The last week of March will find me in Italy as a guest artist at the Vicenza Middle School located on the US Army Garrison in Vicenza. The students I will be working with are children of US Army personnel serving in Europe.
I will be conducting Indigo/Shibori workshops with approximately 200 children, teachers and volunteers over 4 days. On the fifth day I will do an adults only workshop with the Garrison’s Arts & Crafts Club.
The planning for this trip began last August when the school’s Art teacher, Ms Mann, contacted me to see if I would be interested in traveling to Italy to work with her students – of course I said YES! She had found me through an article about me in Calliope Magazine’s Indigo Issue
Ms Mann put in a lot of hard work to obtain funding for my trip – and my thanks go out to the different organizations on the base that made this trip possible!
Last week I shipped a 36lb box of workshop supplies to the base. This is the first time that I am not carrying pounds and pounds of materials and supplies with me. In some ways it is a relief – on the other hand I am anxiously awaiting word of the package’s safe arrival.
I will have two days of sightseeing in and around Venice at the end of my stay and am so looking forward to seeing the canals and eating the food.