Wednesdays, July 5 - August 9th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Come learn the basic steps of Scottish Highland Dance with St. Johnsbury native, Mariah Rust. By the end of the series you will be able to dance the Scottish Highland Fling. Mariah began Scottish Highland dancing with the Heather Morris School of Dance when she was seven years old. She has now been dancing for 11 years and is a registered teacher with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD).
Presented by Catamount Arts & the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts
Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 8:30-11:30am
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 8:30-11:30am
Location: St. Johnsbury School
Instructors: Jason Bergman and Lynn Murphy
EPIC Music, a new community music program inspired by the worldwide El Sistema program, will kick off this summer with a two week summer sampler. Students entering grades 1-5 will learn the fundamentals of playing violin in an ensemble. Students with some string experience as well as students with no musical experience at all are welcome to participate. EPIC Music Camp is free, and all instruction, instruments, snacks and lunch are provided free of charge.
EPIC Music Camp is FULL; however, we are taking names for a waiting list. Please complete an enrollment form and we will contact you if a space opens up. Registration Form.
For more information on EPIC Music and El Sistema, go HERE.
Barnet resident Jason Bergman is a musician and educator. He is director of the St. Johnsbury Academy string program and an adjunct professor at Lyndon State College conducting the NEK Community Orchestra. His teachers include: Olga Bloom, Sharon Yamada and his four violinist sisters. As a fiddler and vocalist he has performed worldwide and is a member of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra. He enjoys a thriving teaching studio at his home, assisted by his cat Socrates.
Lynn Murphy, violin and viola, has taught and played professionally in the Central Pennsylvania area for over 20 years, and served for many years on the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Association. Students and parents enrolling in her private teaching studio joined a collaborative learning community that included weekly group classes, parent and student workshops, and frequent forays into the community to perform recitals. Now a full-time School Psychologist, she continues to freelance throughout the region, and to perform with the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra.
(For adults and older high school students)
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 10am-1pm and Saturday, July 22, all day
Catamount Arts Center Gallery
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Instructor: Julia Talcott
Be a part of an Art Happening: not for the timid! This class will take you through the concept, creation, and printing of a black and white large print. For five mornings, we will work with paintbrushes, woodcut tools, power tools and more to create an image on an oversize piece of wood or linoleum. The class will culminate with a day-long steamroller printing event, during which we will print our efforts.
Class fee: $180 for Catamount Arts members; $230 for non-members (includes a year-long membership in Catamount Arts).
Julia Talcott is a printmaker, illustrator, and teacher. Educated at Williams College and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently maintains a studio and teaches relief printmaking techniques at arts centers in the Boston area. Award-winning illustrator, creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she is a member of the Boston Printmakers, as well as the Bromfield Gallery. Her work is in private, museum and corporate collections, including the MFA Boston. She is a regular teacher and coordinator of Big Print, a steamroller printing event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. She recently received an Honorable Mention in the Arts Connect Juried Exhibition at Catamount Arts.
Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, 9am-noon
Location: Catamount Outback Artspace
Early Bird registration: $85 per student by July 7
Camp fee after July 7: $95.
Registration deadline: August 15.
This camp always sells out, so register early! Claymation Camp is limited to 9 students.
Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.
After paying the class fee, please register here: http://www.catamountarts.org/education/enrollment
Instructor: Meredith Holch
Learn how to use a video camera to shoot animation one frame at a time. Campers will write original scripts, sculpt their own characters, and create soundtracks with music, narration, dialogue and live sound effects. No previous experience is required. Non-violent, gender-neutral themes will be explored.
Meredith Holch is an award-winning Vermont filmmaker and teaching artist whose work has been broadcast on PBS and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC, and at international film festivals, art galleries, and community spaces. She has taught filmmaking and animation to children and adults for over a decade.