Community Field Trip: Perennial Pleasures Nursery
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Community Field Trip: Perennial Pleasures Nursery

Please join WonderArts for a charming, all-ages trip to Perennial Pleasures Nursery!

This trip will include a tour of the gardens, and afternoon tea time at the nursery.

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by June 19th. 

Questions? Or to register, please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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3rd Annual Color the Kingdom Run!
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Color the Kingdom Run!

WonderArts is thrilled to announce our 3rd Annual Color the Kingdom 5K Color Run, July 1st!

The run will begin at 2 pm (walkers at 2:05) on Craftsbury Common. The run takes you on a beautiful loop which overlooks the Lowell Mountains and Hosmer Lake. Participants start on the Common and proceed to kilometer checkpoints where they will be cheered by volunteers and showered in different colored powder. By the end of the course runners will be covered in all colors imaginable!

The Registration and sign-in table will begin at 1:00 pm.

Pre-registration is $15 for adults, day-of registration is $20
Children over 5 are always $5 (free for children under five).

The registration fee includes water snacks, fun sunglasses, trucker hat, or bandanna, and entry into a Raffle! 

Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Willey's Store, Craftsbury General Store, and more!

Participation in the Color the Kingdom event directly supports WonderArts and our work to provide high quality arts experiences and community connection in the NEK.

Color powder is allergy safe, washes from skin easily and is 100% biodegradable. Wearing inexpensive white clothing is recommended, color can stain fabric.

This event is supported in part by Concept II

 

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Greenspace Work Day!
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Greenspace Work Day!

Many hands make light work so roll up your sleeves and help the Community Greenspace get the community outdoor kitchen started! Stop by to help us prepare the outdoor kitchen, plant some berry bushes, and enjoy some lemonade and snacks.

We are also looking for native plant donations for our edible forest! 

If you have questions about the Greenspace or the workday please call 802-533-9370 or email carol@wonderartsvt.org

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Community Field Trip: Bread and Puppet Museum
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Community Field Trip: Bread and Puppet Museum

Please join WonderArts for a fascinating, all-ages trip to the Bread and Puppet Museum!

This trip will include a tour of the museum, and an art talk. Please note: this tour includes walking up and down stairs and across uneven ground and floors. 

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by July 17th. 

Questions? Or to register, please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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Sip & Share: Mozzarella Cheese!
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sip & Share: Mozzarella Cheese!

Sip & Skill Share: Mozzarella with Carol Fairbank

Learn how to make your own farm fresh mozzarella! Participants will learn some basic cheesemaking techniques, and a shortcut recipe for making a quick cow's milk mozzarella cheese that can be ready in as little as 30 minutes. At the end, we'll enjoy a tasting of our delicious cheese, paired with fresh bread and seasonal produce. Class includes a recipe and technique handout so you can easily make cheese at home. Sip and learn in this new program, presented by WonderArts and the Highland Center for the Arts. Come grab a bite and beverage from the Hardwick Café and head into the P studio to learn different creative and useful skills in a fun and informal environment.

Carol lives in the hills of Greensboro, on a small diversified family farm and homestead, where she practices restorative agriculture, low-till gardening, and season extension. She raises Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, American Guinea Hogs, laying hens, meat birds, rabbits, geese, and ducks. She enjoys practicing and teaching the homesteading arts.

$10 - $15 suggested donation

To RSVP for a class, please visit https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form14/index.html Learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370

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The Vermont Suitcase Company Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Vermont Suitcase Company Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Join us on Thursday, July 26th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenspace, where The Vermont Suitcase Company will present their inaugural summer tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Vermont raised professional actors return home to perform this new take from an old suitcase. 

Shakespeare's classic Lovers, Fairies and Rude Mechanicals are now free range, farm raised, non-GMO, 100% organic, Vermont made and funnier than ever. Come support your local farm to stage.

Suggested donation: $5-10

Questions? Call 802-533-2334. 
 

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Summer Celebration!
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Celebration!

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with music, food, libations, and friends! Join WonderArts as we celebrate all of the people and programs that make our work possible. The Summer Celebration is on August 10th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Greensboro Barn. All are welcome and we hope to see you there for the event of the summer!

The event features live music by Cookie’s Hot Club, a cash bar by the Craftsbury General Store, delectable finger foods from local producers, and a pie auction with Justin Lander of Modern Times Theater!! 

Suggested Ticket Donation: $10 - 20

Cookies Hot Club is a Hot Club Jazz, Jazz, Blues, Swing group that is sure to get you smiling and dancing!

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Greenspace Work Day!
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Greenspace Work Day!

Many hands make light work so roll up your sleeves and help the Community Greenspace get the community pizza oven started! Stop by to help us build the pizza oven, prepare the outdoor kitchen, and enjoy some lemonade and snacks.

We are also looking for native plant donations for our edible forest! 

If you have questions about the Greenspace or the workday please call 802-533-9370 or email carol@wonderartsvt.org

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Community Field Trip: Fairbanks Museum
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Community Field Trip: Fairbanks Museum

Please join WonderArts for a fascinating, all-ages trip to the Fairbanks Museum!

This trip will include an exploration of the exhibits.

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by August 21st. 

Questions? Or to register, please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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Community Field Trip: The Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Community Field Trip: The Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Please join WonderArts for an all-ages trip to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center!

This trip will include a tour of the center, and an easy nature walk.

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by September 21st. 

Questions? Or to register, please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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Pizza & Tunes with Jeanne & Jim!
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

Pizza & Tunes with Jeanne & Jim!

Join WonderArts on June 16th at our Community Greenspace in Craftsbury Village for an all around good time! There will be pizza and there will be music! All are welcome! 

Jeanne & Jim are a NEK duo playing old-time Americana and folk music. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the summer during this fun outdoor event! 

Suggested Donation $10 - 20

Special event guest...SunCommon! SunCommon will be bringing a solar trailer & generators! Learn about how you can go solar at www.suncommon.com.

If you have dietary restrictions please contact skye@wonderartsvt.org

 

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Senior Clinic: Technology Made Easy
Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Clinic: Technology Made Easy

Join WonderArts for a Tech Clinic for Seniors!

Don't be intimidated by technology - it's a great way to keep in touch with family, keep and view photos, and find out what's going on in your community. Have a portable electronic device you can't quite figure out? Bring it to the clinic! Learn the basics of using your computer, tablet, or smartphone as Carol guides you through the most common software and applications, answering questions big and small. All experience levels welcome!

This clinic will take place in the WonderArts program space, at Greensboro United Church, downstairs from Fellowship Hall.

Questions, call 802-533-9370 or write carol@wonderartsvt.org

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Greenspace WorkDay!
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Greenspace WorkDay!

Many hands make light work so roll up your sleeves and help the Community Greenspace get the community edible forest started! Stop by to help us prepare the outdoor kitchen, plant some berry bushes, and enjoy some lemonade and snacks.

We are also looking for native plant donations for our edible forest! 

If you have questions about the Greenspace or the workday please call 802-533-9370 or email carol@wonderartsvt.org

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WonderArts Epic Yard Sale!
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

WonderArts Epic Yard Sale!

Tis the season for yard sales! WonderArts is hosting another great yard sale with games, craft supplies, bikes, books, furniture, sporting goods, and more that need new homes! We will also have a table specifically full of fine art for sale!

Join us from 8 am to 12 pm on June 2nd in the WonderArts space (bellow Fellowship Hall in the Greensboro United Church).

All proceeds from the yard sale will go support this year's summer camps! 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370 or email skye@wonderartsvt.org

We are also looking for donations! Contact us with details! 

 

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Spark Open House
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Spark Open House

Are you a small business owner? Inventor? Maker? Creator? Entrepreneur? Artist? Advocate? Come to Spark's First Soft Open House! Spark is a project, in Greensboro, that connects people and builds community through access to equipment, resources, and classes. 
Join us for an open house to check out the current space, equipment, software, and learn about classes, workshops, equipment, and services. 
You can also sign up for Spark's "closed" beta membership!
We still have work to do but we want to hear from YOU and tell you about our next steps and big plans we have in store.

Invite friends and other folks who would be interested to get involved. Food and drinks will be served. Childcare available.
Questions? call 802-533-9370 or email spark@wonderartsvt.org
 

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Senior Trip: Old Stone House Museum
May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Trip: Old Stone House Museum

Please join WonderArts for a fascinating trip to the Old Stone House Museum!

This trip will include a tour of the buildings and grounds in Brownington. Please note, this tour includes walking up and down stairs, and across uneven ground and floors. 

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by May 16th. 

Questions? Or to register, please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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CEC 10th Anniversary & Greenspace Work Day
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

CEC 10th Anniversary & Greenspace Work Day

Join the Craftsbury Energy Committee and WonderArts for a combined CEC 10th Anniversary celebration and Greenspace community work day! Enjoy a guided wildflower nature walk, potluck picnic, and lawn games before joining together for some Greenspace beautification with bed preparation, mulching, and planting for the new edible forest. See the schedule below for more details!

11:45

Park at the Town Garage and drop off your potluck dishes, lawn chairs and picnic blankets to be taken to the Greenspace by volunteers

12:00 - 12:30

Enjoy the wildflower nature walk to the Greenspace led by Eva Dannenberg Alexander

12:30 - 2:00

Potluck picnic, lawn games, music, and community bonding! Also learn more about and sign up to participate in BEE-utify Craftsbury to increase local pollinator gardens!

2:00 - 4:00

Many hands make light work so roll up your sleeves and help the Greenspace get the community edible forest started

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Coptic Book Binding with Nancy Van Winkle
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Coptic Book Binding with Nancy Van Winkle

Learn the whole Coptic bookbinding process from start to finish! We will select beautiful handmade papers for the hardbound covers, and sew the open-spine binding using a traditional paired needle Coptic binding technique. Coptic binding creates a lovely chain stitch results in a structurally strong book with high-quality mixed-media pages for writing, drawing, doodling, or whatever your heart desires! We will also learn how to make a button closure for our books. This promises to be a full-immersion experience in book-binding; participants will leave with a handmade book and a wealth of knowledge.

All materials are included!

Open to participants ages 12 and older.

Class fee is $40 ($30 for students and seniors)

 

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Felting with Heartbeet!
May
16
2:30 PM14:30

Felting with Heartbeet!

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Heartbeet Friends and Coworkers are thrilled to be inviting the outside community to come and learn the art of felting! 

The felting studio produces gorgeous felted wall-hangings (large and small). Members of the workshop develop not only fine motor skills but also finely attuned senses for the interplay of color, texture and composition as they work alongside volunteers to create feltings that bring joy wherever they find a home. Make your very own wall hanging with gorgeous colors and natural fibers. 

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. 

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370.

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Felting with Heartbeet!
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Felting with Heartbeet!

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Heartbeet Friends and Coworkers are thrilled to be inviting the outside community to come and learn the art of felting! 

The felting studio produces gorgeous felted wall-hangings (large and small). Members of the workshop develop not only fine motor skills but also finely attuned senses for the interplay of color, texture and composition as they work alongside volunteers to create feltings that bring joy wherever they find a home. Make your very own wall hanging with gorgeous colors and natural fibers. 

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. 

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370.

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Sip & Share: Multimedia Mapping with Ceilidh Galloway-Kane
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & Share: Multimedia Mapping with Ceilidh Galloway-Kane

  • Hardwick Street Cafe - Highland Center for the Arts (map)
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Create, relax, sip, and learn! WonderArts is developing a new series of community programs in partnership with Highland Center for the Arts. The idea is to bring community members together to share a skill while enjoying the drink and food options from the Hardwick Street Cafe. Come grab a bite and beverage from the café and head into the studio to learn different artistic and creative skills.

Maps are an integral part of our lives. Whether we use them regularly or simply think about how we travel through the landscape, explore, and inhabit, Ceilidh has been painting aerial images and landscape for over 8 years and is thrilled to show painting, drawing, and creating our own maps connects to the land and helps to discover a sense of place. Materials will include watercolors, collage, pen & pencil, and colored pencil. Please, feel free to bring maps and images you want to turn into art or we can utilize google at the class.

Questions? Call 802.533.9370.

$10 to $20 suggested donation

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Senior Clinic: Technology Made Easy
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Clinic: Technology Made Easy

Join WonderArts for a Tech Clinic for Seniors!

Don't be intimidated by technology - it's a great way to keep in touch with family, keep and view photos, and find out what's going on in your community. Have a portable electronic device you can't quite figure out? Bring it to the clinic! Learn the basics of using your computer, tablet, or smartphone as Carol guides you through the most common software and applications, answering questions big and small. All experience levels welcome!

This clinic will take place in the WonderArts program space, at Greensboro United Church, downstairs from Fellowship Hall.

Questions, call 802-533-9370 or write carol@wonderartsvt.org

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Arts Integration for Teaching Artists
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Arts Integration for Teaching Artists

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series is a group of professional development workshops 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, VSA Vermont teaching artists Alexandra Turner. 

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 VermontCatamount Film and ArtsRiver ArtsWonderArts VT, and The Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops.

Registration is required. To sign up, or for more information, visit www.catamountarts.org, email info@vsavt.org or call 802-871-5002.

Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part I: 
Saturday, February 3, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
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.

Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Artists:
Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:00 pm at River Arts, Morrisville
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.

Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part II:
Monday, April 16, 5:30pm-8:00pm at WonderArts, Greensboro
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.

Arts Integration for Teaching Artists:
Saturday, May 5, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
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.

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Felting with Heartbeet!
May
2
2:30 PM14:30

Felting with Heartbeet!

Felting.jpg

This class has been moved to May! Heartbeet Friends and Coworkers are thrilled to be inviting the outside community to come and learn the art of felting! 

The felting studio produces gorgeous felted wall-hangings (large and small). Members of the workshop develop not only fine motor skills but also finely attuned senses for the interplay of color, texture and composition as they work alongside volunteers to create feltings that bring joy wherever they find a home. Make your very own wall hanging with gorgeous colors and natural fibers. 

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. 

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370.

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Family Meal, Movie, and Conversation!
Apr
29
4:30 PM16:30

Family Meal, Movie, and Conversation!

Join WonderArts for a fun family meal, movie, and conversation! We will start with a community meal (feel free to bring something light to share) and then screen Wallace and Gromit shorts which are appropriate for all ages in our Program Space.

At 5pm we will simultaneously hold an optional conversation for families in Fellowship Hall (above our program space). The conversation is designed to hear from families what they need in the community. This brainstorming session will help us inform larger community conversations in the Fall. Location: the Greensboro United Church in Greensboro.

Donations are gratefully accepted!

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Drawing Nature with Bill Tulp
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Drawing Nature with Bill Tulp

Did you ever wonder where to begin when drawing a tree, flower or other natural object or scene from nature? We will start by working on simple sketches and progress to more elaborate drawings while learning how to selectively interpret and draw what you see. Bill is a naturalist as well as an artist and has for many decades kept nature journals. He will share ideas on logging your personal nature journals in creative and informational ways. We will be working directly from nature: Outside, weather permitted, or inside with a collection of natural materials. All materials are included! Open to participants ages 16 and older.

Class fee is $30 ($22 for students and seniors). All materials are included. 

Class is held at the Craftsbury Town Hall!

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Senior Trip: Highland Center for the Arts
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Trip: Highland Center for the Arts

Please join WonderArts for an exciting trip to the Highland Center for the Arts!

Trip will include a tour of the facility, along with an afternoon of board games. Delicious snack specials will be available on site in the Hardwick Street Cafe. 

If you would like to ride with us on the WonderBus please call 802-533-9370.

Pick-up locations are:

  • The Hardwick Senior Center
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Greensboro United Church

Pick-up times vary depending on the trip. We ask for $5 to cover bus expenses. Museum entrance fees are covered by WonderArts, but additional purchases such as food and drinks are not.

Please register by April 17th.

Questions? Please contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org.

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Earth Day Birthday Celebration!
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Earth Day Birthday Celebration!

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Sunday, April 22nd - Earth Day Birthday

Join WonderArts in observing the beauty and fragility of our planet and celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the Greenspace! We’ll roast hot dogs (and veggie dogs) and s’mores over a fire, talk about the future plans of the Greenspace, pick up trash, have a scavenger hunt (with prizes), and drink hot chocolate.

Donations are gratefully excepted and all are welcome!

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Art on Campus Reception
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Art on Campus Reception

Please join us on April 18th from 5-7pm in viewing and celebrating the beautiful artwork of Jessica Scriver, Kevin Ruelle & Alexandra Bottinelli, on view at Sterling College in the Behrend Admission Center, Brown Library and Common House. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. 

Kevin Ruelle
The Brown Library is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00 

Jessica Scriver
The Behrend Admissions Center is open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00

Alexandra Bottinelli
The Common House is open to the public by appointment only, please contact Skye Livingston at skye@wonderartsvt.org

These exhibitions will be on view through May 30th.

Questions? Call 802.533.9370

 

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Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in this fun hand building ceramics class! Led by local potter Heather Stearns of Muddy Creek Pottery, who specializes in making functional stoneware pieces.

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. Class dates are April 4th, 11th and 18th.

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370

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Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part II
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part II

Are you a teaching artist who is interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community? The Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series is a group of professional development workshops 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, VSA Vermont teaching artists Alexandra Turner. 

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 VermontCatamount Film and ArtsRiver ArtsWonderArts VT, and The Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops.

Registration is required. To sign up, or for more information, visit www.catamountarts.org, email info@vsavt.org or call 802-871-5002.

Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part I: 
Saturday, February 3, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
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.

Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Artists:
Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:00 pm at River Arts, Morrisville
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.

Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part II:
Monday, April 16, 5:30pm-8:00pm at WonderArts, Greensboro
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.

Arts Integration for Teaching Artists:
Saturday, May 5, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
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.

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Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt

Get ready for an all-out good time at the Highland Lodge as we celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam, hosted by Geof Hewitt! Slam sign-ups start at 6:30 pm and the Slam starts at 7 pm. Whether you are bringing poems or planning on staying in the audience, grab some pub food and beverages at the Highland Lodge bar and get ready for some literary fun!

What’s a poetry slam?*

 Geof Hewitt's guide to Slam Poetry!

Geof Hewitt's guide to Slam Poetry!

Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, invented in the 1980s by Marc Smith, a Chicago construction worker. Poets perform their own work and are judged Olympic-style by randomly selected members of the audience.

What’s the difference between an open mic and a poetry slam?*

Open mic performers have one stage opportunity to earn a round of applause. Slammers perform original poems in a scored competition, judged by 5 randomly-chosen audience members. In elimination bouts, the highest scoring poets proceed to a second, and sometimes a third round, in hopes of earning a prize.  

Slam FAQ's:

-A three-round, elimination bout!

-So ... be prepared with three original poems.

-A three-minute time limit applies to all poems.

-Slammers may perform from memory or with the manuscript in hand.  

- Winner will receive a surprise prize!

*from the Boston Poetry Slam Website

$10 - $15 Suggested Donation

Questions? Call 802.533.9370 or email info@wonderartsvt.org

Geof Hewitt author of 4 books of poems and Vermont's reigning poetry slam champion, offers readings of his poems, serves as slammaster/host for school and community-wide poetry slams, and leads writing workshops for all ages above third grade.

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Let's Talk: Tashi and the Monk
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Let's Talk: Tashi and the Monk

Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children. 5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate. But can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?

The Let’s Talk Film Series is a monthly documentary series focusing on socially relevant themes ranging from food systems and mental health to domestic violence and drone warfare. Local experts and community leaders facilitate post-film community conversations that provide the tools and understanding for how to create positive change in our community through education, outreach, and action. Films are shown in partnership with Vermont PBS at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast Kingdom. This series is supported in part by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

$5 suggested donation

Questions? Call 802-533-9370.

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Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns
Apr
11
2:30 PM14:30

Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in this fun hand building ceramics class! Led by local potter Heather Stearns of Muddy Creek Pottery, who specializes in making functional stoneware pieces.

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. Class dates are April 4th, 11th and 18th.

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370

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Sip & Share: Clothes Mending with Skye Livingston
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & Share: Clothes Mending with Skye Livingston

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Create, relax, sip, and learn! WonderArts is developing a new series of community programs in partnership with Highland Center for the Arts. The idea is to bring community members together to share a skill while enjoying the drink and food options from the Hardwick Street Cafe. Come grab a bite and beverage from the café and head into the studio to learn different artistic and creative skills.

Have a pile of socks, pants, shirts, and jackets that just doesn't stop growing because you don't have time to mend them? What would be more fun than doing it together with a tasty beverage at Studio P? If you don't want to bring your own clothes don't worry! Skye will bring fabric to practice stitches, embroidery, and simple or complex mending.

Questions? Call 802.533.9370.

$10 to $20 suggested donation

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Senior Class: Technology Made Easy
Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Class: Technology Made Easy

Join WonderArts for a Tech Class for Seniors!

Don't be intimidated by technology - it's a great way to keep in touch with family, keep and view photos, and find out what's going on in your community. Learn the basics of using a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone in this class as Carol guides you through the most common software and applications, answering questions big and small. Have a portable electronic device you can't quite figure out? Bring it to the class! All experience levels welcome! Class will be held at the Hardwick Senior Center.

Questions, call 802-533-9370 or write carol@wonderartsvt.org

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Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns
Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Clay Hand-Building with Heather Stearns

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in this fun hand building ceramics class! Led by local potter Heather Stearns of Muddy Creek Pottery, who specializes in making functional stoneware pieces.

The class is held from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Heartbeet Community Center Hall.
Materials, tea, and refreshments provided. Class dates are April 4th, 11th and 18th.

Class fee is $40 for all 3 classes. 

Questions? Call 802-533-9370

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Easter Egg Decorating
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Easter Egg Decorating

WonderArts is thrilled to be hosting an Easter egg decorating party in partnership with the Highland Center for the Arts! This event is open to all and will be a great way to make some Easter and spring-themed crafts.In an effort to be earth friendly we will be using as many recycled materials as possible!

We will have light refreshments and families are welcome to grab a delicious lunch at the Hardwick Street Cafe!

Suggested Donation: $10

Questions? Call 802.533.9370

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Sip & Share: Fire Cider with Carol Fairbank
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & Share: Fire Cider with Carol Fairbank

Create, relax, sip, and learn! WonderArts is developing a new series of community programs in partnership with Highland Center for the Arts. The idea is to bring community members together to share a skill while enjoying the drink and food options from the Hardwick Street Cafe. Come grab a bite and beverage from the café and head into the studio to learn different artistic and creative skills. 

Fire Cider is a popular herbal folk remedy. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with herbs and aromatics is an especially pleasant and easy way to boost natural health processes, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days. In this session, participants will learn how to make their own Fire Cider, and will take home a half-pint jar of their own!

Suggested Donation: $5 - $10
 

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Intro to Indigo with Skye Livingston
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Indigo with Skye Livingston

The indigo vat is an incredible natural dye process that creates the most beautiful hues of blue. Learn how to dye fabric with indigo, including some simple Shibori folding and binding techniques! These classes are family friendly, but it’s best to have parent accompaniment for young participants. Materials are included!

Class fee is $20 ($15 for students and seniors) 

Questions? Call WonderArts at 802.533.9370. 

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