New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
vicky anderson

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.

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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.

I Have Worked With

  • January 2010

    Exeter, NH's FUUSE asked me to teach 'Art as a Spiritual Practice' - which became 2 sessions in 2010 as I put it together.  I taught a self-designed class, created out of my longtime backgrounds with art and as a spiritual person.   When my children were young, 1974 - 1980+, I helped with the RE program there, likewise planning programs that might speak to their age group but may not be offered them elsewhere.  Very young children brought their 'softie' in to show - NOT share - one day.  Another time, knowing the bridge to a local park was out, I planned a session on disappointment - only to have ( surprise even to me ! ) a small parade appear after we couldn't get to the park - lesson: if not one thing, maybe there's another !  One year I started their Haunted House tradition,  suggesting that Halloween be about dealing with our fears ~  Several of us created a haunted house to offer slightly scary adventurous situations in a familiar place, and with familiar materials that also held fun -  youngsters could participate in if they wished . . .

  • September 2006

    From '85-'89, I coordinated program dynamics with relevant issues for ages 1-3, which included facilitating often-constant age-appropriate art-style activities and taking-turns (share-learning) with play materials at each others' homes.  Found and discovered materials were encouraged and assessed among myself and these very-youngsters, along with open-ended ideas !

  • June 2006

    In 2006, I came to a Ferry Beach summer week to offer fleece, furniture-covering, clay and nature-art workshops, participating in an asymetric quilt group while there.  Maybe the couch or wingback chair still remain and have held up.  I began there as Children's Program Director (substitute) in 1987,  relating especially to one  pre-schooler who threatened others via nicking them with his bare toes (as he learned to own his feet, that settled), and to another who - so vulnerable - related as a growling tiger (as he learned 3-dimensiality via clay work, he became more social).  Discovering and reopening the ancient - then closed - clay-studio helped with this approach.  The 2nd lad was playing with another on the slide when I departed ~ his mother kept in touch about a year.  I also spent some interim weeks offering clay workshops and subbing for the current Art Director.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
vicky
Job Title/Position: 
craftsperson
Physical Address: 
Exeter, NH 03833
Last Name: 
anderson

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Leather
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Year Founded: 
2019
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vocals - Seacoast NH: JourneySong, with Hospice Certification, interfaith-gospel: Rock My Soul, Higher Ground, Funky Divas of Gospel (early group) . I also Americanized the Suzuki method for piano, then for violin for my own young children, their choice
Tire playground structures: Exeter Elementary, Exeter Day School, N.Hampton Montessori: I directed or assisted at these locales.
Craftsperson-seamstress/taught/sold: varied fleece &small quilted items, plus - via Exeter Fine Arts (2013), NH CraftWorkers' Guild (2011), Rockingham Craftsmen ('96-'06; membership chair '99-'05), The Wild Iris ('99--01), League of NH Craftsmen ('94-'95)
Education: 
BA - Child Dev/Creative Arts in Learning + accepted to MA: Lesley University
Social Services, Art - Goddard College, entrance to Sr.Division
Craft Workshops taught by: Cutter Ceramics, Kit Cornell, Gerry Williams, M.C.Richards, Paulus Berensohn (Pendle Hill)
Independent Studies in Arts/Crafts, Infant & Geriatric Care, Hospice, Energywork
Awards: 
Waiting List for scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Accessibility of Services

I can and have worked with those with above-mentioned issues, and am happy to. Programs at my home are limited, but I can travel to other's homes and available sites to present adaptable programs.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Design
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
BA: Child Development/Creative Arts in Learning
NH Paraeducator II
First Aide/CPR
Hospice
Reiki / Shamballa Teacher (energywork)
Accepted to MA program "Young Children With Special Needs" - incomplete.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$15
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500