Many of you may be familiar with Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts here in Ludlow Vermont. But did you know there’s another great gallery nearby Golden Stage Inn? The VAULT Gallery in Springfield, Vermont is just a 25-minute drive from our bed and breakfast. The Vault offers programs and workshops for all ages, from half-day workshops to week-long kids’ art camps. You can also just pop you head in for a quick peek at the local crafts and art featured in the gallery as you stroll through downtown Springfield. Be warned though, a quick glance may rope you in to admiring the artwork for longer than you expected! Back in December, I entered the Vault gallery to purchase a Christmas card…I walked out a full hour later after looking at the many unique pieces and having a conversation with the gallery’s volunteers.
Visit Vermont’s VAULT art gallery this spring to explore classes and programs that suit your abilities and interests…
- April 5th: Felt a Panda with Instructor Sue Carey. Participants will felt an adorable 6-inch tall panda bear. Suitable for beginning and intermediate felters, you will walk away with a knowledge of felting techniques, including how to make your felt soft and fuzzy! Tuition is $25; Materials fee is $25. This class runs from noon to 4pm.
- April 14th & 15th: Vacation Art Camp! Draw Fantasy Creatures with Christine Mix. Get your child creative over their school break, with elves, dragons, fairies, knights and more. Suitable for children ages 10 and up. Art class is from 1-3pm at the Parks & Rec Building at 139 Main Street. Fee is $10 per child; register early for a spot.
- April 14, 15 & 17: Vacation Art Camp! Look at Me: Adventures in Creating Portraits with Ginger Maciejowski and Diane Kemble. Suitable for children ages 7+; Fee is $10 per child. Use watercolors, mosaics and colored pencils to make different kinds of portraits! This art class runs from 9:30-11:30 am.
- April 19th: Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor with Robert O’Brien. Over the course of the day, you will learn basic flower-painting techniques from a renowned painter. This painting class is suitable for painters of all abilities, including beginners. Start with a demonstration by the instructor, followed by a class with hands-on guidance. Finish the day with a critique and discussion, taking home your own beautiful piece of artwork! Class fee is $75, and will last from 9:30am to 4pm.