Life in the Black Locust Grove
Join us for nature-based art activities and games in the quiet shade of the black locust grove on the ArtisTree property. In our comfortable space we’ll make art, play, and snack, all the while learning about the amazing uses for the black locust tree, why some consider it invasive, how to manage it, and which creatures appreciate the environment of the grove. Some outdoor activities will be weather dependent.
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.