HPWI AND THE COMMUNITY
The Peacock Printmaking Project connected ArtReach at THEARC teens, graduate students from George Washington University and Dennis O'Neil with an opportunity to engage in a collaborative screen printing experience exploring themes from the Freer Gallery of Art's Peacock Room and the Filthy Lucre Exhibition.
THEARC / ArtReach was originally founded as Corcoran ArtReach in 1992. It provides free arts instruction such as family workshops, after-school and summer art classes and is designed to empower D.C. youth and families to explore and trust their own creativity within the context of art making and art history.
The cornerstone of community involvement at HPWI centers around the opportunities provided through the studio’s educational and outreach programs.
HPWI regularly engages students as interns at the workshop, and sends visiting artists to local schools to give talks, critiques, etc. to small student groups. Over the years, student interns of many nationalities and from a variety of educational institutions have worked at the studio on diverse artist projects. For students it is an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with professional artists of the highest level, and to develop new ideas, perspectives and skills.
Another key component to the education program has been Dennis O'Neil's commitment to sharing knowledge for 30 years as a professor at the Corcoran College of Art+Design, and with academic institutions around the country and abroad. They include:
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, at GWU
University of Georgia
University of Miami
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Virginia Beach, VA
Miami University Art Museum
University of Central Arkansas
- State University of New York (SUNY)
New Paltz, NY
Memphis College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Penland School of Crafts
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
George Mason University
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI
Skopelos Foundation for the Arts