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How Teachers Spend the Summer

At Snow Farm, we know exactly what teachers want when summer vacation rolls around:  time to focus on personal passion and creativity, peace and quiet, and some painless professional development points. 

I love my job and I wouldn't change it, but teachers have quite a bit of stress placed on them, from all sides, on a daily basis.  My week at Snow Farm last summer was wonderful . . . I was able to focus, make art again, and just take time for me, to be me.     High school art teacher, Springfield, MA

For the first time, we are offering a late June, early summer, Art Retreat for Educators. Choose one of five workshops and spend three days up to your elbows in making whatever YOU want.  Enjoy six hours of hands-on studio time each day and open studio in the evenings. Optional special programming such as artist talks, craft demonstrations, and an exhibit of student work will bring people together throughout the weekend to share ideas. Take in the peaceful New England landscape, breathe, and relax.  Professional development and personal artistic growth - what's not to love?  

Be a student, and let one of these folks be your teacher:

melanie mowinski, artist, multi-media Melanie Mowinski teaches Mixing Media, Playing With Words:  A Daily Practice.  She says, "Explore different ways of establishing a daily creative practice, from visual responses to written texts to timed creative challenges using new and favorite materials."
mixed media assemblage, BZ Reily, snow farm
BZ Reily invites you to "playfully recycle and re-invent common items, collections, photos, memorabilia and found objects into 3D sculpture or a wall piece with personal meaning" in her class called Assemblage Memory Boxes
Ceramics. Kathy KingKathy King, Director of the Ceramics Program at Harvard, wants to talk and tell stories - in clay.  She'll teach how to "incorporate personal imagery and storytelling through carving slip-colored clay, and using transfer techniques."  Students can bring leather-hard work or use tiles provided to join this conversation.
Glass. Sam Myers Sam Myers is teaching the Sacred Art of Painting on Glass.  Sam says, "In this fun class, students will learn the basic painting techniques that have been used since medieval times, primarily for church windows." Take home a finished 11 x 12 stained glass panel.
paper sculpture, fafnir adamites Fafnir Adamites taught the fiber workshop in the Snow Farm Summer program for high schools. With a good sense of that age group, she can help teachers think about how to translate her Fibers Bootcamp into a school setting.  Fafnir is creative, experimental and fun! 




Here's a glimpse of your weekend. NOTE: Arrival on Friday, June 22 is flexible.  If you have end-of-school obligations, feel free to arrive on Saturday morning.  Just let us know - so we don't worry.  

Whether you are an educator in a traditional or non-traditional way, you are welcome at this retreat.  Register NOW !