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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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Summer 2019 Brochure I  HCA-Hopkins Registration Form 

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24

Jun

05

Aug

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - SUMMER 2019

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

Mondays  7-8:30 pm.  SIX CLASSES: 6/24 (no class on 7/1), 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/5.

DROP-INS WELCOME: $25 drop-in fee per class (no registration required)

 

June 24 - August 05 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

11

Jul

08

Aug

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Th) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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Learn to use a pottery wheel! Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and basic decorating techniques. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Taught by Cheska Kommisar. 5 classes. Includes Open Studio time.

July 11 - August 08 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

11

Jul

29

Aug

Vinyasa Yoga - Thursday evenings

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Thursday

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

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This 8-class vinyasa flow session is open to all levels of experience with the understanding that students work within their comfort level. Classes move at a fluid pace but offer plenty of space for modifications as well as advancements. Expect to leave each class feeling relaxed and refreshed. 7 pm - 8 pm on7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29

Instructor: Ashleigh Olson

$80 - 8 class registration (Our best price - $10 per class) / Walk-ins are welcome if there's sufficient room @ $13 a class. 

Yoga mats and blocks are available if a student does not have their own. Please bring a towel and water. 

"Hi! I'm Ashleigh Olson. I grew up here in Hopkinton, graduating HHS in 2006. Yoga has always been a passion of mine, and I have been practicing for 10+ years now. I love it so much that I want to share it with as many people as I can, which is why I decided to become a teacher! I graduated Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200 hour) in May of 2018 from Hot Power Yoga Center in Worcester, MA. I'm always learning and evolving as a teacher, I believe we never stop learning something that we love. One thing I hear constantly after becoming a teacher is "How I wish I could do yoga!" or "I'm just not flexible for yoga!" and I'm here to prove that yoga is for everyone! I teach to all levels, including beginners. I give clear cues and modifications to fit those who are injured and even those who are pregnant. 

I am laid back and calm in my teaching. I will guide you through the flow, and together we will create a little heat in the body. At the end of our practice, I will bring you to savasana which will help you to focus back on your breath. I infuse gentle breathing exercises and mediation to calm our minds and bodies, and hands on assistance if needed to bring you deeper into the pose. Yoga is both mind and body, a work out for both!  I am my true authentic self when I teach. I love to get to know my students and for my students to get to know me. You will be learning from a real person, not a robot and I want my classes to reflect that. We will laugh, and have fun in the process. It makes for a comfortable atmosphere knowing we are all coming to our mats as ourselves.  I look forward to meeting you in my class soon!"

July 11 - August 29 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Thursday
General Price: $80 | Member Price: $76

31

Jul

04

Sep

Wheel Throwing - Weds afternoon

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 04:00 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). Wednesdays - 6 classes (7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4). Instructor: Hana Reilly

July 31 - September 04 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

13

Aug

10

Sep

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Tu) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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Learn to use a pottery wheel! Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and basic decorating techniques. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Taught by Hana Reilly. 5 classes. Includes Open Studio time.

August 13 - September 10 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

15

Aug

12

Sep

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Th) - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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Learn to use a pottery wheel! Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and basic decorating techniques. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Taught by Cheska Kommisar. 5 classes. Includes Open Studio time.

August 15 - September 12 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

17

Sep

22

Oct

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning 1

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
September 17 - October 22 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

17

Sep

22

Oct

Pastel Painting (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 and continuing students. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
September 17 - October 22 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

17

Sep

22

Oct

Creative Figure Drawing - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

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Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. At the HCA, you will have the unique experience of blending visual arts with theater arts as we will incorporate models in theatrical costumes for timed posed sketches. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. This drawing class is the perfect start if you’re new to figure drawing, or if it’s been a few years and you’re looking for a fresh start. Basic principles of drawing will be covered in depth. Instructor: Sarah Alexander.
September 17 - October 22 (06:00 pm-07:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

17

Sep

22

Oct

Wheel Throwing - Tue evening 1

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
September 17 - October 22 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

17

Sep

22

Oct

Adult Ballet and Pilates - Session 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.
September 17 - October 22 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Cathy Fallon
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

18

Sep

30

Oct

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
September 18 - October 30 (11:30 am-01:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

18

Sep

20

Nov

Music Literacy for Singers: Learn to Read Music

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Love to sing but having trouble with reading music? This is the class for you. We’ll take you from wherever you are and teach you how to read music and how to apply that skill to whatever music you want to perform. You bring in songs you want to sing and we’ll use that real music as a way to learn how to read, how to analyze music, and more.
September 18 - November 20 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Wednesday
Eric Miller
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

18

Sep

30

Oct

Actor's Studio - Teens/Adults (Session 1)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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The objective of this class is to allow beginner and intermediate adult 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.
September 18 - October 30 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Wednesday
Kelly Grill
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

18

Sep

30

Oct

Wheel Throwing -Wed eve 1

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. 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). Wednesdays - 6 classes
September 18 - October 30 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

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

24

Oct

Pastel Painting (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 and continuing students. Instructor: Cathy Howe. 6 classes
September 19 - October 24 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cathy Howe
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

19

Sep

24

Oct

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing - Thu eve 1

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
September 19 - October 24 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

19

Sep

24

Oct

Adult Contemporary Conditioning - Session 1

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
September 19 - October 24 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

19

Sep

24

Oct

Abstract Painting - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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Explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you as an artist. In this six lesson class instructor Marion Buricatu demonstrates drawing and painting intuitively and talks about some of her favorite abstract painters aimed at helping you understand some of the concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable imagery). Materials are included in the class. 6 classes
September 19 - October 24 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

20

Sep

25

Oct

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning 1

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 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). Fridays 9 am - 12 pm. 6 classes.
September 20 - October 25 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

20

Sep

25

Oct

The Art of Looking - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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

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Have you ever stared at a famous piece of ART and wondered “What am I looking at? “ “Is this really art?”  Join Avigail Shimshoni, artist and architect, to discover interactive ways of looking and what Art means to you.  Part discussion, part hands-on, this class is for all levels of art enthusiasts. 6 classes. 7-8:30 pm on Fridays.
September 20 - October 25 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Avigail Shimshoni
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

21

Sep

26

Oct

Watercolor Painting Basics - Session 1 (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
September 21 - October 26 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

23

Sep

04

Nov

Oil Painting - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 12:00 PM- 02:00 PM

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Do you want to learn oil painting in an upbeat and encouraging environment? Instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you to create an oil 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 every other Monday for a total of 5 classes. Come discover your inner artist!
September 23 - November 04 (12:00 pm-02:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Adult/Teen Beginner Tap

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Mondays

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 07:00 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 (06:00 pm-07:00 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: 07:00 PM- 08:00 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 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Mondays
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

28

Oct

Watercolor Painting Basics - 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. 6 classes
September 23 - October 28 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

30

Sep

28

Oct

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - Session 1

Grades: 8th- 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. 5 classes. This class is available as a drop-in for a fee of $18 per class.
September 30 - October 28 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
8th- adult
14-99
Monday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $112.5 | Member Price: $106.88

05

Oct

Moments with the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Each month, our instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100
October 05 - October 05 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25

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
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

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

Creative Figure Drawing - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

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Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. At the HCA, you will have the unique experience of blending visual arts with theater arts as we will incorporate models in theatrical costumes for timed posed sketches. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery. This drawing class is the perfect start if you’re new to figure drawing, or if it’s been a few years and you’re looking for a fresh start. Basic principles of drawing will be covered in depth. Instructor: Sarah Alexander.
October 29 - December 10 (06:00 pm-07:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

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
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

29

Oct

10

Dec

Adult Ballet 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

01

Nov

13

Dec

The Art of Looking - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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

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Have you ever stared at a famous piece of ART and wondered “What am I looking at? “ “Is this really art?”  Join Avigail Shimshoni, artist and architect, to discover interactive ways of looking and what Art means to you.  Part discussion, part hands-on, this class is for all levels of art enthusiasts. 6 classes. 7-8:30 pm on Fridays.
November 01 - December 13 (07:00 am-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Avigail Shimshoni
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

01

Nov

13

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning 2

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 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). Fridays 9 am - 12 pm. 6 classes.
November 01 - December 13 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

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

Moments with the Masters: Claude Monet

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Each month, our instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100
November 02 - November 02 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25

04

Nov

25

Nov

Digital Photpgraphy for Beginners

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Are you still getting to know your digital camera and its features? Here’s an opportunity to learn from an expert in this seminar for beginners! Bring your camera and learn when and how to use its special features, such as program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plant, people, macro, and landscape photography. This 4 class session will run on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Mondays in November. Instructor: Steve McGrath.
November 04 - November 25 (06:30 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
Steve McGrath
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

04

Nov

09

Dec

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - Session 2

Grades: 8th- 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. 5 classes. This class is available as a drop-in for a fee of $18 per class.
November 04 - December 09 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
8th- adult
14-99
Monday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $112.5 | Member Price: $106.88

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

Actor's Studio - Teens/Adults (Session 2)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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The objective of this class is to allow beginner and intermediate adult 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.
November 06 - December 18 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Wednesday
Kelly Grill
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

06

Nov

18

Dec

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. 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). Wednesdays - 6 classes
November 06 - December 18 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
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

Abstract Painting - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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Explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you as an artist. In this six lesson class instructor Marion Buricatu demonstrates drawing and painting intuitively and talks about some of her favorite abstract painters aimed at helping you understand some of the concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable imagery). Materials are included in the class. 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

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

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

18

Nov

16

Dec

Oil Painting - Session 2

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 12:00 PM- 02:00 PM

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Instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you to create an oil 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 every other Monday for a total of 5 classes.
November 18 - December 16 (12:00 pm-02:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

07

Dec

Moments with the Masters: Leonardo DaVinci

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:00 PM- 04:00 PM

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Each month, our instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100
December 07 - December 07 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25