Education and Outreach

High School students enjoy
a field trip to the park.

Photos by Jane Rohrschneider.

Educating and developing the next generation of art lovers and artists strengthens communities. Sculpture Key West, with the help of Shannon Perkins, art teacher at KWHS, Jane Rohrschneider, Education Director at the Key West Art and Historical Society, and Lynne Bentley-Kemp, photography professor at FKCC, developed a program that allowed nearly 200 students from different classrooms to study sculpture and how it relates to different disciplines.

Sculpture was the vehicle to teach a variety of subjects including the physics of sculpture, the economics of art, biological forms in art, and French culture. It inspired poetry from the creative writing class, art photography, as well as drawings and sand sculpture from the art classes.