Under the supervision of Tina Logan, a highly regarded art educator who has been a K-8 art teacher in Vermont’s public schools for 29 years, and her husband Todd, an artist and graphic designer, children paint, draw, make collages, and celebrate expression through art.
There are two blocks of sessions —10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. — and kids can come and go as they wish during these times. Participation in Little Art is absolutely free, on a first-come first-served basis. Children ages 5 to 11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family.
Visitors to the mall are also encouraged to take in the Big Art exhibit, featuring the stunning works of 16 fine artists adorning Berlin Mall’s sizable windows, offering an arresting indoor/outdoor gallery experience for people of all ages.
“Little Art is a wonderful gift from Berlin Mall to the children and families of our community,” says Tina Logan, lead instructor.
The owners of the Berlin Mall have big plans for the mall. “Our vision is to create a vibrant town center where people of all ages live, work and play in a way that embraces community and celebrates life in Central Vermont,” offers Michael Rushman, resident of Cabot and consultant to the mall owners. The Little Art kids program and Big Art exhibit are great examples of how a town center concept brings people of all ages together, and is a glimpse of big things to come at Berlin Mall,” adds Rushman.
Anchor Tenants: JCPenney, Kohl’s, Walmart. Mall Tenants: Avenue A, Bath & Body Works, China Moon, Claire’s Boutique, Game Stop, GNC Live Well, Maurice’s, Olympia Sports, Optical Expressions, P & S Furniture, Payless ShoeSource, Regis Salon, SHOE DEPT., Wirelesszone and Vermont Bobbin. Future Tenant: Go! Games & Toys.