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Arts Education

What Sets Us Apart

The 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.

On this page you will find our classes divided by department and grade level or adult. In addition, you can view all our classes via our interactive catalogs. If a class has started and you wish to join mid-session, please contact the HCA via email at info@hopartscenter.org

The HCA is always adding workshops and mini-series. To view all our current workshop offerings please visit our workshop web page here.

We have a full winter/spring 2024 session of your favorite programs in Ceramics, Dance, Music, Theater and the Visual Arts. Additional classes and workshops will be continually released. So, make sure to check back in when the creative juices start to flow!

TAKE A CLASS

Click on the Department and Age for a listing of classes in each category

Adults & Kids Grades 1 to 4

Instructor:

Hana Reilly

Grades:

Clay Creations: Adult & Child Handbuilding

Work side-by-side with your child and learn basic hand-building techniques such as slab, coil, and pinching while making both useful and decorative objects. Use your imagination to make and decorate items of your design.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | February 29 to April 4

Time:

$216.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$205.20

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Adults & Kids Grades 1 to 4

Instructor:

Cheska Komissar

Grades:

Clay Creations: Adult & Child Handbuilding

Work side-by-side with your child and learn basic hand-building techniques such as slab, coil and pinching while making both useful and decorative objects. Use your imagination to make and decorate items of your own design.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 11

Time:

$252.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$239.00

Price:

Grades 2 to 5

Instructor:

Cheska Komissar

Grades:

Clay Creations

Learn basic hand-building techniques such as slab, coil and pinching while making both useful and decorative objects. With teacher guidance, young kids will have the opportunity to use their imagination while making and decorating items of their own design.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dates:

Thursdays | April 25 to June 13

Time:

$288.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$273.60

Price:

Grades 6 to 8

Instructor:

Hana Reilly

Grades:

Ceramic Foundations

This foundational class will introduce students to basic ceramic techniques. Initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. More advanced students will continue to expand their skills in throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques while working on individual and instructor inspired creations.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 11

Time:

$252.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$239.40

Price:

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Class Catalogs

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Fall 2023 Class Catalog

Preschool

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Creative Dance (98 Hayden Rowe)

Through story telling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to age appropriate dance movement. Rhythm, coordination, and listening skills are developed in a playful, warm, and nurturing atmosphere, and our experienced HCA faculty work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance remains with each student for a lifetime.

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Preschool and pre-kindergarten

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Creative Dance & Ballet (Studio 34)

For students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2024 or 2025. Dance elements are developed with story telling, props, music, while creativity, spatial awareness and team work is emphasized in a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Our goal is to ensure a joy and appreciation of dance will remain with each student for a lifetime.

10 to 10:45 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Pre-kindergarten

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Pre Ballet (98 Hayden Rowe)

Pre Ballet expands on the elements and practices of Creative Dance. While dance elements are further developed, imagery, musicality, creative thinking, spatial awareness and team work continue to be emphasized in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays | February 7 to June 5

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Pre-kindergarten

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Pre Ballet (98 Hayden Rowe)

Pre Ballet expands on the elements and practices of Creative Dance. While dance elements are further developed, imagery, musicality, creative thinking, spatial awareness and team work continue to be emphasized in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Grade K to 1

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Ballet & Jazz 1 (98 Hayden Rowe)

Welcome to ballet! We begin with a 45-minute ballet lesson. The class aims to be an inspiring and imaginative class designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis is placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Students round out the hour with jazz dance. Isolations and cross floor progressions further develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is a wonderful and fun way to reinforce a strong dance foundation.

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | February 6 to June 4

Time:

$384.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$364.80

Price:

Grade K to 1

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Ballet & Jazz 1 (Studio 34)

Welcome to ballet! We begin with a 45-minute ballet lesson. The class aims to be an inspiring and imaginative class designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and proper French ballet terminology. An emphasis is placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through the use of props and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Students round out the hour with jazz dance. Isolations and cross floor progressions further develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is a wonderful and fun way to reinforce a strong dance foundation.

9 to 10 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$384.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$364.80

Price:

Grade 1 to 2

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Ballet & Jazz 2 (Studio 34)

For Fall 2023 2nd grade, as well as 1st graders that have at least two sessions of Ballet 1. We begin with a 45-minute ballet lesson. Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance improvisation where individual expression is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Students round out the hour with jazz dance. Isolations and cross floor progressions further develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is a wonderful and fun way to reinforce a strong dance foundation.

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Dates:

Thursdays | February 8 to June 6

Time:

$384.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$364.80

Price:

Grade 1 to 3

Instructor:

TAB

Grades:

Hip Hop I (98 Hayden Rowe)

Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Grade 4 to 6

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Hip Hop II (98 Hayden Rowe)

Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence while having a blast.

11:15 a.m to 12:00 noon

Dates:

Saturdays | February 3 to June 8

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Grade 5 to 6

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Ballet and Jazz 4 (98 Hayden Rowe)

We begin with a one hour ballet lesson. Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance improvisation where individual expression is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Students will then participate in a jazz dance lesson. Isolations, laterals, cross floor progressions, and beginner/intermediate combinations further develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is a wonderful and fun way to reinforce a strong dance foundation.

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Dates:

Thursdays | February 8 to June 6

Time:

$480.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$456.00

Price:

Grade 5 to 6

Instructor:

TBA

Grades:

Ballet and Jazz 4 (Studio 34)

We begin with a one hour ballet lesson. Students will work on skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, expression, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance improvisation where individual expression is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Students will then participate in a jazz dance lesson. Isolations, laterals, cross floor progressions, and beginner/intermediate combinations further develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is a wonderful and fun way to reinforce a strong dance foundation. Enrolling in two classes a week is recommended, and the option to enroll in more than two classes each week is available. Dress code is listed on our website. This class takes place at the HCA Annex, 34 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Dates:

Mondays | February 5 to June 10

Time:

$480.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$456.00

Price:

Pre-K to Grade 1

Instructor:

Paige Wynn

Grades:

Early Childhood Music

Through musical games, group sing-a-longs and hands-on activities, students will explore the basics of music, its expressive capability and its creation. In a fun and safe learning environment, we'll develop basic musical skills and foster broader development in each student including rhythm and memory.

10:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | April 27 to June 15

Time:

$140.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$133.00

Price:

K to Grade 2

Instructor:

Lauren Fay

Grades:

Singing & Movement

Come explore, develop, and build your musical abilities in a fun and safe space. We'll focus on singing, movement and plenty of musical games. Perfect for any child that loves to sing, dance, and move their bodies! New songs and moves will be explored each session.

5 to 6 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 11

Time:

$140.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$133.00

Price:

Grade 2 to 4

Instructor:

Mark Schiappucci

Grades:

Group Voice

For kids who LOVE to sing! Build confidence as a budding musician as you learn to sing in tune Learning to sing in tune. We'll work on musical concepts including melody, part singing, and harmony as we progress through the program. This class is a great way to introduce kids to a healthy, relaxed way of using their voice!

4 to 5 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays | April 24 to June 12

Time:

$160.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$152.00

Price:

Grade 4 to 6

Instructor:

Jeremy Bellion

Grades:

Youth Group Guitar

This class is an acoustic guitar basics course for first-time players! This class designed to familiarize new-comers to the guitar with all the tools necessary to start playing and practicing on their own, and also encourage them to pursue a passionate interest in guitar and music in general.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Dates:

Mondays | April 29 to June 10

Time:

$120.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$114.00

Price:

Grade 5 to 7

Instructor:

Mark Schiappucci

Grades:

Group Voice

Join this introductory class and learn the fundamentals of singing from breathing techniques to phrasing, diction, and matching pitch. We'll also explore elements of performing including emotional expression and physical stage presence. The collaborative atmosphere is perfect for beginners as it allows you to learn in a comfortable and stress-free setting.

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays | April 24 to June 12

Time:

$160.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$152.00

Price:

Pre-K to K

Instructor:

Katie Vennard

Grades:

Little Actors

This group class introduces your young actor to the art of theater performance. Students will engage in fun acting exercises and imaginative games that interpret a story that will be presented for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance, team building skills, and character development.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dates:

Fridays | April 26 to June 14

Time:

$160.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$152.00

Price:

Grade 1 to 3

Instructor:

Alyssa Surrette

Grades:

Story Book Theater

Join us for an interactive theatre experience! This fun, active introduction to creative drama, includes creative movement, imagination, drama games, activities, songs, and hands on crafts. Inspired by favorite children’s books, Storybook Theater will embark on a new adventure each session! A final showcase will be presented to families on the final day.

4 to 5 p.m.

Dates:

Mondays | April 29 toJune 10

Time:

$120.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$114.00

Price:

Grade 2 to 3

Instructor:

Alyssa Surrette

Grades:

The Story Goes On Presents: The Lion King

Join us for a continuation of Story Book Theater's interactive theatre experience! The Story Goes on will also take a journey through our favorite stories, but students learn how to apply theatrical principles and structure to our adventures and explorations. There will be lots of games and activities that assist in building our story together. A final showcase will be presented to families on the final day.

Each session of The Story Goes On will focus on a new story. This class has a prerequisite of Story Book Theater.

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Dates:

Mondays | April 29 to June 10

Time:

$120.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$114.00

Price:

Grade 4 to 5

Instructor:

Morgan Fitzpatrick

Grades:

Actor's Playground: At the Movies!

This acting class is perfect for students wanting to grow their performance skills and those that want to dip their toes into the world of performance for film and movie-making. This session students will play, explore, develop a sense of community and teamwork, gain confidence in speaking, and create characters while they explore foundational acting skills through games, scene work, music and improvisation. They will then translate these to creating scenes for the camera. The final class will result in a short screening of the students' work over the semester.

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Dates:

Mondays | April 29 to June 10

Time:

$180.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$171.00

Price:

Grade 6 to 8

Instructor:

Katie Vennard & Rachel MacKenzie

Grades:

Middle School Theater Audition Intensive

Level up your audition skills in this weekly class designed for actors. Prepare for your next audition, whether it's over the summer or next fall, with classes dedicated to audition basics. Specialists in their fields will join to provide instruction in acting, music, and dance, and we'll review the fundamentals of interpreting a casting breakdown and audition etiquette. Leave this class with monologues, songs, and elevated dance skills ready to use at your next auditions.

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays | April 24 to June 12

Time:

$240.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$228.00

Price:

Grade K to 1

Instructor:

Judith Smith

Grades:

Art Adventures (Tues )

This popular HCA program is full of color and fun! Kids will create unique pieces of art that will involve the use of clay, paint and other fun materials. Each week's project will also provide an opportunity to connect the project back to a theme involving culture, history, math or science. Students can take this class multiple times and never repeat a project!

4 to 5 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 11

Time:

$140.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$133.00

Price:

Grade K to 1

Instructor:

Celeste Falcione

Grades:

Art Adventures (Sat)

This popular HCA program is full of color and fun! Kids will create unique pieces of art that will involve the use of clay, paint and other fun materials. Each week's project will also provide an opportunity to connect the project back to a theme involving culture, history, math or science. Students can take this class multiple times and never repeat a project! Please note: 90 minute class.

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Dates:

Saturdays | April 27 to June 15

Time:

$210.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$199.50

Price:

Grade 2 to 3

Instructor:

Beth Gismondi

Grades:

Art Explorers

This popular HCA program is full of color and fun! Kids will create unique pieces of art that will involve the use of 3D materials, paint and other fun supplies. Each week's project will also provide an opportunity to connect the project back to a theme involving culture, history, math or science. Students will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by those artists.

4 to 5 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 2 to June 4

Time:

$160.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$152.00

Price:

Grade 2 to 5

Instructor:

Judith Smith

Grades:

Cartooning Club

Master the style you desire to doodle in! Join the Cartoon Club for a fun and creative chance to become a well-rounded artist. We'll survey the works of several great artists and study their forms and lines. Discover the tools of the trade, and how to perfect simple perspective and anatomy.

5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 11

Time:

$140.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$133.00

Price:

Grade 4 to 5

Instructor:

Beth Gismondi

Grades:

Fine Arts Academy

This is one of the HCA's most popular programs because it covers a little bit of everything relating to art making. Drawing, watercolors, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, 3D art, and pen and ink. Each week we will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by those artists.

5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 2 to June 4

Time:

$184.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$174.80

Price:

Grade 6 to 8

Instructor:

Meredith Fitzgerald

Grades:

Cartoons and Comics

Designed for young artists who want to tell a story with text and images, this popular program invites students to explore cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Each week we will work on drawing skills as we create character sheets, single panel cartoons, and comic strips.

5 to 6 p.m.

Dates:

Wednesdays | April 3 to June 5

Time:

$160.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$152.00

Price:

Grade 6 to 8

Instructor:

Laurie Leavitt

Grades:

Fine Arts Academy

This is one of the HCA's most popular programs because it covers a little bit of everything relating to art making. Drawing, watercolors, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, 3D art, and pen and ink. Each week we will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by those artists.

4 to 6:00 p.m.

Dates:

Thursdays | April 4 to May 30

Time:

$320.00

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$304.00

Price:

Adult

Instructor:

Laura Michel

Grades:

Flow & Restore Yoga

Take some time for yourself in this gentle, heart opening flow class. We will practice postures designed to heal the body and calm the mind. Class will include a seated/supine warm up, a short standing sequence, and a restorative finish.

12:15 to 1:15 pm

Dates:

Tuesdays | February 6 to April 2

Time:

$125

Insider-Plus Member Price:

118.75

Price:

Adult

Instructor:

Laura Michel

Grades:

Flow & Restore Yoga

Take some time for yourself in this gentle, heart opening flow class. We will practice postures designed to heal the body and calm the mind. Class will include a seated/supine warm up, a short standing sequence, and a restorative finish.

12:15 to 1:15 pm

Dates:

Tuesdays | April 30 to June 4

Time:

$108

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$102.80

Price:

Age 16+

Instructor:

Wendy Gabriel

Grades:

Monthly Meditation (Mornings)

Join us for our new Monthly Meditation Circles with Wendy Gabriel, Growth and Empowerment Coach, Reiki Master, and Wellness Studio owner, as she introduces you to the basics of meditation, including the health benefits of starting a meditation practice. Wendy will introduce you to your Chakras (energy centers) and lead you on an hour-long guided meditation each month. You will leave feeling relaxed, renewed, and balanced. Joining us each month will help instill the continuity necessary to start your regular meditation practice.

10 to 11 a.m.

Dates:

Monthly, March 20 to June 12

Time:

$99

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$94.50

Price:

Age 16+

Instructor:

Wendy Gabriel

Grades:

Monthly Meditation (Evenings)

Join us for our new Monthly Meditation Circles with Wendy Gabriel, Growth and Empowerment Coach, Reiki Master, and Wellness Studio owner, as she introduces you to the basics of meditation, including the health benefits of starting a meditation practice. Wendy will introduce you to your Chakras (energy centers) and lead you on an hour-long guided meditation each month. You will leave feeling relaxed, renewed, and balanced. Joining us each month will help instill the continuity necessary to start your regular meditation practice.

7 to 8 p.m.

Dates:

Monthly, March 26 to June 11, 2024

Time:

$99

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$94.50

Price:

Adult

Instructor:

Laura Michel

Grades:

Yoga for Better Posture and Mobility

Start your day off right with a gentle but effective yoga class. We will balance out the major muscle groups in order to improve posture, mobility and overall well being. Each session will include moderate stretching and strengthening exercises for the entire body. All levels of experience are welcome but the class is geared towards students over 50 years young!

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Dates:

Thursdays, March 20 to April

Time:

$54

Insider-Plus Member Price:

$51.50

Price:

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