2016 youth general

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.

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$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. 


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AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES 2018 

WINTER: January-February
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Make Believe w/Molly | Patterns & Chaos
Grades 1-3: Team Creations | Light & Video Sculpture
Grades 4-6: Shakespeare Together

MEMBERS ONLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CLASSES UNTIL JANUARY 25
EARLY SPRING: March-April
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Set Design and Movement
Grades 1-3: Make a Box, Sew a Stitch | Animals in Art
Grades 4-6: Sewing as Art

LATE SPRING: May
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Springtime Colors and Creatures
Grades 1-3:
Let's Go Fly a Kite | Detectives of Nature
Grades 4-6:
Sewing Galore

Pre-K Art Play


WINTER 2018


MAKE BELIEVE WITH MOLLY
Age 4-Kindergarten
This class is in session
Tuesdays, January 9- February 13
3:00pm-5:00pm | 6 classes
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
Children will move like a color, paint a favorite story book character, and play confidence-building theatre games. While the main focus is to encourage strong cooperative social skills, students will gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and so much more.
Instructor: Molly Mitchell


PATTERNS AND CHAOS
Age 4-Kindergarten
This class is in session
Thursdays, January 11- February 22 (no class 2/1)
3:00pm-5:00pm | 6 classes
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
Patterns and chaos are everywhere. This course will be filled with activities that explore the creative potential for these two clashing forces. Copying, creating, and altering are some of the techniques students will use to guide their creations. Putting them up against each other is inevitable but morphing one into the other is a goal.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

Patterns & Chaos


TEAM CREATIONS
1st-3rd grade
Tuesdays, January 9- February 13
This class is in session
3:00pm-5:00pm | 6 classes
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
This class will challenge students through games and activities to take individually made elements and bring them together to create large sculptures and images. Students will also take larger collaborative projects and break them down into small pieces that individuals can take home.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri


LIGHT AND VIDEO SCULPTURE
1st-3rd grade
Wednesdays, January 10- February 14
This class is in session
3:00pm-5:00pm | 6 classes
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
This course will focus on creating light and video sculpture. First, students will build a collaborative sculpture, then collect video through a variety of activities. Using a video projector these two mediums will be combined.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri


SHAKESPEARE TOGETHER
3rd-6th grade
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Mondays, January 8-February 19 (no class 1/15)
3:00pm-5:00pm | 6 classes
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
In this intensive theatre class, each student will memorize and perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays. This scene work offers a unique opportunity to team-build in a fun way.
Instructor: Molly Mitchell


EARLY SPRING

SET DESIGN AND MOVEMENT
Tuesdays, March 13- April 10
Age 4-Kindergarten
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Each week students will bring new stories to life using Black Box set pieces as well as their own set creations.
Instructor: Molly Mitchell

Set Design & Movement

MAKE A BOX, SEW A STITCH
Tuesdays, March 13- April 10
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Recycled cigar boxes will become a sewing box, decorated and sectioned inside. Then each student will design a unique pattern, stitch colorful embroidery threads onto muslin fabric, and stuff the forms for a pillow or soft sculpture.
Instructor: Alexa Sherrill

Make A Box, Sew A Stitch

ANIMALS IN ART
Thursdays, March 15- April 26 (no class 3/22, 4/19)
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Students will investigate the presence of animals in art through the ages. They will discover mammoths in caves, swans appearing as elephants, tropical forest monkeys, arctic narwhals, flying doves, Egyptian cats, and so much more. After exploring the use of animals by artists they will create their own clay mammals, a huge plaster narwhal, a tropical forest, colorful foam board prints, pastel portraits, and cutout mammoths!
Instructor: Alexa Sherrill

Animals in Art



SEWING AS ART
Mondays, March 12- April 9
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Students will explore sewing as an art form to create 2D and 3D pieces. They'll learn hand stitching techniques and patterns to create their own imagery in thread on fabric. Students will also combine machine and hand stitching to create their own everlasting fabric bouquet! All experience levels welcome.
Instructor: Haleigh West
Sewing as Art

LATE SPRING


SPRINGTIME COLORS AND CREATURES!
Thursdays, May 3- May 31
Age 4-Kindergarten
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
This spring, these young artists will grow along with the season! They will work with a variety of drawing and 3D materials to help bring to life animals and plants from their surroundings and their imagination. From oil pastels to woodworking and printmaking, their expressive creations will welcome in the spring!
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Springtime Colors & Creatures

LET’S GO FLY A KITE
Tuesdays, May 1- 29
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
Celebrate the skies of spring by creating colorful kites. Using traditional Bermudian kite-building as inspiration, students will design and build their flying masterpieces of wood, string, tissue paper and fabric. Weather permitting, the class will fly their kites on the final day!
Instructor: Alexa Sherrill

Let's Go Fly A Kite

DETECTIVES OF NATURE
Thursdays, May 3- May 31
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Sketch pads in hand, students will travel outdoors to observe and discover spring in nature, The unearthing of patterns, shapes, color and line in the natural world will inspire and inform the creation of hanging mobiles, nature-based collages and sculptures, prints, and a collaborative mural.
Instructor: Alexa Sherrill

Detectives of Nature


SEWING GALORE
Mondays, May 7- June 4
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
5 classes
Students will take their fashion design experience to the next level, experiencing the full creation process. They'll illustrate a basic idea, piece it together, choose the best textile for their vision, and stitch it together on a sewing machine. Students will be encouraged to add extra flair to their finished pieces with various hand-stitching and embellishing techniques.
Instructor: Instructor: Haleigh West

Sewing Galore

 ART PLAY

PRE-K ART PLAY
Thursdays, January 11- May 31 excluding school holidays
Ages 1-4 with a caregiver
10:00am-11:00am
$5 per child
Art Play is a weekly drop in for children with caregivers to make their own self-directed art projects using HDAC’s diverse assortment of art supplies.


ART PLAY KITE MAKING AND FLYING
FREE!
Thursday, May 6
10:00am-11:30am
Ages 0-5 with an adult
Spend the morning building and decorating colorful kites. Weather permitting, we'll head outside for kite-flying. This special session of Art Play is presented in partnership with Vermont Department of Health's WIC Program.


Instructor Bios


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

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 rehersals. 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 last summer metal casting a giant rooster at Franconia Sculpture Park and graduated Alfred University's BFA program in the winter.

Alexandra Sherrill is a freelance photographer and early childhood teacher with a love for thinking outside the box to foster an exploration of art.  With a M.Ed from Lesley University and experience teaching in both the U.S.  and Bermuda, she weaves together the wonderful world of art & literature to inspire multi-age learners.  Favorite projects include colorful, hand torn collages and decoupage under glass.  Alexandra had her first solo exhibit in Bermuda in 2015, and she continues to sell her artwork in Boston and Bermuda. 

Haleigh West is a local artist who left the Green Mountains to pursue a degree in Fashion Design. Her thirst for knowledge has brought her around the world and she has been fortunate enough to gain artistic inspiration from these places. She hopes to help fuel her students passion for artistic expression and independence through their work, while bringing creative thoughts to life through the power of a stitch.


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