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Hopkinton Center for the Arts Educational Online & In-Person Classes

Scroll down this page to see our list of current classes. You can use the filters to search for a specific class. If a class has started and you wish to join mid-session, please contact the HCA via email at info@hopartscenter.org. If there is room, we can pro-rate your tuition fee based on the number of classes remaining in the session. 

 

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) offers a wide array of virtual and in-person classes and workshops in the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and ceramics. Programs are provided year round for students of all ages, from pre-K to adult. Our talented artist-instructors provide a welcoming environment for students at all levels, from beginners to advanced students. We will work with you to discover the best class for your needs. At the HCA we beleive the arts are for everybody. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out our online scholarship form.


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All Programs

E.g., 11/29/2020

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Sep

03

Dec

Teen Actors Studio

Grades: 8th-12th

Days: Thursday

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

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The objective of this class is to allow beginner and intermediate teen (high school) actors a chance to explore the art of acting in a judgment-free, team-oriented way. You will learn terminology, how to break down a scene, and learn the tools to help you build a character from within. We will explore different methods of acting through scene work and character development. The class will work toward a showcase for the final class however the emphasis for this class is the work. This class is for the serious student. Students will "audition" during the first class for placement purposes. There will be work required outside of class.

10 classes. Limited to 6 students in studio to allow for social distancing. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to Zoom into the live class from the comfort of their home. Please reach out to us to request a virtual connection to any on-site class by emailing us at info@hopartscenter.org.

Instructor: Jere Shea is a Tony-nominated actor and performer who was most recently seen in the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-produced Showtime program "City on a Hill". For a complete list of Jere Shea's credits, go to JereShea.com

September 24 - December 03 (05:00 pm-06:30 pm)
8th-12th
13-18
Thursday
Jere Shea
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

24

Sep

03

Dec

Adult Actors Studio

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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The objective of this class is to allow beginner and intermediate students a chance to explore the art of acting in a judgment-free, team-oriented way. You will learn terminology, how to break down a scene, and learn the tools to help you build a character from within. We will explore different methods of acting through scene work and character development. The class will work toward a showcase for the final class however the emphasis for this class is the work. This class is for the serious student. Students will "audition" during the first class for placement purposes. There will be work required outside of class.

10 classes. Limited to 6 students in studio for social distancing purposes. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to Zoom into the live class from the comfort of their home. Please reach out to us to request a virtual connection to any on-site class by emailing us at info@hopartscenter.org.

Instructor: Jere Shea is a Tony-nominated actor and performer who was most recently seen in the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-produced Showtime program "City on a Hill". For a complete list of Jere Shea's credits, go to JereShea.com

September 24 - December 03 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Jere Shea
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

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Oct

08

Dec

Cartooning Club - Session 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday

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

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The Cartoon Club will give students s a well-rounded base and get them started on mastering the styles they desire to doodle in. We’ll survey the works of several great artists and study their forms and lines. We’ll learn the tools of the trade, and how to study the fundamentals of simple perspective and anatomy. 6 classes. Instructor Judy Smith.

This class is offered both onsite and online. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. For those who wish to take a break from the computer screen and interact with students in a setting that allows for social distancing, they are welcome to take the class at the HCA while the teacher Zooms in to provide instruction.

October 27 - December 08 (05:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Tuesday
Judith Smith
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

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Oct

10

Dec

Fine Art Academy - Online w/Sarah Alexander

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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This class will cover a little bit of everything relating to art making. Drawing, Watercolors, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and pen and ink. Students will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by them. A materials kit will be provided to each participant.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander (online)  6 classes. And on-site version is available at the HCA on the same dates/times w/Marion Buricatu.

October 29 - December 10 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Thursday
General Price: $220 | Member Price: $209

31

Oct

12

Dec

Art Adventures (Sat) Session 2

Grades: k -2nd

Days: Saturday

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

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This fun, online class will involve creating unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. Excellent for the development of fine motor skills and cognitive fuctions. An art kit is included in the tuition for this program. Instructor: Judy Smith. 6 classes. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.

October 31 - December 12 (09:30 am-10:30 am)
k -2nd
5-7
Saturday
Judith Smith
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

04

Nov

16

Dec

Experiment with Watercolor - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 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 and feedback.

Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes. A materials list will be provided. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.

November 04 - December 16 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

09

Nov

14

Dec

Fundamental Drawing Skills - Session 2 (Adult/Teen)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Drawing is one of the most relaxing ways to de-stress and express yourself creatively! This course for beginners will explore basic drawing skills using various mark making media including, graphite, ink and charcoal. A simple materials list will be provided to students. This is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to connect via Zoom each week to take a class together! 6 classes. Instructor: Lee Ball.

 

November 09 - December 14 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

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Nov

03

Dec

Art Adventures (Thurs) Extended session

Grades: k -2nd

Days: Thursday

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

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This fun, online class will involve creating unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. Excellent for the development of fine motor skills and cognitive fuctions. An art kit is included in the tuition for this program. Instructor: Judy Smith. 2 classes to match up with the HPTA scheduleat Marathon School 11/19 & 12/3. No class on Thanksgiving.

A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.

November 19 - December 03 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
k -2nd
5-7
Thursday
Judith Smith
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $38

12

Dec

FREE WORKSHOP: Art Around the World - December (Virtual)

Grades: Pre - k -3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:00 PM

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts - Art Around the World series presents a free children's cultural program. You and your child are welcome to join us  as we celebrate a different culture each month with instructor Judith Smith. Kids will listen to a story, hear a themed-song and have fun making a culturally themed art craft. Program runs Saturday 2 - 3 pm via a Zoom link. Participants will be sent a list in advance of simple materials to provide your child for the craft. A computer screen and internet connection is required. 

Recommended for ages 3 to 8. 

Pre-registration is required per family. This program is offered at no cost. Donations are encouraged and can be made here: CLICK TO MAKE DONATION

December 12: United States (Kwanzaa)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

December 12 - December 12 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)
Pre - k -3rd
3-8
Saturday
Judith Smith
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

07

Jan

18

Mar

Online Ceramics Handbuilding (Interm/Advanced)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 10:00 AM

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For experienced ceramics students only. This class is an online component to the regularly scheduled Thursday night wheel-throwing/hand-building class. Advanced students can hone their skills with the assistance of the teacher who will provide technical support and inspiration to students who are not able to come into the studio on a regular basis because of the national pandemic. Please note that this is a hybrid class where the teacher will be working with students in the classroom who are primarily focused on wheel-throwing; however, support and instruction will be given to at home hand-building students on an as-needed basis and the computer will be hooked up with the class in the hopes that all students will remain members of our ceramics community and benefit from each others knowledge and experience. Included in the class fee is 25 pounds of clay. Students will need to provide their own tools and workspace including canvas or other work surface and ware boards. 10 classes (plus 1 glazing classes at dates/times TBD) Instructor: Cheska Kommisar

January 07 - March 18 (07:30 pm-10:00 am)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $412.5 | Member Price: $391.88

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