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SPRING 2020 Youth and Adult Classes

 

Thanks to our education grantors and donors, we will be using our scholarship funds to help subsidize flexible tuition rates. Reduced pricing is available to all just by clicking on the chosen drop down menu price when you register online.  

 

 

 

Youth Classes

Collage and Draw Creations

Creative Communities
Draw/Paint/Sketch-a-Pet + Other Animals
Photography +Paint/Draw/Sketch
Saturday Morning Cartooning

 

Teen-Adult Classes

Mixed Media
Drop-In Knitting
Architectural Watercolor

Painting with Craig Mooney

Instructors


Collage and Draw Creations

 

Ages 3-5  |  Thursdays, April 23-May 21   2:00-3:30pm 

These young artists will be able to experience a variety of ways to put materials together to build an image. Using construction paper, tissue paper, and a variety of other materials provided in their art bag, students will love creating characters, scenes and some 3-D art!

 

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

This Class is Full!

 


Creative Communities

 

 Ages 5-7  |  Tuesdays, April 21-May 19   4:00-5:30pm 


Create your own town with the marvelous Molly Mitchell! Students will be given a large cardboard tray, lots of materials, great ideas on building constructions, and more! Name your town and share your ideas with other students!

 

Instructor: Molly Mitchell

This Class is Full!


Draw/Paint/Sketch-a-Pet + Other Animals

 

Ages 5-7  |  Wednesdays, April 22-May 20   3:00-4:30pm 


Learn the details of drawing or painting your favorite pet or animal! Shannon will provide many inspirational handouts and online demonstrations that will help young artists learn about animal anatomy, colors and pattern ideas, and how to build on shapes to render a variety of animals.

 

Instructor: Shannon O'Connell

This Class is Full!

Photography + Paint/Draw/Sketch

 

Ages 8-10  |  Mondays, April 20-May 18   3:00-4:30pm 


Step outside and use photography as your inspiration for art! Shannon will work with students to create compositions with their medium of choice to recreate images they see. Students are welcome to take their own pictures or use inspirational ones that Shannon will provide. 

Instructor: Shannon O'Connell

Photography + Paint/Draw/Sketch Flexible Tuition Rates
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Saturday Morning Cartooning

 

Ages 8-10  |  Saturdays, April 25-May 23   10:00-11:00am 

This offering might be as much for Parents as it is for kids!  Enjoy a leisurely morning while your young artists learns some basic drawing techniques to build and sketch cartoon characters!  

 Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

This Class is Full!

 

 


Mixed Media

 

Teen-Adult  |  Tuesdays, April 21-May 19   2:00-3:30pm 


Explore abstract collage and mixed media techniques with an emphasis on experimentation, joy, and finding your own voice. Learn ways to incorporate a variety of visual elements including color, shape, the written word, line, and texture. We’ll use a variety of tools and materials including tissue paper, pens, paint markers, sharpies, embroidery thread, painted papers. HDAC will gladly supply supplemental materials you might need at home!

 

Instructor: Kristen M. Watson

 

Mixed Media Flexible Tuition Rates
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Drop-in Knitting

 

 Teen-Adult  |  Thursdays, April 23-May 14   5:00-6:00pm 

Interested in learning a new technique or knitting idea? Sara Maher will help you in your knitting time of need! It's a great time to pick up that yarn and drop in to this interactive, online hour of friends and knitting. Ask any question you have about a new project or materials and get encouragement to try new knitting skills! $10 drop-in per class.

 

 

Instructor: Sara Maher

 

  


Architectural Watercolor 

 

Teen-Adult  |  Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28

  |  1:00-3:30pm daily

Learn to paint the beauty of New England architecture in this fun and creative watercolor workshop. In this online format, Robert O'Brien will provide the image both he and students will use as inspiration for the workshop. On Day 1, Robert will demonstrate through live video a variety of techniques, teaching elements such as composition, perspective, painting texture and natural materials, and how to render the unique beauty of stonework and wood in a realistic manner. Day 2 will be interactive student work time while Robert helps guide each student to success. This workshop is open to all levels of ability. Contact HDAC if you need supplemental paints or paper for this workshop. 

Instructor: Robert O'Brien

Architectural Watercolor Flexible Tuition Rates
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Painting with Craig Mooney

 

Teen-Adult |  Friday, May 29 and Saturday May 30

 1:00-3:30pm daily

 

Award winning local artist Craig Mooney will help guide all levels of painters to new heights. Students are welcome to work from home with oils, water soluble oils, or a 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. Craig will be working off the same image that will inspire the students' work, encouraging new techniques along the way.  Day 1 will be focused on demonstration and conversation, and Day 2 will be student work time and feedback from Craig. 

 

Instructor: Craig Mooney

Painting With Craig Mooney Flexible Tuition Rates
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Free drawing tutorials from HDAC partner Nancy Harrison! 


Just click on the link to improve your drawing skills.

 

Drawing Tips in Bite-size Chunks: Drawing Heads

 

Drawing Tips in Bite-size Chunks: Drawing Expressions

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

  


Free figure drawing tutorials with Rachael Wells

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   


Instructor Bios 

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon has been teaching and volunteering at the Art Center for the past 7 years. Having moved to Stowe 10 years ago, Stephanie brings over 20 years of working in art education to the Art Center. She received her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina University and worked for 9 years developing and teaching primary school art curriculums, woodshop programs for all ages, and after school classes for the independent Lowell School in Washington, DC. As the Education Manager of the Art Center, Stephanie continues her commitment to progressive art education by developing a varied and rigorous art curriculum and growing the collaboration of art programs with the community of Stowe and beyond. In her spare time, Stephanie continues to create gallery furniture pieces and hone her skills in a variety of media.

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. 

Molly Mitchell is the founder and Director of Stowe Children's Theatre. Molly participated in theatre in high school and was accepted into two different Actor/Training programs. She decided to pursue her medical interests and obtained an Associate of Applied Science through the college of Southern Idaho. She practiced veterinary medicine for a number of years before taking a break to raise her children. In the summer of 2014 Molly began teaching theatre games to children through the Stowe Free Library. Through the support and encouragement of this community, Stowe Children's Theatre has grown. She loves to see children learn valuable life skills through participating in all aspects of theatre. She feels children can benefit greatly from the unique situations that students learn to navigate during rehearsals. She is proud to offer more classes for the amazing children in this community!

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

Shannon O’Connell began her love for art when her parents enrolled her into a German art school in Laguna Beach, California. She developed her love for art with an inspiring high school art teacher while living in Colorado where she challenged herself to work in larger scale with new and different techniques. After moving to Hawaii, her painting really took off while on Oahu as she was inspired by her surroundings and was invited to join an art collective at Wyland Gallery in Oahu. Her first solo international art show was in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. Surfing influenced her style, doing art for surf contest posters, apparel & murals. Shannon moved her art studio to Vermont in 2015 concentrating on painting & stenciling in a space that allows her to work on a larger scale. She continues to show art work in Hawaii and share Hawaii with Vermont. Whether teaching soldering, jewelry, painting or other art, she encourages artists of all ages to play, get messy & make beautiful pieces.

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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