On July 1, 2020

So. Vermont Arts Center offers summer programming

MANCHESTER—This summer, Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer online and in-person programs for children and adults. They welcome the community to join award-winning artists – circus ringmaster, portrait sculptor, plein-air painter, novelist and more – who will offer classes, workshops and camps. Below is a list of current offerings. More programs will be added over the course of the summer including outdoor aerial yoga for adults and outdoor drawing classes for kids. For details and a full listing of programs, please visit SVAC.org.

All programs will follow state recommendations for managing Covid-19 risk. Limited scholarships are available for all youth programs and for teens attending adult programs. Please contact Erin at 802-367-1306.

Online for youth

7/6 – 7/31
Imagination Animation with Lynne DeBeer
One-on-one lesson series, scheduled individually. Five meetings, 1.5 hours each. Ages 9 – 14.

7/7- 7/28
Drawing our Planet with Susan Weiss
Essentials of drawing, topics from science and nature. Four Tuesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 – 18.

7/27 – 7/31
Adventures in Mixed Media with Susan White
Explore drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. M – F, 10 – noon Ages 7 – 12.

In-person for youth

Please note: lunch is available for any camper during the Covid-19 pandemic, regardless of family circumstance, thanks to a partnership with Manchester’s Community Food Cupboard.

7/13 – 7/17
Camp!  Nature Photography, Session I with Kristen Bowen
Cell phones become tools to engage with nature and share perspectives. M-F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 9 – 14.

7/27 – 7/31
Camp! Nature Photography, Session II with Kristen Bowen
Cell phones become tools to engage with nature and share perspectives. M-F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 9 – 14.

8/17 – 8/21
Camp! Circus: Wunderle’s Big Top Adventure with Troy Wunderle
Circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. M-F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 5 – 18.

Online for ages 15-adult

6/25, 7/9, 7/16
Mixed Media: Anything and Everything with Susan Weiss
Enrollment by permission of the instructor. Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

6/27 – 7/25
A Unique Perspective: Painting in Your Own Style with Chalice Mitchell
Individual creative expression in painting – concepts and techniques. Group meetings on three Saturdays; additional one-on-one sessions.

Paint & Sip with Anharad Llewelyn
July’s inspiration painting is a beach scene! Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m.

8/1 – 8/2
The Four Gentlemen: Introduction to Ink Painting with Chalice Mitchell
Learn the basics of traditional ink painting in four sessions – Saturday 10 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m. // Sunday 10 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

8/4 – 8/11
Springboard DSLR Camera Workshop with Maria French
Learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential! Two Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday morning between them 10 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE – Reading Strong Female Artists: A Memoir Discussion Group with Megan Mayhew Bergman
Gather virtually around books by Francois Gilot, Sally Mann and Jesmyn Ward. Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

In-person for adults

8/14 – 8/16
Sculpting the Figure and Portrait in Clay with George Paxton
Work from a live model. Hone gesture, anatomy and proportion, for artistic expression. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Students under age 18 require parent/guardian permission.

8/22 – 8/23
Finding the Magic: Painting in the Splendor of Vermont with Cynthia Rosen
Explore August’s limitless color and light. Studio and plein-air. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Age 17 +, or by permission of the instructor.

8/28 – 8/30
Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont’s Summer Bounty with Ned Reade
Go from thumbnail sketch to vibrant painting. A new still life on each of the workshop’s three days. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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