A note from Peters Valley Executive Director, Kristin Muller…
April 12, 2021
We are eagerly looking forward to facilitating in-person creative experiences on campus this summer. Our staff and board have been working hard to develop plans and accommodations to facilitate safe immersive and interactive learning in our studios this year.
Technology will play a major part in our plan for reopening. Along with the mitigation practices of masks, hand hygiene, adequate spacing of work tables, and daily communal cleaning of surfaces, we have an immediate need to invest in technology to facilitate safer and intimate in-person studio instruction and to build capacity for our online programming.
In order to implement this plan, we must make several technology investments over the next several weeks. This will cost the school $20,000.
+ Video equipment & monitors will allow instructors to demonstrate and project detailed techniques, such as stone setting, without the need for students to gather up-close around their workbench, maintaining social distance
+ Daily wellness screenings can be conducted and filed with the office via tablets with students and instructors each morning prior to entering the studios
+ Those with hearing impairments will be able to hear instruction while maintaining a safe physical distance using assisted listening devices
+ Hotspots will allow for a series of online demonstrations to be produced by our Artist Fellows and Assistants in the Thunder Mountain studios
+ Instructor Slide Nights can be hosted in-person on campus with a projector and screens, while also live streamed at the same time to those at home
Can you help us fund these important investments? Today, we ask for your continued support with a gift to support these expenses that will allow us to re-gather again together on campus & make Peters Valley more accessible than ever.
With your investment, you are ensuring that Peters Valley remains a vital force in the craft field, a resource for emerging and established artists, and a safe place for you to explore your creativity among a community of other creative minds.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to campus during our workshop season this year and are grateful for your support to help us hit the ground running. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.