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Classes

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Ages 7-11
November 2 - December 14 (no class 11/23 & 11/30)
(5 weeks)
Sat. 3:00-4:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 11-14
November 4 - December 2
(5 weeks)
Mon. 6:30-8pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Learn to recognize and proportionally represent edges, shapes, negative space, line, and shadow. Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) November 7, 14, & 21
Thu. 7-8:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn about different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques in this workshop. Dive right in without needing paintbrushes, solvents or a palette - no other medium allows you to apply rich color to the support as quickly as you can with pastels. Students new to the medium will learn basic tools & techniques; more experienced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. Supplies will be provided.  Course fee includes $8 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(2 hours) November 17
Sun. 2pm - 4pm

Instructor: Todd Cumpston

Join artists from our Urban Sketchers gallery exhibit for spontaneous drawing on sites around our Old Town neighborhood. Make quick sketches on the spot and capture a fresh impression of what you see and feel in the moment - be part of the growing international urban sketching community!  Pay $20 in advance here, or $25 at the door.

Dress for the weather.  Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad, pencils, eraser, straight edge, micro pens.  Optional supplies could include colored pencils, pencil sharpener, sable brush, small watercolor tray, water cup, bottled water.


Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) Dec. 3- 19

Tue. & Thu. 5:00-6:00 pm
Do you provide Mom and Dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this marvelous adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!


Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) Dec. 3-19

Tue. & Thu. 6:00-7:00 pm

Got the acting bug? While perhaps not as easy as accomplished actors make it seem, acting builds on techniques that you can learn and practice. In this class, you will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only your acting abilities, but your self-confidence. This is your chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation, scene study and character study. Action!


Ages 7 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 12:00-1:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Very limited enrollment; register early!  *Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult registrant.


Ages 15 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 2:00 - 3:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Note: This session is timed to allow attendance at our 2pm matinee performance of Elf the Musical --- right upstairs in the Kellar Family Theater! Very limited enrollment; register early!


Ages 13 & up
(3 hours) Dec. 15
Sun. 1:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Carla Riga

Experience an authentic lotus-leaf painting workshop in the tradition originated in Himapan Gallery of Thailand. With studios thriving in New York, Paris, Bangkok, the Czech Republic, and Canada, Himapan has developed a creative process that is unique and accessible. Don't miss this opportunity to flex your creativity and produce an exquisite work of art in a very relaxing atmosphere. Gorgeous solid structure wooden canvases are already prepared with beautiful decoupaged lotus leaves. Instructor Carla Riga will provide paints, brushes/sponges, varnish, and helpful tips to inspire and get you started. You will leave with a painting ready to be hung, no additional framing needed. Sign up early - enrollment is limited. No previous art experience needed. Canvases and supplies are included in fee.
Center for the Arts may provide this Lotus Leaf Painting workshop as a private event for your group of 8 - 14 on a space available basis by special arrangement.  Contact the Center for details.


Ages 5-7
(4 Hours) Thur. - Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm
Dec. 26-27

This two-day workshop capitalizes on the natural mimicry of this age group to develop acting fundamentals- the use of the voice, face and body, character and scene work, and acting games that develop imagination and self-confidence. While perfect for the beginner thespian, this session is just as useful to the experienced actor in introducing new skills.