Through tailored, grade-appropriate residencies, students will learn about the mysteries of the natural world while creating a large scale piece of art! Using materials like fabric scraps, wax, chicken wire, or recycled materials, students create biomorphic forms to help bring their learning to life. Emphasis is placed on creative reuse of materials, experimental sculpture and creative collaboration. The resulting work is typically large and very colorful and can easily be used as a legacy project. Pick a current program or work with Shannon to design a new one. Current program offerings: A Fungus Among Us, Community Hive, and Coral Reef. The residency price includes a meeting with lead teachers to tailor the project to your classroom.
Shannon Newby has a passion for facilitating playful and creative learning experiences. She has a background in education and studio art, and has taught workshops in both traditional and nontraditional settings, including museums, churches, schools, community centers, festivals, and Etsy headquarters in Brooklyn NY. Shannon is an exhibiting member of Artspace and Visual Art Exchange and currently heads up the Launch program (a retail incubator for emerging handmade businesses) at Visual Art Exchange. She has created large scale, site-specific installations for Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh and the Portland Children's Museum in Portland, Oregon.