School Residency Activities: Residencies begin with an assembly where students learn about Catherine as an artist and how her work fits into the context of all sculpture, traditional and non-traditional. Video, slides, a lecture-demonstration and sharing of her work all enhance the opening event. Each residency is created specifically for the school site and may involve such activities as designing and constructing inflatable sculptures or larger-than-life pieces from a myriad of exciting materials. Catherine is most interested in relating the creative process to her students, and many classes involve designing models, solving design problems, re-working ideas, and cooperatively selecting and constructing the life-size sculpture. A culminating event with the entire school community is an integral part of each residency.
For grades: All.
Geographic Area Served: All.
Teacher and Adult/Child Workshops: To be designed by the artist and the school to serve specific needs.
Catherine Judge is a an environmental artist and sculptor who works with a variety of media to create three-dimensional art. Much of her recent work has involved large interactive installations in Amsterdam, Holland, Bonn, Germany, the campuses of MIT in Cambridge and Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Often these installations are the subject of videos showing the work from its inception in the studio, to the interaction of "viewers" as they climb, sit and move about in the sculptural forms. Catherine, the recipient of many grants and awards, received an MS in Visual Studies from MIT, a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Lowell, and has studied at the Studio Art Centre Internationale in Italy and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In addition to her studio and exhibition schedule, she teaches drawing, painting, and sculpture to children and adults in a number of educational settings including Saint Anselm and Plymouth State Colleges.