Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center
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Explore your creativity and develop new skills through classes taught by experienced, professional teaching artists. Our curriculum is designed to cover everything from fundamentals to independent ideas and include traditional and non-traditional techniques.

***REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 1 OPENS ON FEBRUARY 12

WINTER SESSION: January 9 - February 16   
SPRING 1 SESSION: March 6 - April 13  
SPRING 2 SESSION: May 1 - June 8


ALL Hollis Bus Riders please register for Bus & Snack HERE


Wild Salamander LLC is unable to offer refunds except in the case of cancellations by Wild Salamander LLC. Exchanges are available per arrangements with Wild Salamander LLC. Please call 603-465-9453 with questions. 

WINTER 2018
SPRING 1 2018
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PRESCHOOL TINKER TIME
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

AGES: 3.5 YEARS - Kindergarten
Tinkering is a wonderful creative experience, its fun, messy and social!  We will provide an opportunity to explore, invent, design, experiment, make mistakes, and make art!  Drop in $18 per class   Parents are welcome to stay or drop off.
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PRESCHOOL STUDIO: STORYBOOKS!
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

4years old - Grade K
Picture books are great inspiration for young artists!  Together we will paint, draw and explore the colorful and magical art found in current and classic storybooks. This class is for young artists who are ready to work independently.
 


TODDLER STUDIO
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

AGES 2-4 Years
This is an open studio/social club just for the 5 and under crowd, We will play with color while we paint, squish, drip, experiment, print and just have fun. We will explore a variety of tactile materials:water, dough, bubbles and sand.
This is a messy experiential class! We supply aprons, BUT sometimes kids just don't like them.. so please dress for mess!!

SIDE BY SIDE CLASS (adult MUST stay with child) COST: $5 per 1/2 hour Cash or check only
PRESCHOOL STUDIO STAR CARD - $50.00 for 5 1/2 hours      
     * Cards can be used for more than one child and time will be marked off in 30 minute increments.
     * They do not need to be used consecutive weeks

 

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Explore
CARTOON CHARACTERS
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

GRADES: 4 - 6
In this class, students will learn the basics of designing cartoon characters. If you’re just looking to have fun or take your skill to the next level, Giff designs lessons that are fun and help you grow as an artist! Each class will touch on a different subject and technique that can be used to design a famous cartoon character or an original one from you imagination.  DROP IN RATE: $23
Price: $117


ART CLUB (Full)
Mar 07, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

GRADES 1 - 2
Join Miss Anna in her longstanding Art Club- where first and second graders can enjoy experimentation and instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, printing and general creating! Enjoy a fun and nurturing art environment, inspired all kinds of subjects, including animals, abstract art and nature.
Price: $117


GOTT ART? (Full)
Mar 08, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

GRADES K-2
Love Art?  Kristen loves art!  Create, explore and discover new materials and ways to use them. You may be sculpting one week and painting the next, get your creative juices flowing and discover how much fun art can be.
Price: $117


YOGA for KIDS
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

GRADES K - 2
Come join the fun with other kids as we explore yoga and movement together!  We will learn fun yoga postures, meditation techniques to quiet the mind and breath work to help calm or energize our bodies.  We will also tap into our creativity to explore yoga "off the mat".... Applying our focused awareness and imagination to art projects, games and activities.
Price: $117



Studio I
CLAY CLUB: THE BASICS
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

GRADES 3 - 6 
Come learn all about polymer clay and clay techniques through a wide variety of interesting and fun projects!  Students will learn the basics of how to condition, shape and handle polymer clay, as well as introduce students to building block techniques through fun sculptures and projects.  Each session will be comprised of miniature sculptures, charms and a seasonal decor item.   If you’ve ever wanted to try polymer clay, this is your opportunity to have lots of fun while exploring the medium.  You will be amazed at what you can make with your own two hands!
Price: $132
 


CLAY CLUB INTERMEDIATE (Full)
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

GRADES 7 - ADULTS
Intermediate level Clay Club offers a continuing focus on developing polymer clay technique, as well as creating more complicated and intricate projects.  Class projects develop problem solving and planning skills while exposing students to a wide variety of techniques and media. Projects may include: animals, nature study, fantasy characters and miniature charms. Some projects may take multiple weeks to complete. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style and creative approach. Placement of students in the appropriate class level is subject to teacher’s recommendation. Basic Clay Club is required for anyone under 12 years old. 
Price: $132


SEWING STUDIO for KIDS
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

GRADES 4 - 6
Create fun, bright, colorful projects while learning the basics of sewing with and without the machine.  We will be making cuddly characters, jewlery, bags, and much more.  You will be creating, cutting and applying a variety of sewing skills to your own unique designs.  Sewing is a life skill you will use beyond the studio. 
Price: $132


ART ROOM AFTERSCHOOL
Mar 07, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

GRADES 3 - 6
Do you ever wish art class would last longer? Come have some after school fun in the art room with Denyse! Meet new friends who also like to make things, be inspired to create amazing art and explore a variety of mediums. Anything is possible in the art room; we could be painting or making mini books one class then sculpting creatures the next, your creativity is limitless!
Price: $132


FUNKY FIBER: FOOD!
Mar 08, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

GRADES: 4-6
Do you love art that you can touch?  If so come learn the fun possibilities of working with fibers!  In this class we will work three dimensionally to create soft, playful desserts, fruits, veggies, and snacks. Students will get to explore many different techniques while being creative with color and texture.  The possibilities with fiber are endless!
Price: $132


COMIC ART
Mar 08, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

GRADES 7 - ADULTS
Students will focus on developing their own comic style, develop use of proper art materials and techniques, and the development of character design. Teaching the fun and imaginative style of comic art is something Gif makes entertaining and informative for all who are interested.
Price: $132


DRAWING CLUB
Mar 08, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

GRADES 5 - 9
Come experiment with a variety of drawing materials to create finished drawings in all kinds of subjects including nature, animals, people, and still lifes!  Using the basic elements of composition and shading, and blending, we’ll introduce a different subject and different drawing media each week to learn how to create your very own masterpiece!
Price: $132  


DRAWING ANIMALS
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

Grades 3-6
Everyone loves animals.  This class is the perfect combination for those who love animals and art.  Students will develop drawing skills and focus on drawing fundamentals such as composition, form, perspective, value and light.  We will work with a variety of drawing mediums and work on shading and blending techniques.
Price: $132



Studio II
TEEN STUDIO
Mar 07, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

GRADES 7-12
This class is for those teen artists that crave more time with the instruction and inspiration found in a traditional art classroom. Any teen who is passionate about art will enjoy this evening course! Designed to support you in finding your own passions, ideas, and strengths through art, you can look forward to dynamic projects, discovery through exciting materials and traditional technique. Perfect for students planning an art related degree this class is sure to add to your portfolios!

Price: $157


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WOODBURNING & WATERCOLOR
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

GRADES 7-ADULT
Learn something new and exciting!  Drop your perfectionism at the door and create a unique piece of pyrographic artwork!

Pyrography is artwork created on wood with the controlled application of a heated tool or pen.  A quick beginners wood burning tutorial will lead into a fun project where you will wood burn your own design on your wood piece.   You will then enhance your creation by illuminating it with watercolor!  Watercolors add a special effect when added to wood because they do not cover the natural grain and beauty of the wood itself, yet create a gorgeous addition to enhance the burn! 

Price: $157



Bus/Snack
TUESDAY BUS / SNACK
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

ALL TUESDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR TUESDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $45 per 6 week session

 


WEDNESDAY BUS / SNACK (1 Seat Left)
Mar 07, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

ALL WEDNESDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR WEDNESDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $45 per 6 week session

 


THURSDAY BUS/SNACK (Full)
Mar 08, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

ALL THURSDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR THURSDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $45 per 6 week session

 


FRIDAY BUS / SNACK
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

ALL FRIDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR FRIDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $45 per 6 week session

 



Adult
ACRYLIC BASICS
Mar 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

ADULTS
This class will take you through creating a painting from planning to completion.  Linda will lead you through composition, planning, sketching and finally, painting.  Acrylics are a wonderful medium and can be used in a variety of ways to create the piece of work you will be proud to display. This class is a perfect place for students who want to move forward in their painting experience.  Individualized attention and welcoming atmosphere allows students to use the time to learn, practice and hone skills.  Many take the class multiple times to paint with a mentor. DROP IN RATE: $32
Price: $177.
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ADULT ACRYLICS
Mar 07, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

ADULTS
This Fine Art Class is appropriate for Beginner and Intermediate. Acrylics are a versatile and forgiving paint medium. Learn to capture the effects of light and color while acquiring skills in color mixing, paint application and glazing to create magical effects in subjects of your choices.  DROP IN RATE: $32
Price: $177.
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Master 1/2 sessions.
EVENING OIL PAINTING (3 WEEK #2)
Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018

Come to just one or attend all three of these “drop-in” evening oil painting classes. Each separate class offers a different demo and exercises designed to emphasize creative experimentation and self-expression. Beginners are welcome to come with a lighthearted sense of play and adventure. Limit: 10.

If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.

Click for: MATERIALS LIST

Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.


EVENING OIL PAINTING (3 WEEKS #1)
Mar 06, 2018 - Mar 20, 2018

Come to just one or attend all three of these “drop-in” evening oil painting classes. Each separate class offers a different demo and exercises designed to emphasize creative experimentation and self-expression. Beginners are welcome to come with a lighthearted sense of play and adventure. Limit: 10.

If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.

Click for: MATERIALS LIST

Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.


WATERCOLOR MORNINGS
Tamara Gonda
Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

ADULTS
A structured paint along is how we will explore watercolors.   Every week you will leave with a finished work.   
We will touch on some color theory along with several watercolor methods such as dry brush, wet on wet, wet on dry and variegated washes and creating watercolor blooms.   Set in fall we will paint from the abundant fall surroundings of the season.
Price: $177.
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PASTELS
Mar 28, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018

ADULTS
I hear it all the time "I'm afraid to ruin it."  Sometimes it's the fear of making a mistake and not knowing how to fix it or the pressure to produce a masterpiece every time. Join Lisa this fall and learn to develop your own ability to apply pastel with confidence. Using methods of experimentation and specific exercises in the beginning stages of the painting process, acquire the steps needed to feel more confident and decisive in your color choices, mark making and overall design. The class will begin with a brief demo which will introduce you the thought process of creating a bold painting. Come and have fun creating and remember "it's just paper!"
PASTELS SUPPLY LIST

Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.



1/2 session classes
FELTING BASICS FOR ADULTS (3 weeks #1)
Mar 08, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018

Do you love art you can touch? Do you like the idea of working with a material to create both 2D and 3D creations?  If so come learn all the fun possibilities of working with fibers!  In this workshop you will get to experience a range of techniques through multiple one of a kind crafts.  We will do sculptural needle felting making whimsical items, wall art, and jewelry.  We will experiment with color and texture while creating multiple unique funky one pf a kind items to decorate your space, the possibilities with fiber are endless! AGES 16+

Cost is $35 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90.

If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.


CREATIVE SPACE (3 weeks #1)
Mar 08, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018

Do you wish there was a place you could gather to be inspired, learn and discover new techniques and mediums?  A place to let go of daily stress and fill a few hours with friendly conversation and creative process.  Come and (re)discover the joy of creative play.  A place All materials are included (tea and treats too!)
 

Cost is $35 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90.

If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.


FELTING BASICS FOR ADULTS (3 weeks #2)
Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

Do you love art you can touch? Do you like the idea of working with a material to create both 2D and 3D creations?  If so come learn all the fun possibilities of working with fibers!  In this workshop you will get to experience a range of techniques through multiple one of a kind crafts.  We will do sculptural needle felting making whimsical items, wall art, and jewelry.  We will experiment with color and texture while creating multiple unique funky one pf a kind items to decorate your space, the possibilities with fiber are endless!  AGES 16+       INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS

 


CREATIVE SPACE (3 weeks #2)
Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

Do you wish there was a place you could gather to be inspired, learn and discover new techniques and mediums?  A place to let go of daily stress and fill a few hours with friendly conversation and creative process.  All materials are included (tea and treats too!) 

Cost is $35 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90.

If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.