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BUILD IT! Spring Break Camp [Ages 5-12]

04/10/2017 09:00 AM - 04/14/2017 03:00 PM ET
Camps
  • $375.00
From design through trial and (hopefully) success, we’ll be building things from toys and structures to stories and choreography. From classic engineering challenges to totally new concepts, we’ll be using our bodies, various tools, even a 3D printer!

$375 [$337.50 Household Members and higher]

Tuesday: Gentle Yoga [Teens & Adults]

04/18/2017 06:45 PM - 06/20/2017 08:10 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $120.00
The class consists of a series of gentle yoga stretches combined with the breath to increase flexibility, build strength, release tension, and overall health and vitality. Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and go at their own pace. The class provides a safe and supportive environment, so students can feel comfortable to begin taking an active role in their own growth and healing. Yoga is also great for better posture and balance, pain relief and weight management.

Participants must supply their own mats.
Select 7 out of 9 classes to attend during this time frame.
Additional classes: $15 each. Drop in fee: $15 per class.

Teaching Artist: Marsha Rudolph
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 18 - June 20 (no class 5/23).  Choose 7 out of 9 weeks

Fee [for 7 out of 9 classes; Additional classes $15 each]
Regular: $120
Members: $108

Late registration fee of $25 will apply after April 8

Fridays: Poetry [Adult]

04/21/2017 12:30 PM - 06/16/2017 03:00 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $265.00
This series of structured workshops will benefit poets who are interested in honing their craft and working towards publishing their work. Each class is designed to challenge poets through group discussions and teaching prompts based on the following poetry tools: figurative language, tilting, pacing, revision, ekphrastic poetry, rhyme, meter, form, and aural devices. Students of all writing levels are welcome to experience the individualized attention and critiquing that the workshops provide.

Teaching Artist: Anna Evans
Class dates: Fridays, April 21-June 16 (no class 5/26): 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $265.00 | Members: $238.50

Monday: Acting I [Ages 5-7]

04/24/2017 04:30 PM - 06/12/2017 05:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Are you interested in becoming more well-spoken and confident? In this class, actors will develop these skills and more including learning how to work as a group, improvise, follow directions, create characters, and tell compelling stories. Students will acquire basic theater skills through games and activities that promote focus, communication and listening skills. Come join us and find what out kind of character you are!

Teaching Artist: Peter Bisgaier
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 7 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $105.00 | Household members and higher: $95.00

Monday: Fashion Design [Ages 10-14]

04/24/2017 04:30 PM - 06/12/2017 05:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $155.00
Have a fashionably good time with this creative design class. Drawing on our own aesthetic, we learn skills in this hands-on class so we can create stunning pieces of wearable art. Learn to block print a scarf, tie dye a shirt or paint a cool tote bag, make clay bead necklaces, or jazz up a hat. We start by choosing a theme and work on creating a complete look for every student. We then create 5 pieces of art to complete the look. We end in our very own fashion show!

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 7 weeks

Fee includes materials: Regular: $155 | Household Members and higher:$142

Monday: Acting I [Ages 8-12]

04/24/2017 05:30 PM - 06/12/2017 06:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Are you interested in becoming more well-spoken and confident? In this class, actors will develop these skills and more including learning how to work as a group, improvise, follow directions, create characters, and tell compelling stories. Students will acquire basic theater skills through games and activities that promote focus, communication and listening skills. Come join us and find what out kind of character you are!

Teaching Artist: Peter Bisgaier
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 7 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $105.00 | Household members and higher: $95.00

Monday: Musical Theater for Singers [Ages 5-7]

04/24/2017 05:30 PM - 05/22/2017 06:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $75.00
Emphasis is on repertoire building, performance and critique. Class will begin with warm up followed by technique, using musical theater songs, and performance in front of the class. Perfect for beginners, active auditioners looking for coaching, and for those who wish to build confidence singing in front of others.

Teaching Artist: Natalie Pica
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-May 22, 2017. 5 weeks
Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $75
Household Members and higher: $67.50

Late registration fee of $25 will apply after April 8

Monday: Fashion Design [Ages 7-9]

04/24/2017 05:45 PM - 06/12/2017 06:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $130.00
Have a fashionably good time with this creative design class. Drawing on our own aesthetic, we learn skills in this hands-on class so we can create stunning pieces of wearable art. Learn to block print a scarf, tie dye a shirt or paint a cool tote bag, make clay bead necklaces, or jazz up a hat. We start by choosing a theme and work on creating a complete look for every student. We then create 5 pieces of art to complete the look. We end in our very own fashion show!

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 7 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $130.00 | Household members and higher: $120.00

Monday: Acting II - Furthering Your Craft [Ages 8-14]

04/24/2017 06:30 PM - 06/12/2017 08:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $150.00
Discover and develop a more fully realized vision of what it is to perform on stage and under the lights. Each session will be different, so previous students may take these classes over and over.

Teaching Artist: Peter Bisgaier
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 7 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $150.00 | Household members and higher: $135.00

Monday: Musical Theater for Singers [Ages 8-12]

04/24/2017 06:30 PM - 05/22/2017 07:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $75.00
Emphasis is on repertoire building, performance and critique. Class will begin with warm up followed by technique, using musical theater songs, and performance in front of the class. Perfect for beginners, active auditioners looking for coaching, and for those who wish to build confidence singing in front of others.

Teaching Artist: Natalie Pica
Class dates: Mondays, April 24-May 22. 5 weeks
Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $75
Household Members and higher: $67.50

Tuesday: Kiln-Free Sculpture [Adult]

04/25/2017 09:30 AM - 05/30/2017 11:30 AM ET
Adult Classes
  • $200.00
Everyone loves the practice of ceramics, but the firing can make or break your sculpture. So, let’s skip it! Using epoxy sculpt and wire armature we will be creating character figures. Whether life-like or pure imagination have a little fun getting your hands dirty!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-May 30. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $200.00 | Members: $182.00

Tuesday: Clay Bead & Pendant Making [Ages 8-14]

04/25/2017 04:30 PM - 06/13/2017 05:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $135.00
Learn to sculpt your own clay beads, pendants, pins, magnets and other adornments! Once sculpted, the clay pieces are fired in an oven to harden. Students will glaze their fired pieces and put them together into a jewelry creation of their choice.

Teaching Artist: Jessica Schadt
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-June 13, 2017 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $135.00 | Household members and higher: $123.00

Tuesday: Art Explorations [Ages 6-8]

04/25/2017 04:30 PM - 06/13/2017 05:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $150.00
Interested in painting on canvas, but don't know where to start? Students will learn a few easy painting techniques like mixing colors, using the palette knife, sponge, and finger painting so they can overcome the fear of painting. No previous experience is necessary and those who "can't draw" are especially welcome. Each week brings a new challenge to unleash your imagination, engage your brain, and open your heart and your mind!

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-June 13, 2017. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $150.00 | Household members and higher: $138.00

Tuesday: Intermediate Sculpture [Ages 10-14]

04/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06/13/2017 06:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $215.00
Sometimes you just have to get your hands dirty. Think three dimensionally! Learn about armature and materials as we paper mache, plaster and paint. Whether its the figure, or an animal or something from your imagination, conquer gravity like a pro!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-June 13, 2017 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $215.00 | Household members and higher: $197.00

Tuesday: Circus Dance [Ages 7-12]

04/25/2017 05:30 PM - 06/13/2017 06:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $130.00
In this class, students will learn how to dance with various circus arts props (hula-hoops, poi, flags, ribbon wands). Students will also work together as a class to choreograph their own circus dance performance. The performance will be presented for parents, family and friends at the last class of the semester.

Teaching Artist: Jessica Schadt
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-June 13, 2017. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $130.00 | Household members and higher: $118.00

Tuesday: Art Explorations [Ages 9-12]

04/25/2017 05:30 PM - 06/13/2017 06:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $180.00
Interested in painting on canvas, but don't know where to start? Students will learn a few easy painting techniques like mixing colors, using the palette knife, sponge, and finger painting so they can overcome the fear of painting. No previous experience is necessary and those who "can't draw" are especially welcome. Each week brings a new challenge to unleash your imagination, engage your brain, and open your heart and your mind!

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25-June 13, 2017. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $180.00 | Household members and higher: $165.00

Tuesday: The Essay - A Thing of the Imagination [Ages 10-14]

04/25/2017 05:30 PM - 06/06/2017 06:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $140.00
This class is designed to give young writers some tools and techniques to transform their experience of writing essays. Using the vast array of creative writing techniques to provide the foundation and enliven the content of the essay, young writers will be encouraged to explore the world creatively while making choices that will not only improve their writing but will also change their relationship to their academic writing. Writers in the class will focus on the narrative and the descriptive essay and also explore ways of writing in the often dry realm of the expository and persuasive essay. This is a class that encourages creative thinking where the mind is at play.

Teaching Artist: Eloise Bruce
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25 - June 6. 7 weeks

Registration fee:
Regular: $140 | Members: $126

Tuesday: Memoir Writing [Ages 18 -Adult]

04/25/2017 07:00 PM - 05/30/2017 08:30 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $180.00
Explore memory through engagement in remembering, re-imaging and then recording those memories in your writing. This exploration may include multi-genre forms including poetry, play-writing, personal essay, and other written and graphic elements.

Teaching Artist: Eloise Bruce
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25 - May 30. 6 weeks

Registration fee:
Regular: $180 | Members: $162

Tuesday: Guided Studio for Oil Painters [Ages 15-Adult]

04/25/2017 07:00 PM - 05/30/2017 09:30 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $225.00
Students with skills at all levels will be instructed by Ms. Ahmed and taught to experiment with oil paint. Beginners will learn the fundamentals including principles of composition, light and shadow effect, basic perspective, and color theory. Intermediate and advanced students will explore more complex challenges based on their interests and experience. Experienced participants will have a choice to work on independent projects or projects given by the instructor. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style. {Materials list in detailed description]

Teaching Artist: Zakia Ahmed
Class dates: Tuesdays, April 25 - May 30. 6 weeks

Registration fee:
Regular: $225 | Members: $202.50

Wednesday: Surface Design on Fabric [Adult]

04/26/2017 10:00 AM - 06/14/2017 03:00 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $535.00
Discover the potential of creating a finished design directly on fabric, using relaxed and playful silkscreen techniques. Cutting, slashing tearing and drawing with a seam ripper will create the marks that provide paper resists for our silkscreened compositions. The design and use of thermofax screens will be explored and will allow us to add a variety of textures to our work. Using blank silkscreen to add solid colors of dye, complex designs can be achieved by layering areas of thickened dyes with these multiple techniques. Beautiful fabrics can be used as quilts or simply as “art cloth”. All levels. [Materials list in detailed description]

Teaching Artist: Judy Langille
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14. 8 weeks

Registration fee includes materials fee:
Regular: $535 | Members: $485

Wednesday Art Mix [Ages 11-14]

04/26/2017 04:30 PM - 06/14/2017 05:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $185.00
A great opportunity for young artists to experiment with different materials to find their artistic niche. This class will focus on techniques, design theory, and creative process. Participants will be provided with resources, while discussing various artists and cross-cultural styles.

Teaching Artist: Katelynn Kilcommons
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14, 2017. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $185.00 | Household members and higher: $170.00

Wednesday Movement and Improvisation [Ages 7-10]

04/26/2017 05:00 PM - 06/14/2017 06:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $120.00
This class leads the students from physical action to being fully present and confident in their choices. It helps them discover openness and freedom of expression by teaching them how to focus on every change in their body, thoughts, and emotions by practicing movements, improvising scenes and collaborating as group. Students will eventually build up to improvising verbal scenes.

Teaching Artist: Samar El-Zein
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14. 8 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $120 | Household Members and higher: $108

Wednesday Acrylics Painting [Ages 7-10]

04/26/2017 06:00 PM - 06/14/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $155.00
Looking for a nurturing environment where students can be fearless while putting paint to a canvas? This class is going to inspire and facilitate growth through utilizing differing methods of painting with acrylic. We’ll explore color theory, mixing paints, composition, design elements, and painting techniques. Our artists will build confidence in their abilities while developing their skill.

Teaching Artist: Katelynn Kilcommons
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14, 2017. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $155.00 | Household members and higher: $143.00

Wednesday: Capoeira [Ages 5 - Adult]

04/26/2017 06:15 PM - 06/14/2017 07:15 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $120.00
Capoeira combines martial arts, music, dance and acrobatics to help students learn coordination, agility, flexibility and strength. Learning how to play traditional Brazilian instruments, singing in Portuguese, and the different Afro-Brazilian dances are all part of the Capoeira curriculum. The psychological and developmental benefits that arise from cooperation, respect, discipline, and tolerance are essential to the practice of this art form.

Teaching Artist: Levi Guerrero
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14. 8 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $120 | Household Members and higher: $108

Wednesday Art of Oil Painting [Adult]

04/26/2017 07:00 PM - 06/14/2017 09:30 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $225.00
How many times have you visited the painting galleries in a museum and wished you could do that? The luminosity of oil paints has intrigued us all. This class is an introduction to the art of oil painting especially for people who have never painted in oils, or who have been away for a while and would like to get back to the basics. We will explore color and organization of the palette, mixing of paints, brushstroke and application of paint onto canvas. Learning to look at your subject, light source and setting up composition will be explored as we create meaningful artistic expressions. A variety of subject matter, including still life, landscape, and portraiture will be part of our focus. References will be made to the masters, and students will be encouraged to use personal inspiration in their work. Demonstrations, individualized attention and group critique will be instrumental in developing our practice. All levels. [Materials list in detailed description]

Teaching Artist: Lori Langsner
Class dates: Wednesdays, April 26-June 14. [no class 5/31/& 6/7]. 6 weeks

Registration fee
Regular: $225 | Members: $202.50

Thursday: Little Arists [Ages 18 months-5]

04/27/2017 09:30 AM - 06/15/2017 10:30 AM ET
Youth Classes
  • $140.00
For little artists (and their parents or caregivers) to explore and cultivate creativity through various visual art mediums. Young ones will experiment with a variety of media while developing their fine motor, sensory, and learning skills, such as how to hold and use pencils, scissors, paint brushes and more. This class is about having fun while getting our artistic juices flowing. With a flexible and positive environment our tiny apprentice’s imaginations will be nurtured and soar!

Teaching Artist: Katelynn Kilcommons
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 15. 8 weeks
Fee includes materials:
Regular: $140.00 | Household members and higher: $128.00

Thursday: Creative Kids [Ages 4-6]

04/27/2017 11:00 AM - 06/15/2017 12:00 AM ET
Youth Classes
  • $145.00
For creative kids to build their confidence in the arts. This class will focus on learning the elements of art and the process of making art. Our artists will explore and cultivate their own imaginative vision. Young ones will experiment with a variety of media while developing their fine motor, sensory, and learning skills, such as how to hold and use pencils, scissors, paint brushes and more. This class is about having fun while getting our artistic juices flowing. With a flexible and positive environment our tiny apprentice’s imaginations will be nurtured and soar

Teaching Artist: Katelynn Kilcommons
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 15. 8 weeks
Fee includes materials:
Regular: $145 | Household members and higher: $133

Thursday: Art of Oil Painting [Adult]

04/27/2017 12:00 PM - 06/08/2017 02:30 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $225.00
How many times have you visited the painting galleries in a museum and wished you could do that? The luminosity of oil paints has intrigued us all. This class is an introduction to the art of oil painting especially for people who have never painted in oils, or who have been away for a while and would like to get back to the basics. We will explore color and organization of the palette, mixing of paints, brushstroke and application of paint onto canvas. Learning to look at your subject, light source and setting up composition will be explored as we create meaningful artistic expressions. A variety of subject matter, including still life, landscape, and portraiture will be part of our focus. References will be made to the masters, and students will be encouraged to use personal inspiration in their work. Demonstrations, individualized attention and group critique will be instrumental in developing our practice. All levels. [Materials list in detailed description]

Teaching Artist: Lori Langsner
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 8. [no class 6/1]. 6 weeks

Registration fee
Regular: $225 | Members: $202.50

Thursday: Painting Up a Storm [Ages 7-10]

04/27/2017 04:30 PM - 06/15/2017 05:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $150.00
From acrylic to watercolor, this class will explore color, composition and other techniques through still-life and photographic inspirations. All you need is a smock and an imagination and the paintbrush will do the rest! All paint lovers are welcome!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 15. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $150 | Household members and higher: $135

Thursday: Creative Drama & Theatrical Improvisation [Ages 5-7]

04/27/2017 05:00 PM - 06/01/2017 06:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $120.00
Using their natural world of play, children will be have the experience of creating something out of nothing – guided to imagine, enact, and reflect on experiences real and imagined. Using theater games developed for improvisational theater, actor training and the techniques of creative drama, children will explore and create. The result will be bringing the world of their imaginations to life as they work together in community. The focus will be on communication and the experience of the children both as individuals and collectively. Great for children to develop confidence presenting themselves and social/emotional learning.

Teaching Artist: Eloise Bruce
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 1. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $120 | Household members and higher: $108

Thursday Art Sampler [Ages 5-7]

04/27/2017 05:45 PM - 06/15/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $185.00
This class is an excellent way to introduce eager beginners to different forms of artistic expression while strengthening existing foundations, all while having fun! Working in drawing, painting, and sculpture allows for growth in a variety of areas, and will allow children to find out what they really enjoy. Plus, Katie has created more than 3 years of curriculum so children can continue with the class through the years!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 15. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $185 | Household members and higher: $166.50

Thursday: Creative Drama & Theatrical Improvisation [Ages 8-10]

04/27/2017 06:00 PM - 06/01/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $120.00
Using their natural world of play, children will be have the experience of creating something out of nothing – guided to imagine, enact, and reflect on experiences real and imagined. Using theater games developed for improvisational theater, actor training and the techniques of creative drama, children will explore and create. The result will be bringing the world of their imaginations to life as they work together in community. The focus will be on communication and the experience of the children both as individuals and collectively. Great for children to develop confidence presenting themselves and social/emotional learning.

Teaching Artist: Eloise Bruce
Class dates: Thursdays, April 27-June 1. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $120 | Household members and higher: $108

Fridays: Experimenting with Art [Adult]

04/28/2017 11:15 AM - 06/09/2017 01:15 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $200.00
A little out of practice with your art skills? Want to be creative but not sure how to get started? Each week we will explore and experiment with a different medium or tool as we journey through drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. A judgement free and supportive way to continue your artistic growth or get you back into that creative saddle!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 9 (no class 5/26): 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $200.00 | Members: $182

Friday: Art Sampler [Ages 6-8]

04/28/2017 04:30 PM - 06/16/2017 05:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $185.00
This class is an excellent way to introduce eager beginners to different forms of artistic expression while strengthening existing foundations, all while having fun! Working in drawing, painting, and sculpture allows for growth in a variety of areas, and will allow children to find out what they really enjoy. Plus, Katie has created more than 3 years of curriculum so children can continue with the class through the years!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $185 | Household members and higher: $170

Friday: Kalakshetra Bharatanatyam [Ages 6-9]

04/28/2017 04:45 PM - 06/16/2017 05:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Embark on a journey of dance through balancing foot-work, facial expressions & formations using your hands as you learn the intricacies of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam.

Teaching Artist: Pranaya Akula
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16. 8 weeks

Fee:
Regular: $105 | Household members and higher: $94.50

Friday: Drama for Young Children [Ages 3-5]

04/28/2017 05:15 PM - 06/16/2017 06:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Each week, Youth Stages founder, Jean Prall Rosolino, will lead children through an exciting dramatization of a beloved classic or contemporary children’s story. Imaginations will soar as participants learn to tell stories by acting out the actions, emotions, voices and sounds of the characters. This is a fun hour for preschoolers!

Teaching Artist: Jean Prall Rosolino, Youth Stages
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16 [no class 5/26]. 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $105 | Household Members and higher: $94.50

From Page to Stage [Ages 6-8]

04/28/2017 06:00 PM - 06/16/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $140.00
If your child likes books and acting, they will love this class! Each week, Youth Stages founder, Jean Prall Rosolino, will bring a well-known book to life through drama as the young actors create the characters found in the story and/or change and adapt the characters to meet their imaginations. Children will explore movements and voices and make individual choices about the people, animals, and objects they portray. They will also explore the plot as it is presented in the story and look at new ways to adapt and change the plot to fit their needs. Come lift the story off the page and into reality!

Teaching Artist: Jean Prall Rosolino, Youth Stages
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16 [no class 5/26]. 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $140 | Household Members and higher: $126

Friday: Kindergarten Art Sampler [Ages 4-6]

04/28/2017 06:00 PM - 06/16/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $150.00
This class is an excellent way to introduce eager beginners to different forms of artistic expression while strengthening existing foundations, all while having fun! Working in drawing, painting, and sculpture allows for growth in a variety of areas, and will allow children to find out what they really enjoy. Plus, Katie has created more than 3 years of curriculum so children can continue with the class through the years!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16. 8 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $150 | Household members and higher: $135

Friday: Bollywood Fusion [Adults]

04/28/2017 06:00 PM - 06/16/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Learn the grooves and moves in a fun Bollywood way !! An exciting way to combine dance, fun & exercise with a group of fellow-enthusiasts. Join our fun Bollywood dance classes.

Teaching Artist: Pranaya Akula
Class dates: Fridays, April 28-June 16. 8 weeks

Fee:
Regular: $105 | Household members and higher: $94.50

Sculpt Like Giacometti

04/28/2017 07:15 PM - 05/04/2017 09:15 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $85.00
Alberto Giacometti was known for his very lean figures. We will make our own versions using wire and plaster.
Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
2 workshop session: Thursdays, April 27 and May 4 from 7:15-9:15pm.
Registrations after April 20 will include a $25 late fee

Saturday: Capoeira [Ages 5 and up]

04/29/2017 09:00 AM - 06/17/2017 10:00 AM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Capoeira combines martial arts, music, dance and acrobatics to help students learn coordination, agility, flexibility and strength. Learning how to play traditional Brazilian instruments, singing in Portuguese, and the different Afro-Brazilian dances are all part of the Capoeira curriculum. The psychological and developmental benefits that arise from cooperation, respect, discipline, and tolerance are essential to the practice of this art form.

Teaching Artist: Levi Guerrero
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17 [no class 5/27]. 7 weeks

Class fees:
Regular: $105 | Household members and above: $94.50

Saturday: Masks, Mime & Movement [Ages 5-7]

04/29/2017 10:15 AM - 06/17/2017 11:00 AM ET
Youth Classes
  • $90.00
Are you interested in becoming more well-spoken and confident? In this class, actors will develop these skills and more including learning how to work as a group, improvise, follow directions, create characters, and tell compelling stories. Students will acquire basic theater skills through games and activities that promote focus, communication and listening skills. Come join us and find what out kind of character you are!

Teaching Artist: Samar El-Zein
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17. [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $90 | Household Members and higher: $81

Saturday: Intro to Sculpture [Ages 7-11]

04/29/2017 10:30 AM - 06/17/2017 12:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $170.00
Join us for cool and inventive projects in clay. Learn the fundamentals of pinch, slab and coil hand building as well as how to use clay modeling tools, cutters, scrapers, and more. Students will sketch designs and consider colors as they learn to plan and then execute sculptures both whimsical and thoughtful. A great class for increasing fine motor skills, visual perception and idea generation!

Teaching Artist: Susan Mitrano
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 10, 2017 [no class 5/27]. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $170.00 | Household members and higher: $156.50

Saturday: Movement & Improvisation [Ages 8-12]

04/29/2017 11:00 AM - 06/17/2017 12:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Are you interested in becoming more well-spoken and confident? In this class, actors will develop these skills and more including learning how to work as a group, improvise, follow directions, create characters, and tell compelling stories. Students will acquire basic theater skills through games and activities that promote focus, communication and listening skills. Come join us and find what out kind of character you are!

Teaching Artist: Samar El-Zein
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17. [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $105 | Household Members and higher: $94.50

Saturday: Move Your Story [Adult, Women]

04/29/2017 12:00 PM - 06/17/2017 01:00 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $105.00
Women will come together to transform their life experiences and emotions through body movements and dance. With the guidance of master teacher, Samar El-Zein, this workshop allows women to find and create their unique rhythms. They will learn to express themselves and honor their feelings through the art of movement and dance. No dance skills or prior experience necessary as participants will explore and gain all of the tools they need through participation. All are encouraged to join this supportive and encouraging group.

Teaching Artist: Samar El-Zein
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17 (no class 5/27): 7 weeks

Registration fee:
Regular: $105 | Members: $94.50

Saturday: World of Watercolors [Ages 6-8]

04/29/2017 12:30 PM - 06/10/2017 02:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $165.00
Join us for cool and inventive projects in clay. Learn the fundamentals of pinch, slab and coil hand building as well as how to use clay modeling tools, cutters, scrapers, and more. Students will sketch designs and consider colors as they learn to plan and then execute sculptures both whimsical and thoughtful. A great class for increasing fine motor skills, visual perception and idea generation!

Teaching Artist: Susan Mitrano
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 10, 2017 [no class 5/27]. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $165.00 | Household members and higher: $148.50

Saturday: Drawing Foundations [Ages 7-9]

04/29/2017 01:00 PM - 06/17/2017 02:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $130.00
This is a great way to learn the basics of drawing like free hand drawing, pencil shading in 2D and 3D forms, still life, conceptual and creative drawing, and many more. Explore the world of design by practicing the different types of designs like geometric, symmetric, floral and free hand designs. Learn the elements of visual arts and practice new techniques. The importance of each element - line, shape, form, texture and space will be emphasized.

Teaching Artist: Pratibha Raju
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17. [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $130 | Household Members and higher: $119.50

Saturday: Bollywood Fusion [Ages 9-12]

04/29/2017 01:00 PM - 06/17/2017 02:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Learn the grooves and moves in a fun Bollywood way !! An exciting way to combine dance, fun & exercise with a group of fellow-enthusiasts. Join our fun Bollywood dance classes.

Teaching Artist: Pranaya Akula
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17 [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee:
Regular: $105 | Household members and higher: $94.50

Saturday: Drawing Foundations [Ages 10-14]

04/29/2017 02:00 PM - 06/17/2017 03:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $130.00
This is a great way to learn the basics of drawing like free hand drawing, pencil shading in 2D and 3D forms, still life, conceptual and creative drawing, and many more. Explore the world of design by practicing the different types of designs like geometric, symmetric, floral and free hand designs. Learn the elements of visual arts and practice new techniques. The importance of each element - line, shape, form, texture and space will be emphasized.

Teaching Artist: Pratibha Raju
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17. [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee [includes materials]:
Regular: $130 | Household Members and higher: $119.50

Saturday: Bollywood Fusion [Ages 6-8]

04/29/2017 02:00 PM - 06/17/2017 03:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $105.00
Learn the grooves and moves in a fun Bollywood way !! An exciting way to combine dance, fun & exercise with a group of fellow-enthusiasts. Join our fun Bollywood dance classes.

Teaching Artist: Pranaya Akula
Class dates: Saturdays, April 29-June 17 [no class 5/27] 7 weeks

Fee:
Regular: $105 | Household members and higher: $94.50

Sunday: Doodling Meet-up [Adult]

04/30/2017 09:00 AM - 06/04/2017 10:15 AM ET
Adult Classes
  • $75.00
Doodling is a kind of improvisational art - art that’s often not even considered art, but rather a kind of practice, even a form of meditation. And, you don’t need to think of yourself as an artist to explore this free-form art practice. Doodling is not about what’s “good” or “best” or necessarily about making anything in particular; it’s more about holding the pencil, or the marker, or collaging on paper and seeing what happens! No worries - there will be prompts to give you ideas to get you started so you won’t have much time looking at the blank page. Each session will be an opportunity to explore a variety of materials and approaches to art making in the context of community. Join Eleni for a few warm mornings of creation, complete with tea and cookies.

Teaching Artist: Eleni Zatz Litt
Class dates: Sundays, April 30-June 4 (no class 5/14, 5/28): 4 weeks

Registration fee includes materials fee:
Regular: $75 | Members: $67.50

Monday: Crochet for Everyone [Ages 11 -Adult]

05/01/2017 07:00 PM - 06/12/2017 08:30 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $145.00
Join us for some fun evenings of crochet. Learn everything you need to start crocheting for the first time, to advance your technique, or refresh a craft you learned long ago. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous projects. Advanced beginners are welcome to bring any pattern of their choice to work on. Materials for the first class will be provided. A list of materials for future classes will be provided in class.

Teaching Artist: Anastasia Popova
Class dates: Mondays, May 1-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials for first class:
Regular: $145.00 | Household members and higher: $131.50

Monday: Crochet for Everyone [Ages 11 -Adult]

05/01/2017 07:00 PM - 06/12/2017 08:30 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $145.00
Join us for some fun evenings of crochet. Learn everything you need to start crocheting for the first time, to advance your technique, or refresh a craft you learned long ago. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous projects. Advanced beginners are welcome to bring any pattern of their choice to work on. Materials for the first class will be provided. A list of materials for future classes will be provided in class.

Teaching Artist: Anastasia Popova
Class dates: Mondays, May 1-June 12, 2017. No class 5/29. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials for first class:
Regular: $145.00 | Household members and higher: $131.50

Tuesday: Digital Photography [Adult]

05/02/2017 10:30 AM - 05/30/2017 12:00 PM ET
Adult Classes
  • $115.00
This class will teach students how to use their digital camera, and do minor digital editing with Photoshop Elements to create better photos. Each class will include a discussion on camera use including understanding exposure and specific features on your camera, importing and editing photos on your computer with Photoshop Elements, and there will be an assignment each week which we will share and review.

Teaching Artist: Kimberly Ducotte Schimmel
Class dates: Tuesdays, May 2-May 30. 5 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $115.00 | Members: $103.50

Wednesday: Transformation: Fibers [Ages 9-14]

05/03/2017 04:30 PM - 06/07/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $245.00
We'll explore the intersection of the scientific and artistic processes in this fun felting class. Participants will get to experience the magical transformation of wool fibers into objects, using a variety of modern feltmaking techniques. From toys to ornaments, you'll be amazed what we can create with wool fibers and simple tools.

Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina
Class dates: Wednesdays, May 3-June 7. 6 weeks

Registration fee includes materials fee:
Regular: $245 | Household Members and higher: $222.50

Saturday: Art Explorations [Ages 6-8]

05/06/2017 09:00 AM - 06/17/2017 10:15 AM ET
Youth Classes
  • $150.00
Interested in painting on canvas, but don't know where to start? Students will learn a few easy painting techniques like mixing colors, using the palette knife, sponge, and finger painting so they can overcome the fear of painting. No previous experience is necessary and those who "can't draw" are especially welcome. Each week brings a new challenge to unleash your imagination, engage your brain, and open your heart and your mind!

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Saturdays, May 6-June 17, 2017 [no class 5/27]. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $150.00 | Household members and higher: $138.50

Saturday: Advanced Art Explorations [Ages 9-12]

05/06/2017 10:30 AM - 06/17/2017 12:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $170.00
In this class we further our understanding of art and develop a higher level of skills. Each aspect of art like composition, color, techniques and medium will be studied in depth, resulting in a better understanding of the subject while improving current level of skills. The class focus on advancing the knowledge through structured yet challenging art lessons. Prerequisite: Art Explorations & permission from instructor

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Saturdays, May 6-June 17, 2017 [no class 5/27]. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $170.00 | Household members and higher: $156.50

Saturday: Advanced Art Explorations [Ages 11-14]

05/06/2017 12:15 PM - 06/17/2017 01:45 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $170.00
In this class we further our understanding of art and develop a higher level of skills. Each aspect of art like composition, color, techniques and medium will be studied in depth, resulting in a better understanding of the subject while improving current level of skills. The class focus on advancing the knowledge through structured yet challenging art lessons. Prerequisite: Art Explorations & permission from instructor

Teaching Artist: Sejal Krishnan
Class dates: Saturdays, May 6-June 17, 2017 [no class 5/27]. 6 weeks

Fee includes materials:
Regular: $170.00 | Household members and higher: $156.50

"CRAVING NATURE- The Feast"

05/06/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET
  • Free
A one-day only exhibition premiere of the art installation of Joy Kreves’ “CRAVING NATURE – The Feast” project, a series of creative participatory events. A suggested $10 entry fee for this Exhibition Premiere will help to support the project and The West Windsor Arts Council.

Registration is required.

A Fresh Break for Your Writing: Viewing a Poem’s Line Breaks as Possibilities, Not Endings

05/07/2017 12:00 PM - 05/21/2017 03:00 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $85.00
In the first session, May 7 from 12:00-1:30pm, we will examine poems written in the last 50 years, exploring how line break choices can augment a poem’s tone and implications by emphasizing images, sounds, and silences. The first session will end with a writing prompt.

Two weeks later, May 21 from 12-3:00pm, we will reconvene to share and discuss the resultant poems (based on the first session's prompt). Participants will bring enough copies of the current draft to share with the other members of the workshop. We will encourage the finer moments in each piece and give feedback on how each poem might improve in subsequent revisions (if applicable). During this process, one of the aspects of craft we'll be mindful of is line breaks.

Paint Like Bob Ross

05/11/2017 07:15 PM - 05/18/2017 09:15 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $85.00
Bob Ross was the master of Happy Trees and lovely landscapes. Using acrylic paint we will create our own Bob Ross land. Who doesn't need happy trees right now!
Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
2 workshop session: Thursdays, May 11 and May 18 from 7:15-9:15pm.
Registrations after May 4 will include a $25 late fee

Sunday: From Idea to Byline - Write So You Get Published [Adult]

05/21/2017 09:00 AM - 06/18/2017 11:00 AM ET
Adult Classes
  • $125.00
Do you have a story you’re dying to tell? Do you sometimes think, “I could get published if I just knew where to start”? This class, a hybrid of instruction and workshop, will help nonfiction writers fast track their dreams of publication. We will discuss freelance article genres (feature, personal essay, op-ed, review, humor), how to select a topic and article type and workshop one piece to create the most compelling lead, bring your unique voice to the forefront, trim the fat and make your article irresistible to editors.

Teaching Artist: Sarah Showfety
Class dates: Sundays, May 21-June 18 (no class 5/28): 4 weeks

Registration fee includes materials fee:
Regular: $125 | Members: $112.50

Interpret the Figure Like Marisol Escobar

05/25/2017 07:15 PM - 06/01/2017 09:15 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $85.00
Marisa gave wooden blocks character. Instead of carving we will be using clays and paints to create gesture and personalty. Bring your creativity!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
2 session workshop: Thursdays, May 25 and June 1
Registrations after May 18 will include a $25 late fee.

Johnson Tsang Inspired Clay Faces

06/08/2017 07:15 PM - 06/15/2017 09:15 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $85.00
If you like ceramics, and the figure then you know Tsang. He captures the spirit and humor of humanity like no other. Be ready to make some funny faces as we sculpt some chararters out of non fire clays!

Teaching Artist: Katie Truk
2 session workshop: Thursdays, June 8 and 15 from 7:15-9:15pm
Registrations after June 1 will include a $25 late fee

3-Day Art School [Ages 16-Adult]

06/23/2017 09:30 AM - 06/25/2017 04:30 PM ET
Adult Workshops
  • $450.00
Looking for more YOU in your art work? Feeling like you’re missing the mark with color choices? Feel frustrated that your compositions are just OK? Alan and Libbie Soffer, world-renowned teaching artists, have designed a 3 day workshop experimenting with DRAWING, MARK MAKING, COMPOSITION, COLOR MIXING, and CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT to invigorate your artistic growth. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the fundamentals and fun aspects of the creative process.

Teaching Artists: Alan and Libby Soffer
Class dates: Friday, June 23; Saturday, June 24; Sunday, June 25 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Registration fee includes materials fee:
Regular: $450
Members: $405
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