Classes for Children
Please pre-register for classes to help us prepare the materials. These classes have become quite popular, and we want to be able to accommodate everyone. Register by clicking on underlined titles belowto let us know you're coming!
Home Schoolers' Art Classes
These classes met weekly, Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm during the 2012-2013 school year. We will resume these classes on October 3.
Are you a home school family? Connect with us now so that you can share your interests and help us pick topics for the classes. Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays beginning October 2
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Cost: $36 per 3-week program block (scholarships available)
school art classes support socialization of home schooled students, and
build creative skills. This year we will work on sharing and
collaboration, learn about mixing colors, observation, cutting and
sewing, music and movement, and have the common thread of a hand-made
drawing book that we will carry throughout the 32 weeks of class. For
full lesson block descriptions and to register, visit our website:
Lesson Block 1: Creating our lesson books
Lesson Block 2: Observational drawing
Lesson Block 3: Story Space
Lesson Block 4: Holiday Activities
Lesson Block 5: Puppets!
Lesson Block 6: Music
Lesson Block 7: Clay Sculpture
Lesson Block 8: Paper Making
Lesson Block 9: Wooden Walking Sticks
Special Activity Day: Egg Dying ($12 for 1 day)
Lesson Block 10: May Day Celebration
Lesson Block 11: Drama
Last Day: Binding our lesson books ($12 for 1 day)
Other Opportunities for Children:
REACH! After School Programs
Mondays through Thursdays beginning September 9
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Cost: Sliding scale
The Art House partners with Craftsbury Schools to provide programming in the REACH! After School Program: Recreation, Enrichment, Academics, Culture, and Health! This program takes place at Craftsbury Academy and is open to all students in grades K-4. Home schoolers, private schoolers, and students in the OSSU school district are welcome. Students can come to any of the scheduled activities, but we ask that attendance be as regular as possible. If you sign up for Mondays, please try to attend every Monday. Read full descriptions and register at www.vermontarthouse.org.
Monday: Cause and Effect (theater games and teamwork)
Tuesday: Bigger than you, Bigger than me (all about murals)
Wednesday: Give it Away (exploring Philanthropy, “Love of Humanity”)
Thursday: Dragons (“Inner” and “outer” dragons, real and mythical)
Caution: Wet Paint! works of art in progress
Ages 14 +
Fridays beginning September 6
12:30 - 2:45 pm
Cost: by donation
Do you like to sing? dance? play improve games? act? build sets and design costumes? Caution: Wet Paint! focuses on the creative process, how it can be fun, and how it can teach us to take our time and create a wonderful, creative project that we are proud of. Through theater games, set design, and costume design, we will explore this idea, and have many small performances and critiques culminating in a large performance in December.
Abby Volmer, drama student at Emerson College, will be the drama coach. Actor and director Peter Gould will visit for a workshop in physical comedy, music teacher and musician Dov Shiller will lead a music workshop, dance instructors will bring movement, and all students will get the chance to attend live professional performances as part of the Kingdom County Presents series in St. Johnsbury.
Funded by the Vermont Arts Council.
The Art House has a scholarship fund for children. If you would like to apply for it, please fill out our Kids Scholarship Form,
or ask about its availability at The Art House. We encourage parents to
contribute at least half of the class cost and to volunteer their time
working at The Art House to ensure that we can afford to continue
offering these valuable programs. Volunteers can offer their time
working in the gallery or farmers market, painting the building, washing
cafe dishes, mowing the lawn, etc. in exchange for discounted tuition.