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Interactive SPRING 2021 Class Catalog

 

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

 

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


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

 

All Programs

E.g., 02/25/2021

26

Feb

02

Apr

Observational Drawing - Session 2

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

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

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Previously titled "Landscape/Nature Drawing", this class will explore beyond landscapes to include a variety of techniques drawing from observation those objects that are all around them in the HCA building (as opposed to drawing from photographs). Each class will cover various techniques that will build to a final project.  Students will be encouraged to do independent sketching in between classes. 

This is an on-site HCA class and limited to 8 students - grades 6th and up. Instructor Marion Buricatu. 6 classes in this session

 

 

February 26 - April 02 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Friday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

02

Mar

FREE Yoga Nidra Tues March 2nd

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Dawn Richardson

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

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

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

27

Mar

Script Analysis Workshop for Actors (All levels)

Grades: 7th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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Ages 12 to Adult

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

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

Saturday, March 27 from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Instructor: Megan Schy Gleeson

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

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

 

 

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

03

Apr

Decorate your own Walking Stick

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

Supply list:

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

Small bottle of Sumi-e ink

Fine brush (happy dot)

Small bottle of fabri-tac glue

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

Wood sealer (oil base)

Paint brush

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

14

Apr

09

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

16

Apr

11

Jun

Observational Drawing

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Friday

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

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Previously titled "Landscape/Nature Drawing", this class will explore beyond landscapes to include a variety of techniques drawing from observation those objects that are all around them in the HCA building (as opposed to drawing from photographs). Each class will cover various techniques that will build to a final project.  Students will be encouraged to do independent sketching in between classes. 

This is an on-site HCA class and limited to 8 students - grades 6th and up. Instructor Marion Buricatu. 8 classes in this session

April 16 - June 11 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Friday
General Price: $270 | Member Price: $256.5

17

Apr

Owl Painting Workshop (Online)

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

SUPPLY LIST:

A large piece of felt

Big flow, medium flow and happy dot brushes

Sumi-e ink

Mulberry paper

Water container

Two palettes for mixing ink and color

Watercolors (preferably Marie's brand)

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

22

Apr

April Vacation: Intro to Hyper Real painting

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Thursday

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

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Hyper real paintings are derived from photographs and then enhanced to make them appear more detailed and 3-dimensional. This one-day, 3 hour workshop is an introduction into this facinating style of art!

For grades 6th-12th. This workshop will take place on-site at the HCA. 

April 22 - April 22 (01:00 pm-04:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Thursday
General Price: $50 | Member Price: $47.5

24

Apr

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 4/24

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

01

May

05

Jun

Hyper Real Portrait Art (New class!)

Grades: 6th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 12:00 PM- 02:00 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 2-hour 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 (12:00 pm-02:00 pm)
6th- adult
12-99
Saturday
General Price: $200 | Member Price: $190

01

May

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

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

 

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

08

May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/8

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

08

May

Paste Paper Abstract Art Workshop

Grades: 4th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

22

May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/22

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

05

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/5

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

19

Jun

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 6/19

Grades: 8th- adult

Days: Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

22

Jun

05

Aug

Firebringer (ESL Theater Summer Musical)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

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

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

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, & Brian Holden

Music & Lyrics by Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski

Director: Alyssa Rae Surrette

Music Director: Eric Balboni

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

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

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

Auditions: TBD - late May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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