Across Roads Center for the Arts offers this fun and educational art workshop for youth in 5-8 grade this summer online.

Join Rachel Sargent Mirus, from Duxbury, Vermont,  as she leads youth workshops online, sharing her skills as artist and biologist in an art project inventing your own imaginary animals!

In this three-part workshop, we’ll take inspiration from nature by first learning about a group of real animals through show and tell. We’ll look at what makes a mammal a mammal (day 1), a bird a bird (day 2), or an insect an insect (day 3) and then use our new knowledge to make up brand new animals!


Classes will be held virtually and students can use any materials they prefer. Rachel will be demonstrating primarily with drawing tools, and will provide a extra post-class activity to try each the week. Students will be invited to share their work publicly, if they choose, through the Grange Hall Cultural Center digital platforms

Attendance: Min: 5 Max: 15 for both sessions

Register for this series in advance (by July 27) for $10/day (total $30).

Early Bird pricing ($10/class) for individual classes can be bought separately, but must be purchased 7 days in advance of the class, otherwise,

Drop In classes are $15.

Attendance: Min: 5 Max: 12

Contact or 802-244-4168 for info or registration, of buy online at


  • Starting Saturday, August 1st, 2020, repeats every week on Saturday until Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Grange Hall Cultural Center