Classes for Children

2016 WINTER & SPRING OfferingsPrintmaking Class in the Arts Center Studio

To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.


**PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class.
Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Library Arts Center has a Studio Scholarship Fund for children.  If you would like information on how to receive a full or partial scholarship for your child or if you are interested in donating to this fund please click here.

All new classes will be posted to this page.  If you would like to be added to our “Classes Email List” to be the first to know about upcoming classes, please email info @ libraryartscenter . org and specify that you would like to be added to the children’s classes list.

Music with Friends MWF1
Fridays, 10-10:45am
SESSION ONE:  Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
SESSION TWO: Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4
Instructor: Julie Love Ages: 0 – 5 children with a caregiver (between 6 and 12 children in the class)
Tuition: (for four-week class): $35.00 for caregiver & one child, $10 for each additional child in family We recommend signing up for the full session if possible. For those unable to attend the full session, note that drop-ins are welcome $10 a class for child and caregiver, and $5 for each child in that family. 
Description: Experience making music with your children & friends in this class designed for young children and their caregivers. Music will come to life as everyone Sings, Dances, Drums & Claps for Fun, experimenting with voices, instruments & movement with the wonderful Julie Love! 

UPDATE:  This session of Music with Friends will continue to meet at the Library Arts Center’s new annex location at 15 Main Street in downtown Newport.

After School Art Fridays After School Art Image
Current Session: Fridays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19th, 3:30-5:15pm 
Next Session: Fridays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 &22, 3:30-5:15pm
Instructor: Becky Bense
Ages: 7-12 Tuition: $49–includes materials and all 7 sessions
End the school week with a creative studio art experience! Each session will explore different art materials and art topics giving kids both guidance and freedom of exploration to create masterpieces each week. From watercolor to acrylic paints to charcoal and inks each week will bring exciting new art projects for participating young artists. Becky’s studio classes are welcoming and fun while also offering great arts instruction and encouragement. Join the fun, develop your art skills and create great art!

After School Valentines-Making Party
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Tuesday, February 9, 3:30-5:30pm

Tuition: $12
Description: Create handmade valentines from an incredible collection of papers, stamps, paints, paper cutting punches, glitter, ephemera and more! With the bounty of creative materials provided, and ideas provided by the teacher, each participant will leave with unique and truly one-of-a-kind valentines for close friends and family. While creating your valentines, enjoy a fun Valentines party as well with themed afterschool snacks and all. Please let us know at registration if your child has any food allergies.

Needle felted Animals
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, February 20, 9am-12noon
Tuition: $25
Ages: teens and adults
Description: Create charming little three dimensional animal characters by felting wool.  Learn the basics of needle felting, as well
as felting tips and tricks to create a one of a kind little animal of your
choosing.  Choose from a beautiful selection of wools in every color imaginable and enjoy a fun morning in the
studio.  Leave with your palm-sized animal as well as the ability and skill to make more on your own.

Hand Felted Purses
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, February 20, 1-5pm
Tuition: $39
Ages:  teens and adults
Description: Use a variety of felting methods to create your own felted purse complete with unique pizazz and your personal style. The class is designed to engage both beginner and more advanced felters in a colorful winter project. Leave the studio with a complete purse, and the felting skills and know-how to create more felted fashion pieces on your own. Choose from a vast array of felt roving and sheets in every color as well as fun buttons for closures.

Winter Vacation Art Camp
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Monday- Friday, February 22-26, 1-4pm
Ages:  7-12
Tuition: $22 each day, $90 for the full week. 
Description: Add some fun studio art time to your vacation week!
Sign up for individual days, or the full week.  Each day will feature a different fun art project complete with a huge variety of wonderful art supplies, great art instruction as well as time to create unique projects. 
Monday: Miniatures in Polymer Clay-every color of clay imaginable, create
incredible minis
Tuesday:  Pop-Up Artist Book Making– SO cool, learn how to make flat drawings
pop up 3-D
Wednesday: Experimental Painting
When science and art meet it gets messy and colorful!
Thursday: Silk Screening– a wicked cool must try, so fun, how T-shirt designs , posters and cards are printed
Friday: Paperdolls– first we take a picture of you & you make it into your paper “doll”, then you create incredible clothes and costumes – go super hero, glam, goof ball- whatever you like- with the “outfits” to try on the mini you!

After School Easter Eggs
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 8, 3:30-5:30pm
Ages: 7-12   Tuition: $18
Description: Decorate eggs that will last for years as special holiday keepsakes. This is a mixed media class, so kids will have access to all sorts of artists papers, craft tissues in all colors, yarns and fibers and more. Make as many eggs as time allows. 3D decorative techniques will be demonstrated along with a color changing yarn application and collage to help kids get inspired to create totally unique and artful Easter eggs!

Faberge Polymer Easter Egg-Making
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Wednesday, March 9, 3:30-5:30pm
Tuition: $22     Ages: 8+
Description: Create an incredible Easter egg from colorful clays and adorn it with jewels, metallic powders, beads and other decorative materials that emulate the rich surfaces of traditional Faberge eggs. When the egg is finished, we will create a beaded hanger and tassel from which it will hang.

Beaded Garden Bracelets
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, May 7, 10am-2pm 
Tuition: $38
Ages: teens and adults
Description: Create a stunning flower and leaf adorned garden bracelet in celebration of warmer months to come. Margaret will supply the class with a vast selection of beautiful glass beads, colored cords and bracelet closures. Leave the class with a one-of-a-kind floral garden bracelet to keep for yourself or give as a gift, as well as the skills and know how to make more at home.  

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