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Adult Classes

Learning for all ages is fun at the The Hopkinton Center for the Arts!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, there are classes in Visual Art, Music, Art, Dance, Theater or Ceramics for you!


Discover your creative side.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts offers year-round classes and workshops for adults in the visual and performing arts. Classes are taught by experienced instructors and are tailored for beginning and advanced students. The HCA is an easy commute from the towns of Hopkinton, Holliston, Milford, Ashland, Upton, Southboro, Framingham, Natick, and other MetroWest communities.

 

Young adults are welcome to enroll in most adult courses. See course descriptions for minimum age requirements.

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Adult Programs

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31

Dec

06

Aug

Arts Matter Musical Theater Showcase (Ages 14-25)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days:

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 07:00 PM

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Directors: Alyssa Rae Surrette, Eric Balboni, Jere Shea, and guest professional artists.

Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) is hosting a 5-week, 40-hour production program for selected musical theater performers. The program will include a mix of rehearsals, seminars and instruction in acting, dance and music. The culmination will be a recorded musical showcase of duets, trios, solos, and group numbers in addition to scenes and monologues written by program participants.

Rehearsals will take place via Zoom three days a week (Tuesday–Thursday) from 4:00–6:30 pm starting July 7. Rehearsals will include group coaching sessions, group dance classes, individual/small group song coaching, individual/small group monologue and scene coaching. 

Socializing time will be worked into the schedule, and if possible, take place at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts while observing social distancing parameters. 

Seminars/Workshops will include the following topics: vocal health, strength and conditioning for dancers, mock dance calls, how to film a self tape, audition prep, cutting music for auditions, how to conduct yourself in an audition room, acting on film, and more! 

Performance: The final showcase will be a pre-recorded "movie" that is shown in a zoom theater. A live Q and A with the cast/production team will follow the presentation. Performance date August 7th.

Production Fee: $375 (that’s a value of less than $10/hr!) 

Sample Rehearsal Schedule: 

4:00–5:00pm | Group Check-in, Vocal Health Seminar 

5:00–5:30pm | Break out zoom rehearsals - scene coaching / song coaching

5:30–6:30pm | Full group rehearsal- acting through song work for first group number 

6:30–7:00pm | Cast social dinner and check out 

AUDITION PROCESS:

Q: When will auditions take place? 

You may submit your audition materials between May 5–June 12 via email to esltheatersummer2020@gmail.com 

Q: What do I need to prepare for auditions? 

1). All performers must FIRST fill out the Google audition form here: Google Audition Form

2). Interested performers must submit a 45 second recorded audition cut of any musical theatre song of their choice and a theater resume by June 12, 2020 via email esltheatersummer2020@gmail.com. 

Q: When are callbacks? 

A: If you are needed for a callback, they will take place (either live or via Zoom) between
June 12–15.

Q: Will everyone who auditions be cast? 

A: No. The Directors do not guarantee that everyone whom auditions will be offered a role. 

Q: How soon after auditions will the cast list be posted? 

A: The goal is to post the cast list by June 15. 

Q: What if I have a family vacation, work conflicts, school events, that will cause me to miss some rehearsals? 

A: We understand that it may not be possible for everyone to commit to attending the full rehearsal schedule. The Directors ask that you identify IN ADVANCE your anticipated dates that you are unavailable and note those conflicts on the Google audition form. Please note that the production dates Aug 4th-6th are mandatory for all cast members to attend. 

December 31 - December 31 (07:00 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-25
General Price: $375 | Member Price: $375

10

Jun

22

Jul

Explore and Experiment with Watercolors

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 02:00 PM

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Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors! Instructor Sarah Alexander will provide 1 hour of online instruction via Zoom. The 2nd hour will involve recorded prompts for the students to work on their project in between classes and receive advice feedback from Sarah. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. 6 classes. No class on July 1st.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander

June 10 - July 22 (01:00 pm-02:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

20

Jun

FREE WORKSHOP - Drawing & Sketching Outdoors

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

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Do you want to learn how to draw but don't know where to start?  Ready to shut down your computer for a while? Join us for this relaxing free outdoor workshop that will be held in the HCA's amphitheater.  (Rain date will be June 27th). 

Drawing is a skill you can master at any age. Instructor Meredith Fitzgerald will lead this 90 minute workshop to get you started! She will cover basic techniques and help you tune into your observational skills and build up your confidence to explore sketching in your every day life.  Limited to 10 participants. Tables and chairs will be provided and spaced to provide social distancing. Participants will need to bring the following: A sharp pencil (with eraser), a sketch book or some blank pieces of paper and an open mind!

This workshop is free.  Participants are asked to consider a donation to the HCA to help with the ongoing activities and operational support of the HCA. Donations may be made online  HERE

 

June 20 - June 20 (10:00 am-11:30 am)
adult
adults
Saturday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

07

Jul

11

Aug

Adult Re:Curve

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

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This class is a movement-freeing, joint-opening workout that gently helps you find strength by connecting to your natural curves and spirals. It has grown out of my lifelong passion for and exploration of Classical Ballet, Modern dance, Pilates, and the Alexander Technique. We begin with a quiet floor warm-up that asks us to tune in to where we are holding tension, and connect with the process of letting it go. We build an awareness of our spiral structure, exploring circular movements both into and away from our center as we develop a series of exercises following the theme of the class. One day it may be freeing the hip joints. Another day we may open up the ribs and shoulders. Our goal is to rediscover our innate and efficient “self-use." Class works toward building core strength and free flowing movement in tandem with conscious control of the breath. We may continue with standing balance explorations, always with the intention of staying unstressed and curious. We return to the floor to quietly re-center, letting ourselves absorb and process our discoveries. Join us to play with gravity, and circle back to yourself in this safe, non-competitive, judgment-free class! In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. You will also need a thick exercise mat and enough space to lie with arms and legs outstretched. Instructor: Cathy Fallon is a former Principal ballet dancer, is Pilates Mat certified, holds a B.S in Kinesthetic Education and Dance, and is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique mind/body awareness technique.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 07 - August 11 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

31

Dec

28

Jul

Digital Storytelling: How to elevate your home movies & digital photos (Virtual)

Grades: N/A

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:30 PM

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More than ever people are using their cell phones and electronic devices to capture special family moments. This workshop will elevate these moments by teaching you how to take your footage and create a short "movie". Topics will cover non-linear editing, understanding natural light, rule of thirds, getting the most out of your device and other production techniques. An example of such a final project can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/409591747 . Four 90 minute classes on Tuesday evenings in July. Adults/Teens registered are requested to have Premiere Pro for editing instructions. This program is available as a free 7 day trial download, with a monthly subscription that can be canceled after use. Instructor: Sara Fitzpatrick

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

 

December 31 - December 31 (07:00 pm-07:00 pm)
N/A
14-80
Tuesday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

08

Jul

12

Aug

Adult Ballet

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

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Keep it moving! If you are looking to pick up ballet again, want to try ballet classes for the first time, or you're looking for a new way to approach health and wellness, this is a perfect class. Have fun working out and learning a classical art form in this online, interactive class. The instructor will help each student get the best class they can in order to improve strength and flexibility. We can help you adapt movements as needed (and push you to the next level when you’re ready!). Adult Ballet for Love, Joy, and Health! Please Note: In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Also a straight back chair or counter approximately 40-42” high and 6 feet of clear floor space needed.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 08 - August 12 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

09

Jul

13

Aug

Adult Contemporary

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

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Unwind and have fun as you build strength and flexibility through the fluid movement of contemporary dance. Students learn the basics of lateral bends, contractions and expansions, swings, and more. All students are welcome as adaptations are easily made to fit individual levels. 6 classes.

In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection. Six feet of clear floor space also required.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 09 - August 13 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

14

Jul

18

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Tuesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 14 - August 18 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

14

Jul

18

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Tue evening

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Tuesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 14 - August 18 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

15

Jul

19

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Wed eve

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Wednesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar

July 15 - August 19 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

16

Jul

20

Aug

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing - Thu eve

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class. Thursdays 6 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar

July 16 - August 20 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

17

Jul

21

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Fridays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 17 - August 21 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

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10

Jun

22

Jul

Explore and Experiment with Watercolors

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 02:00 PM

+ More Info

Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors! Instructor Sarah Alexander will provide 1 hour of online instruction via Zoom. The 2nd hour will involve recorded prompts for the students to work on their project in between classes and receive advice feedback from Sarah. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. 6 classes. No class on July 1st.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander

June 10 - July 22 (01:00 pm-02:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

20

Jun

FREE WORKSHOP - Drawing & Sketching Outdoors

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

+ More Info

Do you want to learn how to draw but don't know where to start?  Ready to shut down your computer for a while? Join us for this relaxing free outdoor workshop that will be held in the HCA's amphitheater.  (Rain date will be June 27th). 

Drawing is a skill you can master at any age. Instructor Meredith Fitzgerald will lead this 90 minute workshop to get you started! She will cover basic techniques and help you tune into your observational skills and build up your confidence to explore sketching in your every day life.  Limited to 10 participants. Tables and chairs will be provided and spaced to provide social distancing. Participants will need to bring the following: A sharp pencil (with eraser), a sketch book or some blank pieces of paper and an open mind!

This workshop is free.  Participants are asked to consider a donation to the HCA to help with the ongoing activities and operational support of the HCA. Donations may be made online  HERE

 

June 20 - June 20 (10:00 am-11:30 am)
adult
adults
Saturday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

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07

Jul

11

Aug

Adult Re:Curve

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

+ More Info

This class is a movement-freeing, joint-opening workout that gently helps you find strength by connecting to your natural curves and spirals. It has grown out of my lifelong passion for and exploration of Classical Ballet, Modern dance, Pilates, and the Alexander Technique. We begin with a quiet floor warm-up that asks us to tune in to where we are holding tension, and connect with the process of letting it go. We build an awareness of our spiral structure, exploring circular movements both into and away from our center as we develop a series of exercises following the theme of the class. One day it may be freeing the hip joints. Another day we may open up the ribs and shoulders. Our goal is to rediscover our innate and efficient “self-use." Class works toward building core strength and free flowing movement in tandem with conscious control of the breath. We may continue with standing balance explorations, always with the intention of staying unstressed and curious. We return to the floor to quietly re-center, letting ourselves absorb and process our discoveries. Join us to play with gravity, and circle back to yourself in this safe, non-competitive, judgment-free class! In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. You will also need a thick exercise mat and enough space to lie with arms and legs outstretched. Instructor: Cathy Fallon is a former Principal ballet dancer, is Pilates Mat certified, holds a B.S in Kinesthetic Education and Dance, and is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique mind/body awareness technique.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 07 - August 11 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

08

Jul

12

Aug

Adult Ballet

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

+ More Info

Keep it moving! If you are looking to pick up ballet again, want to try ballet classes for the first time, or you're looking for a new way to approach health and wellness, this is a perfect class. Have fun working out and learning a classical art form in this online, interactive class. The instructor will help each student get the best class they can in order to improve strength and flexibility. We can help you adapt movements as needed (and push you to the next level when you’re ready!). Adult Ballet for Love, Joy, and Health! Please Note: In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Also a straight back chair or counter approximately 40-42” high and 6 feet of clear floor space needed.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 08 - August 12 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

09

Jul

13

Aug

Adult Contemporary

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:00 PM

+ More Info

Unwind and have fun as you build strength and flexibility through the fluid movement of contemporary dance. Students learn the basics of lateral bends, contractions and expansions, swings, and more. All students are welcome as adaptations are easily made to fit individual levels. 6 classes.

In the event that Covid-19 guidelines do not advise in-person classes at our site, the class will be offered virtually. In that event, participants will need a laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection. Six feet of clear floor space also required.

VIDEO: Click here to learn more!

July 09 - August 13 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

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14

Jul

18

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

+ More Info

An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Tuesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 14 - August 18 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

14

Jul

18

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Tue evening

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

+ More Info

An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Tuesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 14 - August 18 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

15

Jul

19

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Wed eve

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

+ More Info

An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Wednesdays, 6 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar

July 15 - August 19 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

16

Jul

20

Aug

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing - Thu eve

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

+ More Info

An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class. Thursdays 6 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar

July 16 - August 20 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

17

Jul

21

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

+ More Info

An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.  A basic toolkit will need to be purchased.  Adult classes include open studio time by appointment during the class session. 

Limit 5 students to allow for social distancing.  Students are encouraged to wear a mask in class.  Fridays, 6 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly

July 17 - August 21 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

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