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Tracy Leavitt

BFA Maine College of Art


I am on the Art Department faculty of High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, New York. My interest in incorporating technology into the arts began with the making of a stop-action animation to document the production and disintegration of a large scale outdoor form made of unfired clay. Since then I have been focusing on ways to integrate technology as a standard tool in the art room for my students to use along with more traditional media in both 2-D and 3-D design and production. I am currently teaching a class called MAKE, which stands for Manufacturing Awesome and Kooky Entities, that engages middle schoolers in cooperative/collaborative experimentation and invention.  

I am also the founder and director of Visions Story and Art Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the arts in education, professional, and family life. In this capacity I have traveled widely, designing and producing programs in visual and literary arts for children and adults including Visions Arts Camps and The Hudson Valley Storytelling Festival. In 1996 I conducted art workshops at The International Schools in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

I wrote and produced a performance art piece concerning the oppression of farmworkers which was funded by a grant from New York Foundation for the Arts and the Dutchess County Arts Council. I have been awarded large-scale art commissions from various institutions and foundations including the Staatsburgh State Historic Site in New York, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and First Night Productions in Burlington, Vermont.

More recently I have received a fellowship from Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York during which I began a series of encaustic-on-clay wall pieces entitled “Women Working,” which continues currently.