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.

Classes are leveled by Grade to allow for instructors to design classes that meet developmental milestones and educational experience.   Occasionally this can cause enrollment difficulty with students with certain birthdates.  If you have difficulty enrolling please let us know via phone or email.

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR 7 WEEK CLASS, some classes offer drop in options. 

Please pay in full at time of before first class.
If the class is fully enrolled unpaid registrations will be moved to the waitlist until payment is received.
If you do not wish to pay online at time of registration, please contact the center to make payment arrangements. 603-465-9453  or email registration@wildsalamander.com.

Terms And Conditions

SPRING SESSION : MARCH 3 - APRIL 17
7 WEEKS!



Class Schedule
Class Type:
Preschool


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 preferred. Credit cards, $15 minimum.

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 Preschool Studio and Toddler Studio

TO REGISTER
     √ SELECT YOUR DATES BELOW and SELECT PAY LATER
     √ ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 6:00pm THURSDAY NIGHT each week.
     ** AFTER THURSDAY PLEASE CALL AND  CHECK AVAILABILITY.

Mar 06, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
$ 5.00


Preschool Studio  is a wonderful creative experience, its fun and messy!  Cooking, Science and Art will be featured in this class to encourage Experimentation, Independence, Imagination, Exploration, Innovation and Curiosity.  Part social club and part mini maker space.  

NOTE: the difference between the Toddler studio and Preschool studio is the use of items that may appeal to young children who still put things in their mouth. 
We use small leggos, projects which focus on cutting practice and writing skills  and "treasures" in the tactile play space. 
SIDE BY SIDE CLASS (adult MUST stay with child)

COST: $5 per 1/2 hour Cash or check preferred. Credit cards, $15 minimum.

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 Preschool Studio and Toddler Studio

TO REGISTER
√ SELECT YOUR DATES BELOW and SELECT PAY LATER
√ ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 6:00pm THURSDAY NIGHT each week.
     ** AFTER THURSDAY PLEASE CALL AND  CHECK AVAILABILITY.

Mar 06, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
$ 5.00


Explore


This class encourages young artists to plan, paint & play!  We’ll work with composition & design in a variety of mediums while being inspired by magical subjects and stories!  Mediums include: painting, drawing and sculpting.  Inspirations can be anything from castles to mermaids, or magical creatures to imaginary landscapes.  The minimum age is 5 years old for this class.

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 143.00


In this class, students will learn the basics of designing comic books and comic characters. If you’re just looking to have fun or take your skill to the next level, Gifford designs lessons that are entertaining and help you grow as an artist! Each class will touch on a different subject such as Anime Concepts, Action Poses, 3D objects, Hand Poses, Animals, Comic Page Layout, and more! Just bring a sketch book and your imagination!
 $25 DROP IN

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 143.00


Art Club students will delve into magical lands this session, through drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and imaginative creating! Enjoy a fun and nurturing art environment with Miss Anna, and create art inspired by magical lands & creatures. 

 

Mar 04, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
$ 143.00


This class will focus on the amazing versatility of watercolor painting! Come learn and apply a variety of techniques: wet-on-wet, washes, layering, graduation, dry brush and more! Sprinkle some salt, dab some rubbing alcohol, apply wax resist and see the cool effects! We will paint a snowman in a snowy scene, create a landscape, and more. We will learn about color theory while mixing our own original colors.

The instructor has 10 years of experience teaching homeschoolers in a multiple age setting.

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RUNNING THIS SESSION.
HOMESCHOOL GROUPS ARE INVITED TO ORGANIZE THEIR OWN GROUP AND ARRANGE FOR CLASSES FOR A VARIETY OF AGES

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 143.00


Draw, paint, explore, & more!
See, touch, create, & make!
All children are natural artists!
We will turn to our natural world for inspiration for our art making. One day it might be animals, another flowers or the seasons, the ocean, or how to make shadows - so many possibilities! We will learn the basic building blocks that all artists consider: line, shape, color, value, composition, harmony, etc.
Express your “inner artist”. Create “smart art” with Ms. Ellen!

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 143.00


Friday fun with fabric, fiber and string.. a great wrap up to a long school week.  We will get warm and wooly while we create with stitches, spin fiber, finger knit and more.  We will explore fabric dye techniques and printing. 

Mar 06, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
$ 143.00


Studio I


Come and experiment with a variety of materials and subjects while learning the fundamentals of drawing. We will practice shading techniques, portraits, perspective and other areas of drawing. Each week we will cover a different subject and media, providing a balanced foundation of drawing skills. 
 

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 157.00


Learn how to sew by hand and machine basics.  Students will learn how to thread a needle, sew on a button and some basic hand sewing stitches.  Sewing machines are available or you can bring your own.  We will be working with fleece and cotton to create projects which will incorporate sewing skills. Materials will be supplied for most projects will let you know if they need their own material 1 week ahead of class.

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 07, 2020
$ 157.00


Draw, paint, and create!! This session will explore awesome ways to use basic studio materials. Your ideas can really shine with texture, shading and design! Bring your wild imagination and one of a kind mind to the studio!
 

Mar 04, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
$ 157.00


Do you love art that you can touch?  If so come learn the fun possibilities of working with fibers!  In this class you will learn the basics of Needle Felting.  We will work three-dimensionally to create multiple fun whimsical projects. Donuts, leprechauns, bird nests, pencil caps, bunnies and even wall art. Students will get to explore many different techniques while being creative with color and texture.  The possibilities with fiber are endless!
AVAILABLE WEEKLY ON OUR WORKSHOP PAGE
WORKSHOP PAGE

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 157.00


This class will focus on observation drawing and the application of painterly techniques to enhance our drawings. Our drawings will come alive as we learn “to see” as artists do! Attention will be given to composition, proportion and relationships, positive and negative space, value, and how to achieve balance and harmony in our art. We will explore and learn to apply a number of painterly drawing mediums such as watercolors, watercolor pencils, India ink, and water based graphite pencils.

Instructors Bio

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 157.00


Studio II


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. Students can work on thier own projects or can work on a medium of choice to create projects,  Goals are to to develop skills and to explore mediums such as drawing or painting. Working with a trained artist can allow for students to develop drawing skills or fill holes in portfolios for art school applications.
Perfect for students planning an art related degree or students who want to explore the possibility!

Instructor's Bio

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 167.00


Bus/Snack

TUESDAY BUS / SNACK

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. $47 per 6 week session

 

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 47.00

WEDNESDAY BUS / SNACK

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. $47 per 6 week session

 

Mar 04, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
$ 47.00

THURSDAY BUS / SNACK

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. $47 per 6 week session

 

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 47.00

FRIDAY BUS / SNACK

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. $47 per 6 week session

 

Mar 06, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
$ 47.00


Community Arts


Make this the year you write YOUR story!  It is about a life-changing obstacle you overcame?  Travel adventures you've been meaning to recount?  A chapter of your life you want to pass on to future generations?  Whatever the reason, Carolyn, a memoir JUNKIE with a Master's in writing will help you master the elements of this best-selling genre that breaks the conventions of autobiography and journaling to create a rare self-portrait from personal memory and experience.

Short readings, weekly writing exercises, class discussions, and writer workshops will put you well on your way to becoming a bona fide writer of memoir.  Let's have some fun!

Instructors Bio

Mar 04, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
$ 167.00


In this mini- workshop style class, come create various projects and partake in some low-pressure art in a variety of mediums. "Be brave" and show up to create some art with some great folks. No experience needed. Each six week session features different  projects.  We look forward to some daytime creative community art-making time.

Mar 5: India Ink & Watercolor Flowers w/ Sarah Barrow
Mar12: ImageTransferonPolymerClayw/MichelleLandry 
Mar 19: Mixed Media Acrylic Art w/ Sarah Barrow
Mar 26: Bird & Bunny Watercolor Art w/ Anna Birch
April 2: Pysanky Eggs w/ Kathy Grossman
April 9: Block Printed Spring Images w/ Anna Birch
April 16: Painting with wool: Spring Scene 

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES AVAILABLE ON OUR WORKSHOP PAGE  HERE

Mar 05, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
$ 167.00


Adult


We will explore color and experiment with magical textures that only watercolor painting can provide.  We will use imagery of nature as our subject and apply step by step, individual and exploratory instruction. 

Supply List: Here

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 197.00



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.

ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST (click here)

Instructor's Bio

Mar 03, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020
$ 197.00


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.

ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST (click here)
Instructor's Bio (click here)

Mar 04, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
$ 197.00


Stained Glass


4 WEEKS 

Come explore the art of stained glass.  You will make a stained glass piece that is at least 15 pieces of glass.  In the class you will learn how to cut, break, grind, copper foil, and solder your piece.  Create a beautiful spring design with hanging material and be ready to hang in your window.  The finished piece can also be a wonderful gift for someone special.  Please, bring a pair of rubber gloves (like dishwashing gloves) for glass handling.

Mar 12, 2020 - Apr 09, 2020
$ 160.00