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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. 

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16

Apr

Audition Boot camp: Mastering the Monologue

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Tuesday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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Ace your next audition by learning to select and perfect age-appropriate monologues. Students should bring in one monologue (preferably memorized). Instructor Maureen Regan

April 16 - April 16 (03:00 pm-06:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Tuesday
Maureen Regan
General Price: $50 | Member Price: $47.5

17

Apr

Audition Boot camp: Sing a Song

Grades: 6th-12th

Days:

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 06:00 PM

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This audition workshop will focus on how to select and interpret theater songs. Please bring sheet music for one song of your choice.  Instructor: Maureen Regan

April 17 - April 17 (03:00 pm-06:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Maureen Regan
General Price: $50 | Member Price: $47.5

22

Apr

17

Jun

Fine Art Academy - Mon

Grades: 4th-9th

Days: Monday

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

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Mondays - 8 classes

April 22 - June 17 (02:45 pm-04:45 pm)
4th-9th
9-14
Monday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

22

Apr

17

Jun

Tap Dance - Intermediate (Adults/Teens)

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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This class is open to experienced  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! 8 classes. Mondays with Alyssa Surrette 

April 22 - June 17 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-108
Monday
Alyssa Rae Surette
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

22

Apr

03

Jun

Watercolor Basics - Mon

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

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

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New and continuing students welcome. Each week 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. Mondays - 8 classes

April 22 - June 03 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-108
Monday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

23

Apr

11

Jun

Telling Stories through Art

Grades: 4th-9th

Days: Tuesday

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

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Learn to illustrate a short story, fable, song, poem or myth using colored pencil or mixed media. Tuesdays - 8 classes

April 23 - June 11 (02:45 pm-03:45 pm)
4th-9th
9-14
Tuesday
Celeste Falcone
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

23

Apr

11

Jun

Pen and Ink

Grades: 6th-9th

Days: Tuesday

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

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In this course students will learn and execute fundamental pen and ink drawing techniques while embracing their own personal styles. Tuesdays - 8 classes

April 23 - June 11 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
6th-9th
11-14
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

23

Apr

11

Jun

Wheel Throwing - Tue afternoon

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 - 8 classes

April 23 - June 11 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)
5th-12th
10-17
Tuesday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $220 | Member Price: $209

23

Apr

11

Jun

Creative Figure Drawing

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. Tuesdays - 8 classes

April 23 - June 11 (06:00 pm-07:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-108
Tuesday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

24

Apr

12

Jun

Beginning Oil Painting

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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Do you want to learn oil painting in an upbeat and encouraging environment? We will explore how colors work together, how to create a compelling composition, and how to use brush work to express yourself. Come discover your inner artist. (Basic supplies are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own painting materials). 8 classes

April 24 - June 12 (07:00 pm-09:00 pm)
9th- adult
14-108
Wednesday
Marion Buricatu
General Price: $250 | Member Price: $237.5

24

Apr

12

Jun

Tap Dance - Beginner level for Adults/Teens

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Wednesday

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

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This class is open to beginner  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! 8 classes. Wednesdays with Maureen Lawler

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 & 6/12

 

April 24 - June 12 (07:30 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Wednesday
Maureen Lawler
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

25

Apr

13

Jun

Fine Art Academy - Thu

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Thursday

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

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Students will get to experiment with multiple forms of art making, drawing, painting, sculpture, collaborative projects, and pen and ink. Emphasis on creative problem solving, and the joy of discovery. Thursday - 8 classes

April 25 - June 13 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Thursday
Sarah Alexander
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

25

Apr

13

Jun

Handbuilding / Wheel Throwing -Thu afternoon

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 - 8 classes

April 25 - June 13 (04:30 pm-06:30 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $220 | Member Price: $209

27

Apr

15

Jun

Wheel Throwing - Sat morning

Grades: 5th-12th

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 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 - 8 classes

April 27 - June 15 (09:30 am-12:30 pm)
5th-12th
10-17
Saturday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $310 | Member Price: $294.5

27

Apr

08

Jun

Watercolor Basics - Sat

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 10:00 AM

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New and continuing students welcome. Each week 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. Saturdays - 6 classes

April 27 - June 08 (10:00 am-10:00 am)
9th- adult
14-108
Saturday
Richard Denzer
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

27

Apr

15

Jun

Art FUN-damentals Studio 2nd-5th

Grades: 2nd-5th

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

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This class is for students wishing to find or enhance their fundamental art skills of drawing, painting and three-dimensional art through personal responses to project lessons emphasizing the elements of art and principles of design. Saturdays - 8 classes

April 27 - June 15 (11:00 am-12:30 pm)
2nd-5th
7-11
Saturday
Lee Ball
General Price: $180 | Member Price: $171

27

Apr

15

Jun

Art FUN-damentals Studio 6th-12th

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Saturday

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

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This class is for students wishing to find or enhance their fundamental art skills of drawing, painting and three-dimensional art through personal responses to project lessons emphasizing the elements of art and principles of design. Saturdays - 8 classes

April 27 - June 15 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)
6th-12th
12-17
Saturday
Lee Ball
General Price: $240 | Member Price: $228

27

Apr

15

Jun

Ballet & Lyrical

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Saturday

Class Time: 01:30 PM- 02:30 PM

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Students will be introduced to the basics of movement, musicality, ballet vocabulary, and technique in a fun environment that fosters growth and development of their personal strengths. Saturdays - 8 classes

April 27 - June 15 (01:30 pm-02:30 pm)
4th-8th
9-12
Saturday
Maureen Lawler
General Price: $120 | Member Price: $114

29

Apr

10

Jun

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens

Grades: 9th- 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: Mondays - 6 classes. 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, (no class on 5/27), 6/3, 6/10

Instructor Barbara Kessler

April 29 - June 10 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-100
Monday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

08

Jul

12

Jul

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing I

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

July 08 - July 12 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

29

Jul

02

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing II

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

05

Aug

09

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing III

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

12

Aug

16

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing IV

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247