Artist in Residency

For one week, a professional artist will create a piece of art at a local City of Santa Clarita elementary and junior high school. During the artist residency, the artist will share a presentation to all grade levels regarding the process and her concept for the art piece being created.  During the week, the artist will draw inspiration from the students, be available for students to watch the creation of the art piece, and open for questions from the students.  At the conclusion of the residency, the artist will present the finished artwork to all students at two assemblies, and discuss the process of its creation.

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Presentation to K-6th graders Artist, Suzi Kades, with the starting blank canvas and students Students able to ask the artist questions

2014 Schools Participating:

West Creek Elementary School
Santa Clarita Elementary School
Mountainview Elememtary School
SCVi Charter School
Arroyo Seco Junior High School

2013 Pilot Program:

Rosedale Elementary School
West Creek Elementary School

Artist: Suzi KadesSuzi Kades

Suzi Kades has made art for as long as she can remember.  Trained in Fine Art at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and in Illustration at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Suzi has been an illustrator, fine artist, hand weaver, sculptor, decorative painter, muralist, and art teacher for over thirty years.  Currently the director of Allstars Enrichment, an after school Enrichment Company, which provides a variety of classes to elementary school students.  She is happily married to husband Steve and the proud mother of son Griffin and daughter Shay.