Carol Gargon has been teaching art classes at CCV for 31 years. She’s taught graphic design, drawing, pastels, painting, jewelry, printmaking, and a crafting class. This spring, students in her Painting I class in Montpelier had a chance to show their work in CCV president Joyce Judy’s office gallery, where artwork from CCV faculty members is displayed in rotating exhibits.
Spring semester has come to a close, and CCV is counting down the days to commencement! In this busy month’s roundup, we’re proud to share news that reflects the hard work, engagement, and curiosity of folks from around the state.
It’s been a relatively quiet few weeks for CCV now that we’re well into summer, but we still had some good things happening all over the state.
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.
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.