Co-Founder + Program Developer

for the Palm Springs Unified School Distrcit

2016 - 2021

The Public Art Masterclass is led by PSPAC Co-Chair Tracy Merrigan and artist Sarah Scheideman. Together they educate the Palm Springs High School Art 2 class on what is Public Art, demonstrate examples from around the world, in the neighborhood and ultimately inspire the students to create their own.

In the 3-week program, students then design their own piece of public art and showcase their talents at a local art exhibition hosted by the PSPAC. The goal is to one day fabricate a piece to install on their campus.

As the Co-Founder and Co-Leader of the program, we are responsible for:

  • Conceptualizing the projects for students

  • Educated students on the new topic

  • Purchasing all materials

  • Engaging the students, critiquing work to further their artistic ideas and concepts

  • Organize an art exhibition off-campus for students to showcase their ideas to the community

  • Fundraise money to fund a student sculpture in the future