First Clay for Little Ones
Our popular clay class is back with a new format for safety during COVID-19! Come let your little one discover what they can do with clay. Fingers, tools, toys, shells, and more will be available for them to make shapes, patterns, or anything anywhere their explorations take them. Access to clay helps foster developmental growth in hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, literacy, numeracy, and much more. It promotes self-confidence, encourages expression, and develops problem-solving skills. Most of all, it is fun! Caregivers are welcome to attend as per their child’s needs.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.
IMPORTANT: The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our #1 priority. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, it becomes necessary for Artistree to close its doors this fall, any in-progress classes will move to an online format. Our instructors and patrons will keep in mind that a transition to virtual learning is a possibility. Artistree will issue no refunds or credits for classes that cannot continue to run in person and must move to a virtual platform.