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Saturday, April 28, 10:00-11:30am
Location: Burke Mountain Hotel
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.
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Tickets:$60 CSA members, $65 adults
Emily Dickinson once wrote, “I know it is poetry when it feels as if the top of my head has lifted off.” But how does the art of poetry harness the power of words to move us in such profound ways? What is it about your favorite poem that makes it speak to you? This April, celebrate National Poetry Month by joining poet Hannah Fries for a joyful exploration of what makes a poem leap off the page and into our hearts. We’ll spend part of the day looking at our own favorite poems and other examples, and part of the day using loose, fun exercises to jumpstart our own writing. Finally, we’ll conclude by sharing and workshopping our poems in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Bring a favorite poem, curiosity, and a love for words.
Instructor: Hannah Fries is the author of the poetry collection Little Terrarium (Hedgerow 2016) and the forthcoming Forest-Bathing Retreat (Storey 2018). She grew up in Bow, New Hampshire, went to Dartmouth College, and later got an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. From 2005 to 2014, she worked as an editor—including poetry editor—at Orion magazine. From 2014 to 2017, she worked as a project editor for Storey Publishing. Her poetry and prose have appeared in such places as American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, and Drunken Boat. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she was awarded a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She is currently a freelance editor.
Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, 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 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.
Saturday, May 5, 4:00 pm
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Tickets: $40.00 all seats
In addition to the performance, Joe will be offering a guitar workshop earlier in the day, which goes from 4:00 – 5:30. The workshop can be attended separately from the show, but if you attend both, you’ll save $5 and have the option to select and reserve your seat at the show.
Topics covered at the workshop include, but aren’t limited to:
- Left Hand Dexterity Building
- Right Hand Pick Techniques
- Bass & Melody Independence, and
- The Scales You Need to Know
Tuesdays, May 8 through 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Tickets:$30 CSA members, $32 adults per class
From artists to entrepreneurs this foundational class will help to advance your work. The class will address basic to more advanced elements from the Adobe Photoshop toolkit including layers, blending modes, image sizing, photo editing, color correction, selection methods, effects and more. Workshops will be tailored to fit the needs of participants through customized lessons. If you’ve been struggling with an application, wanting to explore more advanced tools or simply get a feel for the software this is the class for you! Sessions can be taken individually or as a series.
Instructor: Shaun Machia has been using Photoshop for so long that he remembers it taking a whole day to apply a single filter. Shaun has over two decades of graphic design experience complemented by a film degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, focusing on post production and visual effects. He currently operates his company, “SM Creative Services,” in Newbury, VT. He offers a wide range of graphic and technical skills for hire including Web design, Photography, Logo Design, Motion Design, 2D and 3D animation, Illustration and he also produces art and film for Rock Farmer Records.
Wednesday, May 9, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Tickets:$10 all seats
Celebrate the return of warmth with a WMSI workshop! In this engaging and inventive workshop participants will learn what it takes to design their own stop motion movies! Topics will include whiteboard animations, LEGO animations, and laser cut animations. Participants will be able to explore their passions, designing movies about Springtime, planets, squirrels, racing, Minecraft, and much more!
Location: Catamount Outback Artspace
Northern Vermont Songwriters is a new organization for songwriters to share knowledge and maximize creativity. Membership and meetings are free. We meet at 6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the wooden octagonal building behind Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Songwriters from Vermont, New Hampshire and anywhere else are invited to attend, and all genres of music are welcome. Songwriters may bring a song to share. The song may be performed live for the group, or a recording may be played (an iPhone dock will be available). Songwriters are encouraged to bring 6 copies of lyrics to share with the group. They may also bring lyrics only, or choose to simply listen and comment on the songs of others. Members might be invited to participate in public performances, including a Songwriter Round at Catamount Arts and at First Night. Another exciting benefit is occasional workshops hosted by music industry professionals, designed to help songwriters improve their craft. Please join us for our next meeting. Any questions should be sent to email@example.com; or phone: (802) 467-9859.
Location: Harvey's Lake
Instructor: the Legendary Steve Dolgin
Featuring Don Wallace and Lucas Robillard and special guests!
(Scholarship information available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beginner through Advanced
Ages 4 - 17, Parents welcome!
Class size is limited to 15 students per session.
Monday, July 9th *slightly longer class times on Monday for orientation
Class I: 8:30am - 10:45am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:30pm
Class III: 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Tuesday, July 10th
Wednesday, July 11th
Class I: 8:30am - 10:30am
Class II: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Class III: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Expect surprises and a special guest.
All proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts