Sculpture Tree Project - Pam Golden - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Friendship Tree Residency

Artist: Pam Golden
Type: Workshop|Residency
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

Artist and teacher Pam Golden invites students and staff to experience the fun and flexible nature of clay, and to participate in the creation of a permanent assemblage sculpture. Clay is an elemental material that has been used throughout history by cultures around the world! The Friendship Tree Residency provides many interdisciplinary connections with academic curriculum, to Common Core Standards and ceramic artwork from many world cultures, including Native American, Asian, Mexican, South American, Indian, Egyptian and more! Pam will build a unique clay “tree trunk base”, and each student will create an original clay sculptural piece. The clay pieces will be stacked together on top of the tree trunk to become the Friendship Tree and its branches. Students will experiment with visual textures, facial expressions and designs on the clay’s surface. This vibrant site-specific sculpture can be installed indoors or out. In future residencies, more clay pieces may be added to the Friendship Tree Sculpture to become additional branches. This will keep the spirit of community building growing!

Length: 60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Sculpture, Ceramics, World Cultures, Collaborative Work

Minimum of 2 workshops per day

2 Workshops: $500
Additional Workshops: $200
Residency Workshops: $150-$350
What is a residency?

Planning fee based upon scope of residency.
Travel: $75 per day

Materials Fee: $3 per student

Installation Fee: $700

Kiln Firing Fee: $80

Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts




  • A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs.

Residency Includes:

  • Planning session with teachers/facilitators
  • Workshop 1: Students make clay faces and figures
  • Workshop 2: Students paint their pieces with glazes.
  • At least two sessions needed for each group; one for sculpting and one for painting and glazing. Pam fires student work in her studio kiln, construct the tree pieces in her studio, and then delivers the finished pieces to the school (additional travel fee).
  • The artist will need 4-6 weeks after the residency ends to complete the assembly and installation.

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