Young At Art!
We’ve changed up our class format to keep you and your little ones safer during COVID-19. Join this 5-week class designed for little hands where the focus is on exploration, fun, and creating a complete artsy mess—away from home! Playing with paint, glue, collage materials, and lots of offbeat art supplies (even food!) puts kids in the driver’s seat and helps them develop creative confidence as well as important developmental skills. Caregivers are welcome to attend as per their child’s needs.
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.
Kathleen Dolan has an LCMHC from the State of Vermont, an MA in Art Therapy, and an MA in Fine Arts. She has worked with children for over 30 years as a care provider, counselor and in association with visual arts and music. Kathleen is a registered Music Together teacher, a research-based early childhood development program that provides the foundation for music education to infants through kindergarten-aged children. Along with several other therapists Kathleen has a counseling practice for children and adults near ArtisTree. She remains a part-time arts instructor for children and adults and continues to raise her two now teenaged children.
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.