Sigrid Hice

Sigrid Hice

A native of the former West Germany, I immigrated to North Carolina 45 years ago. Over a 20 year period I volunteered for several organizations and institutions, including Catawba Co. 4-H, Catawba Co. Schools, the Hickory Museum of Art, and Lenoir-Rhyne College in various capacities, such as youth

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Fanciful and Functional Artist Books: Create, Write, Illustrate


Program description

During the first session, I introduce the artist book concept by showing and explaining various types of artist books, explaining how the content of the writing can be incorporated into the book construction. Following, I teach students how to decorate paste papers, which they will use for book covers and collage inside their books. During following sessions, students learn how to fold an artist


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Visual Arts
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Science, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Any time school is in session.

Available times:

9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. or by appointment

Length of program: 45 - 90 min./session, four sessions/day
Space / technical requirements:

Classrooms with running water are helpful but not necessary


I will travel to the school or workshop location. Fee includes travel expense.

Fees / Ticketing:

$250 one day residency; $900 four-day residency (four sessions/day); $1000 five-day residency (four sessions/day) Essential materials are included in the fee. Teachers may supply glue sticks, color pencils, color markers, pencils, and newspaper.

For papermaking workshops, please call or email to negotiate the number of students, time frame, and fee.

I am fluent in German and would be happy to integrate German language activities into a residency.

I can teach students to make a simple artist book during one classroom session.  Teachers can integrate it into the curriculum after my visit.



NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.  SL.3.2Identify details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.  W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.    Middle School: SL.6.1 Engage in collaborative discussions. W.6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.  W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.    High School: SL.9-10.1 Communicate with others in group interactions.  W.9-10.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.  W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiencesor events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.     

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Arts Standards   3.V.2 Students apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. 3.V .2.1 Students create art through a process that includes generating ideas, planning solutions, and producing original art.  4.CX.2.2 Students apply skills and concepts learned in other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts, in the visual arts. 4.V.3 Students create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.   High School: A.V .3.1 Produce art by using a variety of tools and media appropriately, safely, and effectively. A.V .3.2 Produce art by using a variety of processes appropriately, safely, and effectively. A.V .2.3 Generate art based on a creative exploration of a concept.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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Jennifer Gorczyca
Elementary Art Teacher
Paw Creek Elementary School
1300 Cathey Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
Phone: 980-343-0003
Elaine Goar (Teacher)
Rosman Elementary School
167 Rosman School Road
Rosman NC 28772
Phone: (828) 862-4431

Tammy Hopkins
Executive Director
Transylvania Community Arts Council
PO Box 1229
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-2787

Cancellation Policy

I require a contract prior to residency.