Adult/Teen Education Classes
This is an exciting fall for The Current Adult and Teen Art Programming. We are opening the Ceramic Studio, Glass Studio and Printmaking Classroom for adult learning this fall with a wide variety of opportunities for all levels of artistry.
Survey new mediums in a sampler class or dive deep into an art concentration.
Coming Soon: Open Studio opportunities in the Ceramics Studio!
Sliding Scale Fee Model for 2021 Classes
We are offering a variety of participation levels and additional scholarships, helping families make art a priority during this challenging year.
Maddy Bertrand-Gerndt has been a part of clay studios since she was 8 years old, beginning in Duxbury, MA. with Linda Capone studios, fascinated by the wheel. She continued her clay journey with Steve Branfman at Thayer Academy, at Skidmore College with Regis Brodie and Toshiko Takaezu, where she earned a BS in Studio Art. She has lived in Spain, Seattle, WA, St. John, travelled to many tropical islands, sailed close to home and once off-shore, taught art K-8 at The Antilles School in St Thomas, ran her own business as a clay artist on Vashon, WA., developing a wholesale line as well as thrown fine art pieces. She was a member of The Vashon Potter's Tour, taught for the Vashon Allied Arts, and currently have a seasonal space in Morrisville, VT as was a past a member of the Vermont Studio Tour, long term art sub at Thatcher Brook, as well as teaching and gallery space at the Old Moscow Road Pottery. Business continued for Maddy as General Manager of Harvest Market in Stowe for over 24 years, after returning to the East coast to be closer to family. Painting on clay is her passion, altering wheel thrown pieces. She looks forward to getting back to the clay studio, creating with young minds to spark a new generation of clay artists.
Jackie Bishop strives to give students the knowledge and skills they need to take their fused glass artwork to the next level, creating colorful and beautiful work they are proud of! Introducing other artists to this exciting medium is especially inspiring, and she loves to see what people create. Jackie started playing with fused glass in 2014 and has been hooked ever since! She enjoys creating functional dish-ware and home decor out of her Winooski studio space, which she sells at local farmer's markets throughout the year. You can find her artwork online at www.jackiebishop.com.
Emily Delano is an artist based in central Vermont. Growing up in a family of artists and craftsman, Emily developed a strong hunger for creativity and a passion for creating things with her hands. Emily has experience working in many different mediums, ceramics, jewelry and woodworking to name a few, but her true passion remains deeply rooted in stained glass. Having worked in stained glass for over ten years, Emily finds great happiness teaching and mentoring students off all ages and abilities out of her studio in Barre Vermont.
Chiara Keeling (she/they) has been an exhibiting artist for over 10 years. She has shown with EXILE, Berlin, Germany; SpringBreak, Bible and Field Projects, in New York City, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA; H18 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium; The Institute for American Art, Portland, ME; Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL TranzModern and Current Space, Baltimore, MD. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney's Special Collection and The Chicago Institute of Art's Joan Flasch Artists' Book Library. Keeling studied art and theory at the Glasgow School of Art, American University in Rome, Towson University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2015. She has been on faculty at SAIC and an instructor at University of Pennsylvania and has advised LowRes MFA students at Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. Keeling lives and has her studio in Johnson, VT.
Craig Mooney was born and raised in the heart of midtown Manhattan (NY), and his roots in art go back to his youth. His father, an amateur artist, taught him how to create oil paintings from discarded art supplies found on city streets. To him, the streets of New York were an endless source of inspiration at an early age. After a brief career in the film industry, Craig moved out of New York in the mid-nineties to rural Vermont. The open and bucolic settings of the countryside allowed him new sources of inspiration. Though a representational painter, Craig incorporates a myriad of abstract qualities throughout his paintings. In his figurative work, he romanticizes his subjects and presents them in an atmospheric lens that is best described as dreamlike, as if capturing a moment suspended in time.
Robert J. O'Brien, AWS, NWS is a signature Member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies as well as several others. He is is a full-time award-winning artist and instructor. He recently won Best in Show at the New England Watercolor Society's Regional Juried Exhibition in Plymouth MA and at the 2nd Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition in Waitsfield, VT. Robert is the Director of Exhibitions for the Vermont Watercolor Society and the Scholarship Chair for the American Watercolor Society. He lives and paints in Weathersfield, Vermont and teaches many workshops throughout the United States and abroad. www.robertjobrien.com