Organic Artist Nick Neddo Visits GEMS

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At the end of March, the GEMS Art Department hosted artist and author Nick Neddo. He is a sixth-generation Vermonter whose lifelong pursuits include the study of the natural world around him, exploring Stone Age technologies, and creating art.

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Even before he begins a piece of art, he spends a significant amount of time preparing and making the tools and materials needed to make the art.  He uses only materials that he can find from the landscape around him.

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He shared with our students not only his amazing art and handmade tools but also his curiosity of how things are made and the all the possibilities hidden in the natural world.

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Nick shared his work with the students. He taught the students how to crush rocks to make paint.

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He taught the students how to crush rocks to make paint.

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Everyone enjoyed painting with their own handcrafted paint!
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