South Pomfret, Vermont
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Sketching and Painting Outdoors

Come draw and paint the beautiful fall landscape in your very own handmade sketchbook.

We live in a beautiful place, but sometimes forget to sit down and just soak it all in for a few minutes. This is your chance to observe the fall landscape and sketch it outdoors. We'll make our own sketchbooks and then capture our small piece of the Green Mountains in pencil, pastels, watercolors, and paint sticks. Be prepared to spend at least an hour outdoors during each class.

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.