Sculpture School is a hands-on learning program and workspace for kids in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. We work with power tools, construction materials and recyclables to bring imagination to life. Every project provides an opportunity for learning tool safety in an environment that encourages experimentation and creative autonomy.


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“The creative abilities and enthusiasms of the child are never more fully satisfied than when he is working with natural or found materials in an unstructured situation. When there are no space limitations; when techniques do not impose restrictions; when the child through his own exploration of the forces and materials involved, decides on his own way of working." – Working Big, Clarence Bunch and John Lidstone



Our projects are shared with families, friends and neighbors through interactive exhibitions, derby car races, and movie screenings. Sculpture School programs have been hosted at Knoll Farm in Fayston, Vermont, Waitsfield Elementary School, Pony Farm in Moretown, and at the Taplin family workshop in Warren.



Sculpture School was created by Eddie Merma in September 2014. Over the years many friends have shared their time and creativity with kids in the shop. Every individual brings their own array of skills and ideas to each project.



Our projects are collaborative and large-scale. We invite teens to participate as shop apprentices to provide support in our building programs. They are responsible for holding 2x4's in place and double-checking measurements, as well as connecting with disconnected kids and helping break down big ideas into managable steps.