Students will enjoy creating large, vibrant, impressive fabric banners that are permanently installed in your school lobby or other location of your choice. These bright, colorful hangings bring a child-centered, creative and arts friendly atmosphere to your school. Using professional fiber arts dyes, students will be engaged learning a variety of exciting fiber art techniques. Student’s self-esteem will be elevated, knowing they are creating a permanent legacy for their school. This residency is a great way to encourage a sense of school community, as all school staff and parents are encouraged to add their own mark. The artist works with teachers to adapt the program to appropriate skill levels for grades 2-12. All materials and supplies are included. The fee includes 5 two-sided banners. Size and complexity may add additional days at a daily rate.
Newell holds a BA in Art Education. She has conducted popular, successful and highly sought after residencies in over 300 schools since 1993. Newell is also in the NC Arts Council’s Artist Directory. Newell’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and juried shows across the country, and can be found in numerous corporate collections. The strength of Newell’s highly successful and motivating residencies comes from her love of both teaching and children, which allows her creativity to inspire students and staff alike. Newell is pleased to collaborate with husband, well known teaching artist and sculptor Kip Baker for this residency. 2 artists for the price of 1!