The Al Held Foundation offers programming for educators and professors of studio art and art history. Small groups of students visit the Foundation grounds for study of works by Al Held in the intimate and inspiring context of his historic home and studio. College and graduate students from Bard, Vassar, SUNY New Paltz, and SUNY Ulster have visited in recent years, as have advanced art students from Onteora High School and Kingston High School. In 2020, the Foundation began offering virtual tours and connected with art students in other parts of the US and abroad. The Foundation has also offered a hands-on workshop, “Painting with Tape,” led by Al Held’s longtime studio manager Gene Benson in which participants learn techniques developed by Al Held.
Educators interested in program opportunites may contact the Foundation to inquire.