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Sandy Melroy

Website:
Email: silksensations@new.rr.com
Phone: 920-227-8038

Artist Statement: Sandy is in love with textiles and have been involved in sharing creative efforts for her entire life. She has learned to paint on silk from a London based textile designer while living in England and founded the business of Silk Sensations in 2003 to showcase her array of hand-painted textile arts. Sandy loves to share what she does through classes of all ages.

Experiences & Accomplishments: Since moving to WI in 2006, Sandy has joined several arts organizations (Green Bay Art Colony, Evergreen Quilt Guild, Fiber Artisans of NEW), but have a depth of volunteering in the arts community through serving as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the ARTgarage in Green Bay. Sandy has also taken many leadership positions in the arts organizations and keep networked with other artists in the community. Most of her teaching is with textiles (some clothing construction) around silk painting. She has been well blessed to have had 6 artist in residence experiences in the past 5 years with N.E.W. area elementary schools. Along with individual art projects, Sandy offers a 'whole school' art project to frame and leave on permanent display for the school. She loves artist in residence experiences and would like to be considered for more of these opportunities. It seems to be a natural fit for her - teaching textile art, sharing silk painting , and encouraging the arts in school settings.

Type of Programming: In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Sandy's goal is to have an introductory lesson on what silk is, where and how it is made, and what special supplies are needed to paint on silk. To create a project budget that allows every student in the school is able to make an individual project on silk to take home. Sandy strives to structure a theme with the art teacher. The theme is interwoven in the individual projects and the whole school silk project. Sandy will also work to get as much local publicity as possible for the school as it's a great way to gather good public attention. Sandy will also make a book for the school library to keep as a record of the project.

Curriculum Integration: Science


Categories: Fiber , Painting

Jane Hostetler

Email: hostetler.jane@gmail.com
Phone: 920-639-7802

Artist Statement: The focus for her current collection of work is an exploration of mixed media, focusing on texture and color interaction, while combining influences of contemporary graphic design with primitive art. It is Jane's goal to engage the individual viewer allowing for visual interaction and personal reflection.

Experiences & Accomplishments: Teaching: •9 years K-5 Art/Visual Thinking •5 years Graphic Design - NWTC Gallery: •Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI •Northwestern Mutual Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI •The Art Garage, Green Bay, WI •NWTC

Type of Programming: In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Jane strongly believes that the balance of creative/critical thinking is crucial for balanced learning. Visual arts can play a vital role in allowing students to develop this key component to their education. One part of the program that Jane teaches is focused on allowing the student to create abstract works of art with non intimidating goals. Students learn about the fundamentals of color and design and decisions needed to produce a successful piece of artwork. Learning to view and interpret these works are a part of the process. A second part to her program is focused on the world in which the student lives, using images and graphics to create meaningful social artwork. The use of color and design are again the foundation for successful artwork, yet personal connection and responsibility are a key component for student growth.


Jason Love

Website:
Email: jason@compulsivecreative.com
Phone: 262-994-6236

Artist Statement: Jason finds personal fulfillment in the process of learning, exploring, and creating. He lives by the quote: “Jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one”.

Type of Programming: In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Learn to Animate Workshop: Workshop participants will walk away with the knowledge of how to create animated videos using equipment they can find at home. This is a hands-on workshop that is developed around project-based learning.

Curriculum Integration: Information & Technology


Categories: Mixed Media

Amy Eliason

Website:
Email: amy@amyeliason.com
Phone: 920-621-3389

Artist Statement: Wisconsin's four seasons contribute to Amy's continuous inspiration. Observing breathtaking scenery and wildlife antics awaken her deep down need to capture natures drama on canvas. Once an idea for a painting is born, Amy collects reference materials (including leaves, moss, twigs, acorns etc), take reference photos, create thumbnail sketches, then paints.

Experiences & Accomplishments: - Created Award-winning paintings - Artist interview on "Outdoor Wisconsin" - Smithsonian ArtTrain Demonstrating Artist during its' Green Bay visit - Neville Public Museum Discovery Room T-Rex Mural Artist - Illustrated Woodland Animals coloring book BBWS - Past President Art Colony and Watercolor Guild - Mural Artist Wecquiock Elementary School Library - Artist-In-Residence Duck's Unlimited EAA Conference

Type of Programming: In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Amy leads students step by step in drawing and painting Wisconsin wildlife.


Sherri Baierl

Website:
Email: sbaierl@gmail.com
Phone: 920-639-1918

Artist Statement: Sherri has worked as a graphic designer, retoucher, art director, art teacher, and has been an artist as long as she can remember. She was a regional young artist as a teen and has shown with numerous groups. Locally, Sherri will often help or show at the Art Garage.

Type of Programming: In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies