To France and back

DORSET - On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., Long Trail School's Whalen Common Room will be transformed into a French café as Anharad Edson, the arts department chairwoman, will deliver a presentation about her summer travels to Les Tapies, France, where she did IB (International Baccalaureate) Visual Art training and worked with international colleagues on global mindedness in art curricula. Following her studies, she had the chance to advance her own art skills at an art educator retreat.

Edson's presentation will have four focal points: location, art, food and relationships. From the small artist colony in the south of France to the local markets and fabulous art exhibits, Edson will enlighten the audience with anecdotes and visuals. She is eager to share her enthusiasm with this audience.

"Connecting with like-minded art teachers from all over the world in an idyllic setting on the side of the mountain made me slow down and rediscover my own love of creating art," Edson said. "This helped me return to school with a new energy and understanding of the risk-taking involved when diving into the creative process. This was a life-changing time for me! I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to reignite my own artistic passion and consequently to pass that energy and enthusiasm on to my students."

Come and be enchanted while sampling French pastries and coffee. This event is free and open to the public.


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