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2022 Winter/Spring
Youth Education Classes

2022 Youth Art Afterschool Classes offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for K-8th grade. From our new Ceramic Studio to drawing, painting, printmaking, and our Glass Studio, students will enjoy a wide variety of art disciplines this fall, gaining skills and art literacy through their explorations of new materials and processes. Register today to be a part of the fun!

Sliding Scale Fee Model for 2022 Classes

We are offering a variety of participation levels and additional scholarships, helping families make art a priority during this challenging year.

Refund Policy

Session 1: September-October

Mondays
5/2-6/6

3-5pm

5 Sessions
(no class 5/30)

Tuesdays
5/3-6/7

3-5pm

6 Sessions
 

Wednesdays
5/11-6/8

3-5pm

5 Sessions
 

Thursdays
5/5-6/9

3-5pm

6 Sessions
 

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Instructor Bios:
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.  
Megan Bisbee, BFA, MA is an artist, teacher, and depth-oriented psychotherapist whose work focuses on creativity as a psychological process and psychological processes as creative. Under the umbrella of The Art of Self-Knowing, all of Megan's work blends more than two decades of teaching and and practicing art, yoga and meditation, professional training as a yoga instructor and as a depth-oriented psychotherapist, and a lifetime of fusing art-making with introspection. Whether teaching workshops, painting in her studio, writing, building tiny houses on buses or for chickens, or sitting in the psychotherapist's chair, she keeps an inner ear to the undercurrents of the unconscious and the deeper callings of the soul. 
Natalie Carr is an Artist, Creator, and Teacher who finds joy in the process of making art. She finds happiness in all mediums, from paint, to clay, to fiber arts and more, anything and everything can become a medium in which one can express, explore, play, and create. Natalie graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art with a bachelors in Art Education and Illustration and has since traveled, taught, and created art all over the united states. She has recently returned to the East Coast, calling Morrisville VT home, and she is excited to continue sharing her passion and love for creating art with other artists of all ages. 

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.

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon recently moved to Vermont and creates commissioned and gallery furniture pieces, as well as small production work. She earned her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina State University where she taught design and wood design classes. Stephanie spent 12 years working at an independent school in Washington D.C. teaching and creating art, woodworking, and ceramic curricula for all ages.

Jarrett Dury-Agri is an artist and longtime student of language and literature who has taught many different ages to make and appreciate art. He has worked in youth art education at home and abroad in Germany, with a concentration in handbuilt ceramics. Jarrett is excited to share his passion for creativity and critique, and for his classes to be inspired by the natural beauty of Vermont.

Megan Karcher, is a Rhode Island native who has been immersed in the arts since she was a young child and loves to share her passion for art and the outdoors with others. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in printmaking, and later went on to attain a Masters in Elementary Education from Antioch New England University. Since then, she has continued to explore her interests in both painting and printmaking, using the natural Vermont landscape as inspiration to create brightly colored scenes and depictions of animals. Her work is both energetic and whimsical, bringing a sense of joy to those who view it. Megan loves teaching and sharing her story and knowledge with kids and adults, creating a safe, inviting space for them to explore their own creative ideas. 

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.

Rachel Lemay  is an art and dance teacher based in Johnson, VT. Rachel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Dance Education from NVU-Johnson in 2019, studying both art and dance as well as how to teach to students of all levels and abilities. One Rachel's passions is to reach every student in her classroom and make sure that all have access to personal creative expression and the arts. Most recently, Rachel was a Long Term Substitute Art Teacher at Hyde Park Elementary School, teaching throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel enjoys being outside, being active, and of course, making art! Rachel is excited to be joining The Current with teaching after school art classes this fall!

Renee Mitchell joined The Current in 2021. She is a creator and teacher of art who enjoys sharing her love for the natural world through mixed media. For over twenty years she has taught classes in collage,
painting, glass fusing and fiber arts to mixed age groups of various skill levels. Hailing most recently from Massachusetts where she earned her Masters of Education in Arts & Learning from Endicott College,
Renée is excited to bring her unique skills and passion to her new Vermont hometown of Stowe.

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