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Ceramics Class: Kate Westfall (Instructor), Mindy Harris, Fran Kline, Rachna Parasuraman, (Toni Christian-not pictured)
What our Ceramics Community loves about VisArts? The opportunity for collaboration and camaraderie!
VisArts ceramics students are a particularly close knit group who welcome newcomers, both seasoned and first time ceramic artists. Students develop their artistic and creative talents, and also receive many other intangible benefits such as finding respite from stressful health and family issues, participating in shared experiences with their teenage children, engaging with classmates in a non-competitive activity and making new friends.
Mindy, a relative newcomer, describes her classmates as “helpful, caring and friendly”.
Toni, another relative newcomer, says her classmates are “her family”. She has experienced, in a very personal way, what art and a “community of sisters” can do for an individual.
Rachna, 2½ years later, finds the classes “addictive”. She enjoys spending time with her “best friends” and talks about how her involvement at VisArts frees her from other distractions in her life.
Fran, a longtime ceramics artist, has been taking classes at VisArts for the last 5 years. She and her teenage daughter have had many shared experiences here. Fran feels that VisArts provides opportunities for camaraderie that often disappears once the “kids are gone” and allows her to “engage, share ideas and collaborate with others in a positive way”.
Please support education programming and opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie by donating today to the VisArts Challenge!