South Pomfret, Vermont
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It's a P-P-Pattern Party!

Let's explore as many patterns as we can find in the world around us and create some of our own.

Let's explore as many patterns as we can find in the world around us and create some of our own. Which patterns appear naturally? Which patterns are artificial (made by humans)? What's radial symmetry? What's a tessellation? How does geometry connect to art? We'll look at organic spirals, leaves, waves, stripes, meanders, and webs in nature and then connect them to artificial designs. Projects will incorporate paint, paper, pastels, plaster and printmaking. Come prepared to play with plenty of patterns!

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.

IMPORTANT: The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our #1 priority. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, it becomes necessary for Artistree to close its doors this fall, any in-progress classes will move to an online format. Our instructors and patrons will keep in mind that a transition to virtual learning is a possibility. Artistree will issue no refunds or credits for classes that cannot continue to run in person and must move to a virtual platform.