ISLAND ARTS

Island Arts

Island Arts fosters and promotes artistic creativity in the rural communities of the Lake Champlain Islands and beyond through our celebration of the Arts, stewardship of our environment, and education for the enrichment of all.

We are a grass roots non-profit organization with an all volunteer board.

Alan Nihry

Upcoming Courses

Jun
25
Sat
Geology of the Lake Champlain Islands: FULL
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

** This event is now FULL.**

Jointly sponsored by Island Arts and UVM’s  Osher Life Long Learning  Institute.

A visit to the world’s oldest reef where corals first appeared  is the focus of this half-day field trip plus lecture.  We will begin with an hour presentation on the formation of the Champlain Islands and the Ordivician reef on Isle La Motte  built by shallow sea organisms over 450 million years ago.

A visit to the world’s oldest reef where corals first appeared is the focus of this half-day field trip plus lecture. We will begin with an hour presentation on the formation of the Champlain Islands and the Ordivician reef on Isle La Motte built by shallow sea organisms over 450 million years ago.

The field trip will include a walk through Goodsell Ridge on Isle La Motte as well as visit and tour of the visitors center at Goodsell Ridge. Be prepared with sturdy walking shoes but the paths are easily accessed with a few moderate slopes to walk onto rock outcrops. If sunny, the outcrops are mostly in the open so wear a hat.

Date: Saturday 6/25, time. 9:30AM – 1:00PM

Location: Lecture – North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route 2, center of North Hero( parking and entrance around the back of the church; additional parking available next to the North Hero Community Center)
Field Trip – Goodsell Ridge , Isle La Motte( directions will be provided at the lecture).

Instructor: Larry Becker

Maximum Number of Students: 15

Student Age: 16 and up

Tuition: $30 for OLLI members; $45 for non OLLI members. There is a separate charge of $5 for the visitors center that each participant will pay when entering the center.

To enroll: go to the OLLI at UVM web site – https://learn.uvm.edu/osher-life-long-learning/

Call Ann Dehner at 802 371 7977 with any questions.

Jun
29
Wed
Print Making With Plants
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Print Making With Plants

Did you know that a you can make beautiful prints without using a press? By rolling color onto a slab of gelatin and then pressing textural objects onto the gelatin, you can create beautiful patterns using the impression of objects such as leaves and weeds. The process is fast paced and spontaneous. Most people will leave with 10-15 prints.

Date: Wednesday June 29, 2016; Time: 1:00PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Grand Isle School, Route 2, Grand Isle

Instructor: Lyna Lou Nordstrom

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Student Age: 10 plus (age 14 and below must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuition: Ages 12 and below – $17 (includes material fee of $7.)
Ages 13 and above – $32 (includes material fee of $7.)

Jul
1
Fri
TAI CHI/QI GONG
Jul 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Summer Schedule
Monday – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. Beginner Class

INSTRUCTOR: Kathie Dustira

Join Island Arts year round in Tai Chi for health and relaxation. Tai Chi is, literally, the connecting of individual energies to the universal energy through a series of movements.

Moving simply and letting go of our own blocks allows Chi, or energy, to flow. Qi Gong is a method of movement from which Tai Chi and a plethora of other movements have evolved. New  members are always welcome. For more information, call Rob at 372-4884.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20
STUDENT AGE: All
LOCATION: North Hero Methodist Church – enter in the back)
TUITION: $5.00 per class

Jul
9
Sat
Geology of the Lake Champlain Islands – FULL
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

** This course is now full **

Jointly sponsored by Island Arts and UVM’s  Osher Life Long Learning  Institute.

 A visit to the world’s oldest reef where corals first appeared  is the focus of this half-day field trip plus lecture.  We will begin with an hour presentation on the formation of the Champlain Islands and the Ordivician reef on Isle La Motte  built by shallow sea organisms over 450 million years ago.

The field trip will include a walk through Goodsell Ridge on Isle La Motte as well as visit and tour of the visitors center at Goodsell Ridge.

Be prepared with sturdy walking shoes but the paths are easily accessed with a few moderate slopes to walk onto rock outcrops. If sunny, the outcrops are mostly in the open so wear a hat.

Date :  Due to popular demand we have two classes scheduled.

Saturday 7/9, time 9:30AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday 6/25 time 9:30AM – 1:00 PM – this class is sold out.

Location: Lecture – North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route 2, center of North Hero( parking and entrance around the back of the church; additional parking available next to the North Hero Community Center)

Field Trip – Goodsell Ridge , Isle La Motte( directions will be provided at the lecture).

Instructor: Larry Becker

Maximum Number of Students: 15

Student Age: 16 and up

Tuition: $30 for OLLI members; $45 for non OLLI members. There is a separate charge of $5 for the visitors center that each participant will pay when entering the center.

To enroll: go to the OLLI at UVM web site – https://learn.uvm.edu/osher-life-long-learning/

Call Ann Dehner at 802 371 7977 with any questions.

 

Jul
12
Tue
Release the Writer in You: A Concise Course in Writing Short Stories
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Release The Writer In You: A Concise Course In Writing Short Stories

Join us for an informative, fun and relaxing class and get started writing a short story.
What makes the short story work? How is it different than its cousin the novel? Do you have a story to tell? Together we will investigate the elements of short fiction, examine contemporary and modern classics, and begin writing our own short stories.
No writing experience is required.

Date: Tuesday Evenings July 12, 19, 26; Time 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

Location: North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route2, North Hero (entrance and parking is in the rear of the church)

Instructor: Kristen Johannesson

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Student Age: 16 and up

Tuition: $55. (Includes $10 materials fee). Also, please bring a notebook and pen.

Jul
17
Sun
Vermont Jazz Ensemble – Performance
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The Vermont Jazz Ensemble

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Date:Sunday, July 17 – 6:30pm
Grounds open at 5:30pm for picnicking.
My Kids’ Kitchen food will be available for purchase starting at 5:30.

Location:
Grand Isle Lake House
34 E Shore N, Grand Isle, VT
(Rain site: Grand Isle School)

The Vermont Jazz Ensemble is a 17 member instrumental music group that performs music, most of which is in the Jazz or “Big Band” style, although the repertoire also includes “Latin,” “Rock,” “Fusion” and music which is currently “Popular”.

The instrumentation includes 5 woodwinds (usually 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes and 1 baritone sax – these players “double” on saxes, clarinet and flute), 4 trombones (one is a bass trombone), 4 trumpets (these players “double” on flugelhorn), drums, bass, piano and guitar.

Tickets:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door, ages 12 and under free
Tickets available at the Country Store in Isle La Motte, the Alburgh Public Library, the Back Chamber in North Hero, and in South Hero at the Green Frog and Hackett’s Orchard, and also online below.

Besides the obvious economic advantage in acquiring tickets early, it may be useful to know that advance sales are limited to the first 100 buyers, due to the limited sheltered seating in the event of inclement weather.

Jul
19
Tue
Release the Writer in You: A Concise Course in Writing Short Stories
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Release The Writer In You: A Concise Course In Writing Short Stories

Join us for an informative, fun and relaxing class and get started writing a short story.
What makes the short story work? How is it different than its cousin the novel? Do you have a story to tell? Together we will investigate the elements of short fiction, examine contemporary and modern classics, and begin writing our own short stories.
No writing experience is required.

Date: Tuesday Evenings July 12, 19, 26; Time 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

Location: North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route2, North Hero (entrance and parking is in the rear of the church)

Instructor: Kristen Johannesson

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Student Age: 16 and up

Tuition: $55. (Includes $10 materials fee). Also, please bring a notebook and pen.

Jul
20
Wed
Citizens Concert Band – Performance
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The Citizens Concert Band

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Wednesday, July 20 – 6:30pm
Grounds open at 5:30pm for picnicking

Location:  Grand Isle Lake House
34 E Shore N, Grand Isle, VT
(Rain site: Grand Isle School)

The Citizens Concert Band has a full complement of brass, percussion and woodwinds.  They play a toe- tapping, hand-clapping performance for young and old.

The band is well known to many in northwestern Vermont, having a history dating back to 1947.  It began as an American Legion Band with concerts drawing huge crowds in Taylor Park in St. Albans.  The band has been going strong ever since, playing a popular series of summer concerts in Franklin County and here in Grand Isle for Island Arts!

Tickets:  $10 in advance, $15 at the door, ages 12 and under free
Profits support the Island Arts Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets available at the Country Store in Isle La Motte, the Alburgh Public Library, the Back Chamber in North Hero, and in South Hero at the Green Frog and Hackett’s Orchard, and online below.  Sponsored by Preservation Trust of Vermont and handicapped accessible.

Jul
21
Thu
Watercolor Crash Course
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Watercolor Crash Course

Learn the basics of painting with watercolor. This workshop will focus on observation painting using objects and views of nature. We will cover many watercolor techniques, including hues, values, mixing colors and painting from light to dark. We will work together step-by-step to create two pieces, a Fruit and a Landscape. No experience is required for this workshop.

Date: Thursday 7/21; Time 12:00PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Grand Isle School art room, Route 2, Grand Isle

Instructor: Katya Andrievskaia

Maximum Number of Students: 8

Student Ages: 13 and above

Tuition: $30.

Materials Fee: $10.

Jul
25
Mon
Jazz Combo Camp — Tony Pietricola
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, July 29, 2016, 1 – 2 p.m. concert

Location: Grand Isle School, Grand Isle

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pietricola

You will learn to play jazz, “jazz rock” and Latin / jazz styles with an emphasis on improvisation. It’s easy, fun and gives you a chance to begin unleashing your creativity. The only things you need to bring are a musical instrument that you have been studying in school or privately for a least one year, and an open mind that is willing to try new ideas. The course will end with a concert on Friday, July 29, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Grand Isle School.

After the week’s course, students will have the option of meeting on a regular basis (once each week) during the Fall and becoming part of the FlynnArts program. This will give members a chance to play at the Flynn Theater, Burlington Jazz Festival and be the opening act for various Island Arts jazz concerts.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12
STUDENT AGE: Grades 5 – Adult
LOCATION: Grand Isle School
PREREQUISITES: At least one year of study on a musical instrument
TUITION: $50

Current Events

JOIN US FOR SUMMER CREATIVITY!

Print Making with Plants

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This class will be held at Grand Isle School, Route 2, Grand Isle
Instructor: Lyna Lou Nordstrom

Did you know that a you can make beautiful prints without using a press? By rolling color onto a slab of gelatin and then pressing textural objects onto the gelatin, you can create beautiful patterns using the impression of objects such as leaves and weeds. The process is fast paced and spontaneous. Most people will leave with 10-15 prints.

Tuition: ages 12 and below $17 (includes material fee of $7); ages 13 and above $32 (includes material fee of $7)
Maximum number of students: 10

Registration link on the main menu above.

 More info….

 

Release The Writer In You: A Concise Course In Writing Short Stories

Tuesday Evenings July 12, 19, 26; Time 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

This class will be held at North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route 2, North Hero (entrance and parking is in the rear of the church)
Instructor: Kristen Johannesson

Join us for an informative, fun and relaxing class and get started writing a short story.

What makes the short story work? How is it different than its cousin the novel? Do you have a story to tell? Together we will investigate the elements of short fiction, examine contemporary and modern classics, and begin writing our own short stories. No writing experience is required.

Tuition: $55 (includes $10 materials fee). Also, please bring a notebook and pen. For ages 16-up.
Maximum number of students: 10

Registration link on the main menu above.

 More info….

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Visit Bhutan by video as seen on WCAX As seen on WCAX “Across the Fence” Published on Jul 4, 2014 Join Lyn Jarvis on a tour of the Kingdom of Bhutan to document the Island Arts sponsored art exchange between school children from Grand Isle County in Vermont, with the children of Bhutan.

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