Registration Open for Artist Residency for Youth

Posted on 6/16/2016 9:50:48 AM

Woodwork by Linda Van GehuchtenThe Artists Hand Gallery is partnering with ArtsPath and IUP Lively Arts to host a special artist residency for community children between July 7 and August 12, 2016.

Registration Form

Workshop Flyer

It features two nationally known artists—Linda Van Gehuchten, woodworker and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered teaching artist, and J.R. Sherburne, a local potter with a studio in the Artists Hand Gallery. Both are represented by the Gallery.

"Labor Dogs" by J.R. SherburneThe children will work with both artists in this exciting interdisciplinary residency as they explore the creative process by designing and making a personal game board for themselves. They will also work on a communal chess/checkers board for the Gallery. Students will develop basic skills in woodworking and hand building with clay as they integrate the two art forms.

According to Gallery manager Sandy Trimble, “This is an amazing opportunity for children to work with not one, but two nationally known professional artists. And, because of the match funding provided by ArtsPath through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the cost remains very low—just slightly over $7 dollars per session, or $3.50 an hour.”

The residency will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon for 17 sessions on the following days:

  • July 7–9, 12–16, and 23
  • August 2, 4–6, and 9–12

A culminating show and reception will be held the evening of Friday, August 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Artists Hand Gallery. The cost for the 34 hours of residency experience is $125 per child. The class size is limited to 12 children ages 7 to 13 and four children ages 14 to 17, so be sure to register early.

To register or for more information, visit the Artists Hand Gallery website, e-mail them at, or call 724-463-8710.

ArtsPath is a program made possible through the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. It is funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation and administered regionally by ArtsPath through the Lively Arts and College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is additionally supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.