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
1
Wed
TAI CHI/QI GONG
Jun 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

Jun
10
Fri
Paint and Sip: FULL
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is now FULL.

Unlock your inner artist at this no pressure social event. Drink a glass of wine, unwind and paint a keepsake landscape while overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain. An upbeat local artist will guide participants with step by step instructions to ensure that everyone leaves with a completed painting in their hands and a smile on their face. No art experience is required.

Date: Friday 6/10, time 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Rain date: 6/24

Location: Shore Acres, Rt2, North Hero

Instructor: Samantha Bellinger

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Student Age: 21 and up

Tuition: $35. Includes a $15. Material fee. (participants purchase their own glass of wine or beverage of their choice from the bar in Shore Acres)

Jun
11
Sat
Every Day Poetry
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every Day Poetry

This class is for those who have always wanted to write poetry or are just starting to explore poetry but need more guidance. Poetry is around us every day in the small things. Sometimes all that is needed to start writing is a little inspiration and some like-minded folks. In a three hour workshop we will explore different styles of poetry that help inspire beginning poets such as the list poem and the confessional poem. One hour will be devoted to an introduction to poetry and will be an informal reading of classic and modern poets with discussion. The next hour will be devoted to writing. We will warm up by writing a group poem and then move into independent writing. Participants can choose a style learned in the instruction hour or write free form. In the final hour of the workshop participants can choose to read their poetry out loud and receive constructive feedback from the class or have a short private editing session with the instructor.

Date: Saturday June 11; Time 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route 2, North Hero (entrance and parking is in the rear of the church).
Instructor: Michelle Watters
Maximum Number of Students: 15
Student Age: 18 and up
Tuition: $25. (No materials fee; students should bring a notebook and pen)

Jun
18
Sat
Garden Design for Color from Spring to Fall
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Design For Color From Spring To Fall

Learn how to have a colorful garden in all seasons. With a little planning, you can learn how to ensure bursts of color from spring through fall. You will learn about the perennials that extend the season in each direction and how to place them to give the most color.

Date: Saturday June 18; 2:00PM – 4:00 PM

Location: This class will be held outside at a private residence at 6 Old Town Road, Grand Isle

Instructor: Sarah Salatino, owner Full Circle Gardens, Essex, Vermont

Maximum Number of Students: 15

Student Age: 18 and above

Tuition: $25.

Jun
21
Tue
Container Gardening for Kids
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Container Gardening for Kids

Get kids excited about gardening by planting a container for summer. Kids will learn about plant care while planting their containers. Flowers and vegetables will be available for the containers as well as natural materials for planting a fairy garden, if desired.

Date: Tuesday June 21; Time 10AM – 11AM

Location: Grand Isle School – outside, Route 2, Grand Isle

Instructor: Sarah Salatino, owner Full Circle Gardens, Essex Junction

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Student Age: ages 6 and up. Under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Tuition: $5. for ages 12 and below. $10 for ages 13 and above.

Materials Fee: Plants will be available to purchase for a 25% discount from Full Circle Gardens
or bring your own. You can bring your own container or you can purchase a 14 inch
peat container for $2. Soil will be provided at no charge from Full Circle Gardens.

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

*** This event is now FULL.  See calendar for other offering on 7/9***

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
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Current Events

JOIN US FOR SUMMER CREATIVITY!

Every Day Poetry

June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
North Hero Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Route 2, North Hero
Instructor: Michelle Watters

This class is for those who have always wanted to write poetry or are just starting to explore poetry but need more guidance. Poetry is around us every day in the small things. Sometimes all that is needed to start writing is a little inspiration and some like-minded folks. In a three hour workshop we will explore different styles of poetry that help inspire beginning poets such as the list poem and the confessional poem.

Tuition: $25. (No materials fee; students should bring a notebook and pen). Sign up by clicking the Courses Registration link on the main menu above.

More info…

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Container Gardening for Kids

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This class will be held at Grand Isle School, outside, Route 2, Grand Isle
Instructor: Sarah Salatino, owner Full Circle Gardens, Essex, VT

Get kids excited about gardening by planting a container for summer. Kids will learn about plant care while planting their containers. Flowers and vegetables will be available for the containers as well as natural materials for planting a fairy garden, if desired.

Tuition: $5 for ages 12 and below. $10 for ages 13 and above.

Materials Fee: Plants will be available to purchase for a 25% discount from Full Circle Gardens
or bring your own. You can bring your own container or you can purchase a 14 inch
peat container for $2. Soil will be provided at no charge from Full Circle Gardens.

Registration link on the main menu above.

 More info….

Old Vermont barn becomes new art gallery

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Watch “Visit Bhutan by video” as seen on WCAX

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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