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MEET THE CREATORS
Born and raised in the Finger Lakes, Sam Castner has been designing and building sculptural landmarks throughout the region for over 20 years with his company Ironvine Studios. Alongside his studio practice, he has experience teaching at Hobart and William Smith College, and has led numerous design and craft workshops for grades K-12 and beyond.
Lindsey Dean is Sam's right-hand and co-creator of IDEA. She earned a B.F.A. in Metals at SUNY New Paltz where she began to explore the design and craft of sculpture. She served as the Wood Studio Teacher's Assistant at Peter’s Valley School of Craft in NJ, and has led her own various, hands-on workshops in New York City.
As a team, Sam and Lindsey have been exploring new ideas to bring hands-on, art-integrated learning to public schools.
IDEA Collective is supported by the Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts, ELEVATE Youth, and the Yates Community Center.
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