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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.

Vassar College student closely observing Eagle Rock IV

Vassar College student closely observing Eagle Rock IV

Bard College students studying Al Held prints

Bard College students studying Al Held prints

SUNY New Paltz student trying Al Held's method of painting with tape

SUNY New Paltz student trying Al Held's method of painting with tape

Studio and Collections Manager, Gene Benson, describing Held’s process

Studio and Collections Manager, Gene Benson, describing Held’s process

SUNY New Paltz students immersed in Al Held’s public projects

SUNY New Paltz students immersed in Al Held’s public projects

Onteora High School student discussing her artwork inspired by Al Held

Onteora High School student discussing her artwork inspired by Al Held

Vassar College student closely observing Eagle Rock IV

Vassar College student closely observing Eagle Rock IV

Bard College students studying Al Held prints

Bard College students studying Al Held prints

SUNY New Paltz student trying Al Held's method of painting with tape

SUNY New Paltz student trying Al Held's method of painting with tape

Studio and Collections Manager, Gene Benson, describing Held’s process

Studio and Collections Manager, Gene Benson, describing Held’s process

SUNY New Paltz students immersed in Al Held’s public projects

SUNY New Paltz students immersed in Al Held’s public projects

Onteora High School student discussing her artwork inspired by Al Held

Onteora High School student discussing her artwork inspired by Al Held

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