South Pomfret, Vermont
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Draw, Doodle, Scribble, Shade, Sketch!

Does a "good" drawing have to be realistic?

Does a "good" drawing have to be realistic? Are there techniques that might encourage you to draw outside of your comfort zone? How would you like to improve your drawing skills? We'll investigate each of these questions with drawing games, open-ended drawing prompts, outdoor and indoor subjects, a variety of drawing materials and a couple visits from local artists. Be prepared to "draw on" your best observational skills and your inner creativity.

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.