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    2015 Art All-State Information

    May 29 and 30, 2015

    The Worcester Art Museum is excited to announce the 28th Massachusetts Art All-State which will take place on Friday, May 29, & Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Through the history of Art All-State, over 3,600 high school juniors from all across Massachusetts have had the opportunity to meet their peers, work with professional artists, learn about post secondary art training, and investigate art careers. Art All-State is designed to foster high caliber art education for the young people of Massachusetts by matching students with professional artists to create large-scale artworks inspired by the Museum's collection. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.

    Information & Instructions (.doc)

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    Forms

    AAS applications for 2015 will be available in November.


    If you have any questions, or experience any problems, please contact
    Ashley Occhino at artallstate@worcesterart.org or call 508.799.4406 x3062. 

    About the Program

    Launched in 1987 through an off-hand suggestion of a retired art teacher, Art All-State brings together some of the most talented juniors from across the state for an intensive two-day art experience. The students, competitively selected, collaborate with artist/mentors to create group installations inspired by the Museum's collections. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.


    AAS relies on an important network of art education professionals for both support and volunteering. The grass roots nature of the program where art teachers nominate students from their schools, are involved in the selection of student participants and assist at the event can be seen as key to its longevity and success.

    Art All-State is supported in part by the David J. Freelander Memorial Education Fund and other contributors throughout the years, including gifts from alumni and parents and an annual gift from the Ostrowski Family in memory of Christopher Ostrowski, AAS '96.

    If you would like to find out more about the Worcester Art Museum's Art All-State program, or have any questions, please call 508.799.4406, x3062, or email artallstate@worcesterart.org.

    Mission

    Who should be nominated?

    Each high school may nominate up to two 11th grade students who are in good academic standing. These students should demonstrate a keen interest in the visual arts; have imagination, flexibility and willingness to experiment in new situations. They need not be students who demonstrate the highest degree of technical expertise, but they should be students who would benefit from the Art All-State experience and may be considering further education in art.

     

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