Profile Type: Artist
Lisa M. Condino

I am a visual artist with a background in a multitude of mediums. I've passionately devoted my career to using the power of the arts to support learning, empower individuals, and build community. I have a variety of classroom teaching experience engaging students from pre-school through adulthood, including therapeutic settings. In addition to my Fine Arts training, I hold a certificate of Art Therapy from Northwestern University. Providing a safe environment for creative expression and inclusion of all students are at the root of my teaching. I thrive on working with students, collaborating with educators, and other artists.

In addition to facilitating workshops for professional development & painting public murals, I am currently a teaching artist for VSA Vermont. I have been the Artist-in-Residence at the Baird School since the WInter of 2015 collaborating with their teachers to integrate art into the curriculum for grades k-8. Since 2012 I have also been a teaching artist for VSA Vermont's early childhood arts-based literacy program called Start With The Arts. During the Fall of 2015 a team of VSA individuals were selected to attend a workshop entitled Facilitative Leadership For Social Change, with this training we designed and implemented an early childhood arts-based Family Engagement Pilot that has been funded and presently still in session at various sights in Vermont

Regarding my personal artwork, I had twenty-five new mixed media art pieces in the show ROOTS this past May 2016.

Beginning this Fall of 2016, I will be the lead teacher in a course I've designed in Parnership with VSA Vermont and the Baird School entitled Arts to Smarts. This course is for teaching artists interested in using art to engage & inspire reluctant learners with severe emotional and behavioral challanges.

Please see information links below for inquiry and application:


 Are you a teaching artist who believes art can and does change lives?  Do you want to teach students who have dynamic creativity and expression?   Would you like to connect with other teaching artists who care about engaging students with emotional and behavioral challenges? 

If you’d like to learn skills and gain experience engaging students with severe emotional and behavioral challenges through the arts, apply to be part of the Arts to Smarts professional development training pilot this fall! 

More information about joining this leading edge conversation and the pilot application are available on VSA Vermont’s website at:

Applications are due by 4:00 pm August 1. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Heidi Swevens 802.238.5170 or


VSA Vermont uses the magic of the arts to engage the capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities.



In the Fall of 2014, I was juried and selected to work with ten other Vermont teaching artists and partook in Arts Connect! This is a program that concentrates on merging the Universal Design for Learning with Arts Integration. This course has opened up a wealth of opportunities for me to connect with many student artists of varying abilities.

I began mentoring for MiddCORE at Middlebury College during January Term 2012 and continue to do so. MiddCORE is a mentor-driven, experiential-learning program that builds skills, creates opportunities, and expands networks for tomorrow's leaders and innovators. I design and facilitate a variety of workshops for the college students that develop visual thinking, ideation and creativity. Most recently, I partnered with the MiddCORE plus summer students and facilitated a community based art challange that culminated in an art installation entitled the "Gratitude Project". This installation continued to be on view for three consecutive months during the Middlebury, VT Arts Walk. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Teaching Artist
Physical Address: 
Middlebury, VT 05753
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
VSA Vermont: The State Organization of Arts and Disability
Open Studio Project Affiliate Facilitator
2014 Award for Excellence in Arts in Education awarded to VSA Vermont by the VSA Affiliate Council
Arts Connect! 2013- fully funded, juried and selected 1 of 10 teaching artists in the state of Vermont
2016 Jane Trust Recipient in Partnership w/VSA Vermont
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Certificate of Art Therapy - Northwestern University
Open Studio Project Affiliate Facilitator
Facilitative Leadership for Social Change training