Pat Moore was a competitive gymnast, springboard diver, college professor, television meteorologist, sky diving instructor, employment recruiter, and web designer. He has since “retired” to work at Okemo Mountain Resort in the winter and play golf in the summer. He and his wife, Penny Trick, have traveled extensively in retirement and are avid photographers. Pat has won BytePhoto.com Photo of the Year (Abstract/Digital Category), Kodak Picture of the Day, and his photographs have been featured in newspapers and magazines. He is the creator and video host of goldenyearsgeek.com. His works are sold at Fletcher Farm Gift Shop, the Silver Spoon Gallery, and the Okemo Valley Golf Course
MARY AVERY has been a juried member of HSEAD, Inc. since 1996 and a teacher of Early American Decorative Art since 1979 in her private studio. She has exhibited her work at the University of Connecticut Library and Sturbridge Village Museum in Massachusetts where she demonstrated Country Tin Painting as well. She also has done restorative work in country tin, bronze powder stenciling and gold leaf.
SUSAN DAMONE BALCH is an accomplished quilter, fly fisher, and teacher. She discovered the art of quilting in1978. Fly fishing, nature, and other extensive fabric collection provide the insiration for Susan's original art quilts. She delights in using curves and machine techniques to create her stylized pieced pictorials. As a divergence, ahe also creates intuitive abstract pieces. Many of her quilts have been exhibited and won awards throughout the country.
Wayne Barton is a professional woodcarver living in Park Ridge, Illinois with his wife Marlies, their four children having left the nest. First given an interest in woodcarving at the age of five by his Norwegian grandfather, he has had a love for woodcarving all his life. Mr. Barton took his formal training in the woodcarving center of Brienz, Switzerland, and his carvings can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is the only American to have his chip carvings in special exhibition at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. For the past thirty years he has been a columnist for the North American Woodcarver’s Association magazine, Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodcarving Illustrated and other magazines. He has written seven popular books on woodcarving and has made a number of television appearances on The American Woodshop with Scott Phillips and The Woodwright Shop with Roy Underhill. Mr. Barton is the founder and Director of the Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd., devoting much of his time to teaching throughout the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. He also has designed and manufactures chip carving knives and sharpening stones recognized for their exceptional quality by enthusiasts. Although versed in all disciplines of carving, he specializes in chip carving and has won both national and international recognition for his work and contributions to the woodcarving community in general.
Barbara Blanchard is a certified Seeley Doll Instructor since 1994. She owned a studio in Ct and has been teaching Porcelain Doll Making since 1995. She was awarded a Red Ribbon at the Doll Convention in New York for one of her dolls. She also specializes in an array of other molds, something for each month or occasion of the year. People often wonder about the differences between ceramic and porcelain: Ceramic Is dense and blocks light from passing through, whereas porcelain is often translucent. Ceramic is thicker with a more sturdy appearance, porcelain is thinner with a more delicate appearance. Ceramic is to porous to be water tight without a glaze, porcelain is watertight without a glaze. Ceramic is often not as finely detailed, whereas the fineness of the pasty clay of porcelain allows for intricate fine details.
Tom has been a Professional Educator for 20 years. He has a Masters in Education with two BAs - History and Archaeology - state certified HQT in eight subjects including Art. A life long proponent of visual thinking strategies in education He is offering this workshop to share the River Gallery School Sequencing method - one designed “to help overcome blocks to creativity (personal and cultural)” .
HAROLD BOSCO received an MA from University of MA studying fabrication, forging and casting metals. He has worked in silver and gold for 29 years, including fine gold repair and custom work. Harold exhibits at arts and craft shows throughout New England; has won awards for his designed jewelry, teaches classes and continually accepts apprentices.
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ROBERT WALDO BRUNELLE, Jr. is a painter, book illustrator, and political cartoonist. His comic strip, “Mr. Brunelle Explains It All”, has been amusing readers of the Funny Times since 1997, and may be seen on the on-line comics sites www.blacklinecomics.com and www.politecompany.com. Since 1981 he has been the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School, and since 1995 he has served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association. You may see examples of his paintings and cartoons at www.mrbrunelle.com.
Sue Carey first started raising sheep 30 years ago and became interested in using her sheep’s fiber for needle felting over 20 years ago. Being a fiber artist and shepherd, are two passions that integrate extremely well with the sheep’s wool providing raw material for her artistic endeavors. As a shepherd, she has gained extensive knowledge of wool including proper ways of nurturing, genetics, handing, and processing. A Bachelor of Science in Biology helps with the visual creation of realistic birds and animals. She enjoys experimenting with different techniques to craft her unique sculptures. Sue teaches her style of felting throughout the Northeast.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of taking a class at Fletcher Farms and experienced the welcoming and relaxing environment, so it was a total delight to be invited to teach. On my return I will be bringing a great deal of enthusiasm to provide a whimsical experience for the young artists ready to work in clay. I will also be bringing my experience as a working artist, along with my teaching experiences from the elementary level to college.
Carole Carr is a working artist and teacher for more then 30 years , and looks forward to sharing many of her experiences and knowledge. She is currently working at Georgian Court University and Lavallette Elementary School ranging from adults to children. She brings a great deal of enthusiasm to her teaching to all levels of earning in the wonderful artistic environment Fletcher Farm provides.
Award-winning artist Robert Carsten attended the Art Students League of New York, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti (Italy). He is a board member and signature member of the Pastel Society of America and is a contributing writer to Pastel Journal and The Artist's Magazine. His pastel paintings have been shown in many museums and galleries and are collected worldwide. He has been featured in Pure Color/The Best of Pastel,  Pastel Journal, American Art Review, The Artist's Magazine, Strokes of Genius/The Best of Drawing and Finding Your Style in Pastel. Visit his website: www.robertcarsten.com
Susan Chadwick was a Presidential scholar and graduated from Hamline University in ST. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with a focus on drawing and painting. While at Hamline she was the editor of Dasein magazine and President of Pi Beta Gamma sorority. After receiving an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Minnesota, Susan enjoyed a long business career in New York City. Susan held positions as the Design Director for Waverly Home Fashions, Corporate Marketing Director for F. Schumacher & Co. and the VP of Business Intelligence for JP Morgan Chase investment Bank. Susan now resides full-time in Ludlow, Vermont and enjoys assisting students and instructors at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, where she also serves on the Board of Directors.
SANDI CIRILLO, a retired art educator, currently lives in Searsport, Maine and has been a fiber artist for over 20 years. Her passion is woring with natural and manmade textural materials to create one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces of art. Sandi also teaches many fiber workshops throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina. She also teaches drawing classes at Senior College in Belfast, Maine. She enjoys introducing adults and children to the joys of fiber art. You can see examples of her work on her website, especially-for-ewe.com as well as a listing of upcoming workshops she will be teaching. Sandi's work is in many private collections and she exhibits locally and nationally. Influences for her drawings and fiber artwork come from her love of hiking and photographing the natural world and for her love for the beauty of coastal Maine.
Nancy has been working with gourds, reed baskets and pine needles for many years. Her work is in several studios, and she has taught in Florida and New Hampshire.
Creative expression is right up there with eating, sleeping and breathing in Lis-el Crowley's world. She is always looking for new ways to express her own creative energy and to help others express theirs. She has worked for over 30 years as an artisan and teacher and currently owns and operates Art & Soul Gallery in Windsor, CT. Lis-el is a Senior Certified Art Clay Silver instructor, and is currently working in ceramic, metal clay, fused glass, fiber, and metal. Her work can be found in galleries and shops throughout New England.
Christine studied art at New York University and The School for American Craftsmen at R.I.T. She was Featured Designer in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine - Fall 2011 and was one of 12 artists showcased in Polymer Clay: Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple, whose website Polymer Clay Daily frequently features her work. She has been teaching polymer clay classes at art retreats since 2011 and gives workshops at her home in Braintree, VT.
MARCIA DOCKUM has studied art at the Center for Music, Drama and Art at Lake Placid, NY, earned a B.S. in Art Education from Johnson State College, a Masters Degree in Education from the College of St. Joseph and currently teaching art, grades 7 -12 at Black River HS in Ludlow, VT.
Nancy Dorian is a fiber artist residing in Northampton Massachusetts with a degree in Interior Design and Fine Arts minor in Ceramics. Her company now & ZEN art to wear emerged from the belief that joy comes from doing what you love. Pottery, stained glass and jewelry are a few of her mediums, but she now works primarily with fiber. Nancy has taught fiber arts in many venues including Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival, New England Felting Supply, WEBS, Holyoke Community College, Fletcher Farm School for the arts and craft and Bead + Fiber. She creates one-of-a-kind art wear using hand-painted silks and gossamer Nuno Felting techniques. Her work has been spotlighted in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican and Preview Massachusetts Magazine and can be found at galleries and boutiques coast to coast. Find out more about her at www.nancydorian.com.
Beth Ezoid has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. After retiring from 33 years as a school teacher, she found that sewing had become a passion again. ( began when she was 10.) In her years of teaching, crafts was always part of her curriculum. SheI has been taking quilting classes since 2004 and enjoys the variety of projects. The fabric pottery has been part of her life for four years. Friends and family have enjoyed receiving them, and they have sold very well in consignment stores.
During visits to Fletcher Farm these last few Summers. Jamie has enjoyed meeting so many talented artists and craftsmen (& craftswomen too). Many have shared with him the frustrations they experience trying to sell their work -especially online. This summer he decided to introduce a course to help resolve this challenge. As founder of a digital marketing firm, he has helped small companies and national brands create digital strategy and generate new customers and revenue. He has also operated successful businesses selling on his own e-commerce sites, Amazon, Ebay, Etsy & others. He looks forward to helping any interested artists and craftsmen build their own online business.
Jane is has been a student of lace making for 12 years and has studied extensively under Evelyn Gant. She looks forward to introducing others to the art.
Having just relocated here from Long Island, NY, and then a short stint in NH, Christy is working as a substitute teacher for the local school district. She holds a MA, and enjoys mixed media, drawing, painting and sculpture. Christy is excited about. and very inspired by the natural beauty of Vermont.
Joyce graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Art. She has had a lifelong interest in the visual arts and has training in graphic design. In recent years she has developed a fascination with saving old furniture through repainting, stenciling and chair seating. Joyce has honed her skills in chair seating by taking numerous classes with Sandy Sherman, learning caning, fiber rush, and Shaker tape. Necktie chair seats combine her interest in well-loved furniture and creative uses for cast-off items. Joyce currently assists with catalog layout for the Society of VT Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. and is the Volunteer Coordinator on the Society Board of Directors
Phyllis Gagnon has been creating in different mediums and sharing those with students for numerous years. She has a BS in Education from Keene State College and lives in Claremont, NH. She has taught in public and private schools, in her own studio and at Fletcher Farm School. This summer she will be sharing her knowledge and creativity working with mosaics. In Addition Phyllis is an Oxford Certified Instructor in Punch Needle Rug Hooking, and will be teaching classes in rug hooking at Fletcher Farm School. Phyllis is currently on the Board of The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen’s Inc, as The Fletcher Farm Craft and Gift Shoppe Chairman.
Bonnie Gale has been a traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 33 years. With degrees from the University of Manchester, MIT and SUNY-ESF, she engages in spatial design and containment. In the last 8 years, she has been building living willow structures. Her work has been published in House and Garden, Vogue Living, Early American Life and Fiber Arts magazines. In 1999, she was awarded a NYFA Artist Fellowship and in April 2010, she appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. She wrote her first book “Living Willow Form” in 2014. Her main web site is www.bonniegale.com.
EVELYN GANT has been teaching and demonstrating fiber arts for over 30 years. She studied the art of bobbin lace with several internationally renowned teachers and has taught at Shelburne Craft School, New England Weavers' Seminar and in elementary and secondary schools throughout New England. Evelyn's work has been exhibited at the Wood Art Gallery, Kellogg Hubbard Library and at NEWS. She is currently working on a historical lace project for the Aldrich Library and Museum.
Deborah is originally from Milford, CT. and has been a resident of New Hampshire since 1990. She is an Artist, and has an appreciation for realism, and enjoys photography. She studied fine art at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. She includes art in her everyday life. She has shown her artwork at Art In The Park and Art Walk, in Keene, New Hampshire. Art Walk is where she demonstrated her painting techniques to the public. She manages her own website, and has answered an overwhelmingly number of blog requests. Please visit her website at: www.deborahgentile.com
Lisa Gray has been crafting for more than 35 years. Never one to settle on just one thing she has acquired many skills in various mediums such as jewelry, painted glass, soap making, quilting and cake decorating, just to name a few. She has shared her skills and knowledge for the past 10 years by teaching both children and adults at a summer camp hosted by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for HIV/AIDS affected individuals. She is a member of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc.
Barbara Gutheil first started decorative painting in 1979 with Bauernmalerei painter Pipka and continued to attend these classes in the Midwest. Barbara has been Rosemaling since 1996, studying with Eldred Arntzen, noted American Rosemaler, and in Norway with Eli Saelid, Anne Kertveit, Turid Fatland, and Johild Maeland.
Lyn has studied with Nadine Spire and Pam Talsky, both very accomplished pine needle basket makers. She has taught in Wyoming. Last year was their first year at the Fletcher Farm Festival and their baskets are on exhibit in Walpole, NH.
Coming Soon…
Layne Herschel of Chester, VT began taking Amy Oxford's rug hooking classes in the mid 1990's and continues to expand her knowledge and skills as techniques and equipment evolve. Layne received her Oxford Certification as a teacher of Punch Needle Rug Hooking in 2001 and now teaches privately and at Fletcher Farm School. Her rugs have been featured in 2 of Amy's books. She belongs to the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and has displayed at its shows. Layne is the Board Chairman of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc.
Adam Herschel is a chef de cuisine at Firebird in Essex Junction, Vermont. He has studied many different types of culinary etiquette, including the fine art of sushi, California cuisine, Southern and Mexican styles. He has worked in restaurants in the tourist communities of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and North Star at Lake Tahoe. Experience includes recipe writing, wine pairing, menu pricing and kitchen and staff management. He is a sound believer in the slow food movement and the use of sustainable organic foods whenever possible.
Ever since her mother taught her to knit at the age of seven, Judith has been immersed in some form of fiber art. At one point in her life when she was laid up with a badly broken leg, Judith supported herself by knitting sweaters for retail in galleries.   She then turned to machine knitting and designed and knit sweaters for the wholesale craft market.  For the past twenty years or more,  her passion has been rug hooking, both traditional and punch needle, and she loves to combine the two. She is an Oxford certified punch instructor as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking
As a practicing artist I'm striving to find and record a balance between the natural environment and man's imprint upon the environment. My recent work is focused upon recording the harmony and balance that exists between man's creative expressions and natures majestic forms and beauty. At times this journey is interrupted by the unexpected and newly discovered creative pursuits. I seek the trail less traveled, searching for the harmony of nature, as an inspiration for the images in my artwork. Many of my intaglio images focus upon waterfalls and the challenge of creating artwork that catches the movement of water cascading over rock formations, bed rock, and mountain streams. Many of my images record historic sites and the wilderness in New York State, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Images from Tuscany record the rolling hillside, vineyards, olive groves, Cyprus trees, and buildings of antiquity. Travels across the United States have focused upon our rich natural and cultural history, and the native peoples of our country. Travels to Europe have focused upon the culture of Scotland, Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, ancient Greece, Italy, Sicily, and the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Italian Renaissance and the religious imagery of that period have influenced my creative images. I have found this period in history to be the foundation for the fundamental principles I utilize in my artwork. In recent years I have moved away from using artistic materials that pose health issues, such as toxins, solvents, pigments, acids, chemicals, and powders. I have explored the use of environmental friendly materials and utilize accepted conservation practices. I have conducted workshops in Printmaking over the past decade for artists, arts councils, arts organizations, professional organizations, and school districts. I have engaged in artist residencies at arts organizations, colleges, and regional schools. I'm partnered with the VIEW (Art Center/ Old Forge, NY), Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Yates County Arts Center, Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, SUNY New Paltz, Hartwick College, University of New Hampshire, Fletcher Farm School, Touchstone Center for the Arts and Crafts, Sagamore Great Camp, and the Saratoga Arts Council. I have organized and coordinated eight trips to Italy over the past ten years. The focus has been upon the art, history, and culture of the Medieval and Renaissance time periods, including a two-week artist retreat to Tuscany, residing near Florence at a Medieval Vila built in 1392. Recent travels have taken me to Italy, Sicily, Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Fair Isle, and France. Several of my recent intaglio prints reflect the influence of my travels across the United States, Europe, and the Tuscan countryside.
AMBER KAEMMERLEN taught ceramics at Johnson State College in Northern Vermont. She has taught elementary classes at The Helen Day Art Center and for The River Arts Program. She is now teaching art at the Ludlow Elementary School.
Collen Kennedy is a Certified Bob Ross Instructor who has been teaching the tri-state area for over 19 years
Patricia has a B.F.A fromTufts University & Boston Museum School and a M.F.A from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught Fine Arts at Lebanon College for twenty years. Her Art has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemorary Art, Philadelphia, Musemu of Fine art, Boston and New England Galleria
Barbara Klumb is the owner and operator of Stained Glass Plus. She holds a BS degree in Art Education from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. She has 25 years’ experience in stained glass work and was the owner of the stained glass shop in Hillsboro, NH for 8 years. Barbara has done repairs and restoration of stained glass windows in several historical buildings and churches in NH. She has done custom window designs for various homes in Concord, NH and the surrounding area and is proficient in lead came and Tiffany style (foil method) stained glass. Barbara has been a teacher at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow, VT since 1996 and is a member of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen.
DAVID KREIDER is a mixed media artist working in the rare artforms of pyrography and pyrogravure coloree. He is known for his exquisite intercultural character studies, portraits, wildlife, and vibrant impressionistic landscapes incorporating the rich visual textures of his "canvases" on wood. David has been showing and selling his award-winning art in over 400 juried art shows, street fairs, galleries, and international and ethnic festivals for over 32 years. More recently, by request, he has taken to teaching this unusual art to the delight of pyrography enthusiasts who have been captivated by his talent and work at Schools of Craft and Woodworking that often bring together some of the premier artists and craftsmen in their fields. He has been gratified to be honored by his students as a gifted and engaging teacher whose style seems to connect and bring out the collective best and often undiscovered talents of his students. Having grown up in the conflicted world of the Middle East, in Israel-Palestine, and visited and taught in Egypt, Iraq and Kurdistan, regions that span the cultures and faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others in a multiplicity of cultural expressions, David's work and studies have taken him into the arts of intercultural diplomacy, conflict transformation, trauma healing, interfaith engagement, and peacebuilding as well. Expressions of his interests in peace pervade his art and student-centered teaching in a way that not only evokes their best in technical skills but draws from and nurtures their heart and soul as well.
LADY MCCRADY Louise McCrady Jr. aka Lady McCrady, is a painter and lecturer, MFA City University of New York Hunter College, BFA from Syracuse University School of Art, and Sir John Cass School of Art, London. Recipient of grants from Connecticut Commission on the Arts, New York University-National Endowment for the Arts, and Smith College, she was a performance artist in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial 2012 Michael Clark Co UK residency. Current and past exhibitions include universities, museums and galleries in Paris and New York. She lectures on The Brain on Creativity: Why Art Matters in the New Economy.
Dawn E. Miller started her painting career in graphite, oil, and watercolor, but became a devotee of soft pastels over 20 years ago and has remained one ever since. She received her B.S. from Florida State University and her M.S. from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Miller has been on the faculty of Vero Beach Museum of Art since 2007, where she teaches a wide range of courses including: color theory, composition and design, portraiture, plein aire and pastels. She has been invited to teach throughout the United Stated and Europe. Ms. Miller is a member of the Pastel Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.Ms. Miller’s painting, Too Blue, was selected for the 2013 Pastel Society of America exhibit, Enduring Brilliance, at the National Arts Club in New York City. In November, 2013, she received both an award for artistic merit and her teaching skills at Art Works of Eau Gallie, a regional Art Festival.
LOUISE MINKS has been painting professionally for 25 years. Originally an oil painter, she is now an enthusiastic convert to acrylics. “With a little practice, they can be used either like oils or watercolor because of their versatility. I love the water cleanup and putting a dry painting in the car once I finish on site! For new painters, I think acrylics are perfect because they are so forgiving.” Louise is represented by Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluff, Envision Gallery in Taos, NM, Kaos Gallery in Wilmington, VT, and her own working studio/gallery, Millworks Studio, at The Montague Mill in Montague Center, MA. She is an elected member of the National Assoc. of Women Artists, received a painting residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos and was artist-in-residence at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Louise enjoys teaching students at all experience levels and has private lessons in her studio, workshops in NM, VT and Martha’s Vineyard, and on-going classes near her home in western MA.
Matt Monaco. has been a Professional wood turner for 12 years. He is a production wood turner by trade, as he has sold his work through craft fairs, trade shows, and retailers across the country. He has also made a number of architectural turnings for businesses of the furniture trades. He has been formally trained by some of the best wood turners in the world, has demonstrated throughout the U.S. and has taught the craft at the college level. Currently he turned a range of products for either utilitarian use, or display purpose exclusively for Shackleton Thomas Fine Furniture, located in Bridgewater Vt.
Dona wants to help the fellow basket maker to have fun where they will leave with learning her techniques and methods she has found helpful over the years to help achieve what they could be proud of. Weaving since in 1988 she has started teaching classes in 1992 throughout NJ at school campus’, local basketry guilds and at various galleries. Wining numerous awards for her work she also has been recognized on local TV, in newspapers, magazines and articles in several basketry newsletters. Not slowing down since moving to Tunbridge, VT in 1996 she has continued to teach classes across the country and holds classes at her quiet & secluded “Country Spirit Basket” studio with husband Warren. Dona does not focus on one style of basketry or one medium. She also enjoys the gifts of nature which she shares with students one being utilizing birch bark. Warren and Dona both can be seen harvesting birch bark on their property where Dona is accredited for teaching over 75 birch bark designs and more than 135 reed basket designs.
JUDITH NEVIN has been making baskets for more than 20 years. She has traveled throughout the country researching baskets and their history. Judy is extremely interested in Native American and Shaker basketry and many of the baskets she has created herself reflect her interest is these cultures. She continues to study with basket makers from all over the country and has taught individual lessons, groups of school children and classes at Fletcher Farm School and several galleries. She is a member of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc.
ROBERT O’BRIEN has been painting in the watercolor medium for over 40 years and teaching for over 30 years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, his work has focused on landscape,florals, architectural studies and portraits. Robert is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society and the Central NY Watercolor Society. his work has won many awards throughout his long career in watercolor painting. Most recently he was awarded the Silver Medal in the New England Watercolor Society's 2016 Juried Signature Members Show in Boston. Robert’s subjects are mainly close-focus, using the dry-brush technique in many of his works. Robert lives and paints in Weathersfield Vermont. He conducts a number of workshops in watercolor technique throughout the year.
ERIC PINTAR has taught box making workshops for 10 years. He is a partner at the Home Shop in Charlotte, Michigan which supplies woodworkers worldwide with instruction and materials for making Shaker oval boxes. Coming on board as a junior in high school 15 years ago, Eric has made a career serving the needs of craftsmen near and far.
FRIEDA POST recently moved to Vermont. She was active in the Virginia art community, where she took classes at the Studio School and workshops by well known artists, and where she taught workshops in watermedia, collage and rice paper batik. She exhibited in galleries and shows in Virginia (and now at The Vault in Springfield, VT). She enjoys diverse techniques and loves teaching them. Her work is in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe. Examples of her art work are displayed in her website http://friedapost.webstarts.com
Cheryl Rezendes is the author of Fabric Surface Design. She received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduation she made her living as a custom clothier while pursuing her own artwork as a mixed-media collage artist. She has been working almost exclusively with fiber since 1997. Cheryl has worked as an elementary school art teacher, interior designer, and as an art columnist for a daily newspaper as well as currently writing for Stitch-It...Today. Both her fine and wearable art have been exhibited in shops and galleries throughout the United States. She lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, two full size collies and a very ornery cat named Julian.
Susan Rockwell is active in the Vermont Weavers Guild and Past President of the New England Weavers Seminar (a conference for all NE Guilds). Susan has been teaching basic weaving classes for over 30 years at weaving guilds, regional weaving conferences and craft schools. She started teaching at Fletcher Farm in 1993. She has exhibited and won awards for her weaving at local, regional and international exhibits. Susan has juried numerous weaving shows and organized and completed a course for weaving instructors
Linda Schultz is a retired Art Educator. She holds a MS in Art Education and a Certificate of completion from the prestigious Art Farm Gallery Studies in Chinese Brush painting where she studied with Professor I-Hsuing Ju. She has furthered studied with Leigh Wen and with master painters in the city of Jan Ying, China.
CAROLYN SCOTT has been an avid artisan and crafter for most of her life. She began the marketing of her arts & crafts when she and a friend opened "Wreaths Galore" in 1980. They participated in fairs and festivals in the area and this led to teaching wreath making. Following retirement from the corporate world in 1987, she and her husband moved to Arizona where she accepted a position as an Activity Director at a local RV Resort. Carolyn's responsibilities included arranging for arts & crafts instruction at the resort and she taught many of the classes herself. It was here she first discovered the art of Landscape Weaving and as far as she can determine, this is the only class in this medium in the area. Carolyn is Finance Director of the Society of Vermont Artists & Craftsmen, Inc. and School Committee Director of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts.
SANDE SNYDER is a Syracuse Univ. graduate with a BS in education. She has studied decorative painting with Lorraine McGowan, CDA, for the past six years and has taken several courses with Donna Bernardo. She was a member of Donna's class which painted the large mural in the Meadowview Room at Fletcher Farm School.
MIMI STRACK has been making quilts for more than thirty years; quilting professionally and teaching quilting since 1981; has a broad background in many aspects of quiltmaking, especially hand techniques, fabric/color coordination, and design; serves as a quilt judge; does freelance commission work; has extensive teaching experience including Fletcher Farm School; active member of Cornerstone Quilters Guild.
For 20 years Piper has made art and art objects for the craft and fine art market and display. She has an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania and a minor in Art History. She has taught at the College level, Plymouth State and at the school age level for 10 plus years. Her work has been in public and private collections in the US and abroad, been featured in The New York Times and American Art, as well as Craft Magazine. She loves the natural form, especially animals and the human figure. She works with gesture and art history based themes, mostly relating to myth, working primarily with steel and brass.
Robert Sydorowich paints the Vermont countryside, much of his time for the last three decades has been spent trying to capture the simple small town life in and around Andover, Vermont the town where he lives. An enthusiastic plein air painter and an admirer of the Impressionists movement his goal is to apply paint with lively brushwork and glowing colors reminiscent of that movement. Simple, focused, capturing the truth of the moment - his snapshots. Sydorowich's work portrays, real places, real people, real life situations. He studied art and architecture at Pratt Institute and The New School for Social Research in New Your City. An Award winning artist Robert's work is represented in collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Penny Trick is a retired attorney and proud Penn State alumna. Like her husband, Pat Moore, she has traveled extensively in retirement, volunteered at the Weston Playhouse, local schools, and Fletcher Farms. Her travel photography from 4 different continents has been featured in newspapers and her embroidery is for sale at the Fletcher Farm Gift Shop. She is a member of the Fletcher Farm Board of Directors
SONYA VICKERS has taught ecology and nature journaling courses for 10 years, developing a program where students observe nature by taking the time to draw details they see in journals. Her training is in Biology and Environmental Science from Hartwick College, Wesleyan Univ., American International College, and the Univ. of Mass. She has given seminars in this technique to the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society and the Springfield Naturalists Club.
A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I began painting lessons as a shy yet spirited child studying in Provincetown, Ma. with Henry Hensche as well as with visiting impressionist painters to his school. I received formal training at The Art Institute of Boston; L’Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris, France; and Boston University. Later I returned to my childhood location in Provincetown to study with Lois Griffel at the Cape Cod School of Art. Lois had great impact on my work in leading me further with my exploration of color and light. Others with whom I studied that influenced the development of my work were Wolf Kahn at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Janet Fish in NYC, and Jason Berger at Art Institute of Boston. Early in my career I concentrated on murals and trompe l’oeil painting, working with teenagers creating murals funded by local agencies and grants. I returned to college to obtain teaching credentials and then worked as an art teacher for many years in public and private education. I now work full time in my studio, teach private students and small groups, and facilitate Full Color Painting Workshops locally, nationally and internationally. My work has been in many group shows, solo shows, juried shows, publications, and I have received awards and commissions. I love to travel and have lived and worked in parts of Europe, the Middle East, Martha’s Vineyard, Ma., Cape Cod, Ma., Sarasota, Fl., Los Angeles, Ca., and Santa Fe, NM. I now live in Western Massachusetts with my husband, Ed.

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