The Watermill Center’s diverse and evolving education initiatives cultivate curiosity, wonder and new methods of learning. Participants are provided with the opportunity to engage with our international Artists-in-Residence through multi-disciplinary workshops and studio visits. With an emphasis on the creative process, professionals in their fields lead hands-on activities to inspire confidence through risk-taking and group activities with the local community of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
The Watermill Center’s building, grounds and gardens provide a variety of unique locations for creative learning, while The Watermill Collection – over 8,000 objects ranging from antiquity to contemporary art – acts as a source of inspiration. Through partnerships with the community, participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are welcome to learn in this creative environment. Developed with teachers and artists, our programs are tailored for students to create unique and immersive experiences integrating the arts and humanities.
The Watermill Center’s Education Programs engage students of all ages in the creative process, and are offered free of charge to the community. Your gift will make a lasting impact on future artists, performers, researchers and students who come to The Watermill Center to learn and create. Make a donation today!
If you are interested in learning more about The Watermill Center’s educational programs, please contact Andrea Cote at andrea.cote@watermillcenter.
The Watermill Center’s innovative approach to education programming imagines what visionary arts education could look like. Our custom tailored programs value collaboration with a diverse community of educators and students, emphasizing process-oriented learning and risk-taking in a supportive environment.
Our Education Roundtables and Professional Development Workshops offer teachers and education administrators the chance to gather and engage with our international roster of Artists-in-Residence.
The Watermill Center provides students with the time and space to immerse themselves in the artistic process and unique atmosphere of our building and grounds. Created in partnership with local teachers, these opportunities realize our mission by opening The Center as a laboratory for local young artists.
Through community partnerships, The Watermill Center hosts a growing number of Family Workshops engaging all members of our community in a creative and collaborative environment.
Young Artists Residency Project
The Young Artists Residency Project (YARP) is an education initiative at The Watermill Center giving students of The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center, ages 8 – 12, the opportunity to experiment in art practices at The Watermill Center.