South Pomfret, Vermont
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Mixing It Up!

In an open studio-style format, students will have a chance to create original artwork and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques.

Mixed media can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, papier mache, beading/jewelry making and recycled art. Projects can be independent or collaborative, small or large scale, easily finished in a day or completed over the course of the class. Student initiative will be the primary driving force behind what happens in this open-ended class.

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.