TO REGISTER for CLASSES in the Arts Center Studio:

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 FORM HERE.
3) REGISTER ONLINE NOW at the link below.

Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. Scholarships for children’s classes are available; please inquire.  * MEMBERS: Take 10% off your total registration by using code:MEMBER

*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.

Winter Wonders Vacation-Week Art Camp

Monday through Friday, February 25th – March 1st, 1 – 4pm
Instructors: Christie Scott and Becky Bense
Tuition: $50, includes all five sessions and all materials.
**10% discount if you sign up before February 15. (If registering online, use discount code EARLYBIRD)

The Dynamic Art teacher duo Christie Scott and Becky Bense bring their joy for art and teaching to Winter Wonders Arts and Crafts camp! Designed to engage children ages 7 to 13, each afternoon, campers will have 2 – 3 stations of possible projects and ideas that will inspire them to create their own wonders each day! Campers will have the opportunity to explore various materials and techniques depending on their interests.The theme is Winter and we have gobs of “cool” wintery ideas like watercolor paintings of snowflakes made with a glue resist, tooth pick sculptures, mixed media collage interpretation of favorite songs, winter landscapes and a fun group project to be displayed in the studio.

Afterschool Art on Fridays

March classes will focus on Owls! 
Friday, March 8-29 3:30pm to 5pm
Ages 8 to 12
Library Arts Studio, 58 N. Main Street
Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuition $35, sibling discounts available, scholarships available as well; inquire for details. 
(**If registering online for siblings, use discount code SIBLING)

March 8 – We will create a couple of owls – one in flight and standing still using cut paper and glue. WHOOT is in with us?
March 15– Will find us creating Owls with string and glue and paint. SCREECH-ing good time here!
March 22– We will begin a paper mache’ owl and while the layers are drying we will create Owl artist trading cards, You Saw-wet here first!
March 29– Continuing our paper mache’ owls using a variety of materials to finish our designs. Feathers, beads, Snowy owl left unturned…

Classes will run every Friday (except April 26th due to Art Camp) through May 31st- Every 4 weeks we will change our theme: April will be the fox, and May, the bear.

April Session (Theme: Foxes!) – (four weeks) APRIL 5 – MAY 3
May Session (Theme: Bears!) – (four weeks) MAY 10- 31

Please plan to send a NUT-FREE snack -we have aprons but changing into art clothes prior to attending may be prudent!

Sign up today! Please let the office know if your young person has any specials needs or allergies while registering. If you have any questions or concerns you can also reach Becky at


Family Art Nights

Facilitator:  Stacey Hammerlind of SAU 43
Tuesdays (once a month) 5:30 – 7:30pm
— Drop-ins are welcome!
Location: Library Art Center Studio:  58 N. Main St, Newport

CANCELED -Feb. 12VALENTINES!  Cards, Buttons & Gifts.
March 12 – TBA
April 9 – PEEPS DIORAMAS! – Create a work of art to enter into the Library Arts Center Peeps Diorama Contests! Categories include adult, children or family/group.
To Register or for Questions:  SAU43 Family and Community Coordinator    Call or text: 802-478-0844 oremail


CREATIVE FAMILIES! – After-School Drop-in

Please join us to create, create, create!
CANCELED – Wednesday, Feb. 13th  |  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Library Arts Center on Main  |  15 Main Street, Newport
Join us as we explore various art each month:  Drawing, Painting, Building, Sewing, Woodworking, Collage, Book-Making, Murals, MORE…

February THEME:  VALENTINES!  Cards, Buttons & Gifts.

All ages are welcome to participate! Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, but ALL parents & caregivers are encouraged to stay and participate.  (*For children 8 & up who are being dropped off, a parent/guardian will need to sign a registration/release form.)
Questions or to register:  (drop-ins welcome)
Contact SAU43 Family and Community Coordinator Stacey Hammerlind  |  call/text: 802-478-0844
A partnership of  SAU43 and the Library Arts Center


Music with Friends                                                                            

Instructor:  Julie Love
Friday Mornings, 10:00-10:45am 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.