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Lorien Leyden

Hello Artists and Families!

My name is Lorien Leyden, my students call me Ms. L!

My goal as an art educator is to inspire student artists to create in their own style and follow their passions as they create. Art should be engaging, fun, and often messy! I believe everyone is an artist and has the capacity to express themselves through the many kinds of artmaking. 

Originally from Oregon, I moved to beautiful Vermont in 2011. I received my bachelors in Art and Spanish at the University of Oregon and my Masters in Art Education at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. After spending several years in Spain, I'm thrilled to be a part of the Essex Elementary School community for the 2020 - 2021 school year!

Come back for updates on what we are creating in art class at EES!

Families can follow the art class Instagram account HERE.

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