Lisa M. Condino
Lisa is a visual artist with experience in a variety of mediums. She has dedicated 20+ years of her career to teaching art for the support of learning, empowering individuals, and building community. She believes everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard and seen. The root of her teaching approach cultivates a safe environment for creative expression, promotes self-advocacy, develops creative capacity, and focuses on the inclusion of all learners. She has a variety of classroom teaching experience engaging students from pre-school age through adulthood including college, therapeutic and museum settings. In addtion to her fine arts training, she holds a certificate of art therapy. Lisa designs and implements art residencies, community murals, creative placemaking, "Meet Me" museum work and workshops for educators. Recent residencies include Middlebury College The Knoll, and The Howard Center Baird School, provided through an eight year ongoing partnership with Inclusive Arts Vermont. She developed the successful Inclusive Arts Vermont (formally VSA Vermont) arts integration curriculum used for engaging reluctant and reactive learners. She is also a Teaching Artist Fellow for the Community Engagement Lab Creative Schools Initiative and on staff with Inclusive Arts Vermont. She thrives on working with students, colaborating with educators and other artists.