Café CCV, a biannual showcase of student artwork, was held at CCV-Rutland on December 9th. Over 70 students participated, displaying paintings, drawings, stained glass, ceramics, photography, and masks, and performing stand-up comedy.
For CCV student and Vermont State Park Ranger Lisa Liotta, her most recent artworks flow directly from her day job. The time she spends observing the flora and fauna at Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester provides her with the subject matter and the inspiration for her stunning watercolors.
Each semester CCV’s student artists take visual arts courses and produce amazing pieces of work. We welcome you to our Fall 2015 Visual Arts Wrap Up, a selection of art work produced in the spring and summer semesters in art classes from around the state.
Walk through the halls of CCV Montpelier and you’ll notice words such as Maybe! and IF staring you in the face. The words, along with a number of additional pieces, are part of the center’s latest art show, which features the work of Montpelier-based artist Sayward Schoonmaker.
Trish Weill is pretty tethered to her students.
That’s because students in the design-related classes she teaches are using technologies such as Pinterest, Tumblr, or WordPress, to work and connect with her both in and out of the classroom. Her familiarity with using technology in the classroom was the subject of her breakout session at the Southern Vermont Educators annual symposium last month. And it was a topic the owner of DelishDesign and CCV instructor of six years was thrilled to talk about with K-12 educators.
Take a stroll down CCV Montpelier’s first floor academic center gallery and be sure to check out artist David Southwick’s paintings on display. Southwick is based in Maine and is teaching for CCV for the first time this spring, offering an online Two-Dimensional Design course.
It takes many small parts to make a whole. That was the thought behind Small Works, the current art show on display at CCV Montpelier. The show, which runs from October 4 through December 16, 2013 features the work of CCV students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
It’s just past one o’clock on Tuesday afternoon at CCV Newport. Students are at work in the Learning Center, instructors are beginning the day’s lessons, and staff goes about handling the logistics of day-to-day life at the College. This would be a typical day at the center, save for what’s going on in the corner classroom that looks out over Lake Memphremagog.
Hallmarks of the CCV experience are small classes and practicing professional instructors who bring real-world applications to their teaching. This spring CCV offers 25 art courses at centers throughout the state and online. Students who enroll in the “introduction” classes explore a new area of study, and often also get to experience how working artists apply their craft in daily life.