in the program since 1985.
Students break into small groups and spend one day in each studio where they leads etching, silkscreen, and papermaking. Many of the workshops are taught by artists-in-residence.
This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, the Clock Kingston Foundation, and the Stewart’s Holiday Match.
Find out more about the Women’s Studio Workshop at wsworkshop.org.