WREN is joining forces with White Mountain School Arts to offer a week of creative workshops for middle and high school students.

 

Join WREN’s Wings 2.0 program at The White Mountain School this February for hands-on workshops presented by professional artists and experienced instructors  These fun and creative workshops are open to middle and high school students ages 12-18. The workshop series will culminate in a gallery show of participant work, with a gallery opening on Saturday, March 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at WREN.

 

Christine Reilly of WMS Arts had this to say about the workshop series: “It is a perfect blend of community for WMS Arts to work with WREN's Wings 2.0 Program. We are excited to have teens from the surrounding community creating here at WMS! The more we all connect to each other in our community the stronger we all become. I look forward to the workshops and many projects to come with WREN.”

 

Participants are invited to attend one workshop or all of them, and show off their finished work at the Gallery at WREN. No previous experience is necessary.

 

The workshop series will be held at the beautiful Catherine Houghton Arts Center at WMS, Monday through Thursday, February 26-29. Class sizes are limited, so please sign up early.

 

  • Monday, Feb. 26: Learn embroidery with Emma Murray from 9-12 and make junk journals with Caryn Clark from 1-4
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: Experiment with watercolors with Christine Reilly from 9-12 and get ready for the solar eclipse with Heather Aveson and Doug Arion from 1-4
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28: Learn sight drawing skills with Rebecca Fullerton from 9-12 and learn how color affects artistic mediums with Doug Masury from 1-4
  • Thursday, Feb. 29: Make your own stained glass creation with Lori Silva from 9-4

 

All workshop participants are invited to show their work in the Gallery at WREN. Participants will hang the show on Friday, March 1, and the opening reception will take place Saturday, March 2 from 4-6 p.m. Visit wrenworks.org/wings to register for the workshops; scholarships are available. For more information or help with registration, please email Julia at juliab@wrenworks.org or call WREN at (603) 869-9736.

 

ABOUT WINGS 2.0

 

Some may remember WREN's WINGS program, started in 1995. WINGS, short for Women Invested in Nurturing Girls’ Success, organized workshops and trips for North Country girls intended to build their confidence, provide a safe space for self-expression, and introduce the girls to the world outside the North Country. As part of WREN’s commitment to providing programming for the entire community, WREN has launched an updated version of the WINGS program that is open to tweens and teens of all gender identities. Today, WREN’s Wings 2.0 program provides enriching and empowering creative activities for tweens and teens. WREN believes that encouraging children’s creativity is essential to their wellbeing. Kids who are at home in a vibrant arts community are empowered to express themselves and to honor the self-expression of others; these skills help kids make a better future for themselves and their communities.

 

ABOUT WMS ARTS

 

White Mountain School Arts is a program of The White Mountain School. WMS unites teaching and learning to create high standards of critical awareness within each individual. By establishing a foundation for critical thinking, WMS demonstrates that art and creativity contribute to individual growth while nurturing an aesthetic awareness within the School and society. Learn more about The White Mountain School at whitemountain.org.

 

WREN is honored to partner with White Mountain School Arts to provide arts experiences to the community.