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 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.; a 15% administrative fee is non-refundable. Alternatively, tuition may be applied to a future class within the next year. 


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AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES 2017 

Session I: September-October
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Creative, Crazy & Yummy Houses |  Artist's Treasure Chest 
Grades 1-3:Sewing & Stitching | Self to Abstraction
Grades 4-6: Comics

Session II: November-December
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Paper Discoveries | 6 Mediums in 6 Weeks
Grades 1-3:Poetry Play | Comics
Grades 4-6: Fashion Design & Sewing

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

Pre-K Art Play


FALL SESSION I


CREATIVE, CRAZY & YUMMY HOUSES!
Tuesdays, September 12-October 17
Age 4-Kindergarten
This class is in session
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Young artists will be architects in this class! They will explore a variety of techniques from construction out of milk cartons and boxes with painting and embellishments to building working birdhouses with tools! They will also create a Spooky House of graham crackers and edible decorations!
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

 


ARTIST’S TREASURE CHEST
Thursdays, September 14-October 26 (no class 10/19)
Age 4-Kindergarten
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Students will be introduced to a wide range of materials through fun and creative games and challenges. They’ll work individually and as a team to create collaborative artwork in clay, sculpture, video and more, all of which will culminate in a final show of their work for families to enjoy.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

Artist's Treasure Chest

 


SEWING AND STITCHING
Tuesdays, September 12-October 17

This class is in session

1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Stitches not only hold fabric together but are a way to decorate! Students will learn a variety of sewing and stitching techniques as they measure and cut fabric to redesign a pre-existing form. Students are welcome to bring scrap fabric, ribbon, buttons or trim to personalize their uniquely decorated bag.
Instructors: Brittney Sargent & Tina Havemeyer


SELF TO ABSTRACTION
Wednesdays, September 13- October 25 (No class 10/18)
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
We will begin by making self portraits inspired by The Art of the Selfie exhibition in the galleries. Every week we will cut cut, paste, and copy the images into new forms. How we originally see ourselves is just a building block to what we can become by the end of the course.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

Self to Abstraction

 


COMICS
Wednesdays, September 13- October 25 (No class 10/18)
Registration Closed
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Comics are a great way to tell stories and create interesting characters! Young cartoonists in the making will explore why they’re drawn to a particular style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. Then they will build their own world and unique characters for their comic creation.
Instructor: Brittney Sargent

 


FALL: SESSION II


PAPER DISCOVERIES
Tuesdays, November 7- December 19 (no class 11/21, 12/5)
Age 4-Kindergarten
3:00pm-5:00pm
$100 (member) | $125 (non-member)
5 classes
This course focuses on paper as a sculptural medium. From creating their own paper to paper mache, cardboard construction, and origami, students will look at all the unlikely ways they can use and create with paper. Discover the creative potential for this everyday material.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

Paper Discoveries

 


6 MEDIUMS IN 6 WEEKS
Thursdays, November 2- December 14 (no class 11/23)
Age 4-Kindergarten
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Clay, wire, felt, rocks, cardboard, and foil. Each week young artists will move through a set of activities with a new material. They will explore functions, limitations and aesthetic strengths of each medium. Works of art will emerge through games, discussion and experimentation.
Instructor: Isaiah Palmeri

6 Mediums in 6 weeks


POETRY PLAY
Mondays, November 6- December 11
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Dive into the world of silly poetry! Students will memorize fun-filled poetry and create an outlandish costume to accompany it. The class will culminate with a poetry performance for family and friends.
Instructor: Molly Mitchell

Poetry Play

 


COMICS
Tuesdays, November 7- December 19 (no class 11/21, 12/5)
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$100 (member) | $125 (non-member)
5 classes
Funny, sad, silly, scary and more! Comics are a great way to visually tell stories. Students will write and draw their own stories based on discussions of what they’ve seen and read. They will build their own world and unique characters to live in it. Each artist will walk away with their own original comic to share!
Instructor: Brittney Sargent

Comics; 1st-3rd gd

 


FASHION DESIGN AND SEWING
Wednesdays, November 1-December 13 (no class 11/22)
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
6 classes
Students will examine how the fashion industry works and how ideas can emerge from anything we see. They’ll use old clothing, fabric or thrift shop finds to recycle and create new clothing from their own designs. In the process they’ll learn how use a sewing machine and design clothing using a croquis. All experience levels welcome!
Instructor: Brittney Sargent

Fashion Design & Sewing


WINTER


MAKE BELIEVE WITH MOLLY
Age 4-Kindergarten
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

Make Believe w/Molly

 


PATTERNS AND CHAOS
Age 4-Kindergarten
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
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

Team Creations

 


LIGHT AND VIDEO SCULPTURE
1st-3rd grade
Wednesdays, January 10- February 14
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

Light & Video Sculpture

 


SHAKESPEARE TOGETHER
3rd-6th grade
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

Shakespeare Together

 


ART PLAY

PRE-K ART PLAY
Thursdays, September 14- December 14 (no class 10/19, 11/23)
Ages 1-4 with a caregiver
10:00am-11:30am
$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. Caregivers must remain with their toddlers and are expected to help with clean-up.

Art Play

 


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.

Brittney Sargent is a digital and traditional illustrator based out of Vermont, who received a BSA in Fashion Design from Mount Ida College. She grew up drawing the animals in her backyard, and fairy tale creatures. She uses her knowledge of animals and her studies in Fashion design to develop unique and interesting clothing for the characters in her illustrations, ranging from children in everyday clothing to fairy tale creatures in otherworldly outfits.

 

 

 

 

 

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