Music and the performing arts have been a big part of Susan Rule’s life since childhood. Her musical family and artistic mentors encouraged a lifetime love of singing and teaching. Susan weaves songs, stories, dance, and movement into programs for children. Drawing on her experiences as a music teacher, drama coach and performer, Susan leads children with patience and humor, responding to the interest and talents of each group and encourages kids to find their own voice.
Morgan Easton grew up in central Vermont and recently graduated from Vermont Technical College with degrees in Architectural Engineering Technology and Sustainable Design and Technology. Morgan enjoys community driven work such as the Montpelier Pocket Park along with
other public design-build projects she has participated in. She is currently working on her own small-house project through repurposing an old hunting cabin in Central Vermont into a new free-standing efficiency home!
Curran Broderick is a Vermont based artist and educator with an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been shown nationally in several different spaces that include: The RISD MuseumClampArt, Tilt Gallery, and Gallery Kayafas. He has held teaching positions at The Rhode Island School of Design and Northeastern University. www.curranbroderick.com
Sayon is an unusually gifted teacher with a rare sensitivity to the student’s perspective. You will find Sayon’s teaching and performance of the traditional musical rhythms for the djembe and dounoun, and the songs and stories of the Malinke people to be passionately and respectfully infused with the gentle, electrifying warmth of pure joy, and patiently delivered with precise crystalline clarity and a relentlessly impeccable sense of time. Currently, Sayon resides in the United States where he conducts classes for students of all ages and walks of life, as well as workshops and performances throughout the US, in Canada, Japan and the world, giving us all direct access to the knowledge he stewards.
A brilliant Guinean musician who is dedicated to lovingly sharing the rich music of his native culture with others, learn more visit https://sayoncamaradrumming.com/ .
Elissa is the owner of Blue Roof Studios in Montpelier. She is a book binder working in a variety of paper mediums. Elissa has taught both adult workshops and children’s workshops in the book arts and exhibited her art and taught workshops nationally. “I work with handmade papers and materials from both local artisans and from around the world. I have a special interest in using “green” materials that contain recycled content. I strive to create books that maintain the beauty and integrity of the materials with which I work.”
Would you like to teach on the bus?
At the Arts Bus, we place real value on what it takes to become an artist, learn skills, and teach them to others. We are always looking to hire local, quality artists educators who can empower the joy of art through teaching it to children, principally ages 5-12 in 2-hour blocks. If you’d like to teach on the bus, please Contact us and peruse our Art-Educator Application.