Sag Harbor Students Dive Into Art

Sag Harbor sixth graders Willamina Goodale, Niamh Scanlon and Indira Roth showed off the mixed-media projects that they created during the Sag Harbor School District’s summer art program. Sag Harbor School District

The last five weeks have been busy and colorful ones for the more than 60 children in Sag Harbor who have taken advantage of a free summer art program.

The new program, funded by the Donald Reutershan Education Trust, brought together students in 3rd through 12th grades for instruction from both faculty members and visiting artists, including Scott Sandell, Andrea Cote, and Michael DiCanio, with Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink from the Good School. The morning art lessons have spanned mediums such as drawing, performance art, stop-motion animation, printmaking, aerial architecture, two-dimensional design, and more.

"This program offers our students a unique opportunity that is not available in many other schools," Peter Solow, a Sag Harbor art teacher, said in a statement. "Our older students are gaining college-level art experience and our younger students are being introduced to a variety of mediums."

The Donald Reutershan Education Trust was founded 15 years ago to support local programs, workshops, and other curriculum components that concentrate on American art and architecture.