Classes for Children

  2015 FALL/WINTER OFFERINGSPrintmaking Class in the Arts Center Studio

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

Download the Child Class Registration Form.

**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 lac [at] nhvt [dot] net and specify that you would like to be added to the children’s classes list.

Music with Friends —  NEW *HOLIDAY* Session Starts December 4th!MWF1
Fridays, Dec. 4th, 11th, & 18th 10-10:45am
Instructor:  Julie Love
Ages: 0 – 5 children with a caregiver (between 6 and 12 children in the class)
Tuition: (for  three-week class): $27.00 for caregiver & one child, $7 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 with a special focus on holiday music from around the world!   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 meet at the Library Arts Center’s new annex location at 15 Main Street in downtown Newport.


After School Art Fridays – New Session Starts Dec. 4th!After School Art Image
Dates and Times:  Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, & 18, 3:30-5:15pm
Instructor:  Becky Bense
Ages:  7-12
Tuition:  $21, for three classes
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!


Margaret Dwyer Elf on a ShelfMake Your Own Keepsake Elf on a Shelf
Dates: Saturday, December 5, 1-4:30pm
Tuition: $38 (includes all materials)
(5 student minimum, 10 student maximum)
This class is for adults or an adult and with a child
Description: Create a new holiday tradition by making your own Elf on a Shelf sure to please for generations!  Participants will create individualized Christmas Elves with wool with accents of peppermint swirls, snow flakes and candy canes… the possibilities are endless.  Leave the class with your own handmade elf ready for gifting, or ready to add creative cheer to your own holiday tradition.


Ornament Making Saturdays
Saturdays in December, 10:30 through 12:30 the studio will be open for ornament making!  Drop in any time to create your own handmade and artful Christmas tree ornament.  $5 per participant, both children and adults are welcome to participate.

Drop your kids off to make an ornament while you shop upstairs at Gallery of Gifts, or do your shopping and then drop in downstairs yourself to make a handmade gift!

No need to pre-register for this drop in ornament making.  Each week will have a different ornament, so come one week, or each week!


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