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!

Saturday, April 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Suggested donation: $10

Just in time to decorate your Easter Tree, spring baskets, or just your window sill. Join us and learn the Psanky egg dying technique. This is best for older children and adults, but younger children may come if accompanied and assisted by an adult.

Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24
9:00 - 9:45 am
Cost: $60
Ages Kindergarden through fourth grade

Story Time Yoga bridges the physical action and inner listening of yoga with the creativity, imagination, and multicultural wisdom of story telling.  Stories from 
around the world come to life through yoga poses.  Each class opens with songs, name games, and a centering activity.  Followed by a yoga warm-up and then the yoga story.  We then play a game that builds off the story, and we finish with a closing song. Through Story Time Yoga, children acquire listening, oral, and literary skills, as well as body awareness, character development, and cultural understanding. 

Saturday, May 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
By donation

Make a Mother’s Day card to say “I love you”. Quick children’s craft. All materials provided, all ages and abilities welcome.

Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Open to ages 3 - 12 years old

This morning music and movement camp offers something for everyone. Each day is devoted to a different music style--classical, jazz, Latin, and more. Children will warm up with stretches, singing, and moving to the music of the day. They will learn about the music, and hear examples of each style. Each child will get to make their own musical instrument from recycled materials. We’ll play lots of games and create arts and crafts while we listen to music. 

Saturday, June 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
By donation 

Make a Father’s Day card to say “I love you”. Quick children’s craft. All materials provided, all ages and abilities welcome.

Home Schoolers' Art Classes
These classes met weekly, Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm during the 2012-2013 school year. There are still several sessions left before we break for the summer, and we welcome newcomers.

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 vtarthouse@gmail.com

Home School Art Class - Click to register
Wednesdays through June
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Cost: $36 per 3-week program block (scholarships available)

Home 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: www.vermontarthouse.org.

Wooden Walking Sticks
April 2, 9, and 16

Getting ready for summer hiking, we will make walking sticks from
saplings. We will strip the bark, round the top with a file and sand paper, and apply a
finish. This activity will include working the wood until it is smooth, and bringing the
project to completion, taking our time with each step.

May Day Celebration
April 23, 30, and May 7

4/23: Practice May Pole (Music and Movement), 4/30: REACH! has an early release day, which means that I will be teaching in the REACH! program from 11:30 - 5:00. Homeschoolers are welcome to join our activities for no extra charge from 12:30 - 1:30, or stay for the whole day if they wish. We will be having a baking party in the backyard of The Art House and learning about the wood fired oven. The Craftsbury REACH! kids will be there with their guests from Greensboro’s Wonder and Wisdom. We’ll be making special may day goodies in the oven. 5/7: May Day Celebration (May Day crowns, May pole dance) We will erect a May pole and learn a May pole dance, then prepare food for our families and have a small May Day celebration.

May 14, 21, and 28
We will write, rehearse, and perform a short play. This activity will involve
making a plan and sticking to it, as well as memorizing the story and acting it out.

Last day: Binding our books
June 4

All year we have returned to our drawing books at the end of class if we
finish early. Today we will decorate the outside of our books and share what we have
done with everyone in the class. Then we get to take our books and our pencil cases home.

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.

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