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