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Hopkinton Center for the Arts Educational Classes

Starting this April, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts has transitioned many of our classes into a virtual format. This is a great opportunity to keep yourself or your child busy. Art has a way of helping us express ourselves when the world around us is in turmoil--it is more than a painting, a song, or a scultpture it is a way of expressing our feelings and emotions when words are not enough. Our artist-faculty is here to lead you on your way in these small online art classes.  Classes include programs in the fine arts, acting and theater, music, singing, movie-making, creative writing, and ceramics. Young adults are welcome to enroll in most adult courses. We are currently using Zoom to host all classes, to learn more about this easy to use platform, including how to join a meeting/class, visit this link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

 

If you need financial assistance during this time, please contact us for information on our scholarship program at info@hopartscenter.org or fill out our online scholarship form.

 

In addition, we have extended our HCA Summer Early Registration Discount of $20 off through May 10.



Summer 2020 Program Brochure    
 

 

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Online Youth Chorus (Ongoing registration)

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Sunday

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

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Calling all youth singers! The HCA is seeking to gather youths to form a performance chorus. Choral members will meet once a week on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. For people wishing to join later in the session, please send an email to info@hopartscenter.org so that we can pro-rate the cost. 

The songs will incorporate many different genres including pop, Broadway, classical and more! Perfect for students who love to sing and want to improve their vocal skills. Instructor: Monica Spencer. Some rehearsals will be split by age groups and eventually combine all ages as it gets closer to the performance.  Students who register will have an assessment done to place them in the most appropriate vocal part.  15 classes.

As this program grows, the chorus will be given opportunities to perform at public events. 

Starting March 29th, this program will move to an online format until such time as the session finishes or the restriction to gather in groups is lifted. A performance for family and friends will be scheduled at a later date to be determined.

Monica Spencer:

Having earned  Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education (Vocal Performance) from Howard University in Washington, D.C., Ms. Spencer has served on the voice faculty of the Trinity College (Trinity Washington University), the Ottley Music Studio, the Sewell Conservatory of Music, the former District of Columbia Youth Chorale Program, the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Company Program and the Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts Program where she established an opera workshop.  She has also taught on the music faculty of Bellingham High School, Bellingham Memorial Middle School and is a frequent substitute music teacher in the Hopkinton Public Schools.

 

With over two decades of working with high school and college singers, she has a great deal of experience with the care and training of developing voices, paying attention to vocal health in students of all levels and ages.  Learning to sing is a slow, patient process.  It is a learned skill and those with sufficient motivation and patience will improve their performance considerably.  Ms. Spencer’s teaching approach is based on a vocal technique pyramid with Posture as the foundation upon which Breathing , Tone Production, Diction and Resonance are built.

 

She is a resident of Hopkinton, MA., and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association, and the National Association for Music Educators.

March 01 - June 21 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Sunday
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75
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Mar

12

May

Online Hip Hop Dance II- Tuesdays

Grades: 4th-6th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 02:45 PM- 03:45 PM

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Students will work to stretch and strengthen through fundamental floor and center work, and they will learn a hip hop dance routine. Throughout the session students will have an opportunity to receive feedback from their instructor and classmates in this live, interactive format.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. 10 classes. Ages 8-12

If you would like to join mid-session, please contact the HCA via email at info@hopartscenter.org. We will adjust the tuition accordingly. 

March 03 - May 12 (02:45 pm-03:45 pm)
4th-6th
9-12
Tuesday
Alyssa Lidia McQuillan
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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03 to 12
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Mar to May

04

Apr

20

Jun

Online Pre-Ballet 2 (Ages 5-6)

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Saturday

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

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Pre-Ballet expands on the dance elements and practices of Creative Dance. Through story telling, props, music, and play, young dancers are encouraged to explore the joy of dance and movement in this online, interactive class. A list of common household items to collect for use as props will be sent to registered students.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support. Ages 5-6 years old. Instructor: Jessica Wilson
 

April 04 - June 20 (09:00 am-09:45 am)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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04 to 20
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Apr to Jun

04

Apr

20

Jun

Online - Creative Dance

Grades: Pre - k

Days: Saturday

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

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Through storytelling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to the joy of dance in this online, interactive class. Our HCA instructors work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. A list of common household items to collect for use as props will be sent to registered students.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support. Ages 3-4.5 years old. Instructor: Alyssa McQuillan. 10 classes.

April 04 - June 20 (09:00 am-09:45 am)
Pre - k
3-4
Saturday
Alyssa Lidia McQuillan
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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04 to 20
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Apr to Jun
Apr to Jun

04

Apr

20

Jun

Online Hip Hop Dance I

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

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

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Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Students will work to stretch and strengthen through fundamental floor and center work, and they will learn a hip hop dance routine. Throughout the session students will have an opportunity to receive feedback from their instructor and classmates in this live, interactive format.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. Instructor Alyssa McQuillan. 10 classes. Ages 6-8

April 04 - June 20 (10:00 am-10:45 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Alyssa Lidia McQuillan
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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04 to 20
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Apr to Jun
Apr to Jun

04

Apr

20

Jun

Online Pre-Ballet 1 (Ages 4-5)

Grades: k -1st

Days: Saturday

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

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Pre-Ballet expands on the dance elements and practices of Creative Dance. Through story telling, props, music, and play, young dancers are encouraged to explore the joy of dance and movement in this online, interactive class. A list of common household items to collect for use as props will be sent to registered students.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support. Ages 4 (pre-K)-5 years old. Instructor: Jessica Wilson
 

April 04 - June 20 (10:00 am-10:45 am)
k -1st
5-6
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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04 to 20
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Apr to Jun
Apr to Jun

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Apr

20

Jun

Onlne - Ballet 1 (Saturday)

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 11:45 AM

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Inspiring and imaginative classes in an interactive, online format designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and French ballet terminology. An emphasis is placed on creativity while basic coordination skills, stretching, strengthening, and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of imagery and storytelling. Students will be encouraged to explore movement in between classes and demonstrate their creations during a “move and tell” portion of the class.

 Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space needed. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support. Ages 6 (1st grade) to 8 years old. 10 classes. Instructor Jessica Wilson

Pro-rated tuition is offered if you wish to sign up your child mid-session. Please send an email to info@hopartscenter.org 

April 04 - June 20 (11:00 am-11:45 am)
1st-3rd
6-8
Saturday
Tina Marshall
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
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04 to 20
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Apr to Jun

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Apr

15

Jun

Online - Actor's Studio for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

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

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Learn how to develop a character and analyze a script while building foundational acting skills and theater vocabulary in this 10-week online studio class designed for 4th through 8th graders.  Students will be supplied with a script of the instructor’s choice, which students will then read aloud from, practice techniques for developing a character, then memorize and perform a chosen monologue from the play.  Students will also develop performance techniques through led warm-ups, improv games, and scene work.

 

A laptop, tablet, or video-conferencing device, and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.  It is also recommended that you record from a place where you can sit down as well as stand up with space to move around.  In the event that the State lifts the "social distancing" requirements prior to the end of the session, live classes will be offered at the HCA.   

April 06 - June 15 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190
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06 to 15
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Apr to Jun

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Apr

15

Jun

Online - Kidz Lit Art

Grades: k -2nd

Days: Monday

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

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Using basic materials, students will create an artistic response to a story or illustration given by DESE licensed instructor Judy Smith. Mrs. Smith is experienced in integrating social, emotional and academic learning with art instruction. She will guide students to evoke an emotional response to art and the world around them. She will draw her own response while offering feedback to students as they follow Mrs. Smith's prompts.

A list of materials will be provided in advance that the student will need to order online prior to the start of the class. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support.  9 classes. Instructor Judy Smith

April 06 - June 15 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
k -2nd
5-7
Monday
Judy Smith
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25
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06 to 15
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Apr to Jun

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Apr

17

Jun

Online - Storybook Theater

Grades: k -3rd

Days: Wednesday

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

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Join us for an interactive theater experience in this 10-week online studio class designed for Pre-K through First graders. This fun introduction to creative drama will give students the opportunity to play theater games, learn lines, learn songs, learn dances, and participate in hands on crafts, all from the convenience and safety of your home. Students will learn basic performance skills while working with a script that is inspired by a favorite children’s book.  

 

A laptop, tablet, or video-conferencing device, and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. It is also recommended that you record from a place where you can sit down as well as stand up with space to move around. In the event that the restriction is lifted to allow for group gatherings, we will move the class to our HCA site.    

 

Instructor: Maureen Regan

April 08 - June 17 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)
k -3rd
5-8
Wednesday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
08 to 17
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Apr to Jun
Apr to Jun

09

Apr

11

Jun

Online Fine Arts Academy

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Sarah Alexander will provide a one-hour live Zoom class to students and lead them through specific projects each week (drawing, painting, pen & ink) with an emphasis on skill building, creative problem-solving and the joy of discovery. The 2nd hour of the class will be in the form of recorded video with the expectation that students will work at least one hour on their projects prior to the next class.. Students should ensure they have heavy drawing paper. Other supplies will be discussed with the students directly. In some cases, the HCA may be able to provide and deliver materials. If that is not feasible, Sarah will provide links to order materials. 

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

10 classes

 

April 09 - June 11 (03:30 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Thursday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5
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09 to 11
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Apr to Jun
Apr to Jun

16

Apr

28

May

Online Sculpey Clay - 7 class session - Ages 6-9 y/o

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

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These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Register for one workshop or all of them! Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. Save $10 when you sign up for the entire series!

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Animals, Animals, Animals - April 16th

Come join us in the barnyard and make a variety of farm animals.

Sculpey: Delectable Delights - April 23rd

Make mouthwatering miniature food—cakes, cookies, donuts, hotdogs, tacos, sushi, spaghetti and meatballs, a happy meal or anything else you’d love to taste!

Sculpey: Fairies and other Forest Folk - April 30th

The woods are full of interesting beings, fairies, elves, gnomes, unicorns!

Sculpey: Light Switch Plates - May 7th

Decorate your own Light Switch Plate to create a one-of-a kind piece of functional art for use in any room in the home! (An additional supply is needed for this class—one switch plate—we suggest you use one off your wall; however, if you have unusual or antique switch plates, we recommend purchasing a new, inexpensive plastic plate of the same type.)

Sculpey: Knights and Princesses - May 14th

Create the fantasy character of your choice—and/or props for them to use.

Sculpey: Dragons and Other Fantastical Beasts - May 21st

Join us as we create creatures from literature or our own imaginations

Sculpey: Board games: May 28

Make your own tic-tac-toe pieces and board!

 

April 16 - May 28 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $130 | Member Price: $123.5
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
16 to 28
Event Date:
Apr to May
Apr to May

16

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Animals, Animals, Animals

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

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These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Register for one workshop or all of them! Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. Save $10 when you sign up for the entire series!

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Animals, Animals, Animals - April 16th

Come join us in the barnyard and make a variety of farm animals.

Sculpey: Delectable Delights - April 23rd

Make mouthwatering miniature food—cakes, cookies, donuts, hotdogs, tacos, sushi, spaghetti and meatballs, a happy meal or anything else you’d love to taste!

Sculpey: Fairies and other Forest Folk - April 30th

The woods are full of interesting beings, fairies, elves, gnomes, unicorns!

Sculpey: Light Switch Plates - May 7th

Decorate your own Light Switch Plate to create a one-of-a kind piece of functional art for use in any room in the home! (An additional supply is needed for this class—one switch plate—we suggest you use one off your wall; however, if you have unusual or antique switch plates, we recommend purchasing a new, inexpensive plastic plate of the same type.)

Sculpey: Knights and Princesses - May 14th

Create the fantasy character of your choice—and/or props for them to use.

Sculpey: Dragons and Other Fantastical Beasts - May 21st

Join us as we create creatures from literature or our own imaginations

Sculpey: Board games: May 28

Make your own tic-tac-toe pieces and board!

April 16 - April 16 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
16
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

16

Apr

14

May

Online Sculpey Clay - 5 class session - Ages 10-14 y/o

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Register for one workshop or all 5 of them! Save $10 when you register for the entire 5 class series.
 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Bead and Jewelry making Part 1 - April 16

Learn how to make a variety of bead types, striped, swirled, marbled, millefiori, etc.) to make beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pins.

(Jewelry fixings will need to be purchased separately, and teachers will assist students in finding the appropriate, inexpensive materials online.)

Bead and Jewelry making Part 2 - April 23

Refine bead making techniques while learning to combine bead shapes and types into larger pieces of wearable art.

(Jewelry fixings will need to be purchased separately, and teachers will assist students in finding the appropriate, inexpensive materials online.)

Light Switch Plates - April 30th

Decorate your own Light Switch Plate to create a one-of-a kind piece of functional art for use in any room in the home! 

(Special supply needed for this class—one switch plate—we suggest you use one off your wall, however, if you have unusual or antique switch plates, we recommend purchasing a new, inexpensive plastic plate of the same type.)

Colorful Candle holders - May 7th

Make your own beautiful tealight holder to brighten up your home! 

(A sturdy glass cup will be required for this class—Recycled Oui Yogurt glasses are perfect for this project!)

Decorative flatware/serving pieces - May 14th

Turn a plain piece of flatware (knife, fork or spoon) or a serving piece into a beautiful piece of functional art.

(You will need a piece of flatware/serving piece to be decorated).

 

 

 

 

April 16 - May 14 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $115 | Member Price: $109.25
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
16 to 14
Event Date:
Apr to May
Apr to May

23

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Delectable Delights

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

+ More Info

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Delectable Delights - April 23rd

Make mouthwatering miniature food—cakes, cookies, donuts, hotdogs, tacos, sushi, spaghetti and meatballs, a happy meal or anything else you’d love to taste!

 

April 23 - April 23 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
23
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

23

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay: Bead & Jewelry Making 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Bead and Jewelry making II - April 23

Refine bead making techniques while learning to combine bead shapes and types into larger pieces of wearable art.

(Jewelry fixings will need to be purchased separately, and teachers will assist students in finding the appropriate, inexpensive materials online.)

 

April 23 - April 23 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
23
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

30

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Fairies & Forest Folk

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

+ More Info

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.  Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Fairies and other Forest Folk - April 30th

The woods are full of interesting beings, fairies, elves, gnomes, unicorns!

 

April 30 - April 30 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
30
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

30

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay: Bead & Jewelry Making 1

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Bead and Jewelry making Part 1 - April 16

Learn how to make a variety of bead types, stripped, swirled, marbled, millefiori, etc.) to make beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pins.

(Jewelry fixings will need to be purchased separately, and teachers will assist students in finding the appropriate, inexpensive materials online.)

 

April 30 - April 30 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
30
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

30

Apr

Online Sculpey Clay: Light Switch Plates (Grades 4th-8yh)

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.
 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Light Switch Plates - April 30th

Decorate your own Light Switch Plate to create a one-of-a kind piece of functional art for use in any room in the home! 

(Special supply needed for this class—one switch plate—we suggest you use one off your wall, however, if you have unusual or antique switch plates, we recommend purchasing a new, inexpensive plastic plate of the same type.)

 

April 30 - April 30 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
30
Event Date:
Apr
Apr

07

May

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Light Switch Plates

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

+ More Info

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.  Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00.

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Light Switch Plates - May 7th

Decorate your own Light Switch Plate to create a one-of-a kind piece of functional art for use in any room in the home! (An additional supply is needed for this class—one switch plate—we suggest you use one off your wall; however, if you have unusual or antique switch plates, we recommend purchasing a new, inexpensive plastic plate of the same type.)

 

May 07 - May 07 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
07
Event Date:
May
May

07

May

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Colorful Candle holders

Grades: 4th-8th

Days:

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

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Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Register for one workshop or all 5 of them! Save $10 when you register for the entire 5 class series.
 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Colorful Candle holders - May 7th

Make your own beautiful tealight holder to brighten up your home! 

(A sturdy glass cup will be required for this class—Recycled Oui Yogurt glasses are perfect for this project!)

 

May 07 - May 07 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
07
Event Date:
May
May

14

May

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Knights & Princesses

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

+ More Info

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.  Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Knights and Princesses - May 14th

Create the fantasy character of your choice—and/or props for them to use.

 

May 14 - May 14 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
14
Event Date:
May
May

14

May

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Decorative flatware/serving pieces

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

+ More Info

Sculpey Clay Classes

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful! Students will learn about surface design, pinching, pulling, rolling, connecting and the use of armature. Older children will learn specific caning techniques as well as Mokume Gane and Millefiori to create intricate patterns utilizing vibrant colors. Each workshop will focus on a unique project that will expand on the children’s abilities to create beauty from this simple and durable product.

In this series of 2 hour online workshops, we will work with our students to build techniques to use polymer clay as a medium to express their 3-D art ideas. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Register for one workshop or all 5 of them! Save $10 when you register for the entire 5 class series.
 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Decorative flatware/serving pieces - May 14th

Turn a plain piece of flatware (knife, fork or spoon) or a serving piece into a beautiful piece of functional art.

(You will need a piece of flatware/serving piece to be decorated).

May 14 - May 14 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
14
Event Date:
May
May

21

May

Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Dragons and Other Fantastical Beasts

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

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These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay.  Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00.

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Dragons and Other Fantastical Beasts - May 21st

Join us as we create creatures from literature or our own imaginations:

 

May 21 - May 21 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
21
Event Date:
May
May

28

May

​​​​​​​Online Sculpey Clay Workshop: Board games

Grades: 1st-3rd

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 02:00 PM- 03:30 PM

+ More Info

These polymer clay classes will focus on utilizing the unique attributes of this brightly colored home-baked clay to create one-of-a-kind miniature pieces of art that can be both functional (e.g., as toys or jewelry) and beautiful!

In this series of 1.5 hour online workshops, we will work with students to build techniques to create things from life and imagination in 3-D. We will be using Zoom to meet with students and share our energy and knowledge about utilizing this colorful bake-at-home clay. Each 1.5 hour workshop is $20.00. 

These clay classes will be offered online, so students will need a phone, computer, or ipad with a camera and a small space to work at home. Students will also need aluminum foil to cover their work space, and will need to purchase their own supplies. These can be purchased on Amazon or at a Michaels store, which is now offering curbside pick-up. Here are links to these items on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-Oven-Bake-Clay-Sampler/dp/B0000CGB68/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SCULPY&qid=1585338513&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/yueton-Plastic-Modeling-Shaping-Sculpting/dp/B01I995ZA8/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=plastic%2Bpolymer%2Bclay%2Btools&qid=1585338791&sr=8-7&th=1

Sculpey: Board games: May 28

Make your own tic-tac-toe pieces and board!

May 28 - May 28 (02:00 pm-03:30 pm)
1st-3rd
6-9
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $20 | Member Price: $19
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
28
Event Date:
May
May

07

Jun

25

Jul

Willy Wonka Jr.

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 07:00 PM

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Enter Stage Left Theater, the resident community theater of the HCA, will be producing the musical Willy Wonka Jr. this summer. Register to hold a spot for your 4th-8th grader. If you have specific questions about this production, send an email to esltheater@hopartscenter.org

The production fee for this production is $325.00.  Registering through the HCA website will hold a spot for your child, but ESL Theater will invoice you separately.

Directed by Alyssa Rae Surrette & Eric Balboni, this Willy Wonka Jr will be the summer musical production at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Please review the schedule below carefuly. It is permissable for a student to miss one week of rehearsals due to a family vacation and still be part of the production, but it may not be the week of July 20th -July 25.

Rehearsal Schedule:

May 30th - Auditions from 9 am - 11 am 

June 7, 14 & 21 - late Sunday afternoon rehearsal

June 23 - July 23rd, rehearsals will be Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 6 pm 

There will be a performance on Friday July 24-Sat July 25th

 

 

 

June 07 - July 25 (04:30 pm-07:00 pm)
4th-8th
10-14
Tuesday - Thursday
Alyssa Rae Surrette
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
07 to 25
Event Date:
Jun to Jul
Jun to Jul

06

Jul

21

Aug

After Arts One-Day pass

Grades: 1st-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

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After Arts One Day pass is for those days when a student needs a one day of an extended day program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more!

July 06 - August 21 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
1st-8th
6-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5
Event Date (field_event_date:delta): 0
06 to 21
Event Date:
Jul to Aug
Jul to Aug

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