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2021 Workshops/Events

Join us in a fun fall event! Arttober! VAEA's first annual drawing prompt series!

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2020 Workshops

Join VAEA in a Three-Part Workshop from The Anti-Racist Art Teachers!

Due to popularity, a second session with the Anti-Racist Art Teachers  has been added.

Session 1: An introduction: Live Q&A on 12/02/2020 @ 5pm

Session 2: Appropriation in the Arts: Live Q&A on 12/09/2020 @ 5pm

Session 3: Inspiring Artists: Live Q&A on 12/16/2020 @ 5pm

Registration is now closed.


Join VAEA in a Three-Part Workshop from The Anti-Racist Art Teachers!

We are excited to be offering a three-part workshop from The Anti-Racist Art Teachers. It will take place asynchronously with Live Q&A scheduled after each session. The cost is $50 for all three sessions. This workshop is absolutely vital to anyone who is an art educator. Please join us and help begin this important work that benefits all humans. 


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!! - This session is full!


Session 1: An introduction: Live Q&A on 10/19/2020 @ 6pm

Session 2: Appropriation in the Arts: Live Q&A on 10/26/2020 @ 6pm

Session 3: Inspiring Artists: Live Q&A on 11/02/2020 @ 6pm


I Am Here 

With Tracy Penfield founder of Safe Art

Online: Weds. August 12  & Thurs. Aug. 13, 9-10:30am

Cost: $15



Wednesday (click here)

Thursday (click here)

We suggest attending  both trainings, though it is not mandatory .

These two trainings will offer specific projects and lesson plan outlines to inspire Vermont’s art teachers and support their re-entry. All projects will be designed to be btrauma sensitive and  work whether online or in person, with simple materials. We all will be here. 


This session will give teachers tools to make the transition back to school successful or students and teachers, whether online or in person  including trauma-sensitive support and using  the social emotional reflections that are the power of art. Discussion of signs of trauma to be aware of, the telltale red flags,  and how to be trauma-responsive


This session will offer inspiring  projects and lesson plan outlines that will interweave standards, positive messages, creative expression and

FUN!  We will discuss what the ingredients of a holistic lesson plan look like, including mindfulness and embodiment for beginning and end of class, to ensure presence, inclusion and a sense of well being. 

Tracy Penfield is a dancer and fiber artist who has been involved in arts education since 1986. She completed hundreds of visiting artist residencies while on the arts council rosters in NH, VT and MT, in both fiber arts and movement. In the 1990’s she was Dance Artist for the VT Institute for Teaching the Arts (VITA), a classroom arts integration program, and for over a decade she brought dance to schools through Very Special Arts of NH and VT. In 2000 Tracy founded SafeArt, Inc., a nonprofit committed to engaging creative expression in the prevention and healing of trauma.

Total Eclipse of the Art: Social Emotional Learning through Art Education, led by Jenny Goodrich.
Date: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Location: Bandstand at Volunteers Green, 286 Bridge Street, Richmond VT
Price for Members: $15 materials fee


Eclipses symbolize exponential growth and a time of rapid change. As educators that is exactly what we have been experiencing. We may not have control over what school will look like in the fall but we do have control over providing meaningful and empowering projects to our students. In this hands-on workshop we will explore how social emotional learning can be effortlessly integrated into art making. This mixed media workshop is based on the interest of educators and is appropriate for all grade level educators. Due to COVID 19, please bring your own “high touch materials”, such as scissors, glue stick, pencils, pens, etc. Other materials will be provided.  Empowering social emotional development through art is more important now than ever. Please Join us!

Note: Prior to the workshop, participants are required to fill out a paper form. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you are feeling symptoms please stay home. 


Free VATA Workshop: Re-invigorate Your Art Practice with Adria Arch

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

Price: Free for VATA Members

Want to feel inspired & get back into art-making?! This 3 hour drawing/painting workshop is designed for art educators in mind. Join Adria Arch virtually in a series of relaxing & fun exercises that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing! Materials you will need: paints, paper, markers, & a device.

Soapstone Carving Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 23, 10:00-1:00
Location: Poultney High School
Price for Members: Free

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