Middlebury artist offers students ‘Pandemic Portraiture’ course

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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury portrait artist ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak is offering a special program, “Pandemic Portraiture: Reflections of Healing” for Connecticut art students ages 12-18.

“The special program weaves artistic practices with our shared witness to pandemic experiences for young CTs who want to learn skills in artistic portraiture and capture healing reflections they have observed and experienced throughout our pandemic,” according to a communicated.

Selected art students are offered a ten-week online art course in portraiture and will be included in a published book to be donated to a Connecticut historical society.


Classes begin April 21, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays through June 30. A virtual art exhibition reception is planned for September.

Participation is free and each student will also receive a free copy of the published book. Attendance certificates can be used for college and scholarship applications.

This program is offered with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Bureau of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, according to the release.

For more information, visit www.shawnalee.com FY22 page and email [email protected] for an application. The seats are limited.

Learn more about ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak at www.shawnalee.com

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