Fall Classes

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABCs

Expose children to a variety of media and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. A different take-home project is explored each week.
Monday’s, 4:30pm -5:30pm
Members $11 / Public $13 per class
Members $9 / Public $11 per class when you sign up for 5 or more

Scratch & Sniff Art
Gretchen Lally
Children make still lifes from their favorite fruits complete with scents created from gelatin.
Monday September 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Marvelous Molas
Mary Addison
Inspired by the intricate textile designs from Panama, students create their own colorful Mola using collage techniques.
Monday September 19, 4:30-5:30pm

Experimental Painting
Jamie Jackson
Young artists push the boundaries of painting using non-traditional materials like salt, sand and shaving cream.
Monday September 26, 4:30-5:30pm

Kreative Kinetics
Jamie Jackson
Students explore the mobiles of Alexander Calder while creating their own kinetic sculptures from colored wires, tin cans and more.
Monday October 3, 4:30-5:30pm

Recycled Cities
Mary Addison
Students tap into their inner architect by using paper towel roles and other recyclable materials to create a sculptural city.
Monday October 10, 4:30-5:30pm

Musical Chairs
Gretchen Lally
Children create a one of a kind drawing from different perspectives as they move around the room to music.
Monday October 17, 4:30-5:30pm

Fish Prints
Gretchen Lally
Young artists explore the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku using fish and rice paper.
Monday October 24, 4:30-5:30pm

Scaaary Sculptures
Jamie Jackson
Students build ghoulish creatures and creative abstract forms out of various materials including clay and wire.
Monday October 31, 4:30-5:30pm

Prehistoric Worlds
Gretchen Lally
Children learn what life was like for the dinosaurs and other early Earth animals while creating scenes with watercolors and markers.
Monday November 7, 4:30-5:30pm

Optical Ilusions
Mary Addison
Young artists learn how to color, light and patterns can trick our senses, using paint and mixed media.
Monday November 14, 4:30-5:30pm

Winter Tracings
Mary Addison
Students experiment with stencils and various overlapping techniques to create unique works of art from natural objects.
Monday November 21, 4:30-5:30pm

Shadow Puppets
Gretchen Lally
Children learn to make puppets out of paper and then create stories for their puppets to act out.
Monday December 5, 4:30-5:30pm

Holiday Candy Clay
Jamie Jackson
Students make and decorate their own edible clay sculptures to enjoy or take home to share.
Monday December 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Ages 6 – 9

Art Explorers
Inspire your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and art vocabulary.
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm 
Members $16 / Public $19 per class
Members $14 / Public $17 per class when you sign up for 5 or more

Let Me Introduce Myself…
Laura Provo Parker
Students create a 2d and 3d self-portriat using a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. Inspiration will come from a variety of artists including artwork from the museum’s collection.
Tuesday, September 13, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Mona Lisa Re-Imagined
Mary Addison
Using the famous painting as inspiration, students create a new look for the Mona Lisa.
Tuesday, September 20, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Encaustic Painting
Jamie Jackson
Students learn about the ancient technique of encaustics using acrylic paint and melted beeswax.
Tuesday, September 27, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Pop Art
Gretchen Lally
Young artits create portraits of themselves or inanimate objects, reminiscent of Andy Warhol.
Tuesday, October 4, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Creating Cartoon Characters
Amelia Onorato
Children learn to re-create popular cartoon characters, and to develop some of their own, using simple shapes.
Tuesday, October 11, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Recycled Cities
Laura Provo Parker
Students build a city from recycled and found objects, using unconventional architecture for inspiration.
Tuesday, October 18, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Picasso Masks
Mary Addison
Students learn about cubism using the work of Pablo Picasso to inspire their own self portrait masks.
Tuesday, October 25, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

African Jewelry
Mary Addison
Working with paper and other mixed media, young artists design beautiful wearable pieces reflective of the colorful patterns found in African beadwork.
Tuesday, November 1, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Winter Wonderlands
Jamie Jackson
Children create a seasonal diorama out of twigs, painted pine cones, yarn and more.
Tuesday, November 8, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Haiku Comics
Amelia Onoato
Using haiku poems as inspiration, students learn the basics of combining words and images into comic book page.
Tuesday, November 15, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Phenomenal Printmaking
Jamie Jackson
Students use found items like plastic animals and coms, as well as natural objects like seasonal leaves and foods to make prints on paper.
Tuesday, November 22, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Who Let the Bugs Out?
Laura Provo Parker
Students will explore the incredible variety of insects found around the world and the differing habitats that they live in using pecil, air-dry clay, and paper mache.
Tuesday, December 6, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Surrealistic Scratchboards
Mary Addison
Inspired by the work of such artists are Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, young artist students learn about the Surrealism movement and create art that encourages them to look at ordinary objects in new ways.
Tuesday, December 13, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Ages 8 – 12

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams

Working from various sources, including still lifes and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics like form, color, space and line will be discussed and explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
September 14 – October 12
October 19 – November 16
Members $85 / Public $100 per session

Ages 13 – 18

Art Lab
Guy Daigle
This individualized, independent study class is designed to help artistically-inclined teens prepare a college-level art portfolio while exploring career opportunities in the arts. Students build upon existing knowledge and hone their technical abilities while refining personal style and creating new work in the medium of their choice. Returning students will continue to build upon skills, creativity and expertise. Basic materials provided.
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
September 29 – October 20
October 27 – November 17
Members $85 / Public $95 per 4-week session