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Art for The Retreat, Domestic Violence Shelter

I have had the honor of working directly with mothers and children at The Retreat, a domestic violence shelter. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has sponsored numerous drip painting workshops for families at the Retreat. As I painted with babies, children, teens, and mothers, I felt moved to offer more to the women  Read More 
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Celebrate local history through art

Today I visited Ms. Klein's Life Skills Class at East Hampton High School to create a local history painting/collage. The in-school project followed the group's trip to Jackson Pollock's House and other cultural institutions in the Hamptons. Celebrating local history through art, we collaged pictures of world  Read More 
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What can children learn by dripping paint from sticks?

Last week I had the honor of working with fifth graders at St. James Elementary School for a week-long program of drip painting inspired by Pollock. Beginning with discussions about how artists such as Picasso, Munch, and Pollock express feelings, children shared their ideas about what they see in art. I am always amazed  Read More 
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Paint the Storm

Immediately after hurricane Sandy, I am visiting Riverhead Highschool to create drip paintings inspired by Pollock. The post hurricane offered an opportunity to discuss diversity of feelings and opinions -- as we all reacted differently to the storm and its disruption of our lives. Students created drip painted collages that expressed their personal reactions to the hurricane -- fear,  Read More 
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