Fall/ Winter 2017-2018
Artist in Residence Program Schedule
September/October; Southwick Elementary School, Northfield, NH, grades 3 – 5. This project is partially funded by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts. Four, 3′ x 4′ exterior mosaic panels installed on front of school at entrance to portray student concepts with images of respect for diversity, cooperation, kindness and community. Included in this residency are student created cooperative games and songs composed and played by students for the “Grand Unveiling” celebration. Parents are invited to a picnic barbecue lunch. NH Chronicle will be on site to film for a program about Kast Hill Studio Artist in Residency programs!
October; Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT, grades K – 6, eight wedge shaped panels will connect to form a large octagon which is installed in the ceiling of the school foyer. These panels are roughly 2′ x 3′ each. The subject will be the school garden which is planted, tended and harvested by the students.
November; Sutton Central Elementary School, Sutton, NH, grades K- 5, three, 3′ x 4′ mosaic panels installed on exterior wall of school, the mosaics are going to be spontaneously created by all students and staff, with some pre-planned elements that I create and attach before the residency.
November; Alvirne High School, Hudson, NH, grades 9-12, V114 special needs students, One, 3′ x 4′ interior mosaic panel to be installed in the school cafeteria. The theme is TBD.
December; Henniker Community School, Henniker, NH, The 6th grades students are studying India and each of the 50 students will create a 9″ x 12″ mosaic depicting images related to the culture of India. Mosaics will be on display in the school library.
January; Norman E. Day Elementary School, Westford, MA, a project partially funded by a Westford Education Foundation Grant for grades 3-5, six, 3′ x 4′ interior mosaics to be installed in the school cafeteria. These mosaics will feature scenes of nature, changing seasons, historic buildings, flora and fauna in and around the town of Westford.
February; A much needed rest!
March; Lafayette Regional School, Littleton, NH, 125 students in grades K-6 will create 6 approximately 3′ x 4′ mosaics for the exterior of the school near their sculpture garden. Students will be creating designs based on iconic images in and around their town and the North Country.
April; Seabrook Elementary School, Seabrook, NH, Partially funded by the NH State Council on the Arts Grant, a project with grades K – 4, will create four, 3′ x 4′ exterior mosaics for installation on the wall facing the playground. These mosaics are a celebration of the anniversary and history of the town, from Native American life to modern day.
May; Mastricola Elementary School, Merrimack, NH, Four, 2′ x 3′ interior mosaics, grades K – 4 participating. Subject TBD
June; Thornton’s Ferry School, Merrimack, NH, Four 2′ x 3′ interior mosaics for installation in the school front foyer. Teachers are working on developing curriculum based on the history of their town to connect with our project. The art teacher is working with students to create and compose the artwork for the mosaics. Preparation has included a teacher workshop to experience making small mosaics and brainstorming ideas.