Pam Golden - Clay sculpting art workshops for schools - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Pam Golden

Type: Workshop, Residency
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: K - 12

Pam Golden is a dynamic artist and educator. Her interactive site-specific installations have been exhibited nationally at First Night Boston, the Fuller Art Museum (Brocton, MA), the Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA), and the ARTSPLOSURE Arts Festival (Raleigh, NC). Her Birch Women sculptures are permanently installed on the grounds of Wiawaka Center for Women, in Lake George, NY. Pam's clay Friendship Tree sculptures and murals grace many schools, libraries, and community centers and offer participants the opportunity to participate in a collaborative art project.

Pam was the Art Director at TMCS/ Inly School for twenty-five years. She is currently a K-4 elementary art teacher at the South Shore Charter Public School, in Norwell, MA. Her sculptures are included in two books on art and healing: ART.RAGE.US - The Art and Writings of Women with Breast Cancer (Chronicle Books) and Art and Healing - Using Expressive Art to Heal Your Body, Mind, and Spirit (Three Rivers Press). Pam also created clay figures to illustrate Victorian Cat Tales, Books 1 & 2.

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (FMF) Teacher Program, 2004
The Japan FMF Teacher Program selected Pam Golden from a national pool of over 2,000 applicants to travel to Japan and visit schools in Yamatokoriyama, Nara, Japan in November for three weeks. This program allows distinguished primary and secondary school educators in the US to travel to Japan for 3 weeks in an effort to promote greater intercultural understanding between the two nations. 

International Sculpture Center Outstanding Art Teacher Award, 2001
Awarded for a sculpture lesson called “My Face-in-the-Box: Life-Mask Assemblage Sculptures” for 7th and 8th Graders.

Gallery Artist, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA 1990 to present

Women's Lodge
 A group of women artists whose ceremonial work is inspired by the natural world and the work of archeologist and author, Marija Gimbutas and her book, The Language of the Goddess.

Pam received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1976 from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and an M.A.T. in 1977 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

Programs Offered

Teaching artist Pam Golden offers clay workshops for schools