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Paramount Center for the Arts. The Raven by artist Laura E. Ruprecht
Paramount Center for the Arts. Blue Jay by artist Laura E. Ruprecht
  Paramount Center for the Arts  
  Saint Cloud – Stearns County  
  2018 Individual Artist Award – Central Minnesota Arts Board  
  Teaching Artist Laura E. Ruprecht  

Teaching artists improve lives through in-school and out-of-school classes, community art-making events, and public art programming. Whether it is working with preschoolers to senior citizens, their mentorship, inspiration, instruction, and support can have a profound impact.

Studio manager at Paramount Center for the Arts and teaching artist Laura Ruprecht shares her sparkle and passion for the arts with Saint Cloud area residents. She has made art alongside of residents at Saint Benedict Senior Community Center, assisted adult learners to graduate high school at Hillside Adult Education Center in Sauk Rapids, incorporated art in learning math for second graders at Sartell Elementary School, among working with many other constituencies.

As Ruprecht teachings in the communities, she learns from them, seeking out new mediums to ultimately share these techniques and forms to engage existing and new participants. The Individual Artist grant provided Ruprecht the opportunity to hone her craft in developing the glass-on-glass mosaic technique.