Join us for an unforgettable 2 weeks this summer in Castleton, Vermont! If you are in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, you are eligible to apply. Please spread the word in your communities!
Grace Potter and Charlotte Potter invited us to partner with them in the Grand Point Weird portion of the Grand Point North festival in Burlington this September. We planned for many months for this incredible weekend of collaborative painting, performing, and talking with the public about the Governor's Institutes of Vermont!
Learn more about the art and collaborative process in this great Seven Days article ... and here's a nice excerpt:
The festival's debut collaboration with GIA represents the Potter sisters' desire to involve more Vermont artists and students in GPN. Both are alumnae of the two-week summer arts program. "It was really influential in both of our career paths," Charlotte said.
Many thanks to Judy Dow, Isaac Eddy, Cavan Meese, Elizabeth Frascoia, and Karen Taylor Mitchell for helping this come to fruition!
FINAL DAY: Sunday, July 10, 2015: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Please arrive between 11:30am and noon
Castleton University Fine Arts Center
(not the dorms)
Parking available in lot near Fine Arts Center
Our Final Day! Please join us for the afternoon as we show off our processes and some of our products. You’ll get a chance to see what your student has been working on, as well as gain a greater understanding of how all of the different art forms work together! We will be done by 3:00pm. If you can't join us by noon, that's no problem. We'll connect you with your student once you arrive. Students will already have packed up their things in the morning, so you’ll be able to grab the luggage and go after our program ends. There's parking right next to the Fine Arts Center.
It is extremely important to us that all students stay to the end to complete the experience. We know that many of you have a long way to go on that day and we appreciate your understanding and support of our community.
MONDAY, JULY 4 - 10:15am
Our Fourth of July Samba Parade!
Main Street, Castleton
Our entire community puts on a parade for the town of Castleton, right down the Main Street, filled with giant puppets, samba music, and surprises! You are welcome to come cheer us on as we parade by, and then we'll be on to our next special activity, so make sure to wave and shout extra loud so your student can see that you’re there! The town festivities carry on after we leave, so feel free to stick around Main Street to catch some more fun! Arrive by 10:00am to park and find a spot near the store & diner to watch.
Also, our Parade Guru Sara Peattie has been written up in The Boston Globe!
We kicked off GIA 2016 with a contra dance called by the wonderful Andy Davis of Brattleboro. The weather was gorgeous and we had a great time swinging into the night!
GIA 2016 is just days away! We're gearing up and counting down the days!
Registration is open from 1:30-3:30 on June 26. If you need to check in with the nurse, please try to arrive on the earlier side of this window of time. Once you sign in at registration you may not leave campus to run errands so make sure you double check your packing. If you forget something, no biggie, we'll figure it out!
Registration takes place at the dorms (Adams and Wheeler Hall). Directions to Castleton University are listed on our website as well as the schedule for registration. When you come into Castleton, turn off of Main Street onto the South Street campus entrance; you'll be turning right from there to get to the dorms. There will be signs directing you, and by the time you find the turn-off from South Street you'll be seeing at least one friendly GIA face to help you find your way. It's best to park, go to the registration tables, and then get all your stuff to move into your room.
Parents and guardians, please plan to spend a few minutes with Elizabeth, GIA's director, after getting your student moved in. She'd like to meet you, give you some information, and answer any questions you may have. At the same time, students will be heading to the Fine Arts Center to meet each other and learn about our fabulous faculty and classes before our grand opening at 4:00. We ask that parents and guardians have left by 3:45.
Things to remember to bring:
See you on Sunday, June 26!
Catch alum Noah Young on bass with his band Naughty Professor on June 8! They'll be up from New Orleans performing as part of the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington. Get all the details at their website! And watch footage of them working with GIA students last year in this video (they are featured at around 4 minutes in)...