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Interactive SPRING 2021 Class Catalog

 

Interactive Summer 2021 Program Catalog (PDF)  

 

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

 

Scroll down this page to see our list of current classes. You can use the filters to search for a specific class. If a class has started and you wish to join mid-session, please contact the HCA via email at info@hopartscenter.org. If there is room, we can pro-rate your tuition fee based on the number of classes remaining in the session. Please note that the Upper Ballet Program classes (September 2020-June 2021) are not noted below. To learn more about registering for those classes mid-year, please contact Dance Director, Jessica Wilson at jessica@hopartscenter.org 


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

 

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Jun

Theater Art: Raise Your Voices (7th-12th grade)

Grades: 7th-12th

Days: Wednesday

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

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The HCA is pleased to bring students (grades 7th-12th) together for this exciting 8-week Spring program!

This special workshop will help you explore the power of theatre to serve as a medium for social justice and explore diversity in our communities. Through the course of eight (8) Wednesday afternoons for 2 hours, students who are interested in playwriting, acting, and directing are given an opportunity to create their own performance piece. The instructor will guide students through research, discussion, writing exercises, ensemble building, actor training and eventually, the creation of a recorded performance piece.

Instructor: Marisa Jones

Limited to 8 students. This course is being offered at a discounted rate in order to encourage participation for this new program.

Class dates:

14/14/2021
VAC4/21/2021
24/28/2021
35/5/2021
45/12/2021
55/19/2021
65/26/2021
76/2/2021
86/9/2021
April 14 - June 09 (02:15 pm-04:15 pm)
7th-12th
13-18
Wednesday
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

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May

05

Jun

Hyper Real Portrait Art (New ONLINE class!)

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 01:30 PM

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Hyperrealism is a genre of visual arts resembling a high-resolution photograph. In this exciting new class, students will use photographs solely as a reference as they learn to create details that go beyond what is in the original image. Textures, surfaces, lighting effects, and shadows are painted, resulting in art that appears as though it’s three-dimensional and tangible.

For grades 6th-adult.  Six 1-hour ONLINE Saturday classes.

Instructor: Sahar Ghavimi / The HCA is thrilled to welcome Sahar Ghavimi! To learn more about her art background, check out her website HERE

 

May 01 - June 05 (12:30 pm-01:30 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
General Price: $100 | Member Price: $95

22

May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/22

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

05

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/5

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

19

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/19

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

22

Jun

05

Aug

Firebringer (ESL Theater Summer Musical)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

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

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

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, & Brian Holden

Music & Lyrics by Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski

Director: Alyssa Rae Surrette

Music Director: Eric Balboni

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

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

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

Auditions: TBD - late May 2021

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

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

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

Fee: $350 ($332.50 for HCA members with a family membership or higher). In addition to the rehearsal process, cast members will take part in various workshops led by industry professionals to help enhance their performance skills. 

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

06

Jul

Masterclass: Stage Combat w/Matt Greene

Grades: 8th-12th

Days: Tuesday

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

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Stage Combat with Matt Greene

 

Students will explore the basics of stage combat in a safe and fun environment. The focus of the workshop will be on single sword fights, "selling" the fight, and the practical considerations when performing combat in a production. No experience necessary.  Please come ready to move in athletic clothes and sneakers (no baggy clothing, watches and jewelry).

 

Matt Greene has written, directed or acted in more than 70 plays, including a 6-year, 1000+ performance stint with the world-famous Blue Man Group. His work has been seen at such theaters as the Charles Playhouse, Astor Place Theatre, Hartford Stage, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Stonehill Theatre Company, Boston Theatre Marathon and Carnegie Hall to name a few.  His plays/screenplays include The East (National Presenting Production, KCACTF 2017), CHOKE, For the Love of Dog, 160 North, The Heist, god in a 747, Black Diamond, The Architect and Son of Valor.His play 160 North has been translated into Hindi and adapted for the screen (under the title Kasganj) with Citoc Motion Pictures in Mumbai.

 

Matt is the Artistic Director and Program Director of the Theatre Department at Stonehill College, The Stonehill Theatre Company.

 
 

 

 

July 06 - July 06 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
8th-12th
13-18
Tuesday
General Price: $25 | Member Price: $23.75

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Jul

27

Jul

Masterclass Bundle for Theatre Performers

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Tuesday

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

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Teens who wish to participate in all four Master classes for performers will enjoy $10 off bundled discount (four workshops for $90) Individual master classes are $25 each.  Tuesdays 3 pm - 5 pm at the HCA.

Stage Combat w/Matt Greene July 6th: Click for description

An Actor Prepares w/Karin Trachtenberg July 13thClick for description

Improvisational Acting with Ellie Rawlinson July 20th:  Click for description

Authentic Vocal Freedom w/Rachel MacKenzie July 27th:  Click for description

 

 

 

July 06 - July 27 (07:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
13-18
Tuesday
General Price: $90 | Member Price: $85.5

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