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Be bold - try something new! The Art Center is the place to embrace curiosity and explore your creativity. We offer experiential learning opportunities for students at all levels of artistic development and encourage new and experienced artists to investigate, take risks, build skills and be part of the meaning-making.

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HDAC members save $25 on every class!
More information: 802-253-8358 
Registration: Registration requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to class.
Cancellation Policy
: There are no refunds for cancellations 14 days or fewer before the first class. 


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2020 Winter/Spring CLASSES

Knitting Workshop
Art 101: Introduction to a Variety of Mediums
Artistic Knitting
Introduction to Stained Glass
Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Painting New England Architecture in Watercolor
Woodworking: Japanese Joinery
Woodcarving for Block Printing
Painting with Craig Mooney
Printmaking


Instructor Bios


Knitting Workshop
Saturday, Dec 7
10:00am-4:00pm
Adults and Teens


$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
Call 802-253-8358 to register!

All skill levels welcome! Come join accomplished knitter Sara Maher as she helps guide participants through various projects one can accomplish in a relaxing afternoon of knitting. From hats and scarves to mittens, get ready for the winter or craft a present for a loved one during this holiday season.

Instructor: Sara Maher


Art 101: Introduction to a Variety of Mediums
Wednesdays, February 5 - March18
10:00am-12:00pm; No class 2/26
Adults and Teens


$250 (member) | $275 (non-member)

This class is for anyone interested in broadening their horizons by exploring a variety of mediums. From watercolor techniques to pastels and acrylic paints, participants will develop the building blocks needed for creating art through many engaging materials and processes with a bit of art history along the way. Materials for class are included in the price.

Instructor: Sandra Noble

Art 101: Intro to a Variety of Mediums


Artistic Knitting
Thursdays, February 6 - March19
5:30pm-7:30pm; No class 2/27
Adults and Teens


$250 (member) | $275 (non-member)

Learn a variety of knitting techniques and enjoy time with other knitters in this workshop taught by experienced knitter Sara Maher. This class is designed to both teach beginners and help experienced knitters with longer term projects. From working in the round for a hat to the details of creating a sweater, Sara will elevate your artistic skills or introduce new ones!

Instructor: Sara Maher

Artistic Knitting


Introduction to Stained Glass
Saturday, April 18
9:30am-4:30pm
Adults and Teens


$160 (member) | $185 (non-member)

This introduction to stained glass will use the Tiffany copper foil method of construction. Students will learn to cut, grind, fit glass shapes, apply copper foil, solder their piece together, and complete a unique piece of stained glass to take home. Teens are welcome. Pack a lunch for this full day workshop and learn all the steps to stained glass. All materials are included. Participants are asked to bring their own safety glasses, apron, and gloves. Materials for class are included in the price.

Instructor: Natasha Bogar

Intro to Stained Glass


Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Saturday, April 25
10:00am-4:30pm
Adults and Teens


$160 (member) | $185 (non-member)

Participants will explore a variety of acrylic-based techniques with an emphasis on experimentation, joy, and finding what works for you. Vermont artist and instructor Kristen M. Watson, will lead this workshop covering composition, color mixing, painting techniques, safety, and nurturing a positive creative practice, and more. This class will help participants gain the knowledge and skills to be a life-long painter or simply enjoy a great afternoon of painting! Materials for class are included in the price.

Instructor: Kristen M. Watson

Acrylic Painting for Beginners


Painting New England Architecture in Watercolor
Saturday, May 2
9:30am-4:00pm
Adults and Teens


$160 (member) | $185 (non-member)

Learn to paint the beauty of New England architecture in this fun and creative watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective, painting texture and natural materials, and how to render the unique beauty of stonework and wood in a realistic manner. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability.

Instructor: Robert O'Brien

Watercolor Painting: New England Architecture


Woodworking: Japanese Joinery
Saturday, May 9
10:00am-4:00pm
Adults and Teens


$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Learn about the tradition of Japanese joinery with wood designer Stephanie Drews-Sheldon. Japanese joinery is the practice of connecting wood using interlocking joints rather than screws and fasteners. Participants will be creating a small shelf unit using a combination of hand tools and power tools such as a drill press, sander, and jigsaw. The cost of materials is included in the price of the class. All skill levels welcome. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Materials for class are included in the price.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Woodworking: Japanese Joinery


Woodcarving for Block Printing
Saturday, May 16
10:00am-4:30pm
Adults and Teens


$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Join experienced woodcarver, Noah Lagle, for this one day workshop for all skill levels. Learn techniques with both hand tools and power tools such as a drill press, routers, and sanders, then create 2 prints from your wood carving with our new printmaking press! Wood for carving and paper is included in the cost of the class. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Noah Lagle

Woodcarving for Block Printing


Painting with Craig Mooney
Saturday and Sunday, May 30 & 31
10:00am-3:00pm daily
Adults and Teens


$250 (member) | $275 (non-member)

Award winning local artist Craig Mooney will help guide all levels of painters to new heights. Students will have the opportunity to work with water soluble oils or their medium of choice to follow his painting process from beginning to end, learning to connect with their imagination and listen to their inner, creative voice. New techniques will be encouraged as students acquire skills to let their artistic process show through their art.

Instructor: Craig Mooney

Painting with Craig Mooney


Printmaking
Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14
10:00am-4:00pm daily
Adults and Teens


$280 (member) | $305 (non-member)

Work with experienced printmakers, combining traditional monoprints and utilizing the modern laser cutter on hand as well. Participants will learn the basics of printing while utilizing advanced techniques.

Instructor: TBD

Printmaking


Instructor Bios 

Natasha Bogar was born in Hanover, NH and grew up in the Upper Valley Region. She earned a BFA from the University of Maine. Before graduating she spent 9 months in Florence, Italy studying under Silvia Fossati at Studio Giambo. She was immersed in fresco painting, mosaics, wheel, handbuilding, maiolica decoration, stained glass, and glass fusion, in an international environment. Natasha has continued painting throughout her career as an artist. She has completed many commissions for murals, paintings, mosaics, stained glass, and Italian plaster finishes. Teaching has been a way to give back. Natasha and her sister wrote many grants to bring youth mural projects to schools and community centers. She has worked at 7 different art centers teaching a myriad of subjects to all ages from Maine to Hawaii. www.natashabogar.com

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon received her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina University, creating organic furniture reflecting its purpose and social construct based on placement in home or gallery. She spent 10 years at an independent school in DC having taught wood design and art to all ages and moved to Stowe in 2003 continuing her professional work and devotion to education. Stephanie continues her close connection to HDAC as the Education Manager starting in 2019.

Noah Lagle  Bio coming soon

Sara Maher is a UVM alumni 
who received a BA in Fine Arts. She recently moved to Stowe after living in San Francisco for 19 years and working in film production. Sara spent 10 years at Pixar Animation Studios, where she served as a department manager on feature films, and production manager for TV and DVD projects. Now working in Burlington for a digital media agency, Sara enjoys being back in Vermont. In her free time she can be found skiing, hiking and knitting. 

Sandra Noble is a 
lifelong painter and art educator. She taught art at a large regional high school in Massachusetts for many years. This job required her to be “fluent” in a variety of media and knowledgeable in the history of art. After retirement, she and her husband opened the Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery here in Stowe. This new enterprise provided for the wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the arts, sharing ideas and learning from the represented artists. Sandra is a working artist whose paintings are owned in private and public collections throughout the US and abroad.

Craig Mooney was born and raised in the heart of midtown Manhattan (NY), and his roots in art go back to his youth. His father, an amateur artist, taught him how to create oil paintings from discarded art supplies found on city streets. To him, the streets of New York were an endless source of inspiration at an early age. After a brief career in the film industry, Craig moved out of New York in the mid-nineties to rural Vermont. The open and bucolic settings of the countryside allowed him new sources of inspiration. Though a representational painter, Craig incorporates a myriad of abstract qualities throughout his paintings. In his figurative work, he romanticizes his subjects and presents them in an atmospheric lens that is best described as dreamlike, as if capturing a moment suspended in time.

Robert J. O'Brien, AWS, NWS is a signature Member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies as well as several others. He is is a full-time award-winning artist and instructor. He recently won Best in Show at the New England Watercolor Society's Regional Juried Exhibition in Plymouth MA and at the 2nd Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition in Waitsfield, VT. Robert is the Director of Exhibitions for the Vermont Watercolor Society and the Scholarship Chair for the American Watercolor Society. He lives and paints in Weathersfield, Vermont and teaches many workshops throughout the United States and abroad. www.robertjobrien.com 

Kristen M. Watson's work focuses on conceptual installations and intuitive painting rooted in her study of spirituality and social psychology and behavior. Watson has completed artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, New City Galerie, and the Rensing Center in South Carolina. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private and public collections and has been featured in Northern Woodlands magazine and other local publications. Watson spent her formative years in Ohio and Virginia then traveled the northeast for several years before settling in Vermont in 2000. She spent over a decade as a medical professional before committing to her studio practice & business full time. She holds degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Vermont (summa cum laude) and a Vermont Art Educator license. Watson works and teaches in her Burlington studio and at local and regional community art studios. She is a teaching artist for and has been awarded multiple artist grants from the Vermont Arts Council.
www.kristenmwatson.com 

 

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