Workshops, Classes, and Artist Residencies
Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
636 Marble Street, Rutland
Residencies offered: Artist residencies vary in duration from one week to one or two months. Ongoing relationships with arts organizations in Peru, Kenya & China.
Dorset Colony House
P.O. Box 510, Dorset
Residencies offered: Spring and fall residencies are available for playwrights, writers, designers, collaborators, and some visual artists. Modest residency fee for this theater-focused institution applies; housing included.
Great River Arts Institute
33 Bridge Street, Bellows Falls
Oct. 16-18: Provincetown’s white line blockprint w/Bill Evaul Oct. 24-25 Dry Stone Walling workshop w/Dan Snow Oct. 24-26: Rolling study Printmaking w/Catherine Farish Nov. 7-8: Revision and the Writer’s Process w/Pam Mandel Nov. 7-8: Sculpture w/reworked materials w/Paul Bowen
InView Center for the Arts at Landgrove Inn
132 Landgrove Road, Landgrove
Oct. 19-21: Ros Stallcup’s Decorative Arts Workshop. Fee: $300 w/$50 discount for VWS Members Oct. 27-29: Paul LeVeille’s Portraits in Watercolors. $300, w/$50 discount for VWS Members.
Luminz Dance Studio
74 Cotton Mill Hill, #A346 (3rd floor), Bratt.
Variety of dance classes—see website.
Main Street Arts
37 Main St., Saxtons River
Year-round Thursdays: Creative Arts Program w/MSA staff, 3-5pm. Fee: $370 quarterly. For seniors. Year-round Tuesdays and Fridays: Strength Training w/Marilyn Miller and Barbara Stickney, 9-10am (Tues.) and 9-10:30am (Fri.). Fee: by donation. Oct. 17: Quilting Workshop w/Kelly Dane, 9-12pm. $50 nonmembers, $35 members.
River Gallery School
32 Main Street, Ste. 201, Brattleboro
Oct. 10: Leather Bound Italian Long-Stitch Bookmaking Workshop w/ Donna C. Hawes, 1-5pm. Fee: $60. Oct. 11: Sequencing w/Lydia Thomson, 1-4pm. Fee: $65 Oct. 24, 25: Watercolor Painting—Impact of Light & Dark w/Homer Johnson, 10-3pm, Fee: $145. Nov 8: Chinese Brush Painting w/Bruce Iverson, 10-4pm. Fee: $120. Nov. 21: Angels, Beasts & Shepherds w/Barbara Merfeld-Campman, 12-4pm. $30 per family.
Rockingham Public Library
65 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls
11-7pm, Mon-Fri.; 11-5:30pm Mon.-Fri.,
Oct. 24: Memoir Writing Workshop w/ Elayne Clift, 10:30-12:30pm. Nov. 4: Folk Song Swap/Leslie Lassetter, 7pm.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
West Road, Manchester
10-5pm, Tues.-Sat., 12-5pm, Sun.
Oct. 16–17: The Splendor of Autumn w/Robert K. Carsten. Oct. 16–17: The Prismatic Palette—Painting Atmosphere and Light in Oils w/Gil Perry. Nov. 5–6: The Wintery Landscape w/Robert K. Carsten.
Starving Artist Collective
10 West Street, Keene
Mondays: Figure Drawing Model Swap, 7:15-10pm. Take turns drawing and being drawn. Fee: $5. Oct. 7: Mixed Media Art Classes/Meagan Walker every other Wed., 4:30pm. Fee: $15; bring own materials. Nov. 2-6: Old Master Painting Design Workshop with Koo Schadler, 9-4 pm daily. Fee: $625
Vermont Arts Exchange
29 Sage Street, North Bennington
Residencies Offered: Fifteen units of year-round, affordable living and working space in five restored and historic North Bennington buildings. Individual artists and families with at least one serious artist member are welcome to apply. Also available are teaching and training residencies through the Arts & Health Initiative.
Vermont Performance Lab
5690 Augur Hole Rd., South Newfane
Residencies Offered: Two contemporary dance or music residencies per year. Resident artists are sought out and invited and are expected to develop a complex piece in conversation with the surrounding southern Vermont community, to be performed at the residency’s conclusion. This could include: workshops, classes, recording studio sessions and informal performances.
Vermont Studio Center
80 Pearl Street, Johnson
Residencies offered: 2-to-12-week studio residencies for 50 artists and writers per month (24 painters/mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 12 writers). Private studio space appropriate to the medium, open 24 hours a day. Simple, private rooms and excellent food. Opportunity for focused, independent work.
Village Arts of Putney
114 Westminster Road, Putney
Ongoing: Painting from Life. Workshop w/Hagop “Jack” Keledjian every Tues., 9-4pm. Ongoing: Peripheral Seeing. Portraiture Workshop w/Casey Baugh every third Wednesday, 9:30-4:30pm. Ongoing: Putney Painters. Every Sat.,10-4 pm. Oct. 12-16: 4th Annual Painting the Putney Landscape/Albert Handel and Anita Louise West, 9-4pm daily. Oct. 17: 6th Annual Paint-Out Day, 9-4pm.