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Hopkinton Center for the Arts Educational Classes

HCA is a regional arts center located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, that offers year-round classes and workshops for adults and children. Classes are taught by experienced artist-instructors and are tailored for beginning through advanced students in the visual and performing arts. Classes include programs in the fine arts, acting and theater, music, singing, movie-making, creative writing, and ceramics. If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out our online scholarship form. Young adults are welcome to enroll in most adult courses. 


If you wish to join a class already in session, please call us at 508-435-9222 and we'll pro-rate the cost proportional to the number of classes remaining in the session. 

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09

Sep

27

Jun

Upper Ballet School - Intermediate & Advanced

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Saturday

Class Time: 12:00 AM

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Placement in this advanced program by Artistic Dance Director Jessica Wilson is required. Please send an email to jessica@hopartscenter.org if interested in Intermediate and/or Advanced classes.

Intermediate marks the start of pointe* classes for dancers as well as increased study of pirouettes, adagio, and allegro. Training for advanced students continues its focus on alignment and proper technique while preparing students for pre-professional and professional training options through. Both Intermediate and Advanced students are introduced to the world of classical ballet repertory as well as contemporary movement and improvisation through a weekly contemporary class. Intermediate and advanced students are also exposed to historical dance, character dance, modern, jazz, Pilates, and Alexander Technique by weekly classes, workshops, or master classes. (*Students will be placed en pointe when the faculty deems the student ready. Health and safety are a priority with a goal to help students dance injury free for a life time. Students must be training a minimum of three days each week to be placed en pointe.)

This is a 36 week commitment for the 2019-2020 academic year. The tuition cost will be determined based on the number of classes determined in consultation with the Artistic Dance Director. Flexible payment plans are available. 

Mondays: Intermediate Contemporary 5-6:30 pm / Advanced Contemporary 6:30 - 8 pm

Tuesdays:  Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Pilates 5-7 pm

Wednesdays: Advanced Ballet Variations 5-7:30 pm

Thursdays: Advanced Ballet Pointe 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm / Intermediate Ballet Pointe 6:15 - 7:45 pm

Fridays: Intermediate/Advanced Pointe 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturdays: Intermediate Pointe 11:30 - 1:30 / Advanced Pointe 1:30 - 3:30 pm / Rehearsals 3:30 - 5:30 pm

 

September 09 - June 27 (12:00 am-12:00 am)
6th-12th
12-17
Monday - Saturday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

10

Sep

10

Jun

Ballet 3 & 4 (Tuesday)

Grades: 3rd-5th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 05:45 PM- 06:45 PM

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Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance and individual expression. Many performing opportunities are available for students at this level. Ages 8-11. Enrollment is for the 2019-2020 school year. Price is based on one class a week for 36 weeks. Additional discounts are available for multiple dance classes taken per week. Tuition is pro-rated based on the start date of the student. Flexible payment plans available. Instructor: Jessica Wilson
September 10 - June 10 (05:45 pm-06:45 pm)
3rd-5th
8-11
Tuesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

13

Sep

24

Jan

Ballet 3 & 4 (Friday) - HALF YEAR

Grades: 3rd-5th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:30 PM

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Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance and individual expression. Many performing opportunities are available for students at this level. Ages 8-11. Price is based on one class a week for 18 weeks. Instructor: Jessica Wilson

September 13 - January 24 (05:00 pm-06:30 pm)
3rd-5th
8-11
Friday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $405 | Member Price: $384.75

13

Sep

26

Jun

Ballet 3 & 4 (Friday)

Grades: 3rd-5th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:30 PM

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Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance and individual expression. Many performing opportunities are available for students at this level. Ages 8-11. Enrollment is for the 2019-2020 school year. Price is based on one class a week for 36 weeks. Additional discounts are available for multiple dance classes taken per week. Tuition is pro-rated based on the start date of the student. Flexible payment plans available. Instructor: Jessica Wilson

September 13 - June 26 (05:00 pm-06:30 pm)
3rd-5th
8-11
Friday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $810 | Member Price: $770

14

Sep

14

Dec

Creative Dance

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 09:45 AM

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Through story telling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to the joy of dance, and our experienced HCA faculty work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. Rhythm, coordination, and listening skills are developed in a playful, warm, and nurturing atmosphere. 12 classes. Ages 3-4.5
September 14 - December 14 (09:00 am-09:45 am)
Pre - k
3-4
Saturday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

14

Sep

14

Dec

Pre-Ballet

Grades: k -1st

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:45 AM- 10:30 AM

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Pre Ballet expands on the elements and practices of Creative Movement. While dance elements are further developed, imagery, musicality, creative thinking, spatial awareness and team work continue to be emphasized in a safe, fun, nurturing environment. This class is appropriate for students enrolled in Kindergarten. 12 classes. Ages 4.5 - 6. Instructor: Tina Anne Marshall

September 14 - December 14 (09:45 am-10:30 am)
k -1st
4-6
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

14

Sep

14

Dec

Hip Hop Dance 1 @ 10:00 am

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. 12 classes. Ages 6-8

September 14 - December 14 (10:00 am-10:45 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

14

Sep

14

Dec

Ballet 1 (Saturday)

Grades: 1st-2nd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:30 AM- 11:15 AM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-7

September 14 - December 14 (10:30 am-11:15 am)
1st-2nd
6-7
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

14

Sep

14

Dec

Hip Hop Dance 1 @ 10:45 am

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturdays

Class Time: 10:45 AM- 11:30 AM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. 12 classes. Ages 6-8. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. This class is from 10:45-11:30 am

September 14 - December 14 (10:45 am-11:30 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturdays
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

14

Sep

14

Dec

Ballet 2 (Saturday)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:15 AM- 12:00 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 7-8

September 14 - December 14 (11:15 am-12:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

17

Sep

10

Dec

Hip Hop Dance 2

Grades: 4th-5th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. 12 classes. Ages 9-11
September 17 - December 10 (03:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-5th
9-11
Tuesday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

17

Sep

10

Dec

Ballet 1 & 2 (Tuesday)

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:15 PM- 05:00 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-8
September 17 - December 10 (04:15 pm-05:00 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Tuesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

17

Sep

10

Dec

Do-Re-Me! Group Singing

Grades: 1st-4th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:45 PM- 05:45 PM

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For kids who LOVE to sing, but may not be ready for private lessons. Learning to sing in tune and learning musical concepts through singing establishes deep musical understanding and confidence in a budding musician. Students will learn melody, part singing, and harmony as they progress through the program. This class is a great way to introduce kids to healthy, relaxed singing! For grades 2nd – 5th. Tuesdays 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm. Instructor: Mark Schiappucci

September 17 - December 10 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)
1st-4th
6-9
Tuesday
Mark Schiappucci
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

18

Sep

18

Dec

Storybook Theater - From Page to Stage

Grades: k -3rd

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 04:45 PM- 05:45 PM

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This fun, active introduction to creative drama, includes creative movement, imagination, drama games, activities, songs, and hands on crafts. Inspired by favorite children's books, Storybook Theater will embark on a new adventure each session! Join us for an interactive theatre experience! The final class will involve a performance for friends and family. For grades Pre-K to 3rd grade

September 18 - December 18 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)
k -3rd
5-8
Wednesday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

18

Sep

18

Dec

Adult Ballet

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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If you are looking to pick up ballet again, want to try ballet classes for the first time, or you've 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. The faculty does a wonderful job helping 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! Instructor: Jessica Wilson. 12 classes
September 18 - December 18 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

19

Sep

19

Dec

Ballet 1 & 2 (Thursday)

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 04:45 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-8
September 19 - December 19 (04:00 pm-04:45 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Thursday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

19

Sep

05

Dec

Mixed Media Art Explorations (Thur)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Students will complete a series of projects using pencil, Sharpie, watercolor, tempera cakes, acrylic, oil pastels, chalk pastels, Mod Podge, Model Magic, self-hardening clay, yarn, material and scrapbook paper. Teaching methodology includes step-by-step instruction, guided and observational drawing. Subject matter includes animals, people, landscape, plant material and fruit. Fine motor skills such as cutting, gluing, weaving and eye-hand visual accuracy will be emphasized in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
September 19 - December 05 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Thursday
Judy Smith
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

20

Sep

13

Dec

Beginner Teen Contemporary

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 07:00 PM

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This class focuses on loosening tensed muscles, building strength through fluid movement, and exploring artistic expression. Easy to follow contemporary combinations will include lateral bends, contractions and expansions, simple floor rolls, swings, and other elements of contemporary dance. Class includes floor work, movement across the floor, and choreography. Ages 12-17
September 20 - December 13 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Friday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

23

Sep

16

Dec

Actor's Studio for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:15 PM

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This acting class is great for the beginner performer (with less than two years acting class experience) Students will study the techniques of theatre while building foundational acting skills and theatre vocabulary. Students will explore theatre through games, monologues, scene work, character building, and improvisation. The final day of class will feature a showcase. For grades 4th – 8th
September 23 - December 16 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75

23

Sep

16

Dec

Fine Art Academy - Monday

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Mondays - 10 classes

September 23 - December 16 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

23

Sep

16

Dec

Beginner Teen Ballet (Mondays)

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Teen Ballet is designed for the student who is a beginner to dance and/or has been away from dance for a few years. The focus of this class will be to correct posture, increase flexibility, gain strength and learn the vocabulary of ballet. This environment allows students to gain confidence and build self-esteem. 10 classes. Ages 12-17
September 23 - December 16 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Monday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Kidz Lit Art

Grades: k -1st

Days: Monday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Students will explore the art of book illustration using mixed media (pencil, Sharpies, Prismacolor pencils, watercolor, tempera, acrylic paint, Model Magic, self-hardening clay and mod podge) to create a visual response to award winning childrens’ books by Peter Reynolds, Jan Brett, Drew Daywalt, Eric Carle and others. Supports creative thinking, literacy and comprehension using visual and tactile methods. Judith Murray Smith, (M.Ed., B.A., DESE licensed) uses a combination of guided/directed drawing and constructionist teaching methods to help students complete multi-layered projects designed to inspire a love of art and books. Mrs. Smith meets students at appropriate developmental levels.
September 23 - December 16 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
k -1st
5-6
Monday
Judy Smith
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Actor's Studio - Intermediate

Grades: 5th-9th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:30 PM

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This invite/audition-only studio acting class is for intermediate and advanced students looking to build skills and challenge themselves. Students will study and expand on previous techniques, improving their artistry. This is a fast-paced class that will benefit even a seasoned performer. For grades 4th – 8th

September 23 - December 16 (05:00 pm-06:30 pm)
5th-9th
10-14
Monday
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75

23

Sep

16

Dec

Mixed Media Art Explorations (Mon)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Monday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Students will complete a series of projects using pencil, Sharpie, watercolor, tempera cakes, acrylic, oil pastels, chalk pastels, Mod Podge, Model Magic, self-hardening clay, yarn, material and scrapbook paper. Teaching methodology includes step-by-step instruction, guided and observational drawing. Subject matter includes animals, people, landscape, plant material and fruit. Fine motor skills such as cutting, gluing, weaving and eye-hand visual accuracy will be emphasized in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
September 23 - December 16 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Monday
Judy Smith
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Adult/Teen Beginner Tap

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Mondays

Class Time: 06:30 PM- 07:30 PM

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This class is for novice and beginner tappers with one year or less class/training experience. Focus of each tap class is to improve the student’s sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. This class is more loosely based on needs of individual students and as a fun exercise!

September 23 - December 16 (06:30 pm-07:30 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Mondays
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Adult Teen Intermediate Tap

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Mondays

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

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This class is for intermediate/advanced tappers. Focus of each tap class is to improve the student’s sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. This class is more loosely based on needs of individual students and as a fun exercise! Instructor: Alyssa Surrette. 10 classes

September 23 - December 16 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Mondays
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

24

Sep

03

Dec

Sewing for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Students will learn basic sewing skills including how to use a sewing machine and patterns. Projects may include a drawstring bag, canvas and ribbon key chains, pajama shorts, and a zipper pouch. Sewing machines and materials for all projects are included in tuition cost. 10 classes with Instructor Heather Heverling.

September 24 - December 03 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Tuesday
General Price: $235 | Member Price: $223.25

25

Sep

04

Dec

Sewing - Intermediate/Advanced

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Students must have completed "Sewing for Beginners" or applicable sewing course. The first class will be some review and then a potholder project with materials provided by the instructor. Students will then choose from an assortment of patterns to decide on their next project. Students can either purchase fabric and notions on their own, or they may purchase supplies from the instructor Heather Heverling. 10 classes

September 25 - December 04 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Wednesday
General Price: $235 | Member Price: $223.25

29

Oct

10

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 6 classes

October 29 - December 10 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

29

Oct

10

Dec

Musical Theater for Little Ones - Session 2

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Tuesday

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

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This group class introduces your young star to the craft of musical theater performance. Students will use acting exercises and imaginative games while learning songs to create a unique musical theater performance for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development. 6 classes. Instructor Mark Schiappucci
October 29 - December 10 (10:00 am-11:00 am)
Pre - k
4-5
Tuesday
Mark Schiappucci
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

29

Oct

10

Dec

Pastel Painting (Tue) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners and continuing students. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
October 29 - December 10 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

29

Oct

10

Dec

Pen & Ink - Session 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Drawing with pen and ink is a commitment. The line you put down with an ink pen cannot be erased. But, drawing with pen and ink gives confidence in drawing like no other medium can. In this course students will learn and execute fundamental pen and ink drawing techniques while embracing their own personal styles. Instructor: Sarah Alexander. 6 classes

October 29 - December 10 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Tuesday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

29

Oct

10

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Tue afternoon 2

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 6 classes
October 29 - December 10 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

29

Oct

10

Dec

Adult Barre and Pilates - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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For adult dancers and non-dancers alike. Stretch and strengthen, have fun, and channel your inner dancer with this class created by Cathy Fallon. Cathy, 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. Let Cathy guide you to increased core strength, proper alignment, and ease of movement. Explore in a safe judgment free studio!

October 29 - December 10 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Fallon
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

29

Oct

10

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Tue evening 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Taught by Hana Reilly. Tuesdays - 6 classes

October 29 - December 10 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

01

Nov

13

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning 2

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time).  Fridays 9:30 AM    12:30 PM. Please note on early release days in Hopkinton Schools may result in a start time of 9 am for this class. 

November 01 - December 13 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

01

Nov

13

Dec

Friday Art Club - Session 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Each week alternating teachers will lead a project for you to try out. Based on student interests, we will work with a variety of medium, including embroidery, pen and ink, mixed media, painting and sculpture. Hopkins Students will be walked over by HCA volunteer. On early release days, the times of the class will be adjusted accordingly. 6 classes.
November 01 - December 13 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Friday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Nov

14

Dec

Watercolor Painting Basics - Session 2 (Saturday)

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. 6 classes
November 02 - December 14 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Nov

14

Dec

Clay Fun for Kids - Sat afternoon 2

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 03:00 PM

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Come have fun with clay and learn to make pinch, coil and slab creations such as sculptures, mugs, bowls and more. Instructor: Hana Reilly. Saturdays - 6 classes
November 02 - December 14 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Nov

14

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Sat morning 2

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:30 PM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Open to grades 5th - 12th. Saturdays - 6 classes

November 02 - December 14 (09:30 pm-12:30 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Saturday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

06

Nov

18

Dec

Wonders of Watercolors - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:30 AM- 01:30 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. 6 classes
November 06 - December 18 (11:30 am-01:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

06

Nov

18

Dec

Yoga 101 for Teens

Grades: 8th-12th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 02:30 PM- 03:30 PM

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A group experience of Yoga which will include learning the physical practice of poses (asana), how to train and use your breathing to curb anxiety, stress, and fatigue and discussion around the meanings and practices of mindfulness, focus, kindness, and self-compassion. No previous experience required. Appropriate for everyone from age 13-18yo.

The classes will be taught by Ritu Kapur, Owner of Sohum Yoga and Meditation studio in Westborough. Ritu has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages for over 10 years. She has taught yoga at many local schools.

Wednesdays 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18 (no class on 11/27)

Pricing - $90 for 6 weeks ($20 drop-in)

November 06 - December 18 (02:30 pm-03:30 pm)
8th-12th
13-18
Wednesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

06

Nov

18

Dec

Handbuilding for Kids - Weds afternoon 2

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Create pottery and small sculptures from clay using handbuilding techniques! Learn about glazing and creating surface detail as you make sculptures, masks, creatures and pottery you can use. Tuition includes materials and firing. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes clay, glazes, and firing. Taught by Cheska Komissor. Wednesdays - 6 classes
November 06 - December 18 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

06

Nov

18

Dec

Hand building & Wheel Throwing -Wed eve 2

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel and/or handbuild with clay. Beginners will receive an introduction to ceramics, forming pieces on the wheel and learning basic handbuilding techniques. Continuing students will refine and expand their knowledge of form, function and design. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time).

November 06 - December 18 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

07

Nov

19

Dec

Pastel Painting (Thu) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners and continuing students. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Nov

19

Dec

Handbuilding for Kids -Thu afternoon 2

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Create pottery and small sculptures from clay using handbuilding techniques. Students will also learn glazing and creating surface detail. Tuition includes materials and firing. Thursdays - 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

07

Nov

19

Dec

Fine Art Academy - Thursday Session 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Thursday - 6 classes. Instructor Sarah Alexander

November 07 - December 19 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Thursday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Nov

19

Dec

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing -Thu afternoon 2

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 06:30 PM

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Learn to use a pottery wheel, plus create pottery and small sculptures using handbuilding techniques. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and apply surface decoration. Continuing students welcome. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Thursdays - 6 classes

November 07 - December 19 (04:30 pm-06:30 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Thursday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Nov

19

Dec

Adult Contemporary Conditioning - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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This class focuses on loosening tensed muscles, building strength through fluid movement, and exploring artistic expression. Easy to follow contemporary combinations will include lateral bends, contractions and expansions, simple floor rolls, swings, and other elements of contemporary dance. Class includes floor work, movement across the floor, and choreography. Instructor: Theresa Kniaz. 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

07

Nov

19

Dec

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing - Thu eve 2

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 decorating techniques. Continuing students welcome. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Thursdays 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

15

Nov

Hopkinton Early Release Workshop: Junk Sculptures

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 02:30 PM

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Based on the works of Louise Nevelson, create an intriguing sculpture from old, broken, discarded found objects. Experience the way attention to placement within a space can make unrelated objects interact with each other to create a 3-dimensional work of art that is both crazy and captivating! All materials are provided. 2 hour class to assemble. They will be available for pick up at HCA after November 20. Instructor Joyce Firth

HOPKINS ELEMENTARY WALK-OVER SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP

November 15 - November 15 (12:30 pm-02:30 pm)
4th-6th
9-12
Friday
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $40

18

Nov

16

Dec

Oil & Acrylic Painting - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you to create your choice of an oil or acrylic painting that you will be proud of. You will gain methodoligical painting techniques and get increasingly comfortable with them as you steadily and patiently work through your paintings. A materials list will be provided to students. The class meets Mondays for a total of 5 classes.

November 18 - December 16 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

21

Nov

Improv is for Everyone! (One Night Workshop)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM

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Improv for Everyone! (One Night Workshop)

Whether you're an extrovert who loves to be the life of any party or an introvert who cringes at the very thought of standing up in front of others, improv is for EVERYONE! 

Why do Improv? You get to make mistakes, relieve stress and most importantly because it's fun! You'll laugh a lot - we promise! This one-night workshop will cover short-form improv basics in a comfortable, supportive setting. Beginners to Advanced - all are encouraged to come have a blast with us!

The 90 minute workshop will be followed by an Improv Jam session (Experienced improv students may just attend the Jam session). 

Thursday November 21st from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (immediately followed by a Jam session that will go 30-60 minutes)

Instructor: Barbara Kessler

 

Workshop & Jam: $30 - Registration required.

Jam only @ 8:30 pm: $10 - paid at the door. No registration required

November 21 - November 21 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

24

Nov

Personal Presence Workshop w/Kelly Grill

Grades: adult

Days: Sunday

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

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Many of the most successful people fall short of their full potential simply because they haven’t fully developed an understanding of their own presence.  Our presence allows us to connect, influence, and communicate with clarity and credibility to those around us - our friends, business associates, employees, team members and more importantly those you wish to influence. When you interact with others, they form an opinion of you within seconds and make decisions based on their perception of who you are and what you stand for.

It is well documented that people with a strong personal presence or ‘charisma’ (as it is often labelled), are much more likely to be offered career opportunities than people who lack or hide their charismatic qualities. Work with Kelly Grill to fully understand your own personal "presence" or how others see you in order to fully maximize your ability to be effective in the workplace, at your volunteer position, board seat or in your relationships.  Whether you give presentations on a regular basis, speak in public or work with a team, this workshop can meet you where you are at and give you the tools and confidence to improve your effectiveness. 

This powerful workshop is a guided journey of self-discovery to understand the unique skills you bring to both your working and personal life and how to harness those skills to create a strong and memorable ‘Personal Presence’.The workshop will include individual reflection, vocal and physical exercises to strengthen effectiveness and improve clarity and acting techniques you can use in every day conversation. 

November 24 - November 24 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Sunday
Kelly Grill
General Price: $45 | Member Price: $42.75

06

Dec

Early School Release Workshop: Wire Kids 101

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 02:30 PM

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Students of all ages will sculpt their names, pets, favorite objects or other inspiring things out of metal wire! 

Award-winning wire artist Ryan Kelley will help you sculpt your creativity! 2 hour class - all materials and tools included. 

Hopkins School walk-over service is available.

December 06 - December 06 (12:30 pm-02:30 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Friday
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $38

06

Dec

Hopkinton Early Release Workshop: Old Book Page Wreath

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:00 PM

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Turn an old book and sheet music into a rustic looking wreath. Using the pages from old books and old music scores, roll, crumple, pinch, or cut paper pages into a variety of textural shapes and assemble into a beautiful vintage looking wreath. All materials provided.  Instructor Joyce Firth

HOPKINS ELEMENTARY WALK-OVER SERVICE AVAILABLE.

December 06 - December 06 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)
4th-6th
9-12
Friday
General Price: $45 | Member Price: $45

04

Jan

06

Jun

Creative Dance

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 09:45 AM

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Through story telling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to the joy of dance, and our experienced HCA faculty work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. Rhythm, coordination, and listening skills are developed in a playful, warm, and nurturing atmosphere. Instructor: Alyssa McQuillan. 20 classes. Ages 3-4.5 y/o
January 04 - June 06 (09:00 am-09:45 am)
Pre - k
3-5
Saturday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

06

Jun

Pre-Ballet

Grades: k -1st

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:45 AM- 10:30 AM

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Pre Ballet expands on the elements and practices of Creative Movement. While dance elements are further developed, imagery, musicality, creative thinking, spatial awareness and team work continue to be emphasized in a safe, fun, nurturing environment. This class is appropriate for students enrolled in Kindergarten. Instructor Tina Marshall. 20 classes. Ages 4.5 - 6.
January 04 - June 06 (09:45 am-10:30 am)
k -1st
5-6
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

06

Jun

Hip Hop Dance @ 10 am

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. 20 classes. Ages 6-8
January 04 - June 06 (10:00 am-10:45 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

08

Feb

Watercolor Painting Basics 1 - Saturday

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes
January 04 - February 08 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th- adult
11-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

04

Jan

06

Jun

Ballet 1 (Saturday)

Grades: 1st-2nd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:30 AM- 11:15 AM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-7. 20 classes. Instructor Tina Marshall
January 04 - June 06 (10:30 am-11:15 am)
1st-2nd
6-7
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

06

Jun

Hip Hop Dance @ 10:45 am

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:45 AM- 11:30 AM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. 20 classes. Ages 6-8
January 04 - June 06 (10:45 am-11:30 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

14

Mar

Clay Fun for Kids - Sat afternoon

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 03:00 PM

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Come have fun with clay and learn to make pinch, coil and slab creations such as sculptures, mugs, bowls and more. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. All final projects will be ready to be picked up several weeks after the class ends. Instructor: Hana Reilly. Saturdays - 10 classes
January 04 - March 14 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

04

Jan

14

Mar

Wheel Throwing - Sat AM

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:30 PM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. All final projects will be ready to be picked up several weeks after the class ends. Instructor: Hana Reilly. Saturdays - 10 classes.
January 04 - March 14 (09:30 pm-12:30 pm)
5th-12th
10-17
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

06

Jan

24

Feb

Oil & Acrylic Painting - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Do you want to learn oil or acrylic painting in an upbeat and encouraging environment? Instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you to create your choice of an oil or acrylic painting that you will be proud of. You will gain methodical painting techniques and get increasingly comfortable with them as you steadily and patiently work through your paintings. A materials list will be provided to students. The class meets Mondays - 6 classes. Come discover your inner artist!

January 06 - February 24 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

06

Jan

16

Mar

Actor's Studio for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:15 PM

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This acting class is great for the beginner performer (with less than two years acting class experience) Students will study the techniques of theatre while building foundational acting skills and theatre vocabulary. Students will explore theatre through games, monologues, scene work, character building, and improvisation. The final day of class will feature a showcase. 9 classes. Instructor: Maureen Regan. For grades 4th – 8th
January 06 - March 16 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

06

Jan

16

Mar

Fine Art Academy - Monday

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Mondays - 9 classes
January 06 - March 16 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

06

Jan

16

Mar

Kidz Lit Art

Grades: k -1st

Days: Monday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Students will explore the art of book illustration using mixed media (pencil, Sharpies, Prismacolor pencils, watercolor, tempera, acrylic paint, Model Magic, self-hardening clay and mod podge) to create a visual response to award winning childrens’ books by Peter Reynolds, Jan Brett, Drew Daywalt, Eric Carle and others. Supports creative thinking, literacy and comprehension using visual and tactile methods. Judith Murray Smith, (M.Ed., B.A., DESE licensed) uses a combination of guided/directed drawing and constructionist teaching methods to help students complete multi-layered projects designed to inspire a love of art and books. Mrs. Smith meets students at appropriate developmental levels. 9 classes
January 06 - March 16 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
k -1st
5-6
Monday
Judy Smith
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

06

Jan

16

Mar

Beginner Teen Ballet (Mondays)

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Teen Ballet is designed for the student who is a beginner to dance and/or has been away from dance for a few years. The focus of this class will be to correct posture, increase flexibility, gain strength and learn the vocabulary of ballet. This environment allows students to gain confidence and build self-esteem. 9 classes. Ages 12-17
January 06 - March 16 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

06

Jan

16

Mar

Actor's Studio - Intermediate

Grades: 5th-9th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM

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This invite/audition-only studio acting class is for intermediate and advanced students looking to build skills and challenge themselves. Students will study and expand on previous techniques, improving their artistry. This is a fast-paced class that will benefit even a seasoned performer. For grades 4th – 8th. 9 classes Instructor Maureen Regan
January 06 - March 16 (04:30 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-9th
10-14
Monday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

06

Jan

16

Mar

Kreative Kids Art Zone (Mon)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Monday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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If you love art, join us ina the zone! Using various media such as Sharpie, pastel, pain, clay & yarn, Instructor Judy Smith will guide the class to complete thematic projects. Themes include Disney characters, Pokemon personalities, Superheroes, landscape and nature designs. One class will be student's choice. 9 classes.
January 06 - March 16 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Monday
Judy Smith
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

06

Jan

27

Jan

Voice & Movement for Performers & Public Speakers

Grades: 9th- adult

Days:

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

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The first step in effective communication is becoming aware of and releasing habitual tensions in the voice and body. Designed for actors, performers and public speakers, this class will introduce the tools for developing a free and open speaking voice. Starting with breath, alignment and movement exercises, we will move into language using Shakespeare’s verse. Whether you are interested in learning how to create a more embodied character onstage or feel more at ease speaking in front of an audience, this course will explore relaxation, presence and inspiration from the inside out. Please bring a notebook or journal and come prepared to move with loose comfortable clothing. For teens and adults

 

Four sessions - Mondays 7-8:30 pm

 

Instructor: Karin Trachtenberg

 

Karin Trachtenberg has over 30 years of experience in the theater as an actor, director, teacher, producer and arts administrator. She holds a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University and attended drama school in London. Karin has taught theater and arts education at Clark University, Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Education Program, Pine Manor College and The Schauspiel Gemainschaft in Zurich Switzerland. She has performed at various theater venues throughout the Boston area including Zeitgeist Stage, Roxbury Rep, Newton Nomadic, Newton Theater Company, 4th Wall Stage, Stageloft Rep, Fort Point Theater Channel, Marblehead Little Theatre and Open Theatre Project. She is currently enrolled in the Master Teacher certification program with legendary voice and Shakespeare coach Patsy Rodenburg.

 

 

January 06 - January 27 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
13-99
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $0

06

Jan

24

Feb

Watercolor Painting Basics 1 - Monday

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes
January 06 - February 24 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
6th- adult
11-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Jan

17

Mar

Musical Theater for Little Ones

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Tuesday

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

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This group class introduces your young star to the craft of musical theater performance. Students will use acting exercises and imaginative games while learning songs to create a unique musical theater performance for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development. 10 classes. Instructor Mark Schiappucci
January 07 - March 17 (10:00 am-11:00 am)
Pre - k
4-5
Tuesday
Mark Schiappucci
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

07

Jan

11

Feb

Pastel Painting for Beginners (Tue) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners or those artists who could use a review of the basics. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
January 07 - February 11 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Jan

11

Feb

Pastel Painting for Interm/Adv (Tue) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 12:15 PM- 02:15 PM

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For the intermediate and/or advanced pastel artist. This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
January 07 - February 11 (12:15 pm-02:15 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

07

Jan

17

Mar

Pen & Ink

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Drawing with pen and ink is a commitment. The line you put down with an ink pen cannot be erased. But, drawing with pen and ink gives confidence in drawing like no other medium can. In this course students will learn and execute fundamental pen and ink drawing techniques while embracing their own personal styles. Instructor: Sarah Alexander. 10 classes
January 07 - March 17 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

07

Jan

17

Mar

Sewing - Intermediate/Advanced

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Students must have completed "Sewing for Beginners" or applicable sewing course. The first class will be some review and then a potholder project with materials provided by the instructor. Students will then choose from an assortment of patterns to decide on their next project. Students can either purchase fabric and notions on their own, or they may purchase supplies from the instructor Heather Heverling. 10 classes
January 07 - March 17 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Tuesday
Heather Heverling
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

07

Jan

17

Mar

Do-Re-Me! Group Singing (4th-6th)

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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For kids who LOVE to sing, but may not be ready for private lessons. Learning to sing in tune and learning musical concepts through singing establishes deep musical understanding and confidence in a budding musician. Students will learn melody, part singing, and harmony as they progress through the program. This class is a great way to introduce kids to healthy, relaxed singing! For grades 4th-6th. Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 10 classes. Instructor - Mark Schiappucci
January 07 - March 17 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Tuesday
Mark Schiappucci
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

07

Jan

02

Jun

Hip Hop Dance 2

Grades: 4th-5th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:30 PM- 04:30 PM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. 20 classes. Ages 9-11
January 07 - June 02 (03:30 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-5th
9-11
Tuesday
Alyssa McQuillan
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

07

Jan

17

Mar

Wheel Throwing - Tue afternoon

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Final projects will be ready several weeks after the class. Instructor Hana Reilly. Tuesdays - 10 classes.
January 07 - March 17 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-12th
10-17
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

07

Jan

08

Jun

Ballet 1 & 2 (Tuesday)

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 05:15 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-8. 20 classes
January 07 - June 08 (04:30 pm-05:15 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Tuesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

07

Jan

17

Mar

Do-Re-Me! Group Singing (2nd-3rd)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 04:45 PM- 05:45 PM

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For kids who LOVE to sing, but may not be ready for private lessons. Learning to sing in tune and learning musical concepts through singing establishes deep musical understanding and confidence in a budding musician. Students will learn melody, part singing, and harmony as they progress through the program. This class is a great way to introduce kids to healthy, relaxed singing! For grades 2nd-3rd. Tuesdays 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm. 10 classes. Instructor - Mark Schiappucci
January 07 - March 17 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Tuesday
Mark Schiappucci
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

07

Jan

08

Jun

Ballet 3 & 4 (Tuesday)

Grades: 3rd-5th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 05:45 PM- 06:45 PM

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Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance and individual expression. Many performing opportunities are available for students at this level. Ages 8-11. Enrollment is for the 2019-2020 school year. Price is based on one class a week for 36 weeks. Additional discounts are available for multiple dance classes taken per week. Tuition is pro-rated based on the start date of the student. Flexible payment plans available. Instructor: Jessica Wilson
January 07 - June 08 (05:45 pm-06:45 pm)
3rd-5th
8-11
Tuesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

07

Jan

11

Feb

Art Enrichment Series -1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 06:30 PM- 08:00 PM

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You want to take an art class, but you don't know which one? Watercolor? Oil? Pastel? Drawing 101? The HCA Art Enrichment series will give you a taste of a different art medium each week over the 6 class series. All materials will be provided. A rotation of art instructors will walk you through a relaxing and informative exploration of a different styles of art and drawing. A chance for you to spark your own creativity and find your passion for art. This course is intended for beginners or those who've been away from art instruction for a long while.
January 07 - February 11 (06:30 pm-08:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

07

Jan

11

Feb

Pilates for Core Strength & Joint Release 1

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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For adult dancers and non-dancers alike. Stretch and strengthen, have fun, and channel your inner dancer with this class created by Cathy Fallon. Cathy, 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. Let Cathy guide you to increased core strength, proper alignment, and ease of movement. Explore in a safe judgment free studio! 6 classes. Instructor: Cathy Fallon
January 07 - February 11 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Fallon
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

08

Jan

12

Feb

Me & My Grown-up - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 10:15 AM

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In a Me and my Grown Up class students create a whole body warmup to get moving. This is followed by short exercises using one body part or a certain movement to introduce more precision and refinement. A series of locomotor movements across the floor are introduced to understand opposites - heavy/light, sharp/soft, sweeping/stretching, high/low. The "surprise" element of what's in the treasure chest is a fun way to take everyday items and use them to create movement. Students will join their teacher on the mat for a story and then dance it out. A group dance to say goodbye with stickers to recognize child's participation. For Ages 2-3 plus one adult. When registering, please add adult's name under "Participant" information. 6 classes. Instructor: Tina Marshall.
January 08 - February 12 (09:30 am-10:15 am)
adult
2-99
Wednesday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

08

Jan

12

Feb

Creative Movement - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 10:15 AM- 11:00 AM

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Students will be introduced to age appropriate ballet technique through games and movement activities that develop animation and creativity. Each lesson will begin with a group warm up and evolve to short burst exercises. A variety of props and accessories are included in each lesson to compliment movement qualities. Students will also be encouraged to create their own movement in response to musical styles, rhythms and tempos. Ages 3-4
January 08 - February 12 (10:15 am-11:00 am)
adult
2-99
Wednesday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

08

Jan

12

Feb

Wonders of Watercolors - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:30 AM- 01:30 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. 6 classes
January 08 - February 12 (11:30 am-01:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

08

Jan

18

Mar

Beginner Script Writing

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Do you love to create your own stories? Do you dream of seeing your work performed on stage or film? This course will give you the tools to put your ideas on paper and help you discover and develop your unique voice. For grades 4th-8th. Instructor Maureen Regan. 10 classes
January 08 - March 18 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Wednesday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75

08

Jan

18

Mar

Sewing for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Students will learn basic sewing skills including how to use a sewing machine and patterns. Projects may include a drawstring bag, canvas and ribbon key chains, pajama shorts, and a zipper pouch. Sewing machines and materials for all projects are included in tuition cost. 10 classes with Instructor Heather Heverling.
January 08 - March 18 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Wednesday
Heather Heverling
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

08

Jan

18

Mar

Storybook Theater

Grades: k -3rd

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 04:45 PM- 05:45 PM

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This fun, active introduction to creative drama, includes creative movement, imagination, drama games, activities, songs, and hands on crafts. Inspired by favorite children’s books, Storybook Theater will embark on a new adventure each session! Join us for an interactive theatre experience! The final class will involve a performance for friends and family. For grades Pre-K – 1st grade. 10 classes. Instructor: Maureen Regan
January 08 - March 18 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)
k -3rd
5-8
Wednesday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

08

Jan

18

Mar

Adult Ballet

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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If you are looking to pick up ballet again, want to try ballet classes for the first time, or you've 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. The faculty does a wonderful job helping 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! Instructor: Jessica Wilson. 10 classes
January 08 - March 18 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

09

Jan

13

Feb

Pastel Painting for Beginners (Thu) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners or those artists who could use a review of the basics. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
January 09 - February 13 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

09

Jan

13

Feb

Pastel Painting for Interm/Adv (Thu) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 12:15 PM- 02:15 PM

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For the intermediate and/or advanced pastel artist. This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
January 09 - February 13 (12:15 pm-02:15 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

09

Jan

19

Mar

Fine Art Academy - Thursday

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Thursday - 10 classes
January 09 - March 19 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Thursday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

09

Jan

04

Jun

Ballet 1 & 2 (Thursday)

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 04:45 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-8. 20 classes
January 09 - June 04 (04:00 pm-04:45 pm)
1st-3rd
6-8
Thursday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

09

Jan

19

Mar

Kreative Kids Art Zone (Thur)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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If you love art, join us in the zone! Using various media such as Sharpie, pastel, pain, clay & yarn, Instructor Judy Smith will guide the class to complete thematic projects. Themes include Disney characters, Pokemon personalities, Superheroes, landscape and nature designs. One class will be student's choice. 10 classes.
January 09 - March 19 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Thursday
Judy Smith
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

09

Jan

13

Feb

Abstract Painting - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM

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In this relaxing evening class, come and explore a variety of simple techniques to create your own abstract pieces. Class instructor Marion Buricatu, docent at the Worcester Art Museum, will help you understand some of the concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable imagery) and help you create your abstract piece. No artistic skill is required to take this class. Materials are included in the class. 6 classes.
January 09 - February 13 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

09

Jan

13

Feb

Adult Contemporary Dance - Session 1

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 adaptions are easily made to fit individual levels. Instructor: Theresa Kniaz. 6 classes
January 09 - February 13 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

10

Jan

20

Mar

Friday French Art Club - Winter

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:45 PM

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Each week French artist Marion Buricatu will guide the class to complete French-inspired art projects. Working with different mediums, students will explore French culture, learn some new french words, enjoy some french cuisine. In this enriching environment, students will develop their artistic creativity and personal style. Hopkins Students will be walked over by HCA volunteer. On early release days, the times of the class will be adjusted accordingly. 10 classes.
January 10 - March 20 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Friday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

10

Jan

20

Mar

Beginner Teen Ballet (Fridays)

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Teen Ballet is designed for the student who is a beginner to dance and/or has been away from dance for a few years. The focus of this class will be to correct posture, increase flexibility, gain strength and learn the vocabulary of ballet. This environment allows students to gain confidence and build self-esteem. 10 classes. Ages 12-17
January 10 - March 20 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Friday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

10

Jan

20

Mar

Beginner Teen Contemporary

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 07:00 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 adaptions are easily made to fit individual levels. 10 classes. Ages 12-17. Instructor Theresa Kniaz
January 10 - March 20 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Friday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

14

Jan

24

Mar

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 10 classes
January 14 - March 24 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

14

Jan

24

Mar

Wheel Throwing - Tue eve

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 10 classes
January 14 - March 24 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

15

Jan

11

Mar

Handbuilding for Kids - Weds afternoon

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 04:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Create sculptures, masks, creatures, functional pottery and more from clay using a variety of handbuilding techniques. Learn about creating surface detail and glazing your pots. Tuition includes materials and firing. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. All final projects will be ready to be picked up several weeks after the class ends. Thursdays - 8 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar.
January 15 - March 11 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

15

Jan

25

Mar

Wheel Throwing for Adults -Wed eve

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay and form clay on the wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Instructor Cheska Kommisar. Wednesdays. 10 classes
January 15 - March 25 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

16

Jan

12

Mar

Handbuilding for Kids -Thu afternoon

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 04:15 PM

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Create sculptures, masks, creatures, functional pottery and more from clay using a variety of handbuilding techniques. Learn about creating surface detail and glazing your pots. Tuition includes materials and firing. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. All final projects will be ready to be picked up several weeks after the class ends. Thursdays - 9 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar.
January 16 - March 12 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)
4th-6th
9-11
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

16

Jan

12

Mar

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing -Thu afternoon

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 06:30 PM

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Learn to use a pottery wheel as well as create pottery and small sculptures using handbuilding techniques. Beginners will learn to form clay on the wheel and apply surface decoration. Continuing students welcome. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes clay, glazes, and firing. Thursdays - 8 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar
January 16 - March 12 (04:30 pm-06:30 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

16

Jan

26

Mar

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. (Adult classes also include open studio time). A basic toolkit will need to be purchased. Thursdays 10 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar
January 16 - March 26 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

17

Jan

27

Mar

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. 10 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly
January 17 - March 27 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

18

Jan

11

Apr

Ballet 2 (Saturday)

Grades: 2nd-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:15 AM- 12:00 PM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and the proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 6-7. 20 classes. Instructor Tina Marshall
January 18 - April 11 (11:15 am-12:00 pm)
2nd-3rd
7-8
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $300 | Member Price: $285

20

Jan

02

Mar

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Whether you are experienced or completely new to improv, this class will cover it all! Experience the power of play and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment. Instructor: Barbara Kessler. 6 classes. Must have 6 students registered in order to run the program.
January 20 - March 02 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

26

Jan

05

Apr

Youth Group Orchestra

Grades: 4th-9th

Days: Sunday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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Does your child play a string instrument? Would they like an opportunity to meet other musicians and further develop their skills? Our youth orchestra will hone their skills, increase their confidence and provide performance opportunities for young musicians. (Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass). Instructor Rebecca Knapp. 10 classes
January 26 - April 05 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
4th-9th
9-15
Sunday
Rebecca Knapp
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

26

Feb

01

Apr

Me & My Grown-up - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 10:15 AM

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In a Me and my Grown Up class students create a whole body warmup to get moving. This is followed by short exercises using one body part or a certain movement to introduce more precision and refinement. A series of locomotor movements across the floor are introduced to understand opposites - heavy/light, sharp/soft, sweeping/stretching, high/low. The "surprise" element of what's in the treasure chest is a fun way to take everyday items and use them to create movement. Students will join their teacher on the mat for a story and then dance it out. A group dance to say goodbye with stickers to recognize child's participation. For Ages 2-3 plus one adult. When registering, please add adult's name under "Participant" information. 6 classes. Instructor: Tina Marshall.
February 26 - April 01 (09:30 am-10:15 am)
adult
2-99
Wednesday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

26

Feb

01

Apr

Creative Movement - Session 2

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 10:15 AM- 11:00 AM

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Students will be introduced to age appropriate ballet technique through games and movement activities that develop animation and creativity. Each lesson will begin with a group warm up and evolve to short burst exercises. A variety of props and accessories are included in each lesson to compliment movement qualities. Students will also be encouraged to create their own movement in response to musical styles, rhythms and tempos. Ages 3-4
February 26 - April 01 (10:15 am-11:00 am)
Pre - k
3-4
Wednesday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

29

Feb

04

Apr

Watercolor Painting Basics 2 - Saturday

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes
February 29 - April 04 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th- adult
11-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Mar

06

Apr

Oil & Acylic Painting - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Do you want to learn oil or acrylic painting in an upbeat and encouraging environment? Instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you to create your choice of an oil or acrylic painting that you will be proud of. You will gain methodical painting techniques and get increasingly comfortable with them as you steadily and patiently work through your paintings. A materials list will be provided to students. The class meets Mondays - 6 classes. Come discover your inner artist!

March 02 - April 06 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Mar

06

Apr

Watercolor Painting Basics 2 - Monday

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes
March 02 - April 06 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
6th- adult
11-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

03

Mar

07

Apr

Pastel Painting for Beginners (Tue) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners or those artists who could use a review of the basics. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
March 03 - April 07 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

03

Mar

07

Apr

Pastel Painting for Interm/Adv (Tue) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 12:15 PM- 02:15 PM

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For the intermediate and/or advanced pastel artist. This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
March 03 - April 07 (12:15 pm-02:15 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

03

Mar

07

Apr

Art Enrichment Series - 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 06:30 PM- 08:00 PM

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You want to take an art class, but you don't know which one? Watercolor? Oil? Pastel? Drawing 101? The HCA Art Enrichment series will give you a taste of a different art medium each week over the 6 class series. All materials will be provided. A rotation of art instructors will walk you through a relaxing and informative exploration of a different styles of art and drawing. A chance for you to spark your own creativity and find your passion for art. This course is intended for beginners or those who've been away from art instruction for a long while.
March 03 - April 07 (06:30 pm-08:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

03

Mar

07

Apr

Pilates for Core Strength & Joint Release 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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For adult dancers and non-dancers alike. Stretch and strengthen, have fun, and channel your inner dancer with this class created by Cathy Fallon. Cathy, 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. Let Cathy guide you to increased core strength, proper alignment, and ease of movement. Explore in a safe judgment free studio! 6 classes. Instructor: Cathy Fallon
March 03 - April 07 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Fallon
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

04

Mar

08

Apr

Wonders of Watercolors - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:30 AM- 01:30 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. 6 classes
March 04 - April 08 (11:30 am-01:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

05

Mar

09

Apr

Pastel Painting for Beginners (Thu) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. For beginners or those artists who could use a review of the basics. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
March 05 - April 09 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

05

Mar

09

Apr

Pastel Painting for Interm/Adv (Thu) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 12:15 PM- 02:15 PM

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For the intermediate and/or advanced pastel artist. This class session is a wonderful journey into the world of pastels. Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
March 05 - April 09 (12:15 pm-02:15 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

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Abstract Painting - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM

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In this relaxing evening class, come and explore a variety of simple techniques to create your own abstract pieces. Class instructor Marion Buricatu, docent at the Worcester Art Museum, will help you understand some of the concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable imagery) and help you create your abstract piece. No artistic skill is required to take this class. Materials are included in the class. 6 classes.
March 05 - April 09 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

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Mar

09

Apr

Adult Contemporary Dance - Session 2

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 adaptions are easily made to fit individual levels. Instructor: Theresa Kniaz. 6 classes
March 05 - April 09 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5