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Hopkinton Center for the Arts Educational Classes

HCA is a regional arts center located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, that offers year-round classes and workshops for adults and children. Classes are taught by experienced artist-instructors and are tailored for beginning through advanced students in the visual and performing arts. Classes include programs in the fine arts, acting and theater, music, singing, movie-making, creative writing, and ceramics. If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out our online scholarship form. Young adults are welcome to enroll in most adult courses. 

If you wish to join a class already in session, please call us at 508-435-9222 and we'll pro-rate the cost proportional to the number of classes remaining in the session. 

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Sep

27

Jun

Upper Ballet School - Intermediate & Advanced

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Saturday

Class Time: 12:00 AM

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Placement in this advanced program by Artistic Dance Director Jessica Wilson is required. Please send an email to jessica@hopartscenter.org if interested in Intermediate and/or Advanced classes.

Intermediate marks the start of pointe* classes for dancers as well as increased study of pirouettes, adagio, and allegro. Training for advanced students continues its focus on alignment and proper technique while preparing students for pre-professional and professional training options through. Both Intermediate and Advanced students are introduced to the world of classical ballet repertory as well as contemporary movement and improvisation through a weekly contemporary class. Intermediate and advanced students are also exposed to historical dance, character dance, modern, jazz, Pilates, and Alexander Technique by weekly classes, workshops, or master classes. (*Students will be placed en pointe when the faculty deems the student ready. Health and safety are a priority with a goal to help students dance injury free for a life time. Students must be training a minimum of three days each week to be placed en pointe.)

This is a 36 week commitment for the 2019-2020 academic year. The tuition cost will be determined based on the number of classes determined in consultation with the Artistic Dance Director. Flexible payment plans are available. 

Mondays: Intermediate Contemporary 5-6:30 pm / Advanced Contemporary 6:30 - 8 pm

Tuesdays:  Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Pilates 5-7 pm

Wednesdays: Advanced Ballet Variations 5-7:30 pm

Thursdays: Advanced Ballet Pointe 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm / Intermediate Ballet Pointe 6:15 - 7:45 pm

Fridays: Intermediate/Advanced Pointe 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturdays: Intermediate Pointe 11:30 - 1:30 / Advanced Pointe 1:30 - 3:30 pm / Rehearsals 3:30 - 5:30 pm

 

September 09 - June 27 (12:00 am-12:00 am)
6th-12th
12-17
Monday - Saturday
Jessica Wilson
General Price: $0 | Member Price: $0

12

Sep

14

Nov

Vinyasa Yoga - Thursday evenings (Fall)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Thursday

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

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This 10-class vinyasa flow session is open to all levels of experience. Modifications for all moves will be offered based on the experience and comfort level of the students.  Thursdays 7 pm - 8 pm . No class on Halloween.

Instructor: Ashleigh Olson

$120 - 10 class registration (Our best price - $12 per class) / Walk-ins are welcome if there's sufficient room @ $15 a class. 

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

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

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

September 12 - November 14 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Thursday
Ashleigh Olson
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

17

Sep

22

Oct

Wheel Throwing - Tue afternoon 1

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Tuesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 6 classes
September 17 - October 22 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

19

Sep

24

Oct

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing -Thu afternoon 1

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 06:30 PM

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Learn to use a pottery wheel, plus create pottery and small sculptures using handbuilding techniques. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and apply surface decoration. Continuing students welcome. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Thursdays - 6 classes

September 19 - October 24 (04:30 pm-06:30 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Thursday
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

20

Sep

13

Dec

Beginner Teen Contemporary

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

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

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This class focuses on loosening tensed muscles, building strength through fluid movement, and exploring artistic expression. Easy to follow contemporary combinations will include lateral bends, contractions and expansions, simple floor rolls, swings, and other elements of contemporary dance. Class includes floor work, movement across the floor, and choreography. Ages 12-17
September 20 - December 13 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Friday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

21

Sep

26

Oct

Wheel Throwing - Sat morning

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Saturday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Open to grades 5th - 12th. Saturdays - 6 classes
September 21 - October 26 (09:30 pm-12:30 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Actor's Studio for Beginners

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday

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

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This acting class is great for the beginner performer (with less than two years acting class experience) Students will study the techniques of theatre while building foundational acting skills and theatre vocabulary. Students will explore theatre through games, monologues, scene work, character building, and improvisation. The final day of class will feature a showcase. For grades 4th – 8th
September 23 - December 16 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75

23

Sep

16

Dec

Beginner Teen Ballet (Mondays)

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday

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

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Teen Ballet is designed for the student who is a beginner to dance and/or has been away from dance for a few years. The focus of this class will be to correct posture, increase flexibility, gain strength and learn the vocabulary of ballet. This environment allows students to gain confidence and build self-esteem. 10 classes. Ages 12-17
September 23 - December 16 (04:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Monday
Theresa Kniaz
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

16

Dec

Actor's Studio - Intermediate

Grades: 5th-9th

Days: Monday

Class Time: 05:00 PM- 06:30 PM

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This invite/audition-only studio acting class is for intermediate and advanced students looking to build skills and challenge themselves. Students will study and expand on previous techniques, improving their artistry. This is a fast-paced class that will benefit even a seasoned performer. For grades 4th – 8th

September 23 - December 16 (05:00 pm-06:30 pm)
5th-9th
10-14
Monday
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $225 | Member Price: $213.75

23

Sep

16

Dec

Adult/Teen Beginner Tap

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Mondays

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

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This class is for novice and beginner tappers with one year or less class/training experience. Focus of each tap class is to improve the student’s sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. This class is more loosely based on needs of individual students and as a fun exercise!

September 23 - December 16 (06:30 pm-07:30 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Mondays
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

23

Sep

28

Oct

Watercolor Painting Basics - Monday

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. 6 classes
September 23 - October 28 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

23

Sep

16

Dec

Adult Teen Intermediate Tap

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Mondays

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

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This class is for intermediate/advanced tappers. Focus of each tap class is to improve the student’s sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. This class is more loosely based on needs of individual students and as a fun exercise! Instructor: Alyssa Surrette. 10 classes

September 23 - December 16 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Mondays
Alyssa Surrette
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

25

Sep

04

Dec

Sewing - Intermediate/Advanced

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Wednesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM

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Students must have completed "Sewing for Beginners" or applicable sewing course. The first class will be some review and then a potholder project with materials provided by the instructor. Students will then choose from an assortment of patterns to decide on their next project. Students can either purchase fabric and notions on their own, or they may purchase supplies from the instructor Heather Heverling. 10 classes

September 25 - December 04 (03:00 pm-04:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Wednesday
General Price: $235 | Member Price: $223.25

28

Sep

Moments with the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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In this workshop, instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100

September 28 - September 28 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25

30

Sep

28

Oct

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - Session 1

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Whether you are experienced or completely new to improv, this class will cover it all! Experience the power of play and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment. Instructor: Barbara Kessler. 5 classes.  Requires a minimum of 6 students for the class to run.

September 30 - October 28 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
8th- adult
14-99
Monday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $112.5 | Member Price: $106.88

19

Oct

Wire Tree Sculptures - One day workshop

Grades: 9th- adult

Days:

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

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Ever want to have a beautiful piece of nature in your home that doesn't require watering? Work with award-winning wire artist Ryan Kelley and learn how to create one of his famous wire trees! Students are encouraged to bring a rock from home to use as a base for their sculpture! 3 hour class - all materials and tools included. This is a great class to experience with a family member!

 

October 19 - October 19 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
9th- adult
13-80
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25

26

Oct

Moments with the Masters: Claude Monet

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Each month, our instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100

October 26 - October 26 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25

29

Oct

10

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Tue afternoon 2

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Tuesday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. (Adult classes include open studio time). Tuesdays - 6 classes
October 29 - December 10 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

29

Oct

10

Dec

Creative Figure Drawing - Session 2

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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

01

Nov

13

Dec

Friday Art Club - Session 2

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Friday

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

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Each week alternating teachers will lead a project for you to try out. Based on student interests, we will work with a variety of medium, including embroidery, pen and ink, mixed media, painting and sculpture. Hopkins Students will be walked over by HCA volunteer. On early release days, the times of the class will be adjusted accordingly. 6 classes.
November 01 - December 13 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Friday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Nov

14

Dec

Watercolor Painting Basics - Session 2 (Saturday)

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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New and continuing students welcome. Each class we will review various topics including the choice of materials, composition and drawing, value studies, basic washes, masking and common watercolor techniques such as dry brush. While all painting styles are discussed and encouraged, the instructor specializes in tightly rendered, realistic work. Enrolled students will be sent a supply list. 6 classes
November 02 - December 14 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

02

Nov

14

Dec

Wheel Throwing - Sat morning 2

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Saturday

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

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This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn to use a pottery wheel. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Open to grades 5th - 12th. Saturdays - 6 classes
November 02 - December 14 (09:30 pm-12:30 pm)
5th-12th
11-17
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

04

Nov

25

Nov

Digital Photography for Beginners

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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

November 04 - November 25 (06:30 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-99
Monday
Steve McGrath
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

04

Nov

09

Dec

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - Session 2

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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Whether you are experienced or completely new to improv, this class will cover it all! Experience the power of play and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment. Instructor: Barbara Kessler. 5 classes.  Requires a minimum of 6 students for the class to run.

November 04 - December 09 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
8th- adult
14-99
Monday
Barbara Kessler
General Price: $112.5 | Member Price: $106.88

07

Nov

19

Dec

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing -Thu afternoon 1

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 04:30 PM- 06:30 PM

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Learn to use a pottery wheel, plus create pottery and small sculptures using handbuilding techniques. Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and apply surface decoration. Continuing students welcome. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Thursdays - 6 classes
November 07 - December 19 (04:30 pm-06:30 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

23

Nov

Moments with the Masters: Leonardo DaVinci

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Each month, our instructor and Worcester Art Museum docent Marion Buricatu, will highlight an artist's work. This one day, 3-hour workshop will explore the artist's life, compositions and techniques. Then you'll have a chance to recreate and take home your own rendering of the master's work. Perfect workshop for children and parents to take together or individually. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-100

November 23 - November 23 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $55 | Member Price: $52.25