Classes for Children

2016 FALL 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 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.
 

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Instructor:  Christie Scott
SESSION ONE: for ages 6-8:  Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 3:30-5:30 pm
SESSION TWO: for ages 8-12: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:30-5:30 pm
$35 (includes materials, although participants are welcome to bring in special additions to their creations should they want to do so.)
Spend one afternoon a week after school in October designing and creating your Halloween costume. Do you want to be a robot? A fairy? A pirate? Iron Man? A ghost? Spooky or kooky, let’s bring your dream costume to life together. We will draw our ideas, figure out how to make them and construct them in the weeks before all hallows eve!

After School Art
SESSION ONE: Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30-5:15 pm
SESSION TWO:  Fridays, November 4, 11, 18, December 1, 3:30-5:15
Instructor:  Becky Bense
Ages:  7-11
Tuition:  $32 for each four week session, includes all materials
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!

Teens Art in the Studio
Session One:  Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:30-5:15pm
Session Two:  Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 2, 3:30-5:15
Instructor:  Becky Bense
Ages:  12- Teens
Tuition:  $32 for each four week session, includes all materials
This teens after school art group will work on developing skills and taking art projects to the next level.  Each session will explore different art materials and art topics giving kids both guidance and freedom of exploration to create interesting and engaging art pieces.  From watercolor to acrylic paints to charcoal and inks each week will bring new materials and new projects for participating teens.  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.

Thanksgiving Parade
Instructor: Christie Scott
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3:30-5:30
Tuition:  $35
Ages 9-13
Did you know that Thanksgiving was made a national holiday by a Newport Native Sarah Josepha Hale?  What is the best part of Thanksgiving? It’s all about food, fun and family. Let’s design and build a Newport Thanksgiving day float in the weeks before Thanksgiving after school! The bigger the better, we will build it out of paper mache and have our own parade!

LEGO WeDo2.0 Design
Instructors: Barry & Deb Connell
Mondays, November 7, 14, 21 & 28 & December 5, 3:30-5pm
Tuition: $45
Ages:  7-12, maximum enrollment of 12 kids
*This group will take place in our 15 Main St. studio location
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
Session One:  October 14, 21, 28
Session Two:   November, 4, 11, 18- Holiday music from around the World Themed
Session Three: December, 2, 9, 16- Holiday music from around the World Themed
Location: 15 Main Street, Newport, NH
Ages: 0 – 5 children with a caregiver (between 6 and 12 children in the class)
Tuition: (for three-week session): $25.00 for caregiver & one child, $10 for each additional child in family. We recommend signing up for the full session if possible * pre-registration is highly encouraged for the Holiday music sessions. 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.