Melissa Kristiansen with her art work.
Poultney Poultney High School art teacher Melissa Kristiansen will be attending the Skidmore College Art Fellows Program in July.
High School Art Teachers Fellowships are offered to four high school art teachers from across the United States. The chosen participants, including Kristiansen, are provided with free room and board as well as shared studio space for five weeks.
The aim is to advance the education of young artists by providing their teachers with a summer opportunity to work intensively as artists and to be refueled by a vibrant and interactive summer arts community.
Skidmore College offers the Art Fellows a chance to become immersed in their own studio art practice in painting, drawing, ceramics, or sculpture while being part of the larger liberal arts experience on Skidmore’s dynamic summer campus, benefiting not only them, but also ultimately students.