Cottage Courses are artist-taught workshops created in the spirit of sharing unique methods and skills within our community. Founded by Natalie Baxter and Polly Shindler, these all-level courses connect participants with artists and practitioners who bring their own spin to learning and creating. Course offerings are related to their own practice, sharing their aideas and work throughout these casual gatherings. Hopefully these courses will empower participants to create and innovate on their own, while making some new friends along the way.
Polly Shindler is a painter in Millerton, NY. Her paintings depict domestic life, interior scenes as well as urban and rural landscapes. During the pandemic, she taught herself how to paper mache so she could translate some of her ideas into the 3- dimensional space. These objects have become an extension of her painting practice.
Polly received her M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in History from University of Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and art fairs around the country and internationally in Brazil, Spain and London.