Youth

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.

HDAC members receive $25 class discounts

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**We pick up at Stowe Elementary School**

 

$50 non-refundable deposit required at time of registration. Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds for cancellations 14 days or less before the start of a class. Alternatively, tuition may be applied to a future class within the next year. 



AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES 2019
 

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER:

Pre-K Art Play 
K-5th grade: Art Adventures: Stowe Recreation Dept.
K-3rd grade: Crazy Creatures Sculpting Class

K-3rd grade: Fantastic Fall Art
3rd-6th grade: Sculptures and More

K-3rd grade: Time Travelers: China
3rd-6th grade:
6 Mediums in 6 Weeks
All Ages: Wednesday Drop In Day
1st-3rd grade: Sewing with Felt


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER:

K-5th grade: Art Adventures: Stowe Recreation Dept.
Age 4 & Grade K: Make Believe With Molly
K-3rd grade: Woodworking
3rd-6th grade: Winter Themes in Sculpture & Painting
K-3rd grade: Time Travelers: Space
All Ages: Wednesday Drop In Day
3rd-6th grade: Video & Sculpture

Instructor Bios



SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE thanks to our Education Sponsors and individual donors!

         

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PRE-K ART PLAY
First Thursdays of every month (Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5)
Ages 1-4 with an adult
10:00am-11:00am

$5 drop-in fee per child

This experimental, process based art time for toddlers ignites your child's imagination with self-directed art activities. We supply the creation station, and your child supplies the fun! From painting to trains and light boards, there is so much for your youngster to explore!



SEPT-OCT

ART ADVENTURES
Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 21
K-5th Grade
6 classes

Sign up through Rec - no HDAC membership discount for Stowe Rec partnership classes

Artists of all skill levels and ages will enjoy the various materials and methods available to them in this class. From building with clay to unique uses of paper and paint techniques, each budding artist will have the opportunity to grow their imaginative skills. 

Register for this class at:
www.stowerec.org or call 802-253-6138

Instructor: Bonnie Kolber

CRAZY CREATURES SCULPTING CLASS
Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 21
K-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member) | +$15 materials fee

Artists will use a variety of materials such as sculpy, air dry clay, and high fire clay to create amazing creatures and scenes.  They will learn how to use wire and a variety of materials to incorporate into their sculptures taking their art to a new level! Final projects will be fired in the kiln at River Arts.

Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


FANTASTIC FALL ART
Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 22
K-3rd Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Learn with the amazing Bonnie Kolber as she helps guide students through the crafting of sculptural forms and tiny worlds.  With new tool usage and techniques, these budding artists will learn how to shape and form materials and let their imaginations come to life!

InstructorBonnie Kolber



SCULPTURES AND MORE
Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 22
3rd-6th Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Students will learn a variety of materials and techniques that can be applied to many different sculptural mediums. Tools will be introduced that help create unique effects, and craftsmanship will be a part of the learning process. Students will review their work and learn from each other through their artistic process.

Instructor: Tina Havermeyer


TIME TRAVELERS: CHINA
Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 23 (no class Oct 9)
K-3rd Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Students will hone their artistic skills while learning about Chinese culture and art forms. From a tradition of pottery that dates back to 10,000 BC to the celebrated traditions of Chinese calligraphy and ink paintings, students will learn about the rich history of Chinese art through their culture and artistic movements.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon


6 MEDIUMS IN 6 WEEKS
Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 23 (no class Oct 9)
3rd-6th Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

This class will give students a broad overview of sculptural mediums and expanding their ideas of what you can use to make art.

Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri


WEDNESDAY DROP-IN DAY
Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 23 (no drop in Oct 9)
All Ages

3:00pm-5:00pm

$20 drop-in fee per child

Drop-in Day is a chance for students to relax after school. They are welcome to use a room for quiet homework time, a classroom for hanging out and free draw, or they can participate in a loosely structured art project. All students are welcome to be a part of Helen Day Art Center and all it has to offer!

 

 


SEWING WITH FELT
Thursdays, Sept 19-Oct 24
1st-3rd Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

In this class, young sewers will learn felting through projects such as pillow making, puppets and dolls.  They will learn skills and techniques from threading needles to tying knots and stitching up whatever they can imagine. No experience necessary, but young sewers who do have experience will also be challenged by the class. Just bring your desire to make and have fun!

Instructor
Donna Collins



NOV-DEC

ART ADVENTURES
Mondays, Nov 4-Dec 16 (no class Nov 11)
K-5th Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
Sign up through Rec - no HDAC membership discount for Stowe Rec partnership classes

Artists of all skill levels and ages will enjoy the various materials and methods available to them in this class. From building with clay to unique uses of paper and paint techniques, each budding artist will have the opportunity to grow their imaginative skills. 

Register for this class at:
www.stowerec.org or call 802-253-6138

 


MAKE BELIEVE WITH MOLLY
Mondays, Nov 4-Dec 16 (no class Nov 11)
Age 4 & Grade K
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member) | +$15 materials fee

This class is all about imagination! Each week will bring new adventures as we act out stories that we make up ourselves. Problem solve, work collaboratively, and think on your toes to bring to life the scenes in our heads. Travel far distances to unknown lands and different times without ever leaving the Art Center.

Make Believe with Molly



Instructor: Molly Mitchell



WOODWORKING
Tuesdays, Nov 12-Dec 17
K-3rd Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member) | +$15 materials fee

These young artists will work with wood and a variety of processes and tools. Students will learn tool safety, measuring techniques and designing skills to create anything from a vehicle to a wall hanging or mobile! Students learn patience and perseverance through sanding and refining more long term projects where planning is essential. 

Woodworking



Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

 


 

WINTER THEMES IN SCULPTURE AND PAINTING
Tuesdays, Nov 12-Dec 17
3rd-6th Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Learn how to create winter scenes through a variety of unique techniques in both 2-dimensional and  3-dimensional works

Winter Themes in Sculpture & Painting

 


TIME TRAVELERS: SPACE
Wednesdays, Nov 6-Dec 18 (no class Nov 27)
K-3rd Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Explore the stars! Learn about space and construct objects from the sky using a variety of materials and some glow in the dark paint!  

Time Travelers: Space


WEDNESDAY DROP IN DAY
Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 23 (no drop in Oct 9)
All Ages

3:00pm-5:00pm

$20 drop in fee per child

Drop-In Day is a chance for students to relax after school. They are welcome to use a room for quiet homework time, a classroom for hanging out and free draw, or they can participate in a loosely structured art project. All students are welcome to be a part of Helen Day Art Center and all it has to offer!


VIDEO AND SCULPTURE
Thursdays, Nov 7-Dec 19 (no class Nov 28)
3rd-6th Grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
6 classes
$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Learn about the potentials of video game making through experimentation and games, the effects that light, shadow, and color have on video, and how sculpture and other mediums can work with video.

Video & Sculpture



Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

 

 

 

 

Instructor Bios

Donna Collins has been in the garment industry since the 4th grade when she sold doll clothes to her friends. She has done costume design for the Lyric Theatre and The Flynn Center for Performing Arts. She has also worked for Garnet Hill, Burton, Brystie and the Johnson Woolen Mill. Donna does everything from designing to pattern making and is currently working as a freelance design technician.

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.

Tina Havermeyer  Bio coming soon

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.

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!

Isaiah Palmeri is an artist and teacher from Putney, Vermont. His primary focuses are video and sculpture, but he also loves gathering everyday materials and exploring how unlikely mediums can intersect. He has taught students of all ages at Farm and Wilderness, Get Thee To The Funnery, The New England Youth Theatre, and Brattleboro Community Television. He spent a recent summer metal casting a giant rooster at Franconia Sculpture Park and graduated from Alfred University's BFA program.

Lisa Wolfgang is an interdisciplinary artist who is passionate about connecting young people to art and nature. She graduated from Alfred University with her BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media and has taught as a outdoor educator for inner city kids, organized the kids program for a small local-music festival, and was an instructor of ceramics and sculpture at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Lisa’s variety of interests from growing food to making music lend plenty of inspiration to her work.



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