Historic photos submitted
Children of early settlers in Eckert, as in other parts of the country were taught at home until enough families moved into the area to start schools, usually one room buildings with a teacher for children of all ages and abilities. This was usually adequate for several years.
When Scott Horner sits down at his workspace in Paonia, he dives into his work, carefully concentrating on the task at hand. His hands graze over waxed linen threads, matching the thread color to the paper he’ll choose.
Between teaching a weekly class, conducting periodic workshops, and organizing art exhibitions, it’s no surprise that Dani Tupper’s biggest challenge is finding time to devote to her own artwork.
“I’m a little bit overtaxed,” she confessed, as she talked about an upcoming workshop she’ll be leading in Phoenix, a trip to Mexico she’s taking with three of her students, and a national exhibition she’s co-chairing for the Western Colorado Watercolor Society.