Site: Sandford Terrace Senior Residence, Mt Vernon, NY
Artist: Terry Kessler Schwarz
Duration: 10 weeks
Project Description: During this residency, 9 seniors learned to create beads using magazine clippings and fimo modeling clay. The residency encouraged creative expression and reinforced the seniors’ fine motor skills and cognitive abilities such as working memory, problem solving and visual thinking.
Upcycled & Sculpture-making Residency
Site: White Plains Hospital Continuing Day Treatment, White Plains, NY
Artist: Jeffrey Schrier
Participants: Mental Health clients
Duration: 7 weeks
Project Description: During this residency, 12 mental health clients learned to transform plastic bottles into a hanging sculpture by coloring, cutting, molding and attaching the bottles together. The residency demonstrated how nontraditional material can be used in a creative way and addressed specific cognitive abilities such as hand-eye coordination, attention and repetition.
Site: School 13 (Westhab, Inc. Afterschool program), Yonkers, NY
Artist: John Rizzo
Participants: Middle School students
Duration: 18 weeks
Project Description: During this residency, 30 Middle School students received an introduction to photography and learned how to shoot still life, portraits, silhouettes, capture action sequence and create special effects using dry ice. The residency taught students how to work harmoniously and respect each other’s opinions and strengthen their critical thinking and reasoning abilities.