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Leni Newell

About the Artist

Leni Newell is an award winning, well-established professional artist creating strong, thought-provoking work since 1986. She holds a BA in Art Education.  She has conducted popular, successful and highly sought after residencies in over 200 schools since 1993.  Newell’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and juried shows across the country and can be found in numerous corporate collections. The strength of Newell’s highly successful and motivating residencies comes from her love of both teaching and children, which allows her creativity to inspire students and staff alike.  

Banners:

Students collaborate with Newell to create large, vibrant, impressive banners that are permanently installed in your school lobby or other location of your choice. These bright, colorful hangings bring a child-centered, creative and arts friendly atmosphere to your school. Using vibrant fabric dyes, students from grades 4-12 will enjoy learning fabric art techniques to complete these wonderful banners.  The theme of this legacy gift is decided by the school. This residency is a great way to encourage a community spirit at your school, as the artist encourages all school staff and parents to participate! Students keep a journal that is appropriate for meeting Language Arts requirements of descriptive writing. 

The residency includes up to 5 banners.

 

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums25 Students, 2-4 classes per day, 3 classes with block scheduling
Technical Requirements

Art room or other available room with sink, 2 parent volunteers for grades 4-5

Total FeeBanner 5 day residency - $3,200
School PortionBanner 5 day residency - $1,067

Batik Fabric Art:

Students create their own individual, exciting Batiks, and develop an understanding of this success oriented, self-esteem boosting, fiber art form with both African and Indonesian roots. This unusual process involves melted wax and vibrant fabric dyes.  With input from teachers, the subjects of the Batiks can be integrated with and enhance your Social Studies or Science curriculum.  For example, eco systems, rain forests, Latin American designs, etc. Students keep a journal that can meet several Language Arts requirements. Many schools use this Batik Residency year after year to become a tradition in a particular grade, such as 5th grade.  There are opportunities to create an additional batik as a legacy gift that serves as a community builder, with school staff and parents being encouraged to participate.

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums25 Students, 2-4 classes per day, 3 classes with block scheduling
Technical Requirements

Art room or other available room with sink, 2 parent volunteers for grades 4-5

Total FeeBatik 5 day residency - $2,500
School PortionBatik 5 day residency - $834

References

  • Belinda Best, Conn Elementary , 919-773-9102
  • Jennifer McIntyre, Timber Drive Elementary, 919-773-9102

Website

www.leninewell.com