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

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

 

Interactive Winter 2021 Class Brochure  (PDF)    
 

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


Safety Measures and Facility Use Guidelines (reviewed by Hopkinton Board of Health) (PDF)

 

All Programs

E.g., 11/29/2020

14

Sep

07

Dec

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 in this adult Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop class 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. 12 classes. Classes will be kept small this fall to ensure 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.

September 14 - December 07 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

16

Sep

16

Dec

Adult Ballet (On-site with Zoom in option)

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! 12 classes.

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.

September 16 - December 16 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

17

Sep

10

Dec

Adult Contemporary

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

+ More Info

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. 12 classes. Instructor Theresa Kniaz.

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.

September 17 - December 10 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

24

Sep

03

Dec

Adult Actors Studio

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

02

Nov

07

Dec

Oil & Acrylic Painting - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

+ More Info

From beginners to more accomplished oil painters. Limited and intimate setting: 7 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!

 

November 02 - December 07 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

04

Nov

16

Dec

Experiment with Watercolor - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors! Instructor Sarah Alexander will provide 1 hour of online instruction via Zoom. The 2nd hour will involve recorded prompts for the students to work on their project in between classes and receive advice and feedback.

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

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

04

Nov

16

Dec

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 painter. 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.  A materials list will be provided to students to purchase on their own.  6 classes in the session.

This class is offered both onsite and online. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. Those who prefer to do the class from home must have a device with camera and reliable internet connection.

 

November 04 - December 16 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

09

Nov

14

Dec

Fundamental Drawing Skills - Session 2 (Adult/Teen)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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

 

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

12

Nov

16

Dec

Mixed Media - Drop in registration

Grades: adult

Days:

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

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This course will mix art mediums! Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art.  

Instructor: Beth Newman

Register on an on-going basis  and drop in on those dates you wish when classes are being held. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled class you wish to take.

November 12 - December 16 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
adult
adults
Beth Newman
General Price: $30 | Member Price: $28.5

18

Nov

16

Dec

Mixed Media Art - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

+ More Info

This course will mix art mediums! Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art.  Students will receive a materials list.

Instructor: Beth Newman. 3 classes. 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16. 

Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. The HCA is open to offering students who do not wish to take an on-site class (or if the class is full) 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.

November 18 - December 16 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $84 | Member Price: $80

21

Nov

16

Jan

Open Studio for Visual Artists w/Marion Buricatu

Grades: 9th- adult

Days:

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

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Under the guidance of instructor Marion Buricatu, this one day Saturday workshops are for students wishing to find and enhance their fundamental art skills in drawing and painting. Students may bring a project of their choosing at any stage of the process, and Marion will customize her instruction and offer lessons on elements of art and technique. Students should bring their own supplies. Spots are limited to 5 people to allow for individual attention.

The class will take place on Nov 21, Dec 19th (2020) and January 16, 2021. A minimum of two (2) students is required to run this program. Saturdays 1 pm - 3 pm.

November 21 - January 16 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-100
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $105 | Member Price: $99.75

01

Dec

Flow Yoga (FREE) Dec 1st

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM

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This is an All-levels Flow class with the intention to strengthen and stretch your body. Benefits of yoga are stress reduction, thriving in the present moment, and initiating a calm and relaxed mind.  This class will take place in the HCA's large performance space where there will be adequate space to distance. Participants must where a face mask. 

We recommend that you bring a water jug, small towel, and a mat and blocks.  Maximum 10 students on each date

Instructor: Dawn Richardson

Tuesday 9:30 am - 11 am  

This class is free, but a donation would be greatly appreciated. 

December 01 - December 01 (09:30 am-11:00 am)
9th- adult
14-100
Tuesday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

08

Dec

Flow Yoga (FREE) Dec 8th

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM

+ More Info

This is an All-levels Flow class with the intention to strengthen and stretch your body. Benefits of yoga are stress reduction, thriving in the present moment, and initiating a calm and relaxed mind.  This class will take place in the HCA's large performance space where there will be adequate space to distance. Participants must where a face mask. 

We recommend that you bring a water jug, small towel, and a mat and blocks.  Maximum 10 students on each date

Instructor: Dawn Richardson

Tuesday 9:30 am - 11 am  

This class is free, but a donation would be greatly appreciated. 

December 08 - December 08 (09:30 am-11:00 am)
9th- adult
14-100
Tuesday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

15

Dec

Flow Yoga (FREE) Dec 15th

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM

+ More Info

This is an All-levels Flow class with the intention to strengthen and stretch your body. Benefits of yoga are stress reduction, thriving in the present moment, and initiating a calm and relaxed mind.  This class will take place in the HCA's large performance space where there will be adequate space to distance. Participants must where a face mask. 

We recommend that you bring a water jug, small towel, and a mat and blocks.  Maximum 10 students on each date

Instructor: Dawn Richardson

Tuesday 9:30 am - 11 am  

This class is free, but a donation would be greatly appreciated. 

December 15 - December 15 (09:30 am-11:00 am)
9th- adult
14-100
Tuesday
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

04

Jan

15

Feb

Oil & Acrylic Painting - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

+ More Info

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! 6 classes per session.
January 04 - February 15 (02:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

04

Jan

15

Feb

Fundamental Drawing Skills - Session 1 (Adult/Teen)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

+ More Info

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.
January 04 - February 15 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
Lee Ball
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

04

Jan

05

Apr

Adult Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop

Grades: adult

Days: Monday

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

+ More Info

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. 12 classes. 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.
January 04 - April 05 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
adult
adults
Monday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

05

Jan

30

Mar

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Tue morning

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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

+ More Info

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 - 12 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.
January 05 - March 30 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

05

Jan

30

Mar

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Tue eve

Grades: adult

Days: Tuesday

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. 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 - 12 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.
January 05 - March 30 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

06

Jan

31

Mar

Experiment with Watercolor - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 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 1 hour of online instruction via Zoom. The 2nd hour will involve recorded prompts for the students to work on their project in between classes and receive advice feedback from Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes. A materials list will be provided. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.
January 06 - March 31 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

06

Jan

31

Mar

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. 12 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.

January 06 - March 31 (12:30 pm-03:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

06

Jan

10

Feb

Fundamental Basics of Painting - session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

+ More Info

This 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 Marion 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. This class is offered both onsite and online. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings.
January 06 - February 10 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

06

Jan

31

Mar

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. 12 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.
January 06 - March 31 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

06

Jan

10

Feb

Mixed Media Art - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

+ More Info

This course will mix art mediums! Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Instructor: Beth Newman. 6 classes. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. The HCA is open to offering students who do not wish to take an on-site class (or if the class is full) 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.

January 06 - February 10 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $170 | Member Price: $161.5

06

Jan

31

Mar

Adult Ballet (On-site)

Grades: adult

Days: Wednesday

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

+ More Info

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! 12 classes. 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.
January 06 - March 31 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Wednesday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

07

Jan

01

Apr

Wheel Throwing for Adults -Thur Eve

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

+ More Info

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 12 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.
January 07 - April 01 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

07

Jan

18

Mar

Online Ceramics Handbuilding (Interm/Advanced)

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

+ More Info

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

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

07

Jan

01

Apr

Adult Contemporary

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

+ More Info

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. 12 classes. Instructor Theresa Kniaz. 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.
January 07 - April 01 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

08

Jan

02

Apr

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Friday morning

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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

+ More Info

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. 12 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.
January 08 - April 02 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

08

Jan

12

Feb

Sketching & Drawing - Session 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Friday

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

+ More Info

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.
January 08 - February 12 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Friday
Meredith Fitzgerald
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

08

Jan

02

Apr

Wheel Throwing for Adults - Friday evening

Grades: adult

Days: Friday

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. 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. 12 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.
January 08 - April 02 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $540 | Member Price: $513

12

Jan

16

Feb

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. 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.
January 12 - February 16 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Tuesday
Meredith Fitzgerald
General Price: $170 | Member Price: $161.5

20

Jan

31

Mar

Beginner Group Guitar (Online)

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Do you think the guitar may be right for you but you're not ready for 1:1 lessons? Looking for an activity that teens and parents can do together? Then this class is for you! Music is a great stress reliever and a lot of fun! Beginner Group Guitar is an ten week online course designed to introduce basic guitar playing to beginners, with no previous music study needed. Emphasis is placed on learning guitar skills through playing classic pop songs. Essential guitar skills and basic note-reading are taught in a fun, supportive setting that allows students to develop at their own pace. Instructor: Jack Byrne.
January 20 - March 31 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
8th- adult
13-80
Wednesday
Jack Byrne
General Price: $170 | Member Price: $161.5

25

Jan

05

Apr

Actor's Studio - Adult

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

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

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The objective of this class is to allow beginner and intermediate students a chance to explore the art of acting in a judgment-free, team-oriented way. You will learn terminology, how to break down a scene, and learn the tools to help you build a character from within. We will explore different methods of acting through scene work and character development. The class will work toward a showcase for the final class however the emphasis for this class is the work. This class is for the serious student. Students will "audition" during the first class for placement purposes. There will be work required outside of class. 10 classes. Limited to 6 students in studio. The HCA is open to offering students the opportunity to Zoom into the live class from the comfort of their home. Please reach out to us to request a virtual connection to any on-site class by emailing us at info@hopartscenter.org. Instructor: Jere Shea is a Tony-nominated actor and performer who was most recently seen in the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-produced Showtime program "City on a Hill". For a complete list of Jere Shea's credits, go to JereShea.com
January 25 - April 05 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Jere Shea
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

30

Jan

Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera Pt 1

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Just get a new camera? Frustrated with one you have had for a while and wish you could get better images? Join us for a workshop designed to help understand the features of digital cameras and learning how to get off auto! This workshop is immediately followed by the next level which will deal with shutter speeds and enhancements, which requires separate registration. For those who understand the basics of their camera, you may register just for section 2. Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. Student must bring their own camera. This is an online workshop
January 30 - January 30 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Saturday
Joy Marzolf
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

06

Feb

Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera Pt 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Not sure the best shutter speed to choose? Want to perfect the use of depth of field to enhance your photos? Learn how to take your photography to the next level using your camera’s manual settings and be ready for any shooting scenario. Part 1 is a separate workshop for true beginners who've never utilized their digitial cameras beyond "auto". It is recommended that those students sign up for Pt 1 before taking Pt 2. Instructor: Joy Marzolf. No experience required. Student must bring their own camera. This is an online class.
February 06 - February 06 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Saturday
Joy Marzolf
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $33.25

13

Feb

17

Apr

Open Studio for Visual Artists w/Marion Buricatu

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Under the guidance of instructor Marion Buricatu, these three Saturday workshops are for students wishing to find and enhance their fundamental art skills in drawing and painting. Students may bring a project of their choosing at any stage of the process, and Marion will customize her instruction and offer lessons on elements of art and technique. Students should bring their own supplies. Spots are limited to 5 people to allow for individual attention. The class will take place on Feb 13, March 13 and April 17, 2021. A minimum of two (2) students is required to run this program. Saturdays 1 pm - 3 pm.
February 13 - April 17 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-100
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $105 | Member Price: $99.75

17

Feb

07

Apr

Experiment with Watercolor - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors! Instructor Sarah Alexander will provide 1 hour of online instruction via Zoom. The 2nd hour will involve recorded prompts for the students to work on their project in between classes and receive advice feedback from Instructor Sarah Alexander. 6 classes. A materials list will be provided. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.
February 17 - April 07 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

17

Feb

07

Apr

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. In a friendly and multicultural environement, this class is very animated and will seek to inspire your creative journey . Every week Marion 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. This class is offered both onsite and online. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings.
February 17 - April 07 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

17

Feb

31

Mar

Mixed Media Art - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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This course will mix art mediums! Learn the unlimited creative potential of using various materials and types of paint to create unique pieces of art. Instructor: Beth Newman. 6 classes. Space is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with the Massachusetts guidelines for gatherings. The HCA is open to offering students who do not wish to take an on-site class (or if the class is full) 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.

February 17 - March 31 (07:30 pm-09:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Beth Newman
General Price: $170 | Member Price: $161.5

19

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 19 - 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
Lee Ball
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

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

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

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

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