Welcome to Epoch Arts’ Art Department
The Art Department is ever growing and evolving in order to offer a wide variety of art and craft classes to children of all ages. We currently have 5 art teachers on staff offering courses in painting, drawing, clay, and crafts. Classes run in 8 week semesters with new courses being offered every semester. In addition to classes we have our annual fall art show, “Artopia”, highlighting the work of all of our students.
Our goal is to teach our kids some of the fundamentals of art and introduce them to different mediums to enhance their creativity. Ultimately we want every child to experience a sense of pride in what they are doing and creating while enjoying a good dose of messy fun.
Feel free to stop by and check us out, and keep an eye on the website for upcoming art shows and workshops for kids and adults.
art Department People
Assistant Artistic Director
Rachel Martin - Assistant Artistic Director
Rachel has been a part of Epoch Arts for over 14 years. Beginning as an actress in the main stage plays, Rachel then volunteered her skills as teaching assistant for many classes and events. She has worked with youth in local community, church and library programs and has also traveled to work with children in China, Africa and Belize. She is a seasoned artist and has captured her love for children in her many paintings and drawings.Rachel co-teaches the girls group Breaking Silences and helps with productions,programs and planning.
Amanda Morris - Art Director
Amanda was born and raised in Oregon and attended Oregon State University and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She worked in advertising for ten years as an Art Director in San Francisco and as Senior Art Director in Los Angeles and Manhattan. In 1995 she left advertising and moved to La Serena, Chile with her husband for his job in astronomy. She currently lives in East Haddam with her husband and three wonderful children. This year Amanda will be teaching arts and crafts to students K-6th grade and will oversee all art programs.
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