Vicky’s crafting background was forged by her parents’ own creative and resourceful upbringing. She has worked with clay, fabric and paper since childhood, and her work has been featured through establishments such as Rockingham Craftsmen, NH League, and seasonal fairs.
In her workshops and one-on-one sessions, projects are introduced and approached based on the goals of each individual. While Vicky offers information and assistance regarding design, materials, and techniques, students are also encouraged to explore and reflect upon their own creative process. This method originally evolved during her workshop studies in Child Development and Creative Arts in Learning at Lesley University.
Ms. Anderson was Assistant Director at the Three Maples Arts & Nature Camp for 6 years and has offered Awakening Clay workshops at various organizations and events. She continues to be involved in public education as a substitute teacher in the Seacoast NH area.
Vicky is drawn to crafts to work, for the unknown, for solace, for inspiration. She loses herself becoming open to possibilities of her current mediums – individuation of color, shapes, balance, contrasts for a particular person or situation. Herein the outside world is closed off with its trauma and misgivings while she is captured to explore special qualities of whomever/ whatever she creates for. Transformation awaits ~
"If certain emotional and imaginative developments do not take place now, they will be very difficult to achieve later without the help of illness." (MC Richards, Toward Wholeness, p102)
vicky is an artist versed in many art forms, including works with paper (drawing-with-scissors, papermaking-plus, book-making), clay (including local clay), fiber arts (patchwork, clothing design, quilting). Custom design is always possible. Her teaching experience ranges from adult ed to elementary education level ( some younger/some older), and business creatives. For paper crafts, materials available to hand can offer more than may be expected. One workshop she's developed in clay is 'Awakening an Earth Resource,' a unique exploration. Using primitive techniques: grasp the dimension of bringing forth your own clay from local, yet ancient, clay-dirt. Learning or sewing-machine-adepts may wish to explore her ideas for fleece/flannel/patchwork creations. Her formal studies followed these lines: creative arts in learning and child development. These practices encourage non-threatening decision-making and visualization of an intended outcome ~ skills that prepare the brain toward real circumstances, nudging healthy outlooks, preparing one towards maturity - however elusive. Vicky has developed her personal business over the years: a program involving creative energies for living with creative arts in learning. This encourages the innerjazz in each of us.
credits: overall supervision: Morganna Becker, nefa. intro: Sarah Jesurrun. profile image: K.Morneau. last photo (clay intro): Marghi Bean.