Monday, May 14, 2012

AFH and the Perry School Join Forces!

Art work by 1st grade students Ms. Stephenie Clark. Design by Szu-Chieh Yun Artists for Humanity Artist in esidence at the Perry.  Each tile 6"x6"

Art work by K1 students Ms. Judith Nee. Design by Szu-Chieh Yun Artists for Humanity Artist in Residence at the Perry. Each tile 6"x6"

Szu Chieh Yun has worn many hats since coming to work at AFH as a teen in 2003: from a youth artist to Saturday Blast mentor, to full-time Painting Studio mentor in 2008, she has been integral to the growth of our painting program, and her commitment to AFH is undeniable. Recently, she undertook another role: Artist in Residence at the Perry School in South Boston. During this school year, Szu shared her creativity and talents with a younger set at the Oliver H. Perry K-8 School. The Perry School reached out to AFH early last year to explore ways to develop a program to foster more art, exploration, and creativity within their curriculum, with the support from Edvestors, a grant program that supports non profits and promotes in-school partnerships, AFH and Szu did!  

AFH Mentor and Perry School Artist In Residence Szu!

As the school’s first Artist in Residence, Szu taught the students how to use non traditional materials to create art and developed  projects that enforced what the students were learning in their science and social studies classes. She worked with each grade individually, and by June, each grade will have completed a permanent art installation in the school to inspire the next generation of young artists! 

Art work by 6th grade Ms. Michelle Woods. Design by Szu-Chieh Yun Artists for Humanity Artist in Residence at the Perry. Watercolor on paper. 72"x100"

Perry School Principal, Amy K. Marx said this about Szu, 
"It was wonderful to watch the artists emerge in our classrooms from K1 (4 year olds) all the way through 8th grade, as our students explored different art mediums with Ms. Szu, our fabulous AFH Artist in Residence! Their excitement in their weekly creations and in their final projects was clearly evident every week in their time with Ms. Szu and their final pieces of collective artwork are amazing and will truly transform the Perry K-8 School for years to come."

A collaboration with K2 Ms. Catherine Flores and Szu-Chieh Yun Artists for Humanity Artist in Residence at the Perry. Acrylic on tile ceramic tiles. 30.5"x30.5"
 Stay tuned for future collaborations, projects, events and new art and design from one if AFH's six studios! 

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