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 6 WEEK CLASS, some classes offer drop in options.

Please pay in full at time of registration.
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.

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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.

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


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.
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.

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Explore


GRADES K - 2

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!  Painting, drawing and sculpting castles, mermaids, dragon eggs, imaginary maps, magical creatures and more.

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 123.00


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, Gifford 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. 

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 123.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 1-3

Art Club students will experiment and learn about drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and general creating! Enjoy a fun and nurturing art environment with Miss Anna, and create art inspired by magical stories,  animals, nature, famous artists and our imaginations!

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 123.00


This class will introduce your child to the elements and fundamentals inclusive of all art! We will use a variety of art materials and learn the basics of drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. Come explore and create original art inspired by life and the world around us! Instructor has unique experience of teaching art to multiple ages that spans more than ten years.

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 123.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


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!

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 123.00


GRADES 1-3

A space where children will be inspired to create, explore and discover how to make mindful art part of their daily life. We will include centers which are open ended and purposeful towards building creative practice, our goal is to make this end of the week "class" your childs "happy place".  This class will include art and yoga/ mindfulness activities.
Price: $123

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$ 123.00


Studio I


GRADES 3-4

Where does inspiration come from?  It can be found in the world around us in nature, hobbies, interests, pets or fashion.  In this class, we will explore a variety of art materials and techniques which will help further develop students' art skills. Building on the universal elements of art and design we will find our  inspiration to create our own Art Works!

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADES 4-6

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. 
 

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 4-6

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 FALL STUDIO ARTS!
 

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADE 7+

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What do soccer, Scrabble, and Super Mario have in common? They’re games; purposefully designed to motivate, challenge, and entertain. Each week, we’ll examine a unique principle of game design, adding to our understanding of what makes some activities fun and others frustrating. Then with just few art supplies and your imagination, you’ll apply those principles to prototype games of your own all without touching a computer!
 
Why are there no computers? Many think of game design and game development as the same thing, when they are far from it. In practice, "game design" is a branch of design aimed at fostering play regardless of the medium, whereas "game development" is a discipline that specifically involves coding and computer science. In this class, we explore and understand the fundamentals of game design which will empower the student to apply those fundamentals to any number of mediums in the future.

Instructor's Bio

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 137.00


This observation drawing class will teach you how to bring your drawings to life by incorporating the elements of art into your drawing - line, shape , form, value, texture! Learn how to “see” more accurately utilizing positive and negative space, sighting, and other helpful tips. We will be using a variety of drawing mediums including graphite, charcoal, India ink and more.   Ellen has over 10 years working with art for homeschoolers.

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 4-7

Looking to learn a new art form and have fun? Come explore the versatile medium of needle felting while making a variety of fun fall themed decorations!

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADE 7+

This observation drawing class will teach you how to bring your drawings to life by incorporating the elements of art into your drawing - line, shape , form, value, texture! Learn how to “see” more accurately utilizing positive and negative space, sighting, and other helpful tips. We will be using a variety of drawing mediums including graphite, charcoal, India ink and more.

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADES 6+

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 Gifford makes entertaining and informative for all who are interested.
 

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 4-7

Learn how to sew by hand and machine basics.  We will make Drawstring bags, pouches with and without zippers and stuffed animals.  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.  Material will be supplied for most projects will let you know if they need their own material 1 week ahead of class.

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$ 137.00


Studio II


GRADE 7+

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

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 145.00


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

 

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 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

 

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 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

 

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 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

 

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$ 47.00


Computer Arts


Using Alice - "an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, providing tools and materials for teaching and learning computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming across a spectrum of ages and grade levels."   During this program the students learn how to setup a 3D scene and program the objects and camera to move in the 3D environment.  The instructor will take the students through programming a project together and then the students can create their own unique 3D animation!  Alice is a free application which means students can continue creating outside of the classroom!   MINIMUM AGE OF 11.

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 157.00


Book Making


ADULTS WELCOME

Do you love books, paper, or making things from reclaimed materials?  If so this is the class for you.  Using reclaimed books, recycled materials, vintage papers and a variety of interesting and accessible materials you will create a beautiful book or journal that can be used for memory keeping, journaling, or gift giving.  In the first three weeks you will learn how to alter or create a book, learn how to create covers from simple everyday items, interesting signatures and easy no-sew bindings.  This book will be beautiful and functional and completely personalized to your taste.  In Bookmaking II take your newly created book and learn how to use it, embellish it and enhance it’s beauty through fun mixed media projects.

The schedule for the 6 weeks is as follows:

Week One -  Making Book Cover- Learn how to make a cover from a recycled box or an old book  
Week Two - Creating Signatures - Find out what signatures are and how to make creative and interesting ones from things you already own!  
Week Three - Binding the Book - Students will learn two different ways to bind a book, one with sewing, one without.  Choose the one that fits your style and ability. 
Week 4- Tuck Spots, Pockets, Tip Ins & Flips - learn how to made your book interactive or more functional for your needs.
Week 5 - Tags, Stamping and other embellishments  - We will make mixed media tags and embellishments that will take your journal/book to a whole new level!
Week 6- Using your Book - Book Prompts, page spreads & Memory Keeping - Now that you have a beautiful book, lets explore ways to use it!!!

*If you have been in a book making class before you can challenge yourself by using a different material for your cover, a different number of signatures and a different binding method.
*Students in the first three week class will be ready to jump right into the hands-on and very creative second half of the class.
** Students who have taken a prior book/journal making course may jump into the second half of the course and bring their journal to work on, or simply experiment on two page spreads in class. 

  3 WEEK OPTION AVAILABLE. $77

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 77.00 - $ 150.00


Stained Glass


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.  The finished piece will have hanging material and be ready to hang in your window.  The finished piece can also be a wonderful gift for someone special.

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 02, 2019
$ 147.00


Community Arts


ADULTS

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. Come join us for all 6 weeks or register for individual weeks. 

SEPT 19:   Cabochon necklaces
SEPT 26:   Fall Painting- Watercolor Trees & Fall Mandalas
OCT 3:      Photo Transfer Art
OCT 10:    Woven Bracelets
OCT 17:    Fall Painted Pumpkin
OCT 23:    Hand Stenciled Canvas bags & pouches


6 week session: $142
Drop in $25

Instructor's Bios

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 25.00 - $ 142.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Adult


Initially, we’ll meet at the for demonstration, etc., and then paint nearby. The remaining classes will be on location unless the weather is uncooperative. Watercolor pencils are strongly encouraged as they lend themselves to plein air (painting outside) strengthen line, depth, weight, and texture. Giving words to one’s painting defines and clarifies them, increasing our visual vocabulary. The joint process fosters spontaneity and playfulness. The freedom is in the process, not the outcome.

WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST

Instructor's Bio

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 177.00



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

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
$ 177.00


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)

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 177.00


Whether you’re new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, this class is a fun way to explore the medium, improve your techniques, and meet other creatives! We’ll practice various painting techniques and approaches to seeing and explore styles. Learn how color, texture, composition and light define form, ambiance and perspective.

SUPPLY LIST

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
$ 177.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


ADULTS

If you’re new or advanced in watercolor painting this class enables you to delve into new techniques. You’ll learn different ways to tackle texture, layering/glazing, form, composition and color. Watercolor pencils are optional and add  wonderful depth and texture to traditional watercolor!
This class shows you how to create the most common elements that make up a painting - skies, trees, water, mountains and textures such as rock, stone, glass, metal, etc. Various styles will be discussed. Watercolor Pencils-optional.

WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST 

Instructor's Bio

Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
$ 177.00