Classes for Children

2017 SPRING Offerings  

  • 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 2016 Scholarship Fund is generously supported by Newport Rotary, 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 info @ libraryartscenter . org and specify that you would like to be added to the children’s classes list.


Printmaking:  Collagraph…Calla, Calla Callawhaaat?

Instructor:  Christie Scott
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21,& 28, 3:30-4:30
Tuition: $30
Ages:  7-11
*This group will take place in our 58 N. Main St. Studio
Learn the fun of printmaking techniques, like collagraph (printing using cardboard collages),printing with erasers and found objects and mono printing (making one of a kind stamps with, well, just about anything). Printmaking is a fun artform where you build your own stamps or plates, use inks and paints and go to town making art piece after colorful art piece, experimenting as you go.

Winter into Spring Art on Main Street
Instructor:  Christie Scott
Thursdays , 2-4pm March and April
Tuition: $5 a session for a child and caregiver, $3 for each additional child in a family
Ages:  children 4-7, with a caregiver
Location:  15 Main Street, Newport
This drop-in art class will be fun for little ones and their caregivers!  Each week will be a different art project, so come when you can and jump into this creative fun for families with young artists.  Projects will develop art skills, build community for our youngest artists and their caregivers and most importantly will spark imagination and the joy of creating for the whole family.  Projects are geared towards students ages 4-7, but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend.   No need to preregister, just sign in and pay when you come!  Please note: This is  not a drop-off class.  Parents and caregivers should remain with children for the duration of the class.

LEGO WeDo2.0 Design
Instructors: Barry & Deb Connell
Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19,  3:30-5pm
Tuition: $35
Ages:  7-12, maximum enrollment of ten students
*This group will take place in our 58 N. Main St. Studio
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.

MUSIC WITH FRIENDS                                                                               
Instructor:  Julie Love
Fridays, 10-10:45am
FANTASTIC FEBRUARY!  February  3, 10, 17, 24  (four-week session): $32.00 for caregiver & one child, $10 for each additional child
MARCH INTO MARCH!  March 10,
 17, 24, 31  (four-week session): $32.00 for caregiver & one child, $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.