Every year our unique Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Program pairs talented local artists with student in the community. This year we are so fortunate to have artist Peggy Wertheim working with third graders from Denison School. Employing the theme of “tolerance”, Peggy is teaching the students how to paint on silk with dyes and salts. Each student will be creating individual pieces as well as working collaboratively to create four large banners with words that exemplify tolerance, which will be displayed during the Urban Bright Year End exhibit, then installed in the school permanently.
In addition, we have the wonderful Kristen Cliffel back for another year! If you have been in our studio, you will most likely have noticed the beautiful ceramic piece hanging on the back wall, which was installed after a previous Urban Bright residency with Kristen. She is currently working with 8th graders at William Cullen Bryant School, a CMSD school in Old Brooklyn.
Check back for updates as the year and respective projects progress! And for more photos, have a look at our gallery.