Breakwater and the Breakwater Enrichment Center are pleased to welcome Peter Wallis, our new Summer Program Director.
Peter is an interdisciplinary artist and native son of the Green Mountains of Vermont. He has worked with students throughout the country teaching visual arts at independent schools and nonprofit arts organizations. Integrating his interests in illustration and printmaking, his approach to teaching trends in new media is grounded in an appreciation of traditional art techniques and practices. His BFA study was in illustration with a double minor in art history and drawing from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Working at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, he cultivated a strong connection to graphic novels and the strengths they have as teaching tools. Peter earned his MFA from Goddard College with a focus in printmaking, graphic novels, and peace studies. While an artist in residence in the Montserrat Mountains of Catalonia, Spain, he developed a graphic novel. Peter enjoys being in the mountains snowboarding and hiking. He spends a lot of his time playing music and developing creative work of his own. Peter sees visual arts and arts education as catalysts for meaningful change in the world.
Peter replaces Tiki Fuhro who led our summer programs for twelve amazing summers. Under Tiki's leadership our Summer at Breakwater camps have grown to include programming for students age three through fourteen, and leadership opportunities for older students through our CIT (Counselor in Training) programs. Camps run in two week sessions providing programming that is fun, enriching, and creates opportunities for curiosity, inquisitiveness, innovation, creativity, self-confidence, optimism, self-motivation, citizenship and stewardship through classes in performing and visual arts, outdoor education, sports and lots of open space for play. Thank you, Tiki, for your excellent guidance and dedication!