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. 



AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES 2019


EARLY SPRING:

FEBRUARY BREAK CAMP

Pre-K Art Play
K-3rd grade: Time Travelers: Ancient Egypt (One Spot Left!)
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Woodworking (Waitlist Only!)

Grades 1-3: Black Box Scene Creations
Grades 3-5: Making With Mud II

Teens:
 view classes for teens

LATE SPRING:

K-3rd grade: Time Travelers: Ancient Greece
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Woodworking
Grades 1-3: Make Believe with Molly
Teens: view classes for teens

Instructor Bios



FEBRUARY BREAK CAMP: February Flowers
Monday - Friday, February 25 - March 1 | 5 Classes
Ages 5-10
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Spend your February break beating the winter blues and celebrating the upcoming spring! Create beautiful works of art inspired by famous artists' flower paintings. Use watercolor and acrylic paints to learn about color theory and new techniques. 

 
Camp will be held at Stowe Elementary School
Campers should bring a lunch and a snack each day

Instructor: Heather Gombar

 

 

 



PRE-K ART PLAY
First Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am, excluding school holidays
Ages 1-4 with an adult
$5 per child

This experimental, processed based art time for toddlers ignites your child's imagination with self-directed art activities. We supply the creation stations. You supply the fun! We hope to have this class up and running by late Spring.

 

 



EARLY SPRING

BLACK BOX SCENE CREATIONS
Tuesdays, March 12 - April 9 | 5 classes
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

$140 (member) | $165 (non-member)

Black box theatre can happen anywhere and is all about being flexible with your set pieces and creating a world with your acting. In this class students will transform the classroom into a theatre in which they bring a scene to life!

Instructor: Molly Mitchell



MAKING WITH MUD II
Wednesdays, March 13-April 24 (no class March 20, April 17) | 5 classes
3rd-5th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

$150 (member) | $175 (non-member)

Back by popular demand! This introduction to ceramics class will embrace getting messy while making. Students will make functional platters for the table, luminaries to light up the night, and alien composite creatures while learning fundamental ceramics techniques

Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang



WOODWORKING
Wednesdays, March 13 - April 24 (no class March 20, April 17)  | 5 classes
Age 4 & Grade K
3:00pm-5:00pm

$140 (member) | $165 (non-member)

These young artists will work with wood and a variety of processes and tools. Students will make sculptural pieces with their hands while learning safety and how to work as a team. Students will learn to hand carve and whittle. This introductory class will embrace woodworking to the fullest!

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon


TIME TRAVELERS: Ancient Egypt
Thursdays, March 7 - April 25 (no class March 21, April 4, April 18)  | 5 classes
K-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

$135 (member) | $160 (non-member)

Travel back in time to ancient Egypt! Learn about mummies, hieroglyphs, the pyramids, and so much more. Work with a variety of media to create artworks to gain a better understanding of life and culture in ancient Egypt.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



LATE SPRING

MAKE BELIEVE WITH MOLLY
Tuesdays, April 30 - May 28  | 5 classes
1st-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)

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.
Instructor: Molly Mitchell

 


 TIME TRAVELERS: Ancient Greece
Wednesdays, May 8 - June 5  | 5 classes
K-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

$135 (member) | $160 (non-member)

Travel back in time to ancient Greece! Learn about the Parthenon, the first Olympics, and so much more. Work with a variety of media to create artworks to gain a better understanding of life and culture in ancient Greece.
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon


 

WOODWORKING II
Thursdays, May 2 - May 30  | 5 classes
Age 4 & Grade K
3:00pm-5:00pm

$140 (member) | $165 (non-member)

Young artists will expand their woodworking skills. Students will make more detailed works while practicing the safety and team working lessons from last session. Students will build on their hand carving and whittling skills.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

 

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 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.

Heather Gombar received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. While raising her small children she created and implemented a therapy based arts program in a residential psychological rehabilitation school for children in Doylestown, PA. She was teaching there for many years before moving to Vermont. She also was a member of Art Goes to School, which is an art appreciation program designed to introduce children to significant works of art in public Schools. When not teaching she spends her time on her Eden, VT farm growing flowers and vegetables for her family and the community. Her teaching inspirations agrees with Pablo Picasso's quote, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” 

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!

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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