Sister Regis Krusniewski and Ceili (her fox terrier) wrote to tell us about all of the preparations Sister Maureen Byrne has been making, carefully studying CNC guidelines as she prepared for the resumption of the summertime art classes she offers her students at Sillpoint Studio in Venice, Florida.
This entailed many preparations, such as:
1. Organizing a complete overhaul and sanitization of her Stillpoint Studio in downtown Venice.
2. Refining space for each student that included
- Designing size and shape of plexiglass partitions for each student’s space
- Locating a place to purchase the plexiglass if it is still available
- Collecting all art materials for each of the three sessions: one in clay; one in glass and a personal option class such as oil, metal, watercolor etc.
- Obtaining a forehead digital thermometer
- Bagging art materials and equipment for each student to use for the session
- Bagging snacks for each student: water, fruit, nuts
- Bagging student’s personal materials: face mask, hand sanitizer, handi–wipes etc.
3. Enlisting the aid of Sister Josine Perez and friends Mollie and Jen to aid in the sessions
Parents of the students are so grateful that these summertime art classes are offered. It gives them a bit of time and space, and the students love their time at Stillpoint.
Great things have begun at Stillpoint. Former student Tricia Baga is currently enjoying a personal exhibit at the Whitney Gallery in New York City and in galleries in Europe, and a more recent student has been accepted at the prestigious Ringling School of Art in Sarasota.
See photos of the hard work: