Graduates and current students from the VCUarts art education master’s program are teaching in the summer program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond this year. The ArtVenture Summer Camp is a series of weeklong sessions for children age 5–14. This summer, the center offers new classes in the fiber studio, taught in part by Molly McManus (BA ’12), Patrick Carter (BFA ’15), Amanda Bryant and Sarah Brown (BFA ’13).
Patrick Carter started teaching at VisArts two years ago, just after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in craft and material studies from VCUarts, where he focused on textiles and fibers. This summer at ArtVenture, Carter will lead a new frame weaving class for eleven and twelve-year-olds, where students will learn how to make fabrics and weave a tapestry on a frame loom.
In addition to teaching, Carter is back at VCU pursuing a master’s degree in art education, with hopes of becoming a middle or elementary school art teacher. His mantra as a teacher is: “love who you are, be kind, stay curious and have fun.”