CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

Spring + Summer Offerings for 2019

SPRING CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

Register your child for classes today!

NEW! SUMMER CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

Register your child for summer Camps + Classes today!

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.



SUMMER CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

* Full and Partial SCHOLARSHIPS are available.  Find out more, and call the Arts Center office to inquire. 603.863.3040

Summer Camps + Classes for KIDS 2019

A series of enriching and affordable camps, classes and workshops for children, for ages: infant - teen
(See a full list of class descriptions below table.) *Scholarships are available.
Class NameInstructorAge RangeDatesDays & TimesTuitionLocation
Library Arts Center
Members receive
a 10% discount on
studio classes.
Click HERE to find out
more about becoming a MEMBER.
Ongoing
Music with FriendsJulie Lovefor Infants, Toddlers, & PreschoolersONGOINGFriday Mornings
10-10:45am
$32, per four-week session15 Main St. Studio
Week of July 8-12, 2019
Lego Robotics (Session One: ages 11+)Barry & Deb ConnellAges 11&upJuly 8-12Monday-Friday
1-3pm
$5015 Main St. Studio
Week of July 15-19, 2019
Rev it Up!
Learn to use a Sewing Machine
Charen UrbanFor 4th - 6th gradersJuly 15-18Monday-Thursday
9:00am-12:00pm
$4015 Main St. Studio
Nuno Felted Wrist CuffCarla BoyingtonAges 7 & upJuly 15Monday
9:00am-12:00noon
$2058 N. Main St. Studio
Colorful Collage: A Study of Matisse and Scissor SafetyCaitlin Mauser RoweAges 3-5July 16Tuesday
9:00 - 10:30am
$1058 N. Main St. Studio
Painting with Kandinsky through Music & ColorCaitlin Mauser Rowe
Ages 5-7July 17Wednesday
9:00-11:00am
$1058 N. Main St. Studio
Hand-painted Silk ScarvesCarla Boyington
Ages 7 & upJuly 18Thursday
9:00am-12:00noon
$2558 N. Main St. Studio
Week of July 22-26
Rev it Up! Using a Sewing Machine: IntermediateCharen Urban
Ages 5th-8th GradersJuly 22-25Monday-Thursday
9:00am-12:00noon
$4015 Main St. Studio
Lego Robotics (Session Two: ages 7-10)Barry & Deb ConnellAges 7-10July 22-26Monday-Friday
1:15-3:15pm
$5015 Main St. Studio
Basket Making for Kids + TeensRay LagasseAges 11 - High SchoolJuly 22-26Saturday
1:00-2:30pm
$9058 N. Main St. Studio
Week of July 29-Aug. 2
Woodland Creatures Chris ScottAges 7 & upJuly 29-August 2Monday-Friday
9:00-11:00am
$5058 N. Main St. Studio
Week of Aug. 5-9
Drawing and Painting for TweensPatti WarrenAges 9-11Aug. 5-8Monday-Thursday
1:30-3:30pm
$4058 N. Main St. Studio
Counted Cross-Stitch for FunPam LaFountainAges 10-15Aug. 6 & 7Tuesday & Wednesday
10:00am-12noon
$2515 Main St. Studio
Bringing a World of Art to NewportColleen O'Connor
Ages 6 & upAug. 6-9Tuesday - Friday
9:30am-12:30pm
$4058 N. Main St. Studio
Week of Aug. 12-16
Painting Kindness Rocks for the GardenDebbie BatesAges 7 & upAug. 12Monday
10:00am-12noon
$1058 N. Main St. Studio
Sew Your Own Apron! (for Younger Kids)Ann St. Martin StoutAges 5 -9, with an adult caregiver Aug. 12Monday
10:00am-12:00 noon
$1015 Main St. Studio
Penny Rugs with FeltPam LaFountainAges 10-15Aug. 13 & 14Tuesday & Wednesday
10:00am-12:00 noon
$1515 Main St. Studio
Week of Aug. 19-23
Drawing at St. Gaudens Patti Warren and Debbie CampbellAges 10 and upAug. 20Tuesday
9:00am-1:00pm
$25 St. Gaudens National Historic Site—
Cornish, New Hampshire (Bring a bag lunch and meet at the park ticket gate)

Lego Robotics (Session One: ages 11+)

Instructors: Barry & Deb Connell  //  Ages:  11 and up  //  Tuition: $50
Mon.-Fri.  July 8-12  //  Times:  1pm -3pm
Location:  15 Main Street Studio
Legos go robots in this STEAM camp!
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.

Rev it Up!  Learn to use a Sewing Machine

Instructor: Charen Urban   //  Ages:  4-6 graders  //  Tuition: $40
Mon.-Thurs. July 15 -18  //  Times: 9am – 12pm  //  Location:  15 Main Street Studio
Learn to Rev Up a sewing machine and sew artistic creations
Learn how to rev up a sewing machine to sew and create your very own, unique sewn project!  This art camp will teach participants how to use a sewing machine, from threading and filling bobbins, to cutting out your patterns, piecing and ironing.  Get all the basics in this hands- on class.  Using these machines will be liberating and safe with the assistants of several seamstress volunteers.  Participants will leave with the know-how to use a sewing machine, as well as impressive, completed sewn projects.  Sewing machines and all other materials needed for class are provided for use during this class by the Library Arts Center.

Nuno Felted Wrist Cuff

Instructor: Carla Boyington  //  Ages: 7 and up  //  Tuition: $20
Mon. July 15  //  Time: 9am – 12pm  // Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Colorful wools and felted in to silks to create incredible artful bracelets! 
Nuno felting is the process of wet felting wool and fabric together. In this workshop you will use this method to merge wool and silk to create a one of a kind wrist cuff. This is a fun project and perfect for beginners, and everyone will leave with a really cool wearable art piece as well as skills to make more!

Colorful Collage: A Study of Matisse and Scissor Safety

Instructor: Caitlin Mauser Rowe  //  Ages: 3-5  //  Tuition: $10
Tues. July16  //  Time: 9:00 – 10:30am  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Learn about a master artist, learn to master scissors skills and create your own collage!
Come learn about Matisse and the art of collage.  Young artists will use a variety of papers and supplies to cut and glue their masterpieces.  Learning to use scissors safely and correctly is an important skill for any young student. In this class, young artists will create and take home a masterpiece that they have cut and glued!  Participants will also leave knowing all about Matisse, a master artist. 

Painting with Kandinsky through Music and Color

Instructor: Caitlin Mauser Rowe  //  Ages: 5 – 7  //  Tuition: $10
Wednesday, July 17  //  Times: 9am – 11am  // Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Music will fill the studio as young artists paint to the tunes in the style of this famous artist.
Even as a child, Kandinsky loved to paint music, sounds, and emotions through color.  After studying works of art by this famous abstract painter, young artists will create their own colorful paintings while listening to a variety of music.  Leave with gorgeous abstract paintings as well as an appreciation for music and how it connects to painting. 

Handpainted Silk Scarves

Instructor: Carla Boyington  //  Ages: 7 and up  //  Tuition: $25
Thurs. July 18  // Times: 9am – 12pm  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Vibrant paints and silk scarves create artful adornment and a great painting experience.
Have the opportunity to hand paint 2 silk scarves using fabric paint. Participants will first paint the background of the scarf and then add stamps for an added layer of design. This is a fun and creative project that’s a fun process, but also ends with beautiful finished wearable art pieces to use yourself, or give as gifts. 

Lego Robotics  (Session Two: ages 7-10)

Instructors: Barry & Deb Connell
Ages: 7 -10
Tuition: $50
Mon.-Fri. July 22-26
Times:  1:15pm -3:15pm
Location:  15 Main Street Studio
Legos go robots in this STEAM camp!
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.

Rev it Up!  Using a Sewing Machine – Intermediate

Instructor: Charen Urban  //  Ages:  5-8 graders  //  Tuition: $40
Mon.-Thurs. July 22 – 25 //  Times: 9am – 12pm  //  Location:  15 Main Street Studio
Build on your sewing skills: Rev Up a sewing machine and sew artistic creations.
Rev up a sewing machine to sew and create your very own, unique sewn projects!  This art camp will continue to teach participants how to use a sewing machine, from threading and filling bobbins, to cutting out your patterns, piecing and ironing.  Become more confident in your sewing abilities in this hands-on class.  Sewing machines and all other materials needed for class are provided for use during this class by the Library Arts Center.

Basket Weaving for Kids

Instructor: Ray Lagasse  //  Ages: 11 – high school  //  Tuition: $90
Mon.-Fri. July 22 – 26  //  Times: 1pm – 2:30pm  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Create an heirloom quality basket of your choosing in this super fun week long class.
In this week long workshop students can choose to make one of a variety of baskets including a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket (see other options at the link below). The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by Ray Lagasse. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Each Student will leave the workshop with the completed heirloom basket of his or her choosing. Registration will close a week before the class starts.  

Woodland Creatures

Instructor: Chris Scott   //  Ages: 7 and up  //  Tuition: $50
Mon.-Fri. Jul. 29 – Aug. 2  //  Times: 9am -11am  // Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Forest folklore comes to life in this creative exploration of all things from the woods.
The spirit and magic of the forest will be the theme of this camp. Learn about green men and women- of ancient folklore. We will be the kings and queens of summer while creating woodland creatures from all kinds of art materials.  We will also each create two faces for trees from air dry clay with eyes, nose and mouth, which when attached to a tree will bring the tree to life in the imagination.    One face will go home with you to attach to a tree at home, the other will be part of a community art project and will be on a tree in the downtown area for the summer! Join this celebration of all things forest and art!  International Volunteers for Peace will be in town this week, so we will have some fun, young helpers from all around the world in this camp, just to add to the excitement.

***CANCELED: Sewing Projects – Pillow Case and Tote Bag- for intermediate sewers

Bringing a World of Art to Newport

Instructor: Colleen O’Connor //  Ages: 6 and up  //  Tuition: $40
Tues. – Fri. Aug. 6 – 9  //  Times: 9:30AM – 12:30pm  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Art projects from around the world with studio helpers from… around the world!
This is a multicultural art class based on the countries that our Volunteers for “Bringing the World to Newport” come from.   “Bringing the World to Newport is an international Volunteers for Peace program.  Newport has hosted volunteers from Italy, Russia, France, Mexico and Germany among other places in the past and looks forward to doing the same this year. Art projects will feature a variety of styles, subjects and media well known from such places. Self-portraits like Italian Renaissance artists, Plein Air Painting from the French Impressionists, abstract painting in the style of Germany’s most colorful and famous painter, Paul Klee and traditional folk art, Palekh (small paintings from Russia), Papel Picado (Mexican paper flags) to name a few. Subjects could change depending on where our volunteers hail from.  International Volunteers for Peace will be in the studio this week, so we will have some fun, young helpers from the places focused on for art projects.  

Drawing and Painting for Tweens

Instructor: Patti Warren  //  Ages: ages  9  – 11  //  Tuition $40
Mon.-Thurs.  Aug 5 -8  //  Times: 1:30pm – 3:30pm  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Bring it to the next level in this art camp for tweens who love art.
Learn to take your art skills to the next level! Each session will start with drawing practice as a warm –up before diving into more advanced and new techniques each day in this art camp. Camp will include pencil, conte crayons, watercolors and acrylic paints. Go home with a finished drawing or painting each day, as well as new skills and a lot of creative fun.

Counted Cross Stitch for Fun!

Instructor: Pam LaFountain  //  Ages: 10 -15  //  Tuition: $25
Dates Tues. & Wed., August 6&7  //  Time: 10am-12pm  //  Location:  15 Main Street Studio
This classic handcraft gets a fun, modern update and will have you HOOKED this summer.
Want to learn a craft that you can easily pick up when you have some free time? Counted cross stitch is the craft for you! During this 2 day workshop you will learn the 4 stitches needed in this art form, how do make your  own pattern, find patterns  that are free online, and complete a finished project… maybe even more than one.  Counted cross stitch projects make great gifts for friends, relatives or to hang on your Christmas tree, and it is a craft that once you learn, you will enjoy for life.  Join us for the fun!

Painting Kindness Rocks for the Garden

Instructor: Deb Bates  //  Ages: 7 and up  //  Tuition: $10
Mon. Aug 12  //  Times: 10 am – noon  //  Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Art and kindness fill the art studio in this kindness rock painting camp.
Come listen to a story with a message that, “it’s okay to be different and it’s okay to be the same, as long as you stay true to who you are.” The story is entitled, Only One You by Linda Kranz.  After a brief discussion, artists will choose beach rocks and create garden art that connects with the message of the story. Take these rocks home and place them where they will be beautiful, inspiring messages of kindness to those who happen upon them. 

Sew Your Own Apron!  (for Younger Kids)

Instructor: Ann Stout   //  Ages: ages 5 -9, with adult caregiver  //  Tuition $10 
Mon. Aug 12  //  Times: 10 am – noon  //  Location:  15 Main Street Studio
By working as a caregiver/child team kids get an early start on the sewing machine and make awesome aprons!
Work as a caregiver/child team to create a child’s reversible apron with a pocket on one side, and ribbon ties!  Bring two pieces of fabric,1/2 yard each, of coordinating fabrics of your choosing and 2 yards of 3/4” wide ribbon.  Children will leave camp with a finished apron and as well as a pattern and instructions for future use.  Sewing machines and all other materials needed for class, besides the noted fabric and ribbon, are provided for use during this class by the Library Arts Center.

Penny Rugs with Felt

Instructor: Pam LaFountain
Ages:  10 -15
Dates: Tues & Weds, August 13 & 14  Time: 10am-12 noon
Tuition: $15
A new twist on this classic craft will have you hand stitching all summer!
The craft of making penny rugs dates back to the Civil War when women made rugs and mats from scrap wool fabrics they had around the house. Now, this traditional art is being practiced in all new ways! With the bright, multitude of colors of felt, learn to make great, modern and fun penny rugs. Learn how to make and use patterns, blanket stitch the felt, and create a finished project. We will be making a mug rug, but once you learn the techniques you can make table runners, pillows, wall hangings or anything else your imagination can think up after class!  Students will design their own project and complete it within the span of this art camp.

Drawing at St. Gaudens

Instructors: Patti Warren and Debbie Campbell  //  Ages: 10 and up
Tues. Aug 20  // Times: 9am – 1pm  //  Location:  St. Gaudens National Historic Site—Cornish, NH
Tuition: $25 (Bring a bag lunch and meet at the park ticket gate)
Explore this National Park of a historical artists home and gardens and paint on site with two professional artists!
This is a true immersive art experience for young artists.  Spend a day at celebrated artist Augustus Saint Gaudens historical summer home enjoying the grounds, the sculpture studio and the view of Mt. Ascutney. This historical landmark is so important that it has been designated a National Park!  Artists and arts instructors Deb Campbell and Patti Warren will demonstrate how to paint a landscape and provide a guided lesson for participants.  Materials provided.  Time will also allow for some exploration as a group of this enchanted property, including sculpture gardens, winding paths, open, rolling fields for lawn and nestled in art studios.  Parents can either enjoy their own self-guided tour of the property while your children are painting and exploring, or you can drop off your camper at the gate and return for pickup later in the day. 

 

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.

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