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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.

 

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. Please note that the Upper Ballet Program classes (September 2020-June 2021) are not noted below. To learn more about registering for those classes mid-year, please contact Dance Director, Jessica Wilson at jessica@hopartscenter.org 


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All Programs

E.g., 02/25/2021

24

Feb

31

Mar

Experiment with Watercolor - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 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 will provide 90 minutes of online instruction via Zoom. Instructor Sarah Alexander will also offer a mid week brief one on one or "check in" session to each student if the want advice on art in progress  between classes.

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.

February 24 - March 31 (11:00 am-12:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

24

Feb

31

Mar

Fundamental Basics of Painting - session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 05:30 PM- 07:00 PM

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This class is for the serious beginner or novice painter. In a friendly and multicultural environment, this class is very animated and will seek to inspire your creative journey .

Every week in this 6 class session, Instructor Marion Buricatu will give you a weekly art challenge covering  various painting skills that will take student no more than 30 minutes to do at home. Students are invited to show and tell or ask for feedback/critique on their ongoing pieces or simply participate in this nurturing, stimulating environment. Students have to provide their own art materials. This class is offered online only. 

February 24 - March 31 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

26

Feb

02

Apr

Sketching & Drawing - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Friday

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

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Stressed out? Time to sketch! The goal of this class is promote confidence in a student's ability to improve their drawing by attuning their observation, trying new things, and practice. In this class, we will execute a variety of techniques to warm up and improve observation skills. These exercises are great for all levels. When ready, students will work towards finished drawings and developing their own practice routines to keep their drawing progressing when not in class. Classes may either start with a friendly and encouraging group critique of drawings or a demonstration of that day’s technique. Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald. 6 classes. This class is offered onsite only. We will go outside whenever weather permits. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings.

February 26 - April 02 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Friday
Meredith Fitzgerald
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

01

Mar

05

Apr

Oil & Acrylic Painting - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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From beginners to more accomplished oil 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! Six classes per session.
March 01 - April 05 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

01

Mar

05

Apr

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. 6 classes. Instructor: Lee Ball. This is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to connect via Zoom each week to take a class together! 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.

March 01 - April 05 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

02

Mar

FREE Yoga Nidra Tues March 2nd

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:15 PM

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Yoga nidra (also known as yogic sleep) is a powerful technique for controlling your body’s relaxation response. Yoga nidra can be as restorative as sleep, while you remain fully conscious. Giving your mind and body an extra window of deep relaxation offers powerful benefits!

In this class, you’ll build a deeper connection between mind and body. Cultivate conscious relaxation, ease ongoing stress and anxiety, and feel your body melt away into a soothing state of being. From beginner to advanced yogis, anyone can reap the benefits of yoga nidra in this class! 

Recommended: yoga mat, water, blocks, blanket, socks, bolster, etc. 

Instructor: Dawn Richardson

Fee: Dawn is offering these workshops for free and requests that students make a donation when you register for the class or in-person to help support the HCA. Please avoid scams and do not purchase tickets from anybody on social media claiming to have extra or unable to use theirs.

The final two classes will be offered 2/23 & 3/2. Individual registration is required for each date. 

March 02 - March 02 (07:00 pm-08:15 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Tuesday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

03

Mar

Mixed Media Workshop for Adults - March 3

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 09:00 PM

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You don't need to commit to a multi-week class. This on-site workshop can be taken at the HCA on a week-to-week basis to allow you flexibility!

Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Art is a wonderful way to reduce stress and have fun! All materials will be provided. This is an on-site class only at the HCA. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.

Instructor: Beth Newman. This class will be offered on Wednesdays. You must register for each class separately. 

Note: The picture below is an example of mixed media. Each workshop will have a different project. 

March 03 - March 03 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

06

Mar

Photoshop Elements 101: Intro to the Organizer

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Can't find your favorite images after they are taken? Wish you could organize your family photos, trip or nature photos and more for easy access? Working with a family tree website and need to find the best images of your relative for posting? Learn the basics of the Photoshop Elements Organizer to easily find images as well as rate and compare images to narrow down your favorites! Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. Students are encouraged to sign-up for a free trial of the software. This is an online workshop.

March 06 - March 06 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Saturday
Joy Marzolf
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

10

Mar

Mixed Media Art for Adults March 10th

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 09:00 PM

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You don't need to commit to a multi-week class. This on-site workshop can be taken at the HCA on a week-to-week basis to allow you flexibility!

Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Art is a wonderful way to reduce stress and have fun! All materials will be provided. This is an on-site class only at the HCA. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.

Instructor: Beth Newman. This class will be offered on Wednesdays. You must register for each class separately. 

Note: The picture below is an example of mixed media. Each workshop will have a different project. 

March 10 - March 10 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

13

Mar

Photoshop Elements 101: Intro to the Editor

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Want to improve your digital photos after they are taken or improve a scanned image? Learn the basics of the Photoshop Elements Editor such as cropping and resizing images (such as for email or print), straightening images, adjusting lighting and colors and removing problems in your images such as spots, lines and more. Great for people wanting to post images on family tree websites! Learn how and when to use these tools to improve your photos. Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. Students are encouraged to sign-up for a free trial of the software. This is an online workshop.

March 13 - March 13 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Saturday
Joy Marzolf
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

17

Mar

Mixed Media Art for Adults March 17th

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 09:00 PM

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You don't need to commit to a multi-week class. This on-site workshop can be taken at the HCA on a week-to-week basis to allow you flexibility!

Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Art is a wonderful way to reduce stress and have fun! All materials will be provided. This is an on-site class only at the HCA. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.

Instructor: Beth Newman. This class will be offered on Wednesdays. You must register for each class separately. 

Note: The picture below is an example of mixed media. Each workshop will have a different project. 

March 17 - March 17 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

24

Mar

Mixed Media Art for Adults March 24th

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 09:00 PM

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You don't need to commit to a multi-week class. This on-site workshop can be taken at the HCA on a week-to-week basis to allow you flexibility!

Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Art is a wonderful way to reduce stress and have fun! All materials will be provided. This is an on-site class only at the HCA. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.

Instructor: Beth Newman. This class will be offered on Wednesdays. You must register for each class separately. 

Note: The picture below is an example of mixed media. Each workshop will have a different project. 

March 24 - March 24 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

27

Mar

Understanding Animal Behavior for the Photographer

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn about the pre-shoot planning process, how best to approach different animals for your photos, and techniques for capturing that perfect expression. The more you know about wildlife, the better you can capture those interesting behaviors! A great chance to learn tips and practice now for future travels! Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. This is an online workshop.

March 27 - March 27 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Saturday
Joy Marzolf
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

27

Mar

Script Analysis Workshop for Actors (All levels)

Grades: 7th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Ages 12 to Adult

Good acting is specific acting.  A script is the map to character, and by knowing the art and craft of script analysis, actors are given the necessary tools for creating work that enables them more in-depth, attentive and nuanced choices for performance.   

In this two-hour online workshop, students will work on a short play and get a glimpse into some of the key aspects for analyzing text. Learn the tools to decode any play and hone your skills as an actor. Come with a pencil and the willingness to dive into the work together!

Saturday, March 27 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Instructor: Megan Schy Gleeson

Megan Schy Gleeson is a theater educator and director.  She has taught and/or directed for Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Clark University, Boston Children’s Theatre, Vermont Arts Exchange, Theatre Apollinaire, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Central Square/Nora Theater’s That’s What She Said series, Concord Academy, Tide Taken Studios, Alley Cat Theater and Lesley University’s MFA Playwriting Program. Megan was a contributor for Sleeping Weazel’s new work The Audacity: Women Speak

Prior to pursuing a career in directing she was a professional actor.  She acted in theaters such as the Public Theatre/NYSF, Atlantic Theatre Company’s Stage 2 (produced by Politiscopes and Columbia University), Great Lakes Theatre Festival, New Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre (Greater Boston Stage Company), New Harmony Project and the Playwright’s Collective.  MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

 

 

March 27 - March 27 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
7th- adult
12-99
Saturday
General Price: $40 | Member Price: $38

27

Mar

Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: March Zen Garden

Grades: 5th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This March workshop will involve a Zen garden similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but if you can, we ask that you consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its programs.

You only need to register once per household. Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels, paint.....

 

March 27 - March 27 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
5th- adult
10-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

31

Mar

Mixed Media Art for Adults March 31st

Grades: adult

Days:

Class Time: 07:30 PM- 09:00 PM

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You don't need to commit to a multi-week class. This on-site workshop can be taken at the HCA on a week-to-week basis to allow you flexibility!

Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Art is a wonderful way to reduce stress and have fun! All materials will be provided. This is an on-site class only at the HCA. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings and social distancing.

Instructor: Beth Newman. This class will be offered on Wednesdays. You must register for each class separately. 

Note: The picture below is an example of mixed media. Each workshop will have a different project. 

March 31 - March 31 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

03

Apr

Decorate your own Walking Stick

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Get ready for Spring hiking or just making a fun piece of art! Join artist and instructor Bayda Asbridge as she guides you through decorating a walking stick. Students will have a choice of zentangle patterns to choose from prior to the workshop to personalize your piece. This is a great family activity!

This is a 2-hour interactive workshop presented online via Zoom. For ages 10-adult. Students will need to purchase supplies in advance.

To learn more about Bayda Asbridge, go to her website: Resume | baydasart

Supply list:

A stick that needs to be sanded, clean and ready to be decorated. (Can be found on Etsy)

Small bottle of Sumi-e ink

Fine brush (happy dot)

Small bottle of fabri-tac glue

Set of different hemp cords for decorations of your choice (can be found at Walmart)

Wood sealer (oil base)

Paint brush

April 03 - April 03 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th- adult
10-99
Saturday
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

10

Apr

Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: April Flower

Grades: 5th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This April workshop will involve a rose sketch similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 y/o are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but if you can, we ask that you consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the HCA programs.

You only need to register once per household. A laptop/screen and internet connection is required. Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels, paint.....

April 10 - April 10 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
5th- adult
10-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

12

Apr

14

Jun

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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From beginners to more accomplished oil 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! 8 classes.
April 12 - June 14 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

12

Apr

14

Jun

Adult Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

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Set to popular music of today, students will do a warm up inspired by classic broadway styles. Isolations, laterals, stretches, and across the floor progressions are all introduced. Center work, across the floor progressions, and choreographed combinations will also introduce movements based on hip hop style. The movements and music of each class will leave students feeling happy and energized.

8 classes. If the session has already started and you wish to join the remaining classes in the session, please send an email with the request to info@hopartscenter.org. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to take a parallel class virtually 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.

April 12 - June 14 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

12

Apr

14

Jun

Fundamental Drawing Skills (Online)

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.

Missing seeing relatives/friends in another state? This is a wonderful opportunity to connect via Zoom each week to take a class together!

8 classes. Instructor: Lee Ball.

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.

April 12 - June 14 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
Lee Ball
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

13

Apr

08

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults - 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 - 8 classes. No class during February school vacation week. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.
April 13 - June 08 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

13

Apr

08

Jun

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering (Teens/Adults)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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There has been an explosion of hand lettering and calligraphy in design and decoration. Everywhere you look hand lettering appears on rustic board signs, coffee cups, napkins, notebooks and tote bags. Why buy a premade sign when you can make your own personal statement? With techniques and practice through a series of projects, you can learn how to hand letter for fun. Although this class focuses on modern brush pen style calligraphy, if we have time students can try other methods as their interest leads them such as using a felt chisel point, dip pens and cartridge pens. Each class will start with warm up exercises and students will be given worksheets they can practice on if they wish outside of class. Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald. 8 classes. This class is offered onsite only. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings.
April 13 - June 08 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Tuesday
Meredith Fitzgerald
General Price: $210 | Member Price: $199.5

13

Apr

08

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults - 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 - 8 classes. No class during February school vacation week. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.

April 13 - June 08 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

14

Apr

09

Jun

Experiment with Watercolor Painting

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

+ More Info

Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors! Instructor Sarah Alexander will provide 90 minutes of online instruction via Zoom. Instructor Sarah Alexander will also offer a mid week brief one on one or "check in" session to each student if the want advice on art in progress  between classes.

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

April 14 - June 09 (11:00 am-12:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Wednesday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

14

Apr

09

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults -Wed afternoon

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:30 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: Classes will be split between Hana Reilly and Cheska Kommisar. Wednesdays. 8 classes. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.
April 14 - June 09 (12:30 pm-03:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

14

Apr

09

Jun

Fundamental Basics of Painting (Online)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 05:30 PM- 07:00 PM

+ More Info

This online-only class is for the serious beginner. In a friendly and multicultural environement, this class is very animated and will seek to inspire your creative journey . Every week instructor Marion Buricatu will give you a weekly art challenge about basic painting skills that will take student no more than 30 minutes to do at home. Students are invited to show and tell or ask for feedback/critique or simply participate in this nurturing, stimulating environment. Students have to provide their own art materials. 8 classes.

April 14 - June 09 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Wednesday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

14

Apr

09

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults -Wed eve

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

+ More Info

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. 8 classes. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.
April 14 - June 09 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

14

Apr

09

Jun

Adult Ballet (On-site)

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!

8 classes. Instructor: Jessica Wilson.

Unless specifically noted, classes will take place at the HCA and be limited to allow for social distancing. If the session has already started and you wish to do a "drop-in" option or join the remaining class in the session, please send an email with the request to info@hopartscenter.org. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to take a parallel class virtually 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.

April 14 - June 09 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

15

Apr

10

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Thurs Morning

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 12:30 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 8 classes / Class size is limited to 4 people.

Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times.

April 15 - June 10 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

15

Apr

10

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults -Thur 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 8 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.
April 15 - June 10 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

15

Apr

10

Jun

Actor's Studio - Adult

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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Study acting with Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Jere Shea (Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION; Showtime’s “City On A Hill”). Strengthen your skills and understanding of the craft of acting in this 10-week practical studio class designed for adult students. Explore self-selected and prepared scripted scenes and monologues to deepen your understanding of character, refine your performance, learn reliable skills and techniques, and gain new insight into acting and auditioning. Students will learn through performance and/or observation in this weekly master class.

Students must independently memorize and prepare in advance scripted 2–3 minute monologues or 6–8 minute scenes (serious or comic) from a published stage play of their choice. Participants should read the entire play from which their material is chosen. When working on monologues, students must select an uninterrupted speech (not dialogue cobbled together). Please refrain from selecting movie or television scripts.

Note to All Participants: For the safety of all participants, all exercises and scene work will be modified to follow all health and safety guidelines including face-mask and social distancing requirements set forth by state and local health officials.

Students Please Note: Some scene work may contain language and themes not suitable for all participants. Please use discretion when enrolling or participating in this class.

April 15 - June 10 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Jere Shea
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

15

Apr

10

Jun

Adult Contemporary

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

8 classes. Instructor Theresa Kniaz.

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 info@hopartscenter.org. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to take a parallel class virtually 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.

April 15 - June 10 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

16

Apr

11

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults - 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. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.
April 16 - June 11 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

16

Apr

11

Jun

Sketching & Drawing

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Friday

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

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Stressed out? Time to sketch! The goal of this class is promote confidence in a student's ability to improve their drawing by attuning their observation, trying new things, and practice. In this class, we will execute a variety of techniques to warm up and improve observation skills. These exercises are great for all levels. When ready, students will work towards finished drawings and developing their own practice routines to keep their drawing progressing when not in class. Classes may either start with a friendly and encouraging group critique of drawings or a demonstration of that day’s technique. Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald. 6 classes. This class is offered onsite only. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings.
April 16 - June 11 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Friday
Meredith Fitzgerald
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

16

Apr

11

Jun

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Friday evening

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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). Fridays 7-10 pm. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly. Please note that under Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines, masks must be worn in the ceramics studio at all times. Class size is limited to 4 people.

April 16 - June 11 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

17

Apr

Owl Painting Workshop (Online)

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Huang Yongyu is a contemporary Chinese artist known for both his prints and paintings.  Huang Yongyu loved painting owls. In this workshop we will learn more about the history and cultural impact of these magnificent birds.

This is a 2-hour interactive workshop presented online via Zoom. For ages 10-adult. Students will need to purchase supplies in advance.

To learn more about Bayda Asbridge, go to her website: Resume | baydasart

SUPPLY LIST:

A large piece of felt

Big flow, medium flow and happy dot brushes

Sumi-e ink

Mulberry paper

Water container

Two palettes for mixing ink and color

Watercolors (preferably Marie's brand)

April 17 - April 17 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th- adult
10-99
Saturday
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

24

Apr

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 4/24

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

April 24 - April 24 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

01

May

Write Your Name in Arabic (On-site outdoor workshop)

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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In this fascinating workshop, you’ll learn about the Arabic alphabet, compare the English alphabets to those of Arabic, write from right to left, try to find the letters that match your name and write them with the help of the instructor. The final project will have you writing your name in the beautiful Diwani font.

This is a 2-hour outdoor workshop. If it rains, the class will move indoors where students can be safely socially distanced. For ages 10-adult. Supplies will be provided.

To learn more about Bayda Asbridge, go to her website: Resume | baydasart

 

May 01 - May 01 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th- adult
10-99
Saturday
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

08

May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/8

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 5/8, 5/22, 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

May 08 - May 08 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

08

May

Paste Paper Abstract Art Workshop

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Create your own abstract art using this technique of pouring acrylic paint. Students can also choose to use the dried paper for other art projects such as collage and book binding, etc.

This is a 2-hour outdoor workshop.  In the event of rain, an indoor location will be provided where attendees can safely socially distance. For ages 10-adult. Supplies will be provided.

To learn more about Bayda Asbridge, go to her website: Resume | baydasart

May 08 - May 08 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th- adult
10-99
Saturday
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

15

May

Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: Triangle Landscapes (May)

Grades: 5th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This May workshop will involve a geometric landscape sketch similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 y/o are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but we ask that if you can, please consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its programs.

You only need to register once per household. A laptop/screen and internet connection is required.

Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels, paint.....

May 15 - May 15 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
5th- adult
10-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

22

May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/22

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 5/22, 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

May 22 - May 22 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

05

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/5

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

June 05 - June 05 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

19

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/19

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

June 19 - June 19 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

22

Jun

05

Aug

Firebringer (ESL Theater Summer Musical)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Class Time: 06:00 PM- 09:30 PM

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Enter Stage Left Theater's summer musical production is FIREBRINGER!

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, & Brian Holden

Music & Lyrics by Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski

Director: Alyssa Rae Surrette

Music Director: Eric Balboni

At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacemaker. Jemilla taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each others' heads with rocks and eating each others' babies. But one member of the tribe doesn't seem to fit in: Zazzalil. She's always trying to invent things to make life easier… for herself. While out hatching her latest scheme, Zazzalil stumbles upon the most important discovery in history. One that will pit her tribe against wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, and change the world forever. She'll travel from omega to alpha, and become… the Firebringer!

Please note that not everyone whom auditions is guaranteed to be offered a role. A production fee will be accessed once a role has been offered and accepted. Interested students should register so that we may more effectively communicate the audition process.

Grades: 9th - age of 25. (Students entering  9th grade in September 2021 are eligible to audition)

Auditions: TBD - late May 2021

Rehearsals: Tues, Weds & Thursdays from June 22-Aug 5th (6 pm - 9:30 pm)

Performances: 4 shows August 6, 7, 13 & 14 in the HCA amphitheater (outdoors)

Please note that interested students may still participate if they need to take a week off for a family vacation EXCEPT July 27-Aug 6. Attendance is mandatory on those dates.

Fee: $350 ($332.50 for HCA members with a family membership or higher). 

June 22 - August 05 (06:00 pm-09:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-25
Tuesday - Thursday
Alyssa Rae Surrette
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

30

Jun

04

Aug

Adult Ballet

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Keep it moving! If you are looking to pick up ballet again, want to try ballet classes for the first time, or you're looking for a new way to approach health and wellness, this is a perfect class. Have fun working out and learning a classical art form in this online, interactive class. The instructor will help each student get the best class they can in order to improve strength and flexibility. We can help you adapt movements as needed (and push you to the next level when you’re ready!). Adult Ballet for Love, Joy, and Health!
June 30 - August 04 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

01

Jul

05

Aug

Adult Contemporary Dance

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 in this online class. Students learn the basics of lateral bends, contractions and expansions, swings, and more. All students are welcome as adaptations are easily made to fit individual levels.
July 01 - August 05 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

06

Jul

24

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Tue morning

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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 and continuing students looking to 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. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly
July 06 - August 24 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

06

Jul

24

Aug

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 and continuing students looking to 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. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly
July 06 - August 24 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

07

Jul

25

Aug

Wheel Throwing - 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 and continuing students looking to 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. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly
July 07 - August 25 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

08

Jul

26

Aug

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing - Thu eve

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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An introductory level course on handbuilding and learning to use a pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel, and basic hand building and decorating techniques. Continuing students can learn new techniques and refine their skills. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes also include open studio time). A basic toolkit will need to be purchased. Thursdays 8 classes. Instructor Cheska Kommisar
July 08 - August 26 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

09

Jul

27

Aug

Wheel Throwing - Friday morning

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 and continuing students looking to 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. 8 classes. Instructor Hana Reilly
July 09 - August 27 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
General Price: $360 | Member Price: $342

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