Monday, December 8, 2008

Art Talks and Carol Kramer Rocks!

Stafford Schools art teacher Mrs. Miller brought her Art Talks students to LibertyTown on last Saturday. Everyone ate lunch first, since they'd already been to Belmont, and then watched a pottery demo from Dan. The groups were large, so while they waited for the demo, they split into smaller groups and talked with various artists working in their studios. The outing ended with a scavenger hunt throughout the whole building. The kids were curious and asked great questions. They were great visitors!

Desiree makes notes about one of my paintings.

Ms. Kramer teaches a Humanities 100 class at the Fredericksburg area campus of Germanna Community College. She gave her students a terrific assignment this semester. They were to come to LibertyTown and interview three artists whose work they liked. They asked how the work was created; what inspired the artist, and any other questions that popped up in the conversation. I have probably spoken to at least ten of her students within the last few weeks and have really enjoyed it. They were universally surprised to find out what kind of place it is and amazed to find the arts and artists so approachable.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Now this is EXACTLY the kind of advertizing and exposure Liberty Town needs!!! Word of mouth is by far the best advertizing!! Love this!!