Sculpture School

By Artist in Residence, Eddie Merma

Hi Friends!
This summer I’m offering a few special projects at Knoll Farm in Fayston, VT. Please consider joining us for the 4th of July Parade Float program where kids design and build a larger-than-life sculpture for the Warren Parade. At the end of July we will also be making Plastic Bottle Boats out of thousands of recycled bottles and taking our boats out on an adventure in the valley.All of our projects are opportunities for kids to unleash their imaginations and bring ideas to life. They will learn design, building and engineering skills in a hands-on and collaborative environment. To see a full list of offerings visit:

If you are not able to afford the tuition fee please don’t let that be a reason not to sign-up. Reach out to me and we will figure it out. You can email me at if you have any questions.

Eddie Merma


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Fine Art Festival at Mt. Abe

Written by Eileen Gombosi, Art Teacher

The 2018 Festival of the Arts was not only a celebration of student creativity, but a chance for students to participate in workshops and see music and theatrical performances. Here’s a wonderful sampler of some of our talented Beeman Artists.


The “Lorax”, painted by the Kindergarten artists gave a really cool photo op that many people enjoyed.


Enter a captionThe “Only One You” Fish was dazzling!


The “Lorax”, painted by the Kindergarten artists gave a really cool photo op that many people enjoyed.


The “Lorax”, painted by the Kindergarten artists gave a really cool photo op that many people enjoyed.

Ms. Gombosi is very proud of her art students!

Pouches and iPod cases made of recycled fabric showed how much we care about the Earth!

Fourth Grade Artists rocked Surrealism!

The 5/6 Block-Out Poetry was intriguing!


The Outside Stage

Written by Melissa Vorsteveld, Literacy Coach and Interventionist

Bob and Kirsten Pitts are alumnae parents of Beeman. They spearheaded freshening up the play stage with new coats of paint. We spent the entire Saturday (April 28th) repairing and painting. A huge shout for their volunteered time and energetic spirit of making Beeman great.


It’s Time for Our Beeman Artists to Shine!

Written by Eileen Gombosi, Art Teacher

The 2018 ANESU Festival of the Arts is almost here! The festival welcomes students, friends and families to come and share in the festivities. There is open gallery time every day of the festival to enjoy the students’ art and partake in other fun activities. Please see the details below. Hope to see you at the Festival!


Cam poses with his art, “My Hero and I” which you can see at the Festival!



The first Green Up Day was launched by Governor Deane Davis in 1970. Since that time,
thousands of Vermonters of all ages and walks of life have come together on the first Saturday in May to clean up their communities by picking up litter from roadsides, waterways, woods and public areas. This is just a very small history of Green Up Day in case you are new to the area, have never heard of it, or have but just never participated.
We look forward to seeing you all again this year, with hopefully some new faces and helping hands! Please come over to the Town Green between 9am and 11am on Saturday May 5th to pick up FREE Green Up Bags and gloves and to register on the Town Road Map for a road or area to Green Up!
Our Road Crew will be out picking up Green Up Bags from every road to take to the Transfer Station on Monday, May 7th. Please make sure to leave the bags where you left off, tied shut and placed just off the side of the road. Just to clarify, NO furniture will be accepted as “Green Up” waste. If you haul it out of the woods, you must dispose of it yourself. Likewise, only waste in a bright green “Green Up” bag will be accepted as Green Up waste.  Please do not try to haul big or dangerous pieces out to the road. Please contact me to report the location, orto report dumping sites, hazardous waste dumpsites, needles or potential meth labs, or animal carcasses.

The Health Department would like us to remind everyone to be dressed for the occasion. Tick season is upon us, and it’s bad! Please check to make sure you are tick-free after Greening Up!
I hope to see you on the Town Green between 9am & 11am on Saturday May 5. It’s so nice to see more people involved each passing year, and we really appreciate your time and assistance in this State Wide clean up effort! Please remember to Put Trash In It’s Place and Live The Green Up Way Every Day!

THANK YOU New Haven residents for doing your part to Keep
Vermont Clean and Green!

If you would like bags a little early, please give me a call to arrange it.
Suzy Roorda ~ Green Up Day Coordinator-453- 5978 / 453-3516 ext.#17