South Pomfret, Vermont
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Art Experiments

Explore the science of art through projects like sawdust clay, fizzy paintings, and more!

You’ve probably made slime, but how about sawdust clay and fizzy paintings? Calling all science lovers! Let’s gather basic ingredients and mix up our own art materials, figure out why different artistic processes work, and definitely get messy. Explore the science of art as we get creative with fun two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects. 

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.