Shandaken Projects seeks an artist-educator to lead a unique printmaking and social justice course for teens from July 5 through August 12, 2022.
The artist-educator will create a syllabus for and actively teach this course, with up to 12 teenagers from NYC public schools enrolled. The course is not just free for teens, they are paid to attend.
The course has been planned as a 40-60 split between history and visual art instruction/application. The class, which meets for 6 hours a day, Monday through Thursday, will use the visual and print media strategies of American social justice movements as groundwork for instruction in and practical application of printmaking techniques centered on Risography. In other words: teens will read about and research ephemera created by social justice groups, reproduce this ephemera to familiarize themselves with printmaking techniques, then make their own social justice campaign ephemera produced in Shandaken’s print shop. The artist-educator may supplement this outline with their own unique interests. Planning for field trips and research days are encouraged.
Experience with education for 15- to 18-year olds is strongly preferred, however experience with undergraduate-level education is acceptable. Direct experience with Risography is preferred, but general experience with printmaking, bookmaking, and zines is acceptable. Compensation for this position is $5,000 for the season, or about $32 per hour.
To be considered for this position, please email us a CV as well as a brief letter describing previous educational experience, level of familiarity with the subject matter, and any relevant printmaking training. A printmaking portfolio may be included if desired.