Saturday, July 13, 2024

NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM

THE STUDENT ARTIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Student Artist Internship Program (SAIP) offers an enriching opportunity for senior-level high school and college students to immerse themselves in the world of art. This program allows aspiring artists to explore various artistic media and collaborate with established artists to create unique and meaningful artwork. The culmination of this creative journey is a showcase of their work at the New Bedford Art Museum.

Artists and students set their own meeting schedule with a minimum of 4hrs/week for 8 weeks.

KEY FEATURES

Hands-on
Artistic Experience

Medium Exploration: Students have the chance to experiment with a variety of artistic media, including painting, sculpture, glass, and more.

Collaborative Projects: Work alongside professional artists on collaborative projects, gaining insight into creative processes and techniques.

Skill
Development

Studio Time: Participate in dedicated studio sessions where students can practice and refine their craft under the guidance of experienced artists.
Proposal Writing: Learn how to create compelling art project proposals, an essential skill for securing funding and exhibitions.

Budgeting: Gain practical knowledge on budgeting for art projects, including material costs, labor, and other expenses.

Artist Statements: Develop the ability to articulate artistic vision and concepts through well-crafted artist statements.

Portfolio Building: Receive guidance on compiling a professional portfolio that showcases individual strengths and artistic accomplishments.

Showcase
Opportunities:

Exhibition at New Bedford Art Museum: Students’ artwork will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum, providing a platform for public recognition and appreciation of their talent.

Benefits: art projects.

STUDIO EDUCATORS

Devin McLaughlin

Devin “Nived” McLaughlin is a multi-faceted artist and educator with an A.A. in Fine Art. Devin’s specialties include painting, drawing, and sculpture. Works made by Devin are retained in private collections across the United States.

Kim Savoie

Savoie received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013 with a concentration in glass and photography. She began teaching glassblowing her senior year after a semester-long production internship at Almost Perfect Glass in North Cambridge.

Savoie has worked in many studios assisting others, teaching, and creating her own work. She spent 3 of those years working for the Corning Museum of Glass, Blow Glass At Sea Program doing Hot Glass Show demonstrations for Celebrity Cruise line guests. From there she focused her energy on helping Pairpoint Glass Company open a glassblowing school. Teaching people about glass is a passion of hers that flows through her daily work. Now exclusively working for herself she is continuously building her production portfolio and collections of glass work.

Jillian R. McEvoy

McEvoy’s ceramic work explores nature’s smallest inhabitants, particularly insects, and microorganisms, celebrating their intricate beauty and complexity. She translates their fascinating structures through traditional ceramic processes, like generating their initial forms on the potter’s wheel.

Through her art, McEvoy aims to bring attention to these microscopic creatures by subverting perspectives and scale.

McEvoy works in multiples in installations, highlighting their ever presence around us and emphasizing the multitudes of these creatures. The micro-world inspires the forms, textures, and presentations in their work. As they uncover the wonders of the natural world through clay, McEvoy aims to shed light on these often-overlooked creatures and embrace curiosity and exploration, cultivating a deeper appreciation for the intricate marvels of the world around us.

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