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:

Pre-K Art Play
K-3rd grade: Time Travelers: Ancient Egypt
Ages 4-Kindergarten: Woodworking

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

Grades 4-6: Elements & Principles of Art: Color in Painting & Sculpture
Grades 4-6: Art & Art History
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
Grades 3-5: Painting in 3D
Grades 4-6: Elements & Principles of Art: Perspective in Making | Papier-Mâché Wonders II 
Grades 4-6: Art & Art History: Exploring Abstraction
Teens: view classes for teens

Instructor Bios



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

ELEMENTS + PRINCIPLES OF ART: Color in Painting and Sculpture
Tuesdays, March 12 - April 9 | 5 classes
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Elements + Principles of Art: Color in Painting and Sculpture

Roses are red, violets are blue, and students joining in on this color theory class will be learning all about the use of color in their artwork. Learning from famous masters of color in art, students will mix pigments from scratch, make a colorful found object sculptures and craft a character in homage to their favorite color.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


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 Scene Creations

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
3:00am-5:00pm

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

Making with Mud II

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)

Woodworking

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


 

ART & ART HISTORY
Thursdays, March 7 - April 25 (no class March 21, April 4, April 18)  | 5 classes
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Art + Art History

Travel back though the major art movements of the 20th century! Each week learn about a different movement’s most well known paintings, artists, and create artwork inspired by them. Work with a variety of 2D media to gain a better understanding of the famous artworks and artists that challenged the art world and created history!


Instructor: Joshua Sevits


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)

Time Travelers: Ancient Egypt

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

ELEMENTS + PRINCIPLES OF ART: Perspective in Making
Tuesdays, April 30 - May 28  | 5 classes
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Elements + Principles of Art: Perspective in Making

Students will make large scale drawings, tiny sculptures that fit in the palm of their hand, and 3D paintings that play tricks on their eyes in this playful investigation of scale and perspective. Working in 2D and 3D, students will explore how the size and the direction from which their creations are looked at affects their pieces.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang



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

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

Make Believe with Molly

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 Mitchel


 

TIME TRAVELERS: Ancient Greece
Wednesdays, May 1 - May 29  | 5 classes
K-3rd grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Time Travelers: Ancient Greece

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


PAINTING IN 3D
Wednesdays, May 1 - June 5 (no class May 22)  | 5 classes
3rd-5th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Painting in 3D

Thinking beyond the flat canvas, students will create a series of three dimensional works for the wall. Exploring material usage and increasing their making skills, students will dive into the fun of mixing materials to make textured and colorful works of multimedia.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang

 

PAPIER-MACHE WONDERS II
Thursdays, May 2 - May 30  | 5 classes
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Papier-Mache Wonders II

Art creations sculpted from clay, cardboard, newspaper, and wire will be the focus of this session. Students will learn various ways of working with papier-mâché to create masks, functional art, and unique decorations to display at home!

Instructor: Bonnie Kolber


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

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

Woodworking

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

 

ART & ART HISTORY: EXPLORING ABSTRACTION
Thursdays, May 2 - May 30  | 5 classes
4th-6th grade
3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Art + Art History: Exploring Abstraction

Explore abstraction from Kandinsky to Keith Haring. Check out the strange shapes and wild ideas of the major art movements in abstract painting and sculpture! Each week learn about different forms of abstraction and the exciting male and female artists from the time. Create artwork with a variety of media to gain a better understanding of abstraction and how it changed the way we think about art today.
Instructor: Joshua Sevits

 


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.

Danielle Davis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, a Master of Science in Education from Walden University with a focus on visual and differentiated mathematics, and teaches strategic mathematics at Stowe Middle School. She has been featured in several publications, including Literary Mama, Allegory Magazine, Twenty 20 Journal, Errant Parent, and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Her poetry won the 2013 award from the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. She has been an instructor for the Children's Theater Workshop and Green Mountain Performing Arts, performed at both the Hyde Park and Barre Opera Houses, and earned the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas volunteer award in 2006. Danielle trained in the Stanislavski method with Janet Morrison, studied set design/painting with Bob Moody, and received instruction in physical theater/clown theory from Peter Gould. When she’s not painting sets or desperately searching for duct tape, Danielle enjoys dividing fractions, gardening, and being on the water with her family.

Lesley Grant

Michelle Kessler

Bonnie Kolber

Jacquie Mauer is a lifetime artist, yoga practitioner and occasional teacher of both. She loves sharing both these passions with 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 rehearsals. She is proud to offer more classes for the amazing children in this community!

Tara O’Reilly is a mom, yoga teacher, and actor. She has been a member of the Screen Actors' Guild since 2002. She has been in numerous films including Jay Craven's films Wetware and Northern Borders. Previously to that she was cast as Mrs. Sullivan in the Sharff brothers' film Before I Sleep, Michael Burke's film The Mudge Boy, and Bess O'Brien's film The Voices Project, amongst numerous short films. She has also been in a handful of commercials. Tara studied Meisner in LA with Eric Stone and film acting with Jock MacDonald (Alice Carter Studio East) and Michael Monks (Ivana Chubbuck Studios). Most influential to her was studying with Richard Waterhouse (Roy London Technique).

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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