Valerie Crosswhite at work in the Atelier
This past June, we were very lucky to have six alumni artists create work in a downtown New York City storefront for two weeks as part of the ART.WRITE.NOW. Atelier. We’re taking that experience a little further this fall with our very first Artist Residency program, thanks to support from the Esther B. Kahn Foundation. Read on to see who our residents are.
Happy Birthday Andy! Kids celebrating at the Andy Monument in New York City.
Did you know that famed artist Andy Warhol won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award as a teenager? And did you know his birthday is August 6? We’ll be celebrating his special day, and we want you to join in on the fun! Share your Andy photos and facts with us as we fete this fabulous Scholastic Art & Writing Awards alum.
Teacher Diane Heath with award-winning daughter and students Rebecca Heath, Amber Dietz, Katie Doyle, Audrey Benjaminsen, Sara Harbin and Mandy Hess.
Diane Heath of Rochester Hills, Michigan, has had a great year. Diane works at Stoney Creek High School where she’s an art teacher. This year her students include Portfolio Gold and Gold Medal winners, and her own children are Scholastic Award winners as well!
In the following interview by Alliance Staffer Lisa Feder-Feitel, Diane shares her experience and advice.
Davis Werthmeimer, "Lost Marbles." Grade 11, Age 16. Gold Medal, Digital Art.
June’s Writing of the Month comes from 2011 Writing Portfolio Gold Medalist Harris Durrani. After the jump, read an except from his story, “JEDI KNIGHT.” You can also hear more about Harris on WNYC’s The Takeaway from Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Once I was at your place and we were in your room with a few other cousins and your buddies. You and the older boys were playing Resident Evil.
“Hermano,” your brother Pedro said. “Cool it.”
We hope 2011 Scholastic Award winners from across the country are gearing up for the National Celebration at the end of the month… we certainly are! Before, during and after the big shebang, we want to hear what all of you are saying, see what you’re up to, and give you some tips on what to do and see. Enter “The Hub”- your one-stop for all of the info you’ll need.
David Shannon, author/illustrator of NO, DAVID! and its sequels
This post originally appeared on Scholastic’s On Our Minds blog May 18 2011, post by Ivy Li
For the past two weeks, we’ve showcased several of the twelve children’s books illustrators’ artistic interpretations of our global literacy campaign Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. The works, featuring some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature, were created to help raise money for literacy nonprofits Reach Out and Read and Reading Is Fundamental via an online auction – open now. If you missed our coverage of the artwork so far, click here.
It’s our hope that the amazing artwork will inspire children all over the world — whether they see the posters hanging in their classrooms, the library, or at home – and remind them that reading is important and shapes who we become.