Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center
Classes

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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.

FALL SESSION 1 SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 20
FALL SESSION 2 OCTOBER 24 - DECEMBER 8 (NO class Thanksgiving week)UNDER CONSTRUCTION
FALL 2 registration opens October 2


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. 

Class Schedule
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PRESCHOOL STUDIO: STORYBOOKS!
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

4years old - Grade 1
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.
Price: $97


PRESCHOOL TINKER TIME
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

AGES: 3.5-5 years
Tinkering is a wonderful creative experience, its fun and messy!  We will provide an opportunity to explore, invent, design, experiment, make mistakes, and make art!  If you know you are going to miss a week we will pro-rate the class.
Price: $97


TODDLER STUDIO
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

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
     * Can be used for Tinker Time and Toddler Studio
 

Please sign up HERE
 



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CARTOON CHARACTERS
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

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)
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

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


FREEFORM FRIDAY
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

GRADES K - 1
Friday afternoons are a great time to unwind from the busy school week and let our imaginations soar. We will learn mindfulness and yoga techniques as we transition into the weekend and explore art, craft and tactile activities that feed the creative mind of young artists. Each week will provide a different experience from fiber arts and nature based activities to zentangle and painting. Join Renée for this hour of fun!
Price: $117



Studio I
CLAY CLUB: THE BASICS (Full)
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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: FELT
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

GRADES 4 - 6
Create fun, bright, colorful projects while learning the basics of sewing without the machine.  We will be making cuddly characters, jewlery, bags, and much more.  You will be creating, cutting and hand-sewing your own unique designs.  Sewing is a life skill you will use beyond the studio.  We will create some special holiday items too!
Price: $132


ART LAB
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

GRADES 3-6
Take this class to create fun dynamic mixed media art & sculpture! ART Lab students will create a variety of projects in an exploratory, nurturing, artful environment. We will learn the creative process and enjoy a wide mix of art materials and processes.
Price: $132


COMIC ART
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

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
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

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  


FUNKY FIBERS
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

GRADES: 3-5
Do you love art you can touch? If so come learn the fun possibilities of working with fibers, roving, fabric, and yarn. In this class students will get to explore the many different techniques for working with fibers. We will work three dimensionally to create unique funky one of a kind items for the wall and table top. We will experiment with needle felting, wet felting, weaving, and hand sewing.  Play around with color and texture while creating multiple fun whimsical projects to decorate your space, the possibilities with fiber are endless!
Price: $132


THE ART OF ANIMALS: DRAWING
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

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
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

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


BE INSPIRED: Fire and Water
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017

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


BE INSPIRED: Fire and Water
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

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 (1 Seat Left)
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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 (Full)
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

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 (1 Seat Left)
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

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
Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

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
WATERCOLOR MORNINGS
Tamara Gonda
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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.
WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST


ACRYLIC BASICS
Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017

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.
ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST


ADULT ACRYLICS
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

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.
ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST


IT'S JUST PAPER Building Confidence in Pastels
Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017

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
Price: $177.


CREATIVE HABITS
Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

Have an need for more creativity in your life? Creative Habits is for the adult that craves more art & inspiration in their daily lives. Maybe this class can be a spark to reignite your long lost inspiration or maybe it will supplement your already flourishing art making. Come to class to be inspired, learn, explore and discover new techniques, materials & processes all while connecting with fellow artists.
Price: $177.