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Highland Drumming for Beginners

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts & Catamount Arts

Thursdays, January 11 through March 1, 6-7pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Cost: $15 per class
Take all 8 classes and save: $100 for 8 classes (save $20)
Call the box office to sign up for the whole series. Phone 802-757-5559

***Checks should be made out to Catamount Arts with VICA written in the memo line.

Age: 9 and up. Adults welcome.

After purchsing your tickets, please register here.

Materials needed: Practice drum pad & drum sticks. Contact instructor with questions regarding materials.

Learn the basics of Highland Snare Drumming

Highland Drumming is considered a “advanced percussion performance style” It is significantly different than other forms of drumming. The drum corps does not just keep the beat or rhythm for the other musicians to follow but it is the only source of dynamics in a Highland Pipe band. It is considered one of the more difficult marching percussion styles to successfully perform. With a focus on technique and precision, learning this style of drumming will improve your overall performance.

Instructor: Brian Horbal scotsdrummer@gmail.com

Brian, an award winning percussionist and Lead Snare for the Catamount Pipe Band, has been drumming for over 25 years. The Catamount Pipe Band currently holds the Championship title in the Northeast and will return to Scotland in August 2018 to compete for the fourth time at the World Pipe Band Championships. Brian has competed all throughout the Northeast with CPB, and has played onstage with Natalie MacMaster, The Chieftains, The Red Hot Chili Pipers, and Prydein.

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

1/25/2018 To 3/1/2018
Highland Piping for Beginners

Presented by Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts & Catamount Arts

Fridays, January 5 through February 23, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Cost: $15 per class
Take all 8 classes and save: $100 for 8 classes (save $20)
Call the box office to sign up for the entire series. Phone: 802-757-5559

***Checks should be made out to Catamount Arts with VICA written in the memo line.

Age: 12 and up. Adults welcome.

After purchsing your tickets, please register here.

Materials needed: Practice chanter. Contact instructor with questions regarding ordering or borrowing materials.

Learn the basics of Highland piping.

Instructors: Iain MacHarg, Founder of Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts
Jonathan Besett, Piping Instructor & Outreach for Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts

For information contact: Molly Stone, VICA Program Manager @ mstone@kcppresents.org

The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts actively preserves and promotes Celtic culture, language, art, dance, and music by offering instruction in traditional Celtic disciplines, preserving significant material, and strengthening the prominence of Celtic culture within our society. The school is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.

It is our goal to promote Celtic culture in Vermont through the arts: Pipes, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Highland Dance, Irish and Cape Breton Step Dancing, Highland Drumming, and Gaelic Song.

Our instructors have, collectively, over 45 years of teaching experience with solo players and pipe bands. They have traveled throughout North America and Scotland as competitors, teachers, and workshop leaders. VICA director, Iain MacHarg, holds a Masters in education, a Senior certificate, and the Teaching certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland.

1/26/2018 To 2/23/2018
Drawing Discoveries (Ages 9 and up)

Fridays, February 2-23 (snow make-up day: March 9), 4-5pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Explore grown up materials with guided lessons focused on a variety of materials and subjects. Have a blast learning to use conte crayons, charcoal, graphite sticks, drawing pencils and pastels. Learn techniques used by master drawers such as Michaelangelo, Dürer, and Da Vinci. Please join us in this seriously fun class!

Class fee: $50. Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities for children, regardless of ability to pay. Please call 802-748-2600 ext 108 and speak to Anne to inquire about scholarship availability or working out a payment plan.
After purchasing a “ticket” for the class, please complete the enrollment form HERE.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years in schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman, and Lunenburg Schools, and is the founder and producer of her own line of crocheted hats called Heidi’s Hats.

2/2/2018 4:00 PM
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists, Part I

Saturday, February 3, 9:30am-12:00pm

Location:
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts in social emotional learning. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to boost engagement of the students with whom they work. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and informal networking. Training begins at 10:00 am.

2/3/2018 9:30 AM
Improv Comedy Basics with Justin Lander

Wednesdays, February 7 through March 21, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:
Peformance Studio
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Class fee: $60

Improvisation is not just for actors, it’s a basic life skill that is rarely taught. Justin Lander (Modern Times Theatre, Vermont Vaudeville) teaches this amazing youth workshop that focuses on foundation improvisation techniques, the basics of storytelling, character development, and physicality for the stage.

The class is limited to 20 students and will run for 6 weeks on Wednesdays starting February 7th with a one-time registration fee of $60. The class is open to youth ages 12-18.

After purchasing your "ticket," please complete the registration form found HERE.

2/7/2018 3:30 PM
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED BEGINNERS (Adults and high school students)

Wednesdays, February 7-21, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

This is a foundation class in the art of crochet. Learn posture, yarn quality discernment, different stitches, combining stitches, and making simple pattern combinations. Walk in as a beginner (or someone whose crochet skills are rusty) and come out with confidence and skill to create your own projects.

Class fee: $65 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students). There is also a materials fee of $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. Bring your own crochet hook (size 6.5mm/K) or use one of ours. Class size is limited to 8 students. High school students – please complete an enrollment form HERE.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years for schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman, and Lunenburg Schools and is the founder and producer of her own line of hats called Heidi’s Hats.

2/7/2018 5:30 PM
All-in-One Valentines!

FREE Workshop for Families

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:30-11:30AM

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

All ages (children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Instructor: Sharon Biddle

Cut a big heart in bright paper, and make a heart envelope that can go through the mail. This is a truly easy project. With available supplies, you can create an inner card to tuck into the envelope. Mailing seals to secure your envelope will be provided (but not stamps). Or simply make your heart envelope containing a Valentine wish to hand to a friend.

Registration requested, so that we can make sure to have enough materials. Drop-ins also welcome (children who are unaccompanied by adults MUST be registered). You may register HERE.

2/10/2018 9:30 AM
February Vacation Week Classes: Painting

Tuesday, February 27
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Students will use charcoal and watercolor paints.
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Using charcoal and acrylics, student will create still life improvisational paintings.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

Heidi Lyons has taught arts for nearly 20 years in schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman, and Lunenburg Schools and is the founder and producer of her own line of crocheted hats called Heidi’s Hats.

2/27/2018
February Vacation Week Classes: Drawing

Wednesday, February 28
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Scribble drawings and more!
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Create still life drawings enhanced with ink and watercolors.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

Heidi Lyons has taught arts for nearly 20 years in schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman, and Lunenburg Schools and is the founder and producer of her own line of crocheted hats called Heidi’s Hats.

2/28/2018
February Vacation Week Classes: Printmaking/Mixed Media

Thursday, March 1
10am-noon (ages 5-8): Explore monotype printing with a variety of materials.
1-3pm (ages 9 and up): Students will make gel prints and other monotype prints.

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Class fees: $12 per class (10% off if you register for 3 or more classes). Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities to all children, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact Anne at 802-748-2600, ext. 108 if you would like to receive a scholarship.

Heidi Lyons has taught arts for nearly 20 years in schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman, and Lunenburg Schools and is the founder and producer of her own line of crocheted hats called Heidi’s Hats.

3/1/2018
Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Artists

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:00 pm

Location:
River Arts
74 Pleasant St.
Morrisville, VT

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts and methods in Universal Design for Learning. Teaching artists will learn new content material and apply that content to their own practice. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments and networking. Training begins at 6:00 pm.

3/7/2018 5:30 PM
CREATIVE CHARACTERS: A SOCK PERSON BUILDING EXPERIENCE (Adults and high school students)

Wednesdays, March 14-28, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Instructor: Heidi Lyons

Why should kids have all the fun?? Using various soft materials, create a hand-made original sock caricature of yourself, a family member, a sweetheart, or any other special person in your life. Learn easy, old-fashioned hand sewing techniques to embellish your character, and experience the joy of creating a unique version of someone special to you. Come expecting to laugh and have lots of fun!

Class fee: $65 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members and high school students) There is also a materials fee of $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. If you have a sock you’d like to use, please bring it.

Heidi Lyons has taught art for nearly 20 years for schools and community organizations. A mixed media painter and fiber artist, she currently teaches art at Peacham, Gilman and Lunenburg Schools and is the founder and producer of her own line of hats called Heidi’s Hats.

3/14/2018 5:30 PM
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists, Part II

Monday, April 16, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:
Wonder Arts
165 Wilson Ave.
Greensboro, VT

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and social emotional learning. We will dive into the conflict cycle, the effects of stress and trauma on learning, and techniques teaching artists can use to engage reluctant learners. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to support each student they work with. Join us for refreshments and networking at 5:30. Training begins at 6:00pm.

4/16/2018 5:30 PM
YOUTH VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Ages 5-7)

Saturday, April 28, 10:00-11:30am

Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

Instructor: Robin Kristoff

Catamount Arts and the School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA) invite young storytellers ages 5-7 to create a group film! This free workshop, to run alongside the 48-Hour Film Slam competition for older students, will introduce children to visual storytelling. Each child will help create a story, think of how to tell their story in pictures, and illustrate one section of the story they tell. The narrations and illustrations will be converted into one group film, which will be screened Sunday evening, April 29, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall during the Tap Into Film: 48-Hour Student Film Slam premiere.

FREE. Class is limited to 6 students. Please complete your registration by filling out the enrollment form HERE.

Robin Kristoff grew up in Barnet, VT and returned to her hometown after completing her M.A. at Emerson College. She is an Assistant Director of the School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA), and recently published her first novel for young adults, Star Thief.

4/28/2018 10:00 AM
Arts Integration for Teaching Artists

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Location:
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region training series of professional development workshops taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner is designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning (UDL). All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.

This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops. Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, click on “Buy Tickets” for each workshop. All are free.

For more information about workshop content, call VSA Vermont at 802-871-5002.

In this workshop, teaching artists will explore concepts, benefits, and technique of arts integration. Teaching artists will come away with increased understanding of how to create an arts-integrated lesson or unit plan. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and networking. Workshop begins at 10:00 am.

5/5/2018 9:30 AM
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