Piedmont Craftsmen presents Artist 2 Artist, a series of discussions where artists tackle a wide range of craft topics. The videos will be shared variety via a Zoom launch first and then though Piedmont Craftsmen’s You Tube page. Email education for details.
Every year, Piedmont Craftsmen presents Living Craft: Crafting Life, a program that serves over 1,200 students in elementary, middle & high school. The student will develop an awareness of art as an avocation and profession. Living Craft: Crafting Life consists of one day in-school fine craft lectures & hands-on artist in residencies. The program is funded by a Wells Fargo Arts In Education grant from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
In-school Fine Craft Lectures consist of power point presentations & fine craft samples to be held & discussed by the K-8 students. Our Education Director shares knowledge about the craftsmen by discussing their vocational training, skillful techniques & showing examples of their work. Specific cultural influences which give global perspectives are discussed as well as how this perspective enables artists to develop their own personal imagery & style.
Artist In Residencies are designed to give WS/FC high school art students an in-depth experience through a grade-specific hands-on project that incorporates art, math, history, science & English. Students work on individual projects as well as communal ones that permanently enhance their schools. Through a 4-5 day long residency, craftsmen demonstrate the feasibility of art as a vocation and the opportunity for lifelong creative learning.