The 2019 GOLDEN Educator residents participate in a technical session with Golden Artist Colors’ staff.

The 2019 GOLDEN Educator residents participate in a technical session with Golden Artist Colors’ staff.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors partner to present Scholastic Awards educators with a wonderful opportunity: a two-week painting residency in upstate New York. The 2019 residents attended the residency over the summer and are now back in the classroom. We asked the residents how the residency impacted them and how they are applying what they learned to their teaching and artistic practices.

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Educators, in so many ways, are the driving force behind the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as they work side-by-side with their students, helping them select and perfect their best work to submit while providing the encouraging voice that gives students the motivation and courage to participate.

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GOLDEN Educators Geeta Dave, Kevin Kelly, and Brian Payne attend a technical session during their residency.

GOLDEN Educators Geeta Dave, Kevin Kelly, and Brian Payne attend a technical session during their residency.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with Golden Artist Colors, offers three educators whose students received Scholastic Awards at the regional or national level the chance to spend two-weeks in upstate New York at a painting residency. During the residency, the educators participated in technical demonstrations, took lessons on techniques, and of course, spent time painting! We asked each of this year’s residents how the residency impacted them and their painting practice. Here’s what they had to say:

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Artists & MentorsSeptember holds much excitement, as educators welcome back their students to the classroom and submissions open for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Yet, there’s an even greater flurry this fall as twelve art educators and painters are scheduled to show in Artists & Mentors: A group exhibition on view at The Painting Center in New York City. Each of the exhibiting artists have served in residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation and have students who received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. We hope you’ll come and see the show!

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Geeta Dave, Power of Intuition, Acrylic paint, 30’ x 30’, 2018

Geeta Dave, Power of Intuition, Acrylic paint, 30’ x 30’, 2018

Educators spend most of their time helping their students reach their highest potentials. Finding time to work on their own development is difficult, and many educators put their own work aside to devote more time to their students. To help educators develop their own artistic practice, the Scholastic Awards partnered with Golden Artist Colors to select three educators to participate in the GOLDEN Educators Residency: a two-week painting residency in upstate New York at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation’s artist residence space. The three selected educators are:

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2017 Golden Residents Group Shot

For two weeks this past summer, three educators attended the Golden Educators Residency. This program was created for educators whose students received recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Awards and who are working in the paint medium in their own art. During the residency, the educators participated in technical workshops, met with GOLDEN staff, and explored new ideas in their paintings. We checked in with the residents to see how the experience has impacted them as artists and as educators as they kick off a new school year.

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