Education and Events


In conjunction with Hopewell NJ’s Bear Tavern Elementary School’s 1st annual STEAM Fair, The Seward Johnson Atelier has invited Bear Tavern Elementary students to collaborate with them on an aluminum pour during International Sculpture Day or IS Day, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
On Saturday, the world will join in celebration of sculpture during the 4th annual International Sculpture Day, or IS Day.  Artists, organizations and institutions worldwide are expected to celebrate the day with open studios, the unveiling of public sculptures, sculpture scavenger hunts, pop up exhibitions, demonstrations, metal pours, and more. The Seward Johnson Atelier (TSJA), Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) and the International Sculpture Center (ISC) are partnering on programing for International Sculpture Day in Hamilton New Jersey.
Selected students from Bear Tavern Elementary have been asked to create a scratch mold design in school with their teachers and to come witness the aluminum pour at The Seward Johnson Atelier. The student artists and their guests will experience the physics and artistry of the sculpture casting process as they see the hollow impression of their sand molds filled with liquid molten aluminum. The molten metal quickly solidifies into the final form of the design they’ve created. Finally, the patina process, which is the coloration of a metal surface by chemical reaction, will be demonstrated on each student’s unique piece of art before they take it home.
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Tours and demonstrations are available on a limited bases. We are always actively modeling, enlarging, mold and pattern making, metal working, and finishing surfaces with both paint and patina. The staff also perform comprehensive sculpture conservation, restoration, and installation services. Tours generally last 60 minutes and are available with group reservations. Contact info@sewardjohnsonatelier.orgfor information and to make your reservations.

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The Seward Johnson Atelier is dedicated to providing education and training in the art of casting, painting, and finishing services for sculpture. Additionally, our mission includes educating the public about public art through the example of the artwork of Seward Johnson, with an emphasis on understanding Mr. Johnson’s inspiration and career.

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Teacher Professional Development Days begin with a tour of The Seward Johnson Atelier.  Your group will be lead through the facilities where we will discuss each stage of production for creating a Seward Johnson’ sculpture. Following the tour, there will be either a workshop or demonstration featuring techniques used in the creation of Seward Johnson’s work. Your group will continue their visit at the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery, where the group will discuss the finished works of Seward Johnson and their impact on our community. You end the day exploring the beautiful Grounds For Sculpture 42 acre property at your own leisure.


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A small number of unpaid and paid internships are available. Internships are highly competitive. We will make every effort to match potential interns with the limited internships available.

Collections Management Internship


Collections Management

Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis.

Description The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, database management, and special projects.  Internships for college students and others are available. For more information about how to apply for internships and fellowships with the foundation’s administrative offices or in the studio, please contact

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