The STAR Collaboration (Students, Teachers, Artists-in-Residence) invites artists from visual, literary, musical, and performing arts genres to join Eagle Hill for a semester of focused art work, and to come together with our students and teachers to facilitate novel learning opportunities.
The STAR residency program is open to artists at any stage of their careers—emerging artists, well-established artists, art teachers, and artists returning to former careers in the arts. STAR artists are educators at heart, who want to work with students while expanding the definition of what being an educator means; who are interested in novel, interdisciplinary educational approaches; and who thrive on collaboration with others.
Sarah Elliott has been a painter and teacher for many years and has recently received her MFA in Painting at Boston University. Before coming to the United States, she was working as an associate teacher at The Painting School of Montmiral in S. W. France.
In addition, Sarah has 12 years of experience being employed as an art teacher in Hong Kong, Florence and Shanghai. To help her develop her artistic practice, she has participated in numerous art residencies in many different countries.
Although Sarah is an American, born in Chicago, most of her life has been spent in other parts of the world: Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mainland China and France. She has exhibited her artwork in the United States, Italy and France.
Eagle Hill School alumna Taylor Judge ’07 gives a personal look into the STAR Collaboration and the Eagle Hill arts experience, as she reflects on her return to Eagle Hill as a STAR artist.