Students from Fiber Arts, Papermaking and Pottery classes will be exhibiting their work in the Brown Library in the month of December starting with an opening reception at 4:30pm on Tuesday December 10th. The student show will feature works made from locally sourced plant and wool fibers and from wheel thrown and handbuilt clay. Students showcase their knowledge in projects ranging from hats, scarves, and clothing to bound books, cyanotypes, block prints, and ceramic vessels.
Students working with Leland Peterson’s Drawing From Nature class produce some remarkable pieces of artwork. The class focuses on creating art related to the landscape of the Black River Watershed — which encompasses Sterling College and Craftsbury. Open to students at all levels of art experience, the class uses a combination of on-site art making, individual meetings, group critiques, and field trips to museums to facilitate the understanding and the practice of creating landscape art. Students focus on drawing with pen and ink and painting with watercolors. The group visits and captures the many picturesque areas around Craftsbury.
For the past 32 years Sterling’s Simpson Hall hosts an exhibit of Sterling student wood projects at the Annual Wood Show. The annual Wood Show provides an opportunity for the public to view projects completed by students in the “Reverence for Wood” class. Under the guidance of woodworking teacher Keren Ferrari, the “Reverence for Wood” class gives students of all woodworking abilities the skills necessary to create a final wood project of their choosing. Students create strong and unique wood work, including ornate blanket chests, benches, musical instruments, a grandfather clock, spinning wheels, and much more.