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MURAL CAMP (grades 6-8)
MURAL CAMP (grades 6-8)

Monday-Friday, August 16-20, 1-4 pm

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

Instructor: Tara Goreau

Help design and create a mural this summer and gain an introduction to large-scale art in public places from artist Tara Goreau, a Northeast Kingdom native who has created many murals, including the mural at the Kiwanis pool in St. Johnsbury. Join Tara to create a vibrant piece of public art for our town to enjoy for many seasons!

Please bring a snack and lots of water, and sunscreen, as we will be working outside much of the time. Should we need to work inside due to rain, we request that unvaccinated students wear masks. Tara will be bringing her very mellow dog, Vilo, to the mural site each day.

Class fee: $115. Catamount Arts is committed to offering quality arts activities for children, regardless of ability to pay. Please call 802-748-2600 ext 109 and speak to Anne to inquire about scholarship availability or working out a payment plan.

Space is limited. Please purchase a using the BUY TICKETS button AND complete an enrollment form HERE in order to secure your spot(s). The deadline for registration is August 13 at 5pm.

Tara Goreau is a large-scale painter dedicated to enriching localities with public participation in community art. Since she was in high school at St. Johnsbury Academy, Tara has painted many murals around her home state of Vermont aimed at celebrating nature and agriculture, understanding cultural histories and social justice issues, local food systems, and surrealist alternative realities. Her hope is that by helping communities create public art, the population will feel empowered to change their worlds for the better. She believes that art can be a refuge from reality for those that need escapism, a reminder of the past for those who could benefit from reminders, and also a vision board for a hopeful future. Ultimately, the work that goes into public art creates a sense of ownership of our public spaces and helps people understand their own efficacy in impacting their communities for the better. She has recently returned to live in the NEK after several years in the Burlington area, and is glad to be home.

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