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2012 spring/summer

Helen Day Art Center Helen Day Art Center continues to offer a range of classes for both youth and adults. There are after school classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade and Pre-K classes on Friday afternoons. Adult and Teen classes range from one day workshops to both morning and evening weekly offerings. We hope that you are able to join us and engage in fun and inspiring classes that help to build skill levels and broaden your horizons! Interested in a specific class or technique? Find 4 friends and we’ll find you an instructor and provide the space! HDAC Members Receive 10% Off!! Education Scholarships – Need help paying for a class? We offer scholarships on a need basis. Call us at 802-253-8358 or email: for an application. Art Themed Parties HDAC is available to host your birthday or other parties. Please contact us for ideas, themes and art activities available. Reasonable rates! Support Education Give the Gift of an Art Class! Would you like to share the opportunity to take an art class at the Helen Day with another? Call 802-253-8358 or visit to donate to our Education Scholarship Fund.

Sculpture by :Matt Harding; Image: Glenn

2012 summer camps art extravaganza

ages 4-12

June 18-22 & August 20-24 | 9am-12pm

$120 single week/ $190 both weeks

Stretch your creative muscles with artist instructors at the Helen Day Art Center. Explore Action Painting, Mural Design, Environmental Sculpture, Found Object and Mixed-Media Collage. You will have the opportunity to draw, paint and combine materials into exciting 2-D and 3-D art pieces. Combine this with an afternoon camp at Stowe Parks and Rec for a full day of fun and activity! Register for this camp at or call 802.253.6138 *


ages 7-11 July16-20 | 9am-4pm $300/ $285 early registration

fashion design

Learn about the many types of printmaking on display in the Main Gallery and then create your own! Print on textiles with silkscreens. Try your hand at etching and block printing on paper. Collograph printing and mono-printing will also help capture your imagination. Instructor: Natasha Bogar

Take pieces of clothing and rearrange them into a whole new wardrobe! Working on sewing machines, you will learn how to redesign old clothing into your new favorite outfit. Raid your closet, visit a used clothing store; bring buttons, sequins, lace, ribbon and other accessories to add. Basic sewing skills helpful but not necessary. Instructors: Jolene Lane & Donna Collins

ages 11-16 July 30-August 3 | 9am-4pm $300/ $285 early registration

sculpture stained glass

ages 11-16 June 25-29 | 9am-1pm $175/ $160 early registration Learn how to cut glass into shapes, then arrange them to create a stained glass work of art. Using copper foiling and soldering you will make colorful designs that can be hung in windows. Design, color and composition will be addressed as well as a brief history of stained glass. Instructor: Natasha Bogar

ages 8-12 July 23-27 | 9am-4pm $300/ $285 early registration


ages 8-15 August 6-10 | 9am-4pm $300/ $285 early registration

Learn about contemporary sculpture by exploring the Exposed outdoor sculpture exhibition in Stowe. Create your own unique sculptures experimenting with paper, wire, wood, paper mache, found objects and clay. The camp will culminate with a group installation of sculptures conceived and created during the week. Instructors: Kelly Holt & Zoe Boucher

Create your own stop-motion animation! Draw storyboards, make an environment, develop characters and experiment with using your narrative skills in the 4th dimension. Whether you want to help sculpt characters or choreograph the story as one of the directors, you will learn how to your ideas to life. A screening of the final project for parents and friends will occur on the last day. Instructor: Peter Wallis

art & movement

Explore creative movement and art materials through both group interactions and independent learning. Fundamental art elements of color, shape, line, texture and space will be covered. Children will develop observational and spatial skills through a variety of playful exercises and gain familiarity with art materials. Instructor: Jacquie Mauer

to register: call: 802.253.8358 email: online:


ages 4-6 July 9-12 (4 days) | 9-11:30am $135/ $120 early Registration

* (HDAC memberships or early registration discounts do not apply for this camp only)

register by May 15th and receive $15 off any camp! HDAC Members receive 10% off! call or email to request scholarship application

2012 spring adult classes learning about pre-k art

still life oil painting

expressive self-portrait

This will be an informative demonstration of several arts activities for Pre-K children. Through this “show and tell” you will learn enough to teach these activities to children in your home, art center, or childcare setting. Each demonstration will include all the materials for each activity, as well as a children’s book that serves as the jumping off point for the activity.

Using a method to facilitate drawing objects of various colors and forms, you will learn how to paint a still life. Students will learn basic concepts of mixing and applying color, effective painting of light and shadow, and refining of edges and form, to create vivid and lively works. Each student can expect to complete a large still life as well as a series of smaller color sketches. Most importantly the student will learn how to have fun with oil paint! Instructor: Evelyn McFarlane

How can the seeds of your soul, expressed by a symbolic self-portrait, be nurtured and grow? Create an image with photo collage, expressive drawing and painting. Guided imagery will be used as a tool to connect with your inner self. The focus will be on the process, not aesthetic results No prior art experience is necessary, only an openness to explore intuitive processes. Instructor: Suzanne Bellefeuille

digital photography II

tuesdays, may 1-29 | 9:00am-12:00pm $150


Participants will learn how to manage and edit digital photos using Adobe software, discuss photo aesthetics, and be given weekly assignments. Digital basics will be reviewed. Class will do short outdoor photo sessions when possible. Students must have their own DSLR or small digital camera with manual adjustments. Instructor: Paul Rogers

thursdays, may 3-31 | 9:30am-12:30pm $165

sunday, june 3 | 10:00am-1:00pm $50

understanding trends in contemporary art wednesday, may 2, 6, 30 & june 13 10:00am-11:30am $40 for series $12/lecture

How are Minimalism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop movements still important to painters today? How have Feminism, Race and Cultural Identity changed the very shape and nature of art? How does recent photography parallel painting? These will be the topics discussed in this 4 week lecture series. You may sign up for the entire series or for individual lectures. (Please go to the website for a complete description of each lecture). Instructor: Suzy Spence


thursday, april 26 | 9:00am-12:00pm $45

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Thanks to our education sponsors!


Suzanne Bellefeuille has degrees in law, fine arts and art therapy. She teaches popular sketching

Jolene Lane’s mother taught her to sew as a young girl and she has not stopped since. She works

workshops at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Montreal’s Botanical Garden. Her paintings

as a home sewer for Prints & Patches Quilt Shop and also designs and creates her own products.

are in private collections in France, Canada and the USA.

Jolene has a MA in Art Education and is a licensed art teacher.

Natasha Bogar is a local artist who has been teaching adults and children a myriad of art

Jacquie Mauer was curator at the Helen Day Art Center from 2002-2006. She received her BA

disciplines for over ten years. She has a BFA from the University of Maine and studied ceramics,

in Studio Arts and Art History from Skidmore College. Jacquie is a practicing artist, teaches yoga

mosaics, stained glass, and fresco painting at Studio Giambo in Florence,

and has previously taught pre-school classes and camps at HDAC.

Jude Bond is a practicing artist, and has been teaching art to all ages from 2-92 for over 30 years.

Evelyn McFarlane graduated with a degree in architecture from Cornell University. She

Jude is currently the Early Arts Coordinator for Burlington City Arts, a position she has held

attended the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, after which she began to paint full time. Evelyn co-

since 1994. Jude has presented arts education workshops for artists, early childhood teachers,

founded an organization called ArtSpace, in Florence, and has taught watercolor and oil painting

librarians, and parents of young children in various settings all over the state.

for many years.

Zoe Boucher is a resident artist and staff member at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

Paul Rogers has a BFA from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester

She has a BFA from Alfred University and studied ceramics and photography at Sydney College

Institute of Technology. He operates as a freelance photographer, specializing in commercial,

of Art in Australia. Zoe has been an assistant teacher for children’s ceramics classes in Somerville

documentary, travel, and fine art photography.

Massachusetts and worked with an urban youth arts program in Boston.

Suzy Spence is an artist and writer living in Vermont and NYC with a MFA from the School of

Donna Collins has been in the garment industry since the 4th grade when she sold doll clothes to

Visual Arts. She has exhibited in Europe and in various group shows including an exhibition series

her friends. She has worked for Garnet Hill, Burton, Brystie and the Johnson Woolen Mill. Donna

chronicling painting trends from the 1960’s to the present. Suzy is currently a Visiting Critic at the

does everything from designing to pattern making and is currently working as a freelance design

Vermont College of Fine Arts.


Peter Wallis is an Interdisciplinary Artist with a MFA from Goddard College with a focus in

Kelly Holt is a local artist currently teaching an arts enrichment program at the Stowe

Printmaking, Graphic Novels, and Peace Studies. He also earned a BFA in Illustration and a double

Cooperative Nursery School. She has been involved in children’s art programs, summer camps,

minor in Art History & Drawing from the Maine College of Art. Peter has worked with students

and research on the creative process. Kelly received her BA from Boston College and her master’s

teaching stop-animation, printmaking, and illustration.

degree in Art Education at Johnson State College.

2012 spring/summer Helen Day Art Center

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2012 Spring/Summer Exhibitions @ Helen Day Art Center Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Student Art Show


Art work from Stowe Elementary, Middle and High Schools and Waitsfield Elementary.

Exposed 2012

JULY 13 - OCTOBER 13, 2012

Sculptures, site-specific installations and participatory work from national and international artists throughout Stowe.

Vermont Printmakers

MAIN GALLERY | JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 The exhibition examines the mark being made by outstanding print artists in Vermont.

Eli Simon & Hal Mayforth

EAST GALLERY | JUNE 15 - JULY 29, 2012

Large lustrous ceramic objects, reminiscent of design and industrial production coupled with humorous and narrative paintings, drawings and illustrations.

Group Exhibition

EAST GALLERY | AUGUST 3 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Regional sculptors, painters and photographers.

Anthony Marron | Grade 2 | Stowe Elementary

2012 Helen Day Art Center Summer Flyer  

Available Summer Classes at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT

2012 Helen Day Art Center Summer Flyer  

Available Summer Classes at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT