Barn Quilt Workshop

Sat. Nov. 11th - Create a gorgeous Barn Quilt to display on your house or barn!

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SCHOLARSHIPS are available for Kids!

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We will soon be enrolling for FALL 2017!  Check back with us!

*Scholarships are available.* – Please inquire.

  • TO REGISTER: 1) DROP IN OR CALL – Call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040 or stop by during gallery hours (Tues-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-2pm) Your registration is complete when we have received your competed registration form, as well as payment for the class.2) PRINT & MAIL a registration form with your check.  Download the CHILD REGISTRATION FORM.  3)  REGISTER ONLINE NOW by clicking the link below.

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.  The 2017 Scholarship Fund is generously supported by the Library Arts Center’s Endowment for Arts Education, and generous individuals in the community.

**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. 

MEMBER DISCOUNT:  Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes.  When registering online, use the code “MEMBER”

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 and specify that you would like to be added to the children’s classes list.

Summer Classes for KIDS 2017

A series of enriching and affordable classes and workshops for children, for ages: infant - teen
(See a full list of class descriptions below table.)
Class NameInstructorAge RangeDatesDays & TimesTuition
Library Arts Center
Members receive
a 10% discount on
studio classes.
Click HERE to find out
more about becoming a MEMBER.
Ongoing - through Fall 2017 (No class in Sept.
Music with FriendsJulie Lovefor Infants, Toddlers, & PreschoolersNo classes in Sept.
Classes begin again Oct. 6, 2017!
Friday Mornings
$32, per four-week session
Week of July 10-14, 2017
Monet: Meet the Master PainterPatti WarrenAges 8 & upJuly 10-14Monday-Friday
Week of July 17-21, 2017
Tie Dye Style Polymer ClayCaitlin Mauser RoweAges 4-7July 18 & July 20Tuesday & Thursday
Shrinky-Dink Goes High Fashion!Laura Jean WhitcombKids & Adults welcomeJuly 19Wednesday
Flower Power Canvas PaintingMargaret DwyerAges 8 & upJuly 21Friday
Flower PressMargaret DwyerAges 8 & upJuly 21Friday
Week of July 24-28
Basket Weaving Ray LagasseAges 10 - TeenJuly 24-28Monday-Friday
BUGS!Margaret DwyerAges 5-8July 26Wednesday
9:30am-12 noon
Week of July 30-Aug. 4
Tie Dyed SneakersPatti WarrenAges 10 & upAug. 1Tuesday
Fun with Ukes!Emily DiPadovaAges 8 & upAug. 2 & 3Wednesday & Thursday
$50, includes all materials, including a real live ukulele!
Balloon BowlsCatherine JoynerAges 8 & upAug. 4Friday
Week of Aug. 7-11
Lego RoboticsDeb & Barry ConnellAges 7-12Aug. 7-11Monday-Friday
GOOP!Catherine JoynerAges 6 & upAug. 8-11Tuesday-Friday
Groovy Color BlendingCatherine JoynerAges 6-12Aug. 11Friday
Week of Aug. 14-18
MasksCaitlin Mauser RoweAges 9-12Aug. 15-17Tuesday-Thursday
Adventure ArtCatherine JoynerAges 7-12Aug. 15-18Tues.-Fri.
Under the SeaCatherine JoynerAges 4-8Aug. 18Friday
Week of Aug. 21-25
Colorful Collage Paper GardensFran HuotAges 5-8Aug. 22,23,24Tuesday-Thursday
Selfie "Hippie" Paper DollsMargaret DwyerAges 8 & upAug. 22Tuesday
Bubble ArtMargaret DwyerAges 6 & upAug. 23Wednesday
Peter Max MuralsMargaret DwyerAges 8 & upAug. 24Thursday
Recycled AccessoriesCatherine JoynerAges 8 & upAug. 25Friday
Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Paper Milkshake!Fran HuotAges 8-12Aug. 29,30,31Tuesday-Thursday

MUSIC WITH FRIENDS                                                                               

Instructor:  Julie Love
Fridays, 10-10:45am
*THIS CLASS WILL BE TAKING A BRIEF RECESS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPT. 2017… classes will resume on Fri. Oct. 6th!
ONGOING  (four-week session): $32.00 for caregiver & one child (per four-week session), $10 for each additional child
Location: 15 Main Street, Newport, NH
Ages: 0 – 5 children with a caregiver (between 6 and 12 children in the class)
We recommend signing up for the full session if possible * pre-registration is highly encouraged. For those unable to attend the full session, note that drop-ins are welcome $10 a class for one child and caregiver + $5 for each additional 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.

Monet:  Meet the Master Painter

Instructor:  Patti Warren
Ages: 8 plus
Dates and Times: Monday, July 10-Friday 14, 10-11:30am
Fee: $30, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Learn about this famous French painter known for extraordinary color and his impressionistic style.  Create multiple art projects inspired by his artwork using a variety of art materials from paint and canvas, to less traditional, experimental materials.  Leave with a collection of projects, an understanding of the art history of Monet, and developed painting skills.

Tie Dye Style Polymer Clay

Instructor: Caitlin Mauser Rowe
Ages: 4-7
Dates and Times: Tuesday, July 18 & Thursday, July 20, 9-10:30
Fee $20, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Make tie dye style coasters, necklaces and magnets all out of fabulous, colorful polymer clay in this groovy summer art project!  Leave the last day with three finished projects filled with color and imagination as well as the know–how and skills to make more at home!

Shrinky-Dink Goes High Fashion

Instructor: Laura Jean Whitcomb
Ages: kids and adults are all welcome to this class!
Dates and Times: Wednesday, July 19, 6-8pm
Fee: $5, includes all materials.
Description:  Remember Shrinky-Dinks?  This fabulous shrinking art material has had a resurgence that has made its way all the way the Arts Center!  Have fun cutting and coloring in shapes, shrinking them down in the toaster oven and beading them up into funky necklaces.  Bring friends, bring kids and join in on this multi-generational, nostalgic art project.

Flower Power Canvas Painting

Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 8 and older
Dates and Times: Friday, July 21, 9am-12noon
Fee: $20, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Groove out in the studio in this fun 1960s inspired art class.  Create large- scale acrylic paintings on stretched canvas of 1960s inspired flowers.  Leave this fun class with a large finished, colorful flower power painting ready to hang on your walls at home.

Flower Press

Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 8 and older
Dates and Times: Friday, July 21, 1-4
Fee:  $20, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Build your own wooden flower press, decorate your press with acrylic paints, spray paint, ferns and leaves as stencils culminating in truly one of a kind and artful flower presses. Forage outside the studio to collect leaves and blossoms to start in your press, so you leave class with a stylish, and unique flower press with which to turn summer flower blossoms into colorful art materials.

Basket Weaving

Instructor:   Ray Lagasse
Ages: 10-teen
Dates and Times: Monday, July 24- Friday July 28, 1-2:30 each day
Fee: $50, includes all materials.  Max # of 8 students
Weave your own basket with League of NH Craftsman and master basket maker Ray Lagasse in this fun studio class.  Work a little each day on this project, and leave the studio Friday with a completed, heirloom quality basket of your own.    When registering, sign up to make either a pack basket, a laundry basket or a wool gathering basket.  (Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 w/ leather handles and a wooden bottom, Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles Pack Basket 7x14x18 (or smaller to fit child) basket form with straps). 


Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 5-8
Dates and Times: Wednesday, July 26, 9:30am-12noon
Fee: $17, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Summer is here and the bugs are out!  Create your own giant bugs from your imagination using an array of art materials and large format paper.  Bugs will come to life with your layers of color and patterns.  Drawing, painting, stamping and more will all come together to help you create your one of a kind giant bug! 

Tie Dyed Sneakers

Instructor:   Patti Warren
Ages: 10 and up
Dates and Times:  Tuesday, August 1, 2-3:30pm
Fee: $10.    Max # of 12 studentsBring a pair of white canvas sneakers (any style or brand, whatever you like) and transform them into tie dyed summer kicks with a process using inks and rubbing alcohol!

Fun with Ukes!

Instructor:   Emily DiPadova
Ages: 8 and up, Teenagers welcome!!
Dates and Times: Wednesday and Thursday, August 2 and 3, 11m- 1pm
Fee: $50, includes all materials (including a real live ukulele!).  Max # of 10 students
Feeling high-strung? Well, come mellow out with our ukulele decoration and music class. Spend one day painting and decorating a ukulele just for you! Then come back when it’s dry for a day of learning strumming and basic chords – you’ll be a pro in no time! Teenagers welcome!!

Balloon Bowls

Instructor:  Cat Joyner
Ages: 8 and up
Dates and Times: Friday, August 4, 9:30-11am
Fee $8, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Create a colorful and decorative dish using only a balloon, confetti, and modge podge!

Lego Robotics

Instructor: Barry & Deb Connell
Ages:  7-12, maximum enrollment of 12
Dates and Times: Monday-Friday, August 7-11 , 9:30-11:30am
Fee: $35, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Join other young designers to create Milo, the science rover.  This LEGO workshop integrates science, engineering, technology, and computing.   Participants will work in teams to collaborate and design solutions to challenge problems in a fun environment that sparks curiosity.  If you have taken this before, know that Mr. & Mrs. Connell will offer differentiated instruction to meet all participants right where they are to keep the group as engaging and challenging as possible. 


Instructor:   Cat Joyner
Ages: 6 and up
Dates and Times: Tuesday – Friday, August 8-11, 2-4pm
Fee: $25, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Where art and scientific experimentation come together!  Make your own squishy, slimy, colorful creations. Explore crazy textures with oobleck, moon sand, play dough and even silly putty-style slime! Concoct a new goop creation each day!

Groovy Color Blending

Instructor:  Cat Joyner
Ages: 6-12
Dates and Times: Friday, August 11, 9:30-11am
Fee: $8, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
In this art class, you’ll get to experience crafty ways to tie dye a number of different materials –  from jelly bean art to wrapping paper, and even a galaxy in a jar!


Instructor:   Caitlin Mauser Rowe
Ages: 9-12
Dates and Times: Tuesday- Thursday, August 15-17, 9:00-11:00am each day
Fee: $30, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students each day.
Paper Mache a mask using your own face as the mold!  A mask allows you to imagine you are anything or anyone- from an animal to a fanciful creature to a super hero- choose what you want your mask to become and with paints, embellishments, jewels and more you will personalize your mask into your very own art piece.

Adventure Art

Instructor:   Cat Joyner
Ages: 7-12
Dates and Times: Tuesday – Friday, August 15-18, 2-4
Fee: $25, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students.
Adventure Art! – Each day we will go outside on a short nature walk, then come back to the Library Arts Center to make art with, or inspired by, things we discovered that day. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.

Under the Sea

Instructor:  Cat Joyner
Ages: 4-8
Dates and Times: Friday, August 18, 9:30-11am
Fee:  $8, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students.
Under the Sea!  From Mermaids to Pirate Ships and sunken treasure-create magical underwater scenes and do crayon and watercolor relief to create beautiful, large-scale paintings with personality all while listening to the soundtrack to the Little Mermaid and other aquatic musical revelry.

Colorful Collage Paper Gardens

Instructor:  Fran Huot
Ages 5-8
Dates and Times:  Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday, August  22, 23 & 24, 9am-12noon
Fee: $20, includes all materials.  Max of 10 students.
We will use inspiration from real summer flowers to create our own collage paper gardens or bouquets!  Students will use a variety of art supplies, as well as tissue paper, coffee filters and recycled materials such as egg cartons and bottle caps to create unique collage gardens, teeming with butterflies & insects, with a variety of colors & textures.  Each class will also include readings of garden-themed books at snack time–bring a snack & water bottle.

Selfie “Hippie” Paper Dolls

Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 8 and older
Dates and Times: Tuesday, August 22, 1-4pm
Fee: $20 includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
This isn’t your grandma’s paper doll here!  Start with taking selfies, and those will get printed out and will become the base “doll.” Then, create outfits out of paper, and other artful inclusions, based on the fashion of the 1960s- including bell bottoms, tie dye, fringe vests, peace sign jewelry etc. all while grooving out to tunes from the 1960s.

Bubble Art

Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 6 and older
Dates and Times: Wednesday, August 23, 1-4pm
Fee: $20, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Make and decorate your own arty bubble wands, and learn to make your own extra bubbly bubble mixture.  Then have fun with bubbles.  Weather permitting this group will move from the studio to the back lawn to create bubble magic on a big scale, including wading pools and hula hoops! 

Peter Max Murals

Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Ages: 8 and older
Dates and Times: Thursday, August 24, 1-4pm
Fee: $20, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Work on large scale murals with a 1960s, psychogenic twist! Learn about the 1960s artist Peter Max and create your own black and white mural!  Take your mural home with you, ready to hang on a large wall as is, or hang and start coloring it in like a huge mural sized coloring book page you created!

Recycled Accessories

Instructor:  Cat Joyner
Ages: 8 and up
Dates and Times: Friday, August 25, 9:30-11am
Fee: $8, includes all materials.  Max # of 12 students
Enjoy a morning of making super hero cuffs, bracelets, headbands, and other neat wearables – all made from household items!

Paper Milkshake!

Instructor:  Fran Huot
Ages: 8-12
Dates and Times:  Tuesday Wednesday, & Thursday, August 29, 30, 31, 9am-12 noon
$30, includes all materials.  Max of 10 students.
Have you ever wondered how paper is made?  We will experiment making our OWN paper by creating colorful paper pulp in a BLENDER!  This messy wonder will produce sheets of handmade paper that we will use to make art pieces or note cards, while we enjoy REAL milkshakes on the last day of class.