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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. We will work with you to discover the best class for your needs. At the HCA we believe the arts are for everybody. If you are in need of financial assistance, please fill out our online scholarship form.
 

On this page you will a chronological list of current classes. Use the filters to aid in your search. If a class has started and you wish to join mid-session, please contact the HCA via email at info@hopartscenter.org
 

Refund policy: If you notify the HCA via email to info@hopartscenter.org two weeks prior to the start of a class, you will be offered a full refund or credit to use towards a future class. Cancellations that occur with less than two weeks notice are not refundable. To read all our policies please visit our Student Information Policies Page.

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03

Jan

14

Mar

Ceramics: Adult Beginner/Intermediate (Tues 9:30AM)

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

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Beginning students will learn basic ceramic techniques. Students initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration. Class discussions and critiques of completed works will allow students to better explore their individual styles. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Hana Reilly
Number of Classes: 10
No Class: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

January 03 - March 14 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

03

Jan

14

Mar

Ceramics: Adult Intermediate/Advanced (Tues 7:00PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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Students in this class will learn more advanced forms as well as hone in on their own individual styles. Form alteration and complex surface decorating techniques will be explored together with the instructor. Students who join this class should have prior experience in ceramics. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Hana Reilly
Number of Classes: 10
No Class: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

January 03 - March 14 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

04

Jan

15

Mar

Ceramics: Adult Beginner/Intermediate (Weds 12:30PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

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Beginning students will learn basic ceramic techniques. Students initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration. Class discussions and critiques of completed works will allow students to better explore their individual styles. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Cheska Komissar
Number of Classes 10
No Class: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

January 04 - March 15 (12:30 pm-03:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

04

Jan

15

Mar

Ceramics: Adult Beginner/Intermediate (Weds 7:00PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***
 

CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

Beginning students will learn basic ceramic techniques. Students initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration. Class discussions and critiques of completed works will allow students to better explore their individual styles. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Cheska Komissar
Number of Classes 10
No Class: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

January 04 - March 15 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

04

Jan

21

May

Treblemakers Adult Chorus Spring 2023 Season

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:15 PM- 09:15 PM

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Warm up those pipes and get ready to sing with the Treblemakers! Singers of all levels are invited to join this adult choral ensemble. Residents (18+) of Hopkinton and surrounding MetroWest towns are welcome. No audition is necessary—all you need is a love of singing!!

Under the direction of Eric Miller, the Treblemakers rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:15–9:15 p.m. in person at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Registration to this session includes participation in their annual Spring concert.

Proof of COVID vaccination(s) will be required to join the chorus.

January 04 - May 21 (07:15 pm-09:15 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

05

Jan

02

Mar

Drawing into Painting

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

Students will dive into creating energetic drawings and paintings through this 8-week class taught by Cherie Clinton! In this class, you will learn how to create lots of dynamic drawings through energetic mark-making. From there, you will have the opportunity to develop these studies further into acrylic mixed media paintings, exploring the use of collage to create shape, new marks and layers. From lots of small studies to scaling up to create pieces of work with depth and energy, you will find this class extremely rewarding and help you grow your studio practice. 

Instructor: Cherie Clinton
Number of Classes: 8
No Class: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 05 - March 02 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $274

05

Jan

16

Mar

Ceramics: Handbuilding for Adults (Thurs 6:30PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 06:30 PM- 09:30 PM

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

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Beginners will learn basic hand-building skills such as slab, coil, and pinch pots, and all students will refine technique, surface treatment, and finishing options. More advanced students will dig into their own personal style by exploring more complex forms. Class discussions and critiques of fired works will allow students to better explore these individual styles.

Instructor: Cheska Komissar
Number of Classes 10
No Class: Thursday, February 23, 2022

January 05 - March 16 (06:30 pm-09:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

06

Jan

17

Mar

Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced Adults (Fri 9:30AM)

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

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Students in this class will learn more advanced forms as well as hone in on their own individual styles. Form alteration and complex surface decorating techniques will be explored together with the instructor. Students who join this class should have prior experience in ceramics. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Hana Reilly
Number of Classes: 10
No Class: Friday, February 24, 2023

January 06 - March 17 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $460 | Member Price: $437

09

Jan

13

Mar

Ceramics: Adult Beginner/Intermediate (Mon 9:30AM)

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

CLICK HERE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITLIST.

Beginning students will learn basic ceramic techniques. Students initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration. Class discussions and critiques of completed works will allow students to better explore their individual styles. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

Instructor: Hana Reilly
Number of Classes: 9
No Class: Monday, January 16, 2023

*There IS class on Monday, February 20, 2023

January 09 - March 13 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $414 | Member Price: $393.3

09

Jan

13

Mar

Oil & Acrylic Painting (Monday)

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

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From beginners to more accomplished oil and acrylic painters. Limited and intimate setting: 6 students maximum. The instructor, Marion Buricatu, gives individual coaching to each student in the class. Classes are lively and very hands-on; you will get as little or much time as you need. In this multicultural environment, everyone brings a different perspective and different levels of experience, with Marion making it all work together. It is much more than just a painting class! Students must provide their own materials.

Ages: 18+
Mondays
01/09/23-3/13/23
No class Monday: January 16, February 20
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

January 09 - March 13 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
General Price: $320 | Member Price: $304

09

Jan

13

Mar

Oil & Acrylic Painting (Monday PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST.

From beginners to more accomplished oil and acrylic painters. Limited and intimate setting: 6 students maximum. The instructor, Marion Buricatu, gives individual coaching to each student in the class. Classes are lively and very hands-on; you will get as little or much time as you need. In this multicultural environment, everyone brings a different perspective and different levels of experience, with Marion making it all work together. It is much more than just a painting class! Students must provide their own materials.

Ages: 18+
Mondays
01/09/23-3/13/23
No class Monday: January 16, February 20
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 09 - March 13 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
General Price: $320 | Member Price: $304

09

Jan

13

Mar

Drawing & Sketching for Adults

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

Drawing can be one of the most relaxing and creative activities to engage in. The perfect stress-reliever! Whether you are a complete novice or more advanced, this class will focus on meeting you where you are. This course will cover skills such as contour drawings, line weight, value and texture. All levels are welcome and materials will be provided.

Adult: 18+
Mondays
01/09/23-3/13/23
No class: January 16, February 20
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

January 09 - March 13 (06:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

10

Jan

07

Mar

Cultivating Creativity

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesdays

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

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A magical adventure through art journaling and mixed media painting. Build your personal art practice, grow your wings and take the leap from the page to the canvas! Through guided exercises and prompts, instructor Cherie Clinton will guide you in learning to focus your vision as an artist. In this class you will explore painting, drawing and transfer techniques, and focus on process, not product. No previous art experience necessary.

Instructor: Cherie Clinton
Number of Classes: 8
No Class: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

January 10 - March 07 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesdays
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $274

10

Jan

07

Mar

Mixed-Media Exploration (Adults)

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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In this creative class you will enter an open and supportive atmosphere of learning about MIXED MEDIA artwork. This unique class is designed to give you a well-rounded knowledge of the mixed media and its never ending flexibility as an expressive art form. Your teacher will show you how to tap into the resources of your imagination and visually “translate” your thoughts and feelings using creative tools and very fun “tricks of the trade”. Students of all skills are welcomed. A supply list will be sent to students prior to the first day of class.


Instructor: Margarita Krylova
Ages 18+
Tuesdays
01/10/23-3/7/23
No class Tuesday: February 21
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 10 - March 07 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

10

Jan

07

Mar

Staged Reading and Scene Study

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED***

 

In this weekly class we will meet to read, discuss, analyze and stage a full play. A warm and safe environment for experienced and new performers alike to jump into performing without having the pressure or obligation to memorize a full text.

Instructor: Paul Champlin
Number of Classes: 8
No Class: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

January 10 - March 07 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $216 | Member Price: $205.2

11

Jan

08

Mar

Pastel Painting

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Pastels are a versatile and accessible medium to create vibrant images. Whether you are a newbie to the pastels or a long time fan, by working in a supportive and knowledgeable group you will improve your skills. Classes will have demonstrations and constructive critiques based on the needs of the students. We will explore what pastels can do through landscapes, portraits, copying masters and abstract work. For beginners and continuing students.

Ages: 18+
Wednesdays
Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald
01/11/23-3/8/23
No class Wednesday: February 22
10:00:00 AM-12:00 PM

Materials: Students must supply their own materials. A supply list will be sent 2-weeks before the start of class.

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 11 - March 08 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

11

Jan

08

Mar

Explore with Watercolors (Intermediate)

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Expand on your skills through new and different ways to use the medium. Use all the techniques learned in Experiment with Watercolors to build on your composition, layering, and color usage through long term projects. Learn how to talk about your work through group critiques. Must have previous watercolor experience and drawing basics. This is an intermediate watercolor painting class. Suggested pre-requisite classes: Experiment with Watercolors (beginner), Drawing & Sketching.

Ages 18+
Wednesdays
01/11/23-3/8/23
No class Wednesday: February 22

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 11 - March 08 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

11

Jan

08

Mar

Experiment with Watercolors (Beginner)

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 02:30 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! All levels are welcome. Students are responsible for their own materials; A materials list will be provided.

Ages 18+
Wednesdays
01/11/23-3/8/23
No class Wednesday: February 22

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 11 - March 08 (12:30 pm-02:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

11

Jan

08

Mar

Adult Fine Arts Academy

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 01:30 PM- 03:30 PM

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Have you ever wondered how they did that? This class is ideal for any creative who is looking to explore the world of art making and learn new mediums and processes. Instructor Marion Buricatu will provide a historical background on individual artists, as well as their chosen medium and process. Participants will then make work inspired by those artists. While class materials will be provided, we ask that each student bring a sketch book to class. Students will be given a prompt each week to encourage them to draw and share their work at the start of each class.

About Marion Buricatu:

Marion was born in France in an artistic family. Academically, she oriented herself towards science. She received a master’s in Geophysics in Paris and worked in the environmental field. In 2001, she moved to the US with her family and decided to try her hand at painting. She took classes with painting teachers before becoming one herself, earned a modern art certificate at the MOMA, became a docent at the Worcester Art Museum and continuously keeps on learning. In 2011, she became a painting teacher where she combines her love for teaching art and art history.

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
January 11-March 8, 2023
No class Wednesday: February 22

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 11 - March 08 (01:30 pm-03:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

11

Jan

01

Feb

Adult Ukulele W23

Grades: 19th-99th

Days: Wednesday

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

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A multi-week course perfect for students who want to have fun and expand their skill and confidence on the ukulele. Expand your knowledge past basic chords and strumming techniques, we will focus on playing songs together in time - with optional singing along encouraged! Small classes allow for relaxed, individualized learning.

Instructor: Barbara Kessler
Ages: 18+
Number of Classes: 4

Class Experience: Small-group ukulele lessons for students who know the basics of the instrument or would like a refersher.  Students will get the opportunity to play ukuleles together as a group for the majority of the class. They will also receive one-one-one assistance as needed and tips to help improve their technique. Students will be encouraged to sing along to songs that they will learn to play. Learners will gain confidence in their ukulele playing skills throughout this course.



If the student does not have a ukulele we will provide a loaner for a $60 deposit that will be refunded after the instrument is returned in good condition. Please contact Juliet Maglitta, Director of Music, at juliet@hopartscenter.org if you are in need of a loner Ukulele. 

January 11 - February 01 (06:30 pm-07:30 pm)
19th-99th
adults
Wednesday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $72 | Member Price: $68.4

11

Jan

01

Feb

Intro to Ukulele (Adult) W23

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST. If you already have some experience with the Ukulele there is still room in our Adult Ukulele class for those with an understanding of the insturment. 

 

A multi-week course perfect for students who want to have fun and begin to learn the ukulele. Learning basic chords and strumming techniques, we will focus on playing songs together in time - with optional singing along encouraged! The Ukulele Class is appropriate for beginners. Small classes allow for relaxed, individualized learning.

Instructor: Barbara Kessler
Ages: 18+
Number of Classes: 4

Class Experience: Small-group ukulele lessons for students who are new to the instrument or would like a refersher. No prior ukulele or music experience is needed. Students will get the opportunity to play ukuleles together as a group for the majority of the class. They will also receive one-one-one assistance as needed and tips to help improve their technique. Students will be encouraged to sing along to songs that they will learn to play. Learners will gain confidence in their ukulele playing skills throughout this course.



If the student does not have a ukulele we will provide a loaner for a $60 deposit that will be refunded after the instrument is returned in good condition. Please contact Juliet Maglitta, Director of Music, at juliet@hopartscenter.org if you are in need of a loner Ukulele.

January 11 - February 01 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $72 | Member Price: $68.4

12

Jan

09

Mar

Oil & Acrylic Painting (Thursday)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT***

CLICK HERE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITLIST.

From beginners to more accomplished oil and acrylic painters. Limited and intimate setting: 6 students maximum. The instructor, Marion Buricatu, gives individual coaching to each student in the class. Classes are lively and very hands-on; you will get as little or much time as you need. In this multicultural environment, everyone brings a different perspective and different levels of experience, with Marion making it all work together. It is much more than just a painting class! Students must provide their own materials.

Ages: 18+
Thursdays
01/12/23-3/9/23
No class Thursday: February 23
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

January 12 - March 09 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $320 | Member Price: $304

12

Jan

09

Mar

Oil & Acrylic Painting (Thursday PM)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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***THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT***

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST.

From beginners to more accomplished oil and acrylic painters. Limited and intimate setting: 6 students maximum. The instructor, Marion Buricatu, gives individual coaching to each student in the class. Classes are lively and very hands-on; you will get as little or much time as you need. In this multicultural environment, everyone brings a different perspective and different levels of experience, with Marion making it all work together. It is much more than just a painting class! Students must provide their own materials.

Ages: 18+
Thursdays
01/12/23-3/9/23
No class Thursday: February 23
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 12 - March 09 (06:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $320 | Member Price: $304

13

Jan

10

Mar

Painting Studio for Adults

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 01:30 PM- 03:30 PM

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This class surveys the wide variety of paint in the world of visual arts. It is for true beginners or those artists who have only ever worked in one medium. The class will spend individual time exploring Watercolor, Acrylic and Pastel. You will get a chance to learn the basics of each medium and find the medium that most inspires you. From there you will be ready to take core classes in a medium of your choice, where you will be able to explore more in depth techniques. Materials will be provided.

Adult: 18+
Fridays
01/13/23-3/10/23
No class: February 24

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 13 - March 10 (01:30 pm-03:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

14

Jan

11

Mar

Traditional Indian Painting Arts (Adult)

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

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

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***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

 

Every region in India can be associated with a particular form of art, ranging from Mithila paintings of North to Tanjore paintings of the South, and Pattachitra in the East to Warli in the west. In this mini class instructor Kanchan Tare will introduce students to the rich culture of India, and the traditional art of Warli painting and dot mandala painting.

Kanchan Tare has a Masters of Computer Management and Bachelors in Electronics from Pune University, India. Kanchan has taught fine arts and crafts in India and the US focusing on color theory, painting, drawing, origami and more. In addition, Kanchan leads workshops in clay idol making, Kangra Rajasthani Painting, Warli Painting and Lippan craft. ⁠

Ages: 18+
Number of classes: 8 
Materials: All Materials will be provided by the HCA

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 14 - March 11 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Saturday
General Price: $288 | Member Price: $273.6

14

Jan

11

Mar

The Art of Drawing Comics (12+)

Grades: 7th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Do you want to learn how to draw Professional cartoon characters that will enable you to create amazing comic strips or even a graphic novel? Do you have some amazing characters but haven't been able to fully realize them in a story and setting? Have a great idea for a comic but can't seem to get all the parts involved to come together?

By using an open-ended script and pre-set panels as a starting point, students will pencil, ink and color a short 3-4 page comic with characters they develop. We will also cover adding in text, shortcuts to use, and try out various comic and manga styles of drawing. If students finish the work on the day's assignments, they are welcome to work on comic projects of their own.


Ages: 12+
Saturdays
01/14/23-3/11/23
No class Saturday: February 25

January 14 - March 11 (11:15 am-12:15 pm)
7th- adult
12-101
Saturday
General Price: $144 | Member Price: $136.8

14

Jan

11

Mar

Procrasti-craft-a-ganza

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

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

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This class is for crafters and non-crafters alike who all have one BIG thing in common - they love making stuff! It doesn’t matter if your interest varies from card-making, to jewelry, knitting, crochet, altered art, and anything else that takes our fancy. These regular Saturday "Crafternoons" are organized and led by HCA instructor Meredith Fitzgerald. She will provide demos for new projects, as well as assist in technique and problem solving for current projects. This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon - meeting new friends, crafting, chatting and maybe you just might finish that project you’ve been working on for years!

First class demo Meredith will show you how to personalize a glass or fabric item using either embroidery, fabric pens, collage or paint pens. Besides traditional Fine Arts, Meredith has experimented with printmaking, knitting, sewing, embroidery, wreath making, calligraphy, origami, woodworking, welding etc. She loves problem solving and encouraging others to "get to done" on projects that have been languishing.

Ages 18+
Saturdays
01/14/23-3/11/23
No class Saturday: February 25
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Material Allergies and Toxicity Information

January 14 - March 11 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
adult
adults
Saturday
General Price: $144 | Member Price: $136.8

15

Jan

12

Mar

Intro to Improv (Adult)

Grades: adult

Days: Sunday

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

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***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

 

Join us as we explore the creative art of improvisation. You'll learn basic improv rules, elements, and techniques in order to use these tools to develop fabulously funny scenes and sketches in the spirit of Whose Line is it Anyway. The value of this class goes beyond igniting your creativity and spontaneity. It's a wonderful tool for developing self confidence, improving public speaking skills and is a great way to meet new people!

Instructor: Stacey WeinEnter
Number of Classes: 8
No Class: Sunday, February 19, 2023

January 15 - March 12 (04:30 pm-06:00 pm)
adult
adults
Sunday
General Price: $216 | Member Price: $205.2

18

Jan

01

Mar

Tap Dance

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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This class is designed for new tap dancers and those who have taken beginner tap dancing classes. The teacher will provide students with the opportunity to discover the joy of dancing. We will gain knowledge and understanding of timing, rhythm, and dance vocabulary. In addition to technique, students will learn dance combinations that will be worked on weekly as a group. Join us to explore the fundamentals of tap dance in a fun and active way! 

Instructor: Alyssa Surrette
Number of classes: 5

Class Dates: 

  1. January 18
  2. January 25
  3. February 1
  4. February 15
  5. No Class: February 22
  6. March 1

If you can't make all 5 classes dont worry! You can drop-in on any Wednesday that work with your schedule for $20 per class. If no students are at class by 5:45 p.m. the class will be cancelled for that day.

January 18 - March 01 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-101
Wednesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $86

23

Jan

06

Mar

The Actor's Toolkit

Grades: 11th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Welcome to the Actor's Toolkit! A New Six-Part series developed by Karin Trachtenberg to help new and experienced actors alike sharpen their skills. We know a dancer does daily barre work, a musician practices scales, but how does the actor get and stay in shape?

  1. An Actor's Tune Up:  In An Actor's Tune Up, students will explore a rigorous evening of warm-up and theater exercises that work out the body, voice and imagination will awaken your senses in preparation for stage, text and character work.
  2. Stage Presence: Being in the moment frees the actor up to respond and react, to be in tune with their fellow performers and to feel at ease in front of an audience. This class will introduce Patsy Rodenburg’s “Second Circle” work for being fully present on stage and in life.
  3. Cold-Read Auditioning: In this class we will cover techniques for cold-reading and feeling comfortable in the audition room. Everyone will be given sides to read and practice.
  4. Playing With Shakespeare: In this class, students explore iambic pentameter and ways to bring Shakespeare’s verse out of the head and into the body. Whether you are brand new to the Bard or have experience with Shakespearean text, we will have fun bringing his words to life.
  5. Monologues: Monologues are an important tool in the actor’s toolkit. For this class, bring in a brand-new monologue to work on or one you’d like to revive for practice and feedback. All students will get the chance to work one on one with Karin as well as observe the work done with other students and other genres. Please contact the HCA and Karin if you would like monologue suggestions before the class begins. *insert actual way to contact here and change contact description as needed*
  6. Creating a Character: You’ve got the part; now how do you build the character? In our final session we will explore ways to create a fully embodied character with your body and voice, as well as how to examine the text for clues that bring the role to life. Participants need to come to the class familiar with a particular role from a play to work with. This can be a role you are currently cast in, one you played in the past, or a dream role you’d like to play. Pre-assigned work will be given for this class which includes reading the full script.

No Class: Monday, February 20, 2023

 

ABOUT KARIN TRACHTENBERG

A classically trained actress, Karin has tackled such major roles as Hamlet’s Polonius, King Agamemnon in Iphigenia in Aulis, and even performed in Latin as the Devil in Hildegarde Von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum.  Always working on her craft, Karin trained extensively with legendary voice and Shakespeare coach, Patsy Rodenburg receiving teaching accreditation as a Patsy Rodenburg Associate. She recently traveled to Greece to pursue studies in Greek drama at the Hydrama Theatre and Arts Center. This transformative experience culminated in a public performance playing the titular role in Euripides “Phaedra”. 

Website: https://www.karintrachtenberg.com/

January 23 - March 06 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
11th- adult
16-101
Monday
Karin Trachtenberg
General Price: $162 | Member Price: $153.9

31

Jan

28

Mar

Adult Contemporary Session 3 - W23

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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Classes are both technique and performance focused, incorporating yoga, cardio, strength training, and elements of ballet, modern, jazz, and improv dance techniques. You’ll begin with a full body warm up to build strength and flexibility, then progress to exploring larger movement sequences traveling through space.

This class will take place at the HCA South Street dance studio location at 22 South Street, 2nd floor, Suite 205.

If the session has already started and you wish to join the remaining class in the session, please send an email with the request to jessica@hopartscenter.org.

 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL DANCE CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

January 31 - March 28 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $144 | Member Price: $136.8

01

Feb

29

Mar

Adult Intermediate Ballet W23

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, 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 are ready!). Adult Ballet for Love, Joy, and Health!

This class will take place at the HCA South Street dance studio location at 22 South Street, 2nd floor, Suite 205.

If the session has already started and you wish to join the remaining class in the session, please email jessica@hopartscenter.org with the request or with any other questions you may have about the class.

 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL DANCE CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

February 01 - March 29 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $144 | Member Price: $136.8

03

Feb

31

Mar

Dance with Me (Friday South Street)

Grades: N/A

Days: Friday

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

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This class is designed for caregivers and children to experience the joys of creative movement together while bonding through mirroring each other’s movements. Parents will assist their child in fun teacher guided exercises that will develop gross motor skills, increase music appreciation and interoceptive awareness.

Classes will take place at the HCA South Street dance studio location at 22 South Street, 2nd floor, Suite 205.

Number of classes: 8

If the session has already started and you wish to join the remaining classes in the session, please email jessica@hopartscenter.org with the request or with any other questions you may have about the class.

 

February 03 - March 31 (09:00 am-09:45 am)
N/A
2-3
Friday
General Price: $144 | Member Price: $136.8

04

Feb

Parent & Child: Feeling the Love—Treasure Boxes

Grades: 2nd- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 03:30 PM- 06:00 PM

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***THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL***

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME AND NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS TO THE WAITLIST.

 

Work side-by-side with your child in this fun handbuilding class. Each parent and child workshop is based on a different theme, and is a great way to get your hands muddy and experience clay. Great for a full family outing!

 

Both the parent and child must be registered to attend this workshop. Finished works will be ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks after the workshop.

 

Workshop Theme: Feeling the Love—Treasure Boxes
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 7 and older
Price per Participant: $45 (Insider Plus Member price $42.75)
Instructor:  Cheska Komissar

February 04 - February 04 (03:30 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd- adult
7-101
Saturday
General Price: $45 | Member Price: $42.75

04

Feb

Ceramic Night Out (Feb 2023)

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Try something new with your crew or try something new and meet someone new! Come with ideas to make ceramic bowls, mugs, vessels and more, or get inspired while enjoying conversations and laughs. Tuition includes all materials and firing, plus a glass of wine and snacks will be provided. Must be 21 years of age or older. 


Materials: All materials provided.
Number of classes: 1

February 04 - February 04 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
21-101
Saturday
General Price: $75 | Member Price: $71.25

11

Feb

February Workshop: Watercolor with Richard

Grades: 11th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 05:00 PM

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Indulge your creativity with this one-day Watercolor workshop! Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour class from 11AM to 5PM. The class will begin with an basic discussion of materials and techniques, followed by a simple watercolor painting demonstration. Students may paint along, referring the same image, or may work from their own photo. Individual instruction and coaching will be provided. Throughout the process, numerous topics will be discussed in further detail (such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textures and the choice of supplies). While various painting approaches are reviewed, the instructor tends to specialize in tightly rendered, realistic work.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome. Students must bring their own materials, as well as their own lunch/beverages/snacks.

MATERIAL LIST HERE.

February 11 - February 11 (11:00 am-05:00 pm)
11th- adult
16-101
Saturday
General Price: $85 | Member Price: $80.75

11

Feb

Creative Life Writing

Grades: 11th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:30 AM- 02:30 PM

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In this class we will learn to use writing as a way of healing past trauma and expressing yourself. Find your creative side using the past trauma in your life. For writers new and old or for anyone that wants to express themselves and are unsure how. Bring a notebook or your laptop the class

February 11 - February 11 (11:30 am-02:30 pm)
11th- adult
16-101
Saturday
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $38

18

Feb

Voice Over 101

Grades: 11th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:30 AM- 02:30 PM

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Looking for a side hustle or maybe a new career? If you’re curious about the world of voice over come join our fast-paced fun, interactive, fast-paced workshop full of tips and techniques designed to offer you an introduction to the exploding world of voice over! Learn how to warm-up your voice and speech, breathe properly, articulate, and interpret a script (copy) with ease! Learn how to create credible characters, have fun building your confidence as a voice actor while learning about scripts (copy) from commercials, animations, video game characters, narration and more! Come dressed in comfortable clothing, bring a notebook and water.

February 18 - February 18 (11:30 am-02:30 pm)
11th- adult
16-101
Saturday
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $38

04

Mar

Parent & Child: Celebrating Spring with Platters

Grades: 2nd- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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***THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL**

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST.

 

Work side-by-side with your child in this fun handbuilding class. Each parent and child workshop is based on a different theme, and is a great way to get your hands muddy and experience clay. Great for a full family outing!

 

Both the parent and child must be registered to attend this workshop. Finished works will be ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks after the workshop.

 

Workshop Theme: Celebrating Spring with Platters
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 7 and older
Price per Participant: $45 (Insider Plus Member price $42.75)
Instructor:  Cheska Komissar

March 04 - March 04 (03:00 pm-06:00 pm)
2nd- adult
7-101
Saturday
General Price: $45 | Member Price: $42.75

04

Mar

Ceramic Night Out (March 2023)

Grades: adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Try something new with your crew or try something new and meet someone new! Come with ideas to make ceramic bowls, mugs, vessels and more, or get inspired while enjoying conversations and laughs. Tuition includes all materials and firing, plus a glass of wine and snacks will be provided. Must be 21 years of age or older. 


Materials: All materials provided.
Number of classes: 1

March 04 - March 04 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
21-101
Saturday
General Price: $75 | Member Price: $71.25

29

Apr

Broadway in Hopkinton: Masterclass in Musical Theater

Grades: 7th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 05:00 PM

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We are excited to have Actor Zachary Tallman (Broadway National Tour of Cats) join us all the way from NYC this season.

Zachary will be offering a masterclass in musical theater to budding performers and veterans of the artform alike. Students should prepare one song they'd like to hone the performance of and be prepared to work one-on-one with our instructor to find more nuance, choice, freedom, and authenticity in their performance. Students must register in order to reserve a spot to sing with our guest. This masterclass is open to the public for observation as well. Please bring two copies of your sheet music for the instructor and accompanist. After the masterclass, be sure to join us for a joint performance with Zachary, guest Jillian Jameson (Broadway National Tour of Sound of Music) as they collaborate with some local Metro West artists in an evening of song.

April 29 - April 29 (02:00 pm-05:00 pm)
7th- adult
12-101
Saturday
General Price: $50 | Member Price: $47.5

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