Coaching and Mentoring Students
Pamela mentors a few select students per year from colleges or high schools groups across the country. These long-distance creative sessions usually occur over the phone or through emails. Here are local examples:
The Scarlet Cord
November 14, 2017 - Saugatuck High School of Saugatuck, Michigan
Inspired by Pamela's ArtPrize 2014 work, The Scarlet Cord, Saugatuck High School students created their own anti-trafficking installation. To prepare, the students connected with Pamela via email, text messaging, Skype, and even a visit to her garage studio. With creative tips and armfuls of donated supplies, students returned to their school to create a socially engaged installment, challenging their fellow classmates to get involved in ending human trafficking.
With Pamela's input, the students learned how to continue the dialogue—through art—for those who are held in sexual bondage. The project challenged students to find their own voice for the victims of human trafficking.
Saugatuck High School
World Hunger Exhibit
January through April, 2017 – Grand Rapids Public Museum School
Pamela tutored students of the Grand Rapids Public Museum Lyceum through an ArtPrize mockup exhibit. For this class, students selected a topic, gathered supplies, created a work, and collected donations to benefit Kids' Food Basket, a nonprofit feeding local children. Several weeks into the project, one student commented, “Wow, artists have to work really hard.” So true! Through much creative effort, students learned how art can be a powerful tool to benefit others and influence worldwide change.
Pamela Alderman's creative talent and passion inspired students to serve others through interactive healing art.
Grand Rapids Public Museum School