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Youth & Adult Classes

We remain committed to new and inventive art programming for youth and adults. STEAM learning and curriculum-based art education is at the core of how we integrate art into all modes and disciplines of learning. In addition, maintaining stringent health and safety protocol for our HDAC community is our top priority. This summer has provided us many valuable strategies moving forward along with the goal of reaching families whether at school or at home. Thank you for supporting HDAC and understanding the importance of creativity and self-expression especially during this unique time.


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2020 Fall/Winter Programs

 

Youth:

Drop-In Mondays (Session 1)

Nature, Science, & Art!

Sculpt, Paint and More!

Drop-In Wednesdays (Session 1)

Drawing Nature with Audubon!

Drop-In Mondays (Session 2)

Puppetry and Play

Drop-In Wednesdays (Session 2)

Filmmaking: Make a Movie Trailer!

Online: Digital Painting with Nancy Harrison

 

Adult/Teen:

Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Medium

Weaving without a Loom

Oil Painting in Winter with Craig Mooney

Holiday Ornaments in Needle Felt: What do you Gnome about Gnomes?


Instructor Bios


Drop-in Mondays (1st session)

9/14 - 10/26   |   Mondays, 10am-12pm &/or 3-5pm   |   K-6th

$25 per Drop-In or discount for 6 sessions at $135

Drop-In Wednesdays were such a hit last year, we are expanding our Drop-In Days to Monday! Drop-In Days are a way for students to be able to socialize and collaborate while learning valuable skills and enjoying the process of creating art. Drop-In Days will be an outdoor art opportunity weather permitting. We will create an outdoor classroom to make the most of the Vermont fall with a variety of art stations that will change each Monday. Participants must sign up with liability forms filled out by the Sunday prior to the Monday Drop-In. No class 9/28

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

This session is full. Click here to register for next session.


Nature, Science, and Art!

9/15 - 10/27   |   Tuesdays, 10am-12pm   |   K-3rd

$185 M/$210 NM

Join artist and environmental enthusiast Bonnie Kolber as she helps young scientists explore the natural world through art . Students will use magnifying glasses and nature journals to observe the world around them, creating drawings, paintings, and other art creations along the way!

Instructor: Bonnie Kolber

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Sculpt, Paint, and More!

9/15 - 10/27   |   Tuesdays,  3-5pm  |   3rd-6th

$185 M/$210 NM

Join the fantastic Joe Smith as he guides young artists through a variety of art challenges from stretching their own canvases and then painting them to sculpting and creating in 3D! Learn how to mix a variety of materials to create unique works of art!

Instructor: Joe Smith

 

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Drop-In Wednesdays (1st Session)

9/16 - 10/28   |   Wednesdays, 1-5pm   |   K-6th

$50 per Drop-In or discount for 7 sessions at $315

Drop-In Wednesdays will continue to be a way for students to be able to socialize and collaborate while learning valuable skills and enjoying the process of creating art. Drop-In Days will be an outdoor art opportunity weather permitting. We will create an outdoor classroom to make the most of the Vermont fall with a variety of art stations that will change each Wednesday. Participants must sign up with liability forms filled out by the Tuesday prior to the Wednesday Drop-In. 

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Wednesday Drop-in
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Drawing Nature with Audubon!

9/17 - 10/29   |   Thursdays, 3-5pm   |   2nd-5th

$185 M/$210 NM

Learn all about the amazing world of nature drawing through the art of John James Audubon with Stephanie Drews-Sheldon!  Students will draw from the real world around us and use the inspiration for creating a one of a kind pillow from their design where they’ll learn to hand sew and machine sew too!

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon!

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 Drop-in Mondays (2nd session)

11/2 - 12/21   |   Mondays,  3-5pm   |   K-6th

$25 per Drop-In or discount for 8 sessions at $180

Drop-In Days will continue this session as a way for students to be able to socialize and collaborate while learning valuable skills and enjoying the process of creating art. Drop-In Days will be outdoors weather permitting with a variety of art stations that will change each Monday. Participants must sign up with liability forms filled out by the Sunday prior to the Monday Drop-In.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Monday Afternoon Drop-ins 2nd session
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Puppetry and Play

11/3 - 12/15   |   Tuesdays,  3-5pm  |   K-3rd

$185 M/$210 NM

Learn about the history of puppet making and create your own puppets complete with story creations and scenery! Then you get to film your puppet in action!

Instructor: TBD

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Drop-In Wednesdays (2nd Session)

11/4 - 12/23  |   Wednesdays, 1-5pm   |   K-6th

$50 per Drop-in or discount for 7 sessions at $315

Drop-In Wednesdays will continue to be a way for students to be able to socialize and collaborate while learning valuable skills and enjoying the process of creating art. Drop-In Days will be outdoors weather permitting with a variety of art stations that will change each Wednesday. Participants must sign up with liability forms filled out by the Tuesday prior to the Wednesday Drop-In. No class 11/25.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

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Filmmaking: Make a Movie Trailer!

11/5-12/17   |   Thursdays, 3-5pm   |   3rd-6th

$160 M/$185 NM

Young Filmmakers will join Joe Smith and learn what it takes to make a great commercial for a movie! Movie Trailers are a huge part of why people go to see a film. Student’s will collaborate on story lines, character development, and a script to come up with a winning movie experience!

Instructor: Joe Smith

2nd Section Open! Register below:

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Online: Digital Illustration Painting with Nancy Harrison

11/4-12/9  |   Wednesdays, 2-4pm   |   Teens

$200 M/$225NM

We are so fortunate to have The New York Times best-selling illustrator Nancy Harrison teach online learners again this semester, this time with a concentration on digital painting. New or returning students will gain amazing tips and tricks using the drawing app Procreate with an emphasis on storytelling.  Projects are adaptable to each students' interests! Limited iPads available for loan. Supply art bags will be available the week before, including materials such as heavy drawing paper, charcoal pencil, daily instructions, and more!

Instructor: Nancy Harrison

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Teen/Adult Workshops



Online: Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Medium

October 17 & 18  |  10am-12:30pm Daily |  $160 M/$185 NM

This online workshop will focus on the many moods and facets of painting water in the watercolor medium. Students will learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective pond to a swift moving mountain stream and everything in between. Foreshortening and the ability to suggest a flat plane will be taught when painting a meandering river or a lake. Water provides the artist with an endless variety of interpretations given its reflective qualities as well as its restlessness. The first class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting with more painting on the second day with a critique. A reference photo will be provided, and students may use their own as well. A materials list will be provided upon request.

Robert O’Brien

Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Me
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Online: Weaving without a Loom

October 24 & 25 |  10:00am-12:30pm |  $195 M/$220 NM

Discover the joys of weaving using common materials found at home combined with simple innovative techniques. Learn how to make woven tapestries on a homemade box loom; customized shapes on a pin loom; and organic tapestries on a frame loom. Each class is provided with an instructional video ahead of time followed by a live interactive Zoom meeting with live demos, individual instruction, and lots of time for Q&A. There will be a private Facebook page to view the videos, share our work, check in with questions and build community. If not on Facebook, videos can be viewed with a link to a private google doc. All levels welcome. Materials list provided.

Jodi Colella

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Hybrid: Oil Painting in Winter with Craig Mooney 

November 14 & 15 |  12:30pm-3:00pm Daily |  $160 M/$185 NM

Award winning local artist Craig Mooney will help guide all levels of painters to new heights this fall. This exciting workshop will focus on creating a winter scene using water soluble oil paint. Students will be encouraged to connect with their imagination and listen to their inner creative voice as they are guided through Craig’s process in building a winter landscape. New techniques will be encouraged that allow each student’s artistic process to show through their art. This will be a hybrid class in which 10 students may join in-person with a Zoom option for at-home artists.

Craig Mooney

Almost full!  Please call 802-253-8358 to register!

 

 

 

 


In-Person: Holiday Ornaments in Needle Felt: What do you Gnome about Gnomes?

November 21 |  12:00pm-3:00pm |  $85 M/$110 NM

Join prolific local fiber artist Peggy Smith as she guides teens and adults through the unique processes of making a needle felted gnome for your holiday decorations. Participants will receive a materials kit to get started while Peggy guides you through the basics of “how to” needle felt.  Each person will leave with a finished gnome and more material for another project. A list of books and Youtube resources will be provided for you to continue your needle felting journey and refresh your memory. A perfect project for all skill levels and a great time to ring in the holidays!

Peggy Smith  

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Instructor Bios - Fall/Winter 2020

Jodi Colella, TBD

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon recently moved to Vermont and creates commissioned and gallery furniture pieces, as well as small production work. She earned her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina State University where she taught design and wood design classes. Stephanie spent 12 years working at an independent school in Washington D.C. teaching and creating art, woodworking, and ceramic curricula for all ages.

Nancy Harrison is an award-winning illustrator originally from Montreal, Canada, who is best known for illustrating the ”Who Was…?” biography series. Her art has also been published in more than 20 other children’s books, Time Magazine, Fortune, The Washington Post, and used for a Netflix series. Nancy has a B.F.A. in Illustration and graphic design, and a Masters Degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. In addition to working as a full-time illustrator, Nancy has been teaching Illustration and Digital Painting for the past 15 years in Philadelphia, San Jose, California and Vermont, passing along tips and tricks that help budding artists take their art to the next level.

Bonnie Kolber is a lover of the arts, gardening, and the mountains. Growing up in Miami, she attended the New World School of the Arts, went on to achieve a B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Bonnie has lived in Vermont since 1997 and has been a member of the Bread and Puppet Theater and freelance puppeteer throughout New England. She now has a homestead and runs a gardening business in the summer. In the winter you will find her teaching snowboarding and running clinics for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. In her eyes, making art with kids and encouraging imagination and unique expression is some of the most rewarding and inspiring work in the world.

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 

Joe Smith is a native Vermonter currently residing in the small town of Hyde Park. Smith recently received his B.A. in Art Education from Northern Vermont University. Most of Smith’s work derives from his personal journey growing up in a beautiful and rural area. Along with filmmaking, he is also interested in various forms of multimedia and design. His artwork has been exhibited in the Vermont Congressional Art Show and Johnson Studio Center. Smith takes pride in assisting young filmmakers in constructing their own visions and sense of life into their work. He is currently involved in social justice work and travels around the world to assist communities and explore their social, political, and cultural dynamics. Such travels have landed him in Detroit, Michigan, Managua, Nicaragua, and Zurich, Switzerland. Smith is honored to serve his local communities and has worked in a wide-variety of school settings, all which allow him to advocate for student voice and equity. 

Peggy Smith TBD


 

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